SECURE AVIATION TRANSPORT LOCAL LODGE 16 – GENERAL MEETING JULY 19TH, 2016 TUESDAY

GENERAL MEETING

JULY 19TH, 2016 TUESDAY

 15:30 PM Doors open at 15:00PM

7980 RIVER ROAD, RICHMOND, BC

AGENDA ITEMS

  • Chief Reports
  • District Reports
  • Financial Report
  • Notice of Motion: The Executive Board recommends that Local Lodge 16 send three (3) delegates to the Canadian Labour Congress Human Rights Conference, October. 20th, 2016 in Ottawa, Quebec. All costs are NOT to exceed ten thousand dollars ($10,000).

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

The General Meeting is open to all bargaining units and the members of Local Lodge 16. It is encouraged for all members to join and participate. Please note that the quorum requirement, as per ARTICLE D SECTION 3 of the IAMAW Constitution, is set at 25 members. fsdrf

In solidarity,

Daniel Zamorano,

Recording Secretary IAM & AW

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SECURE AVIATION TRANSPORT LOCAL LODGE 16 – 2nd National Human Rights Conference

2nd National Human Rights Conference

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

The Canadian Labour Congress will be hosting the 2nd National Human Rights Conference on October 20th 2016 in Ottawa Ontario. Local Lodge 16 would like to send three (3) delegates to participate and take advantage of this learning and empowering opportunity. All members in good standing that are interested in attending are encouraged to submit a letter of interest to the Level 4 IAMAW office or by e-mail to the Recording Secretary at dzamarano@iamaw16.ca. The letter should state your full name and why you would be a good candidate to represent Local Lodge 16 at the Conference. The deadline for submissions is July 18th 2016.

In solidarity,

 

Daniel Zamorano,

Recording Secretary

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New Westminster & District Labour Council – Welcome to New Canadians Event

Welcome to New Canadians Event

When:      Saturday, June 25th  12 – 4 pm

Where:    Tipperary Park/Friendship Gardens, New Westminster

4th Street & Royal Avenue – beside City Hall * Parking in front & back of City Hall + Queens Avenue @ 4th Street

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Service agencies such as Mosaic, ISS of BC, Success, United Way of the Lower Mainland and the New Westminster School District have assisted the Labour Council to reach the widest possible number of refugees and new immigrant families living in the City of New Westminster.

The Welcome Event will connect union leaders, their members, local government leaders and citizens with new members of their community in a relaxed and fun-filled family event.  The event is being held in the one of the most beautiful parks right in the heart of the City. We are expecting a high turnout especially if the weather cooperates.

We have an excellent line up of local artists who will entertain us along with games & activities galore for the kids.  * Volunteers will be serving barbeque veggie/meat/halal hot dogs, homemade samosas, water, juice, cotton candy and more.  * In respect of Ramadan, food is an optional feature of the event.

Come out and help give a warm welcome  – a welcome to the beautiful City of New Westminster & a warm welcome to Canada

This is your opportunity to mix, mingle, share stories and helpful information.

The event is two days ahead of Canada’s official Multiculturalism Day and is five days before Canada Day.   We can’t think of a better way to celebrate than an event like this.

* Please note that union booths are not going to be featured at this event.   There will be an information booth sponsored by local police, fire, refugee & immigrant service groups only. 

We look forward to seeing union leaders and members on Saturday, June 25th 12 – 4 pm. If you can volunteer, we welcome you to come @ 10:30 am to help with the set-up.

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CLC – Stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): Add Your Voice

Stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): Add Your Voice

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The CLC’s “Stop the TPP” campaign video and online petition form to your MP is available at http://canadianlabour.ca/stoptpp.

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Translink Transit Fare Review Survey

Translink Transit Fare Review Survey

Thank you to everyone who participated in the forums. If you weren’t able to attend the earlier events you can still have your say and take the Transit Fare Review Survey.

http://fluidsurveys.com/s/farereview/  (Press the Control key on your keyboard and click on the link to open survey)     unnamed

This survey will take 10 to 15 minutes. Your input is important. Please share this widely. Feedback will be used to develop and evaluate different fare system options.

This survey will be open until the end of day June 30th, 2016.

 

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Minister Garneau wants to hear from you on facebook Live! ( English / French )

Facebook Live!

Minister Garneau wants to hear from you on Facebook live with French session being held on June 15th and the English on June 16thThursday at 6:30 p.m. (ET) to know what you would do to improve the Canadian passenger experience if you were in his shoes. Details can be found in the attached invitation and we ask that you share with your networks.”

