SECURE AVIATION TRANSPORT LOCAL LODGE 16 – YXJ Chief Shop Steward Nomination and Election Notice

YXJ Chief Shop Steward Nomination and Election Notice

Download here: Nomination Form – Chief Fort St John 2020

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SECURE AVIATION TRANSPORT LOCAL LODGE 16 – GENERAL MEETING

GENERAL MEETING

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SECURE AVIATION TRANSPORT LOCAL LODGE 16 – YXJ Chief Shop Steward Vacancy

YXJ Chief Shop Steward Vacancy

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BC NDP News – Let’s recommit to flattening the curve

Let’s recommit to flattening the curve

Building a #BetterBC
Recommit to flattening the curve

As we see an increase in new COVID-19 cases, let’s recommit to flattening the curve!

Stay home if you’re sick. Wash your hands. Stay two metres apart. Gather in small groups only. Wear a mask if you can’t physically distance.

Let’s remember, the actions of each of us matter to all of us. Share this on Facebook to remind your friends and family.

Protecting workers

For many years, workers who were injured or got sick on the job didn’t have the support they needed.

Last week, BC NDP Labour Minister Harry Bains announced that we’re increasing support for injured workers and their families and enhancing WorkSafeBC’s ability to investigate incidents while keeping premiums low.

These changes represent an important step in modernizing the Workers Compensation Act, so that workers are supported and British Columbians can feel confident in the system.

Raising funds, having fun

Want to hang out with your fellow New Democrats while supporting a local BC NDP team? Join us for one of our grassroots virtual fundraisers.

Online tonight, we’ve got our popular New Democrats Got Talent showcase, featuring performers from across BC and an all-star panel of judges.

In the coming weeks, don’t miss JeopardEby: A Trivia Night with David Eby and The Almost Definitive Virtual Walking Tour of Vancouver-Fairview with George Heyman and Bowinn Ma.

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IAMAW Canada – Lowering the Temperature at Canadian Airports

Lowering the Temperature at Canadian Airports

On Friday June 12, 2020 the Canadian Government announced it will require temperature screenings for all passengers flying in and out of Canada and for all employees working at Canadian Airports. The rollout of the temperature checks and the relevant airports will be a phased approach and will be as follows:

Phases

  • Phase 1: By June 30, 2020, all air operators will be required to conduct temperature screenings of all passengers travelling to Canada prior to departure from international or transborder points of departure.
  • Phase 2: By the end of July, temperature screening stations will be placed in the departure section of the four major airports that are currently identified as the only Canadian airports for international travel (Montréal, Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver).
  • Phase 3: By September 2020, temperature screening stations will be in place in the departure sections of the next 11 busiest airports in Canada (St. John’s, Halifax, Québec City, Ottawa, Toronto – Billy Bishop, Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Kelowna, Victoria).

Included in Friday’s announcement was the type of equipment to be used and the regulating body in which will be overseeing the purchase of the equipment. The Canadian Air Transportation Security Authority will be responsible for the purchase of the equipment and which types of equipment are to be used taking in the operational realities of the different airports across the country.

Some of the types of equipment that can be used are traditional thermometers, digital thermometers and sophisticated thermal cameras capable of screening large numbers of travellers at a time.

“The IAM supports the move to improved temperature screening protocols, which will keep IAM members, all other airport workers, and the travelling public safe from infection from COVID. As airport travel begins to recover and rebound, it is of primary importance to keep us all safe in Canada’s airports.” stated Stan Pickthall, IAMAW Canadian General Vice-President.

This new safety protocol is an addition to the previous announced measures which include temporary changes to maintain physical distancing on aircraft and face coverings for passengers and airport workers.

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace is Canada’s largest Union representing Aviation, airlines and airports, and aerospace workers. The Union represents 20,000 in air transportation across Canada.

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For more information:
Keith Aiken, IAM Canadian Air Transportation Coordinator
kaiken@iamaw.org

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BC NDP News – Staying connected for a #BetterBC

Staying connected for a #BetterBC

Building a #BetterBC
Join us for a Virtual Day of Action

Talking to people in the community is one of the most important parts of our work engaging with voters across the province. Want to help? Sign up to join our Virtual Day of Action on July 25.

Volunteers from across the province will hit the phones to talk with friends, family, and neighbours – while doing their part to keep BC’s curve flat.

Can’t make it on July 25? Don’t worry! There are plenty of other opportunities to get involved. Sign up now and we’ll connect you with an upcoming campaign.

Expanding healthcare plans

The COVID-19 crisis has made clear the importance of building healthcare capacity for the long term. Your BC NDP government is committed to ensuring that BC’s growing communities have the capacity they need.

That’s why, in March 2018, we approved plans for a new acute-care tower in Richmond. Last week, Premier John Horgan and Health Minister Adrian Dix announced that these plans have been significantly expanded.

Minister Dix: “The renewed and expanded concept plan reflects our government’s ongoing commitment to the people who live and work here, ensuring that timely, quality public healthcare will be there for them, now and into the future.”

More online fun

To stay in touch with supporters like you while maintaining physical distancing, we’re continuing our popular series of virtual fundraising events.

Coming up, we’ve got a trivia night with Surrey-Whalley MLA Bruce Ralston, an episode of NDP Cribs with Minister Anne Kang, and a birthday party for North Vancouver-Lonsdale’s Bowinn Ma.

And on July 25, we’ll be holding our New Democrats Got Talent showcase, with performers from across the province and an all-star panel of judges.

A fairer BC

Everyone deserves to be treated fairly. But over the years, many Black, Indigenous, and other people of colour in BC haven’t received the fair treatment they deserve.

One way we’re addressing this is by working to ensure the police are held to the highest possible standards of accountability and unbiased conduct.

BC’s Police Act is 45 years old and – frankly – out of date. So, our BC NDP government is reforming it to address the realities of systemic racism and urgent priorities for mental health and harm reduction. If you support this move, please share the news on Facebook.

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