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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
AIR CANADA NATIONAL GRIEVANCE VACCINE POLICY BULLETIN #028
Dear Sisters and Brothers,
Further to Bulletin No. 022 dated June 1st, the National Vaccine Policy grievance hearing commenced on July 19th, in front of Arbitrator Vince Ready. Both parties were represented by their respective legal counsel and the Committee of General Chairpersons was in attendance.
As this is a complex and multi-faceted issue, much of the first day was spent in mediation and dealing with preliminary objections. Please be advised that by direction of the Arbitrator these mediation discussions are strictly confidential.
IFA Starting Wage Increase Winnipeg Finance
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Earlier today, Air Canada informed the Union that, given the difficulty in hiring and retaining new staff in the Winnipeg Finance Branch, as per Article 5.02 of the CBA, they will be increasing the starting wage of new hires and current employees who are below step 5 to step 5 of the 2022 IFA wage scale. Please see below excerpt from the CBA.
5.02 The Company, at its discretion, may commence a newly hired permanent or temporary-term employee at any published rate within the wage scale of the classification into which the employee was hired, but not in excess of the maximum published rate of the classification.
As we are in agreement with members receiving higher wages, this will only impact members currently below a step 5 and new hires. This move will not impact any other current members financially; however, we are hopeful that this will help the company attract and hire new members and finally start to ease the workloads for all members. This was the sole decision of company to make this call, we have no control over this decision. Recent benchmarking against other companies in the Winnipeg area showed that Air Canada’s starting wages are no longer competitive. While we understand not everyone will be in agreement with this move by the company, the Collective Agreement does allow for it. Rest assured your Union will be seeking competitive wage increases across the board when the contract expires in 2026.
Shop Committee Chairperson
AIR CANADA NATIONAL GRIEVANCE VACCINE POLICY
Further to Bulletin No. 015 dated April 2, 2022, District Lodge 140 is pleased to advise that the parties have agreed to hear the national grievance regarding Air Canada’s mandatory vaccine policy on July 19th, in front of Arbitrator Vince Ready.
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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