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  • Unifor Local 2002 | Canadian Association of Labour Media
    1 13 Ballots will be printed 7 days after close of nominations 9 March 2015 Deadline for nominations NOON EST 2 March 2015 ADOBE ACROBAT READER IS REQUIRED TO VIEW THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENT ELECTION BINDER ACCS D413 Bargaining Committee Member Non Standing 15 02 16 ACCS D413 election binder HTML en txt Tags aircanada accs bargaining election Categories Latest Labour News Air Canada Notes from Negotes Issue 7 Fri 2015 02 13 14 34 PDF Notes from Negotes Moving our bargaining agenda forward Your committee had a productive couple of days as we moved our bargaining agenda forward We fully expect talks to ramp up next week as we begin bargaining in depth Record cold temperatures and staff shortages continue to take their toll on airport operations creating flight delays and cancellations long line ups and frustrated passengers We would like to thank all of the caring and dedicated employees working at airports call and journey management centres who tirelessly and professionally assist Air Canada s customers on their travels It is your professional expertise that makes Air Canada a multi award winning airline The company s desire to change certain components of our long standing practice of shift trading continues to concern our membership In spite of repeated promises Air Canada has yet to officially address the issue in the workplace creating much consternation Given that Air Canada says that this issue is a priority their lethargic response to communicate the issues are somewhat confusing And frustrating for our members The priority of your committee is to continue to keep you informed as much as is possible as we progress through these negotiations In solidarity YOUR AIR CANADA BARGAINING COMMITTEE Veronica Kelly Pacific region Joanne oulet Western region Frances Galambosy Chairperson Central region Benoit Lapointe Eastern region Tammy Moore Atlantic region Cheryl Robinson Local 2002 President Leslie Dias National Representative Connect with Unifor 2002 on social media 15 02 06 Air Canada notes from negotes HTML en txt Categories Latest Labour News Aeroplan bargaining committee meets with company to mitigate recent announcements Thu 2015 02 12 11 04 The Aeroplan bargaining committee met with the company on February 12 2015 to discuss the recent announcements regarding layoffs and adjustments to shift trading Unifor presented a variety of proposals that would minimize the impact of the layoffs on our membership and the customers they serve Some progress was made and we will continue to push for the best possible outcome for our membership The flexibility our members have enjoyed for many decades with our current shift trade practices is an extremely important issue We are determined to continue discussions in order to find solutions that meet the obligations and interests of all parties We understand your concerns and will continue to keep you posted regarding any further developments In solidarity Your Aeroplan bargaining committee Alenka Karkling Jane Winfield Vince De Sua Stephen Lussier Categories Latest Labour News Servisair and Swissport workers name Unifor as their union Wed 2015 02 11 14 00 We are pleased to announce the results of the Servisair Swissport representational vote Workers have clearly chosen Unifor as their union The CIRB Canada Industrial Relations Board conducted this vote as a result of the acquisition of Servisair by Swissport in 2013 Workers were asked to choose which union Unifor or Steelworkers would best represent them Results of the vote are as follows USW 119 Unifor 336 More than a year ago Servisair purchased Handlex which triggered a representational vote between Unifor then CAW and the IAM When the vote was concluded workers had chosen CAW now Unifor Today we are once again honoured that workers have chosen Unifor as their union said Unifor local 2002 president Cheryl Robinson This has been a long and turbulent process for workers at Servisair With this representational vote now concluded Unifor can focus all of its efforts on representing our members needs and resolving issues with management as well as offering stability in a difficult industry Many of our sisters and brothers in the workplace worked hard to make this victory possible Unifor would like to thank everyone involved in this representational vote For more information or to contact a Unifor representative please visit the Unifor local 2002 website unifor2002 org Connect with Unifor 2002 on social media 15 02 11 Servisair and Swissport workers name Unifor HTML en txt Categories Latest Labour News Bullying is toxic Period Tue 2015 02 10 07 32 Bullying is hurtful and harms people It is toxic repeated behaviour that takes away a person s sense of dignity and emotional safety It is not a bit of fun and contrary to popular belief growing a thicker skin does not repel it Bullying behaviour includes The spreading of rumours malicious gossip and innuendo Ignoring and excluding a person Targeting a person for ridicule or to smear their reputation Constant criticizing demeaning belittling or embarrassing a person Cyber bullying is all of the above But by spewing their venom over the internet through Facebook and other social media sites the bully is able to spread their poison faster and to a larger audience There have been many studies conducted about workplace bullying over time But one thing is for sure the effects are often irreparably damaging We can t control bullying behaviour but we can choose to take a stand against it On February 25 2015 for the sixth year in a row Local 2002 will celebrate Pink Shirt Day in workplaces across the country In the past our members and even their managers have worn pink ties hats boas ribbons handed out pink pens drank pink lemonade and hosted bake sales Phew It s enough to make a bully take flight This year we hope that together we will make the biggest splashiest statement against bulling ever Mark February 25 in your calendars and start to think PINK For more information please contact Cate Moss Local 2002 Human Rights Co ordinator Categories Latest Labour News Representational vote for Toronto Swissport and Servisair workers closes Tue 2015 02 10 03 46 The representation vote for Swissport and Servisair workers officially closed at 4 p m on February 9 2015 The CIRB has informed us that the ballot boxes are sealed and the results are still unknown There have been some challenges to the voter s list and the CIRB will follow due process to ensure that everyone who is eligible to vote has their ballot counted While we have no control over how long this process will take rest assured that our legal department is involved in every step and we will advise you as soon as the results are released We want to thank everyone for their patience and support throughout this process We recognize it has been challenging having two votes within such a short time of each other and that most members just want to move ahead and get back to their regular lives knowing they have a strong union to represent them along the way We will continue to keep you informed In solidarity Cheryl Robinson President Local 2002 Categories