SECURE AVIATION TRANSPORT LOCAL LODGE 16 – AIRPORT PRE-BOARD SCREENERS CONFERENCE

AIRPORT PRE-BOARD SCREENERS CONFERENCE

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

The Executive Board of Local Lodge 16 would like to thank the members who submitted letters of interest. The Screeners attending the Airport Screeners Conference are as follows: 

Two (2) Screeners from the Region
Brother Sean Christie
Sister Cheryl Oskaboose

Four (4) Screeners from the Mainland
Brother Imran Khan
Sister Susan Alarca
Sister Roselle Diolata
Brother Ed Castro

This will be a great opportunity to communicate the issues and concerns facing Screening Officers and we are confident that our Brothers and Sisters participating will do so.

In Solidarity,

Daniel Zamorano
Recording Secretary LL16

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SECURE AVIATION TRANSPORT LOCAL LODGE 16 – BBQ ( Revised Time )

LOCAL LODGE 16 BBQ

SEPTEMBER 4TH 2017
11:00am – 08:00pm

Local Lodge 16 will be having a BBQ at the TEMPLETON PARKING LOT on Monday September 4th 2017. Stop by for food and beverages. There will be IAMAW apparel giveaways. All Local Lodge 16 members are welcome! 

In solidarity,

Daniel Zamorano,
Recording Secretary

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SECURE AVIATION TRANSPORT LOCAL LODGE 16 – GENERAL MEETING

GENERAL MEETING

SEPTEMBER 19th, 2017 TUESDAY
15:30 PM Doors open at 15:00PM
7980 RIVER ROAD, RICHMOND, BC

AGENDA ITEMS

  • Financial Report
  • Chief and District Reports

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

The General Meeting is open to all bargaining units and the members of Local Lodge 16. It is encouraged for all members to attend and participate. Please note that the quorum requirement, as per ARTICLE D SECTION 3 of the IAMAW Constitution, is set at 20 members. 

Join us on September 19th 2017 for Coffee and Doughnuts.

In solidarity,

Daniel Zamorano

Recording Secretary IAM & AW

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SECURE AVIATION TRANSPORT LOCAL LODGE 16 – SUPERVISION, DIRECTION AND CONTROL

SUPERVISION, DIRECTION AND CONTROL

Dear Members:

Please be advised that International President, Robert Martinez, Jr., has advised
that the conditions which prompted the supervision, direction and control of Local
Lodge 16, have been corrected and that effective July 6, 2017, the supervision,
direction and control has been lifted. 

The Local Lodge may now be run as an autonomous Local Lodge in accordance
with our Constitutional Law and Policy.

I would personally like to take this opportunity to thank the membership and
leadership of Local Lodge 16 for the opportunity to serve as the Trustee and
Supervisor and for your commitment and support during this transition.

In Solidarity,

Tania Canniff
General Chairperson
Transportation District 140
IAMAW

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New Westminster And District Labour Council – Labour Day 2017

Labour Day 2017

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SECURE AVIATION TRANSPORT LOCAL LODGE 16 – AIRPORT PRE-BOARD SCREENERS CONFERENCE

AIRPORT PRE-BOARD SCREENERS CONFERENCE

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

The IAMAW will be having an Airport Pre-Board Screeners Conference in Ottawa on September 24th to 27th 2017. Local Lodge 16 will be sending two (2) Screeners from the Region and four (4) from the Mainland. The purpose of this conference is to discuss the concerns facing Screeners from across Canada. 

At this time we are accepting applications from members interested in attending. Please submit letters of interest, stating your full name, airport workplace and a brief explanation of your interest in participating.

Submissions will be received at the IAM Level 4 Office at YVR or by E-mail to the Recording Secretary at dzamarano@iamaw16.ca

The DEADLINE for submissions is 08:00 am MONDAY AUGUST 28th 2017.

