Over the past week the Union Focus group, composed of two Union Executive Officers and one crew representative per shift per area have been meeting with the Company.
Initially the complete group met and was shown the overall proposed plan from 1 to 8.
Over the past few days’ smaller groups specific to each area (i.e. 1&2, 3 to 5, 7&8) have met with the Company to focus on area issues.
Elections for the Alcan Pension Plan Committee will take place in June, 2009. We are now canvassing the membership for people who may be interested in submitting their name as a candidate for this position.
Interested members should write a short report giving their reasons why they would like to be endorsed by CAW Local 2301 to sit on this committee as a pension trustee.
The Union/Company Labour Relations Committee met on Monday, February 16th, 2009 to further discuss the Company’s plans to restructure areas of Kitimat Works. At this point in time the Company was planning on changes in six different areas of the plant (i.e. Lines 1-8, Utilities, APP, Control Group, Tool Crib and Maintenance).
At a Union/Company Labour Relations meeting on Thursday February 5th, 2009, the Company informed the Union on how they propose to cut costs at Kitimat/Kemano Works. Originally the meeting was scheduled for the Company to respond to the Union ideas or recommendations put out on January 23rd/09 (these were the 5 recommendations on the last bulletin put out on the same day).