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CHC pilots accept 9.27% pay rise

CHC pilots accept 9.27% pay rise

22-May-2019Source: HeliHub.com

Members of the British Airline Pilots’ Association recently voted to strike against CHC Helicopters after they were unable to provide an acceptable pay rise offer. However, strike action has been evaded as the pilots have accepted CHC’s new offer of a 9.27% pay raise till September 2020, reports Energy Voice.... Read more

CHC North Sea pilots vote to strike

CHC North Sea pilots vote to strike

7-May-2019Source: HeliHub.com

North Sea helicopter pilots have voted to strike after negotiations between their employer, CHC, and Balpa, the pilots union. The decision to strike came from a ballot where 94% voted for strike action. They are legally allowed to take industrial action in the following bases; Sumburgh, Norwich, Aberdeen and Humberside. CHC has commented that they... Read more

Lockheed to Announce Jupiter Facility Lay-Offs

Lockheed to Announce Jupiter Facility Lay-Offs

30-Apr-2018Source: HeliHub.com

Lockheed has announced that up to 200 employees are potentially going to be affected by lay-offs in their Jupiter facility. Teamsters Local 1150 is currently looking for replacement positions within the company for those affected. The names of those to be laid-off are not yet finalized, reports wptv.... Read more

Union threatens strike vote if EC225 returns to North Sea

Union threatens strike vote if EC225 returns to North Sea

20-Dec-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Trade union Unite has asked its members if they would join in a strike, should the Super Puma helicopter return to North Sea operations. Many oil and gas companies including Statoil ASA, Shell UK and BP plc have severed links with the Super Pumas, after the fatal crash in Norway in April 2016, reports Rigzone.... Read more

Denel runs out of cash – No Christmas pay for staff

Denel runs out of cash – No Christmas pay for staff

13-Dec-2017Source: HeliHub.com

After a meeting with Denel CEO Zwelakhe Ntshepe, CFO Odwa Mhlwana and trade unions, National Union of Metalworkers, Uasa and Solidarity, it has come to light that Denel does not have the funds to pay December salaries to its 4000 employees. The company has been experiencing extreme liquidity issues, so much so that South African... Read more

Pawan Hans staff to bid for Government 51% stake

Pawan Hans staff to bid for Government 51% stake

11-Dec-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The All India Civil Aviation Employees’ Union, made up of over 300 workers, is planning to purchase the government’s 51% stake of Pawan Hans. The stake is valued at Rs 500 crore, reports India Times. They are currently drawing up a proposal and should the plan go ahead, it will be known as a “historic... Read more

Sikorsky Workers Vote for new Contract

Sikorsky Workers Vote for new Contract

4-Dec-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Sikorsky Aircraft workers voted this past Sunday on a new contract that will enable raises that add up to over 15% over the next five years. Both unions and Sikorsky worked together to reach an agreement that benefited both sides, reports Courant.  ... Read more

Pilots union thinks Nigeria will fail FAA audit

Pilots union thinks Nigeria will fail FAA audit

23-Aug-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The American FAA will be conducting an audit from Monday, August 21, till the following Friday, on the Nigerian Aviation Sector. And while the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority and the Accident Investigation Bureau prepare for this, the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers are concerned that they will fail. As reported by Sahara Reporters,... Read more

Babcock MCS to recognise engineers union

Babcock MCS to recognise engineers union

17-Aug-2017Source: Prospect UK

Prospect has signed recognition agreement with Babcock Mission Critical Services (BCMS) for Engineering and Mechanical staff after two year battle. The voluntary agreement follows a Central Arbitration Committee ballot of engineers in which staff voted for Prospect to represent them. 73% of staff took part and with not a single ballot against. In negotiation with the... Read more

SBI Caps Involved in Pawan Hans Disinvestment

SBI Caps Involved in Pawan Hans Disinvestment

5-Apr-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The Indian government has called on SBI Caps to ready the documents for disinvestment for Pawan Hans as well as act as a transaction advisor. The disinvestment looks to be complete by March 2018. Also working on the matter is RBSA who is the “asset valuer” and Crawford Baylay & Co who is supervising legal... Read more

Pawan Hans Employees Complain to Aviation Minister

Pawan Hans Employees Complain to Aviation Minister

13-Feb-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Through All India Civil Aviation Employees Union, representatives of Pawan Hans met up with Ashok Gajapathi, the civil aviation minister. They sent in a memorandum asking that the company be allowed to put into action their IPO plan, before the company is sold. The government has a 51% stake in the company and Oil and... Read more

