Dear Brothers and Sisters,
As you may be aware, the IAMAW is in the process of unionizing the GardaWorld SPMs working at the Toronto Airports, following decisions by the Canadian Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) which has already recognized this group of employees as appropriate for unionization in previous organizing campaigns that took place at the Vancouver and Winnipeg airports.
Unfortunately, it appears to the IAMAW that the employer is retaliating against this organizing campaign.
In what we believe is an attempt to deny these workers their right to unionization, GardaWorld terminated three (3) SPM union supporters and our General Chairperson, Bro. Barry Barnett, from GardaWorld for assisting these workers with their rights to join a union.
Terminating employees for participating in a union organizing campaign is a direct violation of the Canada Labour Code. As such, your Union filed an unfair labour practice against GardaWorld last week citing numerous Labour Code violations with the CIRB. This will simply not be tolerated by our Organization!
GardaWorld further advised their Management staff and elected Union Officers that they were not to engage in union business with our District Lodge General Chairperson, Bro. Barry Barnett.
The IAMAW has told GardaWorld that its actions constitute gross violations of the Labour Code inasmuch as they are attempting to direct a Union Representative in the performance of their legitimate and assigned duties. It is the Union’s clear and unequivocal position that the employer may not direct a Union Representative, and that their actions constitute direct interference with the administration and formation of a union, contrary to the Canada Labour Code.
Bro. Barnett is an employee of Transportation District 140 and he will continue to be the General Chairperson assigned to represent our Members working for GardaWorld at the Toronto Airports. As such, it is business as usual.
Employers cannot pick and choose which Union Representative they want to deal with and the Company cannot refuse to deal with the Union’s elected Representatives.
Dear Brothers & Sisters:
As you may have heard, the IAMAW Transportation District 140 conducted an SPM organizing campaign at the Toronto Airports. This morning (September 13, 2017), our legal counsel filed an Application for Certification with the Canadian Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) for this group.
The IAMAW will be leading the Toronto Labour Day Parade this year!
LET’S MAKE THIS THE BEST TURNOUT EVER!
Parade route starts at University and Queen St. West
BRING YOUR FAMILY AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE FREE ADMISSION TO THE CNE!!
Bus pick-up is first come first serve at:
2580 Drew Rd. at 7:15 am
557 Dixon Rd. at 7:45am
For More Information Contact:
Amandeep Buttar at (416) 272-5054
Brothers and Sisters,
Many of you may know, or may have heard that the Service Provider has decided to change the benefits company and will now deal with iA Financial Group instead of DesJardin Financial.