The election for delegates to the DL 140 Annual Convention will be held on April 9 2019 at the LL714 Union office. Absentee ballots for those unable to attend are also available. Full details in the following bulletins:
The regular monthly Union meeting will be held Tuesday February 12 2019. See the bulletin below for all the details:
This recent bulletin #04 from DL 140 speaks to the progress being made by the TMOS Negotiations group in preparation toward a face to face meeting with Air Canada. All the details found here:
Some of you may have already received the questionaire from the lawyer firm representing us in the Air Canada/AVEOS lawsuit. If you have not seen it for some reason here is the link to take you directly to it. Make sure you fill it out and get it back to them prior to the deadline of Jan 27 2019:
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:
The following bulletin contains information on some pre-negotiations training for our members:
The details of the 2019 IAMAW Scholarship Competition have been announced. Please take a look at the following bulletin for all the information:
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: