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LOCAL LODGE 2921 ORGANIZER

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

Be advised that Brother Yama Toki has been appointed by the Executive Board as an Organizer for IAMAW Local Lodge 2921.

On behalf of Local Lodge 2921, I would like to congratulate Brother Toki on his appointment and wish him continued success in growing our Local Lodge and the IAMAW Organization.

In Solidarity,

Caterina Barone
LL 2921 Recording Secretary
Cbarone@screeners.iamaw.ca

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SPM ORGANIZING CAMPAIGN

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Please be advised that the Canadian Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) issued an Order whereby a secret ballot representation vote is to be held amongst the Screening Point Managers (SPMs) employed by GardaWorld at the Toronto Airports.

The CIRB Order also assigns a designated CIRB Officer to supervise the secret ballot representation vote.

The supervision of this vote allows the SPMs to freely and confidentially vote for IAMAW Union representation without interference by the employer.

I ask that our Garda Members stand in solidarity and support the SPMs in their right to join our UNION.

In Solidarity,

Fred Hospes,

President & Directing General Chairperson Transportation
District 140, IAMAW

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SPM ORGANIZING CAMPAIGN

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 appeared to the IAMAW that the employer was retaliating against this organizing campaign. As such your Union initiated legal proceedings against GardaWorld. Following legal submissions filed by both parties (the IAMAW & GardaWorld) the CIRB issued the following Interim Order on October 18, 2017

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GARDAWORLD TORONTO BASED MEMBERS SPM ORGANIZING CAMPAIGN

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.

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