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Strike now in effect at Montréal-Trudeau and Mirabel airports!

For immediate release 31 December, 2019 Montreal – Members of IAM Local Lodge 2301 were unable to reach a tentative agreement before the strike deadline.  As of 11:00 this morning, workers of Swissport Canada Inc. are on strike and will cease performing aircraft refueling operations at Montréal-Trudeau and Mirabel airports. It appears that Swissport’s intention to use management employees to maintain its fuelling operations may cause disruptions at both airports.… Read More »Strike now in effect at Montréal-Trudeau and Mirabel airports!

IAM District 78 Delivers Donations to Help Families in Need This Holiday Season

Thank you to all of our members who helped to make this year’s District 78 holiday food and toy drive a great success. Your kind donations have been delivered to our nearby Toronto Fire Station in Etobicoke, and will be distributed as part of their program to assist individuals and families in need over the holidays. “The generosity of our members at this time of year is always inspiring,” said… Read More »IAM District 78 Delivers Donations to Help Families in Need This Holiday Season

IAM Local Lodge 1231 Celebrates the Holidays For the First Time as IAM Members

On Monday, December 16, 2019, health care workers from IAM Local Lodge 1231 held their very first Christmas social at the District 78 office. “The event was very well attended by the membership,” said IAM Grand Lodge Representative Ralph Martin. “A good time was had by all.” IAM Local Lodge 1231 represents more than 2,400 Personal Support Workers and Registered Nursing Staff, including Registered Practical Nurses and Registered Nurses.

Weeks before Christmas, the Grinch Visits Vancouver Island

Tuesday 17 December, 2019 For immediate release Victoria, BC – With Christmas less than two weeks away, sixty IAM members working at three car dealerships in Nanaimo and Victoria went on strike on Friday, 13th, December, 2019. Members of the local have been in six difficult rounds of bargaining with the company since September 2019. Their contract expired at the end of August. Technicians, service advisors and parts and details… Read More »Weeks before Christmas, the Grinch Visits Vancouver Island

District 78 Holds December General Meeting, Followed by Celebratory Social

On Thursday, December 12, 2019, IAM District Lodge 78 held its December General Meeting, followed by a social to celebrate the holidays and to cap another successful year of organizing, political action, and fighting for workers’ rights. Discussion and motions at the meeting included: Upcoming Stewards Training (dates to be confirmed). Setting up a committee to investigate establishing a District 78 bursary for post-secondary students. IAM Canadian Women’s Conference on… Read More »District 78 Holds December General Meeting, Followed by Celebratory Social

IAM Local Lodge 2113 Women’s Committee Collects Holiday Food Drive Bonanza

IAM Local Lodge 2113‘s Women’s Committee has been doing amazing work this holiday season, embracing the IAM motto of “Service to the Community” to support those in need. The boxes pictured above contain the bonanza of food collected by the women of Local 2113 at their workplace, Veoneer, for the IAM District Lodge 78 holiday food drive. “Thanks to all our members and friends who donated items,” said District 78… Read More »IAM Local Lodge 2113 Women’s Committee Collects Holiday Food Drive Bonanza

IAM Local Lodge 1295 Honours Sister Betty Williams for 50 Years of Service

IAM Local Lodge 1295 presented Sister Betty Williams with an IAM watch in recognition of her 50 years of service as an IAM member. In addition to attending many conferences on behalf of her Local, Betty is also the Recording Secretary for 1295. IAM Local Lodge 1295 members chiefly work in the healthcare and hotel sectors throughout Ontario. Thanks for all you do Betty!

Regional Representatives of PIPSC Join the IAM

The Regional Representatives of PIPSC recently joined the IAM.  The 35 staff work for the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) in provinces across Canada. The new members have been granted a new charter and will be known as PIREC Local 907. IAM Organizer Scott Jackson stated, “our newest members did their due diligence and looked far and wide for a good fit and finally chose the IAM as the… Read More »Regional Representatives of PIPSC Join the IAM

Heather Kelley talks about the IAM Canadian Women’s Program (on Activate Live)

Activate L!VE: Community Service & Canadian Women’s Conference Tim Suitter of IAM Eastern Territory’s Local S6 shares this year’s community service project in Maine and Iamaw Aimta Canada Grand Lodge Representative Heather Kelley previews the 2020 Canadian Women’s Conference. Posted by Machinists Union on Wednesday, December 4, 2019   ———————- This article was originally posted on the IAM Canada website. View the original post here: Heather Kelley talks about the… Read More »Heather Kelley talks about the IAM Canadian Women’s Program (on Activate Live)