Source: Prince George Citizen, 04-Jan-13
“a trauma surgeon flying around in a helicopter, but it just doesn’t sound very realistic or geared towards patient care,” says the provincial president of the Ambulance Paramedics of BC (see full story)
Source: CFDT, 06-Sep-12
The CFDT union, representing many Eurocopter France staff, has sent the following letter to Chief Executive Lutz Berling [electronic translation follows] As staff representatives Eurocopter, we learned from the press August 30, 2012, the signing of an MOU with “the Tianjin Free Trade Zone” (TFTZ) for the creation of an industrial and Squirrels customization. This [...]
Source: BALPA, 01-Jun-12
Commenting on the decision by Shell to withdraw from a contract with Bond helicopters following three incidents in three years, Jim McAuslan, General Secretary of the British Airline Pilots’ Association, said: ‘People are used to contracts changing; it is part of commercial life in the North Sea. What is of concern in this instance is [...]
Source: OPEIU, 14-May-12
Oil service industry helicopter pilots in the Gulf of Mexico andAlaska, members of the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 107 employed by Bristow LLC, have voted to ratify a three-year agreement covering 235 pilots. The agreement comes after 18 months of negotiations and was ratified by 84.3 percent of the voting members. The secret [...]
Source: ALAEA, 23-Dec-11
Members would be aware that negotiations for a new Enterprise Agreement (EA) for Engineers at Bristow Helicopters have recently commenced. The first EA meeting was held at the Bristow HQ in Perth on 22nd November and at this meeting the ALAEA and EC bargaining reps presented to the Company our bargaining claim. A further EA [...]
Source: OPEIU, 16-Dec-11
Emergency Medical Service (EMS) helicopter pilots, members of Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 109 employed by Air Methods Corporation based in Denver, Colorado have ratified a new agreement covering more than 1,000 pilots. AMC operates in 45 states transporting close to 100,000 patients annually as the nation’s largest provider of air medical [...]
Source: Connecticut Post, 10-Oct-11
It could take weeks for Sikorsky Aircraft and Teamsters Local 1150 to hammer out details over looming layoffs at the helicopter maker after a deadline for submitting names of union workers who want a voluntary separation package passed on Friday. (Full story)
Source: UAW Local 1069, 04-Oct-11
Brothers and Sisters, By now I’m sure that all of you are aware of the situation that occurred at our plant last week. I’d like to take this opportunity to speak to both you the members and to all employees here at our Boeing Philadelphia Facility. In the past we have faced many different crisis [...]
Source: EADT, 25-Sep-11
Staff at Wattisham, which services the UK’s fleet of Apache helicopters which are currently on operations in Libya and Afghanistan, have overwhelmingly voted to accept the new deal from their employers, Morson Wynnwith. (Full story)
Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Sep-11
French union CFDT has raised at complaint with the French Government over Eurocopter’s move to open a centralised service centre in Ireland – as we reported on 15th August. Previously, each Eurocopter entity throughout the world had its own technical assistance structure. EIS (“Eurocopter International Services “) will centralize the management of this – from [...]
Source: Unite, 07-Sep-11
6 September 2011 – Engineers at Wattisham airbase in Suffolk, servicing Apache helicopters in Afghanistan, are set to take industrial action tomorrow (Wednesday 7 September) in their pay differential dispute that means that many are about £3,000-a-year worse off. Unite, which represents more than 100 employees working for Morson Wynnwith at Wattisham, was scheduled to [...]
Source: Unite, 23-Aug-11
Engineers at Wattisham airbase in Suffolk, servicing Apache helicopters in Afghanistan, are set to take strike action over a pay differential dispute that means that many are about £3,000-a-year worse off. More than 100 Unite members employed by Morson Wynnwith at Wattisham – Prince Harry’s home base – have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike [...]
Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Jun-11
Britain’s Apache engineers could go out on strike if today’s pay negotiations are rejected, it has been reported. The Unite union is in discussions with engineering firm Morson Wynnwith who employ the engineers, and meet the company directors today to try to reach a compromise. Mark Robinson, regional officer for Unite, said: “The company made [...]
