SENATE MISSES OPPORTUNITY TO PROTECT WORKERS’ RIGHTS IN BILL C-10 -District Bulletin #44

TO ALL IAMAW MEMBERS
SENATE MISSES OPPORTUNITY
TO PROTECT WORKERS’ RIGHTS IN BILL C-10

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

The IAM is extremely disappointed in the results of the Senate decision as part of
committee stage of Bill C-10, an Act to Amend the Air Canada Public Participation Act.
The Standing committee of Transport and Communications discussed the bill without
accepting any of the amendments put forward by the IAM.

As part of the IAM Bill C-10 campaign, a delegation first lobbied MPs sitting on the
Transportation Committee and has been back in Ottawa this week to lobby Senators
on the Standing committee of Transport and Communications, and others. We did
so in the belief that we could make a difference.

The fact that the Senate did not amend the bill shows us that Senate chose the path
of a corporate driven agenda. By doing so, the committee did not take into account
the national interest or the interest of our members. Corporate profits appear to
have won over the public good and the good of Canadian workers.

The bill is now sent back to the Senate for third reading and we hope that the
chamber of sober second thought will amend the bill to preserve jobs and
secure the Canadian MRO industry.

In Solidarity,

Fred Hospes President and Directing General Chairperson
Transportation District 140, IAMAW

BULLETIN NO. 044 – ISSUED JUNE 22, 2016
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