Well, it would seem as though no meaningful results have resulted during the recent round of talks on the collective agreement. Full details of what has transpired, and the next steps in the process can be found here in bulletin # 45.
It is with much sadness that we report on the loss of our friend and co-worker, Gord Marchak who passed away August 19, 2019. RIP Gord. https://www.gilbartfuneralhome.com/notices/Gordon-Marchak
Summer months are drawing to a close and with August soon to be a memory it is time to once again time to start up with the regular monthly union meetings. The next scheduled meeting is Tuesday September 10 2019.
All the details can be found in the following bulletin. Note the call for nominations for 2 positions:
As per the usual summer schedule and as voted in at the June monthly meeting there will be no regular monthly meetings for the months of July and August. The next monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday Sept 10 2019.
Until then continue to watch for regular updates here.
Have a great summer.
The offical announcement of the pending acquisition is only a few days old and the IAM has issued a bulletin to discuss the details of this as it moves forward. Full details to be found in the following:
The Air Canada-TMOS contract negotiations have begun and are in the initial stages with the exchange of agendas. The full detail of which can be read in this bulletin:
The IAM has published a comprehensive overview of the Canada Aerospace Industry covering all aspects of the national and global aerospace sector. The full report can be found in the following document:
If I were to ask you: “how are you doing today”, your answer would likely be the usual response of “fine” or “okay”. But how are you really doing? An initiative is being launched to encourage a mentally healthy workplace. The following video will help explain the program being promoted by the Canadian Mental Health Association and the IAM EAP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qau7f9kpR5U&feature=youtu.be
The IAM Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available for all employees and encourages workers to seek help with not only mental health issues but any issue of a personal nature.
For more details contact your local rep for login information. Contact information is available in the EAP section from the home page.
So, how are you doing today?
For those that may not know there is a fairly active Canada wide community of Air Canada and Aveos workers, some current but mainly retired, who are involved in the Pionairs, a group established to encourage keeping in touch with friendships made during our working years.
Other activities see the Pionair group providing information on pension and health benefit changes and giving voice to our collective concerns at a national level. As well they hold organized social gatherings throughout the year to provide members a way to stay in touch or to meet new friends.
The following document will share some of what has been going on in Manitoba: