Welcome to the
Vancouver District 101 Website.
Brothers and Sisters,
Please join with us to celebrate Vaisakhi onat the Unifor Regional Hall 326 12th St. New Westminster.
Cost is $5.00 per person and children are free.
A poster is attached for distribution to your members - Click Here for the poster.
We hope to see you there for some good food, entertainment and good company.
Tim Cheung; Vice President - Pacific.
Dear Air Canada Unifor 2002 members,
A couple of weeks ago you received a letter about a survey Unifor Local 2002 is doing in partnership with the University of Regina. This is an extremely important initiative as it gives you – a member who is directly affected by the government's back to work legislation – a chance to express your views and experiences to a neutral third party.
If you have already completed this survey, thank you.
As Air Canada workers we have first-hand experience of what it’s like to work in an environment where management has government in their corner to ensure they maintain the balance of power.
A faculty member at the University of Regina is embarking on an important study that measures the impact on those of us who have gone through this experience. Although there have been lots of reviews over the legality of the government’s actions, no study has yet focused on its impact on the workers themselves.
We encourage all employees to fill out the survey, privacy is ensured. The password, should have been mailed to you.
Thanks, in solidarity
Jamie Ross - Unifor Local 2002; President.
Management has reminded me that we need to weigh bags at the DOM Widebelt and tag as overweight when applicable. IAM agents can be injured trying to lift bags that are not properly identified.
Please take the time to weigh each bag before it goes on the Widebelt and help save the backs of our IAM brothers and sisters.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns - please contact me in the union office 604-270-5060.
Passenger in WCHR's
Per AC Policy are not to be left unattended.
I have had further discussions with PSM/Mary Saunders and she acknowledges that AC Policy should be followed.
If Streamline asks you to leave someone in a WCHR at a gate (or elsewhere)
- the answer is NO -
You are and will be held responsible for that person and in the event of an emergency, you need to be able to assist them.
I have previously addressed this with Michael Casement and Lisa Murphy back in June.
If you are being coerced to break this policy, bring it to mine or any Vice Chair's attention. You can also refer to ACPedia where the policy is clearly stated.
TO : Local 2002 Members
FROM : Unifor 2002 Elections Committee
SUBJECT : Election for the following position(s):
Pacific, Western, Central, Eastern, Atlantic, Jazz CSA/ACS and Jazz Technical Services
NOTICE OF WRIT FOR ELECTION
This notice is to advise all members of Unifor Local 2002 that, in accordance with the Bylaws of Unifor Local 2002, an election will take place for the above-mentioned position(s).
The term of office for these elected officers of Unifor Local 2002 is three (3) years and begins on June 1st of each election year. (Bylaws, Article 4.6.02).
Any member in good standing may run for election for the position by submitting a completed nomination form to the Unifor Local 2002 office via:
Candidates may submit a Statement of Qualifications. Read the Guidelines for Candidates for details.
Nominations must be received no later than 12:00 pm EST on 18 March 2014. Nominees MUST confirm that the nomination was received by calling the Local’s office:
All candidates shall be able to withdraw their nomination 72 hours prior to printing of ballots as per Bylaw 4.1.13. Ballots will be printed 7 days after close of nominations: 25 March 2014.
DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS : 18 MARCH 2014 (1200 PM EST)
Please ensure that GIDIP premiums are being deducted on your pay advice. If they are not, please let me know ASAP by emailing me in the union office.
If the deductions doesn't show on your cheque, you aren't paying and you will have difficulty collecting if/when the time comes.
This is an error by the company but it affects you - please check ASAP so it can be corrected.
send email to: email@example.com
RAIC QUIZ UPDATE!
New (ammended) INFO received
I have been advised by the company our RAIC quiz must be completed by 01MAY.
Despite what you may have heard previously, please complete the quiz by 01MAY. The latest info is that the RAIC office is keeping track of who has/has not completed the quiz. You do NOT need to go see them or have your RAIC updated unless it is about to expire.
I have asked what will happen if the quiz is not done by the deadline and YVRAA has been unclear with the answer.
