SWISSPORT – YVR – LOCAL LODGE 16 – NEGOTIATIONS COMMITTEE

SWISSPORT NEGOTIATIONS COMMITTEE

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

The nomination and election process has now been completed and the following
Members are your Negotiations Committee:

Lester Lavers
Clement Nunes
Brian Hunt
Scott McKinnon
Vern Williamson
Marybeth Westman
Valentina McAdams
Kulwinder Dhaliwal

The Union has requested that we start Bargaining in the month of July. We are
currently waiting for confirmation of dates from the Company.

In the meantime the Negotiations Committee will be in the workplace with a
survey. We are requesting that Members please take the time to complete the
survey and hand back to your Committee Member. The surveys will also be
available in both the Shop Committee office and the Local Lodge 16 office.

We will continue to keep you informed as to the progress of the negotiation
process.

In Solidarity,

Todd Haverstock, General Chairperson
Transportation District 140, IAMAW

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DISTRICT LODGE 140 LOCAL LODGES – DISTRICT LODGE 140 EXECUTIVE BOARD ELECTIONS

DISTRICT LODGE 140 EXECUTIVE BOARD ELECTIONS
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Dear Brothers and Sisters:

Executive Board Elections will be held at our upcoming DL140 Convention being held in Halifax, Nova Scotia on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 23 and 24, 2018. 

There are to be nine (9) Board Members to be elected – one (1) from “Air Transport”, one (1) from “Service” and one (1) “At-Large”, from each of the three (3) Regions. The Western Region includes British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The Central Region includes Ontario. The Eastern Region includes Quebec and the Atlantic Provinces.

Any Member in good standing and meeting the qualification requirements in Article 5.07 of the DL140 Bylaws will be eligible to run. Those qualifications are:

a) A minimum of two (2) years continuous good standing in the IAMAW.

b) Attended a minimum of fifty percent (50%) of regular quorum meetings of the Local Lodge that their shifts would allow in the previous twelve (12) months prior to the close of nominations.

c) Any Member wishing to be a Candidate must submit a letter, to the DL140 Secretary-Treasurer, that if nominated the said member would accept the nomination. Included with this letter, there must be a letter signed and sealed from their Local Lodge Recording Secretary attesting the Member is in accordance with the above requirements.

Both these letters must be forwarded to the DL140 ST, at least thirty (30) days prior to the opening of the Convention (Friday, September 21, 2018).

At the Convention, Regional caucuses will be held attempting to reach consensus on the Board Members from each Region. Failing consensus on any of the Board Members within the Regional caucus will result in an election on the Convention floor by the delegation.

Please post and circulate this Bulletin to ensure that all potential Candidates are aware of the qualification requirements. If any further information is required regarding this matter, please feel free to contact the undersigned.

In Solidarity,

Alfredo Acrobati
Secretary-Treasurer
Transportation District Lodge 140, IAMAW

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BCFED – What do you do when you are too sick to work?

What do you do when you are too sick to work?

What you do when you are too sick to work? Do you have paid sick leave? Do you take an unpaid day? Do you go to work sick? 

We’ve got a hunch, but we’d like to know for sure. That’s why we are asking thousands of British Columbians about their access to paid sick leave. Can you help?

Take the survey now. Go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/sickleavesurveynb

This information will be used to support our campaign to level the playing field for working people in BC.

Take part. We’d love to hear what you have to say. 

Irene

Irene Lanzinger
President
BC Federation of Labour
www.bcfed.ca

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G4S – PRE-BOARD SCREENING PERSONNEL LOCAL LODGE 16 – PACIFIC REGION NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE – JUNE 8, 2018

NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE – JUNE 8, 2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

The Negotiations Committee met internally on May 28 & 29, 2018 for bargaining preparation and then in Direct Bargaining with the Company May 30 through June 1, 2018. 

The discussions focused on hours of work and various scheduling matters, including shift
schedule development, posting/awarding of additional hours and vacant lines, personal days, shift modifications, shift trades, shift pick-ups and shift giveaways.

The parties are scheduled to meet again June 27 – 29, 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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DISTRICT LODGE 140 LOCAL LODGES – DISTRICT LODGE 140 AUDITORS ELECTIONS

DISTRICT LODGE 140 AUDITORS ELECTIONS

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

District 140 Auditor Elections will be held at our upcoming DL140 Convention being held in Halifax, Nova Scotia on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 23 and 24, 2018.

There are to be to be 3 Auditors elected in total, one (1) Western Region, one (1) Central region and one (1) from the Eastern and Atlantic regions combined. 

Transportation District 140 Bylaw, Article 13.02 – Audit Committee reads as such:
(a) The Audit Committee shall consist of three (3) Secretary Treasurers, one per region of the Local Lodge affiliated with the District Lodge 140 and one (1) Trustee from the Executive Board.
(b) The Audit Committee will be elected at the convention for a four (4) year term. If one (1) of the Auditors is defeated in Local Lodge office, his or her successor will become the Auditor for the balance of the four (4) year term.

