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Inverness Cannery fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1284
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900 - 1967]

The fonds consists of records related to the operation of Inverness Cannery. Records span from the early 1900s all the way through to the 1950s when the cannery was closed and turned into a fish camp. The cannery was owned by J.H. Todd and Sons Ltd. from 1902-1950. The fonds is comprised of seven different series: Correspondence series, Financial series, Fish Canning series, Fish Catching series, Inverness Cannery School series, Legal series, and Publications, Pamphlets and News Clippings series.

Inverness Cannery

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File contains photographs of various boats and ships near the Vancouver Harbour, including tugs, cruise ships and the Burrard Pacific Breeze. Canada Place can be seen in multiple photographs.

Haig-Brown, Alan

Provincial Executive minutes (2 of 2)

File contains meeting minutes dated August 16, 1980 to December 13, 1980. Topics discussed include office business and meeting structure, reports from Locals, correspondence, financial statements, loans, undertaking an AUCE history project, the convention and referendum, "Regina vs. Pappajohn" Supreme Court Decision, the affiliation question, protesting the Ku Klux Klan, grievances, strikes, committee reports, and per capita taxes. File also contains letters from AUCE Locals to AUCE Provincial on the affiliation ballot and the special convention, and an AUCE Provincial Bulletin to AUCE members on the topic of elections and nominations.

Local 1 Executive minutes

File contains meeting minutes dated November 27, 1984 to January 10, 1984. Topics discussed include the report of the merger committee (potential AUCE merger with CUPE, BCGEU, HEU, VMREU, BCTF), union organizers reports, financial reports and budget proposal, grievances, communications, contracts, health and safety reports, bylaws, policy manuals, and purchasing supplies and office equipment. File also contains a service contract between CUPE and AUCE Local 1, a list of involuntary transfer exemptions, multiple job descriptions, and a report from office staff to the Executive.

[Minutes and correspondence of CUE Executive] (3 of 3)

File contains meeting minutes and correspondence dated August 12, 1986 to January 23, 1986. Topics discussed include essential services, daycare, grievances, job classifications, contract negotiations, policies on alcohol and drug related problems, overtime, Ritchie and Associates, office staff wages, and health and safety. File also contains a draft report on clean indoor air and smoking .

CUE Executive minutes (1 of 2)

File contains meeting minutes and other records dated December 12, 1989 to May 24, 1989. Topics discussed include hiring, wages, communications, contracts, education, grievances, health and safety, elections, recruitment, job evaluation, financial reports and budgets, interactions with CUPE, a hospital strike, and B.C. Nurses dispute. File also contains an organizing project report dated September/October, 1989, ballot results, agendas, and notes.

CUE Executive minutes (2 of 2)

File contains meeting minutes and other records dated May 24, 1989 to January 11, 1989. Topics discussed include executive elections, contracts, recruiting, financial reports, communications, grievances, nurses strike, office business, health and safety, job evaluation, interactions with the Trade Union Research Bureau (TURB), hiring, information about the sexual harrassment committee, staffing changes, and budgets. File also contains a photocopied page of executive duties and procedures, memos, executive position descriptions and policies, agendas, and correspondence.

Office log

File consists of the Union Organizer's handwritten office log, dated November 3rd, 1975 to November 17, 1976. The log documents the Organizer's duties and activities, including general administration and organization, phone calls, speaking to members, preparing reports, compiling arbitration cases, office renovation, peparing for membership meetings, writing newsletter articles, recordkeeping, and constructing an office manual.

File also contains correspondence, a Civil Engineering Department list, administrative instructions, reports written by the Organizer, meeting notes, committee membership lists and terms of reference, an executive membership list, and a library loan list.

File also contains "Strike Progress" material, documenting AUCE's strike activity and administration in December 1975. Records include activity logs, an official brief to UBC's Board of Governors, executive meeting minutes, a transcript of a meeting between AUCE and the BC Federation of Labour, and correspondence.

