The following bulletin #33 speaks to the various mitigation programs in light of the recent lay-off announcement by Air Canada.
In addition to the Deferred Payment Leave Plan (DPLP) provided for in Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) No. 6 of the TMOS Collective Agreement, Air Canada is also offering Special Voluntary Leaves of Absence (SVLOA) and a lackluster retirement incentive they are calling a “Universal Mitigation Program”.
Bulletin No. 033_EN
Bulletin No. 033_FR
Bulletin # 32 below will provide an update on the current status pertaining to how Air Canada is treating its employees with respect to not participating in the 12-week extension of the Federal “Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy” program.
The IAM is strongly suggesting that Air Canada needs to step up and maintain a good employer-employee relationship and to show true leadership amid the current Covid-19 pandemic. To participate is not only good for the employees and their families, but it is also the right thing to do with respect to being the Nation’s flag carrier. Read the full bulletin, in both official languages here:
Bulletin No. 032_FR Bulletin No. 032_EN
Bulletin No. 032_FR
The IAM Transportation District 140 has issued Bulletin # 31, in both official languages, that speaks to the current status of lay-offs and the bumping process with the indication that the first round of lay-off notices and ensuing bumping is now complete. Please read the following bulletin:
Bulletin No. 031_EN
Bulletin No. 031_FR
Transportation District 140 has issued Bulletin 27 which speaks to the Employee Family Assistance Program (EFAP) and the benefits allowed for while on the various Government benefit programs. The bulletin is available here in English and French;
Bulletin No. 027_EN
Bulletin No. 027_FR
It is understood that a lot of IAM members are concerned about the current situation surrounding the Covid-19 virus and the IAM Transportation District 140 has put forth a bulletin that hopefully will address some of the more common questions. In English and French here is
Bulletin # 22:
Bulletin No. 022_EN
Bulletin No. 022_FR
A deal has been struck where employees recently laid off after March 15th will begin to be placed back onto the Air Canada payroll with wages paid under the Federal Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy program. The full details of this recent development are contained in the following bulletins, in English and French.
Bulletin No. 021_EN
Bulletin No. 021_FR
The why, where and how-to of applying for the CERB all contained in the following Power-Point presentation:
Canada EMERGENCY Response Benefit
Please review the following bulletin regarding the issues surrounding the recent decision by Air Canada to place members of the IAM on Off-Duty Status and the application of Article 20.14 as contained in the Air Canada-TMOS Collective Agreement.
Bulletin No. 019_EN
Given the confusion over the application process, and members selecting the option “natural disaster” and “group termination” please tell your members that when applying for EI they are not to select the “natural disaster” nor “group termination” option as they’ll be asked for a 16 digit code, which is not being provided. See the email below from Service Canada about why that reference code will not be issued.
Members will only need to use A00 (A zero zero). A few members have done it this way and have not had issues applying.
Compte tenu de la confusion entourant le processus de demande, et les membres qui choisissent l’option « catastrophe naturelle » et « cessation d’emploi de groupe », veuillez dire à vos membres qu’ils ne doivent pas sélectionner « catastrophe naturelle » ni « cessation d’emploi de groupe » option, car on leur demandera un code à 16 chiffres, qui n’est pas fourni. Voir le courriel ci-dessous de Service Canada expliquant pourquoi ce code de référence ne sera pas émis.
Les membres n’auront qu’à utiliser A00 (A zero zero) . Quelques membres l’ont fait de cette façon et n’ont pas eu de problèmes à présenter une demande.
IAMAW.CA has put together a resource page for all things Covid-19. Contained within this page are references for staying safe, updates from Health Canada, applying for EI and a host of other great topics for consideration. Here is the link to the page and understand that the information will change and be updated on a fairly regular basis. http://www.iamaw.ca/covid-19-news/