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Dear Brothers & Sisters: This bulletin is intended for all members who have been placed on unpaid leave due to their vaccinationstatus. Information below refers directly to guidance from the EI program, specific to unpaid leaves of absencedue to mandatory vaccine policies. While the EI Commission has issued information for workers who are placed on unpaid leaves of absenceand gave employers guidance on how to code for these types of leaves, workers still have the right to file aclaim. The

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IAM Letter to Minister Alghabra regarding mandatory vaccinations

 October 21, 2021 By Email: omar.alghabra@parl.gc.caHonourable Omar Alghabra, MPMinister of TransportHouse of Commons Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6 Honourable Minister Alghabra,  I’m writing to you on behalf of 20,000 air transportation workers, and members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) with an urgent request for a meeting regarding Transport Canada’s guidance on federal vaccination mandates. It’s necessary to preface our concerns, and state that we are not opposed to mandatory vaccinations, rather we object to the process in

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Mandatory Vaccinations and EI Eligibility – UPDATE

As the deadline looms for compliance with mandatory workplace vaccination policies, many workers are left wondering what happens if they’re placed on an unpaid leave of absence. Earlier this week, the EI program notified stakeholders that workers placed on unpaid leaves of absence due to non-compliance with a mandated vaccination policy in their workplace, will not be eligible for EI benefits. In exceptional cases, the EI program may contact a worker to determine if the employer’s policy was; Clearly communicated

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Pyne Appointed Canadian Representative to Education

IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. has appointed Matt Pyne from Local 1763 as a Representative assigned to Education, effective October 1, 2021. “I am proud to assign Matt to the education portfolio,” said Martinez. “It is essential that we have an instructor with knowledge of Canadian labour laws, healthcare system, and labour regulations so that our Canadian sisters and brothers receive the best training possible. Matt’s knowledge and experience will be put to immediate use to the benefit of

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Making History: IAM Develops Mentoring Program for Female Leaders

September 14 and 15, 2021 marks an important date in the history of the IAM. Following an announcement by International President, Robert Martinez about plans to launch the Leadership Excellence Assembly of Dedicated Sisters (LEADS,) a program aimed at increasing participation of women in the organization, representatives across the United States and Canada gathered at the Harbor. This is the first time that the organization has focused efforts on developing a system of mentorship for women, with the Executive Council

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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation #NDTR

September 30, 2021 marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process. The creation of this federal statutory holiday was through legislative amendments made by Parliament. On June 3, 2021, Bill C-5, An Act to amend the Bills of Exchange Act, the Interpretation Act and the Canada

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