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Bob Jackson at the Langley City Parade

Despite the gray weather PSAC BC launched the popular “Think Public!” summer campaign at Car Free Day on Commercial Drive in Vancouver last weekend. REVP Bob Jackson marched in the Langley City Parade, and had an opportunity to meet with MP Mark Warawa to talk about how the government’s plan to cut program spending will affect public public services and the workers that provide them in Langley.

Keep an eye out at community events and festivals in your neighborhood! Over the summer PSAC BC will be attending many events such as these. Staff and members will speak to the public about the value of strong, quality public services and the impact cuts will have on them. The public will also be invited to play “Spot the Public Services” – a game designed to educate and inform around the variety and importance of the work federal public servants perform.

Click for some more photos.

The next Vancouver RWC meeting is scheduled for April 12th, 5:30PM at the Vancouver RO – #200 5238 Joyce Street.

Agenda:

  • Convention resolutions discussion
  • Convention strategies, priorities and networking
  • Subsidy for convention delegates
  • Logo – submissions and discussions

Please RSVP and submit any further agenda items to Janelle Ho-Shing

The next Fraser Valley Area Council meeting is scheduled for April 20th, 5PM

  • April 20th, 5PM – 7 PM
  • Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way Abbotsford
  • Light refreshments will be served

Agenda

  • PSAC BC Regional Convention – review of Committee reports
  • PSAC Education – We invite members who attended PSAC courses in 2010 to provide brief reports of their experiences
  • Political Action

Download a poster and the FV Area Council bylaws here!

The PSAC BC Winter/Spring weekend course schedule for Vancouver, Abbotsford, and the Island has been announced! All courses start at 9AM and end at 4:30PM, unless otherwise noted, and are scent free events.

Here are the course descriptions and the online application form. Apply today!

Upcoming courses in the Lower Mainland - click on the location for a map
Course Date Location Facilitator
WINTER/SPRING 2011
Talking Union Basics Feb. 19-20
Vancouver RO TBA
Understanding and Interpreting the Collective Agreement March 12
application deadline: Feb 25
Vancouver RO TBA
Local Officers Seminar March 13
application deadline: Feb 25
Vancouver RO TBA
If People Counted: Economics Through a Union Lens Apr. 30-May 1
application deadline: April 8
Vancouver RO TBA
Grievance Handling May 28-29
application deadline: May 6
Vancouver RO TBA
Health and Safety: Canada Labour Code Pt II June 11
application deadline: May 20
Vancouver RO TBA
Duty to Accommodate June 12
application deadline: May 20
Vancouver RO TBA
Upcoming courses in the East Fraser Valley - click on the location for a map
Course Date Location Facilitator
Talking Union Basics Jan. 29-30 Ramada Abbotsford Janelle Ho-Shing
Grievance Handling March 5-6
application deadline: Feb 11
Ramada Abbotsford Janelle Ho-Shing
Upcoming courses on Vancouver Island - click on the location for a map
Course Date Location Facilitator
Talking Union Basics January 28,29 Victoria RO Dave Jackson
Convention Procedures/Preparedness February 5 Victoria RO Dave Jackson
Talking Union Basics February 18,19 Nanaimo Dave Jackson
Grievance Handling March 12,13 Courtenay Dave Jackson
Grievance Handling April 15,16 Victoria RO Dave Jackson
Duty to Accommodate May 28 Victoria RO Dave Jackson
H&S / Duty to Accommodate July 9,10 Ucluelet Dave Jackson

Vancouver Area Council – January 12

  • Wednesday, January 12, 2011, dinner at 5 pm, meeting to start at 5:30 pm sharp.
  • Vancouver Regional Office, Suite 200 – 5238 Joyce Street, Vancouver.
  • Agenda items so far are:
    • Regional Convention delegate and alternate elections
    • Regional Convention resolution proposals
  • If you or your Local/Branch has a resolution that you want the Area Council to consider for submission, please email it in advance of the meeting.

Please RSVP by January 7, 2011 as dinner will be served and we wish to ensure we have enough for all who plan to attend.

Fraser Valley Area Council Annual General Meeting – January 18

  • Tuesday January 18, 2011, 5pm to 7pm
  • ABC Country Restaurant 32080 Marshall Road Abbotsford (at the Best Western)
  • Agenda
    • Election of Executive
    • Election of Delegate to BC PSAC Convention
    • Resolutions to BC PSAC Convention
  • Guest: David Murray, Federal NDP Candidate for Abbotsford

Dinner is provided.

