We have all already heard that next Monday Sannich will be again behind STA picket lines. Please see the BCTF schedule for next week. We are also waiting to see what the results are of today’s meetings at the labour board between the BCFT and BCPSEA.
Late shift picket captains from yesterday should be getting the packages and signs to their early shift captains. Please contact Nathan at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm you have the package and if you need any supplies refreshed.
Bolds in question
Picketing Captains 7-11 shift 11-3 shift Bolds are in question
Bayside Darren Smith Darrell Strocen
Brentwood Trevor Smith Peter Wong
CDC Christine Gaudet Yuri L.?
Claremont Brenda Davies Shawn Braun?
Cordova bay Ruth Cartwright Doug Elinski
Deep Cove Debra Cornish Jack Johnson
ILC ( Saanichton ) Jacquline P.? Connor Dixon?
(broadmead closed) (seeking alternative)
Keating Fred Tutte? Cam Wist
Kelset Leanna Shields Susanne Child
Lochside Pat Tutte Ian Nash
North Saanich Dorine P? Shane Power
Parkland Sue Lawes Gerry Dorman
Prospect Lake Lorna M.? Mike Ward
Royal Oak Laurie L. Mike Forrester
Sidney Diane Inouve Christina Day
Stelly’s Don Connors Rafe Sunshine
Sides (Wilkinson) Warren White Leslie Gentle
(Beaver lake closed)
SBO/Physical Plant Robert Pang Herman K.
We will once again ask members at sites like Claremont, Parkland and Stelly’s to redeploy to smaller sites should the need arise on Monday.
I will again ask Wendi and Kelly to host the “doughnut party” in the south end and will get a North end crew together. Pascal will continue with to work on our website and we are working on alternative duties for others.
Would Childcare help you to attend the picketing? If so, email me and if their are enough we will try and arrange childcare duties as an alternative duties for those that are willing. Anyone qualified that would be willing to child mind as an alternative to picketing should also contact Nathan.
We will need to postpone Tuesday nights Exec meeting and the planned June 7thmembership meeting.
On top of the current uncertainty June 1st marks the beginning of the 2014/15 staffing process in our collective agreement. Many members will be receiving lay-off notices today and tomorrow. Lets support each other to the best of our abilities.
Monday I also go over to Vancouver (after 3pm) to prepare for our provincial bargaining that starts the next day. Lets show our support for our provincial bargainingon Monday. This round is the unlike any other for addressing our low wages. I make no promises but from my confidential bargaining committee work I can say this is our best chance EVER. I will be available by phone for very limited times from June 2nd after 3pm until June 5th at 5pm. Your stewards are always available to help.
On a final note I hear many of you have expressed your outrage to the employer after my email titled “No site visits”. I certainly appreciate the support but I ask for your patience and restraint as we try and work through this difficult matter of seeking pre-approvals for site visits and dispersing information on employer premises.