Meeting Reports

FEBRUARY 2017  GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING:

For confidentiality issues, the Shop Committee report is on file in the office, for interested persons.

Tony D. and Richard in attendance. Last months meeting reviewed and correction to the financial reporting dates of the audit were completed.  9 new applicants for memberships were accepted.  UMHQ and shop committee meeting discussed longevity pay and finalized the contract language.  Contract is now on line on Aeronet, and was downloaded on the LL2603 website.  Financial Report is on file in the office.

Audit is now complete and will be sent in later this week.  The Health and Safety Committee confirm a new committee member, Corinne Ratuski who will be replacing Lynn Cortash.  Mice issue in building is still problematic however it has been improving. Disability access issues still in discussion with Management.

Nominations for Executive positions were accepted by Shop Chair-Brenda Backe, Vice President-Sandy Casale, Conductor Sentinel-Carol Douglas, Recording Secretary-Jennifer Gibson, Trustee-Myranda Bachewich.

Corolyn Alexander and Beata Tomai volunteered for the Human Rights and Women’s committee.

Nominations for District Lodge Convention were accepted by Brenda Backe, Roel De Los Santos, Claudia Hulan, and Deanna Barten. An election will be held prior to the April meeting.

Carol Douglas(retiring) thanked the Executive, Brenda and Roel for all of their support over the years. Corinne acknowledged Bev Watson(retiring) for her 40 years of Air Canada Service.

JANUARY 2017  GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING:

For confidentiality issues, the Shop Committee report is on file in the office, for interested persons.

Revisions for the by-law changes were sent to Gord Falconer for approval.  Discussion of nominations for executive positions since there will be two executive members retiring.  Selection of replacement for Lynn Cortash on the Health and Safety Committee.

Nominations for the District Lodge Convention in Toronto this fall, will be determined at our next meeting.

Grand Lodge letter in reference to the retirees Assistance Program for geriatric and mental health issues, was discussed. Time Bank refresh to occurred by 25th of January, 2017.

IAM Multi-Employer Pension Plan discussed.  District 9 and Grand Lodge request donations to their strike fund.  Agreed to donate $100.00 to their cause.

Thank you letters from the Workers Memorial Fund and Rossbrook House, for our donation.

DECEMBER 2016 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING:

For confidentiality issues, the Shop Committee report is on file in the office, for interested persons.

Keith, Tony D. and Richard in attendance.  Keith spoke to the packages being available in reference to Winnipeg Reservation staff coming to Finance.

Waiting for updates in reference to the printing of collective agreement, longevity pay etc.

Tony noted that Stan and Gord, enjoyed meeting our members on their tour of the building.

Richard Vezina, thanked all members for his election to the position of General Chairperson-Western Region.

Arbritation hearings -Jan.1, 2017Health and Safety- ongoing mice issue and wheelchair accessibility concerns in some areas on the 5th floor.  Scent-free poster re-circulated and a GIC on the actions taken by Property Management and responsibilities of employees in reference to curtailing the infestations of mice on the 5th floor.  Ice falling on front of building on top of smokers area.  Security to handle. Hot water temperature an issue in staff lunchroom.

Motion to send $100.00 each to Rossbrook House and W.M. foundation.

President Bev Watson, wished everyone a very Merry Christmas and happy New Year.

NOVEMBER 2016 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING:

For confidentiality issues, the Shop Committee report is on file in the office, for interested persons.

GDIP issues discussed and noted that new collective agreement is not on the portal or in print yet.  Questions on retro-longevity pay and Keith to follow-up.  Also no vacation lists yet and Pat assured us that they are forthcoming.  Pension seminar attendance appears to be poor thus far.

Tony D. advised that 3 delegates from LL2603 attended Grand Convention.  Our by-law motion was defeated.  On Nov.28th,2016 District Lodge President Stan Picktall, Gord Falconer and Glen Tomchuk and Tony D. will be coming to introduce themselves to  LL2603 members.

Payrolls department is increasing its numbers.  The GC election will be on November 16th,2016.

OCTOBER 2016 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING:

Shop Committee report on file, for interested persons:

Health and Safety reports submitted.  Ongoing mice issues.

Stan Picktall coming to Winnipeg and touring western Canada.  Motion to send 2 members for training to WWW.

SEPTEMBER 2016 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING:

Shop Committee Report on file, for interested persons.

By-laws approved and audit completed. Report by acting General Chairperson, Richard Vezina and Tony D. reported on  Grand Lodge Convention.

