September 14, 2022 Summary of our General Meeting (Hybrid)

Thank you to all who were able to attend the CUPE 4879 BBQ this afternoon. It was a beautiful day and we enjoyed seeing all of you. We will announce the prize winners tomorrow (Thursday).  Special thank you to our admin assistant, Connie who organized the event and to all the Executive who worked hard to set up/ tear down and meet and greet the membership.  Finally, thank you to the Paddlewheelers for their excellent BBQ skills.

Here is a summary of the General Meeting held September 14th.  Apologies for the delay in getting this to you.

Our 2022/23 Budget was presented by Treasurer Lyn Ferec, reviewed and voted on.

The proposed budget for the current fiscal year was approved.

National Sector Conference – October 3-6, 2022  Part of the budget discussion including agreeing to send delegates to the Sector Conference in Ottawa.  Delegates selected include Lois Rugg, Cindy Ozouf, Jackie Enders and Melissa Schuurman.  Sarah Aloisio was acclaimed as the alternate.

 Also approved is to send 4 delegates to the BC Federation of Labour Convention – November 21-25, 2022 in Vancouver. Melissa Schuurman, Cindy Ozouf and Sarah Aloisio will be attending on behalf of the local.  Lois Rugg is the 4th delegate representing the Local and will have credentials as part of the BC Fed Executive Council Southern Interior Labour Council Rep.  Her term will end this convention.

 Discussion and updates:  Presented by Executive Members.

  • Committee Updates
    • Bargaining: Waiting on a mandate and dates, will update as we are able to
    • Grievance: Waiting on dates for arbitrations, Shop Steward training Oct.12-13 (deadline to register Sept.27).  We have filed 12 Grievances since January and majority have been settled, withdrawn or resolved.
    • WIT: Check out fitness schedule and off-site programming, Credential Enhancement Fund applications announced in October, looking at setting up a Service Improvement Fund – keep an eye out for news on that

 Good of the Union:  Members in attendance at the meeting were entered into a draw for our regular two $20 door prizes.   Winners were Jackie Enders and Geraldine Bob