District Bulletin 59 – FORMER AVEOS MEMBERS AVEOS DIRECTOR LIABILITIES

ALL MEMBERS FORMERLY EMPLOYED AT AVEOS SHOULD READ THE NOTICE ATTACHED TO THIS BULLETIN.

Some members formerly employed at Aveos are owed money by the former Directors of Aveos for wages that remained unpaid at the end of the Aveos bankruptcy.

In order to receive a payment from a settlement of Court proceedings, these members MUST confirm their current mailing address, in accordance with the instructions on the attached Notice. Read Bulletin here…

District Bulletin 56 – AIR CANADA APPLICATION TO MINISTER OF LABOUR

The General Chairpersons representing Members from the TMOS, Finance and Clerical
Bargaining Units have been working exhaustively to process and resolve all outstanding
grievances, including those flowing from Off Duty Status (ODS) and Lay-off.

Air Canada has been working equally hard to delay agreed to processes and ultimately delay
justice. The Company is defiantly refusing to advance urgent grievances to arbitration. The
level of frustration this is causing the Membership is not acceptable. Read Bulletin here…

District Bulletin 54 – AIR CANADA – TMOS NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE

As 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

In 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…

Federal Government Should “Absolutely” Support Canada’s Airlines

October 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

Many 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…

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

The 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…

District Bulletin 46 – AIR CANADA COVID-19 TEMPERATURE CHECKS AT THE AIRPORTS

The District 140 held a meeting with Air Canada’s labour relations representatives last Friday July 31st. The purpose was to discuss various items including the latest Transport Canada Covid-19 temperature check protocol for airport employees recently imposed last week.

The union was advised that the company will be using its sick day policy to cover members who register a high temperature and have their RAIC ceased while they go for testing even if their tests come back negative. The union is opposed to this measure as members are being forced to use sick days when they themselves are not claiming to be sick and a 3rd party is blocking access to their work place. Furthermore, only frontline employees are being subjected to this and not employees who do not work behind security lines. Read Bulletin here…

We need EI reform now

The Canada Emergency Response Benefit is being phased out. Yet millions of workers will still need help. We need to ensure that Employment Insurance (EI) is ready to support them.

Use this simple tool to send a letter to your MP. Let them know you want to see EI reforms so no one falls through the cracks.  Canadian Labour Congress Letter to MP’s

District 140 reducing the number of General Chair positions

Transportation District 140 has suffered a significant loss of membership and financial revenue due to
the COVID-19 global health pandemic. As a result, Transportation District 140 unfortunately was
faced with temporarily reducing the number of General Chairperson positions within our organization,
per Transportation District 140’s Bylaws, and redistributing servicing responsibilities.

Bulletin 43 – WESTERN REGION – ALBERTA & THE NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, SASKATCHEWAN, MANITOBA & THUNDER BAY

Bulletin 42 – SERVICING ASSIGNMENTS CENTRAL REGION

Bulletin 41 – SERVICING ASSIGNMENTS EASTERN REGION – ATLANTIC PROVINCES

Air Canada – CEWS Extension letter from Stan Pickthall General Vice President

Over the past few days I have had a number of emails and inquiries, looking for further clarification.
At the outset: the IAM did not lay off one single person from Air Canada or from any other IAM-represented workplace. That was the employer’s action, and it is one we strenuously opposed. We continue today to fight for keeping the maximum number of members employed or on CEWS, and we are working with the NDP Caucus to apply pressure to the company. Read Letter here…