New business- Richard nominated for General Chairperson.  Voting in November 2016.  Motion to send $200.00 to strike fund.

JULY 2016 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING:

Shop Committee Report on file, for interested persons.

Carol read out LL2603 by-law amendments-2nd reading-no discussion.  By-law amendments submitted by LL714-end reading-no discussion.

JUNE 2016 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING:

Shop Committee Report is on file, for interested persons.

By law amendments-1st reading.  District Lodge 140 amendments submitted by LL714- 1st reading.  Robert Croteau resigned.  New election in November 2016.  No August 2016 union meeting.

MAY 2016 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING:

Shop Committee Report is on file in the office for interested persons.

Anniversary mug has been recalled due to faulty handle.  Members are to return their old mugs to the office and they will be exchanged for a new one.

Myranda Bachewich has been appointed the new Pension Representative and will replace the retired Monique Edwards.

1st reading of By laws changes were presented.  They will be posted and the 2nd reading and discussion will follow at the July 12th meeting.

FEBRUARY 2016 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING:

Shop Committee Report is on file in office for interested persons.  Our focus is now on the upcoming negotiation talks and the committee has complied the survey results and is setting the agenda.

The Health and Safety Committee will now have an online reporting system for accidents which will simplify the reporting process.  Training of committee members has been completed.

Move to the 5th floor has been delayed.  No date has been determined for this move. Ergonomic assessment’s should not be delayed and should be actioned as needed.

Changes to bylaws were read and discussion will occur on April 4, 2016.

Women’s Committee will have a collection drive for socks for the Main Street Project. Collection box to be set up in front of Shop Committee office, main floor, cafeteria area.

JANUARY 2016 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING:

Due to confidentiality issues, Shop Committee Report is on file in the office for interested persons. Ongoing grievances to be heard at March 2016 Arbitration hearings.

2016 Budget will be completed in the next few weeks.

Health and Safety Building audit has been completed and there were no serious issues.
Our move to the 5th floor is still scheduled for April 2016.

A motion was passed to send LL2603 executive members to attend event in Toronto on June 3rd, honouring the retirement of DL140 President, Dave Ritchie. Discussion followed and vote and motion was carried.

OCTOBER 2015 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING:

Correspondence was reviewed.  IAMAW scholarship forms will be posted on the bulletin boards.

There will be a Pension Seminar at LL714 on Nov.2nd and 3rd.

SEPTEMBER 2015 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING:

Shop Committee Report is on file in the office. Payrolls ground is coming back to Finance and will be hiring new employees for FA positions.

Next pension meeting will be in Montreal on Oct 22, 2015.

Nominations for Local Lodge Executives were held and determined.  See bulletin boards for results.

MARCH 2015 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING:

The Shop Comm. reported we lost 1 Arbitration case.

An inquiry is being made of Harper’s proposed Targeted Pension Plan for federally regulated companies.

FEBRUARY 2015 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING:

Pension report: Monique attended a very productive session in Vancouver and websites are available to help members in planning there retirement.

Shop comm: Carol reported that upcoming ARBS to deal with unresolved issues.

A motion was passed to send delegates and observers to the upcoming District Convention:
Bev Watson, Carol Douglas, Deanna Barten and Brenda Backe were nominated and all accepted.

JANUARY 2015 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING:
Basic housekeeping.
Reminder to all that your Local is here for you..

DECEMBER 2014 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING:

A motion was passed to send 1 member to Placid Harbor for Leadership Training.
There are 2 new members – WELCOME.

NOVEMBER 2014 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING:

A motion was passed to send 2 members to Placid Harbor for History Project.

OCTOBER 2014 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING:

Brenda Backe was reelected as Shop Committee Member by acclamation:

By acclamation: The Bargaining Committee are:
Brenda Backe
Sandy Casale
Mary (Carol) Douglas
Roel de los Santos
Bev Watson

A motion to donate $ 50 to Rossbrook House Christmas Party was motioned and passed.

SEPTEMBER 2014 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING:

There have been a few members in the recent period.
No major developments other the regular reports.

APRIL 2014 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING:
Routine monthly reports..

MARCH 2014 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING:

Bev Watson is now the President of the Local Lodge
Jennifer Gibson is the new Vice-President

There are new hirees.

Our members are advised to be safety conscious both on and off worksites.

