G4S – PRE-BOARD SCREENING PERSONNEL LOCAL LODGE 16 – PACIFIC REGION – NOMINATION NOTICE – LOCAL LODGE 16 ELECTION – APRIL 18, 2017

NOMINATION NOTICE – LOCAL LODGE 16
ELECTION – APRIL 18, 2017
***********************************************

Nominations will be called at the March 21, 2017 General Meeting of Local Lodge 16 for the positions listed below. The terms of office will be equal to the term of the renewed Collective Agreement. 

POLLS WILL BE OPEN: April 18, 2017 at 7:00 am and close at 9:00 pm
LOCATION: Local Lodge 764 Offices, 7980 River Road, Richmond, BC

(1) NEGOTIATION COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVE: Nominated/Elected from the Northern Bases, including Fort St. John and Prince George.

(1) NEGOTIATION COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVE: Nominated/Elected from the Island Bases, including Victoria, Nanaimo, Comox and Campbell River.

(1) NEGOTIATION COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVE: Nominated/Elected from the Interior Bases, including Kelowna, Penticton, Cranbrook and Castlegar.

(4) NEGOTIATION COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVE: Nominated/Elected from the Lower Mainland, including Vancouver.

All Nomination Forms for these positions MUST be in the hands of the Local Lodge Recording Secretary no later than 3:00 pm on March 21, 2017.

NOMINATIONS for the above offices may be offered at the Regular Local Lodge 16 meeting on March 21, 2017. 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 21, 2017. 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 – Negotiations Committee 2017

Download : Absentee Ballot Request Form

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on G4S – PRE-BOARD SCREENING PERSONNEL LOCAL LODGE 16 – PACIFIC REGION – NOMINATION NOTICE – LOCAL LODGE 16 ELECTION – APRIL 18, 2017

Political Action – CLC – Pay Equity

CLC – Pay Equity

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Political Action – CLC – Pay Equity

BC Federation of Labour News Release: Throne speech glosses over fundamental social, economic problems for working people in BC

Throne speech glosses over fundamental social, economic problems for working people in BC

February 14, 2017
Throne speech glosses over fundamental social, economic problems for working people in BC Vancouver – Today’s Speech from the Throne offered few concrete measures to make life better for hard-working British Columbians, nor did it deliver real action to address the growing poverty and inequality crisis that is too prevalent in our province, says the BC Federation of Labour.

“It was the same platitudes, and same old excuses from a tired government that’s run out of gas,” says BCFED President Irene Lanzinger.

“But it did serve to spotlight the magnitude of the social problems and the massive social deficit that 16 years of Liberal government have created, along with the urgent need for a new government that will address these challenges,” she says.

Lanzinger says there was nothing in the speech that spoke to the plight of the 500,000 British Columbians who work for poverty-level wages and the poor in BC.

“We live in an incredibly wealthy province. But when it comes to how that wealth is shared, BC is a deeply unequal place where a small group controls most of the wealth.

“So the abject failure of the Clark government to tackle poverty and inequality are symbolic of what’s wrong with our province.

“The Throne Speech also failed to offer tangible help for the problems for working people and our families,” says Lanzinger. “It’s tougher to get ahead. Wages are flat or going down. Life is less affordable, and Premier Clark and her government are making us pay more for the basics like hydro, car insurance, and health care.”

Lanzinger says that if Premier Clark really cared about good jobs, there’s lots the Liberals could do starting with raising the minimum wage to $15 to lift 500,000 workers out of poverty.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on BC Federation of Labour News Release: Throne speech glosses over fundamental social, economic problems for working people in BC

SECURE AVIATION TRANSPORT LOCAL LODGE 16 – 2017 Local Lodge 16 Executive Board

2017 Local Lodge 16 Executive Board

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

The Executive Board of Local Lodge 16 would like to extend their gratitude to all the members, who continue to participate and contribute to the progress of Local Lodge 16. January 2017 saw the election of a New Executive Board with new leadership objectives. We recognize that it is important to consider the undertakings from the last Executive Board and earnestly applaud the efforts that were made.  We also recognize the importance of learning from past mistakes in order to strengthen and inspire our union members.

