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What is the job of a Business Agent?

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What is the job of a Business Agent?

Postby wimpole1 » Sat Aug 08, 2009 9:54 am

"Member Outreach Committee
Robin Arndt, Business Agent
Isabelle Miller, Business Agent
Ivana Niblett, Business Agent
Lee Riggs, Business Agent
Michael Thompson, Business Agent
Tricia Watt, Business Agent
Alyson Williams, Business Agent"


(These are paid Business Agents that are supposed to be the experts on reaching the membership and organizing the masses. What the hell are they doing?)
Why did they have to hire another person to do their job? Because they are inept? We are paying them for this???)

"Hotline
Posted 2009-Aug-7
The Telecommunications Workers Union (TWU) is more dedicated than ever to improving membership satisfaction and increasing solidarity within its ranks. In order to help accomplish these goals, the Union has hired organizer Mike Thomas, who works out of the Edmonton office and is active province-wide. Mike’s primary focus is to help Locals organize their members internally and grow the Union by signing up new members from our Rand colleagues"


Below is the job description of a B.A. (out of the constitution, on line)

"Business Agents
(a) The Business Agents shall be full-time officers of the Union and shall be elected by
Convention. They shall perform day to day servicing of the Membership and such other
duties as assigned by the President.
(b) Should a vacancy occur in the office of Business Agent, an elected Alternate Business
Agent shall serve until the next Convention, at which time a successor will be elected. In the
case of a temporary absence, an elected Alternate Business Agent will be assigned to
perform the duties of Business Agent.
(c) Receive an annual salary and expenses established for the office by Convention"
Read into that, that they don't have to do anything!!! What is their job description!! Get paid bid bucks??
You should go on line to the twu site and read the job description for Pres and vices? What a laugh!! No trade union or company would have such flimsy job descriptions.

*** all cleaned up... Wimpole, you have a funny setting on your posts that stops you from using quotes... not sure how to change it. ***



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Postby alec » Sat Aug 08, 2009 9:44 pm

what I see written into this situation is that the executive is not happy with the way the BAs have been acting in alberta (read: lack of effectiveness) and have brought in someone to help things along. this is required since they can't get rid of the BA's they have.


TWwho?

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Postby rallyman1122 » Tue Aug 11, 2009 10:35 pm

Given the treatment I received from Ivana Niblett long before the event, she has a lot to learn about reaching out to people in the union. Her only ability is to antagonize and attempt to bully anyone who might have a thought other that the narrow union propaganda she spouts.



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Postby NC » Tue Aug 11, 2009 11:35 pm

I don't imagine that wandering through life with that handle would foster a kind and giving nature. It's like the old song "A Girl Named Sue". I think of Austin Powers every time I hear that name.


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Postby Mimi Williams » Wed Aug 12, 2009 3:37 pm

:? I don't get the Austin Powers reference; the song I know was
"A Boy Named Sue" by Johnny Cash.



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Postby grudey » Wed Aug 12, 2009 8:43 pm

Remember the villian, Ivana Humpalot, in the Austin Powers movie, well Ivana Niblett sounds like she could have been a charater as well. It's a great name!! :D :lol: :oops:



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Postby alec » Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:44 am

As a BA wouldn't a more appropriate name be Ivana Ignoreu?


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Postby NC » Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:29 pm

As a BA wouldn't a more appropriate name be Ivana Ignoreu?
Now THAT'S! funny!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Postby Mimi Williams » Thu Aug 13, 2009 9:54 pm

Okay. NOW I get it.



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Postby alec » Thu Aug 13, 2009 9:59 pm

All that natural talent. Good thing i'm not a manager.


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Postby NC » Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:15 am

Okay. NOW I get it.
As my son likes to say of his older sister's ability to "get" the joke:

"... and the last horse crosses the finish line"

This comment is usually accompanied by quiet, very slow clapping.


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Postby wimpole1 » Sat Aug 15, 2009 11:30 am

How about Riggs,Ruggles & Niblett? Sounds like a shady law firm, eh?
And they get about as much respect as a shady law firm. Maybe there is Hope for them yet. Watt's that you say?? You Doubt it is possible?




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