Ron Bobowski CUPW 760
Glenn Nowag UNITE HERE!
Kathy Dunn HEU
Louise Schwingenschloegl HEU
Pat Bulmer CEP 2000
David Doran Carpenters
Karen Abramsen BC Forum
Bill Zeman CUPE 3523
Dolores Birnie VTA
Gord Larkin CLC
Don Main Carpenters
Linda Yule United Way
Jay Hack United Way
Rob Clift Coalition for Public Education
Ann Forest BC Fed
CALL TO ORDERThe meeting was called to order by President David Doran at 7 p.m.
ADOPTION OF THE AGENDAM/S/C to adopt agenda of November 3, 2004
b) CLC Pacific Region Winter School brochure. Deadline to register is Dec. 17. Debra Mills scholarship applications for CLC winter school are now available. Donna Sheaves Memorial scholarship for the women in leadership course is also accepting applications. - Receive and file
c) Pacific Northwest Labour History Association would like us to join. (Organizational membership $200) - Receive and file
d) Amnesty International Christmas cards - Donate $30
e) BC Federation of Labour President Jim Sinclair urges financial donations to the HEU. - Donate $50
M/S/C to accept Executive Board report
REPORTS OF LOCAL UNIONS, COMMITTEE REPORTS, CLC REPORT
Pat Bulmer - CEP 2000 - The union at the Kelowna Daily Courier is gearing up for bargaining. We have put out questionnaires to members and the bargaining committee is now formulating proposals. As agreed to during the last contract rollover about 18 months ago, negotiations are to start in January. Our two-year rollover agreement expires in June.
Bulmer also reported that Kevin Hagglund had made his candidacy for the Kelowna-Mission NDP nomination official and put out a news release to the local media.
Council of Canadians - Public forum on Aboriginal Perspectives on Canada-U.S. Relations - Saturday, Dec. 4, Kelowna Public Library meeting room, 1380 Ellis Street. Presentations welcome, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The council is launching a 10-city series called Crossing The Line: A Citizen's Inquiry on Canada-US Relations, seeking to raise awareness of the corporate lobby's push for more economic and social integration with the US. We want to hear what you have to say about the consequences of free trade and "deeper economic integration" with the U.S. on First Nations, Metis and Inuit Peoples. Presentations will be made to a panel of commissioners, including Maude Barlow and Waneek Horn-Miller. If you would like to make a presentation, contact Ariel Troster at email@example.com, or 1-800-387-7177, ext. 296 for more information. An evening forum will take place that night at the Rotary Centre for the Arts, Mary Irwin Theatre, 431 Cawston, Kelowna - 7-10 p.m. Maude Barlow will be speaking. For more details, visit www.canadians.org.
Kelowna-Mission NDP - It's official. There are two candidates who have officially filed their papers to seek the nomination in Kelowna Mission. They are Kevin Hagglund (CEP) and Nicki Hokazono (COTA). The official nomination date will be Feb. 12. To be able to vote you need to be a party member by Nov. 12.
Gord Larkin - CLC - Countrywide lobby of MPs on issues - EI program, child care, pensions. Asking this labour council to set up meetings with the two MPs (Darrel Stinson, Werner Schmidt) in our jurisdiction.
Surrey-Panorama byelection - A smashing victory for the NDP. A resounding defeat for the Liberals. The beginning of the end for Adriane Carr.
Urge this council to work with the B.C. Fed on their pre-election campaign.
Nurses-HEU have resolved their issue.
b) United Way Labour Participation Dept. Union Counsellors breakfast will be held at the B.C. Federation of Labour Convention, Nov. 30, 7:30 a.m. Cost: $15. Registration deadline: Nov. 17. - As per past practice, we will pay for any NOLC delegates who wish to attend. Seven expressed interest - Glenn Nowag, Trudy Ames, Kathy Dunn, Louise Schwingenschloegl, David Porteous, Kathy Zimmer and Ron Bobowski.
c) Re-open nominations for BC Federation of Labour convention (Nov. 29-Dec. 3). NOLC is eligible for three delegates. The first will go will go with registration, mileage, per diem and hotel paid for. We will pay registration, per diem and hotel for the second and registration and per diem for third delegate. Kathy Dunn will be the first delegate, Jeff Carsience the second and David Porteous the third.
d) Need volunteer to attend Vernon Remembrance Day ceremony. Kathy Dunn, Louise Schwingenschloegl volunteered. (Pat Munro previously agreed to attend the Kelowna ceremony.)
b) Southern Interior delegate to BC Fed executive. The six southern Interior delegates essentially will get to choose one delegate among them. M/S/C to endorse Judi Filion for the position. (Sister Filion later withdrew because of the uncertainty about her ability to attend the B.C. Federation of Labour convention. In a conference call, the six labour councils agreed on Brother Doug Singer of the East Kootenay Labour council as the nominee.)
FINAL CREDENTIALS REPORT 14 total with 10 delegates and 4 guests
Respectfully submitted by Pat Bulmer, recording secretary.