Pursuant to a Motion duly carried at the General Membership Meeting held April 7, 2018, the General Membership Meeting scheduled for May 5, 2018 is cancelled due to the unavailability of key Executive Board members. The next regularly scheduled General Membership Meeting will be held Saturday June 2, 2018, commencing at 10:00 am. All General Meetings are held at the Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC.
All Local 963 members should have received a letter with a web link to the Provincial Bargaining Survey. For those who prefer a paper copy of the survey, these are available by calling the union office at 604-876-6287. All surveys are due April 16, 2018. Your input is appreciated.
In accordance with Article 3, Section 3 of the IUOE Constitution, an election will be held at the February 3, 2018 General Membership Meeting to select an Alternate Delegate to the 2018 IUOE General Convention.
For a number of years Local 963 has made a $200 donation to the Vancouver Food Bank instead of issuing Christmas greeting cards. We have done so again this year. We think those who would have received a greeting card are pleased to know that this community donation has been made on their behalf. Happy Holidays to all!
Attached is the registration form for the Local’s Annual Children’s Christmas Party. Please make additional copies of the form, if necessary, to accommodate all members.
Registration is limited to children and grandchildren of members of I.U.O.E. Local 963 who are 10 years old or younger.
The party will be held at the Churchill Secondary Cafeteria, this year on Saturday, December 9, 2017 starting at 11:30 a.m. There will be food, entertainment, and, of course, Santa will be there with a gift for every registered child who is present when their age group is called.
Please return your registration form and $5.00 for each child registered to the Union Office at 707 Durward Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. VSV 2Y9 before November 24, 2017.
Also, please note that, if any child is unable to attend the party for any reason, his/her gift will be donated to charity.
We are in need of volunteers to help out with the Christmas Party. If you are willing to help, please call Harjit Khangura at 604-817-1583 or Judith at 604-876-6287 prior to December 1, 2017.
Responding to an inquiry by the union, the Vancouver Board of Education Payroll Department reports that there was an “administrative error” in processing clothing/footwear allowances for Custodians. All other groups should have received their allowances in accordance with the collective agreement. Custodians clothing/footwear allowance will be paid out on October 6, 2017.