Latest Labour News Jazz Technical Services D712 election notice District Chairperson Mon 2015 02 09 10 00 To Local 2002 Members Jazz Technical Services D712 From Unifor Local 2002 Subject Election for the following position s District Chairperson NOTICE OF WRIT FOR ELECTION This notice is to advise all members of Unifor Local 2002 that in accordance with the Bylaws of Unifor Local 2002 an election will take place for the above mentioned position s The term of office for all elected officers of Unifor Local 2002 except for bargaining committees is three 3 years and begins on the first day of the month following the election Bylaws Article 4 1 06 Vacancies filled during the term of office shall not exceed the original three 3 year term ending October 31 2014 Bylaws Article 4 1 08 Any member in good standing may run for election for the position by submitting a completed nomination form to the Unifor Local 2002 office via Fax 905 678 0100 or 1 866 635 5956 Email admin2 unifor2002 org Nominations must be received no later than NOON EST on 23 February 2015 Nominees MUST confirm that the nomination was received by calling the Local s office 905 678 1551 or 1 888 226 8885 All candidates shall be able to withdraw their nomination no later than NOON EST on 27 February 2015 Deadline for nominations NOON EST 23 February 2015 ADOBE ACROBAT READER IS REQUIRED TO VIEW THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENT ELECTION BINDER Jazz Technical Services election District Chairperson D712 15 02 09 Jazz Technical Services dc D712 election binder HTML en txt Tags jazz technical election central dc Categories Latest Labour News Jazz CSA ACS election notice Bargaining Committee Member Standing Mon 2015 02 09 07 00 To Local 2002 Members Jazz CSA ACS From Unifor Local 2002 Subject Election for the following position s Bargaining Committee Member Standing NOTICE OF WRIT FOR ELECTION This notice is to advise all members of Unifor Local 2002 that in accordance with the Bylaws of Unifor Local 2002 an election will take place for the above mentioned position s The Bargaining Committee shall assume office the first day of the month following completion of the election Any member in good standing may run for election for the position by submitting a completed nomination form to the Unifor Local 2002 office via Fax 905 678 0100 or 1 866 635 5956 Email admin2 unifor2002 org Candidates may submit a Statement of Qualifications Read the Candidate Statement Guidelines for details Nominations must be received no later than NOON EST on 23 February 2015 Nominees MUST confirm that the nomination was received by calling the Local s office 905 678 1551 or 1 888 226 8885 All candidates shall be able to withdraw their nomination no later than NOON EST on 27 February 2015 Deadline for nominations NOON EST 23 February 2015 ADOBE ACROBAT READER IS REQUIRED TO VIEW THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENT ELECTION BINDERS Jazz bargaining committee member ACS Jazz bargaining committee member Pacific Jazz bargaining committee member Western except YQT Jazz bargaining committee member Central and YQT Jazz bargaining committee member Quebec Jazz bargaining committee member Atlantic 15 02 09 Jazz bargaining committee election binder HTML en txt Tags jazz election bargaining pacific western central quebec atlantic Categories Latest Labour News Air Canada Notes from Negotes February 6 2015 Fri 2015 02 06 11 15 PDF Notes from Negotes Air Canada bargaining progress slow but steady Since bargaining opened on January 26 2015 your bargaining committee has been able to sign off on a few of the simpler proposals We returned to the table on Tuesday February 3 determined to continue our progress only to discover that Air Canada had terminated their chief negotiator The company requested a brief adjournment in order to bring their team up to speed Our goal has not changed On Thursday we met with Air Canada s new chief negotiator John Beveridge to map out the itinerary for the next few weeks This change in leadership on the company s side has not distracted or influenced the committee in anyway Your bargaining representatives are driven to achieve a negotiated settlement that meets our membership s needs Our cross country check in calls continue to be an invaluable resource These weekly calls enable your bargaining committee to keep regional vice presidents updated and most importantly hear what you our membership are talking about Shift trading raises concerns Air Canada s intention to make changes to shift trading have raised huge concerns for our members At the time of this update the company still has not issued a promised bulletin to employees explaining their position on the matter This has created a void of information that has been filled with leaked documents and suppositions We know that our members hold shift trading close to their hearts As with any contentious issue there are varying opinions regarding the impact the company s actions will have Our Unifor legal department is investigating this complex matter and we will keep you informed of any developments As bargaining continues there will be many issues that arise some will be red flags and others will be red herrings We will not let this divide or sway us from our objective to secure a solid contract for all members Stay united resist rumours and get the facts read Notes from Negotes and subscribe at unifor2002 org for e news alerts YOUR AIR CANADA BARGAINING COMMITTEE Veronica Kelly Pacific region Joanne oulet Western region Frances Galambosy Chairperson Central region Benoit Lapointe Eastern region Tammy Moore Atlantic region Cheryl Robinson Local 2002 President Leslie Dias National Representative Connect with Unifor 2002 on social media 15 02 06 Air Canada notes from negotes HTML en txt Categories Latest Labour News Air Canada cuts employees to the core with shift trading limitations Wed 2015 02 04 08 42 It has come to our attention that Air Canada intends to severely limit our past practice of shift trading Shift trading is a long standing tradition at Air Canada and has created a flexible win win environment for both the employer and employees who are better able to accommodate a volatile 24 7 airline operation while juggling other responsibilities This matter is extremely complex since it involves multiple collective agreements and legal components Our Unifor legal department is on high alert and is currently investigating the company s claims of illegal irregularities in the current shift trading process This is no April fool s joke Air Canada plans to inflict these drastic restrictions on our membership s ability to shift trade by April 1 2015 In spite of the company s bullying tactics rest assured this issue is far from over The union has demanded that the company fully disclose their intentions to their employees Meanwhile we will continue to look for avenues to secure the protection of our shift trade rights In solidarity Your Air Canada Bargaining Committee Veronica Kelly Pacific region Joanne Goulet Western region Frances Galambosy Chairperson Central region Benoit Lapointe Eastern region Tammy Moore Atlantic region Cheryl Robinson Local 2002 President Leslie Dias National Representative Categories Latest Labour News African