Annual General Meeting April 29th and Board Meeting May 16th?

Please attend Annual General Meeting; everyone who can possibly make it

CUPE 391’s Annual Board Meeting

Alice MacKay Room

April 29, 2007

10 a.m.

The Annual General Meeting is not as just another general meeting, though they are all significant.  Labour has developed and refined trade unions for over 300 years to bring us to where are today.  The annual general meeting is primarily about the election of the new Executive, but it also encompasses the discussions of the reports of the committees and the business of the local.  CUPE 391 has begun the bargaining process with a well-trained and co-ordinated bargaining team with three meetings behind us, built a strong and effective classifications committee, problem-solved a number of local issues with management and challenged management on perceived violations of the Collective Agreement.

Proclaimed Candidates for Executive and other Positions
Vice-President: Laura Safarian

Members-at-Large (4) see below
Peter Degroot

Aili Meutzner

Aliza Nevarie

Inder Pannu

President: Alex Youngberg

Recording Secretary:  Mike DePaoli

1 Trustee (3 years)      Gillian Doan

Steven Turner will continue as Secretary-Treasurer for another year

Ed Dickson will continue as Vice President for the 2nd year of his two year term

Board Meeting/Bindery Decision NOW May 16 (tentatively)

Management has agreed to move the decision on the Bindery’s future to May 16.  This will be confirmed soon.  The Union argued that we needed time to respond to Management’s report on the Bindery Committee report.  The Bindery Committtee report will probably be ready on Wednesday, April 25th.  We understand Management’s report will be ready the following week.

It is very important that staff come out to the Board meeting May 16th and support the Bindery.  The bindery is an integrel part of collection development and collection maintenance.  The work of closed divisions is curiously vulnerable to being contracted out.  Because the work is not visible does not make it less important.  Houses without support beams do not function; collections that are not cared for do not service the community as they should.

So, mark your calendars.  Two big events: Annual General Meeeting April 29th, 10 a.m. Alice MacKay and the Board Meeting re: the Bindery decision May 16th(so far)