Source: OPEIU, 31-Mar-11
The Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) and the Air Line Pilots Association International (ALPA) have entered into a service agreement to consult together on issues of importance to their respective pilot members. OPEIU represents approximately 3,000 pilots through its council, the Professional Helicopter Pilots Association (PHPA). OPEIU and ALPA, through its International Pilot [...]
Source: UAW Local 1069, 10-Feb-11
Copy of letter from President of UAW local 1069 to members Dear Brothers and Sisters, Yesterday the Company notified us of their decisions on the Chinook Off-Load Packages. For the first time we were able to save more jobs than were lost. From a manpower standpoint if all of that work would have stayed, the [...]
Source: NUPGE, 23-Dec-10
In October, Local 505 of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU/NUPGE) filed a complaint with the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) alleging discrimination, intimidation and targeting of union activists at Ornge, formerly Ontario Air Ambulance. “We are pleased to announce that the complaint has now been withdrawn by the union prior to a formal [...]
Source: CEP-SCEP, 19-Nov-10
The union representing oil workers on the Hibernia and Terra Nova offshore oil platforms is calling for speedy adoption of all of recommendations in the Offshore Helicopter Safety Inquiry report released yesterday. “We are especially pleased with the call for an independent safety regulator,” says Chuck Shewfelt, the Atlantic Regional Vice-President of the Communications, Energy [...]
Source: CAW, 20-Oct-10
The CAW is expressing alarm at the decision by ORNGE to move the Toronto Island Medivac helicopters to the Hamilton International Airport, which will dramatically reduce service to Canada’s largest city, the union says. “The decision to cut the service from Toronto Island Airport means that an important access point to the large highly specialized [...]
Source: The Olympian, 10-Aug-10
Boeing has notified its unions in its Pennsylvania helicopter plant that it is seeking proposals from outside suppliers to build the aft pylon on the twin-engine helicopter.
Source: ABC, 22-Dec-09
Union officials say the lives of Hunter Valley residents will be put at risk when new deployment procedures are introduced for the region’s rescue helicopter.
Source: UAW Local 1069, 06-Nov-09
Dear Brothers and Sisters, The Company has notified the Union that your newly negotiated bonus checks in the amount of $3500.00 will be included in your November 5th, 2009 paycheck.
Source: UAW Local 1069, 03-Oct-09
“The company has finally given your bargaining team their proposal. Your Union Leadership is reviewing this offer in its entirety. The offer is completely unacceptable. There are no other words or descriptions necessary. It is evident that your employer is unwilling to recognize your hard work and dedication with equity.”
Source: Boeing, 18-Sep-09
The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] and the United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, United Aerospace Workers (UAW) Local 1069 today began formal negotiations for a new contract covering the 1,789 UAW-represented employees at the Boeing Rotorcraft Systems facility near Philadelphia. Informal negotiations, including sub-committee meetings, have been ongoing since mid-August.
Source: Dallas Morning News, 01-Sep-09
Bell Helicopter has reached a new contract with the union representing security guards and firefighters at its Dallas-Fort Worth-area plants.
Source: Star Telegram, 18-Aug-09
The nearly 175 members of the Bell Production Engineering Assoc., who manage production and tooling of components at the company’s manufacturing plants, approved the contract by a three-to-one vote, the company said.
Source: FAA, 14-Aug-09
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and its largest union, the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA), have concluded a challenging mediation process that has produced a landmark labor agreement.
Source: Star Telegram, 22-Jul-09
Members of United Auto Workers Local 218, which represents nearly 2,500 production employees at Bell, backed the company’s latest offer 2 to 1. The pact’s terms are largely unchanged from the offer that was rejected June 14 by roughly the same margin.
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Source: Sikorsky, 16-Feb-09
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today that Local 1150 of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, representing 5,100 hourly employees at the company’s Stratford, Bridgeport and Shelton, Conn., and West Palm Beach, Fla., facilities, has ratified a new, five-year labor contract.
Source: Connecticut Post, 14-Feb-09