July 2020

COVID19 Impact on the Aerospace Industry

During the Pandemic While the air transportation industry has usually been resilient in the wake of major disruptions and crises, it is questionable that air transportation will be able to recovery as quickly as it has in the past. Airlines are running out of liquidity making bankruptcies, consolidations and even nationalization a possibility.  All of this this will inevitably affect civil aircraft manufacturing, supply chains and aftermarket support businesses. The

Letter to Trudeau: Wage Subsidy Program: Canadian Workers’ Lifeline – Not to be Taken Away

July 7, 2020 By Email: justin.trudeau@parl.gc.ca Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, P.C., M.P. Prime Minister of Canada 80 Wellington Street, Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2 Dear Mr. Trudeau:   Re:       Wage Subsidy Program: Canadian Workers’ Lifeline – Not to be Taken Away I am writing to you today on behalf of 50,000 active and retired Canadian members of the Machinists Union. At the outset, I wish to acknowledge your government for the

Another IAMAW Scholarship winner success story (continued)

Anna Fei was an IAM Scholarship winner in 2012. She is the daughter of Zemming, is a Customer Service Agent with Air Canada in Calgary and a member of Local Lodge 1681. The supplemental monies from the IAM Scholarship Fund went towards helping Anna with the costs of her university law degree. She persevered and completed her studies with a little help from the IAM. “We are very proud of

To Heather and Ron, in Solidarity and Friendship (from Stan Pickthall)

30 June, 2020 Today is bittersweet. We are saying farewell to two dear friends and colleagues from our Canadian IAM Staff – Sister Heather Kelley and Brother Ron Fontaine are moving on to their much-deserved retirement. And it is not without some misgivings that we see them go forward to the next chapter of their lives. But I know it is “fare well” and not goodbye. Both of them have

Canada Day message from Stan Pickthall

Sisters and Brothers,   At the midpoint of the year 2020, we find ourselves in the most challenging of times. On Canada Day, let’s celebrate our nation’s birthday together – even when we are physically apart.    I wish all our members a safe and happy holiday as we kick off the summer season.    In solidarity,   Stan Pickthall  General Vice President IAMAW Canada