Heritage Black History Month Mon 2015 02 02 04 01 Unifor Human Rights Department Unifor joins with people of African heritage in the celebration of Black History Month Every February communities across the country hold festivals and events to focus our collective attention on the role that Black individuals and communities have played in building a stronger better more diversified Canada We celebrate the milestones achievements and tremendous contributions that peoples of African descent have made in industry the arts science politics and the labour movement We recognize that each of these contributions is of increased significance as it has been made in the context of struggle against racial prejudice and barriers As workers we have seen the history of the union movement and Black history converge at our weakest when whites only unions forced Black workers to organize independent unions and at our strongest when Black workers have led the working class to resist attempts by employers to divide us based on race and ethnicity For trade unionists Black History Month offers an opportunity to listen to learn and to participate in special events programs and conversations that highlight the struggles and resistance of Black workers in Canada Black lives matter yesterday today and tomorrow Racial justice means much more than a simple notion of equality Racial justice takes into account the history of unequal relations in Canada and seeks to challenge ongoing patterns of discrimination inequality and systemic racism Unifor Policy on Racial Justice Categories Latest Labour News Servisair members in Toronto say YES to new collective agreement Sun 2015 02 01 04 00 Unifor Local 2002 is pleased to announce that the membership of Servisair District 318 have ratified their new collective agreement by 73 per cent The results are as follows YES 73 NO 26 7 Spoiled Ballots 3 These are very challenging times for airport ground handling operations says Local 2002 President Cheryl Robinson Kudos to the entire bargaining committee who worked tirelessly to achieve a solid agreement that makes progress and provides security for their membership The collective agreement will be in effect for three years and expires January 29 2018 For more information please contact Theresa Amicarelli Executive Assistant Unifor Local 2002 Categories Latest Labour News Aeroplan announces layoffs Fri 2015 01 30 09 15 Aeroplan announced today at the UMHQ massive layoffs numbers of 116 members representing over 18 of the workforce citing a reduction in call volume The company also advised the union of their intended consolidation of all support work to Montreal forcing the closure of the support department in Vancouver affecting over 60 Unifor members The company also advised there will be adjustments to the current shift trading process to ensure they are complying with legal obligations effective April 1 2015 A committee comprised of the bargaining committee and company representatives will work on options ensuring that the shift trading rights that currently exist will be respected within the new process The union believes these cuts are far too deep and the company is ignoring the fact that service levels will be negatively affected We recognize the impact this shocking news will have on our members lives and families and we will continue to work to minimize this through pushing the use of all possible voluntary mitigation options For more information please contact Josée Genois Executive Assistant Unifor Local 2002 Connect with Unifor 2002 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  • Unifor Local 2002 | Canadian Association of Labour Media
    maintained that in order to remain in business in Toronto it would require further assistance and sacrifice from its employees As a result of these unfair demands negotiations broke down The union filed a Notice of Dispute with the Canada Industrial Relations Board CIRB on January 19 2015 As a result a federal conciliator will be appointed to by the Office of the Minister of Labour to assist with bargaining for 60 days followed by 21 days of mediation These are the steps required in order to be in a legal strike position Due to the extremely competitive ground handling environment at the GTAA ATS has been unable to secure contracts in Toronto and is currently handling only United Airlines and Icelandair membership numbers have shrunk from a robust 450 to under 150 This has been the trend in Toronto ground handling for many years as contracts are lost and won The casualties are the workers who ride this rickety roller coaster from handler to handler with no successor rights It is time that ATS members were rewarded for their loyalty and dedication to this company They need to be protected from this uncertainty with guarantees on wages and benefits No one wins in this race to the bottom as workers migrate from one employer to another for minimum wages and little to no benefits ATS workers are integral members of the airport community and they deserve better for themselves and their families ATS members deserve a fair deal In solidarity Your ATS Bargaining Committee David Olawale Erica Bonnick Dinesh Sehgal Theresa Amicarelli Local 2002 Executive Assistant Cheryl Robinson Local 2002 President Leslie Dias Unifor National Representative Categories Latest Labour News Bargaining committee tells Servisair not to play with people s lives Mon 2015 01 19 17 11 After several weeks hiatus your district 318 bargaining committee returned to the bargaining table with Servisair to discuss monetary proposals In his preamble to the committee Swissport s Director of Labour Relations Philippe Levesque Groleau advised the union that the goal of the company was to look for long term solutions to stay competitive set the tone for the future and to bring down average wages which are pretty high in Toronto It was a discouraging start to the first of three days of negotiations The bargaining committee was then stunned and incensed by the company s aggressive proposals which included a wage grid that would see employees max out at less than current one year levels no pay for training until it is completed and those employees who can still afford to operate a vehicle must pay half of their parking costs This is not about making Swissport competitive responded National Representative Leslie Dias This is about restructuring an entire workforce Dias said that this frontline attack to dismantle workplace conditions of workers is precisely what the International Transport Worker s Federation ITF is battling Seeking to create a global framework that establishes standards applied on a worldwide basis are the goals of the ITF We certainly did not expect and will not accept that Canada would set the minimum of what those standards would look like The entire committee feels that this was an unreasonable offer that we cannot in all good conscience bring back to our members said Local 2002 President Cheryl Robinson The bargaining committee countered the company s demands with a fair and balanced proposal that allows Swissport to be competitive while addressing the issues and benefits of importance to members We have two days left to bargain concluded Cheryl Robinson If the company chooses not to respect and