Thursday, October 4, 2007

Civic Strike Settlement Vote - Oct 8 - 10

ALERT - CUPE 391 Votes TUESDAY 9:30 - 5:30 @ Central Library

CUPE 15 Revised Bargaining Update - October 4, 2007

Vote dates were revised for CUPE 15 and 1004 members as Monday October 8th was a travel day for those with pre-existing Thanksgiving plans. Street level picketers complained that Thanksgiving preparations and family events would hinder members from fully reviewing the proposed settlement for a Monday vote. Tuesday voting is the result.

Voting Schedule
  • Local 15 - Monday, October 8th & Tuesday October 9th - Croation Cultural Centre
    • Approval Requires 50% + 1
  • Local 391 - Tuesday, October 9th, - Central Library - Outside Tents
    • Approval Requires 50% + 1
  • Local 1004 - Tuesday, October 9th - Maritime Labour Centre
    • Approval Requires 66%
  • Metro Vancouver LRB - Tuesday October 10th
  • Vancouver City Council -Wednesday October 10th
CUPE Locals 15, 391 and 1004 will receive Mediator Brian Foley's recommendations for settlement on the morning of Friday October 5th.

The mediator's recommendations for settlement, together with the Bargaining Committee's statement of approval or rejection will be available to pick up at the following locations:
  • CUPE 15 Strike Headquarters - 1369 Kingsway, Vancouver (map)
    • Saturday Oct. 6 - 9:30am - 5:00pm
    • Sunday Oct. 7 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • CUPE 15 Office, 545 West 10th Avenue (map)
    • Saturday Oct. 6 - 9:30am to 1:00 pm
Copies should be distributed to picket lines by the coffee wagons on Saturday October 6 and Sunday October 7.

CUPE 15 Bargaining Committee members will be available for informal meetings to discuss the recommendations as follows:
  • Saturday
    • Strike HQ @ 10:00am, 12:00 noon and 3:00pm
    • CUPE 15 office @ 10:00am & 12:00 noon
  • Sunday
    • Strike HQ @ 10:00am & 12:00 noon

CUPE 1004 Bargaining Committee will hold information meetings.

Sunday, October 7

Location: Maritime Labour Centre, 1880 Triumph Street (map)

  • 9:00 am Boardroom #1
  • 1:00 pm Auditorium
  • 4:00 pm Auditorium
  • 7:00 pm Auditorium

Voting will take place at 1004 Strike Headquarters - Maritime Labour Centre
1880 Triumph Street entrance

Tuesday, October 9, 7 am to 7 pm

For further details, contact the 1004 Strike
Office at 604-253-5138 or visit the website

CUPE 391

Important Changes to Upcoming Information Meeting & Ratification Vote

Instead of one meeting and vote, we will be having two informational meetings on Sunday and voting on Tuesday, October 9.

In addition, the Bargaining Committee will be visiting picket locations on Monday to answer your questions.

Informational Meetings
Sunday, October 7
Meeting #1: 10 a.m.
Meeting #2: 2 p.m.
Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive (map)

Ratification Vote
Tuesday, October 9
9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Central Library, 350 West Georgia St.

There will be no pickets up at Central on Sunday, attending the informational meetings will count towards your picket time.

We will be activating our communications tree regarding these changes, however, if you know of any members who may not have received this message, please let them know.

If you have any questions, please speak to your Picket Captain.

NOTICE OF POLL - Revised (CUPE 15)

Voting on the settlement recommendations will take place on:
  • Monday, Oct. 8 & Tuesday Oct. 9, 2007 at the Croation Cultural Centre
    • 3250 Commercial Drive in Vancouver (map)
There will be a members' meeting before each voting period.

Polls will open at the conclusion of each meeting.

If you have already picked up a copy of the recommendations please bring it with you. Copies will also be available at the Croatian Cultural Center.

Monday, October 8th
  • Meeting Begins: 9:00am Polls Close 11:30am
  • Meeting Begins: 1:00pm Polls Close 3:30pm
  • Meeting Begins: 4:00pm Polls Close 7:00pm
Tuesday, October 9th
  • Meeting Begins: 10:00am Polls Close: 12:30pm
  • Meeting Begins: 2:00pm Polls Close: 4:00pm

Speculation Sweepstakes goes to:

Anonymous said...

No the buzz is they phoned Foley today and he said maybe Friday

October 3, 2007 5:56 PM

Anonymous said...

told ya

October 4, 2007 12:23 PM

The prize - satisfaction. What can I say - I'm cheap.


Anonymous said...

no prize necessary - the information=time and effort you have provided here over this boondoggle has been more than enough.

Gazetteer said...

What the anon-o-mouse above said.

Anonymous said...

Many Library employees are upset that the vote is being held on Sunday, forcing them to decide between pre-existing Thanksgiving plans and the vote.

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Anonymous said...

What really p's me off is I have been waiting for 3 months for a contract and on my way to pick up my cheque at the 1004 union hall I caught a report on city tv and they actually showed the new contract on tv with areas of the contract highlighted of what was new.So when I arrived at the hall to recieve my cheque and a copy of the new agreement they said they didnt have it yet , but they were aware that It was "leaked" to the media. I call b.s. the union obviously didnt get what they were looking for in mr foleys new proposal and they are playing games once again.Its just embarhasing.............

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jonuck said...

1004 has the recommendations on their website - I'm sure that was how it was leaked.....they are on cupe 15 site now too

jonuck said...

don't count on them wanting to keep us out Blackbird
they are tired and there was snow on the mountaintops yesterday= think big picture.....leaves, frost

I think they are scared sheeshless

plus those replacement workers they had on the coincollecting etc. contract expired Sept 30 and they are not allowed to renew it

You have to know though that is the biggest signing bonus the city has ever given.........not that I agree it is enough as far as I'm concerned money isn't going to fix my relationship with them

jonuck said...

anonymous at 10:25, yeah it doesn't give you the impression of a coordinated effort does it

I still think we need to keep a wait for our unions comments

I kinda like what the person on the news said - "If we are that far apart I guess we got a good mediation"

Anonymous said...

please answer me this are we getting the 1,000 dollars signing bonus instead of the retro pay they owe us since december 31 2006 ? Because there was no retro pay mentioned in the new contract. anyone?

jonuck said...

yes retro and signing bonus and no loss of vacation

Anonymous said...

You will get retro pay from January 1, 2007 in addition to the $1,000 signing bonus. That works out to a little over 9 months of retro for the 3% raise for 2007.