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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 7, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 THf UTHUIDGE KEKA19 April 7, An Hour Over Tico Years Painters Ratify Contract A new wage agreement be- tween the Brotherhood of Paint- ers and Allied Trades, local 583 and six major contractors In Lethbridge was ratified by the union Sunday with the en- tire Calgary agreement, except for a small wage difference, signed for the area. Union negotiators signed the agreement April 3, after two days of negotiations. The agreement calls for a wage increase of an hour over two years. This includes an immediate increase of 30 cents an hour effective April I. IB October, the vage will in- crease additional 4C cents an hour, with an additxeal cents an hour raise April 1, 1971. The last increase in this agreement will be 50 cents ao hour, Oct. 1, 1971. The painters now work for per" hour. This will in- crease to H65 an hour over the aeit two years. Mental Health Meeting Set The Lethbridge and Region Mental Health Planning Coun- cil will" meet Wednesday al p.m. in the Canadian West ern Natural Gas auditorium. Discussion will be centra around further aspects -of im plementatkn of the Blair Re Displays Open The exhibit on the problems of pollution and its control which was held in Winston Churchill High School in con- junction with the recent polk tion teach in has been extent until Wednesday night. Hours for viewing the display are a.m. to p.m., p.m. to p.m. There is charge for admission. Bill Harvey, chM x the union, said, Mfftiatar "We Negotiated a health and plan of 10 oeate per hour, paid by effective April 1." The agreement also calls for an additional statutory holiday which will fall in the Bnt mek jf Augurf. Holiday pay, BOW set at per cent, was raised o three per cent effective April and will go to 3.6 per cent April 1, 1971. Vacation par for the union nembers will be increased rom the present four per cent o six per cent April 1, 1971. We virtually reached the Calgary level of contract sta- aid Mr, Harvey. .This jves management more pro- ection also because all things are act down, thing! that were never down before." Mr. Harvey said the ww agreement was much xnnpkx but more com "The agreement will aff Lfthbridge employer mure pro- tection because he is not as big as the Calgary employers and does not have as much work. "There will be very little trouble for men transferring or working in other areas of the province. If they work in "Cal- gary, they will be paid Cal- gary union rates and if they work in other parts of south Al- berta, they will be paid Leth- bridge rates, a difference of about 33 cents per hour. "Perhaps the best thing to come out of the negotiations is the better understanding be- tween the employers and the union.. The employers are just rs happy as the unon because they wanted all of the 'things signed in the agreecceot in order to work towards i prov- ince vide agreement next time. Mr. Harvey sad this was the reason he pushed so hard for a five month negotiation period or the next agreement. "If we jo to the province wide agree- ment next time like everybody appears to want, there is a hit of talking to do." Mr. Harvey said he has man- aged 'to ratify three agreements n the past few weeks and the Lethbridaja agreement was the most successful of then alL :We went from practically nothing to match the Calgary union contract and this was all done n just two days of nego- tiation." About 3t workers fa Lrth- compact, fford the bridge are affected under new the New Officers Nurses Oppose Government Plan The Saulhen fUfM, Caaa- L L dian Mental Health AiiocUUon of Alberta had its election officers aad the budcet preseotatioB Monday. The new executive is headed by Sister Mary Clarissa, admin- istrator of St. Michael's Gen- eral Hospital, president. She re- places Mrs. M. H. Davids. Vice presidents are: Rev. Kalhryn Hurlburt, first; afn. Carol Smith, Mcoed, aed Terry Bland, third, Sliiar Nan Sulli- van it tMretarjr ted Iln. tor- nice Moore, treasurer, with Dr. G. M. Ellison, chairman ol pub- lic education. The other board are Mrs. T, H. McCready, Dr. S. S. Aaint, A. T. Pike, Sam Cohen, .Mrs. Haad' and Casey Wiskerke. BOM A bill v.-hich would set up a eeuoril oa nurs- ing was receded unanimously Monday night by the South- Central District ot the Alberta Association of Registered About 230 of the district'; nurses met in Calgary to vote against Bill M wfcfeh, in oi AARN rial "wauU dectnjr ouninf as a in tiki province by violation of the autonomy, Internal majuceoKot and poli- cies of the AARN." The principal delegates rep- Sister Ann Marie Cummicgs, Lttabridie Community College school of nursing. The statement, by the asso- ciation's nursing education planniof committee, was joined by opposing papen fnot the precentinf branch it the Lethbrtdn AARN at the meetiac are bii Money, SL Ukhaei'i General Hoapital aid University d Calgary School of Nursing and the faculty the nursing educate depirlmeol at Mount Royal College. Four representatives from the district were lo carry the dissecting ipUioni to a meet- ing of the cursing association'! 13 member provincial council in Edmonton today. The caua- cil will prepare the associa- tion's Foal position to be rated to Health Minister James Henderson Friday. Teen Clefs Very Likely Expo Bound tiki Ten Clefs, directed by Lethbridge tank teacher ABJM Cttapfaell, an way thu soatmcr ta Expo. It n Osaka, Japai. a whfeh h the Expo trip, said Has miming "H looks like it's really under way." City ewwil'i Monday of cunhiaed with fesct froa AIM CampheB Sue- the prls, i Ma] of to the traMpertatJon cost of The Teea Clefi havt about tapo to put toward the sum aid the rest will hopefully be up for the trip. The tour wul run July 1-14, covering a week's at Expo and a stay Tokye. Council News In Nutshell City council Monday night approved the budget commit- tee's recommendation that this year's mill rate be struck at 64. Aid. C. W. Chichester present- ed a notice of motion that sen- ior citizens receiving the old age pension plus mentafy allowance be given per year by the city for tax re- lief with the motion to come fore council for discussion April 20. Aid. Chichesier also asked for a police department report on a brawl which occurred FA day at a dance for teenagers at at the Civic Sports Centre. AW. Vaughan Hembroff and City Solicitor Fred Pritchard are ty have a report for coun- cil by Monday on the hiring of a full-time city solicitor. fidl price) for CPR land required for the interim ac cess road to the new Univer sity of Lethbridge site in West Lethbridge against the wishes f Ajd. Vera who 'anted to know why the city hould always be making con- cessions to Marathon. Aid. An- erson thought the >rice was excessive in the ex A special meeting of council ts to be held to review the city's toning bylaw. Final readings were given to bylaws to amend the zoning bylaw; to rezone property between 2605 and 2705 Scenic Drive, owned by John from single-family to multi-family; to allow the IDS Stake Cer.tre to be devel- oped in a "transitional" zone Scenic Drive and 28tfa St. an to allow V-shaped signs to be installed on corner buildings; to the sign'regulations, re- quire that carports be five, fee from property lines and re- quire that property owners with dwellings .of more than three suites provide access from a main street to parking facilities; and to rezone Indus trial property at 216 12th St.A North to commercial. And firs reading was given a bylaw l1Ki N. nt-mt Rodio and TV Centra ;