recognize the loyalty and hard work of our members then we have no choice but to take a strike vote The committee meets again on January 21 and 22 We will continue to keep you apprised of all developments In solidarity Your District 318 Bargaining Committee Antonietta Caicedo Ranne Rose Ferry Frank La Cavera Scarlet Kesserouany Jerry Miaskiewicz Theresa Amicarelli Local 2002 Executive Assistant Cheryl Robinson Local 2002 President Leslie Dias Unifor National Representative Categories Latest Labour News Air Canada D401 Election notice Health and Safety Vice Chairpersons Mon 2015 01 19 09 00 To Local 2002 Members Air Canada D401 From Unifor Local 2002 Subject Election for the following position s 1 Health and Safety Representative 3 Vice Chairpersons NOTICE OF WRIT FOR ELECTION This notice is to advise all members of Unifor Local 2002 that in accordance with the Bylaws of Unifor Local 2002 an election will take place for the above mentioned position s The term of office for all elected officers of Unifor Local 2002 except for bargaining committees is three 3 years and begins on the first day of the month following the election Bylaws Article 4 1 06 Vacancies filled during the term of office shall not exceed the original three 3 year term ending October 31 2014 Bylaws Article 4 1 08 Any member in good standing may run for election for the position by submitting a completed nomination form to the Unifor Local 2002 Office via Fax 905 678 0100 or 1 866 635 5956 Email kerry unifor2002 org Nominations must be received no later than NOON EST on 2 February 2015 Nominees MUST confirm that the nomination was received by calling the Local s office 905 678 1551 or 1 888 226 8885 All candidates shall be able to withdraw their nomination 72 hours prior to printing of ballots as per Bylaw 4 1 13 Ballots will be printed 7 days after close of nominations 9 February 2015 Deadline for nominations NOON EST 2 February 2015 ADOBE ACROBAT READER IS REQUIRED TO VIEW THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENT ELECTION BINDERS Air Canada election District 401 Health and Safety Air Canada election District 401 Health and Safety 15 01 19 Air Canada D401 VC HS election binder HTML en txt Tags aircanada election healthandsafety hs vicechairperson vc Categories Latest Labour News Servisair workers deserve security this New Year Fri 2015 01 16

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    of Qualifications Read the Candidate Statement Guidelines for details Nominations must be received no later than NOON EST on 13 April 2015 Nominees MUST confirm that the nomination was received by calling the Local s office 905 678 1551 or 1 888 226 8885 All candidates shall be able to withdraw their nomination no later than NOON EST on 17 April 2015 Deadline for nominations NOON EST 13 April 2015 ADOBE ACROBAT READER IS REQUIRED TO VIEW THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENT ELECTION BINDER Aeroplan D104 Bargaining Committee Member Non Standing 15 03 30 AE D104 bc election binder HTML en txt Tags aeroplan bargainingcommittee bc election Categories Latest Labour News Aeroplan D404 election notice Bargaining Committee Member Non Standing Mon 2015 03 30 02 00 To Local 2002 Members Aeroplan D404 From Unifor Local 2002 Subject Election for the following position s Bargaining Committee Member Non Standing NOTICE OF WRIT FOR ELECTION This notice is to advise all members of Unifor Local 2002 that in accordance with the Bylaws of Unifor Local 2002 an election will take place for the above mentioned position s The Bargaining Committee shall assume office immediately following completion of the election The term of office ends April 30 2018 Any member in good standing may run for election for the position by submitting a completed nomination form to the Unifor Local 2002 office via Fax 905 678 0100 or 1 866 635 5956 Email admin2 unifor2002 org Candidates may submit a Statement of Qualifications Read the Candidate Statement Guidelines for details Nominations must be received no later than NOON EST on 13 April 2015 Nominees MUST confirm that the nomination was received by calling the Local s office 905 678 1551 or 1 888 226 8885 All candidates shall be able to withdraw their nomination no later than NOON EST on 17 April 2015 Deadline for nominations NOON EST 13 April 2015 ADOBE ACROBAT READER IS REQUIRED TO VIEW THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENT ELECTION BINDER Aeroplan D404 Bargaining Committee Member Non Standing 15 03 30 AE D404 bc election binder HTML en txt Tags aeroplan bargainingcommittee bc election Categories Latest Labour News Unifor opens bargaining with American Airlines Fri 2015 03 27 12 30 The Unifor bargaining committee met with American Airlines on March 26 and 27 to formally open collective bargaining The Company advised the Union of some significant dates as they move forward to a single aircraft operating certificate AOC at which point American Airlines and US Airways will merge and become American Airlines The anticipated date for the Federal Aviation Administration FAA to issue an AOC is April 8 2015 At this point the Company will advise the Canada Industrial Relations Board CIRB the Union and other interested parties of the new AOC As a reminder on September 25 2014 the CIRB recognized Unifor s application as bargaining agent for all employees of American Airlines Inc excluding office clerical and sales employees airport services managers those above the rank of airport services manager and any employees covered by Board order no 9906 U Included in this decision was the outstanding issue of single employer The Company discussed its interest for a new collective agreement A long term agreement Compensation that is competitive on a market basis and does not contain variable pay e g profit sharing Competitive work rules Flexibility in job functions A preference for a defined contribution pension plan to align with other employee work groups in the New American Airlines The Company supported the Union s position regarding the application of date of hire for the new Company i e American Airlines Further the Union understands that a change to a single AOC for the new airline will likely result in the CIRB reviewing our bargaining unit certificate As such no additional bargaining dates have been scheduled as of today The Union tabled issues that were raised by our members utilizing the surveys and information discussed at our base meetings The issues tabled were 1 Seniority Merging of seniority lists date of hire Use of seniority e g scheduling vacation bidding OT callout etc 2 Layoff Recall Layoff by reverse order of seniority Recall by seniority 5 year recall periodd 3 Contracting out There will be no contracting out of scope work 4 Part Time Back to back P T shifts equaling F T shifts Ratio of F T to P T Min Max hours of work 5 Vacation Days off to days off Vacation bidding Increase of vacation allotment Flex week 6 Statutory Holidays 7 Sick Increase in number of sick days No cap on unused sick days Doctors notes Attendance Mangt Medical Issues traveling to corp Doctor in Chicago Payout of unused sick days on retirement 8 Hours of work Scheduling committee Shift bidding Overtime i Offer down force up ii Equalization of overtime Meal and relief