E-Bulletin for 8 May 2012
Alberta Disability Workers Association
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AGM RESULTS Our second Annual General Meeting was held on the evening of 1 May 2012 at the Delta Hotel South in Edmonton with the following Resolutions passed:
Resolution One: Be it resolved that ADWA work to accelerate the commitment of a 30% wage increase by: a. Delivering messages using the language of the government; b. Ensuring that the 30% comes to community wages; c. Provide cross ministry committees with information on sector wages; and, d. Stress the importance of building careers in the disability services sector.
Resolution Two: Be it resolved that ADWA continue work towards an ADWA Certification System, in conjunction with the Alberta Council Disability Services (ACDS)..
Resolution Three: Be it resolved that ADWA will make MLA education and advocacy a priority in its communications activities and promote the participation of the membership in this advocacy, in conjunction with ACDS and other stakeholders.
Returning to the Board are Anita Warriner and Michelle Wolfe and we welcomed new Board Member Brian Wansleeben. Seniors Assistant Deputy Minister Brenda Lee Doyle delivered the address and spoke on the important role played by ADWA, assuring us that Premier Redford is very interested in vulnerable people and that wages are important. This was echoed by Minister VanderBurg tat the ACDS Conference the following evening when he confirmed that wage increases are in the three year budget and in 2013-14 would be 15% and in 2014-15 would be 10%.
To build a valued workforce, promoting the well-being and potential of all Albertans
Colin Reichle Executive Director E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 780.910.4598 Fax: 780.645.1885 Mail: P.O. Box 48080 St. Albert, Alberta T8N 5V9 Web: www.albertadisabilityworkers.org
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