HEU LOCAL @ RCH

HEU LOCAL @ RCH

 NOTICE TO ALL HEU MEMBERS AT RCH:

THERE  IS NO ONE IN THE HEU OFFICE EVERYDAY TO PICK UP ANY PHONE MESSAGES.  

PLEASE USE THE EMAIL BELOW TO CONTACT A HEU SHOP STEWARD FOR ANY URGENT CONCERNS OR QUESTIONS.  

AND/OR 

 CHECK OUT THE SECTION OF THIS WEBSITE FOR THE LIST OF HEU LOCAL EXECUTIVE AND SHOP STEWARDS 

Please send any questions or concerns to the following email:

heu6011@members.cupe.ca

HEU website www.heu.org

CUPE National website www.cupe.ca

PHSA Amalgamated local of HEU www.6010.cupe.ca

Chairperson:  Debbie Dyer, Vice Chairperson:  Leah Jackson, Secretary Treasurer:  Scarlet Schiebel, Warden:  Eden Cocker, Trustees:  Peggi Leeworthy, Robert Webber, Trish Sheppard. Chief Shop Steward:  Neville Dennison, Shop Stewards:  Rosie Magonya, Frances Roche

Any of the above local executive and shop stewards can assist members with any questions or grievance. 

The Beckie Dyer Bursary Award for $750.00

"You Must Be the Change You Wish to See In the World"-Ghandi

http://www.6011.cupe.ca/updir/6011/TheBeckieDyerBursaryAwardfor2012.doc

 

Article 9 Grievance Procedure

9.01 Union Respresentation

 

No Shop Steward, Union Committee member, or employee shall leave her/his work without obtaining the permission of her/his immediate supervisor. Employee-Shop Steward or Union Committee member discussions shall take place where patient/residentcare is not affected.

9.02 Grievance Investigations

Where an employee has asked or is obliged to be represented by the Union in relation to the presentation of a grievance and a Shop Steward or Union Committee member wishes to discuss the grievance with that employee, the employee and the Shop Steward or Union Committee member shall, where operational requirements permit, be given reasonable time off without loss of pay for this purpose when the discussion takes place at the Employer’s place of business. Shop Stewards or Union Committee members shall be permitted to represent an employee’s interest without loss of pay when such meetings are scheduled during the Shop Steward’s or Union Committee member’s hours of work.

9.03 Right to Grieve Disciplinary Action

9.03.01 Disciplinary Action Grievable

Disciplinary action grievable by the employee shall include written censures, letters of reprimand, and adverse reports or performance evaluation.

9.03.02 Employee Notified of File Documentation

An employee shall be given a copy of any such document placed on the employee’s file which might be the basis of disciplinary action. Should an employee dispute any such entry in her/his file, she/he shall be entitled to recourse through the grievance procedure and the eventual resolution thereof shall become part of her/his personnel record.

9.03.03 Removal of Disciplinary Documents

(i) Any such document other than official evaluation reports shall be removed from the employee’s file after the expiration of eighteen (18) months from the date it was issued providedthere has not been a further infraction. (ii) In cases where disciplinary documents relate to resident or patient abuse, the eighteen (18) month period may be extended by the length of time an employee is absent from work for an accumulated period of more than thirty (30) days, except for periods of approved vacation and maternity leave.

9.03.04 Introduction of Evidence at Hearing

The Employer agrees not to introduce as evidence in any hearing any document from the file of an employee, the existence of which the employee was not aware at the time of filing or within a reasonable period thereafter.

9.04 Grievance Procedure

9.04.01 Preamble

The Employer and the Union recognize that grievances may arise concerning: (a) differences between the Parties respecting the interpretation, application, operation or any alleged violation of a provision of this Agreement, including a question as to whether or not a matter is subject to arbitration; or (b) the dismissal, discipline or suspension of an employee bound by this Agreement. If an employee has a grievance, her/his grievance shall be settled as follows:

9.04.02 Step One:

The employee, with or without a Shop Steward or Union

Committee member (at the employee’s option), shall first discuss the grievance with her/his immediate supervisor or department head within seven (7) calendar days of the occurrence of the grievance. In this first step, both parties shall make every effort to settle the dispute. If the grievance is not settled at this step, then:

9.04.03 Step Two:

The grievance shall be reduced to writing by: (1) recording the grievance on the appropriate grievance form, setting out the nature of the grievance and the circumstances from which it arose; (2) stating the article or articles of the Agreement infringed upon or alleged to have been violated and the remedy or correction required; (3) the grievance shall be signed by the employee and a Shop Steward or Union Committee member; (4) the supervisor shall acknowledge receipt of the written grievance by signing and dating the grievance form at the time the grievance is presented; and (5) within seven (7) calendar days of receipt of the written grievance, the supervisor or the department head shall give her/his written reply. If the grievance is not settled at this step, then:

