CUPE Kootenay District Council Celebrates 50 Years Of Solidarity In The Kootenays

image Gerry Schmon, President Kootenay District Council welcomes participants to the first ever KDC Shop Stewards Conference that starts off the KDC 50th Year Anniversary Celebration this weekend in Cranbrook, B.C.

CRANBROOK-The Kootenay District Council is celebrating 50 years of solidarity in the East and West Kootenay areas in Cranbrook this weekend.

The Kootenay District Council started off its 50th year celebration with its first ever KDC Shop Stewards Conference that began on Thursday, September 19 and continued on Friday, September 20. 

Over forty participants from CUPE Locals from throughout the Kootenays took part in the two day conference that included: Introduction to Stewarding; Representing Members at Investigative and Disciplinary Meetings; Resolving Grievances Before Going to Arbitration; Conflict Resolutions Skills and Mediation.

On Friday evening, the KDC goes into full celebration mode with a banquet to celebrate its 50 years of solidarity in the Kootenays with honoured quests that include: Paul Moist, President, CUPE National; Mark Hancock, President, CUPE BC; Rhonda Spence, CUPE Assistant Regional Director; Ruth Scher, CUPE Education; Stephanie Smith, West Kootenay Labour Council; Barb Shukin, East Kootenay District Labour Council.

On Saturday, September 21, the KDC Annual General Meeting takes place with representation from CUPE Locals from throughout the Kootenays.

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