District Bulletin 40 – GENERAL CHAIRPERSON ELECTION – WESTERN REGION (BRITISH COLUMBIA & THE YUKON TERRITORY) AIR CANADA DESIGNATED POSITION

There will be elections held on Tuesday, November 21, 2023 for the Air Canada Designated Western Region British Columbia and Yukon Territory General Chairperson position. The candidates are listed below in alphabetical order (family name first).
CHARD, Craig (LL 764)
CHEUNG, Chris (LL 764)
CROTEAU, Robert (LL 764)
PENMAN, Paul (LL 764)
Read Bulletin here..

District Bulletin 34 – DISTRICT 140 SISTERS SEEKING NEW LEADS MEMBERS

District 140 is seeking sisters interested in participating in the Leads Program.
In 2021, the IAM Executive Council approved the new IAM Leadership Excellence Assembly of
Dedicated Sisters, or LEADS, mentoring program.

This is the first of its kind among Unions in North
America. The program fosters and facilitates the development of more women leaders by providing
a pathway for more Sisters to be involved in leadership positions. The first cohort began in 2022 and
is already ending this year. Read Bulletin here…

District Bulletin 33 – AIR CANADA – TMOS OFF DUTY STATUS GRIEVANCE UPDATE

We want to provide you with an update regarding the ongoing grievance of the company’s improper implementation of the second round of “off duty status” (ODS). The company has informed us that the resolution for the first set of members impacted by this is now in the final stages.

We are pleased to share that payouts for this group will begin to materialize in the coming weeks. We understand the challenges and uncertainties this situation has brought, and we appreciate your patience and support throughout this process. Read Bulletin here…

Steve Prinz Appointed IAM Canadian Special Representative

IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. has appointed District 140 General Chair Steve Prinz to serve as a Canadian Special Representative. The appointment is effective July 10, 2023.
Prinz, a 33-year IAM member, brings decades of experience to assist Canadian IAM members in western Canada.
Congratulations Steve!

Annual IAM Scholarship

Congratulations to the Canadian winners of the annual IAM Scholarship. Both Amishi Arora and Sophia Barker-Voisine will receive $1,000 for each academic year.

Parents Sham Arora of LL 1857 and Dean Voisine of LL764 are extremely proud and happy the IAM is helping their children pursue higher education.  Read Story here…

District Bulletin 31 – TO ALL IAMAW MEMBERS NATIONAL VACCINE POLICY GRIEVANCE UPDATE

After multiple date hearings and almost two (2) years challenging this matter, it has finally concluded. On May 11th, 2023, Arbitrator Vince Ready rendered his decision and unfortunately dismissed the Union’s grievance. Any member employed with Air Canada, who filed an individual grievance based upon the employer’s policy or who is part of the national grievance, will be receiving a letter in the coming weeks that advises of their grievance dismissal. Any member who has an accommodation grievance based upon the employer’s policy will be proceeding to an expedited format of arbitration, where an arbitrator will render a decision individually on the merits of those accommodation denials. Read Bulletin here..

District Bulletin 16 – AIR CANADA – TMOS OFF-DUTY STATUS GRIEVANCE UPDATE

Your Union filed a grievance challenging the employer’s misuse of Article 20.14 and that grievance was upheld at Arbitration in late 2021. Subsequently, Air Canada brought that decision for Judicial Review. In September 2022, the review panel dismissed the company’s application and costs were awarded to the Union.
Since that time District Lodge 140 has followed up with the company ad nauseam. The list of affected Members has been vetted and we have been advised sent to Payroll for processing. Read Bulletin here…

District Bulletin 14 – AIR CANADA – TMOS CATEGORY 38 UPDATE

As a follow-up to Bulletin No. 33 dated September 2022. The matter was brought back in front of the arbitrator on May 24, 2023. Unfortunately, we were unable to resolve this case at this hearing and are now booking an additional date later this fall.
We understand the frustration and concerns of the affected members and the Union continues push for a resolution in the near future. However, we are aware that cases of this magnitude can be very lengthy. Read Bulletin here…

District Bulletin 13 – DISTRICT 140 IAM COMMITTEE ON THE FUTURE

Last year a resolution was passed by the delegation at the 40th IAM Grand Lodge Convention to create a Committee on the Future. The group was established to listen to IAM members throughout the Canada and the United States to propose new ideas on how to grow the union and develop the next generation of leaders and activists. Please be aware of the following meeting dates. See Bulletin for dates here…

District Bulletin 12 – WESTJET STRIKE NOTICE

The IAM is closely monitoring the situation between the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) and WestJet Airlines for a potential impact to our members that service WestJet.
The General Chairpersons at the IAM have reached out to those employers to discuss what the next steps will be in the event that the pilots at WestJet exercise their right to strike. Those details have yet to be finalized.  Read Bulletin here…

District Bulletin 11 – AIR CANADA NATIONAL VACCINE POLICY GRIEVANCE ARBITRATION AWARD

Further to Bulletin No. 039, dated November 2, 2022, your Union, led by our legal counsel, have concluded a multiple-date hearing on this matter. On May 11, 2023, Arbitrator Vince Ready rendered his decision regarding our National Policy grievance.
With great disappointment, we must advise our members that the arbitrator has dismissed the Union’s policy grievance. The full arbitration award, with the arbitrator’s decision, is posted below this bulletin.  Read Bulletin here…