District 140| Bulletin 21 CANADA EMERGENCY WAGE SUBSIDY (CEWS)

Dear Brothers & Sisters: The IAMAW along with the other Air Canada Unions entered into a Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) arrangement with Air Canada. This new arrangement brings members on Off-Duty Status (ODS), or who were laid off after March 15, 2020, back onto the Air Canada payroll. Members will have the option of …
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IAMAW | Proposed Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Arrangement Would Place IAMAW Members Back On Payroll

April 8, 2020 For immediate release Toronto, ON- The airline industry has been heavily impacted by the pandemic with countries closing borders and placing restrictions on movement. This has translated into reduction of flights and massive furloughs of air transportation workers throughout the world, and the impact has been just as severe in Canada. As …
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IAMAW | Canada Emergency Response Benefit – What you need to know

Over the last couple of weeks the federal government has made announcements about benefits available through the EI program for workers. Until recently, workers could access, in addition to regular benefits, the EI Sickness Benefit and the Emergency Care Benefit. These two programs have now been merged into the Canada Emergency Response Benefit. The Canada …
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District 140 | Bulletin 016 Air Canada Off-Duty Status (ODS) Pension Buyback Q&A

Dear Brothers & Sisters:Below is an Off-Duty Status (ODS) Pension Buyback Q&A: Q1: How will the assumed pensionable earnings used to determine the amount of required pension contributions be calculated? A: Assumed pensionable earnings during ODS will be based on the compensation rate (wage) that the member earned in the pay period immediately prior to …
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District 140 | Bulletin 015. Employee and Family Assistance Program – Canadian EFAP Resources

Dear Sisters and Brothers, To all IAMAW members in Transportation District 140, I would first like to thank all of you who continue to go to work throughout all that is going on in our world. Without your efforts during these difficult times Canada would have ground to a halt. Going to work right now …
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IAMAW | EMPLOYMENT INSURANCE What you need to know

As you and your family face this difficult time, the IAM is here to offer help and support. This document provides information on EI regular benefits, EI Sickness Benefits, and other benefits you may be entitled to as a result of this lay-off. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact your shop steward, …
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Lodge 2603 | EFAP, Tips on Coping with Stress during Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Employee & Family Assistance Program Tips on Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks What You Should Know When you hear, read, or watch news about an outbreak of an infectious disease, you may feel anxious and show signs of stress—even when the outbreak affects people far from where you live and you are at …
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District 140 |Bulletin 011. Employee & Family Assistance Program; Air Canada Layoffs due to COVID-19

Dear Sisters and Brothers: In the coming days and weeks, we can expect layoffs for some of our IAM members within District 140 at Air Canada. The EFAP has compiled a list of helpful links to ease the stress of applying for the assistance you may need. Keep in mind, that after COVID-19 has been …
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District 140 | Bulletin 010. Air Canada TMOS; ARTICLE 20.14 – OFF DUTY STATUS

Dear Brothers and Sisters: On March 19th the General Chairpersons representing Air Canada TMOS, Finance and Clerical bargaining unit members attended a much-anticipated conference call with Air Canada Labour Relations. The IAMAW was officially notified of Air Canada’s intention to place a significant yet unidentified number of TMOS members on Off-Duty Status as per Article …
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District 140 | Bulletin 009. COVID-19 Health Crisis

Dear Brothers & Sisters: These are uncertain times. The COVID-19 health crisis and the state of emergency that has been declared means we are operating in quickly changing circumstances that are hard to predict. Making this more challenging is that clear direction from employers has proven difficult to obtain. Understandably, IAMAW members are urgently seeking …
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