ERRONEOUS AERONET PENSION PROJECTION ESTIMATES

Dear Brothers and Sisters,Your IAMAW Air Canada Pension Committee was flooded with enquiries from our members across the entire system during the last week concerning large reductions in the value of their pension benefits in the online Aeronet pension projector. When we looked at the “Calculations Details” page of pension projections that were provided to …
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EFAP Bulletin

Dear colleagues, On behalf of EFAP, I am proud to advise you that we have decided to extend our free 3rd party counselling service (Homewood) until the end of this year (December 31, 2021).This service is free (EFAP) and available to all IAMAW members who are active, on ODS or lay-off status.  Of course, active …
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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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District 140 | Bulletin 28 EFAP Online Zoom Workshops

Dear Brothers and Sisters, The District 140 EFAP have been in contact with a Company called Air Institute, they specialize in resilience and mental fitness training. Air Institute is currently offering three on-line modules dealing with mental health strategies that may help with struggles you or your family members may be experiencing. Your EFAP has …
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Distrcit 140 | Bulletin 27. EFAP Benefits – CEWS & CERB

Dear Sisters and Brothers: I truly hope you and your families are keeping healthy and well during these very difficult times. Over the past few days, I have received calls in regard to our EFAP benefit plan and how the plan is affected given the different Government-funded plans. As of right now, whether you choose …
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District 140 | Bulletin 22 Frequently Asked Questions

Dear Sisters and Brothers: All employers in the aviation sector have been dramatically affected by government directives enacted as part of the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The steps taken to date include recommendations that Canadians avoid all non-essential international travel, including to the United States, and directing all international travel to just four …
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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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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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