Toronto Screeners

Unemployment Stamps

TORONTO SCREENERS LODGE 2921 I.A.M.A.W Administrative Office Friday January 15, 2021 Unemployment Stamps Dear Sisters and Brothers, There have been some questions concerning the process/payments of unemployment dues for our members to remain in good standing while separated from employment, layoff/furlough and sickness or disability. In our constitution, as per Article G, members that are off for any of the above reasons can apply for an unemployment stamp to remain in good standing, by paying $2.00 per month. Members may want

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Situation Critical – IAM Sounding Alarm on Air Transportation

Toronto, ON – Yesterday, WestJet announced an 80% reduction in flights to Atlantic Canada and Quebec City due to the ongoing pandemic. With these cuts to service, combined with layoffs in the airline and aerospace sectors, as well as the onset of a “Second wave” of the COVID-19 pandemic, the forecast is dire. “The industry is in peril. The IAM is again calling on the federal government to intervene as these cuts will be commonplace if the government doesn’t provide support to

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Layoffs in the aerospace industry – A second wave of layoffs is emerging.

October 14th, 2020 – The fact that companies such as Pratt and Whitney and Airbus are planning layoffs is a new indicator of the severity of the current crisis in air transport and the aerospace sector. “It’s always frustrating to hear that workers are going to lose their jobs, but it’s even more so when you consider that the federal government could have taken action to prevent this from happening,” says David Chartrand, Quebec Coordinator of the Machinists’ Union. At a

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