Toronto Screeners

GVP Letter to LL 2921

Sisters and Brothers, Local lodge 2921 has persevered through some challenging times, with the last year possibly being oneof the most difficult periods in the local’s history. A pandemic, bargaining in an economic downturn, araid, are just a few of the challenges members of your local have seen in the last year alone. But, ourmembers’ resilience, dedication and belief in solidarity has sustained our union community through themost difficult of times. With the conclusion of a challenging round of bargaining,

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Collective Agreement Tentative Agreements and Arbitration Award

Dear Sisters and Brothers, Your Negotiations Committee has received the arbitration award concludingnegotiations. Bargaining throughout this pandemic was extremely difficult as theprocess began as the Covid-19 pandemic was just beginning and the Companyclaimed they did not have the money. In Short, here are some of the positivesthat were attained: Enhanced layoff and Recall Language – 36 Month Recall, Benefitcontinuation for 14 days after layoff. Improved Shift Trade language – Company will not suspendWebapps(during shift changeover)or suspend shift trades for not

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117 Full Time Recalls

Dear Brothers & Sisters, We are happy to announce another 117 part-timers will be recalled back to their full-time status effective September 5 2021. The Union and the company worked long and hard to fairly negotiate some Full-Time positions that are required in both YYZ  and YTZ airports as per operational requirements. After many hours were put in by the union and the company, there was initially an offer made to recall 47 part-timers back to full-time. The union still

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IAM Canada response to mandatory vaccinations

Over the last few days, a debate over mandatory vaccinations erupted following the federal government’s announcement regarding mandatory vaccinations. The government’s lack of direction and clarity has caused uncertainty and confusion, particularly, when it comes to workplace implications. This is shameful, and the IAMAW sharply condemns the politicization of this issue. In days following the announcement, many employers followed suit, raising questions among IAMAW members about their rights should their employer require them to be vaccinated and whether their employer

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Once Upon a Time in Chile (and Scotland)

Often, as a member of a trade union, we are asked, “What good does a union ever do?” Well, apart from better wages, better working conditions, vacations, and benefits – not much – well here is a wee story. On sept 11th 1973 the was a military coup in Chile. The country was overtaken by a military junta, who then proceeded to murder and torture people whom they considered subversive. They did this in unspeakable ways, Trade unionists were among those

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