SECURE AVIATION TRANSPORT LOCAL LODGE 16 – MERRY CHRISTMAS

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SECURE AVIATION TRANSPORT LOCAL LODGE 16 – SEASONS GREETINGS

SEASONS GREETINGS

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

The Executive Board of Local Lodge 16 would like to thank you for your continued support. We extend our warmest wishes to you and your families this holiday season.

Happy Holidays!

In solidarity,
Executive Board
IAMAW, LL 16

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SECURE AVIATION TRANSPORT LOCAL LODGE 16 – GENERAL MEETING

GENERAL MEETING

JANUARY.15TH, 2019 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 participating at the IAMAW Women’s Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada
June 3rd 2019 – June 7th 2019. Travel, accommodations and lost time are to be covered by the Local Lodge.

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 join us on January.15th, 2018 for Refreshments and Pizza.

In solidarity,

Daniel Zamorano Recording Secretary Local Lodge 16 IAM & AW

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SECURE AVIATION TRANSPORT LOCAL LODGE 16 – SWISSPORT (YVR) – SHOP STEWARD APPOINTMENT

SHOP STEWARD APPOINTMENT

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

In accordance with section F paragraph D of our local lodge bylaws the executive board has appointed Brother Vern Williamson as a Shop Steward for Swissport YVR;

Please join me in thanking Brother Williamson on stepping up to represent our members.

Their terms shall expire June 1st 2020 as outlined in local bylaws section F item ii.

Rick Singh
President
I.A.M.A.W LL16
president@iamaw16.ca

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G4S – PRE-BOARD SCREENING PERSONNEL LOCAL LODGE 16 – VANCOUVER POTENTIAL SICK OUT

POTENTIAL SICK OUT

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

We have been advised by counsel for G4S Secure Solutions Ltd. that they are being told that some Members may be planning to participate in a “book off” on Friday, December 21, 2018.

The IAM is not aware of any organized “book off”, but please be advised that a concerted “book off” by employees would be considered as unlawful job action under the Canada Labour Code.

The Company has advised that they will file an expedited application with the Canadian Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) for an unlawful strike declaration if there is any disruption to normal operations, and that anyone who is involved will be subject to discipline up to and including termination. Members participating in an unlawful action can also be held personally liable for any damages that are caused to G4S or other stakeholders.

All Members should therefore report to work as scheduled.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation in this regard.

In Solidarity,


Tania Canniff, General Chairperson
Transportation District 140, IAM & AW

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G4S – PRE-BOARD SCREENING PERSONNEL LOCAL LODGE 16 – PACIFIC REGION NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE – DECEMBER 17, 2018

NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE – DECEMBER 17, 2018

Dear Members:

The Company will not meet on December 17 & 18, 2018, as proposed by your Negotiations Committee.

Pending confirmation from Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services, your Negotiations Committee has agreed to meet on the following dates, January 7 – 9, 21 – 23, 31 and February  1, 2019, without conditions.

The Company’s application for an Essential Services hearing has, to date, been held in abeyance. The Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) has scheduled a conference call for Tuesday, December 18, 2018 to discuss the next steps concerning the Company’s application for an Essential Service declaration.

A Strike Vote for the Penticton Bargaining Unit will be held on Thursday, January 17, 2019 with Strike Votes following for the Victoria and Kelowna Bargaining Unit(s) on Friday, January 18, 2019. The Strike Vote for all of the remaining Bargaining Units in the Pacific Region will be held between January 28 – 30, 2019. Details pertaining to the voting location, information sessions and polling hours for each Bargaining Unit will be communicated shortly. 

The continued support and solidarity demonstrated by the Membership is inspiring. Your Negotiations Committee thanks you for this and commends you for your continued professionalism in preserving the safety and security of the public. We continue to consult with our legal counsel regarding our options to resolve this situation and hope to provide you with a fair agreement.

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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G4S – PRE-BOARD SCREENING PERSONNEL LOCAL LODGE 16 – PACIFIC REGION BENEFITS – DECEMBER 14, 2018

BENEFITS – DECEMBER 14, 2018

Dear Members:

Earlier today the Company issued a communication regarding the launch of a new benefits portal, called AON Choice.