In Solidarity,

Daniel Zamorano
Recording Secretary LL16

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SECURE AVIATION TRANSPORT LOCAL LODGE 16 – Organizing 1 Program Postponed

Organizing 1 Program Postponed

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Local Lodge 16 regrets to inform the membership that the Organizing 1 Program at the Wipinsinger Education Centre will be postponed until further notice. The program was scheduled to take place August 20th-26th 2017; however time clearances for these particular dates prove to be exceptionally difficult. 

The Executive of Local Lodge 16 would like to thank the applicants for their interest and encourage participation for the next training opportunity.

In solidarity,

Daniel Zamorano Recording Secretary IAM & AW

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BCFED – Strike Coordinating Meeting: BCGEU vs. WE CARE Home Health

Strike Coordinating Meeting: BCGEU vs. WE CARE Home Health

Dear Officers & Strike Coordinators:

Please be advised that a strike coordinating update was held yesterday regarding an impending dispute at WE CARE Home Health. 

Picket lines are expected to be up as of Friday, August 11, 2017 at the following locations:

Surrey: #301 – 10233 153 St

Businesses located in the building:

Fraser Health

Guildford Public Health

Guildford Audiology Clinic

Manthorpe Law Offices

We Care Home Health Services

Hooker Craig Lum Group

Anika Youth Services

Abbotsford: 34194 Marshall Road

Businesses located in the building:

Abbotsford Police Department

Abbotsford Home Health (nurses)

Fraser Health Office

We Care Drug Testing

CBI group which includes We care and another physiotherapy clinic owned by CBI (parent company of we care)

The rep in charge of this dispute is Raj Shergill. Raj can be reached at 604-716-4374 or by e-mail at Rajveen.shergill@bcgeu.ca

Updates on this dispute will be provided as they become available.

IRENE LANZINGER 

President

 

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TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT 140 – STRIKE AT YYZ (ENGLISH)/GRÈVE À YYZ (FRENCH)

STRIKE AT YYZ

At approximately 9:30 pm on Thursday July 27th, the baggage and cargo handlers at Swissport in Toronto legally went on strike after bargaining talks derailed. The workers were presented with a last and final offer from Swissport that did not meet the needs of the Teamster 419 membership.

This strike is extremely disturbing as the corporation (Swissport) is widely utilizing temp workers or SCABS to work in the secured areas of the airport and that the Greater Toronto Airport Authority (GTAA) is assisting the corporation by granting the temp agency(s) Licenses to Operate at Canada’s largest airport.

Swissport began the process of hiring hundreds of replacement workers over the past couple of months allegedly claiming it was for “summer help.” Their Union has since filed an Unfair Labour Practice with the Canadian Industrial Relations Board and a hearing is scheduled on Wednesday morning (August 2nd) to discuss and hopefully address the complaint. 

Transportation District 140 of the IAMAW fully supports these workers in their struggle to reach a new agreement and denounces the use and method of replacement workers that are being implemented during this dispute.

We encourage IAM Members to show their support by walking the established picket lines at a location near your workplace. Our members can be supportive by picketing with them on your own time (such as before/after work, or days off, etc.). At the same time we underline that it is imperative that you attend work and arrive on time and return from lunch and break periods on time. It is imperative that you remove your RAIC when walking the picket lines and be mindful of your employer’s dress code policies. We don’t want to confuse the public about who is on strike so street clothes are generally the best attire when walking the picket line.

All IAM bargaining units and affiliated Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) bargaining units Union members should be advised that accepting an assignment to perform the work being struck by the Teamster 419 members will be deemed as “SCAB WORKERS.” As such, we discourage any union member from accepting an assignment to perform the work being struck and to advise your Union representatives immediately if any union member is canvassed to perform the Swissport work being struck.

Solidarity is about more than Unions. It’s about working with people on the things that matter. It is also about removing the boundaries that prevent us from working together. It is about believing that what hurts my neighbor also hurts myself, that when I need a neighbor I have no right to expect help if I have not first helped others. Without Solidarity, without considering the needs of others, we will continue to be unnoticed and taken advantage of. Solidarity is a vital step towards creating a more civilized work place and stronger airport community.

We will keep you informed of any developments in the strike action as they unfold.

