RETIRED LIVES MEETING MINUTES ~ JUNE 9, 2015

RETAIL WHOLESALE UNION RETIRED MEMBERS ASSOCIATION

AT:  Church of St. Mary the Virgin, New Westminster BC


The meeting was called to order at 10:05 am with Brother Shawn Lakusta in the Chair.

 

MINUTES of the previous meeting were read by Brother Don Gardner and adopted.

 

 STAFF REPORT:

Brother Shawn Lakusta gave the staff report.

  • Thanks to Frank Allison for setting up the room.
  • Viceroy Homes – Employees have all left the company without pay.  A new owner is supposed to be coming in and re-opening the company, but skilled workers may have already moved on.
  • Produce Terminal – Bargaining is now deferred to next year.
  • Lucerne Milk Plant – The Labour Relations Board has denied the application made for reconsideration of their decision to cancel the Union’s certification at the Milk Plant.  The employees are now Teamsters members.
  • BC West – Frank Allison was in midst of organizing.  There are about 45 to 50 warehouse workers, and about 27 dependent contractors.  A submission for certification was made to LRB.
  • Pearl Wong Fung will retire at the end of August, 2015.  Ada Leong will be joining the Pension Office effective August 1, 2015.

 

 NEW BUSINESS:

  • Suggestion to post the Retired Members Association minutes as drafted on the RWU website.

 

OLD BUSINESS: none.

 

NEXT MEETING: September 15, 2015

 

ATTENDANCE: 37

 

MAIN DRAW:

  • One toque
  • One golf shirt
  • One long sleeve shirt

 

Meeting adjourned at 11:00 am