IAMAW International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers

March 23, 2007 14:40 ET

Media Advisory

IAMAW RALLY TO PROTEST AIR CANADA LAYOFFS

Attention: Assignment Editor, Business/Financial Editor, News Editor, Travel/Tourism Editor, Transportation Editor VANCOUVER BC, MEDIA ADVISORY--(CCNMatthews - March 23, 2007) - For Immediate Release

Vancouver, BC - Members of IAMAW Local Lodge 764 will march to the main terminal of Vancouver International Airport and hold a rally to protest the layoffs of 861 IAMAW aviation maintenance professionals employed by Air Canada. They will be joined in solidarity by other unionized airport workers. The IAMAW wants the federal government to intervene to stop the export of these highly skilled well-paying jobs to low cost foreign maintenance facilities.

Where: Vancouver International Airport Terminal in the lot next to the Airport RCMP
Station

When: Saturday, March 24, 2007 from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.

Who: Angie Schira - Secretary Treasurer BC Federal of Labour
Peter Julian - Federal NDP Transport Critic
Chuck Puchmayr - Provincial NDP Labour Critic
Jim Coller - IAMAW District 140 President and Directing General Chairperson
Carlos DaCosta - IAMAW Airline Coordinator
Fred Hospes - IAMAW District 140 Western Region General Chairperson

The IAMAW is Air Canada's largest union representing more than 11, 500 workers across the country including 1,000 in the Vancouver maintenance facility.

For further information:
Tania Canniff - IAMAW Local Lodge 764 President
604-992-4470/604-273-9668
Wes Sims - IAMAW Local Lodge 764 Educator
604-764-0918
Bill Trbovich - IAMAW Director of Communications
416-386-1789 ext 31/416-735-9765
/For further information: Tania Canniff – IAMAW Local Lodge 764 President
604-992-4470/604-273-9668
Wes Sims – IAMAW Local Lodge 764 Educator
604-764-0918
Bill Trbovich – IAMAW Director of Communications
416-386-1789 ext 31/416-735-9765
/ IN: FINANCE, LABOUR, POLITICS, TRANSPORT, TRAVEL

Contact Information

  • Bill Trbovich, Director of Communications, IAMAW
    Primary Phone: 416-386-1789 ext. 31
    Secondary Phone: 416-735-9765
    E-mail: btrbovich@iamaw.org