STRIKE!

Related imageOn May 25, Manitoba’s Unions will celebrate with the Solidarity Forever Parade commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Winnipeg General Strike. The parade will run from the Market and Lily in the Exchange District to Memorial Park in front of the Manitoba Legislature lasting about one hour from 1100-1200.
A delegation of Members from the IAMAW will be walking in the Parade and any Member or Retiree that would like to participate is asked to contact President Bob Ronyck  at 714pres@mymts.net to register.
Further details of this event can be found in this poster:

Not Myself Today

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?

Manitoba Pionairs

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:

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Air Canada retirement health benefits

Dear Brothers and Sisters:
Air Canada is asking eligible retirees whether they will give up their life insurance and health benefits, both of which were guaranteed for life, for a one time cash payment for life insurance, and a health care spending account of $450 yearly for the retiree, and another $450 for eligible dependents for a total maximum of $900 for health benefits. The decision whether to take the Voluntary Buyout Program is a personal one, and we cannot make a recommendation about what to do. However, we suggest that our members consider the
following when making the decision:

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Air Canada Life Insurance Company

“On Friday, August 10, 2018 Air Canada announced to their employees that they would be creating a new wholly owned subsidiary, Air Canada Life Insurance Company (ACLI). ACLI will be a fully registered and regulated insurance company under the terms and conditions of all existing Canadian financial and insurance regulations and will fall under the auspices of OSFI.”
Read the full bulletin as issued by the IAMAW here:

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