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?

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:

Bulletin No. 036 – ACLI _EN

 

 

 

Class action lawsuit against Air Canada

Important Information
The law firm TJL was in Winnipeg on Monday June 25th to share information relating to the Class Action Lawsuit against Air Canada and their failure to abide by the Air Canada Public Participation Act.

The bulk of the discussion related to the why and how the lawsuit would proceed and for now the most important item of business is to ensure all ex-AVEOS employees are registered at their webiste http://tjl.quebec/en/class-action/aircanada/.

Please take a moment to register and pass this information along to all your friends.

Updates will be posted here as they become available.

 

DL 140 Bulletin # 69, changes to Employee travel passes

 

In 2013, Air Canada modified its Employee Travel Policy to reduce personal pass travel for employees off work for longer than one (1) year (365 Days), and further modified it in 2014, whereby Members who were absent from work for more than 365 days were only entitled to three (3) travel passes per year until such time as they returned back to work.

DL 140 Bulletin # 69. Changes to Air Canada Employee Travel Policy

It’s a new day and a new look!

You may have noticed that our Local Lodge 714 has a bold new look.  Well at least I hope you think it is bold.

With the assistance and guidance of Frank Saptel, IAM Canada Communications Representative, a few of us budding web-stewards  are learning a whole new format for building web pages and keeping everyone up to date.

So bear with us while we make this transition.

From left to right Jim Heintz LL741, Mike Maskell LL714, Neil Schultz LL608, Rennie Saj LL1953