We had our first study sessions today, starting with a large crowd at Central branch and moving on to Kitsilano, Oakridge, Strathcona, Carnegie, and Renfrew.
They were a great success, and with all the great questions as informative for us as we hope it was for everyone attending. Thank you so much for the great show of support!
Here is how the study sessions will run tomorrow (Wednesday).
At 9.30 am, there will be a study session at Mount Pleasant branch which will include staff from Mount pleasant, Kensington, Riley Park, Hastings, Champlain, Collingwood, Kerrisdale, South Hill, Dunbar and West Point Grey.
At 11:30 am, there will be a study session at Firehall branch which will include staff from Firehall, Marpole, and Fraserview.
Any Part-time and Auxiliary who are not working should feel free to come to either study session tomorrow.
Staff will be reimbursed for any costs incurred when making their way down to the sessions (if beginning at their home branch) and back from the sessions. This includes costs for mileage, parking and taxi. We encourage car pooling.
All sessions will last approximately one hour, delaying the opening of all the branches.
Paul Moist, the president of Cupe National will be attending the morning meeting at Mount Pleasant. This is big news, and is evidence of our parent local’s tremendous support for what we are doing.
The Library Board Meeting
The next item on the agenda is a presentation to the Vancouver Public Library Board Wednesday night on Pay Equity. We are hoping to enlighten them as to why this is such an important issue for the the union. This meeting is public and we encourage members to come. It will be held at the board room on level 7 at 5.30. Any member wanting to attend please call Chrysalyn at 604-331-4003.
As things continue to progress, information will be forthcoming. Please continue to visit the website and read the bargaining blog. Great information, including the document on Pay Equity that we will be presenting to the board is available through our bargaining resources section. (see right).
Also….it is crucial to make sure you collect all your important belongings, medications etc. and the end of every day, as well as for breaks off site.
On behalf of the bargaining committee,