Thanks to everyone who came out to our LL2603 member appreciation pizza days on February 28th and March 2nd!
Black History Month in Canada
February is Black History Month in Canada and every year the IAM, and the labour movement throughout Canada honour the contribution of our Black members. It is also a time to reflect on the history of enslavement of Black Canadians and the discrimination still rife in our country. We must also reflect on how anti-Black …
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LL2603 joins other IAM Locals for Web Training in Winnipeg
IAM Canada Communications Representative Frank Saptel made the trip to Winnipeg to instruct a 3-day course in basic web training with WordPress, February 13-15, 2023. Joining Frank were members of Local Lodges 714, 2603, 1953 1919, and 608 at the DL 181 office at 1311 Portage Avenue. Given the importance of maintaining up- to-date local …
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Bulletin-003 – Air Canada Finance – New CLC Sick Policy
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Recently, your Committee of General Chairpersons met with Air Canada Labour Relations to discuss
changes to the sick leave provisions of the Canada Labour Code (CLC).
Members are advised that the new sick leave provisions of the CLC have been integrated into the legacy
sick leave provisions contained in our Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).
Under the CLC, federally regulated employees are entitled to accrue up to ten (10) paid sick days per
calendar year. As of January 1, 2023, employees were allocated three (3) paid sick days and will further
accrue one (1) day of paid sick leave per month up to a maximum of ten (10) days per calendar year.
For 2024 and subsequent years, one (1) paid day of sick leave per month will be accumulated as of
January 1st, up to the maximum of ten (10) paid days per calendar year. Unused CLC sick days will be
carried over into subsequent years up to the maximum of ten (10) sick days per calendar year.
Note that CLC paid sick days do not count as occurrences under LOU 10.04 of the CBA and are not
subject to the associated penalties or time windows, but your legacy collective agreement rights
Starting January 1, 2023, Members accessing sick days will have their accumulated CLC sick
bank debited first. If/once the CLC bank is exhausted, any additional sick days will be applied in
accordance with the existing (CBA) legacy sick leave provisions.
The CLC states that employers may request medical substantiation for absences lasting five (5) days
or longer. At this time Air Canada has not advised of any amendments to their Attendance
President & Directing General Chairperson
LL2603 FINANCE HOLDS NOMINATIONS FOR SHOP CHAIRPERSON, VICE PRESIDENT AND CONDUCTOR/SENTINEL
At our General Membership Meeting on December 13, 2022 we accepted nominations for Shop Chairperson, Vice President and Conductor/Sentinel. The nominees were as follows: Jordan Strang for Shop Chairperson, Claudia Hulan for Vice President and Beata Cormier for Conductor/Sentinel. The nominees were uncontested, and therefore were elected to their positions by acclamation. Thank you to all those who attended last evening’s General Membership meeting.
Shop Chairperson LL2603
Bulletin # 42- ALL IAMAW MEMBERS-LEGISLATION UPDATE-10 PAID SICK DAYS
I am proud to say that our efforts were successful and that as of Dec.1, 2022, the Canada Labour Code was amended to provide 10 paid sick days for workers in the federal jurisdiction. There has been less success at the provincial level, particularly in provinces where Conservative governments brought in temporary measures, which are now expired.
The accrual of sick days starts in December, but actual sick days are not accrued until next year. 3 days will be accrued at the end of the first 30 days of legislation coming into effect, then additional days are accrued at a rate of 1 day per month, to a maximum of 10 days. It’s important to note that paid sick days are not in addition to what Collective Agreements provide, rather, if the Collective Agreement is inferior to the new law, employers must abide by the superior legislation. Sick days can’t be stacked with days available under a Collective Agreement; workers have access to either their Collective Agreement entitlements, if that agreement is superior to the law, or 10 days if the legislation is better than the agreement. The two cannot be combined. As a general rule, when determining if a Collective Agreement provides a better benefit than the new law, consider the entirety of sick day clauses in Collective Agreements.
Dave Flowers President & Directing General Chairperson
Bulletin #41-EFAP PROGRAM UPDATE
Dear Sisters and Brothers,
Air Canada has agreed to keep the full-time regional positions in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. Further, they have agreed to recognize the importance of the peer reps within the workplace.
As of November 1, 2022, all IAMAW members of Air Canada were added to the Air Canada eligibility list at Lifeworks. Anyone seeking counselling can contact Lifeworks, and you will be set up with a practitioner in your area.
The phone number for Lifeworks is 1-844-880-9142.
Transportation District 140
Employee and Family Assistance Program
Bulletin # 039 – Air Canada – Vaccine Policy Grievance Update – November 2022
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Please be advised that Arbitrator Ready has offered the Union and the Company two (2) dates, which
both parties and our legal teams have agreed to. The next date that the National Vaccine Policy
Grievance Arbitration will be heard is Monday, December 12, 2022 and Tuesday, December 20,
Bulletin #36 Air Canada EFAP Program Update
Dear Sisters and Brothers,
As the National Coordinator of your IAWAM Employee and Family Assistance Program, I never expected to write this bulletin. However, due to the changes made by the Government of Canada, the IAMAW disability structure with Air Canada, no longer qualifies for the Employment Insurance Rebate that has funded our program for the past 20-plus years.
LL2603 joins IAM Locals for Communication Training
IAM Canada Communications Representative Frank Septel made the trip to Winnipeg, to instruct a 3 day course in basic webmaster trainings for WordPress, February 13-15, 2023. Joining Frank were members of local lodges 714, 2603, 1953 1919, and 608 at the DL 181 on Unit 203-1311 Portage Avenue. Given the importance of maintaining up to …
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