Treasurer's files

File contains records of the union office treasurer, dated June 20, 1978 to November 20, 1979. Documents include material concerning a 1979 office reorganization. Topics discussed include administrative restructuring, dues restructuring, subsequent by-law amendments, and union income. File also contains correspondence and invoices regarding payments to AUCE Provincial, legal arbitration, employee benefits, office rental, pest control, and union dues. File also contains the following miscellaneous documents: an account log photocopy, agenda and minutes of membership meetings, financial statements, and Local 1 by-laws. File also contains issues of Across Campus (October 1979, March 1979), and Contract Bulletin 3.

Local 1 Executive minutes (2 of 2)

File contains meeting minutes dated January 6, 1976 to December 7, 1976. Topics discussed include the strike and strike committee report, disciplinary actions against scabs, correspondence, anti-inflation legislation, interactions with other unions (CUPE, SORWUC, HEU, the Vancouver Taxi Union), contracts, staffing, role of executive members, bylaws and amendments in regards to discipline, grievances and arbitration, information on Pentacare daycare centre, housing at UBC, the strike at Vancouver General Hospital (VGH), maternity leave, and banning smoking during executive meetings. File also contains several agendas, committee documents and recommendations, as well as a memo.

[Notebooks of provincial executive minutes]

File contains four notebooks of Melody Rudd, member of Executive Committee. Four handwritten exercise books (notebooks) containing notes on union activities in the form of phone numbers, addresses, to-do lists, lists of supplies, calculations, financial information, scheduling, drafts of correspondence, questions, information about the newsletter, and the activities of Locals 1-6. One of the notebooks appears to have been used for class or personal notes as it mostly contains psychology and mental health information with a section on union and strike activities at the end.

Provincial Executive minutes

File contains meeting minutes dated January 15, 1977 to August 20, 1977. Topics discussed include Local reports, correspondence, convention planning and resolutions, financial and committee information, negotiations and arbitration, maternity leave issues, purchasing office supplies, interactions with other unions (SORWUC, BCGEU, CLC), strikes, and constitutional amendments. File also contains the minutes of the 1977 Annual AUCE Convention.

General correspondence outgoing (3 of 5)

File contains AUCE outgoing correspondence dated April 23, 1981 to June 23, 1981. Topics include parking, AUCE membership and representatives, union dues, membership meetings, leaves of absence, cooperation with other unions, contract negotiations, tax payment, women's rights, grievances with UBC, building inspections, publication orders, arbitration, legal representation, by-law and constitution amendments, job classification, women in the workplace, and financial assistance.

General correspondence

File contains AUCE incoming and outgoing correspondence dated March, 1987 to December 29, 1987. Topics include legal representation, membership and other meetings, collective agreement with UBC, employee benefits, temporary employees, severance and lay-offs, hiring and wages of disabled employees, vacation entitlement, sessional instructors, grievances with UBC, BC Federation of Labour Bill 19 Working Conference, CUPE National Defence Fund, BC New Democratic Party, and CUPE merger. Correspondence also contains CUE "Office Administration and Membership Servicing Report: Job Evaluation Report" (January 5, 1987).

File also contains "Proposal for Settlement between Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 2950 and the University of British Columbia" (December 10, 1991).

[Local 5 secession records] (1 of 2)

File contains material from Local 5 (College of New Caledonia) related to secession from AUCE and affiliation with the Confederation of Canadian Unions, dated April 6, 1981 to May 8, 1982. Records include incoming and outgoing correspondence, referendum ballot, hearing minutes, convention minutes, completed questionnaires, application for affiliation, and Provincial constitution.

[Local 5 secession records] (2 of 2)

File contains material from Local 5 (College of New Caledonia) related to secession from AUCE and affiliation with the Confederation of Canadian Unions, dated April 30, 1981 to July 8, 1982. Records include incoming and outgoing correspondence, notice of appointment of scrutiner, AUCE News (Special 9th Annual Convention Edition, June 1982), agenda and minutes of Provincial executive meeting dated October 24, 1981, signed petition, ballot, and completed questionnaires.