BRUSH (Health & Safety) Committee meeting – January 19

  • At this meeting and in accordance with subsection 9(8) and Regulation 1 of the BC Regional By-Laws, the BRUSH committee will be electing a delegate to the 2011 BC Regional Convention.
  • For more information, contact James Little

Victoria Area Council Annual General Meeting – February 1

  • Tuesday, February 1, 2011 5:30pm
  • PSAC Victoria Regional Office, 210-1497 Admirals Road, Victoria
  • Agenda
    • Election of Delegate to BC Regional Convention

Please RSVP to Rosemary by e-mail mackenr@psac.com no later than January 31, 2011 as food will be served.

Vancouver Island Human Rights Committee Meeting – February 8

  • The VIHRC will be holding a meeting on February 8, 2011.  During this meeting the Committee will be electing a delegate and an alternate to PSAC BC Regional Triennial Convention scheduled for May 13-15, 2011 in Vancouver.
  • Regulation 1 states that any active member in good standing of the Human Rights Committee is eligible to seek delegate status and to vote in the delegate selection. Eligible candidates who are unable to attend the delegate selection meeting may seek the delegate seat by submitting a written statement, duly moved and seconded, of their intent to do so.

Look forward to seeing you there!

West Fraser Valley Area Council meeting – Feb 28th

  • Monday, February 28, 2011 5:30pm
  • Location: TBA
  • Agenda
    • Election of Delegate to BC Regional Convention

Victoria Area Council Meeting

  • October 25, 2010, 5:30PM
  • PSAC Regional Office, 210-1497 Admirals Road, Victoria
  • Proposed Agenda
    • Treasurer’s report
    • Treasury Board Bargaining Guest Speakers:
      • Megan Adam – PA Member Negotiator
      • Randy Sanderson – SV Member Negotiator

Please RSVP to Rosemary no later than noon on October 22, 2010, snacks will be served – download the poster here (pdf)

Annual General Meeting – Victoria Regional Women’s Committee

  • October 26, 2010, 5:30PM
  • PSAC Boardroom, 210-1497 Admirals Rd., Victoria, BC
  • Tentative Agenda
    • Elections:
      • Chair (s)
      • Treasurer
      • Secretary
  • Report from the National Women’s Conference
  • Planning for December 6th
  • Review and approval of June 21st meeting minutes

Please R.S.V.P by email to either Rosemary or Virginia as snacks will be provided – download a poster here (pdf)


Vancouver Area Council Annual General Meeting

  • Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 – dinner at 5PM, meeting at 5:30PM
  • PSAC Vancouver Regional Office (Suite 200 – 5238 Joyce Street).
  • Agenda to follow, but this AGM does include an election of officers.

Please RSVP by October 22nd as an excellent Indian dinner will be offered, with vegetarian and meat options.

Fraser Valley Area Council General Meeting

  • Thursday November 4, 2010, 5PM to 7PM
  • Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way Abbotsford
  • Agenda
    • TB Tentative Agreement updates
    • PSAC BC Regional Convention
    • Come and meet Bargaining Team members!

All PSAC members are welcome to attend this meeting. Download a poster here (pdf)

Fraser Valley Area Council Meeting

  • Thursday, May 13th, 5PM – 7PM
  • Matsqui Rec. Centre, 3106 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford
  • Light refreshments will be served

Agenda

  • Regional Women’s Conference
  • Bargaining Update
  • Labour Day Activities
  • Special guest: Tamara Webber, Fraser Valley Labour Council

All PSAC members are welcome and encouraged to come to this meeting!

  • Monday March 8, 2010, 3:00 to 7:00 pm
  • Refreshments will be served
  • VENUE Ramada Plaza, 36035 North Parallel Road, Abbotsford, BC, Pinnacle 3 & 4 room
  • Agenda:  Open Consultation – Meet with PSAC Negotiator Gail Lem

Please RSVP Janelle Ho-Shing at HoshinJ@psac.com by Monday March 8 at noon.

hands-off

Come to a pension meeting, Thursday February 25th, anytime between 3PM and 7PM to what you can do to safeguard pensions for federal government workers and all Canadians.

Please RSVP to the Vancouver RO at 1 800 663-1655 as pizza and soft drinks will be provided.

