GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Sunday APRIL 6, 2014
6pm – 8pm (AMENDED)

Green and Gold Room Commonwealth Stadium (use team store entrance, parking at the LRT lot across the street)

Notices of Motion:
Executive Notice of Motion:
That the local office be immediately temporarily re- located to another space while we make decisions regarding repairs, Reno, rebuild or permanent move of the office. Monies to come from reserve for building repairs ($4504.82 and that this is brought to the membership as an executive recommendation).
Executive Notice of Motion:
That the Edmonton Local brings the Local bylaws in line with Article 5 of the National Constitution, and change “Area Council Delegates to Regional Conference Delegates”.
That the Edmonton Local add the following new duty to the education officer: That the Local Education Officer shall be responsible for the recruitment and co-ordination of Appendix HH and DD facillators.
Executive Notice of Motion:
that the Edmonton Local sends an individual to the CALM Media Conference 2014, monies to come from inside out supplies. (Approximate cost $2,300).

Motion:
Moved that the local dues assessment as provided for in Article 7.12 of the local by-laws, be fixed at $10.00 per member, per month effective July 1, 2014, the new budget year.
Rationale:
The local dues assessment is increasing each time our wages increase. Because both the base dues rate used nationally and the local dues assessment are using a formula which is a percentage of the hourly rate, the impact on members of the local is a double increase.
Moved by Karen Kennedy
Motion:
Moved that the full time secretary treasurer position of the Edmonton local be changed to a part time position effective July 1, 2014, the new budget year.
Rationale:
We need to do this now as we are electing 2 full time officers for 2 year terms. The changes to door to door delivery are going to impact the local in a major way within these 2 years and we need to prepare financially by reducing costs for the local. The work of the secretary treasurer is also assisted by the executive assistant and the bookkeeper. We will need to review the duties of the other fulltime officer’s as well.
Moved by Karen Kennedy
Executive Election
(Temporary)
Chief Steward Stations and Depots
ELECTIONS
Education Committee 1 Members (to November 2014)
Environment Committee 1 Member (to May 2015)
Women’s Committee 3 Members (to September 2015)
Election Committee 1 Alternates (to December 2014)
Organizing Committee 2 Member (to September 2014)
Social Committee 1 Member (to November 2014)
Inside Out Committee 1 Member (November 2014)
Bylaws Committee 1 Alternate (to February 2016)
EDLC Delegates 2 Members (To February 2015)
Prairie School for Women 2 Women (June 8-12/14 Waskesiu Lake, SK)
Prairie School for Women 2 Women pending 7.58 funding
PIA Annual Conference 2 Members April 11-13, 2014
4 Members Friday night plenary (only)
AFL Mid Term conference 15 Members May 23-24, 2014
Calm Conference 1 Member May 1-3/14(pending approval)

Postal transformation: Have your say!

Do you take it home with you?

Postal transformation (PT) has led to major changes in staffing, working conditions and schedules in our local.

A survey WAS launched to understand how the changes since PT have affected your work and your life- both at home and at work. PT has meant that many of our members are finding balancing work and home life more challenging.

Now is the time to have your say! Fill out the survey! This survey was mailed to your home in March. It is also available online or on your smart phone.

The survey is confidential and anonymous.

The results will help us understand the impact of postal transformation on you and your family. All members in our local along with (list the other 4 locals) have been asked to participate. If our response rate is good we will find out very useful information about our members collectively.

The information will be useful in collective bargaining and consultation with

Canada Post.

Please take the time and complete the survey.

Website: http://fluidsurveys.com/s/PTsurvey/

International Womens Day

All Out for March 8, International Women’s Day!
Women’s Dignity Lies in the Fight for the Rights of All!

Rally at 2 pm Corbett Hall (82 Ave & 112 St, Edmonton), March down Whyte Avenue
Speakers and discussion to follow at Trinity Lutheran Centre (11014 81 Ave)
Light refreshments will be provided.
Women stand in the forefront of all the struggles for rights, in Canada and the world over. For more than 100 years, on March 8 women have taken political action on an organized basis to affirm their rights and for empowerment. On March 8, International Women’s Day, we will join millions of women around the world who mobilize on IWD. Join in!

We are marching to oppose the austerity agenda of Harper, Redford and other governments, and their assault on public services and the people who provide them, a majority of whom are women. We demand that governments defend the public good and provide the funding required for the social programs and services which people need. This includes the right to health care, care and security for seniors, childcare, education and recreation for children and youth, and all the things human beings require to flourish. No more privatization and wrecking of social programs to pay the rich! Hands off public sector pensions Yes to pensions for all! Save our public post!

We are marching to demand justice for murdered and missing women! We condemn the racist and sexist government policies which help perpetuate this violence, police negligence, and the indifference of the Harper government. We demand funding as a right for the programs women need including sexual assault centres, shelters and affordable housing.

We are marching to affirm new nation-to-nation relations between First Nations and Métis and Canadians. We say no! to Canada’s ongoing colonial relationship with First Nations and Métis peoples which has denied women their traditional place of honour and leadership, a place which women have reclaimed as they stand in the forefront of the struggles to defend the rights of all.

We are marching to express our unity with women the world over, especially those in the war-torn countries of the world and all who face and resist imperialist aggression, occupation, intrigue and threats. We stand with the women of Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean who are fighting for their rights and from whose sweat and blood the global monopolies and big powers and countries such as Canada steal immense wealth. We oppose the Harper government’s worker-trafficking and demand that the temporary foreign workers and live-in caregivers’ programs be ended and replaced with permanent residency for temporary and undocumented workers on the basis of Status for All!

We are marching as one with women in Canada and throughout the world who are fighting to achieve their rights, and establish a humane and modern world based on the affirmation of the rights of all! Bring your banners and signs which highlight your work and demands! Bring your co-workers and families – all are welcome!

For more information, go to www.facebook.com/IWDEdmonton, email: edmontoniwd@gmail.com,
or contact Merryn at 780-910-1951.