[News clippings 1975 strike]

File contains clippings and photocopies of news stories, dated April 21, 1975 to September 1975. Topics discussed include contracts, strike actions, suspensions, negotiations, and crossing picket lines. File also contains a letter from Students in the Faculty of Law supporting the AUCE strike, and an AUCE Local 1 (UBC) newsletter dated September 1975.

[Reports of UBC University Librarian to the UBC Senate]

File contains the Reports of the University Librarian to the Senate of the University of British Columbia, dated January 1979 and December 1979. The January report covers the year 1977-78, and includes information on collections development, physical and bibliographic access to collections, services, and appendices describing the size of the collections, collections growth, library expenditures, use of library resources, interlibrary loans, reference statistics, library organization, reading rooms, and the Senate Library Committee. The December report covers the year 1978-79, and includes themes and trends for the seventies and eighties, collections, divisions such as circulation, aquisitions, catalogues, etc., libraries such as the Woodward Biomedical Library, Sedgewick Library, Data Library, etc., and appendices describing the size of the collections, collections growth, library expenditures, use of library resources, interlibrary loans, reference statistics, library organization, reading rooms, and the Senate Library Committee.

[Shop steward handbook and Travel Club newsletter]

File contains an AUCE/SORWUC shop steward handbook and AUCE travel club leaflets. Topics discussed in the handbook include rights and responsibilities of stewards, leaves from work, how to process grievances, arbitration, definitions, and a sample grievance form. Topics discussed in the newsletters include detailed information on tours and travel packages to Las Vegas, Mexico, Alaska, Europe, etc.

[British Columbia policy research and reports] (1 of 2)

File contains reports distributed by the Pacific Group for Policy Alternatives, dated January, February, and March 1984. Reports include "Is There a Social Policy in British Columbia? Who Has Been Hurt and Why?" by Angela Redish, Series 4-84-3, ISBN 0-88627-029-4 ; "The Ideology of Restraint" by Patricia Marchak, Series 3-84-01, ISBN 0-88627-025-1, February-March, 1984 ; "Revenue Sources for Maintaining Social Services in B.C." by Jonathan R. Kesselman, Paper No. P-84-1, January 1984 ; "The New Priorities of the Social Credit Government of British Columbia" by Gideon Rosenbluth and William Schworm, Paper No. P-84-3, February 1984.

Incoming general correspondence (1 of 5)

File contains incoming correspondence to Local 1, including letters from similar unions and organizations requesting donations and support, letters from members regarding union activity, letters from University of British Columbia personnel, and letters nominating individual members for executive positions. File also consists of related material including job descriptions, news-clippings, invitations to conferences, agendas and meeting minutes, and newsletters from the British Columbia Federation of Labour and British Columbia Government Employees Union.

General correspondence outgoing (2 of 3)

File contains outgoing correspondence of Local 1 to various organizations and union members, dated January 4, 1982 to December 20, 1982. Topics include leaves of absence, picket lines, contract negotiations and collective agreements, donations, parking, health and safety, union fees, membership meetings, maternity benefits and leave, job classification, AUCE representatives and representation, micro-electronics, shop steward seminar, material and subscription requests, newsletter, media relations, employee benefits, vacation, labour studies, visual display terminals, employee relations, legal advice, the Public Sector Compensation Restraint Program, grievances, newsletter advertisement costs, staff reporting relationships, Youth Employment Opportunity Program, day care for UBC employees, seniority, sexism at UBC, wage controls and social service cutbacks, May Day demonstration, support of Rape Relief Centres, membership cards, Stabilization Program, employee severance, support of Solidarnosc members interned by the military junta in Poland, and the effect of Canada Pension Plan on women.