breaks Shift trade policy Shift Extensions Travel Time airport processing time 9 Job postings Filing of vacancies 10 Leads No discipline of members Selection process Increase pay 11 Compensation Pay raise Profit sharing Shift premium 12 Severance pay Increase weeks per year of service 13 Passes retirement pass privileges and service recognition confirmed flight passes at anniversary milestones 14 Benefits Health Short Term Disability and LTD Life Dental AD D 15 Pension 16 Other issues Credit Union Associate Credit Union Chairs at the ATO Ticket Counter Uniforms i Initial allotment of uniforms issued free ii Increase annual purchase amount iii Company to cover cost of cleaning uniforms Grievance Process Arbitration i Steps in the process ii List of agreed upon arbitrators iii Expedited Process Dues deductions Union Membership Union Time i Bargaining ii Training iii Convention iv Salary continuance etc Harassment Language Probationary period Labour Mangt Meetings i Nationally and by base Other leaves Paid and Unpaid i Maternity Parental Jury Duty Bereavement Personal Special Leaves of Absence etc Unifor along with your bargaining committee will be holding membership meetings in the near future to discuss the effect of a new operating certificate representation and future bargaining In Solidarity Mary Santarelli Chairperson Bargaining Committee Judith Pumple Bargaining Committee Rep Montreal Julia Leguia Bargaining Committee Rep Toronto Ashley Watkins Assistant to President Local 2002 Ron Smith Director Transportation Unifor Josephine Petcher National Representative Unifor Categories Latest Labour News Notes from negotes Issue 12 Fri 2015 03 27 10 20 PDF Notes from Negotes Despite slow progress for several weeks negotiations took a turn this week and are heating up Senior Air Canada Officials as well as your Local President Cheryl Robinson and National Leadership have joined the bargaining table to increase the authority and expertise to make key decisions in the coming days The Bargaining Committee will be meeting with the company through the weekend This week the company and the union exchanged monetary proposals for consideration Over the next few days the Committee will be spending long hours to continue to negotiate an agreement that makes improvements for all of our members The Committee is making some progress on the issue of shift trades and are able to report that the implementation date for positive pay has been delayed beyond April 1 In solidarity Your Air Canada Bargaining Committee Veronica Kelly Pacific region Joanne Goulet Western region Frances Galambosy Chairperson Central region Benoit Lapointe Eastern region Tammy Moore Atlantic region Cheryl Robinson Local 2002 President Leslie Dias National Representative Connect with Unifor 2002 on social media 15 03 27 Air Canada notes from negotes HTML en txt Categories Latest Labour News Unifor demonstration in support of Servisair workers Thu 2015 03 26 19 00 On Wednesday March 25 Unifor activists participated in a mass demonstration at the Greater Toronto Airport Authority headquarters Activists from as far as Windsor and Oshawa attended to protest the unfair termination of 282 Servisair workers who service passengers with special needs at Pearson Airport These workers are the casualties of contract flipping a process that occurs every three years when the airport authority offers service contracts up for tender When the contract is awarded to a new provider the existing employees have no protection or successor rights GTAA s despicable practice of contract flipping plays havoc with workers lives says Local 2002 President Cheryl Robinson People are not disposable we all deserve stability and job security Although encouraged to reapply for their jobs no guarantee of employment has been offered by Toronto Ground Airport Services TGAS the new service provider Many are afraid to speak up about this injustice in case they jeopardize future opportunities Said one I ve worked very hard helping passengers for more than 10 years and now the new company decided not to hire me at the unfair job fair I am so thankful for all of the support from our union and I just hope everyone can get their jobs back Pearson is the largest airport in Canada facilitating 400 000 flights a year and over 38 6 million passengers it employs a community of 40 000 people many of whom are left vulnerable in this unfair unstable contract bidding process Last year 80 IMPARK members were terminated and only a handful retained employment with the new employer In 2012 members from Jervis B WEBB who maintain the baggage systems had to reapply for their jobs at much lower rates of pay when another company took over that contract Unifor was successful in persuading the GTAA to retain Webb as the service provider securing the work of nearly 100 workers There are no winners in this relentless race to the bottom not the passengers the employers and certainly not the workers Unifor is determined to stop this downward spiral Yesterday while activists marched around the GTAA headquarters proudly waving red Unifor flags Assistants to the National President Jenny Ahn and Shane Wark Membership Mobilization and Political Action Director Roland Kiehne and Cheryl Robinson President of Unifor 2002 met with GTAA Vice President of Labour Relations Nicole Deloges and Craig Bradbrook acting CEO Unifor leadership told Deloges that the airport authority has the opportunity to right this wrong by developing an agreement with the new service provider that offers employment to Servisair workers Workers should follow the work says Roland Kiehne They deserve to be offered full employment regardless of who wins the contract GTAA stated today that they will not require TGAS to make offers of employment to terminated Servisair workers but will continue to encourage them to hire as many as possible The position of Unifor remains the same all Servisair ACAP workers deserve offers of employment We will continue to fight for these workers and to work towards ensuring all workers that are subject to the RFP process are a priority in the process Categories Latest Labour News Unifor protests imminent airport layoffs Thu 2015 03 26 05 21 With more than 280 jobs on the line Unifor held a protest at the offices of the Greater Toronto Airport Authority today March 25 2015 The union is calling on the GTAA to require offers of employment to the low wage workers that will be out of a job due to a change in the contract for those who service seniors and passengers with special needs at the airport These loyal workers will be thrown out of a job next month That s unfair to them and unfair to the seniors and special needs passengers who rely on experienced service said Jerry Dias Unifor s National President Unifor is accusing the GTAA of contract flipping the legal but unethical practice of switching service providers every few years to minimize costs Every time a new contract begins employees must re apply for their job and face uncertainty or unemployment This month the GTAA opened a tendering process for the contract to assist seniors passengers with special needs The contract was awarded to Toronto Ground Airport Services TGAS which has made no employment commitment to the 280 employees working for the