On September 7 &8th, Union representatives from Highland Valley Copper, Trail Operations, Elkview, Fording Coal and the USW District Office met in Kamloops at Local 7619’s office.
We meet on a regular basis to discuss Health & Safety, Courageous Leadership, Wages and Benefits, Company Policies and Bargaining. Coal mining Locals 7884 & 9346 recently completed bargaining following a 63 day strike at Elkview operations.
Highland Valley and USW Local 7619 are currently in negotiations discussing non-monetary issues. All Locals have committed to support each other during their negotiations.
Trail Operations, Locals 9705 & 480 are up for bargaining in May 2012, with the contract expiring May 31. We will be seeking nominations for our bargaining committee at the Oct 20th Membership meeting. If you have any questions about bargaining, please give me a call.