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Labour Day Message From Canadian General Vice President Stan Pickthall

IAM Canadian General Vice President Stan Pickthall calls on IAM members to join with their sisters and brothers on Monday, September 2, 2019, as we participate in Labour Day events across the country to celebrate the work of unions in making our workplaces and lives better. Toronto Labour Day Parade On Monday, September 2, 2019, starting at 9:00 a.m., IAM District 78 will be marching with our members from local… Read More »Labour Day Message From Canadian General Vice President Stan Pickthall

Major Improvements see 100% Ratification for Sage Parts Contract

22 August, 2019For immediate release Toronto – Today the IAM Membership at Sage Parts YYZ ratified its 2nd collective agreement by a 100% margin. Percentages and gains in wages jumped appreciably since they joined the IAM 3 years ago. “Three years ago, when the workers joined the IAM, we began a fight for $15 campaign with this employer at the bargaining table and was successful in ensuring that no member was… Read More »Major Improvements see 100% Ratification for Sage Parts Contract

IAM Local 1922 Members at the City of Mississauga Achieve Wage Increases with New Collective Agreement

IAM Local 1922 members at the City of Mississauga recently ratified a new Collective Agreement. The agreement includes annual wage increases, improvements to work schedule rotations, vacation, and a safety footwear allowance. Our members perform the important work of providing building repair, maintenance, and custodial services at certain City of Mississauga buildings.

Manitoba Elections

By Derek Ferguson,Special Representative, Political Action On September 10th Manitoba voters have to decision to make. Have they benefitted under the current Pallister conservative government, or will the NDP, led by Wab Kinew, be the better choice for them and their families? Since coming into power in 2016, the Pallister conservatives have made life more difficult for ordinary people in Manitoba, they have created a health care crisis, resulting in… Read More »Manitoba Elections

Wins and Losses in Manitoba’s Bargaining Unit Reorganization: Who stands to lose the most?

By Ivana SaulaIAM Canadian Research Director A vote set to take place over the summer, more precisely August; a month when most people take vacations, take time to relax, disconnect from work and reconnect with friends, family, and nature. A month for some well-deserved down time. It’s also the month that unions in Manitoba came under direct attack from Pallister’s PC government. If the strategy is taken out of the… Read More »Wins and Losses in Manitoba’s Bargaining Unit Reorganization: Who stands to lose the most?

IAM Canada Statement on Air Canada takeover of Air Transat

23 August, 2019 For Immediate release Toronto – Air Transat shareholders have approved a $720 million takeover by Air Canada by a 94.77% vote. This is well above the two-thirds margin required. Both companies will continue to operate under their current structures. The agreement is now putting the fate of the transaction in the hands of regulators before being finalised. The transaction is unlikely to close before early 2020. IAM… Read More »IAM Canada Statement on Air Canada takeover of Air Transat
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Golf Fun at IAM Local 2922

The members of IAM Local 2922 in North Bay recently participated in their employers’ annual golf tournament. Although there was no prize for the best score, there were plenty of prizes for participating. The weather was perfect and a great day was had by all. The IAM represents around 160 members at Fabrene in North Bay. They manufacture polyolefin based fabrics for a variety of uses. The post was sent… Read More »Golf Fun at IAM Local 2922

Time Flies When You’re a Member of the IAM!

One year ago, today, workers at Spectrum Healthcare signed their charter and OFFICIALLY joined the IAM and created Local Lodge 1231. The new members gathered together at the IAM’s Winpisinger Education and Technology Center for the ceremony, with IAM International President Bob Martinez, General Secretary Treasurer Dora Cervantes, IAM Canadian General Vice President Stan Pickthall and IAM Grand Lodge Representatives Ralph Martin and Scott Jackson welcoming them into the IAM… Read More »Time Flies When You’re a Member of the IAM!

Solidarity Across Borders

Thanks to IAM solidarity a retired IAM representative from Connecticut, USA and his grandson got a chance to learn about Canada’s Parliament and the New Democratic Party.  Brother John Harrity, who served on the IAM staff for 38 years had asked for assistance, so that his grandson, 13-year-old Boston Thomas, could find out more about the Canadian system of government.  Boston is beginning to consider college and looking at Canada… Read More »Solidarity Across Borders

TAKE THE QUIZ: Retirement

Realities of Retirement in Canada: Separating Fact From Fiction Have you thought about what your retirement will look like, does it look more like Freedom75 than Freedom55? Maybe you haven’t given it much thought, because there are other more pressing needs and priorities. But, it’s worthwhile to think about the realities of retirement, whether you’re nearing it or whether you have a full career ahead of you. To test your… Read More »TAKE THE QUIZ: Retirement