  • Thursday February 25th 3PM – 7PM
  • Abbotsford Ramada Inn, 36035 North Parallel Road, Pinnacle room

Spread the word! Download a poster here (pdf).

The Education schedule has been updated with courses scheduled in Abbotsford and Prince Rupert!

Upcoming courses in the Fraser Valley - click on the location for a map
Course Date Location Facilitator
Talking Union Basics Feb 20,21
application deadline: Feb 1
Ramada Inn, Abbotsford Janelle Ho-Shing
Facing Management April 17
application deadline: Mar 29
Ramada Inn, Abbotsford Janelle Ho-Shing
Understanding & Interpreting the CA April 18
application deadline: Mar 29
Ramada Inn, Abbotsford Janelle Ho-Shing
Upcoming courses in the North of BC - click on the location for a map
Course Date Location Facilitator
Grievance Handling March 13,14
application deadline: Aug 30
Crest Hotel, Prince Rupert Colette Savarie
Health & Safety Course April 17,18
application deadline: Mar 29
Crest Hotel, Prince Rupert Colette Savarie

Check out the entire schedule for the province and/or  apply for these courses online.

The PSAC East & West Fraser Valley Area Councils invite you and your families to a historic event …

East Meets West
at Fort Langley National Historic Site
Glover Road, north of Highway One
Sunday September 13th, 1:00 – 4:00PM

All PSAC members living and working in the Fraser Valley are invited to gather at historic Fort Langley on Sunday September 13th. Join us and meet your union representatives, members of your Area Council, local Regional Council coordinators, and National Officers in a social atmosphere.

Admission to Fort Langley will be paid for members and their families, and light refreshments will be served. The Fort will be fully operational and you are welcome to participate in scheduled activities – this is an excellent opportunity to learn about the work PSAC members at Parks Canada do!

For more information contact the Vancouver Regional Office.

Fraser Valley Area Council General Meeting

  • Date: Tuesday April 7 2009, 6PM – 8PM
  • Location: Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford
  • Agenda: Pre-National Convention discussion
  • Guests: Kay Sinclair, REVP BC and Angela Marafon, West Fraser Valley Coordinator – BC Regional Council.

All PSAC members are welcome to attend this meeting. Download the poster (pdf) Fraser Valley Area Council meeting – April 7

Victoria Area Council Meeting

  • Tuesday April 7, 2009 @ 5:30PM
  • PSAC Regional Office, 210 – 1497 Admirals Road
  • Agenda: PSAC Convention Finance Committee report – Peter Neelands
  • Provincial Election – Janelle HoShing

Please RSVP to Rosemary at the RO no later than April 6th – 250-953-1050 or mackenr@psac.com – as food will be served. Download the poster (pdf) – Victoria Area Council meeting

Fraser Valley Area Council Annual General Meeting, Wednesday October 8, 2008 Cross Roads Restaurant Abbotsford

In Attendance:

  • Jayne Johns CEIU 20903 President
  • Melvin Doreen RVP USGE Vice President
  • Ann Marie McCully CEIU 20903 Treasurer
  • Elaine Michaud CEIU 20903
  • Linda Nance CEIU 20903
  • Cheryl Hicks USGE 20040
  • Nancy Burton USGE 20155
  • Dori Lottger USGE 20155
  • Heidi Rempel AGR 20038
  • Brenda Williams USGE 20015
  • Scott Verwold USGE 20054

Guests:

  • Janelle Ho-Shing PSAC Rep
  • Bonnie Rai NDP Candidate Abbotsford

Continue reading below or download the Fraser Valley Area Council AGM minutes (pdf)

Presentation: Bonnie Rai gave a brief speech about stopping the trend of privatization and contracting out. She also talked about the erosion of workers rights and our need to have adequate funding for social programs. She stands opposed to cuts to federal public services and encouraged members to get involved in the electoral process.

A quorum has been reached.

Meeting called to order at 6:00 p.m.

