Spring 2014 Prince Rupert School and Meeting

Locals 105 and 2950 combined efforts to put together the spring school in Prince Rupert. The courses were well attended and as has been the practice for the past few years, the AGM was held on Thursday afternoon. Quorum was not an issue and the meeting proceeded quickly.

Elections were held and Lily Banchard from CNC was elected 1st V.P. and Michelle Montemurro as second V.P. Paula Cox was elected as the Central Area Vice President

Shawn Durocher was elected as the young worker

 

 

Banquet Dinner for participants of the NADC School

CUPE locals #105 and #2052 have combined with NADC to host a banquet dinner. It will be Thursday Feb. 27th in the BC room at 7:00 p.m. or as closely after the AGM as possible. We have the numbers from the conflict resolution, Steward learning series and the Mental Health issues course and we are at 43 so far. If you are attending the Parliamentary Procedures and haven’t been counted yet please contact any of the NADC Exec or txt 250-614-6532 with your name and if you are coming.

Spring School for NADC is underway in Prince Rupert

This week will see 45 Union Activist’s from northern BC in Prince Rupert for training in a wide variety of subjects such as stewarding, workplace stress, conflict resolution and others. There will be 10 CUPE staff and instructors providing the sessions. It is estimated between hotel rooms, meals, facility rentals and incidentals that over $100,000 ( earlier estimates were lower but didn’t factor in all the hotel rooms ) will be spent in Price Rupert by the end of classes.

NADC – Scholarship Committee . Call for members

The Northern Area District Council (NADC) Executive has decided to re-examine the NADC scholarship process; as such, it will not be possible to award the scholarship this coming NADC school.

The intention is to have the scholarship committee elected (three positions) at the February NADC general meeting and put them to work immediately so a scholarship can be awarded before the 2014 university/college school year begins. Information about the criteria with a June 1st, 2014 deadline will be placed on the NADC website.

If you are interested in letting your name stand for the scholarship committee, please put your name forward at the Thursday, February 27th NADC general meeting. If you are unable to attend  the meeting, please send an e-mail to the Recording Secretary, Caroline Sewell (csewell@cupe3799.ca) prior to the meeting.

In solidarity,
Caroline
Recording Secretary
Northern Area District Council

Travel Grant form for 2014 Spring NADC has been posten

The required travel grant form for the 2014 Spring NADC school in Prince Rupert has been posted to the website under the documents section. Something being strictly enforced this year is the completed form and all supporting paperwork must be submitted by the cut-off date of  February 10th, 2014. Either mail the paperwork  in advance or scan and email them to
Maureen Hummel, Treasurer, NADC hiddencreek@hotmail.com

2014 Spring NADC School Hotel Details

The classes and general membership meeting will be held at the Crest Hotel 221-1st Ave. West in Prince Rupert, BC V8J 3P6

City/Mountain View room

A comfortable and well appointed room provides a view overlooking the city and Mount Hays. Features two double beds or one queen bed with hypo allergenic duvet, 37 inch television, cordless phone, iron & ironing board, hair dryer

 Complimentary wireless internet access in room

$119.00 single/double    $129.00 twin (2 beds) per – night plus applicable taxes.

Superior North Harbourview room 

This well appointed room provides an ocean view of Tuk Inlet & the Cow bay area. Features one king bed with hypo allergenic duvet, 37 inch television, cordless phone, iron & ironing board, hair dryer

 Complimentary wireless internet access in room

$135.00 single/double – night plus applicable taxes      

Deluxe Harbourview room 

This room provides a bay window with a spectacular view over looking Prince Rupert’s magnificent harbour. Features two double beds or one king bed with hypo allergenic down pillows & duvet, 42 inch television, iron & ironing board, hair dryer, umbrella and terry bathrobes

Complimentary wireless internet access in room

$145.00 single/double    $149.00 twin (2 beds) – night plus applicable taxes

 Room rates are based on double occupancy $10.00 per additional adult in rooms with 2 beds – maximum 4 people in twins

Crest toll free reservations line is 1-800-663-8150 indicate to the reservations agent you are picking up a room for the NADC Spring School

          Please indicate from the room descriptions above which room type you would like to reserve.

                ** As we have a few of each type of room held, this will be based availability**

The rooms are reserved from Sunday February 23, 2014 to Saturday March 1, 2014

 Individual arrival and departure dates can be adjusted to suit your travel arrangements

Reservations not picked up by Friday January 24, 2014 will be released back into the hotel inventory for resale.

The Crest’s Web site has all the required information about the hotel

2014 Spring NADC School Courses

The courses for the Spring School have been confirmed as

Conflict Resolution 3 days Feb. 26-28th 2014

Health and Safety: Assisting CUPE Members Facing Workplace Stress and Mental Health 5 days Feb. 24th – 28th

Learning about First Peoples 2 days Feb. 27 – 28th

Parliamentary Procedure 2 days Feb. 27 – 28th

Steward Learning Series 3 days Feb. 26 – 28th

  • Being an Ally for Equality
  • Challenging Homophobia in the workplace
  • Creating Harassment-Free Workplaces
  • Green Action for Stewards
  • Mobilizing Workers
  • Notetaking

Unite for Fairness 1 day Feb. 25th

For full course information, registration forms and course outlines head to http://www.cupe.bc.ca/resources/union-education

NADC approves a $1,600 donation to locked out CUPE L#389

At the General Membership meeting for Northern Area District Council (NADC) a motion was passed to donate $1,600 to the locked out CUPE workers of L#389 North Shore Winter (NSWC). As Ian Norton was heading to the local the executive acted fast and a cheque was readied in record time.

Cheque presention for L#389 workers

Wally and Maureen from the NADC Executive hand a cheque to Ian Norton for the sum of $1,600 for the locked out workers of CUPE Local #389