Local undergoes leadership change
Media Guild | CWA Canada
With employer Canwest Global facing a financial
meltdown, it's not the ideal time to have a change of leadership
at CWA Canada's Regina Local. But outgoing president Pam
Busby is prepared to go above and beyond to smooth the way
for her successor.
Karen Schlamp, who was elected president
of the Saskatchewan Media Guild (SMG) at a July 4 membership
meeting, will not be left to fend for herself during these
times of turmoil for the Regina Leader
Post. The SMG represents
about 40 editorial employees at the Canwest newspaper.
"Given these uncertain times, I will join Karen and
other executive members at any meetings with Canwest and,
as past president, will attend as many executive meetings/conference
calls as I can to ensure a seamless transition," says
Angela Hall assumes her new position as secretary after
garnering more votes than Courtney Wagner. Heather Polischuk
and Chris Harbron retain by acclamation their respective
posts as vice-president and treasurer.
Andrew Matte, who lost an election bid to be president,
is now the shop steward. Members at large include former
president Busby, Pat Carlson, Jana Pruden, Barb Pacholik
and Ashley Martin.