DISTRICT 140 – GARDAWORLD TORONTO BASED MEMBERS – SPM ORGANIZING CAMPAIGN / GARDAWORLD ET EN POSTE À TORONTO CAMPAGNE DE SYNDICALISATION DES GPC

SPM ORGANIZING CAMPAIGN

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

As you may be aware, the IAMAW is in the process of unionizing the GardaWorld SPMs working at the Toronto Airports, following decisions by the Canadian Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) which has already recognized this group of employees as appropriate for unionization in previous Organizing Campaigns that took place at the Vancouver and Winnipeg airports.

Unfortunately, it appeared to the IAMAW that the employer was retaliating against this organizing campaign. As such your Union initiated legal proceedings against GardaWorld. Following legal submissions filed by both parties (the IAMAW & GardaWorld) the CIRB issued the following Interim Order on October 18, 2017:

WHEREAS the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (the applicant union) filed an application for certification on September 13 2017, seeking to represent a unit of Screening Point Managers at the Lester B. Pearson International Airport in Toronto, Ontario;

AND WHEREAS the Canada Industrial Relations Board (the Board) has received a complaint from the applicant union pursuant to section 97(1) of the Canada Labour Code (Par 1-Industrial Relations) (the Code) alleging that Garda Security Screening Inc. has violated sections 94(1), (3)(a), (3)(e) and 96 of the Code;

AND WHEREAS the Board has received a complaint from Garda Security Screening Inc. pursuant to section 97(1) of the Code alleging that the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers has violated section 95(d) of the Code;

AND WHEREAS, the applicant union has also requested that the Board issue an interim order pursuant to section 19.1 of the Code to implement certain interim measures pending the determination of the merits of the complaints;

AND WHEREAS, the Board provided the parties with an opportunity to file full submissions and arguments on the request for an interim order;

AND WHEREAS, the Board, following consideration of the submissions of the parties concerned has determined that interim relief is necessary in order to ensure the fulfillment of the objectives of Code;

NOW, THEREFORE, the Board, pursuant to its powers under section 19.1 of the Code, makes
the following interim orders:

(i) Garda Security Screening Inc. is to immediately reinstate Barrington Barnett, Elie
Germeil, Michael John and Christopher Hasan to employment with the same terms and
conditions that were in place prior to their termination or suspension until the Board makes a determination on the merits of the complaints;

(2) Garda Security Screening Inc. is to rescind its notice instructing employees not to deal
with Barrington Barnett in his capacity as an elected representative of the International
Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers for the certified bargaining unit of
screening officers;

(3) Garda Security Screening Inc. is to post a copy of the attached notice (Appendix A) in a
conspicuous place at its establishment where it is most likely to come to the attention of
Screening Point Managers working for employer.

The Notice that Garda is required to post includes the following statements:

Every employee is free to join the trade union of their choice and to participate in its lawful activities.

Employees have the right not to be discriminated against or be penalized by an employer because they seek to exercise rights under the Code.

The Board has an extensive remedial authority to counteract violations of the Code if it finds that there is merit to the unfair labour practice complaints filed with the Board.

I ask that our Garda Members stand in solidarity and support the SPMs in their right to join our GREAT UNION.
In Solidarity,

Fred Hospes, President & Directing General Chairperson
Transportation District 140, IAMAW

 

CAMPAGNE DE SYNDICALISATION DES GPC

Chères consoeurs, chers confrères,

Comme vous le savez peut-être, l’AIMTA est en processus de syndiquer les gestionnaires de points de contrôle (GPC) en poste aux aéroports de Toronto, à la suite de décisions rendues par le Conseil canadien des relations industrielles (CCRI), lequel a déjà statué que ce groupe d’employés était habile à se syndiquer au terme de campagnes de syndicalisation antérieures tenues aux aéroports de Vancouver et de Winnipeg.

