Machinists’ News

En coupant dans la Sécurité de la vieillesse, le gouvernement Harper s’attaque aux jeunes et aux pauvres

Ma première réaction à la décision des conservateurs de réduire les prestations de la Sécurité de la vieillesse et du Supplément de revenu garanti a été de la considérer comme une attaque contre les personnes âgées. Cependant, je suis plutôt d’avis que le gouvernement a choisi de s’attaquer aux jeunes et aux pauvres. De 2023 à 2029, l’âge d’admissibilité aux prestations de la SV et du SRG sera progressivement haussé

The Harper Government Old Age Security Cuts are an Attack on the Young and the Poor

My first reaction to the Conservatives’ reduction in old age security and guaranteed income supplement benefits was to see it as an attack on seniors, but it really is an attack on the young and the poor. Moving back eligibility for OAS/GIS benefits from age 65 to age 67 will only be phased in between 2023 and 2029, so it will have no direct effect on anybody currently 54 or

CIRB Board Order No.670-NB

Please post and circulate the attached CIRB decision. This order must be posted by the Union and Air Canada in the workplace. The CIRB found that IAM members have participated in an Unlawful Strike and therefore, all members must resume or continue to perform their duties to Air Canada. There is also a declaration to cease and desist. In addition, Air Canada applied to the Federal Court and received a

Dewar calls on Harper to enforce legislation to protect Aveos jobs

Toronto – NDP leadership candidate Paul Dewar is calling on the Harper government to enforce the Air Canada Act so that the jobs of over 2,500 Aveos workers in Montreal, Winnipeg and Vancouver can be saved. “Mr. Harper must enforce the Air Canada Act and make sure that maintenance of the Air Canada fleet is done in Canada and the jobs of over 2,500 workers are preserved,” said Dewar. “The

21 March, 2012 - International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

  The laws are in place, freedom and equality are expressed with every publication on the benefits of being Canadian.  It was not very long ago that discrimination based on race was not illegal. The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, March 21, commemorates the anniversary of the Sharpeville Massacre in 1960. On that day in South Africa, peaceful demonstrators against apartheid were killed. In 1966, the United

Photos from Vancouver rally against Aveos shutdown

More than 200 workers and concerned community members attended a rally today at the Skytrain Station at Sea Island to protest the interference of Lisa Raitt and the Harper government in Air Canada negotiations. They were also protesting yesterday’s announcement of the Aveos closure, which has thrown more than 2600 IAM members out of work. (Photos: Stan Pickthall) Speakers at the Rally:Chris Hiscock (Local 764 President)Fred Hospes (DL140 General Chairperson)Jim

Submission by Dave Ritchie to the Senate Concerning Bill C-33, An Act to provide for the continuation and resumption of air service operations.

14 March, 2012 Submission by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers to the Senate Concerning Bill C-33, An Act to provide for the continuation and resumption of air service operations. On behalf of the International Association on Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW), we would like to thank the Committee for giving us the opportunity to express our views on Bill C-33. As the union representing the 8,600 members