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

District Bulletin 54 – AIR CANADA – TMOS NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE

October 21, 2020As a follow up to Bulletin No. 52 issued on October 7, 2020, a case management call was held on October 15, 2020 between Arbitrator Vince Ready, the IAMAW’s legal counsel, and Air Canada’s legal counsel. Your TMOS Bargaining Committee was also in attendance.
Arbitrator Ready has established a timeline for both parties to make submissions as well as counter-arguments between October 26, 2020 and December 23, 2020. Read Bulletin here...

IAMAW GVP Letter – Re-Nationalization of Canada’s Airlines

October 20, 2020In our view, it is long past time for the Federal Government to step in and prevent our crucial air transportation industry from collapsing in the midst of this global pandemic. We are calling for investment in the industry, particularly as it impacts upon Air Canada and the tens of thousands of Canadians who rely upon this company for their income and their livelihoods. Read letter here...

Link to elections.bc.ca

October 4, 2020For extensive information on the BC Election visit https://elections.bc.ca/
Elections BC administers provincial general elections, by-elections, recall petitions, initiative petitions, initiative votes, referenda and plebiscites, and oversee campaign financing and advertising rules at the local level.

Federal Government Should “Absolutely” Support Canada’s Airlines

October 2, 2020October 2, 2020 – “The Federal Government should absolutely support Canada’s airline and air transportation industry!” This was the unequivocal statement of Stan Pickthall, Canadian General Vice President of the Machinists Union (IAM). “This is a position we have taken throughout the pandemic, and one that we have published in two releases on our website.” Read Bulletin here...

District Bulletin 49 – AIR CANADA TECH – OPS CATEGORY 38 GRIEVANCES

September 16, 2020Many Members around the country have requested updates regarding the Category 38 related grievances flowing from ODS and lay-off.
As a quick background, two (2) grievances were filed on April 24, 2020 and July 6, 2020 respectively. Both grievances seek to remedy the Company’s decision to lay off all CAT38’s from the “B” and “C” stations, among other things. The General Chairpersons representing Members at Air Canada have been putting Read Bulletin here...

MTU MAINTENANCE CANADA LTD. LOCAL LODGE 764 SECTION 54 ADJUSTMENT PLAN

September 16, 20202020, the parties met on September 15, 2020 to resume discussions pertaining to VSIP’s, Work Share and Layoffs.
We are pleased to advise that the Company confirmed that there is no requirement for an adjustment of capacity or personnel between now and December 31, 2020, and that the Section 54 Notice issued to the Union on March 24, 2020 is complete. Read Bulletin here...

District Bulletin 47 – AIR CANADA – TMOS DPLP, BUMPING AND RECALL

September 11, 2020The General Chairpersons representing members at Air Canada have been working very hard to secure information regarding the DPLP, bumping and recall processes. To say that the situation is fluid would be a gross understatement. Things are changing rapidly and the Company has been unable to provide hard dates for the onset and conclusions of these procedures. Read Bulletin here...

LL764 Social Committee

September 9, 2020The Social Committee regrets to advise that both the annual pin party and the Children’s Christmas party have been cancelled for 2020, due to current Covid 19 provincial health protocols. Read Bulletin here...

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