04 February, 2020
For immediate release
Montreal, QC – Thirty-two engineers working for Rolls Royce in Montreal have decided to join the IAM, becoming the newest members of IAM Local 2468, part of District 11.
District 11 organizer, Éric Gagné started the campaign in July 2019. The future members had contacted their colleagues, already members of Local 2468, because they were frustrated with their working conditions and learned about the advantages of being an IAM member. As engineers, they were underpaid compared with the rest of the market. So, they took matters into their own hands.
Pierre Grenier, Directing Business Representative of IAM District 11, added, “with the success of this campaign, the IAM has proved that its services are sought after by all workers. All workers deserve dignity and respect.”
IAM Local Lodge 2468 represents Rolls Royce and Siemens workers in Montreal. They represent many of the office, clerical and technical staff, and are involved in stress testing, data recovery and other responsibilities.
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This article was originally posted on the IAM Canada website. View the original post here: Rolls-Royce Engineers Join the IAM