Thursday, 29 November 2007

Election Results

Following are the results of the election for Wage Delegates:
1. Daryl De Rooy
2. Phil Guild
3. Bob MacAdams
4. John Young

Daryl and Phil are elected as Wage Delegates.

Wage Delegates Election Results

Daryl De Rooy and Phil Guild were elected as the Wage Delegates for the term of the next Collective Agreement. I would like to congratulate Daryl and Phil and also thank Bob and John for letting their names stand.


Monday, 26 November 2007

All Members Locals 592 & 686

Please note that we have reluctantly decided to cancel the Christmas Dance due to a lack of response to ticket sales. We have decided to give notice now so that the band may find alternate opportunities.


Sunday, 25 November 2007

Wage Delegate Update

Just a reminder that the Wage Delegates will be reporting on the Tentative Agreement to the Pulp & Paper Caucus on Dec. 9th & 10th. As per the letter from Brother Daves Coles invoking the constitution on Local 592, we are delaying the ratification until after we have reported to Caucus. Therefore we will be holding 2 special meetings and a vote on Tuesday Dec. 11th at 2PM and 7PM. Depending the outcome of the vote, we will not be signing or implementing any agreement until Local 686 has come to an understanding with the employer.

Local 592 Wage Delegates

Wednesday, 21 November 2007

November Forward Look

The November Forward Look is now online. It can be found by clicking on this link.
The quality is about what was in the printed edition this month because the main photocopier needed a part and so Randy used the old one. I simply scanned it in and turned it into a pdf file. Just a warning. It is a little larger than normal; I think around 2.5mb so it might take a while to download, especially if you are still on dial up.

The December Forward Look will be the final print edition before going completely online. We will be looking at possibly trying to set up a website in addition to the blog site. Just be patient with me. Though fairly computer literate, lots of this stuff is still new to me plus I'm trying to learn a whole bunch of personal interest stuff so my mind is getting pretty stuffed up these days.

Unlike other months, this month's Forward Look is pretty much identical to the print edition. I think I only left out the agenda since the General Meeting is already over.


In solidarity,


Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Local 592 / 686 Christmas Dance

CEP LOCAL'S 592 & 686

7PM TILL ???

Wage Delegates Update

Please note that the Wage Delegates will be reporting to the P&P Caucus on the proposed Tentative Agreement on Dec. 9th & 10th. Depending on the progress of our sister local 686 with their talks, we are planning to hold 2 Special Meetings on Dec. 11th at 2PM & 7PM to finally discuss and vote on the tentative agreement.
Local 592 Wage Delegates

Executive Board Nominations for 2008

Nominations were held at last nights General Meeting and the results are as follows:

President: Pete Rayburn (by acclamation)
Vice President: John Young (by acclamation)
Recording Secretary: Tim Thompson (by acclamation)
Financial Secretary: Daryl De Rooy (by acclamation)
1st Yr Trustee: Randy Teichman (by acclamation)
Guard / Safety Officer: Phil Guild (by acclamation)
Wage Delegates (2): Daryl De Rooy, Phil guild, John Young, Bob MacAdams
We will be holding the vote for the Wage Delegates on Nov. 26th & 29th at the mill gate at shift changes and all day at the Hall.

Sunday, 18 November 2007

Christmas Dance Tickets

There will be dance tickets available at the Monday night General Meeting. The price is $10 each.

Where's the Forward Look?

The November Forward Look is not up yet mainly due to the fact that there was virtually nothing in it that was in electronic form. I don't have a printed copy yet but I will try and get one Monday night and see if I can scan it in and post it that way.

So stay tuned.

Thursday, 15 November 2007

From the President

As most of you know by now the National has invoked Article 15.02.04 of the National Constitution on Local 592 preventing us from conducting a ratification vote on the tentative agreement until the Wage Delegates take it to the P&P Caucus on December 9th. In the mean time we will be meeting with all of the Catalyst Locals on Friday November 16th to give them our presentation and hopefully alleviate some of their concerns, and also explain to them why we felt compelled to entertain some of these "out of the box" ideas.

This is our third round of discussions over the last 2 years to try and secure a future for our mill. We knew that if we were to succeed this time around that we would have to talk about and consider issues, that we have in the past, considered to be absolutely sacred ground to this Local. But the one thing we could all agree on was we had to get our costs down to the point of making this a long term, viable operation. That was and still is our goal. So far we have managed every road block that was thrown in front of us and we will get around this one as well.

I will readily admit that this is not fair and equal to all of our members, especially the shift workers, but if we were going to be serious about getting those costs down, we had to look at the biggest opportunities and the shift scheduling was one of the biggest. It would be a huge change for people to grasp this idea and accept it but the alternative is not acceptable by any ones standards. It's ludicrous to think that any of the Wage Delegates have embraced this proposal but it would also be totally irresponsible of us to just walk away and say F--- it. We took this on for the benefit of our local as a whole and we will finish it. To that end I am going to let my name stand for nomination for another term as President and hopefully have your support and be assured that we have your confidence in what we are doing.

Pete Rayburn

Tuesday, 13 November 2007

To All Members CEP Local 592

Please be advised that we have received notice from the CEP National Office that they are invoking Article 15.02 of the CEP National Constitution. Therefore we will not be conducting a ratification vote on the proposed tentative agreement at this time.

The meetings will not be canceled but will be used for information purposes only.

Local 592 Wage Delegates
Pete Rayburn
Daryl De Rooy
Phil Guild

Saturday, 10 November 2007

Christmas Dance Tickets

If you're looking for tickets to the Christmas Dance on Dec 15th please see John Young, day shift MW pager #282. We will try to get some at the guard shack in the near future.

Friday, 2 November 2007

Information Meetings (update)

For those members that are on lay-off and not in the mill, please phone Mary (7474) or Shelli (7817) if you want to attend one of the information meetings on the 7th, 8th & 9th. These meetings are getting booked up and they will let you know which meeting has space.

Special Meetings and Vote

Notice To All Members
CEP Local 592

We will be holding 2 Special Meetings to discuss and vote on a tentative agreement to secure the future of this mill as a long term, viable 2 machine operation.

Hansen Hall
November 14th
2PM & 7PM

Please note that you MUST attend one of the meetings in order to have a vote.

Local 592 Wage Delegates
Pete Rayburn
Daryl De Rooy
Phil Guild

Infomation Meetings

We will be holding information meetings on the tentative agreement reached concerning the long term future as a 2 machine operation. Please make every effort to get to one of these meetings so that you may make an educated decision on this proposed agreement.
NOV. 7TH , 8TH, & 9TH
(these meetings will be approx 2 hours)
Local 592 Wage Delegates
Pete Rayburn
Daryl De Rooy
Phil Guild (Alternate)