ALL IAM MEMBERS OF TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT 140 – ORGANIZER – EASTERN REGION POSITION

ORGANIZER – EASTERN REGION POSITION

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G4S – PRE-BOARD SCREENING PERSONNEL LOCAL LODGE 16 – PACIFIC REGION – NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE – MARCH 6, 2019

NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE – MARCH 6, 2019

Dear Members:

Further to our bulletin of February 1, 2019, the parties have agreed to resume Collective
Bargaining mediation with the assistance of Arbitrator Corinn Bell and Legal Counsel on April 11 & 12, 2019.

The Negotiations Committee will meet internally with our Legal Counsel on April 10, 2019 to finalize our preparation for the mediation.

Your Negotiations Committee has and continues to fight to improve upon and protect provisions of the Collective Agreement that are of critical importance to our Members. We are fighting to provide you with a tentative agreement that recognizes your contributions and rewards your hard work and commitment.

 

The Negotiations Committee has decided to hold off with the Strike Votes at each Bargaining Unit until after the April mediation. Should we be unable to reach an agreement or make significant progress then we will schedule dates and times for all bargaining units. The timing and locations of each vote will be coordinated with the Chief Shop Stewards. Details pertaining to the voting location, information sessions and polling hours for each Bargaining Unit will be communicated to the Membership in advance.

Your Negotiations Committee thanks your continued support, patience and solidarity and
commends you for your continued professionalism in preserving the safety and security of the public.

We continue to consult with our Legal Counsel regarding our options to resolve this situation and hope to provide you with a fair agreement.

In Solidarity,


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

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Check out the 2019 edition of the $10aDay Plan

2019 Edition of $10 a day plan

We are so pleased to share with you the UPDATED 2019 edition of the popular $10aDay Child Care Plan. This plan for a public system of integrated early care and learning was first launched in 2011. Developed through wide consultation across BC and based on research and evidence, the Plan is the concrete, do-able solution to BC’s child care chaos.

As of today, the $10aDay Plan has the support of 51 local governments, 31 school districts, community organizations, unions, businesses and individuals representing more than 2 million British Columbians. Support continues to grow at www.10aday.ca.

The release of the 2019 edition of the $10aDay Plan comes at a historic time. Government is beginning to implement key elements of the Plan as it builds the child care system BC needs. The 2019 edition integrates these emerging successes, lessons and challenges.

Our core message remains consistent – fees must be affordable for families at no more than $10 a day, there must be enough quality licensed spaces to meet the diverse needs of families across BC, and educators must be paid fairly for their important work.

In this edition we highlight that government should:

  • Move child care to the Ministry of Education
  • Create a child care capital budget to build new publicly owned child care facilities in partnership with school districts, local governments, and non-profits.
  • Accelerate the expansion of Universal $10 a day Child Care Prototype Sites, ensuring they serve all regions of the province
  • Accelerate the wage enhancements it provides to ECEs and develop and implement a provincial wage grid
  • Ensure that the Fee Reduction Initiative grows at a rapid rate so that fees come down for all families in licensed programs, thus reducing the need for subsidies
  • Increase ECE educational opportunities and access to public post-secondary institutions

We look forward to continuing opportunities to build support for the $10aDay Plan in every region of the province – and for the Plan to assist government as it builds a public quality affordable child care system to benefit children, families, women’s equality, and BC’s economy.

Read and download the 2019 edition of the $10aDay Plan here: www.10aday.ca/the_plan

Thank you for your ongoing support,

Sharon and the $10aDay team
http://www.10aday.ca/

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Save the YVR 90! Help Us Win Respect & Job Security!

Save the YVR 90! Help Us Win Respect & Job Security!

We are contracted food service workers at airports, universities and other institutions across BC. We can lose our jobs suddenly and unfairly when our workplaces switch contractors (“contract-flipping”).

On Friday Feb 22, 2019, the Vancouver Airport Authority (YVR) announced they will be switching food service operators at the White Spot, Burger King and Café Brioche units. This could result in over 90 of us losing our jobs at YVR! Most of us are women – many of us immigrated to Canada – and have worked at the airport for over a decade. Because of contract-flipping, we can be replaced by workers who will be paid lower wages to perform the same work.

