SECURE AVIATION TRANSPORT LOCAL LODGE 16 – Transportation DL 140 Convention Election Results

Transportation DL 140 Convention Election Results

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

The District Lodge 140 Convention Elections took place April 17th 2018. The members who will be representing Local Lodge 16 at the 2018 District 140 Convention are:
Brother John Vincent       Brother Daniel Zamorano       Brother James Reed
Brother Rick Singh            Sister Gwenna Humphreys      Brother Neil Chia

Please note, that if a delegate is unable to participate, the alternate replacement will be Sister Darlene Stewart

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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BCFED – Bring back Grant’s Law!

Bring back Grant’s Law!

The BCFED young worker committee will spend Saturday night sitting-in at Mac’s Convenience store to call for the full reinstatement of Grant’s Law.

Sign the petition calling for the reinstatement of Grant’s Law.

In 2005, 24 year old Grant De Patie was working alone as a gas station attendant when he was killed on the job during a gas-and-dash incident. Grant’s death demonstrated how vulnerable late night workers are to violence in the workplace. Due to the efforts of his family and the BC Federation of Labour, new safety regulations were put in place to better protect late-night workers. The new rules were called “Grant’s Law” and were the first of their kind in Canada.

Unfortunately, in 2012, the BC Liberal government of the day, caved to pressure from big corporations and watered down of the law. Critical worker protections were weakened. 

Now, BC has a new government and a chance to restore “Grant’s Law” to protect late night workers. We are calling on the BC NDP government and the Workers’ Compensation Board to return these protections and to ensure that similar tragedies do not occur.

Sign the petition now! www.fightfor15bc.ca/grants_law

Thanks for your support,

Irene

Irene Lanzinger

www.bcfed.ca

BC Federation of Labour · Canada
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SECURE AVIATION TRANSPORT LOCAL LODGE 16 – GENERAL MEETING

GENERAL MEETING

APRIL.17th, 2018 TUESDAY
15:30 PM Doors open at 15:00PM
7980 RIVER ROAD, RICHMOND, BC

AGENDA ITEMS

  •    Financial Report
  •    Chief and District Reports
  •    District 140 Convention Election

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 APRIL.17th, 2018 for coffee and doughnuts

In solidarity,

Daniel Zamorano
Recording Secretary
Local Lodge 16 IAM & AW

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BCFED – Your action needed to stop poverty wages

Your action needed to stop poverty wages

BC’s minimum wage is going up on June 1st, but some workers are still exempt from the minimum wage. For example, liquor servers, farm workers and live-in home support workers can all be paid at rates lower than minimum wage. That’s not fair!

Tell the BC NDP government it’s time for one fair wage for all workers! 

These lower wage rates are discriminatory because women and workers of colour are over-represented in these jobs.

Exemptions to the rules are also confusing to workers, and can lead to additional forms of exploitation by bad bosses. Everyone should have to follow the same rules.

The Fair Wages Commission will be submitting a report on what to do about exemptions to the minimum wage in the next few weeks, and our government will have the chance to end these unfair rules. Let’s make sure they hear our voices before it’s too late.

Send a message to the Minister of Labour, Harry Bains, right now!

Just click on this link: http://www.fightfor15bc.ca/end_wage_exemptions

Thanks for your support,

Irene

Irene Lanzinger

President, BC Federation of Labour
www.fightfor15bc.ca

Fight for $15 BC
http://www.wevotebc.ca/

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NWDLC – 2018 Day of Mourning ceremony

2018 Day of Mourning ceremony

Dear Sisters, Brothers and Friends,

Workers are still being killed or seriously injured on the job. It is a tragedy for the worker, for their family, and for our communities. Since 1984, when the Canadian Labour Congress initiated April 28th as the Day of Mourning, we have gathered each year to remember those killed or seriously injured in the workplace, and to re-dedicate ourselves to making workplaces safer. This year, the New Westminster & District Labour Council invites you and your members to remember with us. We will be joined by Labour
Leaders and the Mayor and Council members of the City of New Westminster on Saturday April 28, 2018 at 11:00am at Westminster Pier Park on the waterfront. 

Workplace death and serious injury are not random and without cause. A worker’s serious injury or death should never be considered just a cost of doing business. By gathering together we bring attention to the importance of workplace health and safety and through programs offered by Affiliates and the BC Federation of Labour’s Health and Safety Centre we raise awareness through education. There has also been progress on holding negligent employers accountable for the serious injury or death of their workers.

This year we are highlighting the danger to workers from workplace harassment and violence. The Canadian Labour Congress campaign “Violence and Harassment: Not port of the job” is bringing awareness to the many workers who are subject to violence in the workplace, and to the fact that all workers, regardless of job, sector, or industry can suffer from harassment at work. A workplace violence prevention program should be part of every health and safety program, and employers must establish procedures that clearly state how they will deal with incidents of bullying and harassment.

