Toronto Screeners

Union alleges security compromises at Pearson

Published On Mon Oct 17 2011 in The Toronto Star Anthony Ciardullo, Staff Reporter The safety of travelers out of Pearson International Airport “is being compromised” by the use of inexperienced workers and a decline in standards, alleges the union representing the facility’s 1,600 security screeners. The Canadian Airport Workers Union made the assertions Monday in a complaint filed to the Canadian Industrial Relations Board as it called for the reinstatement of more than 100 employees who were suspended indefinitely

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To All GARDA Employees

From the IAM to all Garda Employees Three years ago the CAWU was created. You were told by the individuals who started this union that, if you voted for them, you would merge with another large union. As you know this did not happen. These same individuals are continuing to mislead you for their own benefit. This will provide you with the facts on many issues and concerns you may have. The CAWU is telling many of you that if

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Important Meeting – 12 October 12, 2011

TO ALL GARDA SCREENERS We are the IAM and you are invited to attend a meeting to discuss your current situation involving Union Representation. This is a very important meeting and we encourage every person employed at Garda to attend one of these meetings: Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 Place: Harbourfront Community Centre 627 Queen’s Quay West, Toronto in Assembly Room B Times: 8:00, 10:00, 12:00 and 14:00 As you know the IAM has been asking you to sign a

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Message from President Farooq Hamid

Sept 25 , 2011 To my fellow colleagues, Here is my update regarding court proceedings. On Sept 12 my lawyer requested the earliest possible court date in front of a judge due to the urgency of the situation. Unfortunately, the date received was Mar 07, 2012. Such a late court date was unexpected and very disappointing. Other legal proceedings are also being followed up. Please be reminded that until a judge hears my case, the CAWU executives and GARDA have

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Victoria airport’s full body scanner left idle, union says. Staff shortage blamed for lack of full-body screening this summer

A $250,000 full-body security scanner at Victoria International Airport sat idle for most of the summer, says a union representing airport workers. It also sat unused on Sept. 11, the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in the United States. “The full-body scanner equipment was non-operational the entire summer due to staffing shortages,” said Tania Canniff of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, which represents Victoria’s airport security workers. Despite confirmation of this information by airport personnel, Mathieu

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Important Meeting – Terminal 3 – 21 September

13 September, 2011 TO ALL GARDA SCREENERS We are the IAM and you are invited to attend a meeting to discuss your current situation involving Union Representation.   This is a very important meeting and we encourage every person employed at Garda to attend one of these meetings: Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 Place: Sheridan Gateway, Terminal 3 (in the Interlaken Room) Times:  8:00, 10:00, 12:00, 14:00, 16:00, 18:00 and 21:00

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