It is with great sadness that we report on the passing of our friend and co-worker George West. His obituary can be found here:
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:
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:
“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:
Air Canada and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers have agreed to a re-look at the Collective Agreement under the above mentioned Appendix: the entire document of which is available for your viewing pleasure here: