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Baltic Properties (Cascades Inc.) Nominations for Bargaining Committee Chair and Committee

Your collective agreement expired June 30, 2016. A bargaining committee is required to negotiate a new collective agreement. Nominations are now open for three positions on the Bargaining Committee: 

  • Bargaining Committee Chairperson; 
  • Two bargaining committee positions;
  • One alternate to the bargaining committee

The Bargaining Committee Chairperson represents all members at Baltic Lodge (Cascades Inc), participates in bargaining and is the liaison between the union negotiator and the bargaining committee on issues leading up to negotiations. The Chairperson speaks on behalf of the union caucus and assists the negotiator with disputes and large issues.
Bargaining committee members represent the interests of bargaining unit members. A bargaining committee member’s duties include: attending face to face meetings with the union bargaining committee and the Employer; communicating with bargaining unit members regarding collective bargaining and other bargaining related issues; performing research; participating in conference calls; attending meetings of the bargaining unit regarding collective bargaining; acting as deputy returning officer during votes; and other duties as they relate to the collective bargaining process.

The alternate bargaining committee member only participates in the event one of the other elected members are unable to fulfil their duties on the Committee.

Please complete the attached nomination form to indicate your willingness to be elected for Bargaining Committee Chairperson or to a position on the bargaining committee.

The Bargaining Committee Chairperson position will be confirmed prior to the bargaining committee positions.
Therefore, if you wish to run for Bargaining Committee Chairperson and are not successful, you must also be nominated for a bargaining committee position.

Completed nomination forms should be sent to the Union as follows:

•    Nominations must be sent on the attached form;
•    Only one form per nominee is required;
•    Nomination forms and biographies should be forwarded to the Fraser Valley Area Office, Attention: Lynette Patton, fax at 604-882-5032, by email: [email protected] or by mail to 8555-198A Street, Langley V2Y 0A9.
•    Nomination forms must be received by 5:00 pm, Friday, August 5, 2016.

Also attached is a questionnaire to find out what you think are the key issues at your worksite. Members' questionnaire responses will help the bargaining committee set priorities for upcoming talks.

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In solidarity

Kevin Hagglund
Staff Representative

Download PDF of notice here.

Download PDF of bargaining committee chair nomination form here.

Download PDF of bargaining committee nomination form here.

Download PDF of questionnaire here.