Picket Captains

While we have some picket captains signed up, please let us know if you are able to be a picket captain at your site or another site. If you are able, please e-mail us with your name and site/or sites you are willing to go to!
Good Afternoon our wonderful Picket Captains or Possible Picket Captains,
As you know we have reached an impasse and we will be entering into mediation soon. Anita, Rena, and I met with the Regional Director last night and she is working on getting the training moved up so that it can be done before mediation. We have confirmed that the picket captain training will be 1/2 day online on February 2nd in the afternoon or February 3rd in the morning. You only need to attend one, not both.

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Arbitration Update

Anita, Rena, and Michelle returned from Vancouver today with great news for our members. They were attending and participating in the arbitration hearing regarding the use of TTOC’s doing the work of EA’s. We would like to share the outcome with all our Members.

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Kootenay Lake School District support workers in favour of strike action

NELSON – School support workers in School District 8 – Kootenay Lake are in overwhelming support of taking job action if they can’t reach a fair collective agreement. Members of CUPE 748, over 400 workers who provide critical service in over 20 schools in the East and West Kootenays, voted 98 percent in favour of job action – such as a strike – in a vote held last week.

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Strike Vote

As you know, we have hit an impasse with the employer and are holding strike votes this week.

Thank you to everyone who came to the meetings in Salmo and Crawford Bay on Monday and Creston on Tuesday.
We are in Kaslo today, Winlaw on Thursday, and Nelson on Friday. You may attend any one of these meetings.

We booked the meetings throughout the area so there would not be too much traveling involved for you all to vote.

Special Membership Meetings – STRIKE VOTE

Jan 18 – Kaslo – 10:00 am – 6:00 pm – Kemball Building (Upstairs) 312 4th St
Jan 19 – Winlaw – 10:00 am – 6:00 – pm – Bindu Yoga Studio 5676 Winlaw Bridge Rd.
Jan 20 – Nelson – 10:00 am – 6:00 pm – Railway Station (Upstairs) 90 Baker Street

We want to keep our members informed. It is crucial that we can reach out to you quickly. Please ensure we have your current personal email address and encourage your coworkers to do the same. You can also give us this information at the meetings this week.
Please send your up-to-date information to michelleb748@gmail.com.