Outgoing correspondence

File contains outgoing correspondence and other material dated January 15, 1983 to December 7, 1983. Other records include press releases, fliers for upcoming events, ballots, reprinted AUCE newsletter articles, candidate statements, and membership meeting minutes. Topics discussed include study conducted on Visual Display Terminals (VDTs), layoffs, the British Columbia Reconstructive Conversion (Recon) Project, implementation of the BC Library Network, the July 7, 1983 provincial budget and consequent proposed legislative changes, Operation Solidarity, UBC Campus Community Alliance, the Residential Tenancy Act, support of other union, by-law amendments, secession from AUCE Provincial, strike action, Local 1 elections, pornography shown on Canadian Pay TV channel, and sick leave negotiations.

General correspondence incoming and outgoing (1 of 3)

File contains incoming and outgoing correspondence dated January 14, 1986 to December 11, 1986. Topics of outgoing correspondence include CUE grievance procedure, union representatives and representation, job classification, essential services, support of and coordination with other unions, boycott of businesses supporting apartheid South Africa, grievances and arbitration with UBC, status of women, child care at UBC, staff wages, secession from AUCE, Ritchie and Associates, and amendments to CUE by-laws and constitution. Topics of incoming correspondence include job description, pension plan, women's rights, advertisements, union representatives and representation, negotiations with UBC, United Way campaign, sick leave, calls for financial support, support of other unions, provincial general election, and labour education.

General correspondence incoming and outgoing (3 of 3)

File contains incoming correspondence dated January 6, 1986 to May 1, 1986. Topics include advertisements, labour education, support of other unions and causes, grievances, worker compensation, Operation Solidarity, New Democratic Party political party, National Day of Remembrance for Workers Killed or Injured at the Workplace, letters of thanks, campus daycare, labour conferences, labour agreements, May Day, union finances, scholarship, Canadian Almanac listing, union representatives and representation, political engagement, film screenings, newsletters, seniority, sick leave, South African apartheid, Ritchie and Associates, technological change, violence against women, retirement, union elections, and membership meetings.

[Provincial Constitution]

File contains a provincial constitution dated September 25-26, 1982. Topics discussed include objectives, jurisdiction, membership, information on the provincial executive and officers, nominations and elections, referendums, conventions, revenue and finances, strikes and lockouts, discipline, procedures, and bylaws.

General membership meeting minutes (3 of 4)

File contains general and special meeting minutes dated January 15, 1976 to December 9, 1976. Topics discussed include correspondence, committee reports, elections and nominations, grievances with UBC, office equipment, Provincial Association reports, strikes, discipline of strikebreakers, finances and dues, legislation cast by the Anti-Inflation Board, by-law amendments, protesting sexism in government action, the function of the executive, lay-offs, job classification, support of other unions and causes, the newsletter, committee and union organization, contract negotiations, the National Day of Protest, roll-backs, and press releases.

File also contains proposed rules of order, one section of Local 1's constitution, and statements of income and expenses.

Correspondence, incoming (2 of 3)

File contains incoming correspondence dated December 1978 to March 1979. Topics include support of causes and other unions, newsletters, arbitration, the Provincial Convention, the Consumer Price Index, educational courses, union staffing and membership, formation of an AUCE Travel Club, office equipment, pension plans, finances, the Essential Services Disputes Act, relations and negotiations with UBC, job descriptions, debates of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, steward seminars, and human rights.

General membership meeting minutes (1 of 4)

File contains general and special meeting minutes dated September 11, 1973 to December 12, 1974. Topics discussed include amendments and review of by-laws, elections and nominations, contract negotiations, union organization, communications through the press and with UBC, role of the executive, hiring union staff, correspondence, meeting schedules, the provincial association, finances, office administration and equipment, grievances with UBC, strike action, meeting attendance, the annual convention, union dues, consultation with legal counsel, job classification, constitutional amendments, establishing a credit union, office rental, certification, vacation leave, probationary periods, gender discrimination, overtime, seniority, cost of living, the Stewards Seminar, health insurance, record-keeping practices, and the President's Committee on Charitable Donations.

