Hello all. As you can see it has been awhile since I last updated my page. No excuses just my bad!
There is a lot going on within our Local in the upcoming months. The pulp wage delegates will be meeting with Canfor on Monday April 24th to exchange agendas. We will then commence bargaining the Local issue part of the Collective Agreement on Wednesday April 26th. Presently the main wage negotiations are set to start on May 8th if there are no hiccups in the local issue bargaining. Both the PPWC and our wage caucus partners, Unifor, are ready to go!!
Once the pattern agreement is set we will be taking it around the province. This will include our certification at Chemtrade.
We will also be bargaining for our 100 Mile House members with Norbord. We have set our agenda and will get down to bargaining once the pulp agreement is done. Their Collective Agreement expires at the end of June.
Convention was held in Mackenzie this year with Local 18 and its members serving as hosts. A great job done by all. A special shout out to Nathan, Cody, Peter, Laurie and Dan. An even more special shoutout to Lloyd for organizing the curling for us. The real unsung hero of the week was Jamie who kept the drinks flowing and never complained once! Next years event will be back in Vancouver.
If you are interested in knowing more of what is happening in your Local come on out to a membership meeting!!