Boeing Reassures Leonardo Helicopters of Job Security

Boeing Reassures Leonardo Helicopters of Job Security

8-Feb-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The UK Government gave Boeing permission to build a new base in Boscombe Down as well as a contract for 50 Apache helicopters. Boeing has received some negative feedback from Leonardo Helicopters and their respective employee unions over job security in Yeovil. Nick Whitney, Boeing’s Spokesperson, has stated that they have no intention of moving... Read more

Pawan Hans Sale Opposed by Employee Unions

Pawan Hans Sale Opposed by Employee Unions

7-Feb-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The sale of Pawan Hans has caused employees to turn to unions. The Prime Minister’s Office has received a letter from All India Civil Aviation Employee’s Union, stating that the sale of the company has been made in an arbitrary manner and without proper thought towards its history and financial performance, reports Aviation India. The... Read more

Retrenched Caverton Workers Protest

Retrenched Caverton Workers Protest

5-Dec-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Caverton Helicopters recently let go 150 of their staff without a severance package, only a month’s pay. The two leading aviation unions; National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) and Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association (ATSSSAN) took up the issue and for two hours protested at the Caverton office inside the Murtala Muhammed International... Read more

Shut Down of Bristow Helicopters in Nigeria

Shut Down of Bristow Helicopters in Nigeria

5-Dec-2016Source: HeliHub.com

This past Wednesday, The National Association of Aircrafts Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE) closed down Bristow Helicopters nationwide after Bristow’s management retrenched 10 Nigerian pilots and 13 Nigerian engineers. This caused the branches in Port Harcourt, Warri and Lagos to all shut down, reports Daily Trust.... Read more

Possible Closure for GKN Yeovil

Possible Closure for GKN Yeovil

13-Oct-2016Source: HeliHub.com

GKN Aerospace’s firm in Yeovil, Somerset has taken a knock as Leonardo has decided to make production of all aspects of AW159 Wildcat production to an in-house operation. The Unite workers union has stated that the announcement has come as a big shock. The loss of contract has meant that GKN Yeovil will either be... Read more

Teamsters union detail Sikorsky deal

Teamsters union detail Sikorsky deal

11-Oct-2016Source: Teamsters

50 in Connecticut and Florida today overwhelmingly ratified the company proposal, ensuring that Teamsters will build the CH-53K helicopters. MEMBERS VOTING TO ACCEPT: 2104 MEMBERS VOTING TO REJECT: 140 Below are details of the agreement: COMPANY PROPOSAL TO LOCAL 1150 I. Two Tier Wage Scale – effective 7/1/2017 Introduce a two-tier wage system for all... Read more

Sikorsky union proposes 25% pay cut

Sikorsky union proposes 25% pay cut

5-Oct-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Sikorsky’s worker union, the Teamsters, is asking for approval of its members for a 25% pay cut for new employees who are hired after 1 July 2017. These concessions include the new two-tier wage system, a pension change where the company pays into a savings plan, a change in the hours of a working week.... Read more

FAA and unions target pilot mental health issues

FAA and unions target pilot mental health issues

9-Jun-2016Source: FAA

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is working with commercial airlines and pilots’ unions to improve mental health evaluations, and encourage voluntary reporting of pilot mental health issues. An Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) comprised of aviation and medical experts has made several recommendations about pilot medical fitness. “Safety is always our first... Read more

British pilot union welcomes promise of new drone laws

British pilot union welcomes promise of new drone laws

19-May-2016Source: BALPA

The British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) has welcomed the announcement in the Queen’s Speech that the Government will introduce new regulations on drones in a forthcoming Modern Transport Bill.  Jim McAuslan, BALPA General Secretary, said: “We are pleased that the Government is planning to bring forward drone legislation in a new bill. The number of... Read more

Unite union renews call for North Sea safety inquiry

Unite union renews call for North Sea safety inquiry

27-Aug-2015Source: Unite The Union

Ahead of the second anniversary of the Sumburgh offshore helicopter tragedy, Unite has called on the UK government to urgently revisit the recommendation of the previous parliament’s Transport Select Committee for a public inquiry into offshore helicopter safety. The death of four offshore workers when their helicopter ditched in the waters off the Sumburgh coast... Read more

North Sea pilots consider strike action

North Sea pilots consider strike action

18-Aug-2015Source: Balpa

Over a third of helicopter pilots operating in the North Sea met last night in Aberdeen at a meeting convened by BALPA to hear an update on the negotiations over planned redundancies. The meeting was appalled to hear the employers’ approach to the redundancies, at the ruthless exploitation of the weak market by the oil... Read more

