SECURE AVIATION TRANSPORT LOCAL LODGE 16 – IAMAW Women’s Leadership Training 2018

IAMAW Women’s Leadership Training 2018

July 19th, 2018

Brothers and Sisters,

Local Lodge 16 is ACCEPTING submissions of interest for the Women’s Leadership Training. The training course will be held at the Winpisinger Education Centre in Maryland, USA on October 21-26 2018.This program is open to all members of LL 16 however, members with Leadership 1 Training should refrain from applying as the courses are very similar. Anyone interested in attending should submit a request by e-mail to eboard@iamaw16.ca no later than 3:00pm Monday July 30th, 2018. This is a great opportunity to become more involved and build unity in the workplace. Thank you in advance to the applicants. 

In Solidarity,

Daniel Zamorano,
Recording Secretary
Local Lodge 16, IAM & AW

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SECURE AVIATION TRANSPORT LOCAL LODGE 16 – 2018 Political Action Symposium

2018 Political Action Symposium

July.19, 2018

Brothers and Sisters,

The 2018 Political Action Symposium will be taking place at the Winpisinger Education Centre in Maryland USA, on September 4-7 2018. LL16 will be sending 2 representatives from the Political Action Committee, who intend on being very active putting forth the agenda in the workplace and beyond. Anyone from the PAC that is interested in attending should submit a request by e-mail to eboard@iamaw16.ca no later than 3:00pm July 30th, 2018. This is a great opportunity to put together an election organizing effort for the 2019 Federal Elections.

In Solidarity,

Daniel Zamorano,
Recording Secretary
Local Lodge 16, IAM & AW

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BC FED – Action alert on Greyhound Bus service cuts

Action alert on Greyhound Bus service cuts

In response to Greyhound’s recent announcement of massive service cuts to Western Canada, our affiliate Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1374 is asking supporters to join with them in signing-on to the federal NDP’s petition calling for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to take immediate action to save critically-needed bus routes. ATU’s letter to the Prime Minister is attached.

It’s clear that the recent Greyhound cancellations would create a massive gap in transit services and leave many people stranded and communities isolated.

Canadians who rely on bus services as their sole means of transportation will be cut off from employment, health care and other critical public services, as well as education, and family. 

This also poses a very grave risk to public safety, forcing many in remote and Indigenous communities to turn to less safe modes of transportation.

The government must ensure communities across Canada have access to basic transportation services and immediately act to develop a federal funding plan that will stop the cancellation of several crucial bus routes in BC, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and Northwestern Ontario.

Please sign:

NDP Greyhound Petition

And please share the petition as broadly as you can with your members and social media platforms.

In solidarity,

 

IRENE LANZINGER

President

Sent by:

Marisha Zuckerman| Executive Assistant | BC Federation of Labour

200 – 5118 Joyce Street, Vancouver, BC  V5R 4H1

Tel:  604-430-1421  |  e-mail mzuckerman@bcfed.ca

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BC FED – 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? That’s what we asked more than 1300 British Columbians.

We heard the message loud and clear. Many people go to work sick or lose pay because they don’t have access to paid sick leave. An astounding, 43% of the people we heard from do not receive any paid sick leave from their employer! That’s not fair. 

Here’s a snapshot of what we heard:

I have no choice but to go to work when I’m sick. Not only do I not receive sick pay, but it is up to me to find someone to cover my shift if I cannot work. The stress it creates is huge. I live in constant fear that I will become sick.

People worry about bills piling up:

If I miss time from work for 1-3 days while being sick I am at risk of falling behind on my bills for about a month, sometimes more, which prevents me from saving for the future, and contributes to more stress in my life.

Some folks can’t take time off for fear of losing their job:

I have left the hospital against medical advice as work told me show up or else.

And others reported the impact on their colleagues:

We all end up getting sick, but everyone still has to come to work so everyone is miserable. And it’s possible that customers end up getting sick as well.

When you get sick, you should be focused on getting better. Spreading germs to colleagues and customers is not okay. Neither is making your self sicker by worrying about paying the bills. 

We can do better. That’s why the BC Federation of Labour is calling on the BC NDP government to require all employers to provide paid sick leave. They’ve done it in Ontario, Washington State and in California. It’s time we did it here too.

You can help by signing our petition right now. Let’s level the playing field for workers in BC.

