Ron Bobowski, CUPW 760
Pat Bulmer, CEP 2000
Glenn Nowag, UFCW 120
Kris Bothe, UBCJA 1370
Jeff Carsience, UBCJA 1370
Ronn Dunn, CUPE 3523
Shane Curveon, ATU 1722
Brad Dunlop, IBEW 213
Maria Tokarchuk, HSA - Kelowna
Pat Munro, HSA - Kelowna
Shirley Kavaloff, HSA - Kelowna
Linda Thiel, HEU - Kelowna
Teri MacGillivray, HEU - Kelowna
Carol Kenzie, HEU - Kelowna
David Porteous, UFCW 120
Gilly Alook, BCGEU
Cheryl Stone, UFCW
Liz Woods, BC Forum
Karen Abramsen, BC Forum
Carole Gordon, COTA
Susan Steen, United Way
Orion Irvine, CLC rep
CALL TO ORDER
President Brad Dunlop called the meeting to order at 7 p.m.
ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA
M/S/C to adopt agenda of February 6, 2008
Susan Steen, United Way - Susan is moving to Squamish after this United Way campaign and thanked the NOLC for making her feel welcome. Campaign totals will be announced Feb. 21. President Brad Dunlop thanked Susan for bringing the House of Labour back into the United Way fold.
REPORTS OF LOCAL UNIONS, COMMITTEE REPORTS, CLC REPORT
Orion Irvine, CLC -- The CLC has undertaken a Women's Economic Equality Campaign. The slogan of the campaign will be: "Equality! Once and for all!" The campaign will launch on March 7th, with a major research paper being released at Press Conferences across Canada. On March 8th there will be teach-ins in 30 locations across Canada. More information about the events will be available soon. There are two workshop modules ready to go for the teach-ins. One is an hour-long workshop and the other is 4 hours lons. They will be available soon if you wish to organize teach-ins for your members over the next several months. More information on the campaign will be forthcoming. Labour Councils are starting to plan spring educationals using the "Get Educated" model. If your labour council wishes to have a spring educational, please contact Orion. The CLC Convention Call package has been set out and affiliates and labour councils should be received it shortly.
Karen Abramsen - Board of Referees - The NOLC sent a letter to Ron Cannan, MP, expressing concern that there is only one chair in Kelowna -- serving Armstrong to the U.S. border. The appointment of the current chair ends in early March. A new appointment would require training and even a re-appointment of the current chair means there is still only one chair. Telephone hearings in Kamloops do not provide appellants with "natural justice," a cornerstone in the Board of Referees process.
Carol Kenzie gave a verbal report on the Bill 29 settlement, which will go to the HEU members for a vote.
Brad Dunlop reported IBEW 213 dispute with Sears in the Lower Mainland continues.
Shane Curveon reported the ATU will have an arbitration in July over a dismissal case, among other items.
a) NOLC pins - M/S/C to get an estimate from Flagg and Company (a union pin maker in Vancouver, we've used them before) on the cost of ordering NOLC pins.
GOOD AND WELFARE
Respectfully submitted by Pat Bulmer, recording secretary.