Raising awareness, education and accountability are critical to improving the safety of workers on the job. But with over 1,000 Canadian workers killed on the job each year, there is still much to be done.

We will be gathering on the waterfront in New Westminster at 1L:00am in Westminster Pier Park. Access is from Begbie Street via the parking lot adjacent to the Fraser River Discovery Centre. There is wheelchair access from the 4th St. parkade and the pedestrian overpass, and the nearest Skytrain station is Columbia, an approximately 5 minute walk from the park. We look forward to having you join us to mark the Day of Mourning on Saturday April 28 at 11-:00am.

ln Solidarity,

Janet Andrews
Secretary-Treasurer

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G4S – PRE-BOARD SCREENING PERSONNEL LOCAL LODGE 16 – PACIFIC REGION NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE – MARCH 19, 2018

NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE MARCH 19,2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

The parties met on March 13, 2018 and March 14, 2018 to review all outstanding grievances and were able to reach agreement on the resolution of thirteen (13) grievances. Additionally, twenty-three (23) other grievances have been referred to mediation with Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services, and are tentatively scheduled to be heard in April 2018. 

We met in direct bargaining March 14 – 16, 2018 and continued discussions on exchanged nonmonetary items involving representation rights and structure, discipline and the grievance procedure, absenteeism and vacation selection/bidding issues.

The parties are scheduled to meet again April 16 – 20 and 23 – 27, 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

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SWISSPORT NEGOTIATION COMMITTEE – NOMINATION NOTICE

NOMINATION NOTICE
DELEGATES

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Nominations will be called at the April.17th, 2018 General Meeting of Local Lodge 16 for six (6) delegates:

One (1) BSO Member
One (1) GSE Member
Two (2) Grooming Members
Two (2) Ramp Members

Please Note: SHOP COMMITTEE will automatically be assigned to the committee.
POLLS WILL BE OPEN: To be determined.
LOCATION: To be determined.

All Nomination Forms MUST be in the hands of the Local Lodge Recording Secretary no later than 15:00 pm on April.16th, 2018.

NOMINATIONS for the above may be offered at the Regular Local Lodge 16 meeting on April 17th, 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 MAY.18, 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

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CLC – Pharmacare: A Plan For Everyone

Pharmacare: A Plan For Everyone

Now that the federal government has committed to studying the implementation of national pharmacare, it’s up to all of us to make sure the government gets it right.

Every Member of Parliament needs to know that millions of Canadians want a pharmacare plan that is universal, accessible, affordable, portable, and national.

That’s where you come in.

Send a message to your Member of Parliament right now. Make sure they know exactly where you stand.

www.aplanforeveryone.ca/sign_the_petition

We’ve made a lot of headway since we launched our pharmacare campaign last fall. It’s time to ramp up the pressure. No one should ever have to worry about their medications; we need to fight for this basic human right.

Thanks for doing this.

 

Hassan Yussuff

President

Canadian Labour Congress, the national voice of Canada’s unions

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Canadian Labour Congress
613-521-3400
2841 Riverside Dr, Ottawa, ON K1V 8X7

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BC FED – We have a chance to put an end to poverty in BC

We have a chance to put an end to poverty in BC

Poverty and inequality are taking a toll on our communities, yet BC is the only province without a comprehensive poverty reduction strategy.

Fortunately, the BC NDP government has committed to taking action. They have established a task force to consult on the key elements of a made in BC plan.

Individuals can make email submissions outlining their thoughts.

Raising the minimum wage is one key element of a comprehensive poverty reduction strategy, but there is more our government needs to do. We’ve worked with our friends at the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition to create a draft email with all of their recommendations. 

Time is running out so send your submission today. All you need to do is add your name and postal code, or you can adapt the email and add your own message. 

Poverty and inequality cost all of us. Support our government in making change so that everyone has a chance to thrive in BC.

Irene

Irene Lanzinger

President, BC Federation of Labour

www.fightfor15bc.ca/poverty_reduction

BC Federation of Labour · Canada
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TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT 140 CONVENTION – ELECTION NOTICE DELEGATES ELECTION – APRIL 17, 2018

ELECTION NOTICE DELEGATES
ELECTION – APRIL 17, 2018
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ELECTIONS for the Transportation District Lodge 140 Convention will take place April 17, 2018 at Local 764, 7980 River Rd Richmond B.C. 

Members will be ELECTING SIX (6) of the following nominees:

  • Brother Neil Chia
  • Brother Vic Grecco
  • Brother Gurjinder Grewal
  • Sister Gwenna Humphreys
  • Sister Paula March
  • Brother Clement Nunes
  • Brother Yovan Ramyead
  • Brother James Reed
  • Brother Rick Singh
  • Sister Darlene Stewart
  • Brother John Vincent
  • Brother Daniel Zamorano

POLLS WILL BE OPEN: April 17, 2018 From 07:00-19:00
LOCATION: 7980 River Road, Richmond BC

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.18, 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

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