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Barbara Byers appointed to UN Women advisory group

 
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
 
The Canadian Labour Congress is congratulating Secretary-Treasurer Barbara Byers on her appointment to the UN Women Executive Director’s Civil Society Advisory Group (CSAG) last month.
 

Transportation Conference INSTRUCTIONS

December 12, 2016

Dear Local Lodge _____Recording Secretary,

Subj: Transportation Conference Registration Instructions (Conference Call is here)

 

The call letter for the 2017 IAM Transportation Conference dated November 3, 2016 referenced a new online delegate registration process. Local Lodges can register their delegates at https://tcregistration.iamaw.org.

Useful Numbers 2017 - by Aurélie Sarrabezolles

PENSIONS

1.  OLD AGE SECURITY BENEFIT 
(Monthly, at age 65, January to March 2017)
$578.53 (regardless of marital status)
Adjusted quarterly

Canada’s unions celebrate federal asbestos ban

 
Canada’s unions celebrate federal asbestos ban
 
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
 
The Canadian Labour Congress is celebrating today’s announcement that the federal government is banning the manufacture, import, export and use of asbestos.
 

Labour’s Views on Renegotiating NAFTA - Hassan Yussuff

December 15, 2016 File No.: 10107-01-2016
To: Canadian Council
Greetings:
RE: Labour’s Views on Renegotiating NAFTA
 
The election of Donald Trump on November 8, 2016 has serious ramifications for Canadian trade policy given his promise to tear up NAFTA. Canadian and Mexican officials have responded to this uncertainty by indicating that both governments would be willing to engage a Trump administration in renegotiating NAFTA.
 

2017 IAM Communications Conference

DOWNLOAD THE CALL AND THE FORM

December 16, 2016

Subj:    2017 Communications Conference

Austin, Texas

To All District Lodge Presidents and Secretary-Treasurers, Local Lodge Presidents and Recording Secretaries, Directing Business Representatives, Business Representatives, TCU Carmen Division Officers, National Representatives, Assistant National Representatives and Local Lodge Officers

Bill C-27: A step backwards in providing retirement income security for Canadians.

Bill C-27: A step backwards in providing retirement income security for Canadians.

Content of Bill C-27, An Act to amend the Pension Benefit Standards Act (1985)

Canada’s unions celebrate federal asbestos ban

The Canadian Labour Congress is celebrating today’s announcement that the federal government is banning the manufacture, import, export and use of asbestos.

“We can all breathe easier,” said CLC president Hassan Yussuff. “This is good public health policy that will, without question, save lives for generations to come.”

Thorncliffe IAM Members have First Agreement

Wednesday December 14, 2016

For Immediate Release

 

Nepean, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 1295, employed by the Thorncliffe Retirement Home, have ratified their first collective agreement.

The three-year collective agreement provides wage increases of 2.5 per cent in each year for the majority of the memberships, others who have reached the top of the wage scale receive a lump sum payment of 1.75 per cent in each year. Other agreement highlights include:

New EI Regulations on One Week Waiting Period

December 12, 2016
To: Canadian Council and EI/UI Ad-Hoc Committee
 
Dear Sisters and Brothers:
Re: New EI Regulations on One Week Waiting Period
 
We’re writing to inform you of a change in Employment Insurance regulations that may affect your members.
 

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