Malheureusement, l’AIMTA était d’avis que l’employeur exerçait des représailles contre cette campagne de syndicalisation. Par conséquent, votre syndicat a intenté une action contre GardaWorld. À la suite du dépôt des observations juridiques par les deux parties (l’AIM et GardaWorld), le CCRI a rendu l’ordonnance provisoire suivant le 18 octobre 2017

ATTENDU QUE l’Association internationale des machinistes et des travailleurs et travailleuses de l’aérospatiale (le syndicat requérant) a déposé une demande d’accréditation le 13 septembre 2017 afin de représenter une unité de gestionnaires de points de contrôle à l’aéroport international Lester B. Pearson de Toronto (Ontario);

ATTENDU QUE le Conseil canadien des relations industrielles (le Conseil) a été saisi d’une plainte déposée par le syndicat requérant en vertu de l’article 97(1) du Code canadien du travail (PARTIE I – Relations du travail), dans laquelle elle prétendait que Garda Security Screening Inc. avait enfreint les articles 94(1), (3)(a), (3)(e) et 96 du Code;

ATTENDU QUE le Conseil a été saisi d’une plainte déposée par Garda Security Screening Inc. en vertu de l’article 97(1) du Code, dans laquelle elle prétendait que l’Association internationale des machinistes et des travailleurs et travailleuses de l’aérospatiale avait enfreint l’article 95(d) du Code;

ATTENDU QUE le syndicat requérant a aussi demandé au Conseil de rendre une ordonnance provisoire en vertu de l’article 19.1 du Code autorisant la prise de certaines mesures provisoires en attente des décisions sur le bien-fondé des plaintes;

ATTENDU QUE le Conseil a permis aux parties de présenter l’ensemble de leurs observations et leurs arguments concernant la demande d’ordonnance provisoire;

ATTENDU QUE le Conseil, après avoir examiné les observations des parties concernées, est arrivé à la conclusion qu’une mesure provisoire est nécessaire pour assurer le respect des objectifs du Code;

IL EST DONC RÉSOLU QUE le Conseil, en vertu des pouvoirs que lui confère l’article 19.1 du Code, rende les ordonnances provisoires suivantes :

(i) Garda Security Screening Inc. doit immédiatement réintégrer Barrington Barnett, Elie
Germeil, Michael John et Christopher Hasan dans leurs fonctions aux mêmes modalités
que celles qui étaient en place avant leur congédiement ou leur suspension, et ce,
jusqu’à ce que le Conseil rende sa décision sur le bien-fondé des plaintes;

(2) Garda Security Screening Inc. doit annuler son avis dans lequel il est ordonné aux
employés de ne pas traiter avec Barrington Barnett en sa qualité de représentant élu de
l’Association internationale des machinistes et des travailleurs et travailleuses de
l’aérospatiale pour l’unité de négociation accréditée pour représentant les agents de
contrôle;

(3) Garda Security Screening Inc. doit afficher une copie de l’avis annexé (Annexe A) à
un endroit apparent dans son établissement, où il est le plus susceptible d’être porté à
l’attention des gestionnaires de points de contrôle qui travaillent pour l’employeur.

L’avis que doit afficher Garda comprend les directives suivantes :

Tous les employés sont libres d’adhérer au syndicat de leur choix et de participer à ses activités légitimes.

Les employés ont le droit de ne pas faire l’objet de discrimination et de ne pas être pénalisés par in employeur parce qu’ils cherchent à exercer leurs droits en vertu du Code.

Le Conseil est investi d’une autorité étendue en cas de violation du Code s’il juge fondée une plainte de pratique déloyale du travail dont il est saisi.

Je demande à nos membres à l’emploi de Garda de faire preuve de solidarité et de soutien à l’endroit des GPC qui exercent leur droit d’adhérer à notre GRAND SYNDICAT.

En toute solidarité,

Fred Hospes, président-directeur général
District des transports140, AIMTA

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BC Federation of Labour News Release: BC Federation of Labour welcomes the establishment of the Fair Wages Commission

BC Federation of Labour welcomes the establishment of the Fair Wages Commission

NEWS RELEASE
**For immediate release**
October 5, 2017
BC Federation of Labour welcomes the establishment of the Fair Wages Commission
Vancouver – The BC Federation of Labour welcomes today’s announcement on the Fair Wages Commission and looks forward to taking part in the consultation process.

