22 October, 2019 Last night’s election results confirmed that Canadians were not comfortable living with four more years of a Liberal majority government. The results also confirmed a rejection of the Harper-inspired, Doug Ford, Jason Kenney Conservative-led policies of slashing public services, giving tax cuts to the wealthiest while lining the pockets of their corporate friends. One of our own, Local Lodge 2323’s Dan Janssen ran a strong campaign in… Read More »In a Minority Government – We can make a difference
IAM Canada News
The following news items were originally posted on the IAM Canada website.
October 16, 2019 Sent Via E-Mail Attachment Mary Stalteri, Bert Poulin, Jim SniderIAM, Local 1922 Negotiating Team Dear Mary, Bert, Jim, and All Striking Staff Members of COPE Ontario: On behalf of members of the Staff Representatives Union (SRU), we send you solidarity in your struggle for fairness in your strike against COPE Ontario. As Union Staff members, SRU members know how difficult it can be bargaining and bringing pressure… Read More »Steelworkers Staff Union support COPE Staff – Solidarity Looks Like This!
Weak employment standards negatively impact worker health and safety, particularly as they relate to hours of work and the employment relationship. Many provisions have yet to come into force, others have built in loopholes and many of these changes remain unaddressed. The majority of Canada’s employment standards were developed in the 1960’s when workers were generally employed in full-time, permanent jobs with living wages and benefits. Today, workers are increasingly employed in… Read More »New Federal Employment Standards, What’s in Force and What is Not?
14 October, 2019 Toronto – On October 4, 2019, IAM activists joined labour and migrant rights activists from across the Greater Toronto Area to protest unsafe working conditions at Fiera Foods, an industrial bakery in Toronto, and demand that the company protect workers’ health and safety – and their very lives! The protest follows another needless death at Fiera Foods: 57-year-old Enrico Miranda, a cleaner at the bakery. Miranda was the… Read More »IAM Protests another needless death at Fiera Foods
Every one of us has the POWER to vote for a better Canada Canadians turned out in record numbers for the advance polls over the long weekend. According to Elections Canada, an estimated 4.7 million voters cast ballots, that’s up 29 percent from the 2015 early polls! Polls report that since Sept. 13, the NDP has surged by nearly four points to 19 percent support. We have the momentum – this is… Read More »GO VOTE
By Ivana SaulaIAM Canadian Research Director “People don’t realize how automated [our workplace is]” Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a new buzz word everyone has heard of; it has piqued our collective imaginations on what our world might look like with the availability of new technologies. It seems every day there’s a new breakthrough powered by artificial intelligence, and the concern everyone has relates to the implications for workers and their… Read More »The “New Normal”: IAM Members Share their Experiences with Workplace Automation
That was the question that the IAMAW had for the five candidates at the all candidates session hosted by the AIAC in Toronto on October 3, 2019. The Liberal and Conservative candidates took that opportunity to slander each other’s parties rather than giving specific details on their party’s platform on the aerospace industry. The Aerospace Industry of Canada (AIAC) hosted the third of three Vision 2025 Election Town Hall meetings on October… Read More »What will you do the day after the election for the aerospace industry?
2 October, 2019For Immediate Release Vancouver, BC – Ramp workers at Envoy Air in Vancouver joined the IAM on October 1 after more than 70% of workers signed membership cards. The Canada Industrial Labour Board recognised the vote and certified the IAM as their bargaining agent. Ron Fontaine, Canadian Territorial Organising Leader said “we tried for some time to meet with the workers, but just couldn’t get meetings. We finally… Read More »Ramping it up at Envoy Air – 40 new members join IAM to gain respect!
4 October, 2019 For Immediate Release Stratford, ON – IAM Local 103 members employed by Domclean Ltd. recently ratified a new collective agreement.The agreement includes a wage increase each year of agreement, improvements to how vacation requests are granted, coverage for doctors’ notes and improvements to uniforms. Special thanks to Trudy Clarke for all her help.Our IAM Members perform custodial duties in a large automotive manufacturer in Stratford Ontario, also… Read More »Local 103 members at Domclean Ltd ratify new agreement
IAM local 1295 members employed by courtyard Brampton recently ratified a new collective agreement.Our IAM members will receive an increase each year of the agreement, improvements to the way personal/sick days are utilized and coverage for sick notes, improvements to uniforms and improvements to working conditions as well as a premium for members working in laundry department. Special thanks go to Chief Steward Maritza Juarez for all her dedication and hard… Read More »Local 1295 members ratify agreement with Courtyard Brampton