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2021 CWIA Symposium Report

The CWIA is an organization that represents Canadian Women In Aviation. It was an honour to be selected and to be invited to be participate in the 2021 symposium.  The symposium was conducted on October 19, 21 & 24 2022. The CWIA originally started in 1991 with 3 females and today it has grown to about 1400 women meeting approximately every 2 years. It continues to be a network of discussion by strong opinionated women all over Canada in aviation

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Our common security

As a new year begins, the eyes of the world are rightly focused on the twin threats of the COVID-19 pandemic and accelerating climate change. A similar level of attention is required to the threats to peace on virtually every continent. People in many parts of the world are living in conflict or are on the brink. Autocrats, populists and warlords are facing off across borders and oceans. Expenditure on armaments is at a record high, international agreements regulating weapons

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Dear Sisters and Brothers, Your Union has reached an agreement with the Company to provide freeCovid-19 Antigen testing kits to our members that are partially vaccinated.This agreement will save our partially vaccinated members a significantamount of money per week in Covid-19 related testing costs. The agreementis as follows: The Company will supply the Union with any material related to theCovid-19 Antigen test kit and the instructional video for the Union toprovide to members. Subject to availability from the Company, 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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GVP Chartrand’s letter to Minister Alghabra on Canadian Airports and Mandatory Vaccination Policies

Dear Honourable Minister Alghabra, The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) represent twenty twothousand workers in air transportation and aerospace in Canada. We represent a majority of workersat Canadian airports. I am writing you today asking your help with a troubling issue about mandatory vaccination policies byCanadian Airports authorities, which are arm’s length from government. A number of Canadianairports are implementing vaccination policies, taking any possibility of consultation and negotiation onthis critical health and safety issue away from

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