SECURE AVIATION TRANSPORT LOCAL LODGE 16 – GENERAL MEETING

GENERAL MEETING

JUNE .19th, 2018 TUESDAY
15:30 PM Doors open at 15:00PM
7980 RIVER ROAD, RICHMOND, BC

AGENDA ITEMS

  • Financial Report
  •      Chief and District Reports 

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

The General Meeting is open to all bargaining units and the members of Local Lodge 16. Please be advised that the quorum requirement, as per ARTICLE D SECTION 3 of the IAMAW Constitution, is set at 20 members. In addition, Roberts Rules of Order will be strictly implemented to ensure a concise and efficient meeting takes place. It is encouraged for all members to participate and join us on June.19th, 2018 for Coffee, Doughnuts and Pizza. 

In solidarity,

Daniel Zamorano Recording Secretary Local Lodge 16 IAM & AW

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SWISSPORT NEGOTIATION COMMITTEE – ELECTION NOTICE

ELECTION NOTICE
SWISSPORT NEGOTIATION COMMITTEE
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Elections: There will be elections for the following positions:

One (1) BSO Member
One (1) GSE Member
Two (2) Ramp Members

The nominees that follow are members in good standing and have met the eligibility requirements:

  • Brother Leo Brum
  • Brother Ronald Krishna
  • Brother Brian Hunt
  • Brother Vern Williamson 
  • Brother Scott Mackinnon
  • Brother Denzel Dennill
  • Brother Raj Verma
  • Sister Kulwinder Dhaliwal
  • Brother Paul Thoohan
  • Brother Ariel Afable
  • Brother Vladimir Korchoun

POLLS WILL BE OPEN: WEDNESDAY MAY 30TH 2018 from 09:00-21:00
LOCATION: Level 4 YVR IAMAW Office

Please Note: The following members have been acclaimed from grooming:
 Valentina McAdams
 Marybeth Westman

SHOP COMMITTEE will automatically be assigned to the committee.

Thank you to all the members that participated in the nomination process.
Please continue to show support by attending and casting your vote on
Wednesday May 30TH 2018, Level 4 YVR IAMAW Office from 09:00-21:00.

In solidarity,

 

Daniel Zamorano

Recording Secretary
Local Lodge 16 IAMAW
dzamarano@iamaw16.ca

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G4S – PRE-BOARD SCREENING PERSONNEL LOCAL LODGE 16 – PACIFIC REGION NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE – MAY 18, 2018

NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE – MAY 18, 2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

The parties met at Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services on April 20 & 23, 2018 with the assistance of Mediation & Conciliation Officer, John Rooney, in an effort to mediate the resolution of twenty-three (23) grievances dealing with a variety of issues, including, discipline, performance of Bargaining Unit work, and scheduling matters. No grievances were resolved. 

We met in Direct Bargaining April 18, 19, 24 – 27, 2018 and again on May 17, 2018.
Discussions continued on non-monetary items involving representation rights and structure, discipline, grievance and arbitration procedures, seniority, probation, leaves of absence, payroll discrepancies, vacation selection/bidding, absenteeism concerns and scheduling matters.

The parties are scheduled to meet again May 30 – June 1, 2018 and we will continue to keep you apprised of any developments in the process.

Thank you for your patience and support. Remember to always work safe.

In Solidarity,

Tania Canniff, General Chairperson Todd Haverstock, General Chairperson
Transportation District 140, IAMAW Transportation District 140, IAMAW

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SECURE AVIATION TRANSPORT LOCAL LODGE 16 – OFFICE CLOSURE

OFFICE CLOSURE

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

Please be advised that the local lodge office on level 4 domestic will be closed during the week of May 14th. 

The Office will reopen the Morning of Tuesday May 22nd.
Thank you,

In Solidarity,

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

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SWISSPORT NEGOTIATION COMMITTEE – NOMINATION NOTICE

NOMINATION NOTICE
NEGOTIATION COMMITTEE
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Nominations: We were unable to fulfill the following positions with members who meet the provisions set out in Article 2, Sections (H) & (I) of the Local Lodge Bylaws, and Article B, Section 3 of the IAMAW Constitution. Nevertheless, we have been granted dispensation from the Canadian Office to re-nominate for the following positions. Members who were previously nominated do not need to be nominated again.

