Lethbridge & District Area Council Meeting Minutes Aug 29, 2017

Public Service Alliance of Canada

Lethbridge and District Area Council General Meeting

Aug 29, 2017

In attendance:  Krysty Munns (30048), President; Ray Wilson (30048), Vice-President; David Pearson (30048), Secretary/Treasurer), Patti Wright (30027), Dave Degenstein (30036), Kathy Dorchak (30027), Danielle Possiant (30907),

Regrets: 

Guests: Raj Hari (Reginal Rep)

  1. Call to Order: 6:30pm

2. Approval of the Agenda:

 Additional items:

  • Activities
  • Resolutions for PSAC Triennial
  • Medicine Hat Labour Day  

3. Review and approval of the previous meeting’s agenda

  • By Consensus   

4. Reports:

Treasurer Report  

  • $3,683.12  as of Aug 29, 2017
    • Note previous meeting expenditure of $52 was actual $70.25
    • Motion to accept report
      1. M/S Brother Pearson/Brother Degenstein
      2. Carried  5.

5.Previous business:

  • None     6.

6.New business:

  1. Medicine Hat Labour Day Events
    • Area Council to fund a bouncy castle up to $500
      1. M/S Sister Dorchock/Sister Possiant
      2. Carried

2. Resolutions

  • Various resolutions were discussed and five was passed by consensus
    1. Addressing Gender Inequity in the Public Service Health Care Plan
      • Passed at Prairie Regional Convention
    2. Family Care Policy
    3. Job Security and Term Freeze
    4. Rights for Temporary Foreign Workers in Canada
      • Noted one member abstained
    5. Sex Worker Health and Safety

3. Lethbridge and District Labour Council Labour Day Picnic

  • September 4, 2017 at Kinsmen Park

4. Activities

  • Had discussion of the summer activities for each local and for the Area Council
    1. The Area Council food bank garden, support of Pride
    2. Locals supporting the Public Service Week boycott
      • Had their own activities
    3. Locals had information sessions on Phoenix
      • Plant Gate
      • Rallies       

7. Actions:

1. Treasurer to change address for banking to new Regional Office address

  •  - Pay fee for paper statements

2. Discussion about upcoming education

  •  - Tell the RO about training needs

3. Sister Munns

  • Get a meeting with the MP to discuss issues
  • Had a meeting with Minister for Children’s Services and MLA for Lethbridge East over child care

8. Elections:

9. Next meeting date, time and location:

  • October 17, 2017 at 6:30 London Drugs

10. Agenda for next meeting:

  • Elections
  • Delegate for PSAC Triennial

11. Adjournment  

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