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

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Women's Worlds

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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

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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

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RSI Day Life-altering injuries Repetitive strain injury (RSI) or musculosketal disorder (MSD) are umbrella terms used to describe a collection of injuries that affect the muscles, nerves and tendons. Tendonitis, tenosynovitis and carpal tunnel syndrome are some common examples. Common symptoms include aches, pains, tingling, swelling and loss of joint movement and strength in the affected area(s). These symptoms can progress into crippling disorders preventing those affected from working or