Terry Sawiuk Carp
Judi Filion BCGEU 707
Pat Bulmer CEP 2000
Gene Beattie CEP 951
Trudy Ames BCGEU 307
Tony Heisterkamp Carp 1346
Ron Bobowski CUPW 760
Louise Turner HEU
Kathy Dunn HEU
Steve Malerby TWU 6
Mary Malerby BCNU
David Mitchell TWU 16
Bruce Harvey Free Your Vote
Monty Hughes VTA
Barry Dorval VTA
Cathy Seagris BCGEU 607
Gordie Larkin CLC
CALL TO ORDERThe meeting was called to order by President David Doran at 7:30 p.m.
After the presentation, delegates agreed to have Adriane Carr, head of the Free Your Vote campaign, speak at the June meeting. She will speak for about 10 minutes. A short Q&A will follow. She and Bruce Harvey will be invited to stay for the social afterward at which time they can answer more questions.
REPORTS OF LOCAL UNIONS, COMMITTEE REPORTS, CLC REPORT
Ron Bobowski, CUPW 760, Kelowna:
CUPW held a national convention in Ottawa in April. Jean-Claude Parrot, vice-president of the CLC and past president of CUPW gave a farewell speech. For the first time, CUPW has elected a sister, Deborah Bourque, national president. Some problems with the Integrated Mail Delivery Project have been addressed. This has resulted in the creation of two FT and five PT positions for the duration of the project.
Sister Angelee Skywork is retiring at the end of May. CUPW and the NOLC wish her well in retirement and thank her for her years of union participation.
Mary Malerby, BCNU: BCNU is launching a campaign with the Canadian Health Coalition: National Save Medicare Day. We will be requesting all union members to take a post card, fill it out and send it to our prime minister. The campaign will run for the next three weeks. There have been announcements that the Vernon area alone will lose 220 long-term care beds within the next two years.
Judi Filion, BCGEU: The BCGEU constitutional convention is being held May 31-June 2 at the Bayshore, Vancouver. A rally is planned during the lunch hour on May 31. The OUC support staff collective agreement expires June 30. A provincial table bargaining conference was held in Richmond May 3-4 with BCGEU and CUPE bargaining committees representing 13 colleges and institutes throughout B.C.
Headline/Check Your Head Theatre group presentation at the OUC North campus on May 26 at 1 p.m. in the Arts Building.UNFINISHED BUSINESS Golf and softball tournaments: Both have been cancelled this year due to the lack of people available to organize them.