BC FED – NDP government announces minimum wage increase

 NDP government announces minimum wage increase

BC NDP government announced their plan to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour by June of 2021. The increase will begin with an initial lift this June to $12.65 per hour from the current minimum wage of $11.35 per hour. Hundreds of thousands of British Columbians will see an increase to their pay cheques.

Though the timeline is longer than we hoped, we know this increase wouldn’t have happened without our campaign and the support of people like you. The campaign has generated unprecedented public support as British Columbians recognize the pressing need to take action on rising inequality. 

Over the next few months, there will be more opportunities to make life better in BC. The government is undertaking a number of reviews that will address poverty and inequality. Shortly, they will release a report on how to handle exemptions to the minimum wage, such as the server wage. The Poverty Reduction Task Force is holding community meetings around the province to hear ideas for addressing poverty. And the Fair Wages Commission remains tasked with making recommendations on how to bridge the gap between the minimum wage and the living wage.

All of these reviews present a chance for us to level the playing field for workers in BC.

Thank you again for your support,

Irene Lanzinger

President
BC Federation of Labour

www.bcfed.ca

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BCFED – Dave Barrett: A bold premier for a bold era

Dave Barrett: A bold premier for a bold era

February 2, 2018

The labour movement is marking the life of BC’s first NDP Premier Dave Barrett, a friend of working people, and a politician who had a profound impact on our province, says BC Federation of Labour President Irene Lanzinger. 

BC’s 26th premier, Barrett lead a reform-minded government that implemented a long list of measures between 1972 and 1975. Among these were a new labour code and a Labour Relations Board that fundamentally altered relationships between unions and employers that had all too often ended up in the courts.

Other lasting accomplishments include the Agricultural Land Reserve, ICBC, and the BC Ambulance Service.  Legislation passed by the NDP at the time also made it possible for government employees to join a union.

“He was a bold premier for a bold era. Barrett’s government marked a political coming of age for our province,” says Lanzinger.  “His term as leader of BC certainly wasn’t a long time, but it surely was a good time to make BC a better place for working people.”

For more information, contact Stephen Howard, Communications Director, 778 879 0707

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BCFED – Kelowna West – Labour Canvass Details

Kelowna West – Labour Canvass Details

The dates and times for the Kelowna West Labour Canvass are set.

Please spread the word and confirm with me how many volunteers will be joining one of these canvasses. The campaign team will help equip volunteers with polls, materials and a door script. 

First time canvassers will be partnered with experienced ones, so all volunteers are welcome to help 🙂

Saturday canvass with Irene Lanzinger:

Saturday, February 3

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

315-933 Harvey Ave – Kelowna

**Note: this is not the campaign office, but the home of a supporter on the downtown side of the constituency who is lending her home as a launch site for the canvass!

Sunday canvass with Carole Gordon:

Sunday, February 4

Noon – 3:00 pm

B110 – 2330 Hwy 97S – West Kelowna

**Note: this canvass will meet at the campaign office.

Hope to see as many people as possible. Please let me know if you have any questions!

Thanks everyone!

In solidarity,

JAIME MATTEN

Director

BC Federation of Labour | 200-5118 Joyce Street | Vancouver BC  V5R 4H1

tel:  604-430-1421 (main) | direct:  604-436-7030 | email: jmatten@bcfed.ca | www.bcfed.ca

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BC FED – Injured workers will benefit from enhanced WCB funding for advocacy and support

Injured workers will benefit from enhanced WCB funding for advocacy and support

Today’s announcement by Labour Minister Harry Bains of increased funding for the WCB Workers’ Advisors Office is a small but positive step to do more to help injured workers navigate the WCB’s complex injury claims system, says the BC Federation of Labour. 

“It’s a step in the right direction to level the playing field for injured workers,” says BCFED President Irene Lanzinger.

Bains says an additional $3 million a year will be shared between the Workers’ Advisors Office and a similar office for employers. The Worker’s Advisors Office provides independent advice and advocacy for vulnerable injured workers whose claims for compensation have been rebuffed by the WCB at the first step in the process.

