EFAP - Kitimat Counselling Schedule - July 2010


SHOP STEWARDS MEETING There will be a very important Shop Stewards Council meeting. All Shop Stewards are asked to please make every effort to attend this important meeting. If you require time off to attend please call Ada at the Union hall seven days prior to the meeting so that time off can be sent in for you. DATE: JUNE 17TH, 2010 7:00 P.M. AT THE UNION HALL Issued by CAW Local 2301 June 4th, 2010


EXECUTIVE POSITION VACANCY & ELECTION One SERGEANT AT ARMS position on the Executive Board has become vacant and nominations for election to this position are now open. Nomination forms are available at the Union Hall. To be eligible for election, a member must be in continuous good standing for one year prior to nomination. Nominations will close on Friday, June 11th at 4pm. An election, if necessary, will be held on Tuesday, June 22nd at the Union Hall. Polls will be open from 6am to 8pm. From the Local Union By-laws the duties of Sergeant At Arms are:


FLIGHT PASSES The Union has approximately 50 one-way flight passes (25 round trips) available to the membership. The passes are being made available on a first come, first serve basis through Elan Travel. These passes cover western Canada and are good for travel from Terrace to Vancouver or as far as Manitoba, Vancouver Island or the Northwest Territories. Travel using these passes must be COMPLETED by June 30, 2010 The cost of each flight pass is $235.15 (or $468.30 for a round trip) plus applicable administration fees.

Notice To All OHS&E Reps

The July OHS&E Council meeting scheduled for July 15th has been cancelled due to holidays, etc. See everyone at the next meeting scheduled for September 16th. Issued by the CAW 2301 Executive May 21, 2010

Membership Meeting - May 27, 2010

MEMBERSHIP MEETING The next General Membership Meeting is scheduled for: Thursday, May 27th 7PM Union Hall All members are encouraged to attend.


The Union and Company met and started discussions on the potential of starting full capacity from Lines 1C to 5B and also to try and keep Line 7 & 8 operating. The Union’s position is simply that the Company should just hire full time positions. However, the Union is also prepared to discuss alternatives.

Ross Slezak Memorial Scholarship Application

CAW 2301 Scholarship Application


LINE 7 & 8 POTS AND WORK ASSIGNMENTS The Company approached the President and Business Agent April 20th, 2010 with a Company presentation. We listened and understood but did not agree with the Company. On April 22nd, 2010 Company representatives come back with another revised presentation at which time the Union still never agreed to but understood.


SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING Please Note Revised Date Thursday, February 25th @ 7pm At the Union Hall It should be no surprise to the membership that with the recent closure of Kitimat’s second largest employer, Eurocan, that the District of Kitimat will be faced with a corporate tax revenue shortfall of approximately $4.7 million beginning in 2011.

Kitimat Counselling Schedule – March 2010

Date Time Counsellor
July 2, 2010 9:00am – 6:00pm Edward Epp
July 3, 2010 9:00am – 1:00pm Edward Epp
July 11, 2010 4:00pm – 9:00pm Melady Preece
July 12, 2010 10:00am – 5:00pm Melady Preece
July 16, 2010 9:00am – 6:00pm Edward Epp
July 17, 2010 9:00am – 1:00pm Edward Epp

Kitimat Counselling Schedule – February 2010

Date Time Counsellor
March 7, 2010 4:00pm – 6:00pm Melady Preece
March 8, 2010 10:00am – 5:00pm Melady Preece
March 9, 2010 11:00am – 5:00pm Peter Meuser
March 10, 2010 9:00am – 3:00pm Peter Meuser
March 12, 2010 9:00am – 5:00pm Edward Epp

2010 Family Education Program Application Deadline - Feb 23, 2010 - NOON

2010 CAW Family Education Program For over 40 years, the CAW has offered a two-week family education program for members and their families. If selected by the local/national union to attend, the member agrees to give up his/her vacation time and the national union covers all costs of the program including travel and accommodation.

Plant Gate Collection Greatly Appreciated!!

We would like to thank all Rio Tinto Alcan employees, Staff & Hourly paid, Retirees, Contractors and Consultants who contributed for their generosity. THE TOTAL COLLECTED WAS $4,439.40 This total, combined with Rio Tinto Alcan's pledge to match all contributions, brings the Grand Total to $8,878.80!!! You have made Christmas a little brighter for the more unfortunate residents and families in Kitimat. Once again, thank you so much! Issued by CAW Local 2301 December 17, 2009
Date Time Counsellor
February 7, 2010 4:00pm – 6:00pm Melady Preece
February 8, 2010 10:00am – 5:00pm Melady Preece
February 12, 2010 9:00am – 5:00pm Edward Epp
February 13, 2010 9:00am – 12:00pm Edward Epp
February 18, 2010 8:00am – 1:00pm Peter Meuser