I asked whom the intended audience is to participate, and they are saying anyone in Canada.  It is being  advertised all over the social media.  I have attached a poster on this email which was sent to me so you understand how to participate.

The Canadian IAMAW office is asking that you participate and also ask members who are active in your work areas to participate and deliver a strong unified message to Minister Garneau.

I have three strong messages for you to deliver so that our message is clear and strong.  I am sure you can expand on the items below.

  1. Contract flipping –

a- its effects on our members where they lose hard earned wage increases, benefits and the loss of job security all of which play havoc with their families and reduces job productivity,

B- its effect on the companies they work for by not being able to show the passengers and the airport authorities that they can provide a good service and do the work properly,

Solutions –

a- push the need to have more accountability at airport authorities by having a stronger labour voice at the executive board levels

b- The $15 and fairness campaign and how the government should look at this initiative seriously as a way to address the above problems

  1. Airport security
  2. Longer and longer line ups during busy travel periods with complaints from passengers and stress on screeners while doing their jobs (3.5% increase each year)
  3. Passenger levels growing every year

Solutions –

  1. Divert all monies collected from every passenger ticket to properly operate the security screening at each airport in Canada
  2. Hire more screeners so that line ups can be further reduced and increase staff levels in line with passenger growth.
  3. Labour voice to Government and Airport Officials
  4. Our concerns go unheard at floor level
  5. We hear and see what happens daily while we work at the airport and deal with passengers

Solutions –

  1. Labours voice needs to be consulted on a regular basis
  2. IAMAW can be more effective by providing feedback and solutions to government and airport officials at a high level to prevent and resolve issues
  3. IAMAW is the largest union representing air transport workers in Canada and the USA
  4. A happy worker is likely to produce a happy passenger if we all work together

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SECURE AVIATION TRANSPORT LOCAL LODGE 16 – GENERAL MEETING JUNE 21TH, 2016 TUESDAY

GENERAL MEETING

JUNE 21ST, 2016 TUESDAY

 15:30 PM Doors open at 15:00PM

7980 RIVER ROAD, RICHMOND, BC

AGENDA ITEMS

  • Chief Reports
  • District Reports
  • Financial Report

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

The General Meeting is open to all bargaining units and the members of Local Lodge 16. It is encouraged for all members to join and participate. Please note that the quorum requirement, as per ARTICLE D SECTION 3 of the IAMAW Constitution, is set at 25  fsdrfmembers.

In solidarity,

 

Daniel Zamorano,

Recording Secretary IAM & AW

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BC FED – Joy Langan Social Justice Award – Selection Committee Call

Joy Langan Social Justice Award – Selection Committee Call

Please find attached the call for nominations for the Joy Langan Social Justice Award.

Please advise Susan Orr at sorr@bcfed.ca by July 14, 2016 whether or not you or a member of your union/organization would like to participate in the Joy Langan Award Selection Committee.

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Federation of Post-Secondary Educators – They’re in the dark

They’re in the dark

It used to be that going to school gave you a leg up—it was the great equalizer.

That might have been true 20 years ago, but it isn’t anymore. Today, B.C. colleges and universities are in crisis.

Deep program cuts, combined with hefty tuition hikes, are shackling B.C. students. They aren’t getting the education they need to unlock opportunities.

Worse, many people are in the dark. They don’t know we’re in crisis. Will you help us get the word out?

Watch and share our new campaign video: https://www.facebook.com/openthedoorsbc/videos/657216677758862/

It’s the story of what’s actually happening, and why we need to demand this government invest in higher education before it’s too late.

Please take a minute to watch and share this.

Together, we can make public post-secondary education in BC the envy of the world again.

https://www.fb.com/openthedoorsbc/videos/vb.460693514077847/657216677758862

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VDLC Fundraising dinner June 8

VDLC Fundraising dinner June 8

The annual VDLC fundraising dinner to support the “Wishing Tree” free store at Queen Alexandra Elementary School will be held Wednesday June 8th at the Maritime Labour Centre.

  • Speaker Melanie Mark, MLA
  • Doors 5:30 / Dinner 6:30 at the Maritime Labour Centre in Vancouver
  • Tickets $50 ($35 for low-waged)
  • Tables seat 8
  • Donations to our silent auction or the Wishing Tree fund are welcome

Details are in the attached letter and poster.

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