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SPRING 2016

Hello to all members of Local 432

Brothers and Sisters - Mark your calendars . . .
The Kingston and District Labour Council invites you to a Day of Mourning Ceremony at City Hall, Memorial Hall on April 28th from 11:30 am to 1pm. Guest Speaker will be Nancy Hutchison from the United Steel Workers. A light lunch will be available.
April 28th is International Day of Mourning - a day for unions, all workers, friends and family to remember those killed or injured on the job. On average, 2 Canadian employees are killed every day in work-related incidents and many more become injured or sick from exposure to hazardous materials. Let us all pause to remember the suffering caused to workers, families and the community by unsafe work places. Please join us on April 28th.

Local 432 General Membership Meeting held February 10th included nominations for 2016 Convention delegates and alternates, no observers were interested this year. Delegates include Bonnie Sweet, Bethany Edwards and Alternates are Ken Hill and Krista Willis. An update on convention activities will be provided at the May LEC meeting.

Due to the scheduling conflict with convention running April 14th to 16th, the LEC meeting for April 13th has been cancelled.

Corrections unit bargaining team has moved to arbitration as of March 15th, with more information coming in Table Talk editions in coming weeks.

OPS members received the 1.4% lump sum payment in late February, with most members receiving the appropriate amount. We suggest that all members check the calculations to ensure you received the correct amount. If a discrepancy is identified your manager should address the issue. PHO members on Barrie Street, your bargaining has moved to arbitration. The LEC has been unable to get an update on the status, if members from the labs work site have additional information to share, please contact us at asklocal432@gmail.com

We continue our push for Attendance Support Management Program training - which has been escalated to the Regional Training Committee requesting an OPS only session.

Check the OPSEU website for details and ensure you are receiving updates from Local 432 that includes provincial and Kingston area activities.
Of course, if you have questions about any issue ..