“We are eager to get this process started,” said Irene Lanzinger, President of the BC Federation of Labour. “We welcome the news that the Commission has been established and is ready to get to work.

“It is no secret that the BCFED is pushing the government to implement a $15 an hour minimum wage. We strongly believe that people working full-time should not find themselves living below the poverty line,” said Lanzinger. “I am pleased that we finally have a provincial government that agrees with this basic principle.”

The BC Federation of Labour’s Fight for $15 campaign calls for a $15 an hour minimum wage for all employees, no exceptions.

Lanzinger said that the BCFED’s proposal to the Commission will include the elimination of the server wage, which is currently $10.10 an hour, and the elimination of piece rate for
farmworkers. Further, it will advocate for an aggressive timeline to reach $15 an hour.

“The longer we wait to get to $15 an hour the further behind low-wage workers fall. Not only do we need to raise the wage quickly, but we then need a mechanism to ensure wages keep pace with the cost of living and begin to better reflect a real living wage,” said Lanzinger. “We can’t get to $15 and think our work is done.”

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SECURE AVIATION TRANSPORT LOCAL LODGE 16 – IAM SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION 2018 (REVISED)

IAM SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION 2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

The Executive Board of Local Lodge 16 would like to advise the membership that the IAM Scholarship Competition for the 2018 calendar year is NOW OPEN.

This competition is made possible by the IAM Scholarship Fund and is open to all IAM members and their children throughout Canada. Any members interested can obtain application packets at the Level 4 YVR IAM Office or online at goiam.org (https://www.goiam.org/news/2018-iam-scholarship-competition-now-accepting-applications/)

The CLOSING DATE for applications is FEBRUARY 23RD, 2018.

In solidarity,

Daniel Zamorano

Recording Secretary Local Lodge 16 IAM & AW

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SECURE AVIATION TRANSPORT LOCAL LODGE 16 – Local Lodge 16 Member Information Update (REVISED)

Local Lodge 16 Member Information Update

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Members that have had their personal and contact information change, such as addresses or phone numbers, must advise the Local Lodge 16 Secretary Treasurer via e-mail at treasurer@iamaw16.com.This will allow us to update our records and provide information to the membership accurately.

In solidarity,

Daniel Zamorano

Recording Secretary IAM & AW

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SECURE AVIATION TRANSPORT LOCAL LODGE 16 – Chief Shop Steward of G4S Castlegar

Chief Shop Steward of G4S Castlegar

October 3rd 2017

Please be advised that in accordance with Section F paragraph D of our Local Lodge bylaws I have appointed Brother Marc Gagnon as Chief shop Steward of G4S Castlegar. 

Please join me in thanking Bother Gagnon for taking the task for our members.

Rick Singh
President
I.A.M.A.W LL16
president@iamaw16.ca
778-847-1016

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G4S – PRE-BOARD SCREENING PERSONNEL LOCAL LODGE 16 – VANCOUVER COLLECTIVE BARGAINING SURVEYS

G4S – PRE-BOARD SCREENING PERSONNEL LOCAL LODGE 16 – VANCOUVER COLLECTIVE BARGAINING SURVEYS

Click Here : Bargaining Survey Link

or Use this link : http://www.expertscan.autodata.com/default.aspx?webid=470B0E8D-0B7A-4C29-919C-546CCB147FAC.

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

We are pleased to advise the Membership that preparations for our upcoming round of Collective Bargaining with G4S are well underway. Your elected Committee will be meeting in Vancouver the week of October 16 – 20, 2017 to review the results of the Collective Bargaining Surveys in order to prepare/prioritize our Bargaining Agenda. Your Negotiations Committee Representatives are:
• Brother Brian Jan – Island Bases
• Sister Gwenna Humphreys – Interior Bases
• Brother Vic Greco – Northern Bases
• Brother Neil Chia – Vancouver
• Brother Rick Singh – Vancouver
• Chris Thompson – Vancouver
• Brother John Vincent – Vancouver
• Sister Millice Wong – Vancouver

An electronic Collective Bargaining Survey is now available on the Local Lodge 16 website at iamaw16.ca and Members are encouraged to complete the survey on-line. A limited number of paper surveys are available from your Negotiations Committee Representative and from the Local Lodge 16, at the Level 4 offices at YVR.