9.04.04 Step Three:

The Union Committee and the Committee on Labour Relations, or its delegate, shall meet within twenty-one (21) calendar days or other mutually agreed to time to discuss the grievance. At this step of the grievance procedure, each party shall provide to the other a statement of facts and copies of all relevant documents. The findings or decisions of the Committee on Labour Relations shall be presented to the Union in writing within seven (7) calendar days of the meeting. If the grievance is not settled at this step, either party may refer the grievance to arbitration under Article 11 within thirty (30) calendar days.

 

 

Provincial Executive

HEU’s Provincial Executive (P.E.) is elected by delegates every two years during the union’s biennial convention.

The P.E. is responsible for implementing the goals and policies set by the union’s membership, and guiding the work of the union between conventions.

The 21-member Provincial Executive includes two full-time elected officers – the president and the financial secretary – as well as three vice-presidents, a senior trustee, a senior trustee elect (four-year term), an additional trustee, and 12 regional vice-presidents.

HEU’s top administrative staff person – the secretary-business manager – is also a member of the P.E. and is the union’s main spokesperson. The secretary-business manager is also the chief negotiator for the Facilities Bargaining Association (FBA). The P.E.’s recommendation for this position is subject to delegate ratification at convention.

2010 – 2012 Provincial Executive

Ken Robinson.........................President

Bonnie Pearson.............................Secretary-Business Manager

Donisa Bernardo.....................Financial Secretary

Victor Elkins............................1st Vice-President

Louella Vincent.......................2nd Vice-President

Carolyn Unsworth...................3rd Vice-President

Jacqueline Zilkie.....................Senior Trustee

Winston Clarke.......................Senior Trustee-Elect

Carol Kenzie............................Trustee

Lynnette Kingston..................Regional Vice-President – Fraser

Joanne Foote..........................Regional Vice-President – Fraser

Debera Willis...........................Regional Vice-President – Interior

Rhonda Bruce.........................Regional Vice-President – Interior

Margie Anderson....................Regional Vice-President – Interior

Lois Doran...............................Regional Vice-President – North

Pat Shaw.................................Regional Vice-President – North

Bev Trynchy............................Regional Vice-President – Vancouver Coastal

Kelly Knox...............................Regional Vice-President – Vancouver Coastal

John Fraser.............................Regional Vice-President – Vancouver Coastal

Darlene Bown..........................Regional Vice-President – Vancouver Island

Carol Bunch............................Regional Vice-President – Vancouver Island 

 

 

Victims of Montreal Massacre

 

remembered across country today

Newsletter
December 5, 2011

It was 22 years ago on December 6 that our country was horrified by the worst targeted mass murder of women in Canadian history. It’s now etched in our minds as “the Montréal Massacre”. 

On December 6, 1989, crazed gunman and feminist-hater Marc Lépine entered l’École Polytechnique de Montréal, separated the women from the men and opened fire. In less than 45 minutes, 14 young women were dead. Dozens more were wounded. Why? Because they were women.

Resources

We Can (end violence against women and girls)
White Ribbon Campaign (engaging men and boys to reduce and prevent gender-based violence)

Every hour of every day, women and young girls in this country experience various forms of assault, bullying, sexual abuse and violence. 

According to the Status of Women Canada, an average of 178 Canadian females were murdered each year between 1994 and 2008. Of those violent deaths, spousal homicide accounted for nearly one-third of them.

Marginalized women are most vulnerable. Aboriginal women are eight times more likely to be killed by their spouses than non-Aboriginal women. Immigrant and senior women are also more susceptible to family violence, while teenaged girls are sexually assaulted at a rate four times higher than boys. 

And a staggering 201,614 police-reported violent crimes against Canadian women and young girls occurred in 2009, according to Statistics Canada. 

That’s why on December 6, as we mark National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, HEU urges British Columbians, and especially our members, to acknowledge the women and young girls in this country who have experienced violence, and make a commitment to help put an end to it. 

Commemorative ceremonies, candlelight vigils, rallies and events will be held across the country on December 6 as we honour the innocent women of the Montréal Massacre: 

Geneviève Bergeron, Hélène Colgan, Nathalie Croteau, Barbara Daigneault, Anne-Marie Edward, Maud Haviernick, Maryse Laganière (CUPE member), Maryse Leclair, Anne-Marie Lemay, Sonia Pelletier, Michèle Richard, Annie St-Arneault, Annie Turcotte and Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz. 

 

 

 


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