Lanzinger says the BCFED will continue to advocate for a series of measures to make BC’s workplaces safer to reduce the number of workers killed or injured on the job, including:

· Improved workplace safety laws and a greater emphasis on prevention initiatives;

· More stringent enforcement of safety rules;

· Tougher penalties and more accountability for negligent employers; and

· Improved benefits for injured workers and the surviving dependents of killed workers.

For more information, contact Stephen Howard, Communications Director at 778 879 0707

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SECURE AVIATION TRANSPORT LOCAL LODGE 16 – Transportation DL 140 Convention Nominations

Transportation DL 140 Convention Nominations

January 23 2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

The Executive Board of Local Lodge 16 is now accepting Nominations for the 20th Annual District Lodge 140 Convention. Please see your designated Chief Shop Steward for nomination forms and submit them in person to the Level 4 IAM Office at YVR or by E-mail to eboard@iamaw16.ca

All Nomination Forms MUST be in the hands of the Local Lodge Recording Secretary no later than 15:00 pm on February 19th, 2018. 

Nominations will also take place at the February 20th 2018 General Meeting at 15:30 pm, Local 764, 7980 River Rd Richmond B.C. We encourage all the members of Local Lodge 16 to participate.

In Solidarity,

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

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SECURE AVIATION TRANSPORT LOCAL LODGE 16 – NOMINATION / ELECTION NOTICE DELEGATES TRANSPORTATION DL 140 CONVENTION

NOMINATION / ELECTION NOTICE

DELEGATES TRANSPORTATION DL 140 CONVENTION
ELECTION – APRIL 17, 2018

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JANUARY 20, 2018

Nominations will be called at the February 20, 2018 General Meeting of Local Lodge 16 for Delegates to the 2018 Transportation District 140 Convention, October 23 & 24, 2018 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

POLLS WILL BE OPEN: April 17, 2018 (0700 to 2100)
LOCATION: 7980 River Road, Richmond BC

All Nomination Forms MUST be in the hands of the Local Lodge Recording Secretary no later than 15:00 pm on February 19th, 2018.

NOMINATIONS for the above may be offered at the Regular Local Lodge 16 meeting on February 20, 2018. 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 MARCH.20, 2018. More forms may be obtained from your Chief Steward (s) or the Local Lodge office.

In solidarity,

Daniel Zamorano,
Recording Secretary, Local Lodge 16
dzamarano@iamaw16.ca

Download Here : DL 140 Convention Delegate Nomination Form

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Fight For 15 – Give me a break!

Give me a break!

When Ontario’s government increased minimum wage to $14/hr, Tim Hortons immediately eliminated workers’ paid breaks! They also reduced access to basic drug and dental benefits, eliminated uniform and drink allowances, and even cut employees’ hours of work.

We are watching what’s happening in Ontario to see how profitable, multinational corporations are responding to legislation that improves working conditions for the lowest paid workers. These companies need to know that punishing their employees for government rules designed to support workers is just plain wrong.

BC’s Fight for 15 campaign is organizing two events as part of the Canada-Wide Day of Action in support of workers at Tim Hortons. We are holding an information leaflet and sign waving event at two local Tim Hortons locations this Friday, January 19: one in the morning in Surrey, and the second in the afternoon in Vancouver. Details are below.

It’s time to send Tim Hortons and its parent company, Restaurant Brands International (RBI), a strong message – stop punishing your workers!

Please attend an event. If you can’t make it, send a letter supporting workers to RBI CEO Daniel Schwartz. It’s easy. Visit http://www.fightfor15bc.ca/solidarity_with_tim_hortons_workers

Event details:

Friday, January 19, 2018

Surrey: Tim Hortons at 96th Ave and King George Blvd. Meet at the South West corner.
7:00am- 8:00am

Vancouver: Tim Hortons at 1st Ave and Commercial Drive. Meet at the North West corner.
5:00pm-6:00pm

In solidarity,

IRENE LANZINGER

President

BC Federation of Labour
Fightfor15bc.ca

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SECURE AVIATION TRANSPORT LOCAL LODGE 16 – GENERAL MEETING

GENERAL MEETING

FEBRUARY 20th, 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 Board of Local Lodge 16 recommends sending its full delegation to the 2018 District 140 Convention on October, 23 and 24th 2018 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. All costs including travel, accommodation, lost time and out of town per diems to be reimbursed. 

