Toronto Screeners

UPDATED: Notice of Nominations 2020 Negotiating Committee- Local 2921

Dear Brothers & Sisters, In view of the current national emergency/coronavirus pandemic and the disruption to the Local Lodge meetings, Local Lodge 2921 will now be accepting nominations through an alternate method for the position of 2020 Negotiation Committee Member. In order to nominate another member of Local Lodge 2921 to serve as a Negotiation Committee Representative, carefully read and fill out the Negotiation Committee Member nomination form.  The form can be found in the Local Lodge office and can

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TO ALL IAMAW MEMBERS DISTRICT 140 EFAP ONLINE ZOOM WORKSHOPS Dear Brothers and Sisters, The District 140 EFAP have been in contact with a Company called Air Institute, they specialize in resilience and mental fitness training. Air Institute is currently offering three on-line modules dealing with mental health strategies that may help with struggles you or your family members may be experiencing. Your EFAP has secured all three workshops that are being offered, they are available to all IAMAW members

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Bargaining Priorities 2020 Canada

COVID – 19 Bargaining Considerations (Canada) The global pandemic related to COVID-19 continues to have an enormous effect on IAM members, the U.S., Canadian and global economies, IAM employers, public policy, and the broader public health.  Here are some topics that IAM representatives may want to consider in negotiations with employers over COVID-19 related issues. Note: The provisions listed below are considerations for bargaining; they may or may not be required by Federal or Provincial law. Health and Safety Employers

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À TOUS LES MEMBRES DE L’AIMTA DISTRICT DES TRANSPORTS 140 LA CRISE SANITAIRE DE LA COVID-19 Chères consœurs et chers confrères, Nous traversons une période d’incertitude. La crise sanitaire de la COVID-19 et l’état d’urgence ayant été déclaré signifient que nous opérons dans des circonstances qui changent rapidement et qui sont difficiles à prévoir. Le fait qu’il soit difficile d’obtenir des directives claires de la part des employeurs rend une situation déjà difficile encore plus difficile. Sans surprise, des membres

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Airports: The Forgotten Epicentre

Airports: The Forgotten Epicentre When you think of frontline workers dealing with the COVID-19 crisis, you likely think of those in healthcare. Airport workers, and screening officers in particular are not likely to come to mind. But, these workers work in a high risk area that’s been the epicentre of the transmission; airports and the traveling public. These workers cannot follow public health guidelines, can’t work from home and have no access to PPE that other frontline staff get. Perhaps,

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Dear Mr. Garneau, The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) is the bargaining agent for nearly 90% of screening officers across Canada, who work in major Canadian airports, such as Vancouver and Toronto Pearson Airport. Both airports are major hubs that connect Canada to the world. Screeners in Toronto Pearson Airport process 130,000 passengers on a daily basis without incidents or disruptions, and work very closely with the travelling public. Not only is the work of screening officers

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