AIR CANADA is telling us "No RAIC, No Work" and if YVRAA takes the position that you cannot clear security after 01MAY if you have not completed the quiz, it could end up affecting your pay.
A Respectful Workplace
Please don't engage in discussions about co-workers.
Remember, harassment takes many forms and can be about race, religion, sexual orientation, disability or perceived disability as well as gossip and malicious rumours - whether or not they are true.
Possible end to AC pension shortfall shows need to keep defined benefit plan, says Unifor National President... click here for more information.
Lisa has confirmed in writing that Redeploying agents "Day Of" needs to be done as follows:
Please remember, if you are requested to move to another job and it doesn't appear that the above has been followed, you cannot refuse to do the work - that would be seen as insubordination. It is, however, understandable that asking if the CSM/Streamline has followed the above would take place at that point. If you are sent to another job and shouldn't have been, please let me know. This is a case where we have to "work now, grieve later".
The company has taken over Vacation Changes for vacation effective January 1, 2014 and later. We were the only base where the union actioned the changes even though it was supposed to be done by the company. The company wanted to be consistent across the system, so they took it over. Please submit your requests for changes to firstname.lastname@example.org and copy the union office at email@example.com.
Our contract allows you 7 days off, of which only the first 3 are paid and only if you are scheduled to work them. Paid days have to be consecutive as do the 7 days.
If you will be using Bereavement Leave, please make your first call to me so I can advise you of the full policy and advise you how it will affect your specific circumstance.
UniFor office 604-270-5060
or text me at 778-888-5497
Members who have been off work (WCB or GIDIP) or have a medical issue that restricts your ability to perform your normal duties, are now to contact:
ALEX SHAW at 604 231 6646.
Alex Shaw is the company contact and he will arrange for your Back To Work and Light Duties on behalf of the company.
I still encourage you to contact the Union and I will assist from the Union side.
If you have any questions, please contact me at the
UNIFOR office 604 270 5060.
You do not have to advise a CSM that you are going on your break - they already know because they assigned it.
You do not have to make sure there is someone to cover your duty - CSM's take care of managing the operation.
You should know that when you try to help the company by staying past your break time because there is a long line and no one else to do the job, management tells me that you left late for your break and if you hadn't... the line wouldn't have been as long.
Take your BREAKS on time...
it's the only way the company will change the staff levels.
Besides, you earned it!
Your Right is to have
Union Representation Everytime
you are asked to deal with management.
It's Article 16.01.02.02.
If you have been called in for any reason, please excercise this right.
Important Important Important
If you have been sent home due to not having your RAIC and the company has docked you pay, please send me an email or leave me a memo in the UNIFOR mailslot by the swipe in.
Please include your name, employee number, the date of occurrence and number of hours pay that you were docked.
DEALS for O/T
You should know that when management asks you to make a deal, it's because they are trying to avoid complying with OUR CONTRACT. It's to all of our advantage to enforce the contract. When you allow them to break it because it's good for you, remember that there are many more times management will be breaking it when it's not good for you.
The Contract is fair, that's why BOTH sides agreed to it.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me in the union office 604 270 5060.
Reminder - Relief agents are responsible for their relief shifts, whether they trade them away or not. You need to make sure the person you are trading with is aware the shift could be adjusted. If you have any questions about this, please contact me at the DC office 604 270 5060.
If you have any concern about your status for parking in the company lot, please resubmit your information to security.
They have been towing cars and you are better safe than sorry.
If you see OUR WORK being done by someone else, advise the CSM to intervene and stop it from happening. If they don't stop it, contact the union with the details and we will grieve it.
If you have suggestions for our web page or would like to see other information here that we have missed, please send an email to the union office and we will look into adding it to our page!
This website is created for UNIFOR Local 2002 - District 101 members.
In an effort provide better communication to the members at the Vancouver Airport, this website has been updated to provide a more user-friendly experience. If you have any suggestions to improve this website send us an e-mail.
The site will allow all members access to information, current issues and contacts. We have incorporated as much information on our website in one place where our members can be stayed informed.
If you have any questions, you can reach us at:
OUR UNIFOR UNION OFFICE IS LOCATED AT:
LEVEL 3 of the YVR OPS CENTRE