1. Previous Minutes

The dates for the Talking Union Basics course to be held in the Fraser Valley have been changed to November 22 and 23. The new deadline for applications is November 10th.
M/S/C McCully/Verwold

2. Financial Report

Fiscal year from January 1 to December 31 2007 presented. Fiscal year is not in sync with AGM. As of September 30, 2008 FVAC dues have not all been paid. $600.00 was received from Regional Council, affiliating to the FVLC October 2006 to December 2008 dues paid $930.00.
M/S/C McCall/Johns

3. Election of Executive

The following were elected by acclamation:

  • President Jayne Johns
  • Vice President Melvin Doreen
  • Treasurer Ann Marie McCully
  • Secretary Brenda Williams

4. Election of Delegate to PSAC Convention

The following were elected by acclamation:

  • Delegate: Jayne Johns
  • Alternate: Ann Marie McCully

5. Resolutions to PSAC Convention

No resolutions were presented at this time. Discussion on getting resolution on hardship fund through another AC.

6. Bargaining Update

Melvin Doreen gave an update on the SV table. The teams were able to meet but there were no principles in place due the Federal election so there was not a lot of movement. Some work was undertaken regarding shift workers e.g. food services lost their shift differentials as a result of language change. Discussion also included discussion on exclusions for firefighters and ships crews. There was also an all teams meetings and debriefing the various kinds of job actions held. USGE still is working on ESAs.

7. District Labour Council

FVDLC has an education program and is offering Stewart Training and Talk Back how to debate union principles-on Saturday November 1, 2008. Registration is $50 and will be paid by the FVAC. All are encouraged to attend. November 19 is annual spaghetti dinner and dessert auction.
Labour Council Representatives are as follows:

  • Delegates – Jayne Johns, Ann Marie McCully, Melvin Doreen and Linda Nance.
  • Alternate – Brenda Williams, Heidi Rempel, Scott Verwold, and Edi Martin (to be confirmed).

8. Other Business

  • Need to establish a Committee work on updating By-Laws. Executive elected to work on it.
  • Federal Election reminder to vote and volunteer for labour friendly candidates.
  • Rand Campaign reminder to return membership cards to Janelle in Vancouver RO.

Meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m.

Fraser Valley Area Council General Meeting, September 5, 2008 Burnaby Hilton

In Attendance:

  • Jayne Johns President (CEIU 20903)
  • Anne Marie McCully Treasurer (CEIU Local 20903)
  • Edi Martin Secretary USGE Local 20141
  • Russell Adrian USGE 20156
  • Brenda Williams USGE 20015
  • Les Holland USGE 20017
  • Scott Verwold USGE 20054
  • Kathy Schmah USGE 20091
  • Cliff Degrasse USGE 20130
  • Nancy Burton USGE 20155
  • Amal Rana PSAC Education Coordinator
  • James Little PSAC Rep
  • Janelle Ho-Shing PSAC Rep

Regrets:

  • Melvin Dureen Vice President-RVP USGE

Continue reading below, or download the Fraser Valley Area Council September 5/2008 meeting minutes (pdf).

During the September 5-6, 2008 Regional Strike Mobilization Workshop the FVAC Executive invited members who work or reside or represent members in the Fraser Valley to meet with us.

Meeting called to order at 5 pm. A quorum has been reached.

1. Fraser Valley Area Council (FVAC)

  • Many of the members in attendance are new local executive members so Jayne provided an overview of the role of the FVAC, the benefits of affiliation and encouraged them to attend meetings.
  • Over the next few months the FVAC has to hold an AGM, elect executives, elect a delegate to the PSAC Triennial Convention and adopt resolutions to the Convention.
  • The AGM is tentatively scheduled for October 8, 2008. Jayne will send out formal notices with the date, time, place and agenda.
  • The members also decided it would be beneficial to meet on a monthly basis until our contracts are settled to strengthen our Area Strike Committee.

2. Fraser Valley Labour Council (FVLC)

  • Jayne also provided an overview of the role of the FVLC and our participation as an affiliated Union. The FVLC meets the third Wednesday of every month. The September meeting will be focusing on the Federal Election; the October meeting on the Municipal Elections and in November there is a spaghetti social and dessert fundraiser. Everyone is encouraged to participate.

3. Education

  • Amal provided an overview of the BC PSAC Education Program and highlighted upcoming course offerings. The Union School is being held October 3-5, 2008 and there will be a two day TUB in the Valley at the end of November. We need to promote these course offerings and get as many FV members as possible to attend. There was also discussion about the JLP program and how to become involved as well as courses offered by the CLC Fraser Valley Labour Council (FVLC) on November 1, 2008 in Abbotsford.

4. Guests

  • James Little and Janelle Ho-Shing attended to meet the members. James was acknowledged for his past work as the Fraser Valley rep and Janelle was introduced as our new rep. Thanks to James for all of his hard work and a warm welcome to Janelle.

