IAWAW Letter to Ministers Freeland and Garneau | Re-Nationalization of Canada’s Airlines – the Time is Now!

October 20, 2020 The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Finance/Deputy Prime MinisterThe Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of TransportHouse of CommonsOttawa, Ontario K1A 0A6 Email: Chrystia.Freeland@parl.gc.caEmail: Marc.Garneau@parl.gc.ca Dear Ministers Freeland and Garneau: Subject: Re-Nationalization of Canada’s Airlines – the Time is Now! We have all watched with horror as the Covid Pandemic has impacted friends and …
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Shop Committee Report | September General Membership Meeting

8 September 2020 Brothers and Sisters, Your Local 2603 held their first Union meeting since the epidemic sent most of us home last March. We were mandated by our District Lodge to start having our monthly meetings again in person.  We social distanced and wore masks to protect everyone. Your Executive Board had our meeting …
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“Principles Before Personalities” In Memoriam – Wendy Jackson

“Principles Before Personalities”In Memoriam – Wendy Jackson(5 September, 1950 – 26 June, 2020) It is with great sadness that we regret to inform our IAMAW family of the passing of sister Wendy Jackson on the 26th of June 2020. An IAM member since 1985, Wendy served IAM Local Lodge 2603 (Air Canada Finance) in various …
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District 140 | Bulletin 40 EFAP Update – Third Party Councelling

Dear Sisters and Brothers, Tuesday morning of this week, I met with a representative of Homewood Human Solutions to go over our agreement. This agreement allows all IAMAW members, of the Air Canada bargaining unit, to access counselling at no out of pocket cost to the member. These services will commence on July 1, 2020, …
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District 140 | Bulletin 38 EFAP Update – Third Party Counselling

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Due to the current situation with COVID-19 and many of our members being laid off, the EFAP secured the ability for laid off members to utilize the IAMAW portion of their counselling benefit. All that is required to access these benefits is fill out a form and send it to my …
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The Wage Subsidy Program: Canadian Workers’ Lifeline – Not to be taken away

Add your name to demand employers maintain their Employees on the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy by clicking the link below: Wage Subsidy Program – Not to be taken away The Wage Subsidy Program: Canadian Workers’ Lifeline – Not to be taken away 9,000 air transportation workers and IAM members are calling on you as their …
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Lodge 2603 | Message to Members – Union Meetings

Dear Members, We hope that you and your family are healthy and well. Due to the current pandemic and restrictions with regards to gatherings of persons, we are cancelling future Union meetings until further notice. Rest assured that your Union is working hard and will keep you informed. Take care and be kind to one another. In …
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