G4S – PRE-BOARD SCREENING PERSONNEL LOCAL LODGE 16 – PACIFIC REGION NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE – JANUARY 14, 2019

NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE – JANUARY 14, 2019

Dear Members:

Further to our bulletin of December 17, 2018, the parties reconvened in Mediation January 7 – 9, 2019. Your Negotiations Committee presented the Company with a comprehensive proposal, detailing your bargaining priorities. The Company’s offer continued to include several significant concessionary elements that were unacceptable. During the course of the week, some limited progress was made between the parties. Accordingly, Mediation was extended to January 11, 2019 by mutual agreement. Additional Mediation dates have been confirmed for January 21 – 23, 2019.

Your Negotiations Committee has been and continues to fight to improve upon and protect provisions of the Collective Agreement that are of critical importance to our Members, including but not limited to scheduling provisions, shift trades/pick-ups/give-aways, overtime provisions, compensation, wages and benefits. We are fighting to provide you with a tentative agreement that recognizes your contributions and rewards your hard work and commitment.

The Company’s application for an Essential Services hearing has, to date and continues to be held in abeyance.

The Negotiations Committee has decided that the Strike Vote for the Penticton Bargaining Unit, on Thursday, January 17, 2019 and the Strike Votes for the Victoria and Kelowna Bargaining Unit(s), on Friday, January 18, 2019, will be temporarily deferred. At the conclusion of the Mediation scheduled for January 21 – 23, 2019, the Negotiations Committee will make a determination regarding the rescheduling of these votes. The Strike Vote for all of the remaining Bargaining Units in the Pacific Region remains
tentatively scheduled for the week of January 28 – 30, 2019. Details pertaining to the voting location, information sessions and polling hours for each Bargaining Unit will be communicated in advance.

Your Negotiations Committee thanks your continued support, patience, solidarity 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.

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 PERSONNEL UNIT (PERIMETER) – NEGOTIATIONS COMMITTEE

NEGOTIATIONS COMMITTEE

Dear Members employed at Securiguard Security Personnel Unit (Perimeter),

Please be advised that the following members have been acclaimed to your negotiations committee;

Brother John De Silveira
Brother Ronal Ram

Please join me in congratulating and thanking these brothers for stepping up to improve working conditions for our members.

In Solidarity,


Rick Singh, President IAMAW LL 16
Email: president@iamaw16.com
Cell: 778-847-1016

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SECURE AVIATION TRANSPORT LOCAL LODGE 16 – HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019

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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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