COVID-19

Crisis in Air transport and Aerospace – The federal government must not underestimate what is happening

Montreal, September 30th, 2020- Air transport and Aerospace are among the sectors most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In Canada, tens of thousands of jobs and the survival of many businesses are at stake. The crisis that is simultaneously hitting these two sectors deserves the attention of a parliamentary committee “A perfect storm is hitting both industries,” says David Chartrand, Quebec coordinator of the Machinists’ Union. For several months now,… Read More »Crisis in Air transport and Aerospace – The federal government must not underestimate what is happening

The pandemic can’t stop us! IAM Canada continues commitment to education

“The pandemic is putting a halt to many things these days, but it can’t stop the IAM’s commitment to education,” said Gord Falconer, Chief-of-Staff of IAM Canada. “It’s how we get our strength,” he said. Approximately 50 members of IAM Local 2921, Screening Officers at Pearson International Airport, attended the Stewards Training conducted by Falconer – formerly the Education Representative for Canada. Airline Coordinator Keith Aiken, Research Director Ivana Saula… Read More »The pandemic can’t stop us! IAM Canada continues commitment to education

Feds Must Support Air Transportation Now!

In this week’s Throne Speech the federal government announced they would be providing “further support” for industries that have been the hardest hit, including travel and tourism. “Covid-19 has devastated our members and their families, particularly in the transportation industry. We need more than just talk of support. We need action, and we need it now.” That was the response from IAM Air Transportation Coordinator Keith Aiken. Also announced this… Read More »Feds Must Support Air Transportation Now!

Update on Transport Canada meetings

Members of the IAM meet with Transport Canada weekly to discuss upcoming or ongoing initiatives and talk about issues affecting our members. “Since the beginning of the pandemic we have been able to address issues such as face masks for our screening officers, temperature checks, health and safety issues related to COVID -19 and discussions around interim orders,” said Keith Aiken, IAM Canadian Airline Coordinator. These meetings also provide insight… Read More »Update on Transport Canada meetings

COVID-19: New extension to the leave related to COVID-19 to support Canadian workers

The COVID-19 pandemic has created challenges on many fronts for both workers and employers in Canada. To protect and support Canadian workers during this difficult time, on March 25, 2020, the Government of Canada created a temporary leave related to COVID-19 under the Canada Labour Code (the Code). On September 4, 2020, the maximum allowable length of leave related to COVID-19 was further extended from 24 weeks to 28 weeks to align with the… Read More »COVID-19: New extension to the leave related to COVID-19 to support Canadian workers

Federal Government Extends COVID-19 Related Leaves

As a way of streamlining the extension of the number of weeks for eligibility for the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), the federal government announced it would also extend COVID-19 related leaves. Eligibility for CERB was extended from 16 to 24 weeks, which is now mirrored in COVID-19 related leaves in federally regulated workplaces. The goal of CERB was to stabilize the economy and provide an income for workers who… Read More »Federal Government Extends COVID-19 Related Leaves

Time Is Running Out to Support the Aerospace Industry – Alarm Bells Getting Louder

Canada has been a leader in aerospace for decades; we are renowned for our contribution and expertise in maintenance and repair overhaul, research and development, and perhaps most notably, the Canadarm of the Space Shuttle, Dextre of the International Space Shuttle, and state of the art satellite communication platforms. Stan Pickthall, the General Vice President of IAMAW Canada stressed that, “The aerospace industry is part of our international business profile;… Read More »Time Is Running Out to Support the Aerospace Industry – Alarm Bells Getting Louder

Get the Facts on Masks – from CCOHS

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Masks – Know the Difference – from CCOHS

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Federal Right to Refuse Dangerous Work

DOWNLOAD THE PDF FEDERAL RIGHT TO REFUSE DANGEROUS WORK {Canada Labour Code, s. 122, 128, 129, 146, 147} HEALTH AND SAFETY FACT SHEET Danger is defined in the Code as any hazard, condition or activity that could reasonably be expected to be an imminent or serious threat to the life or health of a person exposed to it before the hazard or condition can be corrected or the activity altered.… Read More »Federal Right to Refuse Dangerous Work