June 15th 2022, Summary of our General Meeting (Hybrid)

Here is a short summary from  the June 15th 2022 General Meeting.  We hosted from both the Williams Lake campus (Cindy, Melissa and Lois were visiting on behalf of the Executive) and from Old Main in Kamloops (Laszlo and Navin were there on behalf of the Executive)  as well as several in attendance remotely.  Treasurer Lyn sent her regrets.  Thank you to all who were able to attend.

We welcomed Bansari Nagori, Elyssa Clements, Kasahr Atkins  who took the Oath as new members

We had an update from Sam Nielson, Campus Wellness Advisor

  • Sam reintroduced herself and her role
  • Gave a refresh of what is available to members: TelusHealth, MSK360 and Phyzio via Manulife, Fitness classes, Chair massage, EAP, FN health and wellness, Workplace strategies for mental health (website), Working mind training, Coping with grief and loss resource, Multifaith chaplaincy, LinkedIn Learning
  • Sam noted wellness information resource site on OneTRU under TRU Hubs section
  • See attached for more details and links you can . 

We followed the regular order of business.

There was a motion carried to use reimbursement from an advertising cost-share savings from CUPE National to put towards purchasing a new desktop computer for our Administrative Assistant ($925); a printer for president office ($620); a large screen monitor ($2300, wall mounts and cables $180 plus installation cost $300) for CUPE meeting room.

Discussion and updates:

  • Reminder that the CUPE Kamloops Campus Meet N Greet is this Thursday June 23rd at Common Grounds.  We will have some mugs first come first served and other giveaways.  Hope you can come on by for free beverage of your choice.
  • Negotiations: The Employer is waiting on provincial mandate, we are ready to go and will keep membership when it starts.  Reminder that committee members cannot talk about bargaining, talk to Lois if you have questions
  • Grievances: had a pre-arbitration meeting with employer, moving forward on those.
  • Credential Enhancement Fund – calls for applications will come out in the fall
  • CUPE BC Spring School: our local sent three delegates.  One to first level stewarding, one to advanced stewarding and one to Human Rights courses.
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Good of the Union: 
Members in attendance at the meeting were entered into a draw for our regular two $20 door prizes and one $100 grand prize.  Winners were:

$100 – Meg Durvin

$20 – David Johnson

$20 – Kasahr Atkins


Congratulations.  Connie will be in touch.