IAM Canada News

The following news items were originally posted on the IAM Canada website.

2019 United Way Campaign

July 11, 2019 To: Recording Secretaries of IAM Local Lodges in Canada I am writing to endorse and encourage the support of your Local Lodge membership for the United Way Campaign in your community. These are tough times and we simply cannot allow the less fortunate in our communities to suffer because of the impact of the new global economy. Unions represent workers…and more. Our IAM Local Lodges continuously devote… Read More »2019 United Way Campaign

DL140 2019 Annual Convention – Victoria, B.C. OCTOBER 28th & 29th, 2019

TO ALL LOCALS OF DISTRICT LODGE 140 ****REVISED**** 2019 ANNUAL CONVENTION – BRITISH COLUMBIA OCTOBER 28th & 29th, 2019 Dear Brothers and Sisters: Please be advised that Transportation District 140 will hold its 2019 Annual Convention on Monday, October 28th, 2019 and Tuesday, October 29th, 2019. The convention will take place at: The Hotel Grand Pacific 463 Belleville Street Victoria, BC, Canada V8V 1X3 The purpose of this Bulletin is… Read More »DL140 2019 Annual Convention – Victoria, B.C. OCTOBER 28th & 29th, 2019

IAM Local Lodge 1542 and Arnprior Aerospace ratify collective agreement

Tuesday 02 July, 2019For Immediate Release Arnprior, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 1542 have ratified a new five-year collective agreement with Arnprior Aerospace. “Labour costs for the next five years are a key component to Arnprior Aerospace establishing a competitive position in the global marketplace and this agreement provides that for the employer while giving our members wage security,” explained IAM Local Lodge 1542 President Murray Quattrocchi. “We… Read More »IAM Local Lodge 1542 and Arnprior Aerospace ratify collective agreement

Keewatin Pilots Happy with New Contract – Ratify with 84%

Tuesday 02 July, 2019For Immediate Release Pilots at Keewatin Air have ratified a new contract with the employer. The vote saw an 84% support from the members of IAM Local Lodge224 in Winnipeg, MB. The 50 pilots who joined the IAM in January 2014, have now grown to sixty-eight. A slew of improvements to the Collective Bargaining Agreement include, a shorter bonding period, increased mileage remuneration, added clothing allowances (toque,… Read More »Keewatin Pilots Happy with New Contract – Ratify with 84%

IAM breaks new ground – organizes car salespeople in B.C.

Thursday June 27, 2019 For Immediate Release   Richmond, BC – For the first time in British Columbia, automotive sales people have been unionized. The IAM has broken new ground by organizing auto dealership sales people at Open Road Lexus of Richmond, they are the newest members of IAM Local Lodge 1857. “If we are to grow this union, sometimes you have to think outside of the box and this… Read More »IAM breaks new ground – organizes car salespeople in B.C.

Multi-tasking at Moduline makes things happen!

Penticton, BC – Members of the IAM manufacturer a variety of unique products across North America, perhaps one of the most unique operations we represent is Moduline Homes in Penticton, British Columbia. As the name implies, the homes are modular, you pick the design and our members build it from the floor up. Based on the automotive assembly line principle, houses begin with a floor and everything else is added… Read More »Multi-tasking at Moduline makes things happen!

Arbitrator boosts wages for IAM Menzies members at Pearson!

Wednesday June 26, 2019   For Immediate Release   Toronto, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 2413 employed at Menzies Aviation have a new collective agreement with significant wage increases thanks to an arbitration award handed down June 21, 2019. “The union did achieve some major advancement that will absolutely raise the floor for IAM members at Menzies as well as significantly raising the floor for airport workers at… Read More »Arbitrator boosts wages for IAM Menzies members at Pearson!

Federal Election 2019

What do you want your Canada to look Like? The federal election is scheduled to take place on or before Monday October 21, 2019, all political parties will have the message that they are the best choice for Canada, and will be looking for your vote. This upcoming election is especially important for working Canadians; our votes can either stop or continue the total the adverse cuts to key social… Read More »Federal Election 2019

IAM – Sunwing deal a gem!

Wednesday June 26, 2019   For Immediate Release   Toronto, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 2413 have ratified their first collective agreement with Sunwing and it sets the standard for the industry. “We went into these negotiations knowing Sunwing has had a high attrition rate for Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineers for the past decade,” explained IAM Transportation District Lodge 140 General Chairperson Dave Freeman. “We told the company… Read More »IAM – Sunwing deal a gem!

The Bombardier CRJ – end of an era!

Tuesday June 26, 2019 For Immediate Release   Montréal, QC – Montréal-based Bombardier Inc. has signed a deal to sell its CRJ regional jet program to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Limited for $550 million US. The deal stipulates that the Japanese manufacturer take over the maintenance, support, refurbishment, marketing and sales activities for the je3ts, including services and support facilities in Montréal, Toronto, Bridgeport, West Virginia and Tucson, Arizona. “It’s the… Read More »The Bombardier CRJ – end of an era!