FEBRUARY 2014 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING:

Nominations were held for 2 delegates and 1 observer for this year’s District Lodge Convention.

JANUARY 2014 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING:

Upcoming nominations and election for IAM President and Secretary-Treasurer.

Read, discussed and passed is the amendment to the amendment.
The monthly dues shall be a rate equal to 1.65% of basic salary plus $5.00. Please note that any increase in dues from Grand Lodge and District Lodge per capitas will automatically be added to our monthly dues.

Discussions on how to increase involvement by our members.

DECEMBER 2013 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING:

First reading of the propose bylaw change.
Possibility of future 6 new hirees

NOVEMBER 2013 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING:

The 2014 operating budget was passed.

OCTOBER 2013 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING:

13 FAs were promoted to IFAs
It is expected 5 new hirees in the coming months.
Please let your union reps know if anything out of the ordinary is happening.

SEPTEMBER 2013 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING:

No major issues.
There will be a survey coming up to gauge the opinion of our members in relation to a possible Political Action Comm.

AUG 2013 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING:

Pension info should be available on the AC website soon.

JUNE 2013 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING:
The July meeting has been cancelled.

MAY 2013 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING:

The following members where nominated and elected for the upcoming District Lodge Convention:

Carol (Mary) Douglas
Sue Henderson
Bev Watson

There were no hilites for the APRIL 2013 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING.

MARCH 2013 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

(AED) Defibraillators has been installed in the building (4).

FEBRUARY 2013 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING:

No major issues. Mostly housekeeping.

JANUARY 2013 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING:

The new Executive Board was sworn in.
Three motions were passed.
1) To send the new Secretary-Treasurer to Placid Harbor for Financial Training.
2) To allow a member who was owed time an extension(June30/13) to take it passed the 2 year limit as per bylaw due to illness.
3) Grant Hornsby as General Chairperson-Western.

Hilites for October 2012 – December 2012 were not properly entered. My apologies

SEPTEMBER 2012 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Shop Comm. reported at least 3 on going grievances.
It is working on finding info as to when members affected by the VSP can leave.

Health & Safety Comm heard members concern as to the state of washrooms.

The following were elected by acclamation for the upcoming terms: 2013-15
Shop Committee Member *(remainder of term – 2 years) : Brenda Backe
President : Sue Henderson
Vice-President: Bev Watson
Secrectary-Treasurer: Deanna Barten
Recording Secretary: Brenda Backe
Shop Committee Chairperson: Carol Douglas
Conductor-Sentinel: Sue Llewilen
Trustees (3): Roel de los Santos
Audit Committee: Barb Polson, Jeanette Nagtalon

AUGUST 2012 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Nothing major happened.
Nominations will be held in next month’s meeting for various positions.

May need everyone to be involved..

JULY 2012 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING – CANCELLED

JUNE 2012 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING HILITES
The Shop Comm. advised that the packages are granted on the basis of company service date.

The Health and Safety Comm. is working on a new protocol with regards to how to deal with issues.

MAY 2012 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING HILITES

The Shop Comm continuing its struggle to resolve outstanding issues.
VSP, Claimsecure and individual grievances.

Ergonomic issues contact your manager.

Motion was passed to cancel the July 2012 General Membership meeting.

APRIL 2012 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING HILITES

The following were elected to represent our Local in the upcoming District Lodge Convention
Mary (Carol) Douglas
Wendy Jackson
Bev Watson

The audit for July 2011-December 2011 was presented and accepted.
Shop Committee is continuing its mandate of fighting for our members’ rights.

MARCH 2012 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING HILITES

The Arbitrator has ruled against our Union and has allowed Air Canada to outsource Payrolls.  It is a loss of 26 positions. There are 15 VSP (Voluntary Separation Packages). No lay-offs as a result of this ruling.

FEBRUARY 2012 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING HILITES

Nominations for the upcoming District Lodge Convention was held.

The list of nominees will be posted and election to be held in April.

Shop Comm. are dealing with on going issues.

JANUARY 2012 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING HILITES

Your Local Lodge is fighting to get ClaimSecures issues resolved..

DECEMBER 2011 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING HILITES

All arbitrations have not been resolve as more informations are needed.

January 9, 2012 is the date for arbitration to deal with 130 cases and counting regarding ClaimSecure.

NOVEMBER 2011 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING HILITES

The 2012 Budget was approved.

