19 Mar 2012 @ 4:59 PM 



On March 18, 2012, Aveos Fleet Performance (formerly the Air Canada Maintenance division) ceased ALL maintenance operations.  This resulted in the loss of 2600 jobs for machinists in Vancouver, Winnipeg and Montreal.  This comes only 8 months after members were forced to choose between remaining Air Canada employees (and potentially laying themselves off) or to transition to Aveos.  The Machinists Union had warned the federal government and the Canadian Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) about the viability of Aveos since 2007, when Aveos was formed.  The IAMAW had been fighting to keep all the jobs as Air Canada employees.  Unfortunately the message fell on deaf ears, and the CIRB allowed the transition to go ahead.  Now, less than a year later, we have 2600 highly skilled Canadian aircraft maintenance workers unemployed as we watch the work go to smaller cheaper operations both inside and outside of Canada.

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