COVID-19

EMPLOYMENT INSURANCE PACKAGE What You Need To Know

Essential Information About the EI Program This document will help you prepare your EI application and determine which other benefits you may be entitled to under the EI program. IAMAW CANADA As you and your family face this difficult time, the IAM is here to offer help and support. This document provides information on EI regular benefits, EI Sickness Benefits, and other benefits you may be entitled to as a

COVID-19 Resource centre (CLC)

Canada’s unions are standing with workers and their families during this unprecedented pandemic. It’s time to support one another and join together to ensure that everyone receives the support they need to get through this current crisis. This portal will provide links to our latest statements and actions you can take right now. COVID-19 Resource centre

Social distancing (Public Health Agency of Canada)

Social distancing (infographic) Download the alternative format (PDF format, 247 KB, 1 page) Organization: Public Health Agency of Canada Date published: March 18, 2020 Together, we can slow the spread of COVID-19 by making a conscious effort to keep a physical distance between each other.  Social distancing is proven to be one of the most effective ways to reduce the spread of illness during an outbreak.  With patience and cooperation, we can

A Message from IP Martinez on the Coronavirus Crisis

Dear Sisters and Brothers, I am writing to you in an environment of fear and uncertainty. Many of our members in the U.S. and Canada have already been impacted by the fallout from the coronavirus, or COVID-19, pandemic. Undoubtedly, more effects will be felt by our membership, by our two countries and globally as this crisis unfolds. I want to first assure you that the IAM—at every level—is fighting to ensure

District 140 Bulletin - Air Canada TMOS - Off-Duty Status

TO ALL IAMAW MEMBERS OF AIR CANADA – TMOS ARTICLE 20.14 – OFF DUTY STATUS Dear Brothers and Sisters: On March 19th the General Chairpersons representing Air Canada TMOS, Finance and Clerical bargaining unit members attended a much-anticipated conference call with Air Canada Labour Relations. The IAMAW was officially notified of Air Canada’s intention to place a significant yet unidentified number of TMOS members on Off-Duty Status as per Article

COVID-19 and Healthcare – FAQ for IAM Members

If my employer can’t provide PPE do I need to go to work? In instances where a member is assigned to work with a client who is confirmed to have contracted COVID-19, you have the grounds to invoke your right to refuse unsafe work. We are asking employers to conduct risk assessments, and advise workers of risks involved with their work. In non-confirmed cases, we are urging employers to develop

District 140 Bulletin on COVID-19 Health Crisis

TO ALL IAMAW MEMBERS OF TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT 140 COVID-19 HEALTH CRISIS Dear Brothers & Sisters: These are uncertain times. The COVID-19 health crisis and the state of emergency that has been declared means we are operating in quickly changing circumstances that are hard to predict. Making this more challenging is that clear direction from employers has proven difficult to obtain. Understandably, IAMAW members are urgently seeking answers and assurances under

Airports: The Forgotten Epicentre

Over the last 24 hours, it has been reported that a worker at Toronto Pearson has tested positive for the Covid-19 Virus. The IAMAW has put pressure on the employer to address numerous health and safety concerns, the main one being the lack of personal protective equipment for screening officers. The response has been lacklustre, and instead of proactive measures public health officials urge employers and the public to take,

Pandemic – What does it mean? A message about IAM members’ mental health and available resources

For some it means an inconvenience unlike any they have encountered and for others it means missed or shortened vacations. For everyone it means new terms like ‘social distancing’, ‘flattening the curve’ or ‘self-isolating’. For many it means sickness and, possibly, death. Still for others, it could mean uncontrollable fear, anxiety, layoffs, financial difficulties, confusion, and possibly even thoughts of suicide. Due to our collective agreements, most members of the