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

IAMAW MOA Universal Mitigation Program Pension

April 19, 2021Memorandum of Agreement - Re: Joint Planning Committee / June 2020 Lay-Off Mitigation Program (Pension) Between Air Canada (the “Company” or “Air Canada”) –and – The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) (“the “Union”) Read Memorandum here...

District Bulletin 20 – AIR CANADA IAMAW LAY OFF MITIGATION PROGRAM (PENSION) MOA EXPLANATION DOCUMENT

April 16, 2021With reference to DL140 Bulletin No. 019 - 2021, this document is written to more fully explain the options provided to our members under the terms of the April 9, 2021, Lay Off Mitigation Program (Pension) Memorandum of Agreement between the IAMAW and Air Canada.
Specifically, this Pension MOA provides our members with an option for either an additional “Temporary Pension” under Section II of the MOA or an “Unreduced Pension from 55/80” under Section III of the MOA.
This Pension MOA is applicable to all IAMAW members within all three (3) of the Air Canada IAMAW Clerical, Finance and TMOS bargaining units who are members of the legacy Air Canada Defined Benefit pension plan.  Read Bulletin here...

Financial Aid for Airlines on the Horizon: Air Canada Negotiates a Deal

April 13, 2021“Announcement of an aid package for Air Canada brings relief to many workers in the aviation and air transportation sectors and is a critical first step towards a recovery. Aid has been a long time coming, and will stop the hemorrhaging in the entire Canadian industry, and related industries, such as aerospace, in which we also have a stake.” remarked Stan Pickthall, Canadian General Vice President on breaking news. Read Press Release here...

*****CANCELLATION NOTICE***** APRIL 14, 2021 LOCAL LODGE 764 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

April 10, 2021In order to be in compliance with these 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, April 14, 2021 monthly General membership meeting.
Therefore, this notice is being issued to advise all members of Local Lodge 764 that the Wednesday, April 14, 2021 monthly General membership meeting has been cancelled. Read Bulletin here...

District Bulletin 18 – AIR TRANSAT/AIR CANADA TERMINATION OF ACQUISITION AGREEMENT

April 6, 2021Air Canada and Air Transat have been in negotiations over the terms of an acquisition deal for nearly two years, which was approved by the Canadian government earlier this year. The deal was awaiting approval by the European Commission (EC), with the deadline of June 30th, 2021.
Shortly before making public statements, the International Association of Machinists Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) was advised that the two companies mutually agreed to terminate negotiations and not move forward with the acquisition. We later learned that Air Canada made concessions to meet EC’s requests, which ultimately were not enough for the deal to be approved. Read Bulletin here...

Air Canada purchase of Air Transat cancelled

April 4, 2021April 2, 2021 Toronto, ON – Today’s announcement from Air Canada regarding the cancelation of the acquisition of Air Transat comes unexpectedly. From our understanding, the Company’s offer was not approved by the European Commission, making it clear that the acquisition will not go forward. Read Press Release here...

GVP Letter – Union Savings brochure

March 27, 2021I am pleased to attach for your membership a copy of the Union Savings brochure, which outlines in summary form the many savings that IAM members and their families can enjoy by virtue of their IAM membership. These savings encompass many items that IAM households use in their daily living: everything from travel discounts to entertainment and sporting events to household goods. Read Letter here...       Read Brochure here...

District Bulletin 14 – AIR CANADA – CLERICAL BARGAINING UNIT RE: ARBITRATION AWARD FOR MEMBERS DENIED THEIR BUMPING RIGHTS

March 18, 2021A grievance was filed last year to address the Company’s egregious decision to deny Clerical members the right to bump while the Canadian Government had been supplying the Company with the Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS). The Company had taken it upon itself to invalidate members right to bump under the Clerical Collective Agreement because of the Covid-19 global pandemic and the fact they were paying CEWS to members laid-off. Read Bulletin here...

GVP March 11, 2021 Letter – World Health Organization.

March 12, 2021Today marks exactly one year since the World Health Organization declared a worldwide pandemic.
This impact has been particularly devastating in the air transportation industry, where air travel both internationally and domestically has been drastically reduced. Air Canada has reported passenger levels that are less than 10% of just one year previously, and other air carriers such as Air Transat and Sunwing have been similarly affected. This has resulted in downstream impacts upon airport providers from ground services to wheelchairs to airport security screeners.  Read Letter here...

District Bulletin 13 – TO ALL LOCALS OF DISTRICT LODGE 140 22nd ANNUAL CONVENTION, ONTARIO *REVISED DATES – TO BE DETERMINED*

March 10, 2021The Transportation District 140 Executive Board takes the health and wellbeing of our members seriously. Due to the current COVID-19 health pandemic concerns and with the provincial restrictions currently in place, the Transportation District 140 Convention previously scheduled for the month of April 2021 has now been postponed to a date to be determined. Read Bulletin here...
DL140 Bylaws Articles 5.08 to 5.10 (attached for reference).  Read here...

Offer of temporary employment by YVR

March 9, 2021This is available to employees impacted by the pandemic, including the Airport Authority union, the unions of our Airport Partners and our Suppliers.
They are looking to fill approximately 50 positions starting on March 16th for full-day shifts from 08:30 to 16:30 in the areas of customer service, logistics and data entry. The rate of pay of $19.50 per hour to align with Vancouver Costal Health and our other site partners, and training will be provided. As these are temporary positions, benefits are not applicable. Please note that staff at the clinic will not be vaccinated. Read Bulletin here...

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