13 November, 2020
For immediate release
Toronto, ON – IAM Local 907, whose members work for the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC), have ratified their first Collective Agreement with the IAM. Highlights include annual wage increases retroactive to March 2019, pension and benefits improvements, and several other monetary and language enhancements.
“The members at PIPSC stood united throughout the process, and were prepared to take the necessary steps, including a strike, if needed, to secure an agreement that respected their dedication and hard work,” Grand Lodge Representative Ralph Martin said. “The leadership of the committee (Matthew Way, Marie-Helene Tougas and Heather Kohli) did an excellent job in maintaining their focus and keeping the membership from wavering in this very difficult set of negotiations,” Martin further stated.
The former members of the Professional Institute Regional Employee Council (PIREC) joined the IAM in November 2019.
The IAM has become the new home for several groups of business representatives from other unions across Canada – UFCW, Canadian Labour Congress, Nova Scotia Government Employees Union, and the IBEW in Sudbury.
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This article was originally posted on the IAM Canada website. View the original post here: IAM Local 907 ratifies first contract despite tough negotiations, pandemic