Irene

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

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SECURE AVIATION TRANSPORT LOCAL LODGE 16 – SOCIAL COMMITTEE

SOCIAL COMMITTEE

                                                                                               July 18th 2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

IAMAW Local Lodge16 is looking for six (6) candidates from all bargaining units to partake in creating IAMAW Local Lodge 16 Social Committee

Interested members should apply to the IAMAW Local Lodge 16 Eboard.

Application should state your name and contact information as well as any specific training or education you may have obtained. Please forward to our email: eboard@iamaw16.ca  or IAMAW Local Lodge16 Union Office @YVR.

Deadline for applications is August 6, 2018.

Thank you everyone this is our new direction of working together to make things better.

In Solidarity, 

 

Rick Singh, President                        John Vincent, VP /Communicator
Local Lodge 16, IAM & AW              Local Lodge 16, IAM & AW

 

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

NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE – JULY 16, 2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

In February 2018, we started the bargaining process with G4S. After eight (8) direct bargaining sessions, occurring over twenty-two (22) days, we have reached a tentative agreement on one (1) non-monetary issue and four (4) housekeeping issues. This is completely unacceptable to your Negotiations Committee.

Your Negotiations Committee has been and will continue to fight to improve upon and protect provisions of the Collective Agreement that are of critical importance to the membership, including but not limited to seniority and scheduling provisions.

The parties were scheduled to meet in direct bargaining the week of July 16 – 19, 2018. We
convened at 10:00 on July 16, 2018, however, based upon the exchange between the parties, it was clear that we would not be able to reach a Tentative Agreement that would satisfy the needs of the Membership without the assistance of a third party. Accordingly, on July 16, 2018, the Union filed for conciliation, under section 71 of the Canada Labour Code.

While we await the appointment of a Conciliation Officer, we have agreed to meet with the
Company, August 7 -10, 2018 as previously scheduled, to exchange a comprehensive package of all proposals, in our continued effort to reach an agreement or at a minimum, to narrow the issues in dispute, prior to meeting in conciliation/mediation.

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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SWISSPORT – YVR – LOCAL LODGE 16 – NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE

SWISSPORT NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE

2018-07-07

Dear Brother and Sisters,

The Negotiations Committee met up internally on July 3,4, 5 and 6th 2018 for bargaining preparation .

Thank you for taking the time in filling out the surveys. 

The Negotiations Committee is scheduled to meet with the Company to exchange non monetary proposals, We will start bargaining with the Company July 27th 2018, Aug 1- 3 and Sept 17 – 21.2018, and we will continue to keep you updated of any development in the process.

Thank you for your patience and support. Remember to always work safe.

In Solidarity,

Negotiations Committee

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SECURE AVIATION TRANSPORT LOCAL LODGE 16 – SHOP STEWARD ELECTION

SHOP STEWARD ELECTION 

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

Please be advised that Sister Dannica Robinson has been elected as a shop steward at YQQ.

Please join us in congratulating Sister Robinson. 

We would like to thank all that ran and stepped up to create a better work environment for their brothers and sisters.

The term shall expire June 1st 2020

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

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BC FED – Solidarity with striking BCGEU members at Okanagan Gateway Casinos

Solidarity with striking BCGEU members at Okanagan Gateway Casinos

Dear Friends,

The BCGEU has asked the Federation to let you know the BCGEU members at Okanagan Gateway Casinos – including Cascades in Penticton and Kamloops, Playtime in Kelowna, and Lake City in Vernon – are on strike for a living wage and respect on the job.

You can help right now by:

  • Pledging your support for casino workers at casinos.bcgeu.ca and sharing our content on your social media channels;
  • Visiting BCGEU picket lines; and
  • Encouraging your members to respect BCGEU picket lines and take their business elsewhere during the strike.

Thank you for showing solidarity with Gateway workers.

In solidarity,

 

IRENE LANZINGER

President

BC Federation of Labour | 200-5118 Joyce Street | Vancouver BC  V5R 4H1

tel:  604-430-1421 | email: exec@bcfed.ca | www.bcfed.ca

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G4S – PRE-BOARD SCREENING PERSONNEL LOCAL LODGE 16 – PACIFIC REGION NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE – JULY 6, 2018

NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE – JULY 6, 2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

Your Negotiations Committee met in Direct Bargaining with the Company June 27 – 29, 2018. The discussions focused on the seniority list updating process and the grievance arbitration procedure. 

The parties are scheduled to meet again July 16 – 19, 2018, with additional dates confirmed for August 7 – 10, 2018. 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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