Hey everyone. I got some time to do the latest update to the board software, but it meant that all the old modifications and styles wouldn't work anymore. So, here you have the newest iteration of LabourTalk. Please let me know by Private Message if you run into any issues with the new styling. Some new features on the board are:

  • Latest HTML5 Responsive Styling - You can now see a new, more modern styling on the board. Along with this, you can resize the browser to see the board change with it. The board is now functional on all sizes of screens, including your cell phone, table and desktop/laptop.
  • Post Sharing - Although you could previously, the new layout means the sharing icons are more visible on the lower right hand corner of each post. Click your favourite social media outlet to share the desired post with them.
  • Multiple Themes - Previously there was only one theme in an attempt to lower the workload when modifications were put in place. Fortunately, the new modification system is much simpler to implement and we now have multiple colour options for you to enjoy. You can change these from your User Control Panel under the Board Settings heading.
  • Announcements - Announcements can now be posted here (where you're seeing this one) and, in most cases, can be dismissed. To dismiss them, please click the "X" in the top right corner of this box.
  • Collapsing Categories - Categories, such as News & Announcements or Welcome (below), can be collapsed to clear up some of the clutter. This state should be maintained as long as you're logged in.

We hope you like the changes!

Now the problems really begin!

Talk here about issues with unions or companies in the Telecommunications sector.
wimpole1
Advanced Poster
Advanced Poster
Posts: 614
Joined: Fri Sep 29, 2006 5:06 pm

Now the problems really begin!

Postby wimpole1 » Wed May 11, 2011 5:32 pm

Quebec delegates are in a foul mood. Who can blame them. Executive crying and stabbing each other in the back. Democracy reigned supreme. Already members that were really in support of the twu are resigning. No s**t! After the shenanigans they witnessed last week would make even a hardened politician hang their head. You will never read what truly happened at convention. They are not open, and transparent! They are their own secret society. Tamara lost to Mike!!That is still hard to believe!



User avatar
NC
Site Administrator
Site Administrator
Posts: 3139
Joined: Sat Sep 03, 2005 3:43 pm
Location: Vancouver

Postby NC » Sun May 15, 2011 9:54 am

The frnech verison of LabourTalk ( http://www.parlonstravail.org ) had not yet left the ground but I hope they will post over there once it gets going.


Find - Desiderata - read it

wimpole1
Advanced Poster
Advanced Poster
Posts: 614
Joined: Fri Sep 29, 2006 5:06 pm

Postby wimpole1 » Tue May 17, 2011 6:25 pm

No one is showing up to the ratification meetings!! Is this a great surprise? John Carpenter is taking the time to attend all the meetings across Canada as the Chairman of the meetings. Sweet gig!! (especially when no one is showing up!) Calgary had a place that could hold about 2000 people. Out of about 700 members it is estimated that approx. 200 members showed up. Ottawa and Quebec already showed their distain for the twu. B.C. has rented the Convention Center in Vancouver for their vote. Maybe they think more than 50 members will show up. George was asked if he would resign, as was asked at convention. He squirmed like only he could. The vote seems like it will go through and members can look forward for one thing, a 1.9% interest in union dues. There is still a chance to turn this collective agreement down. It is based on the members that show up to vote. If they show up and vote against it, then maybe there is a chance to kick the executive out!!



wimpole1
Advanced Poster
Advanced Poster
Posts: 614
Joined: Fri Sep 29, 2006 5:06 pm

Postby wimpole1 » Thu May 19, 2011 7:56 pm

About 30-50 members showed up for the Edmonton vote and had to pay 12 bucks for parking!. Calgary, members had to pay 13 bucks to vote. Hey, George, are you putting in your resignation yet?? The CIRB is going to be hearing about this b.s. Members don't pay union dues for you to put up barriers from them voting!! What? you don't want any members showing up? who would have guessed! Explanation needed here.
(and you know who paid the bargaining committee's parking which does include the chair who happens to be vp John Carpenter?) Let them tell us it's coming out of their own pockets. Well guess who is paying for what is in their pockets!! Are we the ones being discriminated against!!



dogoneIT
Rookie Poster
Rookie Poster
Posts: 3
Joined: Tue Jul 08, 2008 2:53 pm

Postby dogoneIT » Fri May 20, 2011 2:30 pm

I am hearing that there are a lot of concerns about the meeting notices not going out and the fact that the changes to the CA are not mentioned on the meeting notices as called for by the TWU-STT Constitution on referendum ballots

One person I talked to said that may be deliberate if they are wanting membership to challenge the vote. Not sure why this would be the case.

As for the special convention I did hear a bit of a report on that and wasn't too impressed. 700k on infighting and EC didn't even have the nerve to face the delegates or answer their questions. Pathetic.



User avatar
NC
Site Administrator
Site Administrator
Posts: 3139
Joined: Sat Sep 03, 2005 3:43 pm
Location: Vancouver

Postby NC » Mon May 23, 2011 11:54 am

So Section 2 says:
2. Assessments
(a) One special assessment in any one calendar year not to exceed one day’s pay may be levied by the Executive Council or Convention with a 66-2/3% majority in cases of emergency or when income is inadequate to finance the necessary expenses of the Union but only after ratification by referendum of the membership.

(b) Additional assessments may be levied by the Executive Council or Convention but not until the additional assessment has been ratified by referendum of the membership.
... but NC, what is a Referendum Ballot (You may ask).
ARTICLE XIX
Balloting
1. The Convention or the Executive Council may order a referendum of the membership with respect to any subject or policy within their jurisdiction or as otherwise provided in this Constitution.

2. All referendums shall be by secret ballot and voting conducted either by mail or at meetings where members receive prior notification. Referendum ballots shall be accompanied by the proposals to be voted on and shall specify the date of return. A majority of the votes cast shall determine the referendum unless otherwise specified in this Constitution.

3. The ballots shall be returned to the Secretary-Treasurer of the Union by a method that guarantees security.

4. The ballots shall be counted by the Secretary-Treasurer of the Union together with three (3) members. Ballots not marked in the prescribed manner shall be deemed spoiled and not counted in the total votes cast.

5. An absentee ballot may be issued by the Secretary-Treasurer of the Union upon the written request of the individual member prior to the specified meeting and shall be for the sole purpose of voting on matters under the jurisdiction of the Convention or the Executive Council. An absentee shall be considered as a member who is working, sick, on acation or located in an area making it impossible to attend the meeting where the vote is to be conducted.
Not that this clears much up but... hey, it's all a lesson right?


Find - Desiderata - read it


Return to “General Discussion”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 15 guests