Survey drop-in sessions have been scheduled at the Local Lodge 16 offices, as follows:
Please note: Attendance is on your own time either, during a break or before/after shift.
Monday, September 25, 2017: 09:00 – 21:00
Wednesday, September 27, 2017: 09:00 – 21:00
Saturday, September 30, 2017: 09:00 – 15:00

Surveys must be completed on-line or returned to your respective Negotiations Committee
Representative, or the Local Lodge 16 offices, no later than the end of your shift on Friday, October 6, 2017.

Your participation and input is greatly appreciated.

In Solidarity,

Tania Canniff, General Chairperson
Transportation District 140, IAMAW

 

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G4S – PRE-BOARD SCREENING PERSONNEL LOCAL LODGE 16 – REGIONAL BASES COLLECTIVE BARGAINING SURVEYS

G4S – PRE-BOARD SCREENING PERSONNEL LOCAL LODGE 16 – REGIONAL BASES COLLECTIVE BARGAINING SURVEYS

Click Here : Bargaining Survey Link

or Use this link : http://www.expertscan.autodata.com/default.aspx?webid=470B0E8D-0B7A-4C29-919C-546CCB147FAC.

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

We are pleased to advise the Membership that preparations for our upcoming round of Collective Bargaining with G4S are well underway. Your elected Committee will be meeting in Vancouver the week of October 16 – 20, 2017 for formal training and to review the results of the Collective Bargaining Surveys in order to prepare/prioritize our Bargaining Agenda. Your Negotiations Committee Representatives are:
• Brother Brian Jan – Island Bases
• Sister Gwenna Humphreys – Interior Bases
• Brother Vic Greco – Northern Bases
• Brother Neil Chia – Vancouver
• Brother Rick Singh – Vancouver
• Chris Thompson – Vancouver
• Brother John Vincent – Vancouver
• Sister Millice Wong – Vancouver

An electronic Collective Bargaining Survey is now available on the Local Lodge 16 website at iamaw16.ca and Members are encouraged to complete the survey on-line. A limited number of paper surveys are available from your Chief Shop Steward or Negotiations Committee Representative.

Surveys must be completed on-line or returned to your respective Chief Shop Steward or
Negotiations Committee Representative no later than the end of your shift on Friday, October 6, 2017.

Your participation and input is greatly appreciated.

In Solidarity,

Tania Canniff, General Chairperson
Transportation District 140, IAMAW

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SECURE AVIATION TRANSPORT LOCAL LODGE 16 – GENERAL MEETING

GENERAL MEETING

OCTOBER 17th, 2017 TUESDAY
15:30 PM Doors open at 15:00PM
7980 RIVER ROAD, RICHMOND, BC

AGENDA ITEMS

  • Financial Report
  • Chief and District Reports
  • Notice of Nomination: Securiguard Airside Escort Negotiations Committee Nomination of two (2) candidates will be called at the Local Lodge 16

General Meeting on OCTOBER.17TH, 2017.

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 attend and participate. Please note that the quorum requirement, as per ARTICLE D SECTION 3 of the IAMAW Constitution, is set at 20 members. 

Join us on October 17th 2017 for Coffee and Doughnuts.

In solidarity,

Daniel Zamorano

Recording Secretary IAM & AW

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SECURIGUARD AIRSIDE ESCORT NEGOTIATIONS COMMITTEE NOMINATION NOTICE – ELECTION – NOVEMBER 21ST, 2017

SECURIGUARD AIRSIDE ESCORT NEGOTIATIONS COMMITTEE NOMINATION NOTICE 

ELECTION – NOVEMBER 21ST, 2017
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September 14, 2017

Nominations will be called at the OCTOBER.17TH, 2017 General Meeting of Local Lodge 16 for the positions listed below:

POLLS WILL BE OPEN: NOVEMBER.17TH, 2017
LOCATION: To Be Communicated

(2) Candidates for the Securiguard Airside Escort NEGOTIATIONS COMMITTEE

All Nomination forms MUST be in the hands of the Local Lodge Recording Secretary No Later than 3:30 pm on October.17th, 2017.

