Machinists’ News

GVP Pickthall's letter to Calin Rovinescu, CEO of Air Canada

March 31, 2020 Air Canada 7373 Côte Vertu West St. Laurent, QC H4S 1Z3 Attention: Calin Rovinescu, Chief Executive Officer Sent by email: calin.rovinescu@aircanada.ca   Dear Mr. Rovinescu: I am the General Vice President of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, representing some 50,000 IAM members across the country, many thousands of whom are employees of Air Canada. I am writing to urge you to take advantage of

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

Stan Pickthall's Letter to Mr. Bernard Fishbein, Chair Ontario Labour Relations Board

March 30, 2020 Sent via email: bernard.fishbein@ontario.ca Mr. Bernard Fishbein, Chair Ontario Labour Relations Board 505 University Avenue, 2nd Floor Toronto, ON  M5G 2P1 Dear Mr. Fishbein: Re:        Contini Letter Dated March 25 (Certification Applications During COVID-19 Crisis)   I write to you on behalf of the members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers in Ontario and across Canada. We join the Ontario Federation of Labour and

Letter to Bill Morneau and Marc Garneau from Hassan Yussuff, CLC President

Le français suivra March 23, 2020 File: 20403-F01/T01 The Honourable Bill Morneau, P.C., M.P. Minister of Finance House of Commons Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6 By email: bill.morneau@parl.gc.ca The Honourable Marc Garneau, P.C., M.P. Minister of Transport House of Commons Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6 By email: marc.garneau@parl.gc.ca Dear Ministers: We write to you on behalf of over 50,000 airline employees in Canada. The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is taking an extraordinary

IAM Suspends Programming at Winpisinger Center Through End of 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on our economy, our employers and our membership. For many reasons, including the uncertain nature of when it will be safe for members and staff to travel and gather in groups, the Executive Council has made the decision to close the Winpisinger Education and Technology Center for the rest of 2020, effective Monday, April 6. If you are enrolled to attend a program

Keep Workers Safe - Letter to your elected representatives

Hi all, With the ever-increasing number of cases of Covid-19 here in Ontario and the very strict requests being made by all levels of government to stay home unless you provide an essential service, it is increasingly difficult to follow the ever-changing recommendations of the Officers of Health.​ Most of the government appears to be looking at this from a health care perspective and yet there are other workers that

ILO Note: COVID-19 and world of work: Impacts and responses

This note offers the ILO’s preliminary assessment concerning the possible impacts of COVID-19 on the world of work and proposes a range of policy options to mitigate these impacts and facilitate strong and fast recovery DOWNLOAD THE PDF or Read online Share/PartagezFacebookTwitterPrintemail

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