The Women and Young Workers Committee meets to discuss many topics – history of unions and women in the workplace, current issues women and young workers face in the workplace, political involvement, mentorship and much more. If this sounds like something you want to be a part of please email firstname.lastname@example.org for meeting details.
July 27 Bargaining Update
The company has responded to your Committee’s counter offer, it was accepted. Please see the memorandum file below.
Your Bargaining Committee is recommending this offer.
Questions? Clarity? Contact your Regional Committee Representative or Business Representative
The voting schedule will be posted shortly, and absentee ballots will be available for those unable to vote in person.
Your Bargaining Committee
The bargaining committees met for 2 days last week and dealt with most of the remaining non-monetary proposals.
The outstanding language issues are regarding skill and ability for posting opportunities and layoff, students, and classification definitions.
Monetary issue discussions will be continued, our next round of meetings in 2 weeks.
Your Bargaining Committee continues to remind the company that job security is paramount to the members and is not negotiable.
Attention Bargaining Unit Employees
The Union and the Company Bargaining Committee met Tuesday and Wednesday this week to get a further understanding of their respective proposals. The Company provided clarity on a number of their proposal positions including temporary transfer language, bank time provisions, benefits information, recall, classifications, and apprentices. The Company asked for clarity on Union proposals regarding shift selection and notification, overtime distribution and travel time.
The Union provided the Company with clarity on some of your proposals, hours of work, call time, statutory holiday pay, leave of absence, call in, bereavement, PPE/First Aid and seniority recall/retention.
We were able to agree on language changes that reflected current practice and to clean up some redundant language and typos.
Next bargaining dates are May 1, 2, 3 and 29, 30 and 31
Local Lodge 1857 (within District 250) gets 25 new members through organizing Destination Chrysler. Read more here
As we all know, the Federal Election will be taking place October 19 and we are asking all of our eligible members to get out and vote! The last federal election showed that the majority of eligible voters did not vote. Perhaps you work long shifts or are out of town, or you’re simply unsure of the process – we can help you with that!
Start by registering to vote by going to the Elections Canada site. Once you’re registered you will receive an information card from Elections Canada (information cards will be mailed out to all registered voters on September 25.) If you are a first time voter or just need a refresher on the process, please review the Voter’s Guide from Elections Canada.
If you just can’t make it to the polls on October 19, please take the time to vote early or by mail. You can vote at your nearest Elections Canada office up until October 13. You can also vote on the advanced polling days (you’ll find the when and where on your voter information card.) You can also apply for a special ballot to be mailed in. For more information on any of these options or to apply for a special ballot voting kit, please visit Ways to Vote on the Elections Canada website.
If you have any questions or concerns with the voting process, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with someone from your Political Action/Membership Engagement Committee and we’ll try and help you out the best we can.
Political Action/Membership Engagement Committee:
Roland Sturt-Smith – email@example.com
Amanda Pascuzzi – firstname.lastname@example.org
Lochlan Murray (son of a LL 692 member) has truly shown what the Service to the Community part of our motto is all about. The “Hungry Tummies” food drive began three years ago when Lochlan was just four years old. Please take a moment to read more about Lochlan and his campaign here.
Keep up the great work, Lochlan!
Remember to save your beverage tabs! For every 20 litre pail full of tabs, Local 692 donates $1000 to BC and Alberta Guide Dogs. The cost of raising and training a guide dog is approximately $35,000 so every little bit counts. Larry Lento, Finning Sparwood, surprised us with four 20L pails on our recent trip for the September General Meeting. A big thank you to Larry Lento and Lloyd Wilkinson for the contribution!