Things are usually pretty quiet in the summer and not much seem to be happening so it's been awhile since there have been any posts on this site. The president is on holidays and there hasn't been any new news that I'm aware of apart from the continued acceptance of the pattern bargain by other companies.
I hope you have all had a great summer. The weather has been better than last year but it has still been running hot and cold, literally!
September is quickly upon us and with that comes the resumption of meetings. The meeting dates for September are:
SHOP STEWARDS: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 7:00 PM
(Note Change of Day)
EXECUTIVE: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 6:00 PM
GENERAL: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 7:00 PM
I am about to commence my 22 days off (starting tomorrow) and I will be out of town and absent from the September meetings. I have done up an agenda, however any potential Executive Recommendations are not on it because the Executive meeting for September has not yet occurred. The agenda can be found here.
The final item today concerns the Forward Look. It is unlikely that I will be anywhere near internet access the week the Forward Look normally comes out so I am going to suggest to the President that he post any submitted articles directly to this blog. We should be back to normal for October (whatever normal is anymore).
For those of you seeing your children back to school soon, I hope that goes well for you and for them. And, for all my "C" crew compatriots, enjoy your holidays. I know I will.
Thursday, 7 August 2008
Monday, 4 August 2008
At the Presidents Council in Powell River last Thursday, the Catalyst locals decided to start negotiations on the 2008 industry pattern agreement in early September. The locals will meet on Sept. 8th to deal with any local items that are common to all the locals. They have also set Sept. 9th as a possible date to exchange agendas with Catalyst management. Hopefully discussions will commence on the 10th any carry on until an agreement or an impasse is reached.