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Canada’s Aviation Industry Requires Action Now!

For almost the entire year of 2020, the IAM has been lobbying the Federal Government for assistance directed toward the aviation sector. IAM members and their families are urged to support our ongoing efforts by signing onto the Federal NDP’s petition: https://www.ndp.ca/aviation. 2020 has been a year like no other – that is something on which we all can agree. And the Air Transportation and Aviation sector has been impacted… Read More »Canada’s Aviation Industry Requires Action Now!

Workers and workers’ rights still under attack in Alberta

By Derek Ferguson, GLR Political Action Bill 47 – The most recent attack on worker’s rights by the Jason Kenney Alberta UCP government misleadingly is named the “Ensuring Safety and Cutting Red Tape Act”. The so-called “Red Tape” contained in the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHS Act) and the Workers’ Compensation Act. This will harm Alberta’s workers rather than ensure their safety. Kenny’s Bill 47 guts the OHS legislation:… Read More »Workers and workers’ rights still under attack in Alberta

IAM Local 907 ratifies first contract despite tough negotiations, pandemic

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… Read More »IAM Local 907 ratifies first contract despite tough negotiations, pandemic

Numbers work out well as workers vote overwhelmingly to join the IAM

16 November, 2020 For immediate release Richmond, BC – The numbers added up nicely for Al Cyr, Business Representative and Organiser at IAM District 250 in British Columbia: 22 + 16 = 38. When Cyr filed for certification at the BC Labour Relations Board, it was for 22 people. The employer wanted to add more classifications to increase the number of voters – a standard technique intended to dilute the… Read More »Numbers work out well as workers vote overwhelmingly to join the IAM

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

We Are the Canadian Machiniststs

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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

Machinists Union Will Partner with Biden-Harris Administration to Heal Country, Bring Our Jobs Home!

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2020 – Robert Martinez Jr., International President of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), released the following statement regarding the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as the next president and vice president of the United States: “The American people have spoken, and democracy has prevailed. Our union and our nation are moving forward with Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to do the… Read More »Machinists Union Will Partner with Biden-Harris Administration to Heal Country, Bring Our Jobs Home!

IAM Statement of Support for Belarus

November 2020 – The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) in Canada represents more than 50,000 workers in air transportation, aerospace, manufacturing, healthcare and many other sectors. The IAM joins the Canadian Labour Congress and many other Canadian unions in expressing grave concerns about the brutal violence and repression we are witnessing against the people of Belarus. There have been more than two months of peaceful protests against… Read More »IAM Statement of Support for Belarus