The New Executive Board hopes to continue to build solidarity and unity in the workplace and community for the enrichment of Local Lodge 16 members.   We sincerely appreciate your involvement and encourage all the members of Local Lodge 16 to fight the good fight.

In solidarity,                                                                                         

Daniel Zamorano, Recording Secretary IAM & AW

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on SECURE AVIATION TRANSPORT LOCAL LODGE 16 – 2017 Local Lodge 16 Executive Board

SECURE AVIATION TRANSPORT LOCAL LODGE 16 – Message from President (LL 16)

Message from President (LL 16)

Dear sisters and brothers,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you, for your support during our recent Local Lodge elections. I am grateful and humbled to have been elected as President of Local Lodge 16, a position which I will fulfill to the absolute best of my abilities.

There’s a lot of work ahead of us, but with your continued support and the support of our newly elected Executive Board.I’m confident we will be successful. I look forward to working with each of you, should you have any concerns or suggestions please don’t hesitate to reach out.

In solidarity,

 

Rick Singh

President, IAMAW Local Lodge 16

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on SECURE AVIATION TRANSPORT LOCAL LODGE 16 – Message from President (LL 16)

SECURE AVIATION TRANSPORT LOCAL LODGE 16 – Message from Vice President (LL 16)

Message from Vice President

(LL 16)

Hello Brothers and Sisters,

I would like to thank the membership for taking the time to vote and be a part of the Unions democratic electoral process. I am proud and content to be a part of the Executive Board and serve as Vice President.

I appreciate the opportunity and will do my best to fulfill my responsibilities and exceed expectations. I am here to work and serve the membership to achieve common goals. I welcome members to express their views, opinions and concerns for the betterment of the local lodge as a whole so that my voice is your voice.

I’m providing my contact information: jvincent@iamaw16.ca

Please contact me with any concerns you may want addressed. I am here to guide the membership in the proper direction and be a part of the decision making process.

The people united will never be defeated.

In solidarity,

Your Vice President.

 

John Vincent

Vice President / Communicator, IAMAW Local Lodge 16

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on SECURE AVIATION TRANSPORT LOCAL LODGE 16 – Message from Vice President (LL 16)

BCFED – On-the-job deaths of two Okanagan workers a sign government, employers need to do more to make workplaces safe

On-the-job deaths of two Okanagan workers a sign government, employers need to do more to make workplaces safe

January 31, 2017

On-the-job deaths of two Okanagan workers a sign government, employers need to do more to make workplaces safe, says BCFED

The BC Federation of Labour is renewing its call for the BC government to make workplaces safer after two more workers were killed in fatal incidents at Okanagan timber facilities in the past five days.

On Friday, a worker at a log sorting facility in Lumby was killed on the job.  Yesterday, an employee at a mill in Kelowna also died in a workplace accident. The RCMP and Workers’ Compensation Board are investigating both tragedies.

“We extend our condolences to the family, friends and co-workers of the two workers who died on the job,” says Lanzinger.

“All workers must enjoy the basic right to be safe on the job and to come home safely to their families at the end of their shift. But these two deaths—along with a third involving a Victoria construction workers two weeks ago—are a sign that more needs to be done to protect workers,” she says.

“Our view is that government and employers aren’t doing enough to keep workers safe on the job,” Lanzinger says. “Health and safety protections are weak and not always rigorously enforced. Worker safety is being compromised. Injured workers aren’t fairly compensated, and employers whose negligence kills or seriously injures workers are let off with a slap on the wrist.”

