There is a new bulletin out that speaks to changes in the Canadian Labour Code. Highlights of the changes that might be most relevant to any IAM employees are spelled out in the following bulletins in English and French. Take a moment to review them.
A new bulletin has just been issued with some very important information on it regarding your overtime hours and how that may be used in your future pension calculations. Please read it carefully and submit your selection on the provided forms. Note that there is a 90 day window from receipt of this bulletin to make your selection and once made is irrevocable.
The time has arrived to consider the application for the 2020 IAM Scholarship. All details can be found at the following link:
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:
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?
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:
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.