This communication caught all of us off guard, as there was no prior warning or discussion with the IAM, regarding this matter.

We immediately contacted the Company to communicate our concerns and gain an understanding of how this change was going to impact our Members. 

We were advised that this was simply an administrative change from Manulife to AON. The new portal will allow employees to more efficiently access or change information regarding their benefits, from a change of address, to accessing forms in order to add/or change a dependent.

There is no change to the benefit provider, it will remain Manulife.
There is no change to the benefit entitlements.
There is no change to how benefits will be processed, i.e. pay direct.

The Company confirmed that any change to the benefit entitlements and/or processing of benefits are matters that must be negotiated between the Company and the Union.

Should you have any questions or concerns that have not been addressed by our bulletin, please do hesitate to let us know.

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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SECURIGUARD SECURITY PERSONNAL UNIT (PERIMETER) – NEGOTIATIONS COMMITTEE – NOMINATION NOTICE

SECURIGUARD SECURITY PERSONNAL UNIT (PERIMETER)

NEGOTIATIONS COMMITTEE

NOMINATION NOTICE – LOCAL LODGE 16

ELECTION – TBA

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Nominations will be open until January 7th..

(2)  Candidates for the Securiguard Security Personnel Unit (Perimeter) Negotiations Committee

 Nomination forms may be emailed to eboard@iamaw16.ca, dropped off atour YVR office: Suite 4212 Level 4 Domestic or handed to your Chief Steward No Later than 3:00 pm onJanuary 7th.

 Both the NOMINEEand NOMINATOR must be “Members in Good Standing” of the LocalLodge for the nomination to be accepted. Nominees must be a “member in good standing” for at least one (1) year at the time of nomination for the nomination to be accepted and have attendedat least fifty percent (50%) of the regular Local Lodge monthly meetings in the preceding twelve (12) months of their nomination, pursuant to Article 2,Section H and I of the Local Lodge Bylaws. 

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 basisof residing in an outlying district more than 25 miles from the designatedballoting 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 delivered (Faxes not accepted) tothe Recording Secretary of Local Lodge 16 no later than December 31st 2018.  More forms may be obtained from the Local Lodge offices.

In solidarity,

Rick Singh, President  Local Lodge 16, IAM& AW

Email: president@iamaw16.ca

Cell:778-847-1016

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Press Release: Talks with Pacific Region Pre-board Screeners stalled!

Talks with Pacific Region Pre-board Screeners stalled!

Talks with Pacific Region Pre-board Screeners stalled!

13th December 2018

Vancouver, BC – “Bargaining is at an impasse,” explained IAM Transportation District 140 General Chairperson Tania Canniff. “The company, G4S Secure Solutions Canada Limited, won’t meet with us unless we drop all of our financial demands outside of the company-proposed wage increases and we’re not able to do that.”

IAM Local Lodge 16 represents 1350 airport pre-board screeners throughout British Columbia at eleven bargaining units. Bargaining began on February 27, 2018 for a combined total of 44 days of direct bargaining, conciliation and mediation. Mediation ended on October 21st.

Local Lodge 16 Negotiations Committee met internallyand responded to the company on December 12th advising it wasprepared to resume bargaining on December 17 and 18, 2018 and into January. “Wehave been trying to resume discussions with the company but they will only meeton the condition that the Union removes and/or withdraws all of its monetaryitems outside of the company proposed wage increases,” said Canniff. “How isthat bargaining in good faith?”

IAM Local Lodge 16 conducted a strike vote on December4th and 7th, 2018 commencing with the Vancouver bargaining unit,resulting in a 99 per cent strike mandate. The vote gives the Negotiating Committee a very clear mandate tocontinue bargaining and the IAM is asking the Company to listen to itshard-working employees and get back to the bargaining table to reach a fair agreement.

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SWISSPORT (YVR) – LOCAL LODGE 16 – VOTE RESULTS

VOTE RESULTS

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