SECURE AVIATION TRANSPORT LOCAL LODGE 16 – SWISSPORT (YVR) – NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE

NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE

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SECURE AVIATION TRANSPORT LOCAL LODGE 16 – SWISSPORT (YVR) – STRIKE UPDATE

SWISSPORT (YVR) – STRIKE UPDATE

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G4S – PRE-BOARD SCREENING PERSONNEL LOCAL LODGE 16 – VANCOUVER – ARTICLE 17.01 (N) – OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

ARTICLE 17.01 (N) – OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Dear Brothers & Sisters:

Further to our communication of November 19, 2016, we met with the Company earlier this week to determine whether or not there are any major changes to the bona fide operational requirements affecting the current bid schedule and to discuss/review the documentary evidence. update

There has been a slight uptake in the passenger demand on Sunday mornings since the implementation of the fall/winter shift schedule. In response, the Company has been offering additional hours, solicited volunteers to slide the start of their shifts on Sunday mornings and have offered/filled additional lines, which has addressed the demand, however, the operation becomes exposed when there are excessive book offs.

The Union is of the view that the inefficiencies in the operation are minor and potentially temporary in nature and can be addressed without resorting to a further shift bid.

We discussed opportunities to address the Company’s concerns through the provisions of Article 17, including, posting of additional lines and/or hours, shift extensions, voluntary shift modifications (temporary or permanent), overtime, recruitment and lastly involuntary shift modifications in accordance with Article 17.05.

We encourage all of the Members to consider applying for additional hours and shifts being offered by the Company. Additional hours and shifts are available on a permanent and temporary basis.

The Company has advised that they will continue to monitor weekend book-off absences and meet with employees with excessive absences, while taking into consideration each individual’s record and circumstances.

Please be guided accordingly.

In Solidarity,
Tania Canniff, General Chairperson
Transportation District 140, IAMAW

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SECURE AVIATION TRANSPORT LOCAL LODGE 16 – SWISSPORT (YVR) – RESULTS OF RATIFICATION VOTE – November 22, 2016

SWISSPORT RESULTS OF RATIFICATION VOTE – November 22, 2016

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

The results of the ratification vote which took place on November 21, 2016
are as follows:
In Favour: 37%
Against: 63%

The results of the Strike Vote that took place on November 21, 2016 are as
follows:
In Favour: 71%
Against: 29%

The Company and Mediator have been advised of the results and we have
expressed our availability to resume discussions and address the needs of
the Membership. NEW_sticky

In the interim the Committee will meet and discuss the next steps.

We will continue to keep you informed.

In Solidarity,

 

Todd Haverstock, General Chairperson
Transportation District 140, IAMAW

 

 

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SECURE AVIATION TRANSPORT LOCAL LODGE 16 – GENERAL MEETING ***REVISED***

GENERAL MEETING

DECEMBER.6th, 2016 TUESDAY

 15:30 PM Doors open at 15:00PM

7980 RIVER ROAD, RICHMOND, BC

AGENDA ITEMS

  • Chief and District Reports
  • Financial Report
  • Nominations for Executive Board Positions
  • Nominations for Chief Shop Stewards
  • Nominations for the IAM Transport Conference
  • Notice of motion: The Executive of Local Lodge16 recommends sending four (4) participants to the Canadian Labor Congress Harrison Winter School Programs. Registration, lost time, mileage and allowance paid, cost not to exceed $10,000.
  • Notice of motion: The executive Board of Local Lodge 16 recommends to send two (2) delegates to the IAM Transport Conference, April 8th-13th 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada including lost time, accommodations, travel and out of town diems. Cost is not to exceed $6,000. fsdrf

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.

In solidarity,

 

Daniel Zamorano

Recording Secretary IAM & AW

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SECURE AVIATION TRANSPORT LOCAL LODGE 16 – ***REVISED*** NOMINATION NOTICE – LOCAL LODGE 16 ELECTION – JANUARY 17, 2017 CHIEF SHOP STEWARD – SWISSPORT

***REVISED***

NOMINATION NOTICE – LOCAL LODGE 16
ELECTION – JANUARY 17, 2017
CHIEF SHOP STEWARD – SWISSPORT

Further to the Local Lodge Bulletins dated November 16, 2016, nominations are called for the positions of Chief Shop Steward for the Swissport Bargaining Unit.