Reminder:  The monthly meeting is now held at the old ACRA boutique next to the lobby.

OCTOBER 2011 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING HILITES

The Shop Committee will be meeting with Air Canada on October 20, 2011: Arbitration on the subject of Payrolls future.

The Shop Committee is forewarning our members that the previous and current mitigation programs may not be offered in the near future.

The Women’s/Human Rights Comm is encouraging members to join the Winnipeg Slutwalk on October 22, 2PM-Burton Cummings Theater.

AUGUST 2011 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING HILITES

There was no major issues other than general housekeeping.

Contact our Pension rep. if you have any questions, comments and anything of concern.

JULY 2011 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING HILITES

The Air Canada/Aveos transition is expected to be done by July 14, 2011.

There is an expected 4 positions to be available for our members to apply. This will posted with the relevant details.

Reminder that members with 25 years of service is entitled to 4 weeks of holiday.

JUNE 2011 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING HILITES

There 2 outstanding issues being dealt through arbitration:

1) Claim Secure

2) The definition of eligibility for the Air Canada bonus

Pension information is available in the Aeronet.

MAY 2011 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING HILITES

All the bylaws changes were read for the second time, discussed, and passed. It will be submitted to the Grand Lodge for approval.

An arbitration case was won for a member. The mandatory retirement age has been successfully changelled in the INTERIM.

MARCH 2011 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING HILITES

-As a result of the Aveos/AC Split, it was determined in the end there will 4 full positions surplus in Payrolls. This will not take effect until all the other processes are completed.

– If you have not received the $500 bonus from AC, please email our Local Lodge at iam2603@mts.net to see if you are actually have been eligible.

-A motion was passed to cover Wendy’s expenses only in the upcoming District Lodge convention. This results in the cancellation of the proposed election. This also results in money savings to our local.

FEBRUARY 2011 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING HILITES

Nominations were held for the upcoming District Lodge Convention.
The following members were nominated and accepted:
Carol Douglas
Wendy Jackson
Sandra Patterson
Bev Watson

Our Local were advised of our share of the 2012 General Lodge Convention in Toronto.

OCTOBER 2010 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING HILITES

Shop Comm. Chair reported that the mitigation programs were successful in preventing layoffs. She reminded everyone to use their allotments of Personal Days or lose it.

SEPTEMBER 2010 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING HILITES

Nothing of significance to report.

AUGUST 2010 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING HILITES

The results of the election for the 2011 Negotiations committee are in. Elected are the following:

BRENDA BACKE
JACKIE BRENNEN
CAROL DOUGLAS
SANDRA PATTERSON
ROEL DE LOS SANTOS

Thank for those who took the time to vote.

JULY 2010 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING HILITES

The nominees for the Negotiations Committee are:

Brenda Backe
Jackie Brennen
Carol Douglas
Lawrence Marmel
Carolyn McShane
Sandra Patterson
Roel de los Santos
Bev Watson

JUNE 2010 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING HILITES

Shop Chair reported that they are working on resolving issues regarding Claimsecure. She also would like to remind our members mitigation programs such as DPLP has definite start and end date with the current in place ending on September 30, 2010.

The nomination for Negots Comm. will be held in September with elections to follow in October.

The President reminded everyone that anyone leaving the meeting early must let the Presiding officer and the Conductor-Sentinel know.

FEBRUARY 2010 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING HILITES

The Shopchair reported that 2 members received favourable outcome in cases regarding vacation blockout policies. For details on how this may affect you visit your local lodge.

A motion was passed to send one member to the 2010 MFL Annual Health & Safety Conference in May 2010.

The following are members in good standing who accepted nominations for the upcoming election to represent our local in the Vancouver District Convention:

Carol (Mary) Douglas
Lawrence Marmel
Carolyn McShane
Wendy Jackson
Sandra Patterson
Bev Watson

JANUARY 2010 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING HILITES

**There were 3 motions that were passed:
1) 2 members for training at Placid Harbor
2) Secretary-Treasurer for Financial Officer Training at Placid Harbor
3) Local will send 2 delegates and 1 observer to the 2010 District Convention in Vancouver

** The IAMAW LL 2603 2010 Budget was approved.

DISTRICT 140 CONVENTION REPORT:

Prepared by Wendy Jackson, Carol Douglas and Sandra Patterson:

We would like to thank the Local Lodge 2603’s members for letting us represent the Lodge at this Convention.

