Judi Filion BCGEU 707
David Doran Carp 1346
Mary Malerby BCNU
Steve Malerby BC Forum
Doug Knowler TWU 6
Karen Abramsen BC Forum
Louise Turner HEU
Pat Munro HSA
Dave Porteous UFCW 120B
Ron Bobowski CUPW 760
Jeff Carsience Carp 1370
Gordie Larkin CLC
Elizabeth Woods BCGEU
Debra Critchley Vernon Women's Centre
Faye Saxon OPEIU 15
Cathy Seagris BCGEU 607
Trudy Ames BCGEU 307
Cheryl Stone UFCW 1518
Kevin Hagglund CEP 823-M
CALL TO ORDERThe meeting was called to order by President David Doran at 7 p.m.
b) BC Federation of Labour asking affiliates to support BCTF in opposing Bill 51: Teaching Professions Act, which allows Education Minister Christy Clark to take control of the College of Teachers by appointing her own slate of directors, among other things. - NOLC will send a letter of support to the Vernon Teachers Association and Central Okanagan Teachers Association and also ask both groups to affiliate with the labour council.
c) Kelowna and District Society for Community Living asks us to take out a membership or make a donation to the society. - A voting membership is $10. We will become a member.
d) CLC mid-term conference, "Unions on the Move," Oct. 17-19 in Ottawa. Draft agenda and registration form included. Youth convention Oct. 16. - Receive and file.
e) WCB invitation to Dave Doran to attend reception hosted by WCB board, Sept. 16, 5-7 p.m., at the Ramada Lodge. Receive and file. Dave Doran can't attend, but several others involved with the labour council will be there.
f) Thank you card from Kirk Warkotsch for sending him to Camp Rainbow. Passed around for delegates to see.
g) NDP convention (Nov. 21-23) call and information. Table to October meeting.
h) CLC report: Falling Unemployment Insurance Protection for Canada's Unemployed. CLC and BC Fed asking labour councils for follow-up action. Discussed under new business.
i) E-mail from Barry Dorval, 2nd v-p, Vernon Teachers Association. Education forum, 7 p.m. Sept. 17 at Schubert Centre. would like to see some labour voices in attendance. Information passed on to delegates.
M/S/C to approve executive board report.
REPORTS OF LOCAL UNIONS, COMMITTEE REPORTS, CLC REPORT
Gordie Larkin, CLC: Our national campaign to reform the EI program is lobbying across the country to support changes to the system. We ask this labour council to meet with Werner Schmidt, MP.
The Pacific region of the CLC has donated money to Southern Interior councils to aid victims of the forest fires.
We continue to mobilize for the fight against the WTO and trade agreements. We ask for your support by adopting our resolution and sending it to your member of parliament and distributing our petition, which can be downloaded at
The draft course outline of the CLC Harrison winter school is available. The brochure will be published in a month or so.
Cheryl Stone, UFCW 1518: There is still no settlement with Safeway. Safeway applied to the Labour Relations Board on Aug. 19 for an vote. This occurred because we the members voted 53% No to the final offer. The vote took place on Sept. 3-4 and the result was still No, by 55% this time, rejecting Safeway's final offer. We are not sure how many times we the members have to say no, but I think they may get the picture now, at last! Our negotiating committee is meeting to determine what the union's course of action will be next.
Judi Filion, BCGEU 707: Okanagan University College support staff will begin negotiations on Sept. 15. We have been without a collective agreement since June 30, 2002. The OUC Kelowna Student Society support staff are currently negotiating their first collective agreement.
Pat Bulmer, CEP 2000: Negotiations started last month between CEP 2000 and GCIU 25 and the Kelowna Daily Courier and Penticton Herald. More talks are being held this month. Our collective agreement expired in June. The Daily Courier has a new managing editor. John , a sports and news reporter here in the early and mid Õ90s, is the new editorial boss. CEP 2000's annual congress takes place Sept. 27-28 in Burnaby.
Finance Review Committee progress report attached to minutes.UNFINISHED BUSINESS - Spring school - The 2004 spring school will be scheduled for March 6-7. Judi Filion will handle registrations and Karen Abramsen will take charge of organizing courses.
- CLC resolution re: WTO/FTAA - M/S/C to endorse the CLC's resolution and forward to area .