SIMPLY CUPE CUPE LOCAL 5050 April 2015 PRESIDENT’S REPORT This month has been yet again another busy month for myself and the other executive members. Your Negotiation’s Committee has finished going over your proposals for our local and will be presenting them to the members soon. I have attended numerous meetings this past month representing union members with issues with management and making phone calls on their behalf. I also attended a Nova Scotia Council of Unions meeting this past January in Dartmouth. I must say that these council meetings are very informative to attend. At these meetings there is always discussion on what is happening with the other locals across the province. We get to hear the issues we have been experiencing are the same as the other locals. It is also great that we hear how other locals have dealt with these issues. As always I encourage our members to get in touch with any executive members if work issues should arise. Please feel free to call the CUPE Office or any union cell number, if we cannot answer at the time, please leave a message and we will reply as soon as possible. We normally check messages on break time or after work. I also encourage all Brothers and Sisters to read the policies of our school board at: http://www.cbv.ns.ca/welcome/modules/mastop_publish/?tac=Policies It is important that we become aware of these policies. There are less than three months left to this school year so things will be starting to get hectic for all. In solidarity, Acting President Local 5050, Glenn MacPhee GRIEVANCE REPORT The Grievance Committee met on March 23. We are still waiting for a response from the Employer for mediation for the policy grievance on vacation time. A grievance has been filed over bus drivers’ not receiving overtime for an emergency call out. A grievance has been mutually settled without going to arbitration. There have been several time lines filed over issues that are currently being investigated. Next meeting is scheduled for April 15th In Solidarity, Sister Mary Jessome, Chair OHS Report Hi everyone, as always your committee is working hard on your behalf, please remember to advise your on-site committee of any problems or what you think could be a potential problem at your worksite. Your onsite committee is your first step, if the issue is not resolved in a timely manner then you can pass it on to your union joint committee. All info for your joint committee can be found in our union yellow pages, or you can contact one of the union numbers for your executive. As always work safe, use your training as it was meant to be used, it’s for your safety as well as your co-workers safety, so at the end of the day we can all go home healthy. In Solidarity Denise Lewis Chair Education Report The education committee is meeting to send out the bursaries to all of the high schools. Our week long school is in Newfoundland and we will be voting on who will be attending. We are also offering weekend course in Workplace Stress, May 2nd and 3rd , and the Learning Series on May 23rd and 24th and June 6th and &7th these are held in Sydney. Ann Mombourquette Education Chair SICK AND SOCIAL REPORT FEB. & MARCH 2015 Sympathy cards were sent to the following members Harriette LeBlanc Wendy Cartwright Connie Forrest Clearance Morgan Eric MacLeod Arlene Boutilier George Hines Christina Billard Karen Wheeliker Carmie Erickson Get Well Wishes were sent to Wanda Devison Ann Gouthro Helen Mac Sween If you know of any member who is ill or has lost a loved one, please contact anyone on the Sick and Social committee, and we will send a card. In Sol. Carmie Erickson Benefits Report If you have any question regarding your pension we suggest that you contact our local plan advisors, Roderick Mac Gillivary, CA at (902) 564-5604, or Larry Farrell at (902) 562-2906. Sharon Bona Benefits Committee The local has made a donation to the Sydney Mines Fire Hall. If you have any good news please contact Karen Wheeliker at (902)567-6686 or by e-mail at [email protected] Our next union meeting Sunday April 19 at 2:00 pm at Dr. T.L. Sullivan We will be electing a new President for a 1 year term. We will be taking nominations for 1st Vice President, Recording Secretary, and Treasure. Elections will be held May 31st at 2:00pm at Dr. TL Sullivan. As per article12 a, of the by-laws: To be eligible for nomination, a member shall have attended at least fifty percent (50%) of the membership meetings held in the previous twenty-four (24) months or in the period he was a member if less than two (2) years (supported by attendance record per Sergeant-At-Arms). Cancelled meetings do not qualify for eligibility. No nomination shall be accepted unless the member is in attendance at the nomination and election meeting or has allowed to be filed at the meeting his consent in writing, duly witnessed by another member. No member shall be eligible for nomination if he is in arrears of dues and/ or assessments. If there are no nominations for an office at the April meeting, then the election for this office will be held at the next regular meeting after the elections meeting. Please check out our web-site http://5050.cupe.ca, for our contract, our By-laws, a list of your executive and their contact information and much more.
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