Lanzinger says the BCFED will continue to press the provincial government and Opposition NDP for more stringent laws and rules, more frequent workplace safety inspections, tougher enforcement, more stringent penalties for employers who commit violations, and for greater balance and fairness at the WCB.

 

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on BCFED – On-the-job deaths of two Okanagan workers a sign government, employers need to do more to make workplaces safe

BCFED news release: Clark jobs update offers little optimism for many BC workers

Clark jobs update offers little optimism for many BC workers

**For Immediate Release**
January 23, 2017

Clark jobs update offers little optimism for many BC workers

Vancouver – The BC Federation of Labour says the BC Liberal’s jobs update announcement this morning does little to address fundamental questions about the quality of jobs and how work supports families and communities.

“It’s not just about the number of jobs an economy creates, it’s also about the quality of those jobs that counts as much or more,” says Lanzinger.

“Are jobs stable? Do they pay well to support families and communities? Are there good working conditions? Are they equally spread across the province so that every British Columbian can share the benefits of economic growth?” questions Lanzinger.

“On all these questions Premier Clark missed the boat with this morning’s update.”

Lanzinger says the Federation is disappointed that the BC Liberal’s continue to ignore the plight of low wage workers.

“There are 500,000 workers in this province—a staggering 25% of the non-management labour force— that earn poverty wages. A good jobs plan would make higher wages a priority.”

The proliferation of precarious, part-time work, says Lanzinger, with low wages and unstable conditions is a big challenge for the BC economy that the Liberals ignore. Of the 72,000 new jobs in BC for 2016, more than half were part-time.

“Meanwhile the job picture is bleak in all regions of the province outside the Lower Mainland and Victoria with employment numbers falling in 2016. Yet there was no concrete action in the update to address this.”

Lanzinger also criticized the Clark government for being too much talk and too little action on apprenticeships and skills training. “The biggest impediment to address shortages of skilled labour is the lack of employer placements so that apprentices can get the on-the-job-experience needed to complete their training.

“And a good jobs plan would be incenting employers to use apprentices, and the government using its status as the biggest infrastructure builder in BC to widely deploy apprentices on all public projects.”

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on BCFED news release: Clark jobs update offers little optimism for many BC workers

BCFED seeks guarantees from Clark government for use of apprentices on public infrastructure projects

BCFED seeks guarantees from Clark government for use of apprentices on public infrastructure projects

**For Immediate Release**
January 25, 2017

BCFED seeks guarantees from Clark government for use of apprentices on public infrastructure projects

Yesterday, Premier Clark announced more than $13 million in funding to expand and renovate trades apprenticeship training facilities at North Island College in Campbell River. But ironically, Victoria has no tangible guarantees in place that apprentices will even be used in the construction of the new facilities, says the BC Federation of Labour.

And in a letter sent today to Clark, the Federation is calling on Victoria to set a basic standard that apprentices make up 25% of the construction labour force on all provincial government infrastructure projects, to ensure that apprentices receive the practical on-the-job experience required to complete their training.

“Technical training with modern equipment in new facilities like those being constructed at North Island College is a key part of the training process,” says BCFED president Irene Lanzinger. “But we also know that employer sponsorship of apprentices to provide practical work opportunities is equally important, because at least 80% of apprenticeship training occurs on the job.”

Lanzinger says that here in BC, the lack of employer placements is the biggest obstacle for
apprentices trying to complete their training.

“The lack of apprenticeship work opportunities also creates challenges for governments that seek to expand the supply of skilled trades positions,” she says.

“As the largest employer and biggest infrastructure builder in BC, the provincial government has a responsibility to adopt and follow a proactive model for apprenticeship placement practices.”

‘That’s why we’re urging the Clark government to publicly commit to a minimum of 25%
apprentices on the North Island College project, as well as on all public infrastructure projects funded by the provincial government.

“If we are going to build a skilled workforce for BC, we need to do all we can to make that
happen,” says Lanzinger, “and setting a 25% standard is a simple, practical step we can take.”

