District Bulletin 44 – AIR CANADA MAINTENANCE & TECHNICAL SERVICES JOINT TRAINING & LICENSING COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT

We are seeking one (1) representative from each region West, Central and East/Atlantic for a total of three (3) to form this Committee.

If you are in Maintenance or Technical Services, and are interested in applying for this
position, please send an email of interest to the President and Directing General
Chairperson, Dave Flowers at dflowers@iam140.ca by Friday, Decembers 30th, 2022. Read Bulletin here..

LOCAL LODGE 764 BYLAW ANNUAL REVIEW – 2023

In April 2013 the Local Lodge Bylaws were amended (Article XII – Section B – Amendments) to provide for an annual review of the Bylaws in each New Year by the Bylaws Committee with input from the Membership at any time.

This Notice is to alert all Members in good standing that the Bylaws Committee of Local Lodge 764 will receive submissions on changes to the Bylaws of Local Lodge 764 until 10:00 on January 6, 2023 at the address above. Submissions must be in writing and signed by the Member in good standing, along with his/her Union Card number.  Read Bulletin here…

UNION DUES AND PER CAPITA TAX

The 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. For 2023, the Grand Lodge per capita tax will be $41.17 per member per month. This is a monthly increase of $3.21 from 2022. Read Bulletin here…

Chris Wagoner

The IAM is mourning the passing of Chris Wagoner, who recently retired as Director of the IAM’s William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center. Wagoner, 60, with his family by his side, passed away after a brief illness on Sunday, November 20, 2022.

Over his 33-year IAM career, Wagoner dedicated his life to training and educating union activists at the Winpisinger Center, a campus in Hollywood, MD that many call the IAM’s “crown jewel. Read here…

Bulletin # 042 – All IAMAW Members – Legislation Update – 10 Paid Sick Days – November 16, 2022

Throughout the pandemic, one of key issues workers across Canada faced were lack of paid sick days. Paid sick days made it possible for those who were sick with COVID-19 to stay at home and recover, in turn, limiting the spread of COVID-19 in workplaces. IAMAW members, along with many others either lacked paid sick days, or were limited to a few days, while some were limited in how they could access sick days…. Read Bulletin Here

ELECTION NOTICE DECEMBER 14, 2022

ELECTION NOTICE DECEMBER 14, 2022
POLLS OPEN: 6AM – 8PM – LODGE 764 OFFICES – 7980 RIVER ROAD, RICHMOND, BC

Trustees – Elect Three (3)
• Bro. Jim Burden, Bro. AJ Festejo, Bro. Sandeep Parhar, Bro. Jerry Senghera, Bro. Toth

Senior Health and Safety Rep, Airports/Cargo, Air Canada – Elect One (1)
• Bro. Kostas Karablakas, Bro. Harold Bohan

Shop Committee, Airports and Cargo, Member, Air Canada – Elect One (1)
• Bro. Kevin Dunn, Bro. Trevor Fox

Auditor – Elect One (1)
• Sis. Aiysha Kanji, Bro. Wayne Desaulniers

Read Bulletin here…
Absentee Ballot attached to Bulletin

District Bulletin 37 – AIR CANADA – TMOS NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE

Your Negotiations Committee convened for a scheduled two weeks of bargaining with the company from September 12 – 23, 2022 in Toronto. It was a disappointing, though not surprising, exercise in futility. The company continued to display no real interest in meaningful bargaining. Other than the first few days at the opening of the bargaining session, there was very little in the way of actual face time with the company or discussion on the big issues Read Bulletin here…

District Bulletin 36 – AIR CANADA EFAP PROGRAM UPDATE

For this reason, our counselling reimbursement plan ($750 single/$1500 family) will
terminate. To ensure that all claims are paid before termination, members with outstanding
claims must submit their claim through Claims Secure before November 15, 2022. Any claims
submitted after Nov 15, 2022, will not be reimbursed. Read Bulletin here…