Machinists Union opens bargaining with Air Canada and Aveos

Thursday April 7, 2011 Toronto, ON – Today the Machinists Union opened bargaining with Air Canada and Aveos at the Sheraton Centre Downtown in Toronto. This bargaining is unprecedented in that, for the first time ever, the Canadian General Vice-President has participated from the very beginning of negotiations.

“We are looking for gains in this . . . → Read More: Machinists Union opens bargaining with Air Canada and Aveos

The Union’s Obligations Concerning Strike Votes

TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE IAM & AW AIR CANADA / AVEOS – TMOS THE UNION’S OBLIGATIONS CONCERNING STRIKE VOTES

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

What is the difference between a strike vote and a strike mandate?

A strike cannot be held unless all Members in the Bargaining Unit have had the opportunity to vote upon . . . → Read More: The Union’s Obligations Concerning Strike Votes

Negotiations Update -Bulletin #3

April 4, 2011

Your Negotiations Team spent the week of March 28 – April 1, 2011 in Vancouver in preparation for this round of negotiations with Air Canada.

This week, your Negotiations Team met internally to continue working on formulating an Agenda for the Joint meetings with the Company. There was a lot of good . . . → Read More: Negotiations Update -Bulletin #3

To All IAMAW Members Working at Air Canada

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

Your Union understands that you are going through some very difficult times; however, you must all be aware that there are potentially serious consequences if you are found to be part of an illegal work stoppage.

It isn’t only the Union that may be held accountable for any losses attributed . . . → Read More: To All IAMAW Members Working at Air Canada

Press Release: Harper government must help to protect Air Canada jobs

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

March 16, 2011

Harper government must help to protect Air Canada jobs

OTTAWA – Liberal MPs are calling on the government to ensure that maintenance and overhaul jobs in Montreal, Winnipeg and Mississauga are protected.

“When Air Canada was privatized in 1988 the intent was clear,” said Liberal Transport Critic . . . → Read More: Press Release: Harper government must help to protect Air Canada jobs