RETAIL WHOLESALE UNION RETIRED MEMBERS ASSOCIATION

HELD:  June 9, 2015

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