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

General Meeting Notice for February 09, 2022 5:00 PM

January 15, 2022AGENDA ITEMS
• LL764 Budget 2022 • First reading, discussion and vote
• Nominations for Delegates to DL 140 2022 Convention, October 25-27, 2022 in Ottawa, On. Elections to be held at the General Meeting, April 13, 2022. Attendance provisions under Local Lodge Bylaw Article 3, Section L, Sub-section (b) apply Read Bulletin here...
ABSENTEE BALLOT REQUEST FORM - is attached to Bulletin

Apply for the 2022 IAM Scholarship Competition

January 13, 2022The 2022 IAM Scholarship Competition is accepting applications and has added a new program which will allow entrants the option to apply online. The competition is open to members of the IAM and their children throughout the United States and Canada.
If you opt to apply via mail-in, the application packet must be postmarked by February 11, 2022, and received no later than February 23, 2022.
Applications, rules, and general information can be found on the 2022 IAM Scholarship Competition page.
In 2021, the IAM awarded 16 scholarships valued at $64,000. The winners were selected out of over 300 applicants

District Bulletin 02 – AC PENSION SEMINARS 2022

January 10, 2022The enactment of various provincial health restrictions designed to reduce the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic have prevented your IAMAW Air Canada Pension Committee from holding any in-person pension seminars during most of 2020 and all of 2021.
At this time, it is still not possible to confirm seminar dates for any Local Lodge or city. However, members are asked to monitor their Local Lodge websites and bulletin boards as we move later into the spring of 2022. Pension Seminar notices will be posted (typically one month in advance) in each Local Lodge when we are able to schedule them. Read Bulletin here...

District Bulletin #1- AIR CANADA SHIFT BID GRIEVANCES REMEDY

January 6, 2022As you will recall, the various shift bid related grievances were upheld at arbitration in December 2020. As part of her award, Arbitrator Schmidt referred the issue of remedy back to the parties while remaining seized of the matter.
With the assistance of legal counsel, your Union has been working hard in the background to achieve the best outcome possible for the Membership. Unfortunately, the employer is using every mechanism at their disposal to delay and frustrate the process. Read Bulletin here...

*****CANCELLATION NOTICE***** JANUARY 12, 2022 LOCAL LODGE 764 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

December 31, 2021In order to be in compliance with the current provincial government health directives and to further ensure the health and safety of our members and your families, Local Lodge 764 will be cancelling the Wednesday, January 12, 2022 monthly General membership meeting. Therefore, this notice is being issued to advise all members of Local Lodge 764 that the Wednesday, January 12, 2022 monthly General membership meeting has been cancelled. Read Bulletin here...

GENERAL MEETING JANUARY 12, 2022

December 17, 2021AGENDA ITEMS • Local Lodge 764 Budget 2022 - First reading.
Please note: LL764 follows all of the Health Orders given. • Masks are MANDATORY at the Local at all times indoors. • Temperature checks and contact tracing when you sign in Read Bulletin here...

District Bulletin 54 – IAMAW MEMBERS HOLIDAY OFFICE CLOSURES

December 14, 2021This Bulletin is to advise there will be no Administrative Staff in the District Lodge offices in Montréal, Toronto or Vancouver between Monday, December 20, 2021 and Friday, December 31, 2021. Staff will be returning to the offices on Monday, January 3, 2022.

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...

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