Teamsters’ Sikorsky workers union leaders deposed after probe

Teamsters’ Sikorsky workers union leaders deposed after probe

26-Jan-2015Source: NH Register

Local 1150 of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters is now being run by a trustee after an independent investigation determined its leaders were not following proper checks and balances in the union’s operation. See Full Story... Read more

Boeing Ridley Park UAW Employees Approve New Contract

Boeing Ridley Park UAW Employees Approve New Contract

20-Oct-2014Source: Boeing

Boeing employees represented by the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) Local 1069 ratified an eight-year contract on Oct. 19. The represented employees work at the Boeing site in Ridley Park, Pa., and the contract will be in effect until 2022. “Our goal has always been to recognize the... Read more

Sikorsky union boss charged with embezzlement

Sikorsky union boss charged with embezzlement

28-Jul-2014Source: Teamsters

The Independent Review Board (IRB) has brought embezzlement charges against Harvey Jackson, the president of Local 1150, which represents Sikorsky Aircraft Teamsters at plants in Connecticut, Alabama, and Florida. The charges and investigative report are available here. Jackson is charged with using the union credit card to buy at least $13,000 worth of electronics for... Read more

Union seeks to get UK offshore seminar cancelled

Union seeks to get UK offshore seminar cancelled

1-May-2014Source: HeliHub.com

BBC News is reporting that the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union is seeking the cancellation of a seminar which is looking at the legal implication of the CAA’s offshore safety review.  In particular they are concerned that the event will be used to advise employers of offshore workers how to relieve them of their... Read more

Machinists Union Wins Organizing Drive for Helicopter Techs in Texas

Machinists Union Wins Organizing Drive for Helicopter Techs in Texas

3-Apr-2014Source: IAM

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today announced an important organizing victory for 450 military helicopter mechanics, technicians and maintenance personnel employed by L3 at the Corpus Christi Army Depot (CCAD) in Corpus Christi, TX. The L3 employees voted for IAM representation by a solid 68% margin on April 2 in a... Read more

RMT union calls for public inquiry into North Sea safety issues

RMT union calls for public inquiry into North Sea safety issues

2-Jan-2014Source: RMT

Transport and offshore union RMT today issued a fresh call for First Minister Alex Salmond to take immediate and decisive action to establish a public inquiry into helicopter safety and a series of wider, associated issues relating to safety in the North Sea offshore industry. RMT has written to the First Minister and is awaiting... Read more

Sikorsky workers agree to 10% increase over four years, plus $4000 bonus

Sikorsky workers agree to 10% increase over four years, plus $4000 bonus

16-Dec-2013Source: HeliHub.com

Late Sunday afternoon, Sikorsky workers voted overwhelmingly (2098 to 66) in favour of a new four-year deal that includes 10% wage increases over the life of the contract, $4,000 in signing bonuses ($2,000 paid in each of the first 2 years), a 15% increase in the pension multiplier and a 20% increase to the cash balance... Read more

BALPA union calls on CAA and EASA for clarity over Bond unilateral EC135 grounding

BALPA union calls on CAA and EASA for clarity over Bond unilateral EC135 grounding

13-Dec-2013Source: BALPA

In response to Bond Air Services decision to ground its fleet of EC 135s, BALPA said: “Pilots are looking to the regulator, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to take charge and provide the industry with the information that has informed the decision to ground the Bond EC-135 fleet. Flight safety... Read more

Retired Bell employees lose $500 Christmas bonus

Retired Bell employees lose $500 Christmas bonus

12-Dec-2013

It appears that the Christmas bonuses were eliminated during negotiations between Bell and the UAW Local 218 untion for a new five-year contract, which was ratified on 13th October.  See full story... Read more

Unite union denies North Sea helicopter campaign is a cheap stunt

Unite union denies North Sea helicopter campaign is a cheap stunt

21-Nov-2013Source: STV

Safety consultant Ronnie  McDonald also said the issues raised by Unite are already being addressed by the Helicopter Safety Steering Group, which features the offshore unions, including Unite.  See full story... Read more

Union campaign sends strong message to North Sea operators

Union campaign sends strong message to North Sea operators

10-Nov-2013Source: Unite

Unite’s Back Home Safe campaign was formally launched in Aberdeen by Tommy Campbell, Unite Regional Officer, and Chris Gordon from Thompson’s Solicitors. In attendance were Unite representatives from throughout the Oil & Gas Industry. The importance of the campaign was emphasised by Tommy who demanded that Oil and Gas UK take immediate and meaningful action.... Read more

