Bulletins

Skilled Trades Council Elections & Membership Meeting

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SKILLED TRADES MEMBERSHIP MEETING



Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

at the Union Hall.

Nominations are now open for all Skilled Trades Executive positions. Nomination forms are available at the Union hall for the following positions:

    o Chairperson
    o Vice Chairperson
    o Recording Secretary
    o Kemano Member-at-Large
    o Guide
    o Sergeant-at-Arms

Committee Members Needed (Including OHS&E Recording Secretary)

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Committee Members Needed



Committee Members Needed For Positions on The Following:

    1. Benefits Committee
    2. Contracting Out Committee
    3. Kemano Committee
    4. Transition Committee


If you are interested in being on any of the above Committees please send a written expression of your interest to the Union Hall before noon on Friday, September 7th, 2012.

Labour Day Picnic

CAW 2301 will once again be hosting a Labour Day Picnic on Monday, September 3rd at the Kitimat Rod & Gun Club from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Everybody is welcome! Come down and join in the fun!

Ratification Vote Results & RRSP Option for Signing Bonus

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RATIFICATION VOTE RESULTS



At the Ratification Votes held on Thursday, July 26th and Friday, July 27th the Membership has voted:

94%

Acceptance


RRSP OPTION FOR SIGNING BONUS

2012 Tentative Agreement Overview

STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING - JULY 25TH

There will be a Steering Committee Meeting on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the Union Hall.

The Steering Committee consists of all Shop Stewards, OHS&E Reps and Committee persons.

All Steering Committee Members are urged to attend.

NEGOTIATIONS BULLETIN #13

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NEGOTIATIONS BULLETIN #13



NEGOTIATIONS BULLETIN # 13

The CAW Negotiations Committee is happy to announce that we have reached a tentative agreement with Rio Tinto Alcan. This weekend was a critical time with the expiry of our contract on July 23rd. The parties negotiated a marathon session lasting 29 hours leading to the tentative agreement on Tuesday July 24th at noon.

NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE

The Bargaining Committee has been meeting since 7:00 a.m., July 23. As of 10:30 a.m. today, July 24, we are optimistic that a tentative agreement will be reached. CAW members are asked to report to work as they normally would and to be patient while we try to work out the details of the new agreement.

CAW 2301 Negotiating Committee

NEGOTIATIONS BULLETIN #12

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NEGOTIATIONS BULLETIN #12



The Union took part in Mediation at the Labour Board in Vancouver last week. There were two separate applications involving the impacts that a strike or lock-out would have on the applicants.

RESULTS OF STRIKE MANDATE VOTE

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RESULTS OF STRIKE MANDATE VOTE

96.0%

IN FAVOUR OF A STRIKE



Sisters & Brothers: Thank you for this strong mandate. Your Committee will ensure that with your support shown through giving the Union the right to strike that the Company will be forced to address your directive given to the Committee to secure jobs for the membership now and in the future.

Negotiations Committee

STRIKE VOTE CALLED

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STRIKE VOTE CALLED



The Union has called for a “Strike Vote” to be held over two meetings on Thursday and Friday this week – July 19th and 20th. Your Negotiations Committee requires a strong mandate from you the Membership if we are going to achieve the best possible contract.

There will be two meetings held as follows:

PLACE: MOUNT ELIZABETH SECONDARY SCHOOL

DATE: THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2012

NEGOTIATIONS COMMITTEE BULLETIN - #11

NEGOTIATIONS COMMITTEE BULLETIN - #10

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NEGOTIATIONS COMMITTEE BULLETIN - #10



Labour Board Applications

As mentioned in our last bulletin, the Union had been advised of two Labour Board applications that were going to be put in. The day after being notified, RTA filed an application for an “Essential Services” order and Bechtel filed an application for a “Common Site” order.

NEGOTIATIONS COMMITTEE BULLETIN - #9

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NEGOTIATIONS COMMITTEE BULLETIN - #9



In recent weeks there have been contract settlements at Alma, Quebec and Trail, B.C which are of particular interest to our Union as we work towards a new collective agreement. We have been gathering information from both the Unions involved to understand the terms agreed to. We are able to provide you with the following synopsis of some of the more interesting aspects of their agreements.

NEGOTIATIONS COMMITTEE BULLETIN - #8

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NEGOTIATIONS COMMITTEE BULLETIN - #8



Negotiations are now well into Package #2 dealing with non-monetary demands. We started our first round in this package almost two weeks ago and as planned we stopped to deal specifically with the Kemano demands while Perry Minaker, the Kemano rep, was in town to take part.