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

Strike narrowly avoided at Stelia Aeronautique Saint-Laurent Inc.

Laval (Saturday, May 7, 2022) – The members of IAMAW Local Lodge 712 from the Stelia Aeronautique Saint-Laurent unit have accepted the second employer offer by a margin of 63.9%. “It was not an easy negotiation,” explains Éric Rancourt, Business Representative for IAM District 11, who led the negotiations. “Our members expected more. Now, we expect the employer to invest in the Mirabel plant and increase production of the A-220”.… Read More »Strike narrowly avoided at Stelia Aeronautique Saint-Laurent Inc.

IAM Celebrates 134 years of strength and solidarity

Nineteen machinists working for the East Tennessee, Virginia, and Georgia Railroad gather in a locomotive pit to decide what to do about a wage cut. They vote to form a union, which later became the International Association of Machinists (1888).​The union was originally called the Order of United Machinists and Mechanical Engineers and later changed to the National Association of Machinists. Thomas Talbot, the union’s founder, believed that a union… Read More »IAM Celebrates 134 years of strength and solidarity

May is Jewish Heritage Month

“Canada is home to an estimated 400,000 people of Jewish heritage, making it the fourth-largest Jewish community in the world. Jewish Canadians have made and continue to make important contributions to our society, including medicine, theatre, engineering, music, architecture, academia, politics, law, the arts, and more. During this month, we also recognize the courage, determination, and resilience that members of Jewish communities have shown throughout history. We must also recognise… Read More »May is Jewish Heritage Month

May is Asian Heritage Month

Asian Heritage Month is an opportunity for us to learn more about the many achievements and contributions of Canadians of Asian heritage who, throughout our history, have done so much to make Canada the country we know and love. The theme for Asian Heritage Month 2022 is, “Continuing a legacy of greatness”. This month is a reminder for all Canadians to come together to combat anti-Asian racism and discrimination in… Read More »May is Asian Heritage Month

Work shouldn’t hurt – Day of Mourning

Work shouldn’t hurt: workplace health and safety rights should be fundamental Canada’s unions are calling on the federal government to take swift action on workplace health and safety to ensure that workers in Canada are protected on the job. We are also calling on the ILO to make occupational health and safety a fundamental right. In Canada, over 1,000 workplace deaths are reported every year; hundreds of thousands more are… Read More »Work shouldn’t hurt – Day of Mourning

New agreement for London Days Inn includes improvement in wages, benefits

London, ON – Members at Days Inn London of Local lodge 1295 ratified a new 3-year collective agreement. Committee member Charlene Jarvi was integral in raising the concerns of the members. The new contract includes improvements to scheduling language to ensure equitable distribution of shifts based on seniority, advanced notice of schedules, the introduction of in lieu of benefits for part-time workers, and 3% wage increases in each year of… Read More »New agreement for London Days Inn includes improvement in wages, benefits

GVP Chartrand meets Members at L3 Harris

Last week, IAM Canadian General Vice President Dave Chartrand met with several AME’s (Aircraft Maintenance Engineers) from L3Harris in Trenton. Chartrand has committed to have further meetings with more members to discuss industry concerns and issues surrounding Aircraft Maintenance Engineers. The IAM LL717T members are responsible for the repair and maintenance of the five CC-150 Polaris Air Transport Aircraft belonging to 437 Squadron, #8 Air Transport Wing based at CFB… Read More »GVP Chartrand meets Members at L3 Harris

IAM presents key information to Parliamentary Committee on the health economy

IAM Canada Research Director Ivana Saula today testified in the House of Commons before the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities studies employment, labour, income security, skills development and disability issues (HUMA). Saula spoke to the critical topic of topic of Labour Shortages, Working Conditions and the Care Economy, which was the subject of the Committee’s meeting. Given the representation… Read More »IAM presents key information to Parliamentary Committee on the health economy

Expanded rights and benefits come with new contract at LL2922 (Fabrene)

Members of IAM Local Lodge 2922 in North Bay, Ontario, recently ratified a new collective agreement. The members work at Fabrene (a division of Berry Global). The Committee, consisting of Derek Peter, John Legassie, Terry Renette, Chris Demarchi, and Robert Altman, maintained a focused approach resulting in the many improvements to the agreement. Highlights of the four-year agreement include the right to have a steward present at a meeting where… Read More »Expanded rights and benefits come with new contract at LL2922 (Fabrene)

IAM welcomes federal budget 2022 with some reservations

08 April, 2022 TORONTO, ON – Canada’s federal budget was unveiled yesterday by the Minister of Finance in the House of Commons. While there was much to welcome, the IAM has some reservations about what was in the budget and what was not. The addition of dental care, affordable housing for the most vulnerable and fairer taxation into the budget bodes well for Canadians, but there is more work to… Read More »IAM welcomes federal budget 2022 with some reservations