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GARDA 2017 – 2018 BARGAINING UPDATE (December 15 2017)

Your Negotiations Committee met with Garda December 11 to 15, 2017 in Toronto. Although these are the early stages of bargaining for a new collective agreement, we made it very clear to Garda that there will not be an agreement unless we address the shift scheduling issues and the introduction of a part time cap into the collective agreement.

Improvements in shifts for all employees, wages, job security, and retirement benefits must be addressed. Your committee is committed to achieving these improvements. Only with your solidarity and support can this be accomplished.

We have agreed to meet Garda again on 16th Jan, 2018, and will be in the workplace next week explaining what transpired and Garda’s position on items that we have discussed.

Thank you again for your continued support.

STAY STRONG WITH FIGHTING MACHINISTS!

In solidarity,

Barry Barnett
General Chairperson
Central Region

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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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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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TORONTO LABOUR DAY PARADE 2017 -Please Join Us!

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

and

557 Dixon Rd. at 7:45am

For More Information Contact:

Amandeep Buttar  at (416) 272-5054

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