contract s previous provider Servisair The successorship rights that normally apply to the sale of a business do not apply in the federal sector with third party contracts The GTAA is ultimately responsible for these mass layoffs It must take responsibility for the turmoil caused in the lives of these workers said Dias Unifor is Canada s largest union in the private sector representing more than 305 000 workers It was formed Labour Day weekend 2013 when the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications Energy and Paperworkers unions merged SOURCE Unifor For further information Unifor Communications Representative Ian Boyko at 778 903 6549 cell or Ian Boyko Unifor org Categories Latest Labour News Jazz CSA ACS Bargaining Committee election results Wed 2015 03 25 09 30 The results of the Jazz CSA ACS bargaining committee standing are as follows JAZZ CSA PACIFIC REGION Ken White Acclaimed Christine Bower Withdrawn JAZZ CSA WESTERN REGION NO NOMINATIONS JAZZ CSA CENTRAL REGION Denise Cochrane Acclaimed JAZZ CSA EASTERN REGION Lucie Lapierre Acclaimed JAZZ CSA ATLANTIC REGION Danny Doucet 17 votes Lee Kempster 23 votes Elected JAZZ ACS ALL REGIONS Karl De Wit Acclaimed The new bargaining committee will take office on April 1 2015 We would like to thank all candidates for their participation For more information please contact Unifor Local 2002 Elections Committee 15 03 25 Jazz CSA ACS bargaining committee election results HTML en txt Categories Latest Labour News Servisair District 418 bargaining update Tue 2015 03 24 10 56 Since bargaining for District 418 reconvened on March 10 your union the company and a federally appointed conciliator have been meeting steadily The collective agreement for approximately 250 Servisair members who work as customer service agents at Montreal s Trudeau Airport expired February 2014 Since bargaining commenced nearly a year ago the goal of the committee has been to reach a tentative agreement that makes progress for our members This is proving extremely difficult as the employer wants to make drastic changes to the existing contract In spite of this your committee remains focused on our agenda and is optimistic that we will reach an agreement in the near future We will continue to keep you informed In solidarity Your District 418 Bargaining committee Filomena Bruno Guyllaume Brun Corinne Comeau Melanie Da Silva Theresa Amicarelli Local 2002 Assistant to the President Josee Genois Local 2002 Assistant to the President Cheryl Robinson Local 2002 President Leslie Dias Unifor National Representative Categories Latest Labour News MASS DEMONSTRATION at GTAA Tue 2015 03 24 03 50 This demonstration is in support of our Local 2002 members employed by Swissport at Pearson Airport Wednesday March 25 2015 10 00am 12 30pm Greater Toronto Airport Authority GTAA 3111 Convair Drive Toronto This call to action is against the GTAA for their despicable treatment of these workers Every three years the GTAA engages in a retendering process of our members work to different employers resulting in our members having to start over at minimum wage with no benefits This unfair treatment of these workers must STOP Please mobilize as many of your activists as you possibly can to participate Should your local union require a bus please contact Terry Farrell by email at terry farrell unifor org or by cell 416 662 0112 Thank you for your immediate attention to this very important action Categories Latest Labour News Notes from negotes Issue 11 Fri 2015 03 20 14 30 PDF Notes from Negotes Negotiations have followed a slow and sometimes turbulent course since opening on January 26 2015 Just weeks into the process Air Canada replaced their chief negotiator and then at the end of February they filed for conciliation This week the addition of two government conciliators Barney Dobbins and Kim Beemer along with several senior representatives from Air Canada including Kevin Howlett who has 30 years of experience in labour relations in the airlines and others from the finance department will set negotiations on a steadier path as the committee moves our agenda forward The bargaining committee will continue to work diligently with Air Canada and the conciliators in order to achieve a contract that makes progress for our members Changes to the shift trading process remains an issue of great consternation to our members and there are still many unresolved issues yet to be determined There are rumours circulating in workplaces regarding a change to the proposed April 1 implementation To date the company has not confirmed any alternative dates or plans of action to your committee Wheelchair related work at Pearson Airport is an ongoing topic If this issue isn t resolved at the bargaining table Unifor has secured an arbitration date of April 30 2015 where the dispute will be heard by an arbitrator who will examine both sides of the dispute and render a binding decision If you have a bargaining question pertaining to workplace issues or ongoing negotiations please contact your district chairperson or regional vice president who will table them during our weekly conference calls As the bargaining process unfolds the bargaining committee will continue to keep our members updated However in order to protect the integrity of the negotiations the committee cannot discuss specific details with the membership while in collective bargaining Rest assured as your elected bargaining committee that when we sit across the table from the company in negotiations we represent your best interests at all times In solidarity Your Air Canada Bargaining Committee Veronica Kelly Pacific region Joanne Goulet Western region Frances Galambosy Chairperson Central region Benoit Lapointe Eastern region Tammy Moore Atlantic region Cheryl Robinson Local 2002 President Leslie Dias National Representative Connect with Unifor 2002 on social media 15 03 20 Air Canada notes from negotes HTML en txt Categories Latest Labour News Morningstar Air Express District 399 reaches tentative agreement Fri 2015 03 20 12 27 Your Morningstar bargaining committee has reached a tentative agreement with the company and will be holding a ratification meeting on Saturday April 11 2015 Since collective bargaining commenced on January 5 the committee and company have met on

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  • Hospital Employees Union | Canadian Association of Labour Media
