Bulletin 09/03

April 11, 2003


Executive Council
Alternate Regional Vice-Presidents
Local Presidents
Labour Relations Officers

Re: Developing Membership Activism Course Roll Out

As you may know, the above course was piloted right after the Presidents' Conference and is now ready to be presented in the field. The Executive Council approved three courses to be presented in 2003. The following schedule has now been approved:

Course # 1: to be held in Toronto, May 23, 24 and 25 (travel days, May 22nd and the afternoon on the 25th)

Participants: Kingston 3
Toronto East 6
Kitchener 3
Peterborough 3
St. Catharines 4
Toronto North 6
Total Participants 25

The above locals must provide Pierrette Labrie, in the National Office, the names of their Executive members who will be attending by April 24, 2003. She may be reached by e-mail at labriep@ute-sei.org or by phone 613-235-6704 or fax 613-234-7290. Advances will be issued after the names have been received. Travel advances will be in the amount of an “H” class ticket but you are reminded that if a lower fare ticket is obtained then that is what you should claim on your expense claim. Any ticket over an “H” class fare must have prior approval by the President or in her absence, the 1st National Vice President. We will advise the location at a later date.

Course # 2: to be held in Winnipeg , September 26, 27 and 28 (travel days September 25th and the afternoon of the 28th)

Participants: Winnipeg TSO 6
Burnaby Fraser 9
Regina 6
London 5
Total Participants 26

An input call for your names will be issued in July or August.

Course # 3: to be held in Montréal, October 24, 25 and 26 (travel days October 23rd and the afternoon of the 26th)

Participants: Montéregie 3
Outaouais 3
Laval 4
Sherbrooke 4
Montréal 8
Rouyn-Noranda 3
Total Participants 25

An input call for your names will be issued in August or September.

It should be noted that this course is not a “how to” course to develop an action plan for your local to get your members participating in the Union . It is more of a psychological and philosophical look at why members are or are not involved in the union, as well as, the skills required for a good leader. The actual local action plan would be developed back in your local.

In Solidarity,

Betty Bannon
National President