COV Position Statements

Bargaining Priorities-2020 - Canada

COVID – 19 Bargaining Considerations (Canada) The global pandemic related to COVID-19 continues to have an enormous effect on IAM members, the U.S., Canadian and global economies, IAM employers, public policy, and the broader public health. Here are some topics that IAM representatives may want to consider in negotiations with employers over COVID-19 related issues. Note: The provisions listed below are considerations for bargaining; they may or may not be

IAMAW- Air Canada - Proposed Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Arrangement Would Place IAMAW Members Back On Payroll

April 8, 2020 For immediate release Toronto, ON- The airline industry has been heavily impacted by the pandemic with countries closing borders and placing restrictions on movement. This has translated into reduction of flights and massive furloughs of air transportation workers throughout the world, and the impact has been just as severe in Canada. As the largest union in the air transportation industry in Canada, we have seen an unprecedented

Letter from IP Martinez and GVP Pickthall to Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

April 6, 2020 By Email: justin.trudeau@parl.gc.ca Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, P.C., M.P. Prime Minister of Canada Office of the Prime Minister 80 Wellington Street, Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2   Dear Mr. Prime Minister, We are writing you in our capacities as the International President and General Vice President of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW), on behalf of 50,000 members across Canada, and 600,000 across North America.

Letter to banks from CLC President Hassan Yussuff

To: Members of the CLC Canadian Council Labour Council Presidents Greetings: I am following up on my letter from yesterday about the targeted campaign the Canadian Labour Congress has launched to call on the big banks and credit card companies to help struggling families by significantly reducing credit card interest rates. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to widespread anxiety among Canadians about their health and economic security. We’re all making

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan (Federal Government)

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action to help Canadians facing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. Support for individuals Support for individuals and families Increasing the Canada Child Benefit Special Goods and Services Tax credit payment Extra time to file income tax returns Mortgage support Support for people facing unemployment The new Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) Apply

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 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 the newly

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

Canada’s Unions deliver clear priorities for federal airline relief package

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 28, 2020 Press Release Canada’s Unions deliver clear priorities for federal airline relief package OTTAWA – Today, Canada’s airline unions met with the Minister of Finance and Minister of Transportation to share the concerns of aviation industry workers and to provide solutions to ensuring the sector’s viability. Chief among their priorities is to ensure that any federal financial aid package responds to the needs of workers

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