    to make others feel small Wed 2015 02 25 03 00 February 10 2015 Members and staff of the Hospital Employees Union will show their support by wearing pink including the union s It isn t big to make others feel small T shirts as part of a national solidarity protest against harassment and bullying on the 8th Annual Pink Shirt Anti bullying Day Wednesday February 25 Printer friendly version read more Categories Latest Labour News British Columbians health care needs sold short in provincial budget that lacks vision Tue 2015 02 17 17 09 February 17 2015 Despite critical needs to invest in seniors care upgrade health infrastructure and address hospital overcrowding the provincial government has tabled another budget that shortchanges British Columbians says the Hospital Employees Union read more Categories Latest Labour News Private sector bargaining Delegates determined to make a difference in their workplaces Thu 2015 02 12 17 50 February 12 2015 More than 130 HEU members gathered together at the Sheraton Airport Hotel in Richmond on February 11 and 12 to participate in the union s second Independent Private Sector Bargaining Conference where they set future priorities and developed campaign strategies to advance their bargaining goals Printer friendly version PDF read more Categories Latest Labour News 175 family supporting jobs at risk as Interior Health seeks to privatize hospital laundry services Wed 2015 02 11 14 22 HEU will work with affected communities to protect quality jobs and services February 11 2015 The Interior Health Authority will issue bid documents later this week that could result in the loss of in house hospital laundry services along with 175 family supporting jobs in 11 communities workers were told this morning The move comes at the end of a 90 day consultation period mandated under the health authority s collective agreement with the Hospital Employees Union during which alternatives to contracting out were considered Printer friendly version PDF read more Categories Latest Labour News International Women s Day Let s put women s issues on the federal election agenda Tue 2015 02 10 18 27 March 4 2015 Every March 8 HEU joins in solidarity with the global community to recognize women s achievements raise awareness about women s issues and advocate for more equality as we celebrate International Women s Day IWD As a social justice union HEU has fought for decades to achieve pay equity eradicate gender based wage discrimination lobby for a national child care program and defend women s rights economically socially and politically Printer Friendly Version read more Categories Latest Labour News International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination March 21 Tue 2015 02 10 14 48 March 20 2015 On March 21 1960 white South African police fired more than 700 shots at peaceful black demonstrators who were protesting discriminatory pass laws in the Sharpeville Township of South Africa Sixty nine people were killed and 180 wounded Almost all were shot in the back Printer Friendly Version read more Categories

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  • University of Western Ontario Staff Association | Canadian Association of Labour Media
    a Presentation of the Proposed 2015 2016 Budget for Approval b Appointment of the Auditor for the 2014 2015 Financial Statements 6 Reports of Other Officers a Non Confidence Vote John Critchley 7 Reports of Standing Committees 8 Reports of Special Committees 9 Any Unfinished Business from Previous Meetings 10 New Business 11 Adjournment Please bring your Western ID card to gain admittance to the meeting You are entitled to two hours away from work including your regularly scheduled meal period to attend this meeting In addition if you work away from main campus you are entitled to up to one hour of additional time for travel This time does not need to be made up available in the Members Only area of the UWOSA website www uwosa ca available for review in the UWOSA office prior to the meeting Categories Latest Labour News UWOSA Annual General Meeting Thursday April 9th Mon 2015 03 30 13 27 To all UWOSA members Following is the notice and agenda for the 2015 Annual General Meeting The documents accompanying the agenda can be found under the Member Area link on the UWOSA website www uwosa ca You must be logged into the website in order to access the Member Area If you cannot log in or would like paper copies of the agenda and documents please contact Mary Hay at ext 85089 or mary hay uwosa ca THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO STAFF ASSOCIATION NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Thursday April 9 2014 Social Science Centre Rom 2050 12 00 to 2 00 pm AGENDA 1 Approval of the Agenda 2 Approval of the Minutes of the General Meeting held December 4 2014 3 Business Arising out of the Minutes 4 President s Report Karen Foullong 5 Report of the Treasurer Rob Fournier a Presentation of the Proposed 2015 2016 Budget for Approval b Appointment of the Auditor for the 2014 2015 Financial Statements 6 Reports of Other Officers 7 Reports of Standing Committees 8 Reports of Special Committees 9 Any Unfinished Business from Previous Meetings 10 New Business 11 Adjournment Please bring your Western ID card to gain admittance to the meeting You are entitled to two hours away from work including your regularly scheduled meal period to attend this meeting In addition if you work away from main campus you are entitled to up to one hour of additional time for travel This time does not need to be made up available in the Members Only area of the UWOSA website www uwosa ca available for review in the UWOSA office prior to the meeting Categories Latest Labour News Updated Seniority List Available Tue 2015 03 03 15 36 A new seniority list complete to January 1 2015 has now been posted in the Member Area of the UWOSA website www uwosa ca You must be logged in to access the Member Area If you do not have your login information please contact Mary Hay ext 85089 or email mary hay

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  • UFCW Canada | Canadian Association of Labour Media
    Canada sisters from across the province gathered for an empowering two days of workshops and information sharing at the UFCW Saskatchewan Women s Conference Categories Latest Labour News UFCW Canada stands in solidarity with striking instructors at York and University of Toronto Tue 2015 03 10 11 43 Toronto March 10 2015 Canada s leading and most progressive union the United Food and Commercial Workers is standing in full solidarity with striking teaching assistants TAs markers graders and graduate student instructors at Ontario s two largest universities York University and the University of Toronto Categories Latest Labour News UFCW International President Perrone Statement on Adoption of Right to Work in Wisconsin Mon 2015 03 09 16 16 Washington D C March 9 2015 Marc Perrone International President of the 1 3 million member United Food and Commercial Workers International Union UFCW today released the following statement in response to the adoption of right to work in Wisconsin Categories Latest Labour News UFCW Canada advocates for migrant workers at Labour Rights Week in Oaxaca Mon 2015 03 09 11 51 Oaxaca Mexico March 9 2015 Recently the Mexican state of Oaxaca held its First Labour Rights Week for Migrant Workers Categories Latest Labour News UFCW organizes medical marijuana workers in Minnesota Mon 2015 03 09 11 22 St Paul Minn March 9 2015 Workers at Minnesota Medical Solutions are among the newest members of the UFCW International Union having ratified their first contract Minnesota Medical Solutions provides medicinal marijuana for patients in the state of Minnesota Categories Latest Labour News Sisters build strategic strength at Organizing for Women Activists Workshop Sat 2015 03 07 10 00 Calgary March 7 2015 UFCW Canada activists from across the country recently gathered in Calgary for the first ever regional Organizing for Women Activists Workshop Categories Latest Labour News Deadline for 8 000 UFCW International Scholarship is March 22 Fri 2015 03 06 12 21 Toronto March 6 2015 Attention all UFCW Canada members and family members who are enrolled in a full time post secondary program the deadline for the UFCW International Scholarship is approaching on Sunday March 22 2015 Categories Latest Labour News Ontario proposed retirement pension plan must be expanded to include all workers Thu 2015 03 05 10 36 Toronto March 5 2015 UFCW Canada activists have advised the Ontario government that in order for workers to have greater retirement security the province s proposed new government administered workers pension plan must include all workers across Ontario Categories Latest Labour News Workers at Fabrication PFL join the union UFCW 503 Thu 2015 03 05 10 19 Lévis Quebec March 4 2015 UFCW Local 503 is proud to welcome workers at Fabrication PFL in Lévis as new members of our great union Categories Latest Labour News UFCW leaders arrested at justice demonstration for New York City car wash workers Thu 2015 03 05 09 53 Brooklyn N Y March 5 2015 On Wednesday in an act of civil disobedience top leaders of

