District Bulletin 10 – AIR CANADA – APPLICATION FOR INTERIM RELIEF – OFF DUTY STATUS

As a follow up to Bulletin No. 006 dated February 12, 2021, Arbitrator Corinn Bell has rendered her decision on the Union’s application for interim relief against Air Canada’s misuse of Article 20.14 – Off Duty Status.

Unfortunately, the Union’s application was unsuccessful. In her award dated February 18th, Arbitrator Bell goes into significant detail outlining the difficult three part legal test that must be met in order to grant interim relief and her rationale for the final decision. Read Bulletin here…

District Bulletin 08 – ORGANIZING WIN AT STRATEGIC AVIATION – YOW

On November 9th, an organizing campaign began at YOW after West Jet released which companies it awarded its above and below the wing services to at 34 airports across Canada. It included Strategic Aviation. Within a week, despite this pandemic, meaningful communications began, virtual information sessions were held, door to door card signing was conducted and an application was filed with the Labour Board.
Neither the Company nor their customer West Jet knew what hit them, or how the Unions Trojan Horse entered the barn so quickly. Read Bulletin here…

District Bulletin 07 (revised) – AIR CANADA EFAP UPDATE

After discussing with the EFAP National Committee, we have decided to extend the Third-Party Counselling from Homewood Health Services. Access to these services will be extended to the end of 2021 and are available to all Air Canada employees and their dependents. This includes members on lay-off and off-duty status of the IAMAW.

Further, we have made arrangements for Homewood’s Services to include legal and financial counselling. The services for legal and financial will be capped at five sessions per family. This will allow for five hours of legal or financial advice from a lawyer in the field you are requesting or a financial counsellor. Read Bulletin here…

Russell Currie Obituary

The passing of Russell Chester Currie of Fredericton, NB, occurred on Monday, February
8, 2021 at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital. Born on July 7, 1949 in
Fredericton, NB, he was the son of the late Chester and Jean (Carlisle) Currie. Russell
served in the Canadian Air Force; he then worked for Air Canada. Read PDF here…

Mark Voth – Obituary

It is with sad news that we announce the passing of Mark Voth (Station Attendant – YVR). At this moment we do not have any more information but will post when it becomes available.

*****CANCELLATION NOTICE***** FEBRUARY 10, 2021 LOCAL LODGE 764 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

B.C. residents are being encouraged to limit their social interactions to their immediate household
members and gatherings of no more than their “Safe six” people.

In 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, February 10, 2021 monthly General membership meeting. Read Bulletin here…

District Bulletin 05 – AIR CANADA ONE CATEGORY GRIEVANCES

On December 21, 2020, the IAMAW attended arbitration to have outstanding national issues heard, including the one-category grievances filed on behalf of members who were denied recall into Cabin Servicing & Cleaning Attendant classifications.

During the hearing, the parties entered into the mediation process with the assistance of Arbitrator Schmidt. It became apparent that Air Canada was unwilling to resolve the dispute via mediation. Read Bulletin here…

District Bulletin 04 – AIR CANADA OFF-DUTY STATUS

As a follow-up to Bulletin No. 1 dated January 8, 2021, the Union has made an application for interim relief as per the Collective Agreement and the Canada Labour Code.
The matter will be heard in front of Arbitrator Corinn Bell on Thursday, February 11, 2021, and the Union will be seeking a cease and desist order against Air Canada’s misuse of Article 20.14, “Off-Duty Status.”  Read Bulletin here…