CALL TO ORDER
INTRODUCTIONS/ROLL CALLDoran informed the meeting that Ron Bobowski has been appointed secretary-treasurer to fill out the term of Judi Filion, who resigned to take on the job of BCGEU secretary-treasurer
ADOPTION OF THE AGENDAM/S/C to adopt agenda of September 7, 2005
REPORTS OF LOCAL UNIONS, COMMITTEE REPORTS, CLC REPORTDave Welder, USW 1-423 - As one of our hard-working, intelligent members (Brad Dunlop) is seeking a seat on Kelowna city council, USW Local 1-423 is looking for contacts with other unions to make presentations to their executive boards, and to aid in the distribution of material to union members. Please contact me by e-mail at email@example.com, by phone at 491-1436 (office), 215-4505 (cell) or by fax at 491-1437.
Doug Knowler, TWU local 6 -- We are now in full lockout by a mean-spirited employer. Telus pulled every trick to get us on the street by implementing one lockout action after another from April to July. The final lockout measure was to implement their contract on July 22. As we could not accept working under their unilaterally implemented contract, we left their workplaces and hit the picket line. We need your support more than ever. We need people to cancel one or more of their calling features and send their bills in by mail with cheques. This will have an economic impact on Telus. We also need your support by being our eyes in the community. We need to know if Telus scabs are at your job site or anywhere else. We don't have the numbers within our local to be everywhere, but if we include all unions, our eyes can be. Call the TWU lockout HQ in Kelowna at (250) 762-8401 or the Burnaby office at (604) 437-8401 to report a sighting of Telus scabs.
Pat Bulmer, CEP 2000 - Negotiations between CEP 2000, CEP 25-G and the Kelowna (and Vernon) Daily Courier and Penticton Herald resume Sept. 12-13. CEP 2000's annual congress is slated for Sept. 30-Aug. 2 in Burnaby.UNFINISHED BUSINESS a) BC Federation of Labour (policy) convention call, Nov. 28-30. Labour councils will be entitled to 3 delegates (Fee: $100 each).
b) Municipal election committee -- Council and school board candidates seeking the NOLC's endorsement should complete the candidate questionnaire included with these minutes and fax it to Karen Abramsen in Kelowna at 769-1866 or Trudy Ames in Vernon at 260-1811. They will be reviewed by the committee with recommendations made to the October labour council meeting. Donations will also be determined at the October meeting.
M/S/C to endorse Kelowna city council candidates Brad Dunlop and David Porteous.
GOOD AND WELFAREKaren Abramsen, Kelowna Peace Group -- There will be a rally in Kelowna on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 1 p.m. at The Sails. This rally is part of a series of events, spearheaded by the U.S. peace movement, to oppose the continuing occupation in Iraq. The NOLC and its affiliates are invited to join the call to end Canadian complicity.
ADJOURNMENTMeeting adjourned at 8:10 p.m.
Respectfully submitted by Pat Bulmer, recording secretary.