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  • UFCW Canada | Canadian Association of Labour Media
    around the world to recognize Repetitive Strain Injury Awareness Day Categories Latest Labour News Repetitive Strain Injury RSI Awareness Day February 28 2015 Mon 2015 02 23 13 09 Toronto February 23 2015 On February 28 UFCW Canada will join workers and other labour groups around the world to recognize Repetitive Strain Injury Awareness Day Categories Latest Labour News My webCampus Experience Ashley Campbell Mon 2015 02 23 10 18 New Westminster B C February 23 2015 UFCW Canada members across the country are raving about the union s groundbreaking online education program webCampus which offers free online courses to all UFCW Canada members their family members and community partners Categories Latest Labour News UFCW Canada BDM Scholarship Winner Youssef Farhi Sat 2015 02 21 07 29 Montreal February 21 2015 Youssef Farhi is one of eighteen UFCW Canada BDM Scholarship winners for 2014 Categories Latest Labour News Members at Cineplex Courtney Park achieve new contract UFCW 1000A Fri 2015 02 20 09 31 Mississauga Ont February 20 2015 UFCW Canada Local 1000A members at Cineplex Cinemas Courtney Park in Mississauga Ontario have achieved a new collective agreement Categories Latest Labour News Right to Strike campaign goes viral Thu 2015 02 19 11 04 Toronto February 19 2015 Another UFCW Canada online campaign has gone viral with more than 10 000 activists reached sharing liking and sending a message to Stephen Harper to support the principle that workers have the right to strike in Canada and around the world Categories Latest Labour News Activists gather across Canada in honour of missing and murdered women Thu 2015 02 19 10 52 Toronto February 19 2015 UFCW Canada activists joined other community members across the country to take part in the February 14th Annual Memorial Marches in honour of more than 1 200 missing and murdered women Aboriginal women in Canada Categories Latest Labour News Happy Lunar New Year Thu 2015 02 19 09 34 Toronto February 19 2015 On February 19 thousands of Canadians across the country will celebrate the Lunar New Year by spending time with family and friends in numerous fun filled activities to commemorate year 4713 on the lunar calendar Categories Latest Labour News Walmart s expansion is about profit not people Wed 2015 02 18 10 59 Toronto February 18 2015 By next January Walmart will have 396 locations in Canada in a move that is more about corporate greed and capitalizing on Target s departure from Canada rather than creating good retail jobs Categories Latest Labour News UFCW Canada to fully participate in Ontario labour law review Tue 2015 02 17 16 56 Toronto February 17 2013 UFCW Canada is pleased to hear the Ontario government will be reviewing workers rights and labour laws this spring Categories Latest Labour News Members at Sherbrooke Entrepôts Presto achieve new contract UFCW 500 Tue 2015 02 17 13 12 Sherbrooke Que February 17 2015 UFCW Canada Local 500 members at the Entrepôts Presto in Sherbrooke have achieved a new

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  • UFCW Canada | Canadian Association of Labour Media
    that led to the death of a warehouse worker Categories Latest Labour News 2014 UFCW Canada BDM Scholarship Winner Mohamed Ugas UFCW Local 333 Wed 2015 01 21 09 46 Toronto January 21 2015 Mohamed Ugas is one of eighteen UFCW Canada BDM Scholarship winners for 2014 Currently in his third year studying Health Sciences and History at the University of Toronto Mohamed is a proud UFCW Canada Local 333 member who works at G4S in security services Categories Latest Labour News First union contract at Jardins du Campanile UFCW 1991P Tue 2015 01 20 10 00 Shawinigan Que January 20 2015 After voting to join UFCW Canada Local 1991P late last year workers at the Jardins du Campanile retirement home in Shawinigan Quebec recently secured their first union contract Categories Latest Labour News Support the best case for Ontario beer retailing Mon 2015 01 19 16 31 Toronto January 19 2015 Calling all workers beer drinkers and concerned Ontarians The Ontario government is considering changes that would adversely affect the quality of the province s beer distribution system and would also jeopardize 6 000 good paying jobs and a beer retailing system that provides Ontario beer drinkers with the lowest average beer prices in Canada Categories Latest Labour News Support the best case for Ontario beer retailing Mon 2015 01 19 16 31 Toronto January 19 2015 Calling all workers beer drinkers and concerned Ontarians The Ontario government is considering changes that would adversely affect the quality of the province s beer distribution system and would also jeopardize 6 000 good paying jobs and a beer retailing system that provides Ontario beer drinkers with the lowest average beer prices in Canada Categories Latest Labour News New report shows nearly half of global wealth held by the 1 Mon 2015 01 19 12 49 Toronto January 19 2015 A new report released by Oxfam the anti poverty charity reveals that the richest 1 of adults in the world increased their share of the world s total wealth from 44 in 2009 to 48 in 2014 Categories Latest Labour News By The Numbers Target s failed experiment in Canada Mon 2015 01 19 12 16 Toronto January 19 2015 On January 15 2015 Target Canada announced that it would close all its stores before the end of April Categories Latest Labour News First union contract at Jardins du Campanile UFCW 1991P Sat 2015 01 17 10 00 Shawinigan Que January 16 2015 After voting to join UFCW Canada Local 1991P late last year workers at the Jardins du Campanile retirement home in Shawinigan Quebec recently secured their first union contract Categories Latest Labour News UFCW 401 supports local high school s mental health campaign Fri 2015 01 16 11 07 Calgary January 16 2015 UFCW Canada Local 401 recently supported a mental health campaign run by students from Crescent Heights High School in Calgary Alberta Categories Latest Labour News Up for Debate challenges political leaders to address women s rights Thu

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