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Williams Lake General Meeting March 19th & 20th 2019

By April 21, 2019General Meetings

Kiel reviewed the minutes from February’s meetings.

Daniel gave the investment and financial report.

Cory gave the OHSC report.

Working alone and using radio communication, cable incidents and locking out cable, and Shovel 3 slip ring incident discussed. Training for shop/safety stewards announced for May, Thirty members maximum per class. Updating the safety handbook and HVAC units on equipment are being looked at. Member asked why the company won’t change the drug policy now that THC is legal, Ken explained what we have been working on to try and convince the company to change it.

Ed brought up the issues on site with dust and reagents.

Riley gave the grievance report and announced dates for arbitration.

Cody spoke about training and how he will be going down to New Westminster to speak with the national about getting better training in the North. He also mentioned that we will be posting hours on the union website along with dates the hall is booked.

Maria mentioned that the bursary information is also posted to the website and if anyone has any question to please contact Dan Shoults.

Ken spoke about the training he has been working on in the mill. Issues with management making crusher helpers work two circuits.

New Business:

Motion was made for two members to receive $500 for their undue hardship with having to travel out of town for a maternity ward. Member suggested that we add a budget to the new bylaws that would put a maximum allowable amount to give away to undue hardship, charities, clubs, and to announce how much has been spent so far at every meeting. Lisa Harvey’s motion for Roxy’s donation was voted down.

Cody Wells made a motion for the Williams Lake Skating Club to receive $200.

Peter Rekunyk made a motion that Lee Haggard be put in the vacant recording secretary position until an election can take place. Ken Grainger made a motion to stay with Adel and Great West Life, all in favor.

Meeting Adjourned.