Health & Safety

Pandemic Pay for Ontario Workers

A temporary “pandemic payment” for front-line workers risking their lives amid the COVID-19 pandemic. These workers would receive an additional $4 an hour for the next sixteen weeks, as well as a possible $250 lump-sum a month if they worked 100 hours or more. the pay hike, which will take effect on April 24 and last until Aug. 13. Health care and long-term care Eligible workplaces include acute hospitals, long-term

Day of Mourning events

On Tuesday April 28th, Labour Councils across Canada will be holding their own virtual Day of Mourning events. Please see link below to find a virtual Day of Mourning event near you. Day of Mourning Ceremonies 2020 Thank you Derek Ferguson  

ONLINE ZOOM WORKSHOPS for all IAM members

The work we do can be stressful. Our lives at home can also contribute to this stress. The onset of COVID-19 has affected most IAM members in some way or another, which has only made things more difficult to manage. We want you to know that stress CAN be managed. We simply need the tools to help us. IAM District 140 Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) have contracted with

Fighting Machinists team up, get crucial protections for pre-board screeners

Toronto, ON – The airline industry in Canada has been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. Thousands of airport workers have been laid off, airlines have grounded fleets and associate airport business have been shuttered. For those still employed and going to work at the airport, it can be an unnerving experience as the virus has not stopped it spread. “Some airport employers have been better than others when it

Mourn for the Dead, Fight for the Living - Day of Mourning 2020

Tuesday, April 28 is the labour movement’s most solemn day.  The National Day of Mourning remembers those workers killed or injured on the job The Canadian Labour Congress first declared the Day in 1984. More than 100 countries now observe the Day too. This National Day of Mourning, we recognize the many workers in Canada who have lost their lives or who have been injured at work. Every year, hundreds of thousands more

IAM Healthcare Bargaining Priorities

April 2020 To IAMAW Representatives, Members and Employers: The pandemic has been a learning curve in many respects and has exposed critical gaps in workplaces. We’ve become aware of those gaps and unpreparedness in workplaces our members work in, leaving some of them incredibly vulnerable. Many of our members continue to work despite the risks they face without access to PPE, sick leave and even a living wage. It is

COVID-19 Guidance for the Canadian Aviation Industry

Background The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is the lead Federal agency responsible for coordinating efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Transport Canada (TC) has collaborated with PHAC to provide the Canadian aviation industry with guidance to protect crew members when operating in areas with known or suspected community transmission of COVID-19. Refer to: travel.gc.ca for countries with a Travel Advisory of Level 2 or higher; and, World Health