Adjourned 6 pm.

Minutes: Fraser Valley Area Council General Meeting March 8, 2008

In Attendance:

  • James Little PSAC
  • Mel Dureen USGE Local 20054
  • Jayne Johns CEIU 20903
  • Anne Marie McCully CEIU Local 20903
  • Edi Martin USGE Local 20141

Continue reading below, or download the  Fraser Valley AC minutes – March 8 2008 (pdf)

Meeting called to order at 7 pm. A quorum has been reached.

1. Education

we just completed the PSAC Staffing course today (9am to 4pm). This course was very well attended. There were 15 registered participants with one no show and one who sent regrets for a total of 13 members in attendance. Four were first time participants in a PSAC event.

Amal sent out a draft outline for an Aboriginal Awareness Course (Turtle Island?) this week. So far the feedback has been very positive and there is a sense that the members will be very interested in attending this course.

Action-the executive members should provide their feedback to Edi who will respond to Amal on behalf of the executive by Friday March 14, 2008.

2. Pre-Convention Meeting

It is our custom to have a meeting prior to the BC Regional Convention so that the FVAC members can meet the Fraser Valley delegates and review the resolutions to determine our priorities.

Meeting tentatively scheduled for Thursday April 10, 2008 at Jayne’s house 6pm (dinner provided).

3. Post-Convention Meeting

Again, it is our custom to have a meeting after the BC Regional Convention so that the Fraser Valley delegates for their post convention reports.

Meeting time and date to be announced.

Minutes: Fraser Valley Area Council General Meeting, January 17, 2008

In Attendance:

  • James Little PSAC
  • Jayne Johns CEIU 20903
  • Keith Glover  BC RVP USGE
  • Anne Marie McCully CEIU Local 20903
  • Edi Martin USGE Local 20141
  • Chuck Leech USGE Local 20054
  • Mel Dureen USGE Local 20054

Meeting called to order at 7 pm. A quorum has been reached.

Continue reading below, or download the Fraser Valley AC minutes – January 17 2008 (pdf)

Education

We reviewed the respective roles and responsibilities in regard to selecting, scheduling and recruiting for courses being held in the Fraser Valley.

The local executive members-review the education needs of the members and bring forward suggestions for course offerings that are relevant to our members, promote the courses and recruit members to attend.

Edi-coordinates the education related activities of the FVAC executive by scheduling meetings to discuss education, communicating the executives decisions regarding course content to James and Amal.

James-sends out notices of training to locals and officers. He also sends out reminders closer to the course deadlines. He relies on them to actively recruit members to attend courses. James asks that we provide up to date contact information to him for new/existing members and he will expand the contact lists.

Suggestion-have a member take leave without pay, to be reimbursed by the Union, to do a phone recruitment two weeks prior to the courses.

Reminders

  • if there are not a minimum of number of participants registered for a course one week prior (the number depends on the course but is usually 10) then the course will be officially postponed.
  • Selection of participants is in accordance with the Regional Education Committee guidelines. As a result members of the Fraser Valley may not be selected to attend courses offered in other geographic regions.

We discussed potential course offerings for 2008

  • March 8 Staffing (this course was postponed from fall 2007)
  • May 2008 a one-day aboriginal awareness course. Jayne will consult with Amal on course content.
  • September 2008 a political awareness course. Anne Marie and Edi will consult with each other and with Amal on course concept and content
  • late October 2008 a two day TUB course.

The Fraser Valley Labour Council (FVLC) also offers union courses twice per year. We encourage all PSAC members to attend.

Motion-that the Fraser Valley Area Council will pay the $75.00 registration fee for FVAC delegates to attend a FVLC course. M/s-Jayne/Edi, Carried.

Adjourned 8 pm.

Fraser Valley Area Council Annual General Meeting 2007-12-05

In Attendance:

  • Kay Sinclair PSAC-REVP BC
  • Keith Glover RVP USGE
  • James Little PSAC
  • Jayne Johns CEIU Local 20903
  • Anne Marie McCully CEIU Local 20903
  • Edi Martin USGE Local 20141
  • Chuck Leech USGE Local 20054
  • Mel Dureen USGE Local 20054
  • Bea Burke Local 20147
  • Griselda Schmidtke Local 20140
  • Diane McArthur Local 20140
  • Heather Warner USGE Local 20040
  • Patti Victor Local 20903

Meeting called to order at 1830 hours.

