This has been a difficult year for everyone, but even more so for many of our members who work in the aviation/transportation industry.
The Executive of Local Lodge 2797 would like to wish all of its members and their loved ones a peaceful and restorative holiday season. We hope that better things are ahead in 2021 for all of humanity. We are ready & waiting to do our part to support our members & communities.
The heads of the two largest unions representing aviation workers in Canada (IAMAW & CUPE) sent a joint letter to Minister Chrystia Freeland and Minister Marc Garneau last week, imploring them to do more to support the industry, which has been among the hardest hit by COVID-19.
Local Local 2797’s very own Susan Sutherland headed to Ottawa on February 25th to join the Canadian Labour Congress’ lobbying efforts on Parliament Hill.
Labour representatives and activists from all over Canada lobbied our politicians to create a National Pharmacare Program; establish a $15 federal minimum wage; secure workplaces against violence and harassment; and protect workers and pensioners when employers file for bankruptcy. In total, we had 378 participants meet with 184 MPs and Senators.