IAM District 78 News

IAM Local Lodge 907 Members Ratify First Collective Agreement

IAM Local Lodge 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; pension improvements; plus several other monetary and language improvements. “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… Read More »IAM Local Lodge 907 Members Ratify First Collective Agreement

IAM Local Lodge 1922 Celebrates the Retirement of Long-Time Member Mike Beard

Congratulations and best wishes to Mike Beard, who, after 34 years at Magellan Aerospace, is retiring. Mike started with Local 1922 in 1986 and worked as a printing press operator before transferring into records for his last 10 years. “The IAM pension has made a big difference in my decision to retire,” said Beard, who will be staying active by volunteering and playing in his band (Suburban Outlaws). We wish… Read More »IAM Local Lodge 1922 Celebrates the Retirement of Long-Time Member Mike Beard

IAM Local Lodge 1295 Members at Thorncliffe Place Ratify New Four Year Agreement

The IAM Local Lodge 1295 members working at Thorncliffe Place, a retirement home in Nepean, overwhelmingly ratified a new four year agreement last week. IAM District Lodge 78 Representative Jim Snider reported that “there were many language improvements that better fit the members needs, such as shift bidding, layoff, and recall rights. In addition to annual wage increases, there were also pension and uniform allowance increases”. “These members work very… Read More »IAM Local Lodge 1295 Members at Thorncliffe Place Ratify New Four Year Agreement

More Healthcare Workers Unionize and Join IAM

Last month, 35 nurses working at Bellwood Health Services, an addictions facility in Toronto, voted to join the IAM. Shortly afterwards, some of the other workers contacted us to join as well. IAM District Lodge 78 Organizer Rootisha Rampat explained that “the job security that the IAM Union provides was a huge draw for them.” “The IAM’s organizing formula for healthcare workers seems to be working well,” said Organizer Scott… Read More »More Healthcare Workers Unionize and Join IAM

IAM Local Lodge 717T Members at Magellan Aerospace Ratify New Three Year Agreement

IAM Local Lodge 717T members employed by Magellan Aerospace ratified a new three year agreement over the weekend. “The bargaining committee understood the priorities of our members, they worked together and worked hard,” said IAM District Lodge 78 Directing Business Representative Kim Valliere. “While negotiating via unfamiliar platforms (Zoom), their efforts made it possible to achieve increases to wages each year of the agreement, improvements to health benefits, weekly indemnity… Read More »IAM Local Lodge 717T Members at Magellan Aerospace Ratify New Three Year Agreement

IAM Local Lodge 901 Members at HMFT (Howard Martin) in Pickering, Ontario Ratify New Collective Agreement

IAM Local Lodge 901 members at HMFT, formerly Howard Marten Company Limited, ratified an agreement this past Friday. In addition to wage increases, “the members were united in ensuring all technicians were aligned into the same classification”, said IAM Business Representative Eric Johnson. Furthermore, the members will receive increased boot allowance, shift premium, and enhanced severance benefits in the Collective Agreement. Located in Pickering, Ontario, IAM members at HMFT service… Read More »IAM Local Lodge 901 Members at HMFT (Howard Martin) in Pickering, Ontario Ratify New Collective Agreement

IAM Local Lodge 1922 Members at Union Savings Ratify First Agreement

IAM Local Lodge 1922 members at Union Savings ratified their first agreement earlier this week. In addition to wage adjustments and annual increases, among many other achievements, a top up for pregnancy and parental leave was negotiated. “It’s a solid first agreement, achieved by these members commitment to getting a good deal,” said IAM Organizer Scott Jackson. IAM District Lodge 78 looks forward to our newest members fully participating in… Read More »IAM Local Lodge 1922 Members at Union Savings Ratify First Agreement

IAM Local Lodge 1922 Members at Magellan Aerospace Prep For Negotiations

IAM Local Lodge 1922 office and technical members employed at Magellan Aerospace in Malton, Ontario are getting ready to take on their employer in contract negotiations. Every group that the IAM represents prepares for negotiations before meeting with the employer. Surveys are reviewed and demands are set at these preparation meetings. IAM wants to ensure that we are prepared and doing our best, to get the best deal possible for… Read More »IAM Local Lodge 1922 Members at Magellan Aerospace Prep For Negotiations

IAM Local Lodge 235 Members Employed by Metrolinx Ratify New Three-Year Collective Agreement

IAM Local Lodge 235 members employed by Metrolinx recently ratified a new three-year agreement. The negotiating committee held several virtual ratification meetings over a couple of days to review the changes contained in the tentative agreement. The agreement now includes wage increases in each year of the agreement, as well as language improvements, including an increase in union orientation time with any new IAM members. Vacation carryover/payout and overtime language… Read More »IAM Local Lodge 235 Members Employed by Metrolinx Ratify New Three-Year Collective Agreement

More Nurses Join IAM

The RNs and RPNs at Bellwood Health Services recently overwhelmingly voted YES to joining the IAM. “They had heard of our recent organizing victory at RNS Health Services and decided that they wanted a Union that would fight for them as well”, explained Organizer Rootisha Rampat. “They made their decision as a group and stuck together.” These nurses will join the hundreds of other nurses that IAM Healthcare Local 1295… Read More »More Nurses Join IAM