Commissionaires Union

Victoria, The Islands and Yukon

President’s Letter, February 2018

Fellow members’ one new initiative from our new collective agreement has started with the employer. We will begin to have discussions on employee benefits. Now these talks are in the early stages, nothing is confirmed at this point.

If anyone has a thought as to what benefits, we as members would like to see, such as dental, prescription drugs vision etc, please email me so they can be included in the talks and help to define what benefits our members feel are the most important. For members who have extended health benefits from another source (i.e. veteran’s affairs, spouse’s benefits plan through their workplace) there will be discussions on this issue as well.

The AGM is on 27 March 2018 at the Esquimalt Legion at 1900. At the meeting, we will be approving the budget, our revised bylaws and picking the upcoming negotiating team for late this year or early 2019. Copies of the draft bylaws will be available on line to view prior to the meeting. We are awaiting the final review of the printed collective agreement. We hope to have copies prior to the AGM for distribution.

In April, members of your executive will be attending the Triennial meeting of the PSAC in Toronto. These meetings have opportunities to meet with fellow union members from across Canada and to attend training sessions for members of local executives.

Your local executive has a busy couple of months ahead so please stay tuned and check the web page for updates.

David Schinbein President

PSAC DCL 20500

AGM Tuesday March 27, 2018 at 7:00pm

Legion Hall on Admirals Road and Esquimalt Road.

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Special OH&S Educational Opportunities - RSI Day & International Women's Day

Hello OH&S Centre Advisory Committee Members;

The links below will give you more information about two of our upcoming special event courses. These courses are specially priced ($20), 8-hour health and safety education courses.

The first is February 28thStrains, Aches & Pains: ErgonomicsIn recognition of International Repetitive Strain Injury Day Offered in Abbotsford, New Westminster and Victoria Click the link for more information: http://createsend.com/t/d-D5B3A42F0A9980362540EF23F30FEDED

The second is March 8thWomen’s Health & Safety in the Workplace In recognition of International Women’s Day. Offered in Fort St. John, Prince George and New WestminsterClick the link for more information: http://createsend.com/t/d-1E649C8CFC86E2E9

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