Bulletins

OHS&E COUNCIL MEETING

Thursday, November 18th @ 7:00 p.m. at the Union Hall

Nominations are still open for the positions of Recording Secretary of the OHS&E Council Executive and Org 8 Chief Area Rep.

Nominations will close at the meeting and an election will take place (if needed). Nomination forms are available at the CAW hall.

Contact the Union hall at 632-4611 or Jim Peers @ 8577 for more information about the duties and responsibilities of these positions.

Issued by CAW Local 2301 November 8th, 2010

TALK WITH THE UNION BEFORE SIGNING CONTRACTS

ARTICLE ONE of the current Collective Labour Agreement states:

1.03 (a) The Company recognizes the Union as the exclusive collective bargaining representative as to the rates of pay, hours of work, or other conditions of employment, of all the employees for whom the Union has been certified.

VACATION SCHEDULING

The Union has requested that the Company start booking the 2011 vacation scheduling as per the current CLA Article 13-LU-#1.

1. The normal vacation scheduling period will be the two (2) months prior to the start of the calendar year (November 1st).

The following are a number of questions and answers, which frequently come up as per vacation scheduling.

Question #1 – When is preferred period for scheduling vacation?

“Take 5” Minutes To Read This

There have been reports to the Hall that frontline supervisors are spreading rumors at pre-shift meetings (which have apparently morphed into LEAN meetings) that Paul Henning has said that the Union President and National Union Representatives have agreed to the Company’s new approach to “Take 5’s”, that is that they were to be mandatory, done before every task and that failure to do so could result in discipline.

First and foremost, frontline supervisors do not and should not even attempt to speak on behalf of your Union President or National Union Reps.

Shop Stewards Council Meeting - October 21, 2010

The next Shop Stewards Council meeting is scheduled for: Thursday, October 21, 2010 7PM Union Hall All members are encouraged to attend.

MEMBERSHIP MEETING - SEPT 30, 2010

The next General Membership Meeting is scheduled for: Thursday, September 30, 2010 7PM Union Hall All members are encouraged to attend.

EFAP Counselling Schedule - September 2010

SKILLED TRADES MEMBERSHIP MEETING

SKILLED TRADES MEMBERSHIP MEETING Wednesday, September 22nd @ 7:00 p.m. at the Union Hall Nominations are now open for the positions of Guide & Kemano Rep. on Skilled Trades Council. Nominations will close at the meeting and an election will take place (if needed). Nomination forms are available at the CAW hall. Contact the Union hall at 632-4611 for more information about the duties and responsibilities of this position. Issued by CAW Local 2301 August 23rd, 2010

UPDATE ON LINE 7 & 8 SHUTDOWN

The Union President had discussions with the Line 7 & 8 focus group which consisted of Mike Szmata, Cliff Cudmore, Allan Johnston, Shane Woods, Kevin Anderson and crews requesting that one rep step forward to work with the Union Transition committee. The Line 7 & 8 rep selected by the area is Shane Woods. The Union would like to thank the focus group for all the good work they achieved for our members in Lines 7 & 8.

OHS&E COUNCIL MEETING

Thursday, September 16th @ 7:00 p.m. at the Union Hall Nominations are now open for the position of Recording Secretary of the OHS&E Council. Nominations will close at the meeting and an election will take place (if needed). Nomination forms are available at the CAW hall. Contact the Union hall at 632-4611 for more information about the duties and responsibilities of this position. Issued by CAW Local 2301 August 9th, 2010

LINE SEVEN SHUTDOWN ANNOUNCEMENT

As of 6 a.m. this morning the Company called an emergency meeting with your Union Executive where we were told that Line 7B will shut down effective 5:00 p.m. today and Line 8 will shut down no later than August 30th, 2010. Even though the Company has put a heavy burden on our membership with their abrupt timeline, rest assured your Union Executive is already taking immediate action to ensure our members’ Health & Safety, and rights within the CLA are being adhered to.

Shop Stewards Council Meeting Cancelled

NOTICE TO ALL SHOP STEWARDS The August Shop Steward Council meeting scheduled for August 19th has been cancelled due to holidays etc. See everyone at the next meeting scheduled for October 21st. Issued by CAW Local 2301 July 15th, 2010

APP – LU-#5 Wage Rates

APP – LU-#5 Wage Rates 1. The new wage rate shall be effective, plant wide, the date formal training, related to the operation of the new technology begins or July 24th, 2010, whichever comes first. 2. Job classifications listed in Appendix I shall be revised as follows: a. Job classifications between 10 and 17 shall be moved to job class 17, (pension multiplier group 2). b. Job classification between 18 and 24 shall be moved to job class 24, (pension multiplier group 3).

EFAP - Kitimat Counselling Schedule - August 2010

Date Time Counsellor
Sept 3, 2010 9:00am – 5:00pm Edward Epp
Sept 4, 2010 9:00am – 12:00pm Edward Epp
Sept 12, 2010 4:00pm – 8:00pm Dr. Melady Preece
Sept 13, 2010 10:00am – 4:00pm Dr. Melady Preece
Sept 17, 2010 9:00am – 5:00pm Edward Epp
Date Time Counsellor
Aug 1, 2010 4:00pm – 9:00pm Melady Preece
Aug 2, 2010 10:00am – 5:00pm Melady Preece
Aug 6, 2010 9:00am – 6:00pm Edward Epp
Aug 7, 2010 9:00am – 1:00pm Edward Epp
Aug 15, 2010 4:00pm – 9:00pm Melady Preece
Aug 16, 2010 10:00am – 5:00pm Melady Preece