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.
Brother Shawn Lakusta gave the staff report.
- Thanks to Frank Allison for setting up the room.
- Viceroy Homes – The new owner re-opened the business, and recalled the employees back to work. 12 employees, including the plant chair, are now working.
- Produce Terminal – Managed to roll over the collective agreement for 2 years, and bargaining will begin next year.
- Lucerne Milk Plant – The employees are now Teamsters members, and the Union stays in contact with them. A complaint has been filed with the Human Rights Tribunal against the Trustees of the Retail Wholesale Union Pension Plan.
- BC West – Frank Allison is successful in organizing, adding about 20 new members to the Union.
- The golf tournament will be held this coming Friday, September 18.
- The Grain Workers Union is now affiliated with the Longshore Union.
OLD BUSINESS: none.
NEXT MEETING: December 8, 2015