Toronto Screeners

USEFUL NUMBERS – 2022 (By Ivana Saula)

OLD AGE SECURITY BENEFIT (Monthly, at age 65, January 2022) $ 642.25 (regardless of marital status) 10% increase to OAS as of July 2022 for those 75 and older Adjusted quarterly to CPI (in January, April, July and October) OAS/GIS can be deferred up to 5 years (to age 70), with an increase of 0.60% for each month of deferral Following increases to CPI, OAS benefit will increase by 1.1% for the January to March 2022 quarter CANADA/QUEBEC PENSION PLAN (2022)

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2022 IAM Scholarship Competition

The 2022 IAM Scholarship Competition is accepting applications. The competition is open to members of the IAM and their children throughout the United States and Canada. The Application packet must be postmarked by February 11, 2022, and received no later than February 23, 2022. Applications, rules, and general information can be found on the 2022 IAM Scholarship Competition page. In 2021, the IAM awarded 16 scholarships valued at $64,000. The winners were selected out of over 300 applicants. The IAM also has a vocational-technical two-year scholarship

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Once Upon a Time in Chile (and Scotland)

Often, as a member of a trade union, we are asked, “What good does a union ever do?” Well, apart from better wages, better working conditions, vacations, and benefits – not much – well here is a wee story. On sept 11th 1973 the was a military coup in Chile. The country was overtaken by a military junta, who then proceeded to murder and torture people whom they considered subversive. They did this in unspeakable ways, Trade unionists were among those

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Screeners Lodge 2921 IAMAW Administrative Office

Dear Sisters and Brothers, With 2020 behind us, we hope 2021 is a better and more prosperous year, despite a difficult start to the year. The pandemic has changed every aspect of our lives, as uncertainty is now part of our everyday lives, placing pressure on us to find new ways to solve challenging situations. Your working lives at the airport have been changed in so many ways, mostly due to the pandemic, and its effect on the industry. Making

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COVID-19 and Worker’s Compensation: When to Apply

Applying for worker’s compensation can be a convoluted process that oftentimes discourages injured workers, rather than allowing for easier access. And as if the process wasn’t complicated already, COVID-19 has certainly added new challenges to filing a claim. Infection rates have continued to climb across Canada, posing challenges for both communities and workplaces. In the context of health and safety, as with many illnesses, injuries and diseases, making the connection to the workplace as a source or contributing factor to

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Despite pandemic, IAM Commitment to Education and Training still rock solid

The IAM’s renowned William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center, also known as the W3 Center or Placid Harbor, is up and running with online training. “The programming is available for the balance of 2020,” said Chris Wagoner, Director of the Winpisinger Center. The training portal is currently active and all DBRs, PDBRs and PDGCs, as well as District and Local Presidents, Recording Secretaries and Educators were notified by email. The three courses currently available are Leadership Organising, Lodge administrative Training and

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