Any Member in good standing and meeting the qualification requirements in Article 5.07 of the DL140 Bylaws will be eligible to run. Those qualifications are:
a) A minimum of two (2) years continuous good standing in the IAMAW.
b) Attended a minimum of fifty percent (50%) of regular quorum meetings of the Local Lodge that their shifts would allow in the previous twelve (12) months prior to the close of nominations.
c) Any Member wishing to be a Candidate must submit a letter, to the DL140 Secretary-Treasurer, that if nominated the said member would accept the nomination. Included with this letter, there must be a letter signed and sealed from their Local Lodge Recording Secretary attesting the Member is in accordance with the above requirements.
Both these letters must be received by the DL140 ST, at least thirty (30) days prior to the opening of the Convention (Friday, September 21, 2018).

At the Convention, Regional caucuses will be held attempting to reach consensus on the Auditor position from each Region. Failing consensus on any of the Auditor positions within the Regional caucus will result in an election on the Convention floor by the delegation.

Please post and circulate this Bulletin to ensure that all potential Candidates are aware of the qualification requirements. If any further information is required regarding this matter, please feel free to contact the undersigned.

In Solidarity,

Alfredo Acrobati
Secretary-Treasurer
Transportation District Lodge 140, IAMAW

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Swissport Local Lodge 16 Member – Joseph Molina would like your support

Joseph Molina would like your support

Your support would mean a lot to him and family during this difficult time.

My name is Joseph, I have a 10 year old son and a daughter – Jazmine who is 8 years old.

Jazmine is my only daughter and I lost her on May 23, 2018 in a tragic incident that I still don’t know what the cause is. We are still waiting for the autopsy report. 

I would greatly appreciate any and all help all of you can provide to my family.

Thank you!

https://www.gofundme.com/raise-fund-for-lindsay-molina?member=236088

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SECURE AVIATION TRANSPORT LOCAL LODGE 16 – Organizing Committee

Organizing Committee

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

Please be advised the following members from our regional bases have been appointed to our Organizing Committee;

Brother Jan Braune from Victoria.
Brother Johnathan Davidson, and Brother John Mooney from Kelowna. 

The Current members at YVR are;

Brother Phil Bacordo
Brother Neil Chia
Sister Roselle Diolata
Brother Bashir Nasiri
Brother Clement Nunes
Sister Joanna Veloso

In Solidarity,

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

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BCFED – Your hard work is paying off

Your hard work is paying off

Today, low-wage workers in BC will get a significant raise. BC’s minimum wage is increasing from $11.35/hr to $12.65/hr. Also liquor servers will get a lift to $11.40/hr.

By June 1, 2021, the liquor server wage will be phased out and all minimum wage workers will get a $15.20/hr minimum wage! 

This victory was achieved because of your support and advocacy. It’s a big step forward for our province. 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!

We’ve launched our next campaign to support working people. It’s called Level the Playing Field and you can check out the website at leveltheplayingfield.ca. For too long workers have struggled to get fair treatment from their employers, so we are demanding critical improvements to workers rights – like paid sick leave and better enforcement of BC’s employment standards. We hope you will be a part of it.

Thank you for your ongoing support for this important campaign, and we look forward to working with you to improve other worker rights!

In solidarity,

Irene

Irene Lanzinger

President, BC Federation of Labour
www.bcfed.ca

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Swissport – Negotiation Committee Election Results

Negotiation Committee Election Results

June. 01, 2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters,
The Swissport Negotiations Committee Elections took place May. 30th, 2018. The members who will be representing Swissport during negotiations are as follows: 

BSO (1) – Sister Kulwinder Dhaliwal
GROOMING (2) – Sister Valentina McAdams, Sister Marybeth Westman
RAMP (2) – Brother Brian Hunt, Brother Scott Mackinnon
GSE (1) – Vacant

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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SWISSPORT – LOCAL LODGE 16 LIEU DAYS – UPDATE

LIEU DAYS – UPDATE

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

This is an update on the payment of Lieu Days.

Recently the Company changed how Lieu Days were to be paid. The Company position is that they will not pay the lieu day until the actual holiday takes place. In other words if bid a lieu day in the month of June and were using for example Remembrance Day they will still allow you to take the day off however you will not receive the pay until after Remembrance day. 

The main reason for this change is that employees have resigned and the Company has not
been able to recoup the payments for lieu days that have been taken by the employee on the final cheque.

The Union takes the position that this is a change to the Collective Agreement and past
practice and that this should be discussed and negotiated at the bargaining table.

After several meetings over the past few weeks the parties have come to a local agreement on how to proceed:

  • All current open Lieu day spots employees can only use holiday that has passed.
  • Employees that have bid Lieu days will be paid as per past practice for the months of June, July and August.
  • The Union will file a grievance on this matter.
  • The parties agree that this grievance will be heard at the next scheduled expedited arbitration (July 26,208)

I will provide a further update after the arbitration takes place.

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this matter please contact myself.

In Solidarity,

Todd Haverstock, General Chairperson
Transportation District 140, IAMAW

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