File also contains official reports; minutes of the August 30th, 1973 Charter Meeting of Local #1; drafted and signed by-laws; minutes of the May 5, 1974 executive meeting; a copy of the Agreement of Interpretation of Grievance Procedure between AUCE Local 1 and UBC; and preparations for the first contract negotiations between Local 1 and UBC.

AUCE Sixth Annual Provincial Convention

File contains minutes and associated material of the June 1979 6th Annual Provincial Convention. The agenda includes rules of order, business arising from the 5th Annual Convention, the provincial executive report, local reports from Locals 1 to 6, a resolution to affiliate with the Canadian Labour Congress, constitutional amendments, the presentation of a National Union of Students policy paper entitled "Education - A System in Chaos" (March 1979), and emergency resolutions and amendments. Other topics discussed include maternity benefits and communications with the Provincial. File also includes a copy of the 5th Annual Convention minutes, and a voting card.

AUCE Ninth Annual Provincial Convention (1 of 2)

File contains minutes of the June 1982 AUCE Ninth Annual Provincial Convention. Topics discussed include Provincial executive and committee reports, financial report and budget, local reports, business arising from the 8th annual convention, resolutions, constitutional amendments, nominations to the Provincial executive, and emergency amendments.

Miscellaneous AUCE files

File contains miscellaneous documents, such as the agenda for a Communications Committee meeting dated September 1974, correspondence, a petition from Local 3 for strike fund contributions, a a daycare petition from the Social Services' Employees Union of British Columbia, and a report of the Student Support Sub-Committee dated October 22, 1974.

[Annual provincial convention materials] (1 of 3)

File contains meeting minutes from the annual convention dated May 27-28, 1978. Topics discussed include finances and budgets, reports from Locals and committees, solidarity with other unions, loaning SORWUC $10,000, and resolutions and amendments. File also contains handwritten notes and blank sheets of paper as well as a transcript from the convention discussing potential affiliation with CUPE, contracts, wages, and student employment.

Sixth Annual Provincial Convention (3 of 6)

File contains Emergency Resolutions and amendments from the annual convention dated June 2, 1979. Topics discussed include solidarity with Quebec, membership, committees, duties of the provincial executive, conventions, post-secondary education, unemployment and cutbacks, opposing Bill C-22, supporting the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) and the SFU 18, student employment, and the newsletter. File also contains handwritten notes and drafts, and referred motions from June 2, 1979.

Seventh Annual Provincial Convention (2 of 2)

File contains Local reports and other records dated June 18, 1980. Records include Local monthly reports from June 1979 to June 1980, Local annual reports to the 7th annual convention, a report from the British Columbia Students' Federation, reports from SORWUC, and reports from the Labour Advocacy and Research Association (LARA). Topics discussed include strikes, dues, negotiations, hiring, job descriptions, membership, student employment, communication, affiliation, supporting the SFU 18, union organizing, and labour standards for domestic and farm workers. File also contains copies of articles from the Province newspaper entitled "Home work down-graded" (March 10, 1978) and "They're slaves in the homes of the elite" (March 9, 1978)

Eighth Annual Provincial Convention (2 of 4)

File contains annual provincial convention materials, dated March 30, 1980 to April 7, 1981. Topics discussed include executive reports, a report from the affiliation committee, strikes, support for other unions, provincial organizer's report, financial statements, support for the SFU 18, correspondence with the CCU and CLC, and potential affiliation. File also contains blank notebook pages.

Ninth Annual Provincial Convention (1 of 3)

File contains annual provincial convention minutes, dated June 26-27, 1982. Topics discussed include nominations, executive reports, relationship between Locals and Provincial, reports from committees and Locals, organizing, finances and budgets, contracts, arbitration, grievances, AUCE independence and the question of affiliation, potential restructuring of the Provincial Executive into a Provincial Council of Locals, reducing costs, amendments, member rights and responsibilities, secession of Locals, and planning the convention.

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