Prior to commencement of Collective Bargaining each Bargaining Unit (Swissport and Servisair) had one (1) fulltime Chief Shop Steward position.

With the consolidation of these two (2) bargaining units, there was uncertainty as to the retention of both positions during Collective Bargaining, however, the tentative agreement reached on Thursday, November 10, 2016, provides for the continuation of two (2) fulltime bargaining unit representatives, provided the membership numbers remain above four hundred and fifty (450) members.

Accordingly, Local Lodge 16 sought dispensation from the IAMAW Canadian Office in order to have nominations and elections occur for two (2) full-time bargaining unit representative positions, with nominees from either bargaining unit being eligible, subject to other Bylaw and Constitutional requirements be met, as communicated in the election notices.

The candidate that obtains the highest number of votes in the election would be declared the Chief Shop Steward and the candidate obtaining the second highest number of votes in the election being declared the Shop Committee Representative. This structure is supported by the Local Lodge Bylaws, under Article 6, Section D. NEW_sticky

Should the bargaining unit membership totals fall below the threshold of four hundred and fifty (450), it is the Shop Committee Representative that would revert to working at their normal bargaining unit classification/position, however, they continue to hold the position of Shop Committee Representative.

Nominations will close with the adjournment of the Local Lodge 16 meeting on December 6, 2016.

In solidarity,

Daniel Zamorano, Recording Secretary – Local Lodge 16

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G4S – PRE-BOARD SCREENING PERSONNEL LOCAL LODGE 16 – VANCOUVER – ARTICLE 17.01 (N) – OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

ARTICLE 17.01 (N) – OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Dear Brothers & Sisters:

The Company notified your Union late in the afternoon on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 that Service Level Failures will be issued by CATSA moving forward for performance issues related to attendance management and/or improper weekend coverage.

The Company identified fifty-six (56) employees who they claim have had three (3) to seven (7) absences on Sundays, since the commencement of the fall/winter shift schedule and have sent non-disciplinary letters to each of these individuals. We inquired as to the nature of the absences being captured and whether any consideration had been given to each employee’s individual record and circumstances. We were not provided with any clear explanation regarding the nature of the absences, but were assured that individual
circumstances had and would be taken into consideration. NEW_sticky

A memo was issued to all Screening Officers outlining the concerns and reminding employees of the need to attend shifts on the weekend, threatening that if there was no improvement the Company would have no choice but to conduct an immediate shift bid. We responded and reminded the Company of their obligations under the Collective Agreement and advised that “operational coverage” due to book-offs, does not constitute a “major change in the bona fide operational requirement”, as outlined in Article 17.01 (n).

The necessity surrounding the implementation of a further shift bid has not been determined between the parties and there have been no discussions to this point.

We have agreed to meet with the Company early next week to determine, if there are in fact, actual major changes to the bona fide operational requirements affecting the current bid schedule and to discuss and review the documentary evidence.

We will keep you apprised of any further developments.

In Solidarity,

Tania Canniff, General Chairperson
Transportation District 140, IAMAW

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SECURE AVIATION TRANSPORT LOCAL LODGE 16 – GENERAL MEETING

GENERAL MEETING

DECEMBER.6th, 2016 TUESDAY

 15:30 PM Doors open at 15:00PM

7980 RIVER ROAD, RICHMOND, BC

AGENDA ITEMS

  • Chief and District Reports
  • Financial Report
  • Nominations for Executive Board Positions
  • Nominations for Chief Shop Stewards
  • Nominations for the IAM Transport Conference
  • Nominations for Securiguard Airside Escort Negotiations Committee.
  • Notice of motion: The Executive of Local Lodge16 recommends sending four (4) participants to the Canadian Labor Congress Harrison Winter School Programs. Registration, lost time, mileage and allowance paid, cost not to exceed $10,000.
  • Notice of motion: The executive Board of Local Lodge 16 recommends to send two (2) delegates to the IAM Transport Conference, April 8th-13th 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada including lost time, accommodations, travel and out of town diems. Cost is not to exceed $6,000. fsdrf

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.

