Saskatoon Area Council Meeting Minutes- February 15, 2018

Saskatoon Area Council
General Meeting Minutes

February 15, 2018


Members present: 
Sister Jackie Nettleton – Agriculture – Area Council President
Sister Evelyn Jackson – UNDE – Area Council Secretary / Treasurer
Sister Louise Mardell – Saskatoon Regional Office Staff


Agenda and previous minutes presented & adopted as presented


President’s Report

  • I attended the Saskatoon & District Labour Council’s AGM on Feb 10th – good meeting – there was a panel about domestic and sexual abuse, chaired by Andrea Howe (United Way Labour Rep) / another good point was brought out by the panel was that men should join Big Brothers because there are a lot of boys that are in desperate need of a positive role model. Ryan Meili and Trent Wotherspoon gave talks and stayed for a Q&A session.
  • The Saskatchewan Federation of Labour is selling H&B earrings as a fundraiser for shelters for victims of domestic abuse – campaign is called Love Should Never Hurt – End Domestic Violence. Web Site information or call Andrea Howe PSAC United Way Rep in Saskatoon at 306-975-3478 http://www.sfl.sk.ca/public/images/documents/Campaigns/Sparkle_Ball_Earn...

Treasurer’s Report
Bank Balance as of Dec 31st - $1297.08
Cheques not cleared – $276.41
$ 75.00 – Remembrance Day Wreath
$201.41 – Open House
Balance to date = $1020.67
Notes: Outstanding Cheques were written in 2018


2018 Budget presented and adopted as follows for a total of $3075.00:
Meeting Expenses - $350
Open House - $300
Wreath Rental Fee – Nov 11 - $75
Labour Day BBQ - $300
LWOP - $500
GCWCC Award - $100
Day of Mourning – April 28th - $150
United way day of caring (June) - $200
Summer Snack Program - $500
Outreach Activities - $300
Public Service Week - $300

PRC Report
Sister Evelyn Jackson gave a brief report from the PRC activities.
The PRC met in Edmonton on February 9 - 11 – Minutes to be posted on the web site –
Brief account
1 – Length of time for keeping financial records (7to10years) MTF if electronic copies ok with CRA
2 – Broadbent Institute Progress Summit 2018 – Saskatoon April 12 & 13th
3 – Phoenix update – continue lobbying MP’s, Pay advocate training, National Day of Action
4 – Prairies 2020 – much discussion no decision on location
5 – Young Workers – Established committees are in Edmonton & Winnipeg – Northern Sask should
call into the Edmonton meetings
6 – Human Rights – check out GCconnex and search for positive space initiative
7 – Prairie Region Health and Safety conference – dates are Nov 17 & 18 – still in the planning stages
8 – Agreement regarding missing dues money – if you owe past dues, it will be recovered over a time
frame and not in 1 lump sum but if you are owed dues it will come back to you in a lump sum
9 – PSAC national budget is with the finance committee for the convention in April


Round Table
1 - Day of Mourning – April 28th – Sister E. Jackson to attend
2 - JLP “Understanding your collective agreement” training was held – well attended & received


Meeting adjourned @630pm

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