Continue reading below, or download the Fraser Valley AC minutes – December 5 2007 (pdf)

Introductions were made.

A quorum has been reached.

It was announced that E. Martin would be the Education Co-ordinator for the Fraser Valley.

1. Previous Minutes

  • A motion to adopt the previous minutes was made by A. M. McCully and seconded by P. Victor. Motion carried

2. By-Law Amendments

  • Changes were made to the By-Laws adopted in June 2001.
  • Proposed change: J. Johns read the proposed changes to our bylaws in Section I, Subsection I – Change to geographical areas. The proposed change in geographical areas to amalgamate the Fraser Valley in one are and the Metro Vancouver and surrounding area to their own Area Council was moved by M. Dureen and seconded by E. Martin. After much discussion the decision was carried. It is to be noted that P. Victor and K. Glover chose to abstain.

3. Financial Report – A. McCully

  • Our current balance is $1691.54 and dues are payable in January. There are currently six locals in good standing and permitted to vote.
  • Motion to accept the financial report – C. Leech, Seconded – P. Victor. Carried – unanimously.

4. Election of Executive

  • The call for nominations went out.
  • President – Jayne Johns – nominated by C. Leech, seconded by D. McArthur. – Acclamation
  • First Vice President – Mel Dureen – nominated by H. Warner, seconded by C. Leech – Acclamation
  • Second Vice President – Chuck Leech – nominated by E. Martin, seconded by D. McArthur – Acclamation
  • Treasurer – Anne Marie McCully – nominated by P. Victor, seconded by H. Warner – Acclamation
  • Secretary
    • Heather Warner – nominated by C. Leech, seconded by K. Glover (incumbent refused)
    • Edi Martin – nominated by M Dureen, seconded by H. Warner – Acclamation
  • The executive was sworn in by K. Sinclair, PSAC.

5. Election of Delegates to PSAC Convention 2008

  • Jayne Johns is a delegate as the Geographic Coordinator for the BC PSAC Regional Council. Keith Glover will attend as a National Officer delegate. Heather Warner will attend for USGE
  • A delegate was voted in for the Fraser Valley Area Council
  1. Anne Marie McCully – nominated by M. Dureen and seconded by P. Victor – Acclimation
  2. 1st Alternate – M. Dureen – nominated by J. Johns and seconded by K. Glover – Acclimation
  3. 2nd Alternate – Edi Martin – nominated by J. Johns and seconded by M. Dureen – Acclimation

6. Resolutions

  • There were no resolutions presented at this meeting.

7. District Labour Council Report – J. Johns

  • J. Johns provided information on the activities of the Fraser Valley District Labour Council. It began last year in the Fraser Valley with 16000 members and 30-80 people attending the meetings on the third Wednesday of each month. Their work groups include a Political Action group, an Organizing group and an Education group. The Education group currently has courses on WCB, How to Organize an Effective Campaign and Retirement. They are planning more courses after April 2008. We were providing $300 per year for three delegates and 3 alternates. We have increased to $600 for six delegates and three alternates.
  • It was moved by J. Johns and seconded by E. Martin that Matsqui USGE Local 20054 is supported to affiliate with the Fraser Valley District Labour Council under the Fraser Valley Area Council. That would then provide us with six delegates and 6 alternates. The motion was carried, with K. Glover abstaining.

8. Fraser Valley Coordinators Report

  • Attached.

9. Bargaining Information – M. Dureen

  • Two pay studies have been completed and the essential services agreement is being considered during December. No job action is allowed at this time.

10. Education – J. Little

  • The staffing course has been postponed until the new year. Edi Martin will be working with Amal Rana at PSAC to identify the training needs for the Fraser Valley and to recruit people to attend, set up dates, etc. A meeting will be held in January to review our requirements.
  • A new course on staffing is developed to educate members on the new rules in staffing. CSC is constantly changing how staffing is completed. Everyone needs to learn how things should be done and review redress.
  • A USGE Strike Mobilization course will be held in Vancouver and Kelowna. Additional strike training for all PSAC members will also be provided later in the Valley. Monika Urita is developing this area.

11. Political Action – A M McCully

  • There have been numerous meetings and e-mails regarding the minimum wage campaign.
  • Bill C-14 has had it’s third reading. This affects Canada Post’s exclusivity.
  • There has been a problem with contracting out of laboratories. We have a lab here in the Cultus Lake area that is being affected.

