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We will pay the price if Ottawa does not learn from its mistakes

Testimony of David Chartrand before the Standing Committee on Trade Canada-United Kingdom Trade Continuity Agreement David Chartrand’s Testimony to the Standing Committee on Trade Canada-United Kingdom Trade Continuity Agreement We will pay the price if Ottawa does not learn from its mistakes February 22, 2021 – In his testimony before the House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade, the Quebec coordinator of the IAMAW, David Chartrand, denounced the fact… Read More »We will pay the price if Ottawa does not learn from its mistakes

David Chartrand’s submission to the Standing Committee on International Trade

SUBMISSION OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MACHINISTS AND AEROSPACE WORKERS TO THE STANDING COMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE We appreciate the opportunity to present the views of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers to this committee. Introduction The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) is the leading union in the aerospace sector and air transportation industry. The IAMAW represents over 55,000 members across Canada, of which 22,000… Read More »David Chartrand’s submission to the Standing Committee on International Trade

New members vote strategically – and join the IAM

16 February, 2021 For immediate release Ottawa, ON – The CIRB granted the IAM certification for 33 workers at Strategic Aviation in Ottawa. This number is expected to grow significantly once the airline industry recovers from the Covid pandemic. The long but rewarding campaign began on 9 November, 2020 after West Jet released the list of companies it awarded its above- and below-the-wing services at 34 airports across Canada. It… Read More »New members vote strategically – and join the IAM

MARIE-JOSEPH ANGELIQUE – Black History Month Posters from IAM Local 2323

In celebration of Black History Month, the Young Machinists at Local 2323 have released a series of six posters – and they’re all focused on black women. Young Machinists from 2323 designed the posters, and one of the members, Shryl Ramsarran did the artwork herself. IAM Canada is proud to be part of the unveiling of the posters. Over the month of February, we will post a new one on… Read More »MARIE-JOSEPH ANGELIQUE – Black History Month Posters from IAM Local 2323

A difficult year for aerospace gets worse

February 11, 2021- The COVID-19 pandemic is hurting the aerospace industry and this is reflected in the announcement today of 1,600 layoffs at Bombardier in Montreal, QC. “For almost a year now we have been urging the Federal Government for supports in the Aviation Industry, and this is just one more bad news story for workers in aerospace.” Those were the words from IAM General Vice-President Stan Pickthall. The effects… Read More »A difficult year for aerospace gets worse

Retired GLR Heather Kelley named to 2020 OFL Labour Honour Roll

Each year the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) awards the names of five distinguished trade unionists who have made a significant contribution to working people in Ontario. This year, the Ontario Federation of Labour was pleased to announce that Heather Kelley one of five who were selected as one of this year’s honourees. Her name was submitted by Brother Stan Pickthall, IAM Canadian General Vice-President and will be added to… Read More »Retired GLR Heather Kelley named to 2020 OFL Labour Honour Roll

Mental Health: National Women’s Committee Lays the Groundwork for Resources

IAM Sisters, once again, have taken on a much needed, and important task- addressing the toll of the pandemic on mental health. With many of our members coping with changes in their workplaces and lives, the daily grind leaves little time to address depleted energy reservoirs and self-care. Mental health is generally a topic that can be taboo, and receives little attention, but it’s not a topic IAM Sisters shy… Read More »Mental Health: National Women’s Committee Lays the Groundwork for Resources

VIOLA DESMOND – Black History Month Posters from IAM Local 2323

In celebration of Black History Month, the Young Machinists at Local 2323 have released a series of six posters – and they’re all focused on black women. Young Machinists from 2323 designed the posters, and one of the members, Shryl Ramsarran did the artwork herself. IAM Canada is proud to be part of the unveiling of the posters. Over the month of February, we will post a new one on… Read More »VIOLA DESMOND – Black History Month Posters from IAM Local 2323

IAM to Minister: Comprehensive Aviation Policy Needed Now!

February 08, 2021 Earlier today the IAMAW met with Federal Transport Minister Omar Alghabra to discuss the future of Canada’s air transportation, and aviation sectors. Canadian General Vice-President Stan Pickthall voiced once again the need for a comprehensive sound policy to ensure the long-term viability of Canadian air carriers, both large and regional. Pickthall said: “Workers need support. Many of our members and other workers across the aviation sector have… Read More »IAM to Minister: Comprehensive Aviation Policy Needed Now!

The IAM Organizes 70 new members at Clean International in Yamachiche

The group of workers chose to join the IAMAW after seeing the quality of union representation offered to their colleagues from Clean International in Drummondville and Saint-Cuthbert. “In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, many workers have seen it as an asset for them to be part of our union. Realizing that they were going to be more respected by their employer and advance their working conditions significantly, they didn’t… Read More »The IAM Organizes 70 new members at Clean International in Yamachiche