YVR is the latest example of why contracted foodservice workers need protection from contract-flipping! Join us in sending a strong message to the Government that we deserve stable jobs, so we can take care of ourselves and our families! Please fill out the form to add your name to our petition!

https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/food-service-workers-deserve-job-security

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SECURIGUARD SECURITY PERSONNEL UNIT (PERIMETER) – NEGOTIATIONS COMMITTEE ELECTION NOTICE

NEGOTIATIONS COMMITTEE ELECTION NOTICE 

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Elections for the Securiguard Negotiations Committee will be on

MARCH. 20TH, 2019

WHERE:    At the LOCAL LODGE 16 OFFICES on LEVEL 4 of the DOMESTIC TERMINAL BUILDING RM B4212

TIME:          Polls will be OPEN from:   08:00 am to 20:00 pm

The following members, have been found to be in good standing and met all the qualifications as per the IAMAW Constitution and the By-Laws of Local Lodge 16.They have accepted nomination and will stand for election as follows:

ELECT THREE (3)

Member Ali Ghouljahani    

Member Ashok Narsih    

Member Christian Gherman

Member Leo Mendonca       

Member Ronal Ram       

Member Johnny De Silveira       

Please ensure that you bring one (1) piece of picture identification with you on Election Day.

In solidarity,

 

RickSingh

 

Rick Singh                                                                   Daniel Zamorano

President                                                                     Recording Secretary

Local Lodge 16, IAM & AW                                         Local Lodge 16, IAM & AW

president@iamaw16.ca                                              dzamorano@iamaw16.ca

Cell: 778-847-1016

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TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT 140 CONVENTION – ELECTION – APRIL 16, 2019

ELECTION – APRIL 16, 2019

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SECURE AVIATION TRANSPORT LOCAL LODGE 16 – GENERAL MEETING

GENERAL MEETING

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SECURE AVIATION TRANSPORT LOCAL LODGE 16 – Local Lodge Trustee

Local Lodge Trustee

Dear Members,

Due to personal reasons Sister Millice Wong has resigned from her position as Local Lodge trustee. We would like to thank her for all her hard work on the executive board, and for the work she continues to do for the membership. 

In accordance with Article 2 section E

Any vacancy occurring in the office of President shall be filled by the Vice President for the remainder of the term of office.

All other vacancies of office between elections covering Local Lodge Officers, ExecutiveBoard members and Delegates, where the remaining term exceeds one (1) year, shall befilled by temporary appointment by the President of the Lodge with the approval of theExecutive Board. Such temporary appointments shall be for such period as is reasonablerequired to bring about the election of a successor in accordance with the provisions of these bylaws and the IAM Constitution. Where the remaining term is less than one (1) year, the temporary appointment shall be for the duration of term

The executive board has decided to appoint Clement Nunes as he was the member with the next highest amount of votes for trustee to fill the vacancy as Local Lodge trustee. His term shall expire January 1st 2020.

Please join me in congratulating brother Nunes on his appointment

Rick Singh

President

I.A.M.A.W LL16

president@iamaw16.ca

778-847-1016

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Political Action – The Value of member engagement!

The Value of member engagement!

Toronto, ON – Being a Union political activist takes time, your time, time that could be spent doing other things so if you want change for the better, you’re going to have to dedicate your time. In short, if you don’t like the government you have, put your time where your mouth is and do something about it. Get involved in the political process.

“IAM political action committee members know the value of member engagement,” explains Derek Ferguson, IAM Special Representative for Political Action. “The more members who are actively engaged in our workplaces – the more power we have at the bargaining table. The more members who speak up on issues that matter in our communities, the more power we have to get our governments to prioritize the needs of working people.” Often it is hard for members to grasp that there is a connection between collective bargaining and political action. There is a direct connection between negotiating a pension into your collective agreement and lobbying the government to protect that pension if the employer goes bankrupt, as an example.

So to all IAM Canadian members, get familiar with the issues that will affect our working lives, and the issues that will affect our family lives. Talk to your fellow members, discuss issues with your family but take the time to do it. Check with your local lodge about its Political Action Committee and get involved. Remember if you won’t take your time to change your life, you have no right to complain!

Be sure to VOTE …every vote counts….and “YOUR” vote “CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.”

These members gave up a Saturday morning to be politically active, why can’t you?

www.iamaw.ca/the-value-of-member-engagement/

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SECURE AVIATION TRANSPORT LOCAL LODGE 16 – SHOP STEWARD APPOINTMENT

SHOP STEWARD APPOINTMENT 

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

In accordance with section F paragraph D of our local lodge bylaws the executive board has appointed members Natalie deBoers and Reggie Rocheleau as a Shop Stewards for G4S YXS

Please join me in thanking members deBoers and Rocheleau on stepping up to represent our members.

Their terms shall expire June 1st 2020 as outlined in local bylaws section F item ii.


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

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