12. PSAC-REVP Report – Kay Sinclair

  • Regulation 15 has established our rules for bargaining.
  • Pension surplus decision – we have lost the court case and currently have our lawyers reviewing everything to see if we can appeal this. PSAC is also reviewing the decision. We also do not want to jointly issue the pension plan.
  • Bill C-14 would affect our members (UPCE are non male members). We would likely see very uneven services. People in the rural areas would not receive very good service at all.
  • The CRA agreement has been ratified.

The meeting concluded at 2000 Hr.

FRASER VALLEY REGIONAL COORDINATOR REPORT, For October 2007

Jayne Johns-Fraser Valley West Coordinator Activities since the last Regional Council Meeting

  • May 16, 2007 Fraser Valley Labour Council Executive Meeting and General Meeting in Abbotsford
  • June 1-3, 2007 CEIU Presidents Conference in Richmond
  • June 11-13, 2007 Facilitated JLP Collective Agreement Interpretation Workshop in Victoria and visited the Victoria PSAC office
  • Jun 18, 2007 JLP Open House in Abbotsford BC
  • June 20, 2007 Fraser Valley Labour Council Executive Meeting and General Meeting in Abbotsford
  • June 25, 2007 BC PSAC Political Action conference call
  • July 1, 2007 Participated in the Abbotsford Canada Parade with other Labour Council affiliates (see picture)
  • July 18, 2007 BC PSAC Political Action conference call
  • Sept 4, 2007 CEIU/Service Canada Passport Offerings conference call with Kay Sinclair
  • Sept 12, 2007 Participated in JLP Anti-Harassment Workshop
  • Sept 12, 2007 PSAC Education Open House in Abbotsford
  • Sept 12, 2007 Fraser Valley Area Council meeting
  • Sept 18 & 19, 2007 Participated in JLP UMCC Workshop
  • Sept 26, 2007 BC PSAC Political Action Conference call
  • October 18-20, 2007 BC PSAC Regional Exective Council meeting in Vancouver. I was selected as Chair of the REC By-law Committee
  • October 21-23, 2007 PSAC Leadership Training phase II. This training was provided for Regional and National leaders and is a follow up to part 1 provided prior to the 2006 National Convention.

Please join us at our Surrey/Delta/Langley Area Council meeting, Tuesday, December 11, 2007, 5:30 p.m. at the Knight and Day Restaurant, 9677 King George Highway, Surrey.  Please RSVP fraserg@psac.com or call 604 430-5631.

AC logoNorthwest B.C. Area Council Meeting: November 17th, 7PM, Coast Hotel, Prince Rupert

Agenda

  • Guests: Collette Savarie, PSAC Regional Representative and Amal Rana, Education Officer
  • BARGAINING UPDATES: Supporting our bargaining units
  • District Labour Councils
  • PSAC-BC Regional Convention – nominations for delegates to Convention & resolutions
  • Calendar of Events
  • Education
  • Amendments to the bylaws (if any)
  • Days of Recognition
  • Joint Learning Program

Okanagan Area Council AGM: December 1st, Kelowna. Time and Location TBA.

Fraser Valley Area Council meeting: December 5th, 6PM, Mandarin Gardens Restaurant, Abbotsford

Agenda

  • Guest-Kay Sinclair, PSAC REVP for BC
  • By-Law Amendments (see attached proposed Fraser Valley Area Council Bylaw changes)
  • Financial Report-Anne Marie
  • Election of Executive
  • Election of Delegate to PSAC Convention
  • Resolutions to BC PSAC Convention
  • District Labour Council Report-Jayne
  • Other Business

The PSAC BC Regional Education Program is coming to your neighborhood!

  • 4 – 7PM, Wednesday, September 12th
  • The Ramada Plaza & Conference Centre, Mt. Baker Room
  • 36035 North Parallel Road, Abbotsford

The regional education program is coming to your neighborhood and we want to hear from you!

  • Share your thoughts and feedback on union education and courses for your area!
  • Help shape the future of the regional education program!
  • Join us for some great food, company and conversation!
  • Meet other PSAC members and staff!

Refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact Amal Rana (Regional Education Officer) at the Vancouver Regional Office @ 1.800.663.1655 or ranaa@psac.com




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