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IAM presents key information to Parliamentary Committee on the health economy

IAM Canada Research Director Ivana Saula today testified in the House of Commons before the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities studies employment, labour, income security, skills development and disability issues (HUMA). Saula spoke to the critical topic of topic of Labour Shortages, Working Conditions and the Care Economy, which was the subject of the Committee’s meeting. Given the representation… Read More »IAM presents key information to Parliamentary Committee on the health economy

Expanded rights and benefits come with new contract at LL2922 (Fabrene)

Members of IAM Local Lodge 2922 in North Bay, Ontario, recently ratified a new collective agreement. The members work at Fabrene (a division of Berry Global). The Committee, consisting of Derek Peter, John Legassie, Terry Renette, Chris Demarchi, and Robert Altman, maintained a focused approach resulting in the many improvements to the agreement. Highlights of the four-year agreement include the right to have a steward present at a meeting where… Read More »Expanded rights and benefits come with new contract at LL2922 (Fabrene)

IAM welcomes federal budget 2022 with some reservations

08 April, 2022 TORONTO, ON – Canada’s federal budget was unveiled yesterday by the Minister of Finance in the House of Commons. While there was much to welcome, the IAM has some reservations about what was in the budget and what was not. The addition of dental care, affordable housing for the most vulnerable and fairer taxation into the budget bodes well for Canadians, but there is more work to… Read More »IAM welcomes federal budget 2022 with some reservations

Mike Corrado – 30 years of service and still going strong

05 April, 2022 Toronto, ON – It was a big number, but Mike Corrado took it in stride as he accepted a commemorative pin and a certificate from Local Lodge 2413. Corrado, a District 140 General Chairperson, was presented the 30-year pin and a 30-year membership certificate when he attended LL2413’s monthly meeting. It is Mike’s home local. The pin and certificate were presented by Stan Theofilaktidis, Secretary-Treasurer of the… Read More »Mike Corrado – 30 years of service and still going strong

IAM Women in Leadership: Tania Canniff

March 31, 2022 During Women’s History Month this year, the IAM is highlighting current trailblazers in the union. Are you an IAM Sister interested in taking a more active role in your union? Reach out to your District leadership about the IAM Leadership Assembly of Dedicated Sisters (LEADS) Program. Tania Canniff joined IAM Canadian Airways Local 764 in 1988 after being hired in line maintenance at Canadian Airlines in Vancouver, British… Read More »IAM Women in Leadership: Tania Canniff

LL 1295 members embrace IAM Pension Plan in new contract at Peel Cheshire Homes

23 March, 2022 Brampton, ON – IAM members working at Peel Cheshire Home recently voted in favour of a new one-year Collective Agreement, where the major component was the introduction of the IAM Pension Plan. “Doug Ford’s Bill 124 has limited the ability of these workers to improve their work-life for the past three years”, stated IAM District 78 Business Representative Eric Johnston. “Because the Bill limits overall annual increases… Read More »LL 1295 members embrace IAM Pension Plan in new contract at Peel Cheshire Homes

New deal for Canadian workers means a better future for all

22 March, 2022 Ottawa, ON – The IAM applauds the NDP in leveraging its power and entering a supply-and-confidence agreement with the Liberals. It’s encouraging to see political parties putting people above politics when so much is at stake for Canada. As we begin to rebuild our economy, a pragmatic approach to politics and an eye on passing progressive policies is exactly what Canadians need. “Under this arrangement, said David… Read More »New deal for Canadian workers means a better future for all

IAM healthcare footprint continues to grow

Niagara Falls, ON – IAM District 78 is continuing to grow its healthcare footprint. The 48 employees of Emerald Retirement home voted 3 to 1 to join the IAM. District 78 Organizers Roy Bhansingh and Rootisha Rampat-Sukhur were contacted by the employees and had the group working together fairly quickly. “These workers knew what they wanted and knew of the IAM, so it made our job a little easier”, said… Read More »IAM healthcare footprint continues to grow

Links to sector-specific surveys

To: All Members We want to hear from you! Given the diversity of our membership and that our members work in many sectors and industries, the IAM is launching an initiative to better understand issues our members face in their workplaces. We’ve developed brief surveys specific to sectors where our members work, and are inviting members to take this opportunity and share their perspectives with us. Information from the survey… Read More »Links to sector-specific surveys

LL2113 members vote to accept new agreement at Veoneer

Markham, ON – The 450 IAM Union members of Local 2113 recently voted in favour of a new 3-year agreement with their Employer, Veoneer. District 78 Business Rep, Jim Snider commented that ” it took some time, but we were able to negotiate a good settlement that will take our members through the next 3 years. The negotiations committee did a fantastic job for their membership.” Highlights include annual wage increases, benefit… Read More »LL2113 members vote to accept new agreement at Veoneer