International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Representing Airline Workers in British Columbia & the Yukon.

2009 Air Canada Share Trust Agreement History and 2021 Repurposing Agreement

November 19, 2021This communication is intended to provide our members with a more detailed explanation and a better understanding of both the 2009 Share Trust Agreement and the November 2021 Share Trust Repurposing Agreement.
These agreements are narrowly focused and while they will provide a benefit for most of our active members and all of our pensioners, they will not provide a benefit for all of our active members. In 2009, all IAMAW members employed by Air Canada were members of the Defined Benefit pension plan. The original 2009 Share Trust Agreement provided additional funding security to all of Air Canada’s Defined Benefit pension plans, and by extension, to all IAMAW active members and pensioners at that time. Read Bulletin here...

IAMAW – UNION DUES AND PER CAPITA TAX

November 12, 2021The amount of Union Dues paid by each individual in the Machinist Union is determined by the Membership at a democratic forum. At the International (Grand Lodge) level, the per capita tax is established by the Delegates to the Grand Lodge Convention every four years. Read Bulletin here...

District Bulletin 51 – AIR CANADA TMOS RETIRE “REHIRE”

November 12, 2021Further to District Lodge 140 bulletin number 48 issued on October 25th, your Union has learned that Air Canada is moving ahead with their intention to “rehire” retirees in the Airports/Cargo category. It is the Districts’ understanding that the Company re-commenced contacting retirees as recently as Friday November 5th, despite your Union’s on-going objection to their plan. Read Bulletin here...

District Bulletin 49 – AIR CANADA IAMAW MEMBERS EMPLOYEE & FAMILY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EFAP) UPDATE

October 26, 2021First, I hope you are all keeping well throughout the turmoil of the past twenty months. Your EFAP team remains diligent to help where we can and will assist with finding short term counselling for our members in need.
On October 18-20, 2021, your EFAP National Committee met in Halifax, NS for the first time in almost two years. Here are some of the decisions made during the meeting: Read Bulletin here...

District Bulletin 48 – AIR CANADA TMOS RETIRE “REHIRE”

October 25, 2021Air Canada approached the Committee of General Chairpersons and sought the Union’s agreement to rehire recent retirees for term (temporary) employment for a period not to exceed 6 months. After a cautious evaluation, your Union identified a myriad of concerns with the Company’s proposal that were simply not acceptable. Read Bulletin here...

TAKE BACK DELTA HOSPICE MOVEMENT

October 13, 2021The Take Back Delta Hospice Movement would like to have your support.  They are a group of Delta Hospice Advocates who support the former Board Members who spearheaded the legal action against the current Board of Directors of Delta Hospice. For information go to their homepage at: https://takebackdeltahospice.ca
Take Back Delta Hospice Movement Flyer here...

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