One (1) BSO Member
One (1) GSE Member
Two (2) Ramp Members

NOMINATION FORMS must be in the hands of the LOCAL LODGE RECORDING SECRETARY no later than FRIDAY MAY 11, 2018 by 15:00.

Both the NOMINEE and NOMINATOR must be “Members in Good Standing” of the Local Lodge for the Nomination to be accepted. NOMINEES do not need to meet the Local Lodge Regular Meeting attendance requirements (50%), as specified in Article 2, Sections (H) & (I) of the Local Lodge Bylaws and Article B, Section 3 of the IAMAW Constitution. All interested parties must be be a “member in good standing” for at least one (1) year at the time of nomination for the nomination to be accepted.

Please Note: The following members have been acclaimed from grooming:
 Valentina McAdams
 Marybeth Westman

SHOP COMMITTEE will automatically be assigned to the committee.
POLLS WILL BE OPEN: To be determined.
LOCATION: To be determined.
In solidarity,

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

Download: Nomination Form – Swissport Negots

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BCFED – You made this happen!

YOU MADE THIS HAPPEN!

The BC NDP government announced that it’s getting rid of the liquor server wage that saw those who serve liquor as part of their job paid $1.25 per hour less than the regular minimum wage. This was achieved because of your support and advocacy. It’s a big step forward for our province.

The BC government will phase out the liquor server wage, ensuring by June 2021 servers will receive an increase to $15.20 per hour like other minimum wage workers. This change will positively impact pay equity in our province as women make up the majority of servers. 

You were among the sixty thousand British Columbians who signed our petition calling for a $15 per hour minimum wage with no exceptions. You can stand proud knowing you made a significant difference for workers in BC!

Thank you for your ongoing support for this important campaign,

Irene

Irene Lanzinger

President, BC Federation of Labour
www.bcfed.ca

BC Federation of Labour · Canada
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SECURE AVIATION TRANSPORT LOCAL LODGE 16 – GENERAL MEETING

GENERAL MEETING

MAY.15th, 2018 TUESDAY
15:30 PM Doors open at 15:00PM
7980 RIVER ROAD, RICHMOND, BC

AGENDA ITEMS

  • Financial Report
  •      Chief and District Reports 
  •      Notice of Motion: The Executive of Local Lodge 16 has proposed a District    Lodge 140 Bylaw Amendment, regarding the Electoral Procedures and Qualifications for General Chairperson. (See attached proposal for more details)
    Please Note: Voting for the proposal stated above, will occur on the floor during the New Business portion of the General Meeting.

Attached Proposal

Download : PROPOSED DISTRICT LODGE 140 BYLAW AMENDMENT 1 – 2018

Download : PROPOSED DISTRICT LODGE 140 BYLAW AMENDMENT 2 – 2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

The General Meeting is open to all bargaining units and the members of Local Lodge 16. Please be advised that the quorum requirement, as per ARTICLE D SECTION 3 of the IAMAW Constitution, is set at 20 members. In addition, Roberts Rules of Order will be strictly implemented to ensure a concise and efficient meeting takes place. It is encouraged for all members to participate and join us on May.15th, 2018 for Coffee, Doughnuts and Pizza. 

In solidarity,

Daniel Zamorano Recording Secretary Local Lodge 16 IAM & AW

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Federal government postpones study of airport privatization

Federal government postpones study of airport privatization

Bill Curry Parliamentary reporter Ottawa | Globe and Mail | April 21, 2018

The federal government is shelving its in-depth study of airport privatization after nearly two years of examining the multibillion-dollar potential of selling off the key federal assets.

During a private meeting with airport executives in Ottawa this week, Transport Minister Marc Garneau confirmed that the Liberal government is not moving ahead with privatization at this time.

The assurance provided some welcome certainty for Canada’s airports, said Marc Laroche, president and chief executive of the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport Authority. 

