Temperature checks of IAMAW employees at Canadian airports

New protocols are in place at an airport near you whereby you will be subjected to a personal temperature check and if found to be elevated you will be removed from the work-place and sent home using your sick days and your RAIC will be ceased pending a healthy return, even if you test negative for COVID-19

The IAM is opposing this sick day use policy and has issued the following bulletins, in both official languages:
Bulletin No. 046_EN

Bulletin No. 046_FR


The IAM Employee Family Assistance Program, third party counselling

Due to the current situation with COVID-19 and many of our members being laid off, the EFAP secured the ability for laid-off members to utilize the IAMAW portion of their counselling benefit. All that is required to access these benefits is to fill out a form and send it to the office for processing.  See the following bulletin for details
Bulletin No. 038_EN
Bulletin No. 038_FR

To All IAMAW Air Canada Members-TMOS-Finance and Clerical

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

Letter of concern to Members of Parliament

With the concern of loss of employment in all sectors of our world, including the airlines, the leaders of several organizations in Canada, including the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers have submitted a letter of concern to the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Transport.  The full length of the letter can be found here:
Airline Crisis-Ltr-MinFIN-MinTRAN-2020-03-24

Employment Insurance Information Package

Applying for and receiving EI benefits can be a challenging task under normal circumstances.  With the current health concerns and the large numbers of laid-off and sick employees applying Canada wide, there has been a strain put on the system.  The IAM has produced an information package that will give you the necessary information as to how to proceed in an organized fashion.  The details can be found here:

EI Package March 2020_EN