Karen Abramsen BC Forum
Judi Filion BCGEU 707
David Doran Carp 1346
Jeff Carsience UBCJ 1370
Doug Kantymir UFCW 1518
Louise Turner HEU
Dolores Birnie VTA
Tony Heisterkamp Carp 1346
Gene Beattie CEP 951
David Porteous UFCW 120 B
Deb Rouire CUPE 3523
Bill Zeman CUPE 3523
Wayne Enevoldsen Carp 1346
Mary Malerby BCNU
Gord Larkin CLC
Tracie Mundy CEP
Alice Brown IBEW 993
Howard Brown IBEW 993
Josie Lofting HEU
Debra Critchley Vernon Women's Centre
Kevin Hagglund CEP 823 - M
Glenn Nowag HERE 40
Trudy Ames BCGEU 307
Pat Bulmer CEP 2000
CALL TO ORDERThe meeting was called to order by President David Doran at 7 p.m.
ADOPTION OF THE PREVIOUS MINUTES
b) United Way of Central and South Okanagan Similkameen asks if we'd like to be included on their Honour Roll for our $1,000 donation in 2003. Yes we would.
M/S/C to approve executive board report.
REPORTS OF LOCAL UNIONS, COMMITTEE REPORTS, CLC REPORT
David Porteous, United Way rep - The North Okanagan Labour Council now has 2 representatives on the Central/South Okanagan and Similkameen United Way. Both Liz Woods and David Porteous have been appointed as directors. Both Liz and Dave believe labour must play a greater role in the United Way as well as make sure organized labour gets well-deserved recognition.
Bill Zeman, CUPE 3523 - Food bank drive for International Labour Day, May Day, May 1. Percy Cavanaugh went around the Valley promoting Democracy Day and May Day. We helped move the food bank in Kelowna. Our local donated about $20,000 worth of furniture and shelving to the Kelowna Food Bank. Local 3523 members spent hours over the weekend making up protest signs and joining HEU members on the picket lines. Members of our executive worked up to 12 hours on Sunday phoning over 1,100 CUPE members to let them know that we were supporting HEU in a walkout on Monday, May 3, and then calling them back to let them know that we were standing down to avoid jeopardizing a tentative agreement HEU had made with the employers.
Debra Critchley of the Vernon Women's Centre gave a verbal report.
Gord Larkin's CLC report sparked a vibrant discussion about the events of the last weekend. It was a great discussion from both sides of the issue.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS a) Interior Labour Council Conference in Kamloops, June 5 - Attending will be David Doran, Judi Filion, Pat Bulmer, Jeff Carsience, Wayne Enevoldsen and Ron Bobowski.
b) Day of Mourning - Karen Abramsen and Ron Bobowski reported on the Kelowna Day of Mourning ceremony, held april 28 at the NOLC tree in Ben Lee Park.
c) Kids summer camp draw was explained by Karen Abramsen on behalf of Pat Munro. The draw for one boy and one girl to attend the Silver Lake Forestry Camp will be held at the next NOLC meeting in Kelowna.
GOOD AND WELFARE
FINAL CREDENTIALS REPORT