UK union launches “Back Home Safe” North Sea safety campaign

UK union launches “Back Home Safe” North Sea safety campaign

6-Nov-2013Source: HeliHub.com

Unite the union have invited media to the launch on Wednesday 6th November of their ‘Back Home Safe’ campaign which calls for immediate improvements to the safety of offshore helicopter flights on the North Sea.  The union’s demands which reflect the wishes and concerns of Unite members and the wider offshore workforce call for; Safer emergency... Read more

UAW union ratifies new five-year contract with Bell

UAW union ratifies new five-year contract with Bell

14-Oct-2013Source: Star Telegram

The contract, which takes effect immediately, was approved by 93 percent of members who voted on Sunday morning at the University of Texas at Arlington’s Texas Hall. It covers more than 2,500 machinists, packers and forklift operators at the manufacturer.  See full story UPDATE 14.Oct.13 Bell later issued this statement Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc.... Read more

Bell and UAW union reach tentative agreement on contract proposal

Bell and UAW union reach tentative agreement on contract proposal

11-Oct-2013Source: HeliHub.com

Bell Helicopter and United Auto Workers (UAW)Local 218 have reached a “tentative agreement” on a new contract, which union members will vote on Sunday.  The union has posted the following on its website to the workers it represents SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2013 at 10:30am UTA TEXAS HALL,  701 W. Nedderman Drive,  Arlington, TX  The Union has... Read more

Union says North Sea safety is “too little, too late”

Union says North Sea safety is “too little, too late”

25-Sep-2013Source: BALPA

Please see below a comment from the British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) on today’s announcement that the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) will be conducting a review into North Sea aviation safety. ‘We will  consult with those members currently operating in the North Sea as to their views on the effectiveness of a CAA-led review, but... Read more

Eurocopter France to transfer production of fifty AS350s to Mississippi

Eurocopter France to transfer production of fifty AS350s to Mississippi

16-Sep-2013Source: HeliHub.com

Unions in France are in consultation with Eurocopter regarding the proposed transfer of production of fifty AS350 helicopters from France to Mississippi.  Also included is the production of  parts for a further ten airframes. HeliHub.com understands that this move is a result of US military budget cuts which are expected to halt the American Eurocopter... Read more

Bell workers strike, and then return to work

Bell workers strike, and then return to work

9-Sep-2013Source: HeliHub.com

Bell’s Fort Worth facility suffered a strike by members of United Auto Workers Local 218 on Friday, but they return to work again today – Monday 9th. Those involved – over 2,500 machinists, packers, forklift operators etc – resorted to strike action after months of negotiations with Bell over healthcare and pension benefit changes the... Read more

Boeing and UAW union make progress in contract talks

Boeing and UAW union make progress in contract talks

9-Aug-2013Source: Star-Telegram

Bell Helicopter and United Auto Workers Local 218 have reached tentative agreement on about 10 issues in contract negotiations but remain apart on employee pensions, overtime and healthcare, the two sides said.  see full story... Read more

Bell to restart talks with UAW union

Bell to restart talks with UAW union

31-Jul-2013Source: Star Telegram

Nearly two months after union workers rejected a final contract offer from Bell Helicopter, the two sides plan to restart negotiations this week. see full story... Read more

Bell to bring in contract workers

Bell to bring in contract workers

15-Jun-2013Source: Star Telegram

Bell  is expected to bring in contract workersbecause the company says machinists and other members of United Auto Workers Local 218 have refused to work overtime.  see full story... Read more

Union rejects Bell’s latest contract offer

Union rejects Bell’s latest contract offer

12-Jun-2013Source: my Foxdfw

Union workers at Bell Helicopter have rejected the company’s last and final contract offer by a vote of 85 to 15 percent.  The vote took place at the Will Rogers Coliseum in Fort Worth.  The contract expires at midnight Sunday.  The union says the management’s latest offer would eliminate 200 jobs. (See Full Story)... Read more

Paramedic union opposes helicopter service

Paramedic union opposes helicopter service

4-Jan-2013Source: Prince George Citizen

“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)... Read more

CFDT union questions Eurocopter policy on China

CFDT union questions Eurocopter policy on China

6-Sep-2012Source: CFDT

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... Read more

UK pilot union comments on Shell’s rejection of Bond

UK pilot union comments on Shell’s rejection of Bond

1-Jun-2012Source: BALPA

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... Read more

Bristow LLC pilots ratify three year pay agreement

Bristow LLC pilots ratify three year pay agreement

14-May-2012Source: OPEIU

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... Read more

AAHP says B206 not fit for purpose in Newfoundland and Labrador

AAHP says B206 not fit for purpose in Newfoundland and Labrador

24-Jan-2012Source: AAHP

The Association of Allied Health Professionals is voicing concerns on behalf of its members who operate the Medical Flight Program.  The AAHP has been working with Eastern Health and the Department of Health and Community Services to have the safety issues addressed over the past few months to no avail. Sharon King, Executive Director stated... Read more