The convention was held at the Hotel Intercontinental in Montreal on October 28th and 29th,2009.

Day 1

Registration and Credentials were held in the morning with Roll Call of all Executive Officers
and Delegates. The Agenda for the Convention was distributed and the Committee Assignments
were given. They were broken up into four Committees. The Budge Committee, the By-law
committee and 2 Committees for recommendations on how the District could improve its
functions. Sandra was appointed to the Budge Committee. Carol and Wendy were appointed
to the ByLaw Committee.

Next, Chuck Atkinson, the PDGC addressed the floor. He spoke on some current activities.
ie: Air Labrador does not have to pay Wage Increases or money owed. Service Air locked
out the members, maximum wage are $12.75 an hour and there will be no increases. They
tried to get scab labor from other employees across Canada. All members refused . Airport
Authorities are Anti-union. 7 members who were organizing were fired and also a Chief
Seward was fired twice. There is Union Busting going on across the Country and $100,000.00
has been spent in Legal Fees.

The next speaker was Dave Ritchie, Canadian GVP . He stated that Industry lost 9 Billion
worldwide last year. He said if Air Canada went out today, everyone would take a 30% cut in
their pension. Since January some plans have recovered some of their losses. We need
manufacturing to happen. The 2 largest Economies are India and China because of manufacturing. He also stated that we need to get politically active and contact our MP to
protect our Pensions. The CLC has started up a Campaign and has had meetings across
Canada. We need to get an Insurance Plan for our Pension Plans. Employees should be # 1
on the list to be protected. We need to change Bankruptcy Rules where the employee should
come first and the creditors last.
In the USA Unemployment Insurance has to get support otherwise people will have to go on
Welfare. Last year there was a 50% increase in Food Banks.
The ongoing Northwest-Delta amalgamation continues. There are 30,000 employees eligible
to vote on whether they should become Unionized. They need 50% of them to vote or it
does not count. If you do not vote, it is considered a NO vote. They are currently trying to change this law. All Airlines that went Bankrupt in the States, the employees lost their
pensions.
Foreign Maintenance – The Canadian Government wants to go the system where the inspections
and controls are monitored in house. The FAA is looking into this system. A former
Pilot is head of the FAA and they have hired more inspectors as they feel they are not
using the proper parts or following the correct procedure. They have to perform to the FAA
rules. They are also going to other countries and checking how the maintenance of Airplanes
is being done and making sure they are sticking to the FAA Rules.

After Lunch, Thomas Buffenbarger ,International President , first words were the “Economy
Sucks.” Jobs are bleeding. Unemployment records are huge. The IAM lost 30,000 members since the last Convention in Orlando. Wichita (Home of Air Force One) had 9000 job openings
1 year ago. They could not fill all of them. Today 4000 have been layed off due to outsourcing.
The Government ran as Stimulus Program called “Cash for Clunkers” which was that the
government would give you $8000.00 if you purchased a new more economic car. This
program forced auto dealers to recall layed off workers. Steel workers,Tire Companies and
Glass Companies had to recall workers. This did not last long but it did bring back jobs
and increased spending.
He also mentioned that not only was District 140 suffering and have to decrease their staff
but Grand Lodge also has had to reduce staff. They have given 20 lay off notices to Grand
Lodge representatives plus 26 have retired and are not being replaced. More work for fewer
people.
Pensions are not a “perk” for companies. This is our money that we paid for.

Next speaker was Robert Roach, GVP of Transportation. He spoke about Northwest and
Delta Airlines and said that they need help from District 140 to help educate the Delta
Employees about unionizing. There are no Defined Benefit Pension Plans in the US.
Only the IAMAW has managed to keep the Defined Benefit Pension Plan and they worked
hard for this. There are 12,500 IAM members at Northwest and if they lose the battle to
retain the Union, they will lose their benefits. If they win, it will bring 10 to 20 thousand
new IAM members. He mentioned that we should go on line (ie: Twitter or Facebook) and
seek out Delta employees.

Day 2

The second day started off with a Presentation by Carlos DaCosta, Airline Coordinator.
Carlos talked about the “Buy American” and “Buy Canadian” campaigns and stressed tat
we have to get involved in these projects and get involved in Politics. We have to
stop outsourcing and make sure the that our planes are being properly maintained.
He also spoke about the ITF (International Transport Worker’s Federation) who are
involved with Organizing, Fatigue, Open Skies and Aviation and the Environment.
CAMC (Canadian Aviation Maintenance Council) is also looking into the maintenance of
planes and outsourcing of our jobs. More information on CAMC can be found on the
Website www.camc.ca.

