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IAMAW- Air Canada – 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 the largest union in the air transportation industry in Canada, we have seen an unprecedented… Read More »IAMAW- Air Canada – Proposed Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Arrangement Would Place IAMAW Members Back On Payroll

Message from GVP Stan Pickthall to IAM members – 6 April, 2020

TEXT OF GVP STAN PICKTHALL’S VIDEO Sisters and Brothers, my name is Stan Pickthall and I’m the General Vice-President of the Machinists Union here in Canada. It’s been four weeks now since we called a pandemic, and lives have changed for all of us in so many ways. We’re staying at home, we’re staying socially isolated, we’re staying physically isolated and we’re trying to maintain distance in order to do… Read More »Message from GVP Stan Pickthall to IAM members – 6 April, 2020

Letter from IP Martinez and GVP Pickthall to Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

April 6, 2020 By Email: justin.trudeau@parl.gc.ca Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, P.C., M.P. Prime Minister of CanadaOffice of the Prime Minister 80 Wellington Street, Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2   Dear Mr. Prime Minister, We are writing you in our capacities as the International President and General Vice President of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW), on behalf of 50,000 members across Canada, and 600,000 across North America. Our… Read More »Letter from IP Martinez and GVP Pickthall to Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

Letter to banks from CLC President Hassan Yussuff

To: Members of the CLC Canadian Council Labour Council Presidents Greetings: I am following up on my letter from yesterday about the targeted campaign the Canadian Labour Congress has launched to call on the big banks and credit card companies to help struggling families by significantly reducing credit card interest rates. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to widespread anxiety among Canadians about their health and economic security. We’re all making… Read More »Letter to banks from CLC President Hassan Yussuff

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan (Federal Government)

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action to help Canadians facing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. Support for individuals Support for individuals and families Increasing the Canada Child Benefit Special Goods and Services Tax credit payment Extra time to file income tax returns Mortgage support Support for people facing unemployment The new Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) Apply… Read More »Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan (Federal Government)

GVP Pickthall’s letter to Calin Rovinescu, CEO of Air Canada

March 31, 2020 Air Canada 7373 Côte Vertu West St. Laurent, QC H4S 1Z3 Attention: Calin Rovinescu, Chief Executive Officer Sent by email: calin.rovinescu@aircanada.ca   Dear Mr. Rovinescu: I am the General Vice President of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, representing some 50,000 IAM members across the country, many thousands of whom are employees of Air Canada. I am writing to urge you to take advantage of… Read More »GVP Pickthall’s letter to Calin Rovinescu, CEO of Air Canada

Canada Emergency Response Benefit- Things 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 Emergency Response Benefit will be available April 6, 2020, and for 16 weeks all new… Read More »Canada Emergency Response Benefit- Things to Know

Stan Pickthall’s Letter to Mr. Bernard Fishbein, Chair Ontario Labour Relations Board

March 30, 2020 Sent via email: bernard.fishbein@ontario.ca Mr. Bernard Fishbein, Chair Ontario Labour Relations Board 505 University Avenue, 2nd Floor Toronto, ON  M5G 2P1 Dear Mr. Fishbein: Re:        Contini Letter Dated March 25 (Certification Applications During COVID-19 Crisis)   I write to you on behalf of the members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers in Ontario and across Canada. We join the Ontario Federation of Labour and… Read More »Stan Pickthall’s Letter to Mr. Bernard Fishbein, Chair Ontario Labour Relations Board

World Health Organisation COVID-19 Resource Page

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019 ———————- This article was originally posted on the IAM Canada website. View the original post here: World Health Organisation COVID-19 Resource Page

COVID-19 Guidance for the Canadian Aviation Industry

Background The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is the lead Federal agency responsible for coordinating efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Transport Canada (TC) has collaborated with PHAC to provide the Canadian aviation industry with guidance to protect crew members when operating in areas with known or suspected community transmission of COVID-19. Refer to: travel.gc.ca for countries with a Travel Advisory of Level 2 or higher; and, World Health… Read More »COVID-19 Guidance for the Canadian Aviation Industry