The Right to Fairness for Screening Officers

June 19, 2019

Across Canada screening officers are subject to an unfair dispute resolution process that is arbitrary and infringes the most basic of principles in labour relations- the right to appeal and the right of unionized workers to union representation.

The VDLC support the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local 16 in their campaign for fairness for screening officers. The following recommendation was adopted at the June regular meeting: 

Subject:  The Rights to Fairness – IAMAW Local 16 Petition

BECAUSE screening officers are subject to an unfair dispute resolution process that is arbitrary and infringes the most basic of principles in labour relations- the right to appeal and the right of unionized workers to union representation; and

BECAUSE International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local 16 members have been wrongly and unjustly found in breach of their duties and as a result of the current dispute mechanism, many go without pay for months, putting screeners and their families in a difficult situation; and

BECAUSE the Local has launched a petition to the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority calling for a fair and transparent dispute process located at the airport where the worker is employed,

THE VANCOUVER AND DISTRICT LABOUR COUNCIL WILL support IAMAW Local 16 in their demands by circulating their petition to affiliates, delegates, and contacts, posting to social media and the VDLC website, and inviting IAMAW Local 16 to speak to future VDLC meeting about their campaign.

Please visit the IAMAW Local 16 website for more information and to sign the petition. 

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