Campaigns

Open Letter to Harper Regarding First Nations University

Open Letter to Harper Regarding First Nations University April 2010 To: The Hon. Stephen Harper Prime Minister of Canada Dear Prime Minister: In June 2008 you did what no prime minister before has been willing to do – offer an apology to former students of Indian residential schools. In that apology you noted that “Two primary objectives of the residential schools system were to remove and isolate children from the

Sign the Safe Skies petition

HAUT New – Sign the Petiton In recent years, Transport Canada has been quietly transferring oversight responsibility and the burden of liability to companies and workers in the aviation industry. This shift has played out while implementing Safety Management Systems (SMS). Link to Safeskies.ca Share/PartagezFacebookTwitterPrintemail

AVIVA: The value of one, the power of many

HAUT Aviva Traders Canada The value of one. The power of many. IAMAW Group Home & Auto Insurance Program. Discover the difference & start saving today! Take full advantage of your union’s exclusive access to discounted rates for both your home and auto insurance needs. Why choose the Group? In addition to preferred group rates, IAMAW has access to the following products and services: Group buying power with additional discounts

Useful Numbers 2010

HAUT USEFUL NUMBERS: 2010 A. PENSIONS:1.  OLD AGE SECURITY BENEFIT   (Monthly, January/2010)       $516.96    -adjusted quarterly 2.  CANADA/QUEBEC PENSION PLAN (2010)         * Maximum Monthly Retirement Benefit at age 65 $934.17      (Reduction of 6% per year for retirement 60-64,      Increase of 6% per year for retirement 65-70)         * Maximum Monthly Disability Benefit $1,126.76         * Maximum Monthly Survivor Benefit                                           CPP          QPP     

Postcard campaign targets violence against women

OTTAWA – The Canadian Labour Congress is asking Canadians to send 20 postcards in 20 days to the prime minister telling him to take action now to end violence against women. “On December 6th it will be 20 years since 14 young women were murdered in Montreal simply because they were women,” says Barbara Byers, Executive Vice-President of the Canadian Labour Congress. “Ironically, as this anniversary approaches, our government is

Women's Worlds

Women’s Worlds Theme Inclusions, exclusions, and seclusions: Living in a globalized world The theme of Women’s Worlds 2011 is “Inclusions, exclusions, and seclusions: Living in a globalized world”. Why? Where globalization and women are concerned, provocative questions abound: Does globalization include, exclude, and/or seclude women? As global hierarchies realign, how are gender roles and identities evolving? How are social identifications like power, privilege, citizenship, and nation affected? Ours is an

International MRO/Airline Report – 2009 by Carlos Da Costa

This report is based on the information received at the 2009 MRO (Maintenance Repair & Overhaul) Conference held in Grapevine, Texas on April 2009. All data is based on figures known at that time. This MRO (Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul) conference is considered to be the largest in the world where the major players from the MRO and airline industry attend from around the world. The data delivered is partially

Changes to EI Benefits are Needed Now!

By Gord Falconer-IAMAW Education Representative Between October 2008 and May 2009, 363,000 Canadians lost their jobs — and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development or OECD, projects unemployment to rise to 9.8% in 2010. In this global recession, the weakness of Canada’s Em¬ployment Insurance (EI) system has become a glaring federal policy omission. The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternates has completed a study on this very issue, by Lars

How 100 years of Flight Has Transformed Canada

By now you may have read a few articles written by various newspapers celebrating the 100th anniversary of powered flight in Canada and the milestones achieved since 1909. The purpose of this article is to try to capture it from workers point of view, so that you are able to see how government and corporations have shaped the aviation industry in Canada. While most of the articles fail to mention