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Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Local Lodge 2323
2580 Drew Road, Suite 202,
Area Coordinator (Central Region)
EAP Office Direct : 905-678-1079
Toll free in Ontario: 1-877-409-2323
Cellular: (416) 882-6997
Ramp & Baggage
Glen Baigent (Tow Crew)
Perry Durrant (Training/ Ramp)
Todd Doyle (Trim & Finish)
Richard Gobeil (Licensed Aircraft Technician)
Steve McLean (Licensed Aircraft Technician)
Dave Leslie (Ramp)
What is an Employee Assistance Program?
Very simply, it is just what it sounds like – assistance to employees. The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is an employee benefit program, which ideally is supported by both labour and management, that provides confidential, professional assistance to help employees and their families resolve personal difficulties.
The EAP program is utilized by the membership on a strictly voluntary basis. Also, the employee has a choice of which EAP co-ordinator they wish to connect with. The Union and its Representatives encourage and motivate the membership to seek help through a confidential assistance program.
Outside the workplaces serviced by Local Lodge 2323, the program can be recognized by different names e.g. Member Assistance Program (MAP), Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP), but they all have the same objectives. These being: Retain valued employees; Restore our membership to wellness and maintain gainful employment; Motivate our brothers and sisters to seek help through confidential program; Provide appropriate resources to the employee in order for them to resolve their problems; Provide follow-up for troubled employees.
Principals of the EAP
- Not intended to interfere with or in the private lives of employees.
- Employee is responsible for own job performance.
- Employee is responsible for own personal problems.
- Getting early help for the troubled employee.
- Use of EAP program does not threaten job security or promotional opportunities.
Does not engage in union or company politics – remains neutral & non-discriminatory.
Why do we have an Employee Assistance Program?
The I.A.M.A.W. helped form our EAP program. It is a program for which we saw a need. Too many of our members were losing their jobs because of personal problems.
As a progressive Union, we are providing an EAP to our membership because we care about them and because it is good business. Just as all of us occasionally suffer from some physical illness or disability, all people experience personal or emotional difficulties some time in their lives. Sometimes these problems become too much for us to handle and they affect our personal happiness, our family relations, our performance at work and even our health.
Counselling Reimbursement Plan