Please review the following bulletin as it relates to Air Canada and the Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy Program.
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 # 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
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
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.
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.
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:
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: