Message from the UNA Local 115 Executive (Nov 2005)

Message from President Michelle Senkow

October has been a busy month with many PRC’s, grievances and concerns from Local 115 members. The UNA- AGM was held in Edmonton and Local 115 was represented by it’s 44 delegates. The meeting was full with interesting discussion and education. Many new members attended for their first time and truly said that they better understand what the union does for them and found the experience to be professionally rewarding. After listening to the striking workers from Lakeside Packers speak to the assembly and explain their poor working conditions we were all touched and truly felt fortunate to be members of UNA.

Congratulations to Bruce Chatterton-Local 115 1st Vice-President who was elected to the UNA Executive Board. Great job Bruce.

I would like to extend a THANK-YOU to Local 115 Secretary-Laurie Hermann for her very hard work for our local- good Luck Laurie always.

Many staffing issues have been filed as PRC’s in the last few months and I must remind  you that if you are involved in any situations at work which involve short-staffing or situations which concern you please call our office to discuss, we cannot help you unless we are aware of the situation.

LAPP – Local Authorities Pension Plan costing is provided by the Employer – if you have been on Mat Leave or have taken LOA’s and have not received your statement yet that was to be received prior to April 30 – a regional grievance has been filed. Call our office if you have not received your costing statement. Problems with payroll continue and if your cheque or statements are incorrect call Payroll and our office to discuss.

Thank you snow for waiting till after Halloween so that the kids could enjoy.

Take care,

Michelle M. Senkow RN, BScN

President – UNA-Local 115

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