January 25, 2017  Sent via email: premier@gov.bc.ca
Hard copy to follow

The Honourable Christy Clark
Premier of British Columbia
PO Box 9041 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria, BC V8W 9E1

Dear Premier Clark,

Re: Apprentices on Public Infrastructure Projects

I write on behalf of more than 500,000 members of the BC Federation of Labour. We are
the voice for working people in British Columbia, representing workers in every
community in the province and every sector of the economy.

We noted with interest your announcement yesterday about a plan to build new and
renovated trades training facilities at North Island College.

We know that technical training, with modern equipment, is important. However, we
also know that employer sponsorship of apprentices plays a critical role, because at
least 80% of apprenticeship training occurs on the job. But in BC and across Canada,
employer participation in apprenticeship programs remains at 19%, making it difficult
for eager apprentices to complete their training. The absence of employer placements
also creates challenges for governments that seek to expand the supply of skilled trades
positions.

As the largest employer and biggest infrastructure builder in BC, the provincial
government has a responsibility to adopt and follow a proactive model for
apprenticeship placement practices. I urge the Province to ensure that British
Columbians are getting the most out of our investment by capitalizing on these
opportunities to provide apprenticeship and training opportunities.

The irony of your announcement yesterday is that there are no tangible guarantees that
apprentices will be used in the construction and renovation of facilities at North Island
College.

If we are going to build a skilled workforce for BC, we need to do all we can to make that
happen. That’s why I’m asking that your government publicly commit to set a minimum
of 25% apprentices on the North Island College project, as well as on all public infrastructure projects funded by the provincial government.

Sincerely,

IRENE LANZINGER President

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on BCFED seeks guarantees from Clark government for use of apprentices on public infrastructure projects

BCFED – 2017 Course Schedule and JHSC Occupational Health and Safety Regulation Changes

2017 Course Schedule and JHSC Occupational Health and Safety Regulation Changes

The BCFED Health & Safety Centre has released our 2017 public course schedule.  You can view the PDF schedule and course descriptions on-line with this link:

2017 Course Schedule

Joint Health and Safety Committee-related Occupational Health and Safety Regulation Changes:

On December 14, 2016, WCB’s Board of Directors approved the addition of the following new sections to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation to take effect April 3, 2017:

  • Section 3.26:Requires an annual evaluation to measure the effectiveness of joint committees.
  • Section 3.27:Establishes the mandatory minimum training and education for joint committee members and worker health and safety representatives. (*This is in addition to the annual eight-hour education entitlement for OHS Committee members in Section 135 of the Workers Compensation Act)
  • Section 3.28:Clarifies the meaning of “participation” in section 174 of the Workers Compensation Act by providing three additional examples of participation by worker and employer representatives in a workplace incident investigation.

The BCFED Health & Safety Centre has revised our current suite of OHS Committee education courses to reflect and comply with these important changes.

Updated:

As part of our new Building Psychologically Healthy Workplaces Programming, this year we are offering a new eight-hour course:

BCFED Health & Safety Centre is available to help your workplace comply with these new amendments. We are the largest training provider of Joint Occupational Health & Safety education in BC. Since 2001 the Centre has developed training by utilizing adult-oriented learning techniques aimed at preparing workplace parties to play a proactive role in the prevention of injuries and diseases.

With over 350 scheduled courses in 37 locations all across BC, our training should be available at a time and place convenient for you.  However, with a minimum guarantee of 10 participants, we can also provide in-house courses just for your workplace.

Please contact us for more information.

If you are a member of the Health and Safety Committee in your workplace, please review the 2017 course schedule and make it part of your 2017 education planning at your next committee meeting, highlighting the new mandatory legislative changes.

If you are not on a committee, please forward this email to members of your workplace committees.

https://www.healthandsafetybc.ca

 

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on BCFED – 2017 Course Schedule and JHSC Occupational Health and Safety Regulation Changes