Union negotiating new Enterprise Agreement with Bristow Australia

Union negotiating new Enterprise Agreement with Bristow Australia

23-Dec-2011Source: ALAEA

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... Read more

Air Methods EMS pilots ratify agreement

Air Methods EMS pilots ratify agreement

16-Dec-2011Source: OPEIU

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... Read more

Sikorsky and union enter talks on job cuts

Sikorsky and union enter talks on job cuts

10-Oct-2011Source: Connecticut Post

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)... Read more

UAW union responds to Boeing drugs raid

UAW union responds to Boeing drugs raid

4-Oct-2011Source: UAW Local 1069

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... Read more

UK Apache engineers call off strike action

UK Apache engineers call off strike action

25-Sep-2011Source: EADT

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)... Read more

French union against Eurocopter’s Irish plans

French union against Eurocopter’s Irish plans

21-Sep-2011Source: HeliHub.com

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... Read more

UK Apache engineers go on strike

UK Apache engineers go on strike

7-Sep-2011Source: Unite

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... Read more

UK: Apache engineers at Wattisham to strike?

UK: Apache engineers at Wattisham to strike?

23-Aug-2011Source: Unite

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... Read more

British Apache engineers could strike over pay

British Apache engineers could strike over pay

13-Jun-2011Source: HeliHub.com

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... Read more

PHPA enters service agreement with ALPA

PHPA enters service agreement with ALPA

31-Mar-2011Source: OPEIU

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... Read more

Union members receive letter regarding changes at Boeing Philadelphia

Union members receive letter regarding changes at Boeing Philadelphia

10-Feb-2011Source: UAW Local 1069

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... Read more

Settlement reached in Ornge discrimination case

Settlement reached in Ornge discrimination case

23-Dec-2010Source: NUPGE

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... Read more

Union calls for quick action on helicopter safety report

Union calls for quick action on helicopter safety report

19-Nov-2010Source: CEP-SCEP

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... Read more

CAW union expresses alarm at Ornge cutting Toronto Island Airport base

CAW union expresses alarm at Ornge cutting Toronto Island Airport base

20-Oct-2010Source: CAW

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... Read more

Boeing considers outsourcing some Chinook parts – union unhappy

Boeing considers outsourcing some Chinook parts – union unhappy

10-Aug-2010Source: The Olympian

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.... Read more

Change in helicopter deployment procedures threatens lives, says union

Change in helicopter deployment procedures threatens lives, says union

22-Dec-2009Source: ABC

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.... Read more

UAW union negotiates $3500 bonus for Boeing Philadelphia workers

UAW union negotiates $3500 bonus for Boeing Philadelphia workers

6-Nov-2009Source: UAW Local 1069

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.... Read more

Boeing offer is "completely unacceptable", says union

Boeing offer is "completely unacceptable", says union

3-Oct-2009Source: UAW Local 1069

“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.”... Read more

Contract talks begin at Boeing’s Ridley plant

Contract talks begin at Boeing’s Ridley plant

18-Sep-2009Source: Boeing

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.... Read more

Bell, security guards union reach contract deal

Bell, security guards union reach contract deal

1-Sep-2009Source: Dallas Morning News

Bell Helicopter has reached a new contract with the union representing security guards and firefighters at its Dallas-Fort Worth-area plants.... Read more

Bell Helicopter engineers reach three-year contract deal

Bell Helicopter engineers reach three-year contract deal

18-Aug-2009Source: Star Telegram

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.... Read more

FAA and NATCA Reach Landmark Labor Agreement

FAA and NATCA Reach Landmark Labor Agreement

14-Aug-2009Source: FAA

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.... Read more

Bell Helicopter workers accept new four year contract

Bell Helicopter workers accept new four year contract

22-Jul-2009Source: Star Telegram

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.... Read more

Bell Helicopter contract vote set for Wednesday

Bell Helicopter contract vote set for Wednesday

22-Jul-2009Source: Star Telegram

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Bell Helicopter, union suspend talks again

Bell Helicopter, union suspend talks again

17-Jul-2009Source: Dallas Morning News

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Bell Helicopter and union resume talks amid strike

Bell Helicopter and union resume talks amid strike

10-Jul-2009Source: Dallas Morning News

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