Local 4094 Vice-President Vacancy Election 2017

An election will take place in order to fill the vacant Local 4094 Vice-President position. Voting for this position will begin on November 22nd, 2017 at 9:00am EST, and end on December 6th, 2017 at 12:00pm EST.

The nominated candidates for the vacant position of Local 4094 Vice-President are:

To view the candidates’ resumes and ballot statements, please click on the links above.


Voting Instructions: 

IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: You will receive a letter, by regular mail, directly from Simply Voting approximately one week prior to the vote opening. This letter will contain a new Elector ID and Password, along with detailed instructions on how to vote online and by telephone. This same information will be e-mailed to you on the morning of the first day of voting.

You have the option of voting by web, or by phone, as per Component Bylaws. You will need your new Elector ID and Password to access the system.

Voting website: https://accomponent.simplyvoting.com
Voting phone line: 1-877-382-9947

Once you have submitted your vote, the Simply Voting system will issue a printable electronic receipt. If you are voting by phone, you can only access your electronic receipt by logging into the Simply Voting system online.

If you are experiencing difficulties registering your vote please e-mail vote@accomponent.ca or call 1-866-297-9125 or (416) 798-3399, extension 254. Please provide us with your name, employee number, phone number, e-mail address, and postal code. We will respond as quickly as possible during business hours (weekdays 9:00am – 4:00pm EST), however, please allow us 1 business day to respond.

Poppies now available at YVR base!

The donation box is located in the Comm Center and at the Security East Lobby


Lest We Forget

Millions of poppies are sold worldwide each year throughout the commonwealth to support veterans and their families and to remember those who have fallen to fight in the name of freedom.

The combination of the poppy, pinned close to our hearts on our left lapel, and the celebration of November 11th Remembrance Day reflects that we stand together in Remembrance of those who fought and died for our country and hence, for us.

The joys and freedoms we now enjoy are because of their sacrifices; sacrifices made in the hopes we as a people would never have to endure the horrors of war again.

You asked: “Why do we have to work now, grieve later?”

One of the most basic and long standing rules of Arbitration Law is that any Employees who dispute
an employer’s instructions must, subject to the considerations below, comply with those instructions,
and only through the grievance procedure, challenge the validity of such an order or instruction. The
general principal is widely known as “work now, grieve later”

Why is this? The rule and its rationale are based on the fact that neither the Union nor the employer
can be the final judge as to whether the Collective Agreement has been violated or not. The
grievance procedure, found in all Collective Agreements, is used to determine whether or not there
has been a violation of the Collective Agreement. Both clear and unclear violations of the Collective
Agreement must be resolved with the grievance procedure.

In some circumstances, the “work now, grieve later” principle does not apply, usually when adequate
and effective redress cannot be secured through the grievance and arbitration process. For
example, if an imminent danger exists in the workplace, an Employee has the right to refuse unsafe
work. Please note that an imminent danger refers to a health and safety situation and exists
only, “When there is reasonable grounds to believe that a machine or thing, or work in a place, or
performance of an activity is dangerous to you or another person’s health & safety.”.

If you find yourself in a situation where there is a disagreement over your rights with Crew
Scheduling, request your right and quote the applicable article from the Collective Agreement. If an
agreement is not reached, you are required to work now grieve later. If your rights have been
violated, the Union will file a grievance on your behalf.

In closing, and just to be clear, the general principle of “work now, grieve later” is a long standing
rule of Law that applies to Unions and unionized Employees. It is the principal means of redress by
the Union for any abuse of authority by the employer.

Excerpts taken from Brown and Beattie, Canadian Labour Arbitration Resource