The next speaker was Mr. Thomas Mulcair, MP – Outremont, Quebec, (NDP) who spoke
on the strong support being provided by the NDP and Party Québécois for the preservation
of our Pensions.

Mr. Steve Vodi of the IAMAW spoke next. Mr. Vodi represents unionized workers through
the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization.)_by making presentations on behalf
of all workers worldwide in the transportation Industry.

There were also presentations by Fred Hospes who spoke on all the hard work done by all
the GC’s and the Local’s Negotiation Committees. His report is available in the Union Office.

A organizing report was also given which is also available in the Union Office.

Committee Reports:

The first two break out committees gave their reports. Their main concerns were lack of
Communication between the District and Locals. Also said there should be more consistency
when following the Red Book. All rules should be followed for all members in the same manner.

Chuck commented on this report. He said that there will be more Town Hall meetings and
get the information out to all the Locals in a more timely fashion. He will be endeavoring to
find out what is wrong with the District or what is right about the District and try to rectify
some of the problems.

By-Law Committee Report

There were five By-Law Amendments and only one was voted in concurrence. The others
were deferred to later on in the year or at the next Convention. These are also available
in the Union Office.

Budget Committee Report

This is the one everyone was most concerned about during the convention. The Budget
Committee’s recommendations were to reduce 1 Secretary in Montreal’s District Office
and reduce the hours of 2 Secretaries in Vancouver. No GC’s will lose their jobs right
now. They will revisit this at the next convention in Revenue for the District does not
improve. The District will run a deficit balance for the next year.

The Location of the 2011 Convention was announced and it will be in Ottawa.

There was a motion to have the District 140 Executive Board to form a Political Action
Committee and to get all the Locals involved. Motion was Carried.

The 2010 District Convention will be held in Vancouver.

Convention was adjourned.

HILITES OF AUGUST 2009 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Shop Committee Report – A Work Audit was done and the disciplinary letter was removed from a member’s file. Voluntary Vacation Purchase Plan (VVPP) will be available online by mid-September.

It has been noted that our Local’s current expenditures are quite high,

Lawrence motioned to send 1 person from the Health & Safety Comm. to a conference on Respect on the Workplace. Seconded by Marina and after discussion. The motion did not pass.

A Thank You card was received from Deb Phillipon.

Meeting adjourned at 4:25

HILITES OF JUNE 2009 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

The meeting was called to order by President Wendy Jackson.

A motion was passed to send 1 member to Union Counsellor Level 2 Course.
Discussion on the Tentative Agreement recently reached.

The meeting adjourned at 4:25 PM

HIGH LIGHTS OF APRIL 2009 GENERAL
MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Meeting was called to order by President Wendy Jackson

Members in attendance 12

Carol advised that the shop committee has been meeting with the company regarding the staffing review and redeployment of IFA’s.
The seniority list has been corrected
We had one case at the last arbitration and we won the case

Joanne MacKinnon-Hunt advised that they are organizing NAOSH month to take place in May. If anyone has any ideas/suggestions for the agenda please advise the EAP committee. Also this committee would like to have two new members, anyone interested please see a member of the committee.

Lawrence give a report on the Health and Safety meetings he attended in January and February, copies on file in union office

If anyone has old grad. dresses and would like to donate to less fortunate families please bring to the union office.

Roel advised that we have a new programme for the website and it is up and running.
If any committees have correspondence they would like on the website please see Roel.

 

HIGH LIGHTS OF MARCH2009 GENERAL

MEMBERSHIP MEETING

 

 

Meeting was called to order by President Wendy Jackson

 

Members in attendance 12

 

Carol advised that the shop committee has been meeting with the company regarding the staffing review and redeployment of IFA’s.

The seniority list has been corrected

We had one case at the last arbitration and we won the case

 

Joanne MacKinnon-Hunt advised that they are organizing NAOSH month to take place in May. If anyone has any ideas/suggestions for the agenda please advise the EAP committee. Also this committee would like to have two new members, anyone interested please see a member of the committee.

 

Lawrence give a report on the Health and Safety meetings he attended in January and February, copies on file in union office

 

If anyone has old grad. dresses and would like to donate to less fortunate families please bring to the union office.

 

Roel advised that we have a new programme for the website and it is up and running.

If any committees have correspondence they would like on the website please see Roel.