NOMINATIONS for the above office may be offered at the Regular Local Lodge 16 meeting on October.17th, 2017. Nominations will state the name of the person being nominated, the office the nomination is for, and the name of the nominator.

Both the NOMINEE and NOMINATOR must be “Members in Good Standing” of the Local Lodge for the nomination to be accepted. Nominees must be a “member in good standing” for at least one (1) year at the time of nomination for the nomination to be accepted and have attended at least fifty percent (50%) of the regular Local Lodge monthly meetings in the preceding twelve (12) months of their nomination, pursuant to Article 2, Section H and I of the Local Lodge Bylaws.

Please fill out the attached Nomination form and mail by Canada Post, hand deliver or FAX to the Local Lodge Recording Secretary. More forms may be obtained from the Local Lodge offices.

IAMAW CONSTITUTION – ARTICLE II – SECTION 3 – ABSENTEE BALLOTS
Members who reside in outlying Districts more than 25 miles from the designated balloting place, members who are either confined because of a verified illness or on leave qualifying under U.S. and Canadian family leave laws, or on vacation, or on official I.A.M. business approved by the Local Lodge or District Lodge or Grand Lodge, or on an employer travel assignment, or reserve military leave, as the case may be, shall be furnished absentee ballots. Members applying for an absentee ballot on the basis of residing in an outlying district more than 25 miles from the designated balloting place, shall have their eligibility to vote by absentee ballot determined by the Recording

Secretary and the Secretary Treasurer before the ballot is mailed. Members found not to be eligible to vote by absentee ballot will be so notified within 10 days of the receipt of their application.

Please fill out the attached Absentee Ballot Request Form and mail by Canada Post or hand delivered (Faxes not accepted) to the Recording Secretary of Local Lodge 16 no later than OCTOBER.16, 2017. More forms may be obtained from the Local Lodge offices.

In solidarity,

Daniel Zamorano, Recording Secretary, Local Lodge 16, IAM & AW

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BC FED – BC NDP budget update brings relief for working families

BC NDP budget update brings relief for working families

NEWS RELEASE
**For Immediate Release**
September 11, 2017

Victoria – Working families will see some relief and new opportunities based on the priorities set by the new NDP government’s budget update, says the BC Federation of Labour.

“Finally we see a government ready to invest in vital public services,” said BCFED President Irene Lanzinger. “After 16 years of underfunding and neglect, this budget takes the first steps to address the affordability crisis and support working families.” 

“It’s a big job to fix the mess created by the BC Liberals, and this budget is a good start.”

Lanzinger said she is pleased that the NDP government is following through with budget update funding for key election commitments, including:
• almost $500 million for a $100 per month increase in social assistance rates;
• funding to restore free Adult Basic Education and English as an Additional Language
training to help British Columbians develop job skills;
• increasing taxes for high income earners and corporations; and
• maintaining the previous government’s undertaking to help the resource sector
maintain jobs by phasing out the PST on electricity.

Part of the BCFED’s ongoing Fight for $15 minimum wage campaign is the call for a poverty reduction strategy. And Lanzinger says she’s pleased to see a number of spending
commitments that underpin a poverty reduction plan reflected in the budget.

“In a province as wealthy as BC, our poverty levels are unacceptable. We’ve been calling on
government for years to establish a poverty reduction plan. Many of the initiatives proposed today by the new government—including the Fair Wages Commission—will help advance this important work,” said Lanzinger.

On the employment front, Lanzinger says a three-year commitment of $15 billion in capital funding to build schools, health facilities, housing and transit will create good-paying construction jobs and build much needed infrastructure.

“There are many areas that need attention if the government is really going to support working families, but this budget update is a step in the right direction to address affordability, create jobs and build an economy that works for everyone,” said Lanzinger.

For more information, contact BCFED Communications Director Jaime Matten, 604 430 1421.

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