In solidarity,

Michael Corrado
Regional Assistant Directing General Chairperson
Central Region

GRÈVE À YYZ

Les bagagistes et les préposés d’aire de traffic chez Swissport à Toronto sont en grève légale depuis 21h30, jeudi le 27 juillet en raison des pourparlers qui ont avortés. L’offre finale de Swissport présentée aux travailleurs ne répondait pas aux besoins des membres de la section locale 419 des Teamsters.

La grève est extrêmement préoccupante en raison du fait que la compagnie (Swissport) fait appel aux travailleurs intérimaires ou aux BRISEURS DE GRÈVE pour travailler dans les zones réglementées de l’aéroport, et que la Greater Toronto Airport Authority (GTAA) lui facilite la tâche en accordant des licences aux agences de travail intérimaire leur permettant de travailler à l’aéroport le plus grand du Canada.

Swissport a débuté l’embauche de centaines de travailleurs de remplacement au cours des derniers mois prétendant la « période estivale ». Le syndicat a par la suite déposé une plainte de pratique déloyale de travail auprès du Conseil canadien des relations industrielles et une audience est prévue pour le mercredi matin le 2 août pour discuter et, de préférence, traiter la plainte.

Le District des transports 140 de l’AIMTA appuie à fond ces travailleurs dans leur lutte pour obtenir une nouvelle entente et dénonce le recours aux travailleurs intérimaires durant cette dispute. 

Nous encourageons les membres de l’AIM à démontrer leur appui et à faire du piquetage dans un lieu à proximité de leur milieu de travail. Nos membres peuvent apporter leur soutien en les joignant sur les lignes de piquetage pendant leur temps libre (avant ou après leurs heures de travail, pendant leurs jours de congé, etc.). Parallèlement, nous soulignons qu’il est impératif que vous vous présentiez au travail et que vous soyez à l’heure après vos pauses. Il est impératif que vous retiriez votre CIZR avant de vous présenter sur les lignes de piquetage et que vous soyez attentifs aux politiques relatives au Code vestimentaire de votre employeur. Nous ne voulons pas semer la confusion dans le public sur l’identité des travailleurs qui sont en grève; les vêtements de ville sont donc la meilleure tenue pour faire du piquetage.

Tous les membres faisant partie des conventions collectives de l’AIMTA ainsi que ceux des conventions collectives affiliées au Congrès du travail du Canada sont avisés que s’ils acceptent de faire du travail des membres en grève de la section locale 419 des Teamsters, ils seront considérés « BRISEURS DE GRÈVE ». Ainsi, nous décourageons tout membre d’un syndicat d’accepter une affectation pour assurer les tâches des travailleurs en grève et nous vous demandons d’informer immédiatement vos représentants syndicaux si des membres sont sollicités pour faire du travail de Swissport qui est en grève.

La solidarité va plus loin que le mouvement syndical. Il s’agit de travailler ensemble sur ce qui compte. Il s’agit aussi d’éliminer les limitations nous empêchant de travailler ensemble. Il s’agit de prendre conscience que ce qui nuit à mon voisin me nuit également, que lorsque j’ai besoin d’aide, je ne dois pas m’attendre à en recevoir si je n’ai pas d’abord donné. Sans la solidarité, sans tenir compte des besoins des autres, nous demeurerons inaperçus et on continuera à abuser de nous. La solidarité est une étape essentielle à l’obtention d’un milieu de travail plus civilisé et vers une communauté aéroportuaire plus forte.

Nous vous informerons de la suite des événements.

En toute solidarité,

Michael Corrado
Directeur adjoint régional
Région du Centre

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SECURE AVIATION TRANSPORT LOCAL LODGE 16 – BBQ

LOCAL LODGE 16 BBQ

SEPTEMBER 4TH 2017
11:00am – 06:00pm

Local Lodge 16 will be having a BBQ at the TEMPLETON PARKING LOT on Monday September 4th 2017. Stop by for food and beverages. There will be IAMAW apparel giveaways. All Local Lodge 16 members are welcome! 

In solidarity,

Daniel Zamorano,
Recording Secretary

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