“It was like a cloud hanging over the airport model and this brings clarity,” he said in an interview Friday. “It’s the first time that the minister has stated it so forcefully. We kind of felt that the discussions had diminished quite a bit, but the minister confirmed that it’s not under active consideration by the government. I was glad.”

The airport authorities in Calgary, Ottawa and Vancouver have expressed strong opposition to privatization, while Toronto’s Pearson has expressed openness to considering some form of privatization as a way of paying for the Greater Toronto Airports Authority’s plan to position the airport as a transportation hub that would include new commuter rail service.

Delphine Denis, a spokeswoman for Mr. Garneau, confirmed that the minister made the comments to airport CEOs.

“For the time being, the government’s review of privatization will not be under active consideration,” she said in an e-mail.

Canada’s largest airports are currently managed by not-for-profit, non-share capital corporations called airport authorities that pay rent to the federal government, which maintains ownership of the land and assets.

The federal government commissioned a study in 2016 by Credit Suisse AG to review options for airport privatization, however Ottawa refused to release the results or confirm how much was spent.

The government also hired Morgan Stanley to produce a similar review of options for privatizing federally owned seaports. Mr. Garneau’s office said privatization of seaports is also not under active consideration.

Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s advisory council on economic growth released a report in 2016 that recommended the sale or partial sale of some federally owned assets, such as airports, as a way of raising money to spend on new infrastructure. The council called this an infrastructure “flywheel.”

The economic council had said this role could be performed by a new infrastructure bank, which would work with large institutional investors such as pension funds to increase the volume of infrastructure construction in Canada. The federal government agreed to create the bank, but did not adopt the council’s recommendation to have the bank run an infrastructure “flywheel” program.

Airport privatization is a common model internationally and some of Canada’s large pension funds own and operate airports in other countries.

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System, the Public Sector Pension Investment Board, the Alberta Investment Management Corp. and the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec all hold airport assets in their international portfolios of infrastructure investments.

The Liberal government has said it wants to encourage large private investors – like pension funds – to spend more of their infrastructure budgets on new Canadian projects. That is the primary motivation for the creation of the $35-billion Canada Infrastructure Bank, which does not yet have a CEO and has not invested in any projects.

However institutional investors have repeatedly stated that their preference is to invest in existing, revenue-generating infrastructure assets through privatization arrangements.

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SECURE AVIATION TRANSPORT LOCAL LODGE 16 – Transportation DL 140 Convention Election Results

Transportation DL 140 Convention Election Results

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

The District Lodge 140 Convention Elections took place April 17th 2018. The members who will be representing Local Lodge 16 at the 2018 District 140 Convention are:
Brother John Vincent       Brother Daniel Zamorano       Brother James Reed
Brother Rick Singh            Sister Gwenna Humphreys      Brother Neil Chia

Please note, that if a delegate is unable to participate, the alternate replacement will be Sister Darlene Stewart

Thank you to those who participated in the nomination and election process. We value your continued support, as it is essential in serving the membership.

In Solidarity,

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

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BCFED – Bring back Grant’s Law!

Bring back Grant’s Law!

The BCFED young worker committee will spend Saturday night sitting-in at Mac’s Convenience store to call for the full reinstatement of Grant’s Law.

Sign the petition calling for the reinstatement of Grant’s Law.

In 2005, 24 year old Grant De Patie was working alone as a gas station attendant when he was killed on the job during a gas-and-dash incident. Grant’s death demonstrated how vulnerable late night workers are to violence in the workplace. Due to the efforts of his family and the BC Federation of Labour, new safety regulations were put in place to better protect late-night workers. The new rules were called “Grant’s Law” and were the first of their kind in Canada.

Unfortunately, in 2012, the BC Liberal government of the day, caved to pressure from big corporations and watered down of the law. Critical worker protections were weakened. 

Now, BC has a new government and a chance to restore “Grant’s Law” to protect late night workers. We are calling on the BC NDP government and the Workers’ Compensation Board to return these protections and to ensure that similar tragedies do not occur.

Sign the petition now! www.fightfor15bc.ca/grants_law

Thanks for your support,

Irene

Irene Lanzinger

www.bcfed.ca

BC Federation of Labour · Canada
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