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UPDATE 2.0: Township of Langley Election Survey
Attention CUPE 403 Members.
The Vancouver Sun is surveying candidates running for municipal office within the Lower Mainland. Here is the link to the site.
We recommend that members take the time to read what the candidates in their municipality have to say regarding important issues that affect the workplace and the community at large. In particular, each candidate's personal view regarding the contracting out of municipal services (ie. possibly the job you may presently occupy). The following statement was posed to each candidate for their response:
My municipality could save money by contracting out more municipal services.
The candidates for Mayor & Council responded as follows:
Mayor Jack Froese - No response as of yet
Rick Green - Agree
Clint Lee - Disagree
Councillor Fox - Disagree
Councillor Ward - Agree
Kevin Mitchell - Agree
Solon Bucholtz - Neutral
Councillor Ferguson - Neutral
Mel Kositsky - Neutral
Jackie Mandzak - Disagree
Scott Nichols - Don't know
Councillor Richter - Don't know
Kerri Ross - Disagree
Blair Whitmarsh - Neutral
Unfortuntely there are a few candidtates who agree with the statement...which we do not. We of course are curious as to which service(s) they feel contracting out would be make good economic sense. We think voters want may want to know to.
Please consider the above answers and other responses within the questionaire when casting your all important votes on election day - Saturday, November 15.
Please remember that you do not have to vote for every position on Council. If you want to vote for one candidate you may do just that.
The Executive of CUPE 403
ps. Should you have any questions, please call the union office at 604.530.6185.
Mario Stays on as 1st VP #CUPE #CUPE403
As noted in a previous article, Mario Fruttarol recently retired from the Township.
The good news is that Mario is back in an auxiliary role with the Township. This will permit Mario to continue as 1st VP with Local 403 and allow him the opportunity to continue to work with Debbie Whyte who is now Local 403's full-time representative in the union office.
It must be noted that we recently witnessed the transfer of "Louie" from Mario to Debbie. It was a struggle; however Debbie was able to pry Louie from Mario's cold, live hands.
The Local would also like to recognize Randy Scott's fine piece of Art he bestowed upon Mario at our September membership meeting.