COV Government Resources

COVID-19: New extension to the leave related to COVID-19 to support Canadian workers

The COVID-19 pandemic has created challenges on many fronts for both workers and employers in Canada. To protect and support Canadian workers during this difficult time, on March 25, 2020, the Government of Canada created a temporary leave related to COVID-19 under the Canada Labour Code (the Code). On September 4, 2020, the maximum allowable length of leave related to COVID-19 was further extended from 24 weeks to 28 weeks to align with the

Pickthall letter to Ministers Morneau and Garneau

May 7, 2020 By email:   bill.morneau@parl.gc.ca marc.garneau@parl.gc.ca The Honourable Bill Morneau, P.C., M.P. Minister of Finance House of Commons Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6 The Honourable Marc Garneau, P.C., M.P. Minister of Transport House of Commons Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6 Dear Honourable Ministers Morneau and Garneau, Re:      Extension of Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy I’m writing you on behalf of 36,000 members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW)

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

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

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