Wednesday, 15 December 2010

New Forward Look

The December Forward Look is now online. View it by clicking here.

In solidarity,

Adam Currey

Monday, 22 November 2010

Daryl De Rooy Celebration of Life

Brothers and Sisters,

I am sure most of you have heard that Daryl passed away on November the 18th. The company should be putting out something very soon but for those readers who may not have access to that I thought something should be posted here regarding the Celebration of Life for Daryl.

This will be held Friday, November 26th at 2:00 p.m. at the Italian Hall, 4065 6th Ave. in Port Alberni. Please note that this venue has changed and there may still be some notices coming out that indicate that it is at Hansen Hall. It was decided today that a larger hall would be needed and was changed after some earlier notices had gone out.

We are all deeply saddened at the loss of a great friend and a great union activist who fought hard for many years for the membership of Local 592. I will miss him greatly.

As per his family's request, in lieu of flowers, please make a donation in memory of Daryl to the BC Transplant Society,

In solidarity,

Tim Thompson

Friday, 12 November 2010

November Forward Look

The November Forward Look is now online. View by clicking here.

In solidarity,

Adam Currey

Thursday, 14 October 2010

October Forward Look

The October edition of the Forward Look is now online. You can view it by clicking here.

Monday, 11 October 2010

Date Change for the Next General Meeting

Just a reminder that the date of the next general meeting has been changed to October 25th.

In Solidarity,

Adam Currey

Friday, 1 October 2010


The results of the vote:


Yes 2%

No 98%

In solidarity

Adam Currey

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Hi All

Just an update on what has transpired since our meetings in the mill with Kevin Clarke early last week. Following similar meetings in all the Catalyst mills the Presidents, some of their Wage Delegates, Dave Schaub and Don Boucher had a conference call to discuss our plan moving forward. After lengthy discussion all the other locals agreed to go to their memberships and allow them to vote on whether or not they want their Wage Delegates to negotiate a new Collective Agreement. They also agreed with our position that all the locals conduct these votes on the same day. Due to the other locals needing time to post notices and the National Convention later this week, the date that was chosen is September 30.

So we will be postponing our vote that was scheduled for tomorrow, Monday September 13th and will be voting along with the other locals on the 30th.

Due to this extremely short notice we will still conduct the 2 pm meeting for any of our members that wish to attend. We will have a brief discussion and answer questions but no vote will be held. At 7 pm we will have a brief discussion and then begin our General Meeting .

Thank You

Monday, 6 September 2010

September Forward Look Now Online

The September Forward Look is not online. You can view it by clicking here.

In Solidarity

Adam Currey

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Upcoming Dates

There are a number of things coming up in the next two weeks.

Kevin Clarke is visiting the mill to sell his list of concessions on the 7th.

There will be two special meetings on the 13th at 2PM and 7PM. The general meeting will follow the 7PM meeting, a week earlier than usual.

In Solidarity

Adam Currey

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Information on the President's Council Meeting.

On August 23, the Catalyst Paper President's Council met with the company for their regularly scheduled meeting. At the meeting the company asked for a number of concessions from the locals.

As a result of this, Jim will be sending more information on the situation to those on his email list by tomorrow evening. We will also be putting out notices around the mill.

To get on Jim's email list contact him at

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

June Forward Look

This month's Forward Look is now online. View it by clicking here.

In Solidarity.

Adam Currey

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Information About the Upcoming General Meeting.

The Local 592 Wage Delegates will be seeking approval from the executive and then the membership to support the laid off members at Elk Falls.

Vote and details at the General Meeting on Monday, June 21st.

In Solidarity,

Adam Currey
Recording Secretary

Friday, 14 May 2010

No Forward Look this month

We don't have any articles this month, so I won't be putting out a Forward Look. If anything pressing comes up I will put it up on the blog or Jim will send out an email.

In solidarity

Adam Currey

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Local 592 Wage Delegate Report

Late last week Roy and I met with Brian Johnson and Tom Paisley and we were presented with a letter asking us to postpone our wage increase due May 1,2010. They informed us that this request was being made to all the Catalyst locals. The Catalyst locals met Monday evening and decided that the Presidents would meet with the company to inform them that the locals would not be entertaining this request.

The following day Jim Britton, Mike Fenton, Don Bouchier, Bob Hughf and the Presidents met with Brian Johnston and Steve Boniferro. Jim told them that we were not in favour of postponing our wage increase but we would still be willing to meet with them to discuss the challenges facing this company. Brian said that they were pleased to hear this and they are eager to resume talks with the local unions. The date for this meeting will be set in the days to come.

At Monday night’s General meeting we will be seeking direction from this local on how to proceed. The Wage Delegates will be recommending that Local 592 Wage Delegates attend these talks with the Company.

I apologize for the short notice but due to the urgency of the group to have this meeting as soon as everyone’s schedule will permit, we have no choice but to bring this to our local Monday night.

A full report will be given Monday night prior to voting on our recommendation. This is an extremely important issue and I urge our members come out, get the facts, express your opinion and be involved in the decision.

Jim VanDusen
Wage Delegate

Monday, 12 April 2010

Friday, 12 March 2010

This month's Forward Look is now online. View it by clicking here.

In Solidarity.

Adam Currey

Thursday, 18 February 2010

I'd like to remind members that anyone in Local 592 can publish an article in the Forward Look. Articles are due on the Friday before the executive meeting, for March that is on Friday the 5th. You can write them in an email or in a Word document. Send them to me by clicking on my name under the heading "email addresses" on the right of this page.

In Solidarity,

Adam Currey
The CEP 592 Labour Agreement for 2008 to 2012 is now online. View it by clicking here.

In Solidarity

Adam Currey

Thursday, 11 February 2010

February Forward Look.

The February Forward Look is now online. View it here.

In Solidarity,
Adam Currey

Monday, 18 January 2010

The January edition of the Forward Look is now online. Read it here .

In Solidarity,

Adam Currey