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 attend and participate so, please join us on February 20th, 2018 for coffee and doughnuts.

In solidarity,

Daniel Zamorano
Recording Secretary
Local Lodge 16 IAM & AW

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DISTRICT LODGE 140 20TH ANNUAL CONVENTION – HALIFAX

DISTRICT LODGE 140
20TH ANNUAL CONVENTION – HALIFAX
OCTOBER 23 & 24, 2018
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Dear Brothers and Sisters:

Please be advised that Transportation District 140 will hold its 20th Annual Convention during the month of October 2018, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The dates and location are the following,

Dates:
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 and Wednesday, October 24, 2018.
Travel days will be Monday, October 22, 2018 and Thursday, October 25, 2018.

Place: The Delta Halifax
1990 Barrington Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
B3J 1P2
Telephone: 902-425-4700
www.deltahalifax.com

The purpose of this Bulletin is to remind the Local Lodges of the dates for nomination and election of Delegates, as set out in DL140 Bylaws. 

Article IV – Conventions of District Lodge 140 Bylaws states:
4.03 Local Lodges under the jurisdiction of the District will call for Delegate nominations in February 2018 and elections in April 2018.

4.04 Elected Local Lodge Delegates shall have their credentials submitted to the District Secretary-Treasurer by the Local Lodge on or before July 31, 2018.

Please ensure that your Local complies with the process and dates stated above.

I encourage all Locals to participate in the democratic operation of this District and send Delegates to this Convention. Feel free to contact the undersigned should you require any further information.
In Solidarity,

Alfredo Acrobati
Secretary-Treasurer
Transportation District 140, IAMAW

À TOUTES LES SECTIONS LOCALES DU DISTRICT 140
20ieme CONGRÈS ANNUEL – HALIFAX, NS
23 ET 24 OCTOBRE 2018
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Chers confrères,
Chères consoeurs,

Nous vous informons par la présente que le district des transports 140 tiendra son 20ieme congrès annuel en octobre 2018 dans la région de Halifax, Nouvelle Ecosse.

Date :
Mardi le 23 octobre 2018 et mercredi le 24 octobre 2018.
Journée de voyage : lundi le 22 octobre 2018 et jeudi le 25 octobre, 2018.

Endroit: The Delta Halifax
1990 Barrington Street
Halifax, NS, Canada
B3J 1P2
Téléphone: 902-425-6700
www.deltahalifax.com

Ce bulletin, a pour but de rappeler aux sections locales les dates de mise en candidature et d’élection des délégués, tel que précisé dans les articles suivants des règlements du district 140.

Article IV – Congrès :

4.03 Les sections locales relevant de la compétence du district sollicitent les mises en candidature des délégués en février 2018 et tiennent leurs élections en avril 2018.

4.04 Les sections locales représentant les délégués de section locale élus soumettent les lettres de créance desdits délégués au secrétaire-trésorier du district le ou avant le 31 juillet 2018.

Nous vous communiquerons les dates du congrès et vous transmettrons de l’information sur l’hôtel choisi aussitôt qu’ils auront été confirmés.

J’encourage toutes les sections locales à participer à ce processus démocratique et à envoyer des délégués au congrès. N’hésitez pas à me contacter s’il vous faut de plus amples renseignements à ce sujet.

Syndicalement,

Alfredo Acrobati
secrétaire-trésorier
District des transports 140, AIMTA

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SECURE AVIATION TRANSPORT LOCAL LODGE 16 – GENERAL MEETING

GENERAL MEETING

JANUARY 16th, 2018 TUESDAY
15:30 PM Doors open at 15:00PM
7980 RIVER ROAD, RICHMOND, BC

AGENDA ITEMS

December 27, 2017

  • Financial Report
  • Chief and District Reports
  • Notice of Motion:

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 attend and participate so, please join us on January 16th, 2018 for coffee and doughnuts. 

In solidarity,

Daniel Zamorano

Recording Secretary

Local Lodge 16 IAM & AW

 

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