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 been issues with an update on the on-going negotiations. See below:
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 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:
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:
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.