In solidarity,

 

Daniel Zamorano

Recording Secretary IAM & AW

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SECURE AVIATION TRANSPORT LOCAL LODGE 16 – ***REVISED*** NOMINATION NOTICE – LOCAL LODGE 16 ELECTION – JANUARY 17, 2017

 ***REVISED***

NOMINATION NOTICE – LOCAL LODGE 16 ELECTION – JANUARY 17, 2017

Further to the Local Lodge Bulletins dated October 18, 2016, nominations were called for the General Meeting occurring on Tuesday, November 15, 2016.

On November 15, 2016, the Local Lodge failed to meet the quorum requirements of the Constitution in order to conduct the Nominations. update

As a result, the Local Lodge 16 Executive Board sought dispensation from the IAMAW Canadian Office from the Local Lodge Bylaws in order to hold the December 20, 2016 General Meeting on December 6, 2016 at 15:30 at the regular meeting place and time. Provided a quorum is achieved on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, the election will take place on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.

Revised Nomination Notices will be issued communicating a change in dates for the close of nominations, the election, and the deadline for submission of Absentee Ballot request forms.

It is NOT necessary to resubmit nominations already tendered to the Recording Secretary.

Members employed at Regional Bargaining Units do NOT need to resubmit Absentee Ballot request forms.

Members employed by Lower Mainland/Vancouver Based Bargaining Units that previously submitted Absentee Ballot request forms may no longer be eligible to receive an Absentee Ballot, depending on the reason for the request, as a result of the change in the election date.

In solidarity,
Daniel Zamorano, Recording Secretary – Local Lodge 16

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SECURE AVIATION TRANSPORT LOCAL LODGE 16 – NOMINATION NOTICE ***REVISED***

***REVISED***

NOMINATION NOTICE – LOCAL LODGE 16

ELECTION – JANUARY 17, 2017

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Nominations will be called at the December 6, 2016 General Meeting of Local Lodge 16 for the positions listed below. Terms of office begin January 18, 2017 for three years until December 31, 2019.

POLLS WILL BE OPEN: January 17, 2017 at 7:00 am and close at 9:00 pm

LOCATION: Local Lodge 764 Offices, 7980 River Road, Richmond, BC

  • President        
  • Vice-President
  • Recording Secretary
  • Secretary Treasurer
  • Trustee (3 Positions) (Note:  One (1) Trustee Position must be filled from the Region)
  • Conductor Sentinel
  • Auditors (3 Positions)
  • Chief Shop Steward – AFIMAC (Cargo Screening)                 (1)
  • Chief Shop Steward – ATS                                                      (1)
  • Chief Shop Steward – Air Transat                                          (1)
  • Chief Shop Steward – British Airways                                                (1)
  • Chief Shop Steward – Contemporary Security Canada           (1)
  • Chief Shop Steward – G4S (Vancouver B/U)                           (1)
  • Chief Shop Steward – Securiguard (Airside Escorts)             (1)
  • Chief Shop Steward – Securiguard (Perimeter/Core)             (1)
  • Chief Shop Steward – Servisair                                              (1)
  • Chief Shop Steward – Swissport                                           (1)

All Nomination Forms for these positions MUST be in the hands of the Local Lodge Recording Secretary no later than 3:30 pm on December 6, 2016.

NOMINATIONS for the above offices may be offered at the Regular Local Lodge 16 meeting on December 6, 2016.  If the Nomination is offered at the Regular Lodge Meeting, the NOMINATOR and the NOMINEE must be present at the Meeting for the Nomination to be accepted from the floor by the President.

Both the NOMINEE and NOMINATOR must be “Members in Good Standing” of the Local Lodge for the Nomination to be accepted. NOMINEES must meet the Local Lodge Regular Meeting attendance requirements (50%), as specified in Article 2, Sections (H) & (I) of the Local Lodge Bylaws, meet the requirements of Article B, Section 3 of the IAMAW Constitution and be a “member in good standing” for at least one (1) year at the time of nomination for the nomination to be accepted.

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 deliver to the Recording Secretary of Local Lodge 16 no later than DECEMBER 6, 2016. More forms may be obtained from your Chief Steward (s) or the Local Lodge office.

In solidarity,

Daniel Zamorano, Recording Secretary – Local Lodge 16

Download : Nomination Form Chief Shop Steward Vancouver

Download : Nomination Form For Executive Board Officers

Download : Absentee Ballots

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