In the coming weeks, many members of the IAM in Canada will be facing the prospect of temporary loss of employment as airlines across the globe seek to reduce or minimize their cost structure. Air Canada is no different.
The Employee and Family Assistance Program has your well being in mind and has compiled a list of useful links to assist you during these troubled times. IAM DL 140 has put these links in a bulletin which you can see below. Stay safe everyone and remember help is just a phone call away.
Bulletin No. 011_EN
Bulletin No. 011_FR
With the growing concern of the Covid 19 virus the Federal Government has made it somewhat easier to claim EI sickness benefits. The following information is a guideline as to the process currently in play with respect to these benefits.
EI Sickness Benefits_EN
The current situation surrounding the Covid-19 virus has impacted almost every facet of our day to day life. Unfortunately, this has also impacted the airline industry with a large reduction of capacity and with this will certainly follow with lay-offs of airline personnel. The IAMAW has issued a bulletin that addresses what is likely to happen within the TMOS ranks. View the info, in English or French below:
Bulletin No. 010_EN
Bulletin No. 010_FR
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.
Bulletin No. 072_EN
Bulletin No. 072_FR
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.
MEPP UPDATE FORMS
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:
Bulletin No. 026_EN
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:
Bulletin No. 036 – ACLI _EN Appendix XXXXIV – IAMAW_TMOS CBA 2016-2026-FINAL