Ron Bobowski, CUPW 760
Ronn Dunn, CUPE 3523
Pat Bulmer, CEP 2000
Jeff Carsience, UBCJ 1370
Glenn Nowag, UNITEHERE 40
Cheryl Stone, UFCW 247
Liz Woods, BC Forum
Karen Abramsen, BC Forum
Maria Tokarchuk, HSA
Faye Saxon, BC Forum
Doug Gibson, BC Forum
Orion Irvine, CLC
Brenda Van Der Meer, CEP
Debbie Mann, CEP 468
CALL TO ORDER
President Glenn Nowag called the meeting to order at 7 p.m.
ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA
M/S/C to adopt agenda of May 7, 2008
No guest speakers
REPORTS OF LOCAL UNIONS, COMMITTEE REPORTS, CLC REPORT
CEP 2000 - Pat Bulmer Contract negotiations between four CEP 2000 bargaining units and the Kelowna Daily Courier and Penticton Herald opened April 17. Proposals were exchanged and that's all so far. We're tentatively slated to go back to the table June 3rd and 4th.
CUPE 3523 - Ron Dunn - Verbal
CUPE 3523 is facing cuts due to budgetary constraints of school board. Also facing cuts are Special Education services. Teachers and support staff will be getting hit by multiple retirements this year meaning less staff to do the same work.
Liz Woods - BC Forum - Verbal
Liz currently sits on a committee at the City of Kelowna that looks after Women's issues and her current project is to try to make transportation better around the city. Contact her if there are concerns you want her to know about.
CUPW - Ron Bobowski - Verbal
Canada Post is embarking on a new "modernizing plan and review" which includes all buildings and offices. CUPW fears more automation, less jobs. CUPW also looking at its own forecast of what the future may bring. CUPW has a new president, and the executive remains the same as in the previous term.
Orion Irvine - CLC - Verbal
CLC continuing to market its Women's Equality Campaign. They have been getting lots of national coverage and there is a related event in Victoria, June 14, being hosted by the Victoria Labour Council. Also, Labour day is the launch date for several campaigns. This includes: Women's issues, Manufacturing losses. "Think Community" Forum, June 9th, CLC to host in Kelowna. Forum open to all. Same Forum in Kamloops on the 10th. - Bill 7, CLC National campaign. Boycott of Robin Hood Flour, CLC - Southern Interior Labour Council conference, Sep 12,13,14. Dinner on the same dates, (TBA) 15 dollars, anyone may attend.
a) Labour Community Award for United Way, unlikely to happen this year, deadline too tight.
b) Order for NOLC pins in the works.
c) Vernon NDP looking for volunteers for Labour Day Picnic, contact Rob Laumann. M/S/C for NOLC to donate $200.00 to the picnic
a) Camp Jubilee applications for summer camp to go out in the May minutes and mailout.Fax applications to Karen at 769-1866.
b) Community Savings Credit Union would like to open a branch in Kelowna. They are looking for potential members to justify building a branch here.
c) United Way Kickoff breakfast for fundraising campaign in September. M/S/C to purchase a table.
d) M/S/C to make a $200.00 donation to the Pearson Road Elementary school playground fund.
e) Invite Tish Lakes, new federal NDP candidate for Kelowna, to come as guest speaker at June meeting.
GOOD AND WELFARE
Respectfully submitted by Jeff Carsience, recording secretary.