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Situation Critical – IAM Sounding Alarm on Air Transportation

16 October, 2020For immediate release Toronto, ON – Yesterday, WestJet announced an 80% reduction in flights to Atlantic Canada and Quebec City due to the ongoing pandemic. With these cuts to service, combined with layoffs in the airline and aerospace sectors, as well as the onset of a “Second wave” of the COVID-19 pandemic, the forecast is dire. “The industry is in peril. The IAM is again calling on the… Read More »Situation Critical – IAM Sounding Alarm on Air Transportation

IAM Local 901 negotiates and ratifies new contract despite pandemic

IAM Local 901 members at HMFT (Howard Marten Fluid Technologies, formerly Howard Marten Company Limited) ratified a collective agreement this past Friday. In addition to wage increases, the members we united in ensuring all technicians were aligned into the same classification. Furthermore, the members will receive an increased boot allowance, shift premiums, and enhanced severance benefits in the Collective Agreement. “Time and time again, our members have shown us they… Read More »IAM Local 901 negotiates and ratifies new contract despite pandemic

IAM Local Lodge 901 Members at HMFT (Howard Martin) in Pickering, Ontario Ratify New Collective Agreement

IAM Local Lodge 901 members at HMFT, formerly Howard Marten Company Limited, ratified an agreement this past Friday. In addition to wage increases, “the members were united in ensuring all technicians were aligned into the same classification”, said IAM Business Representative Eric Johnson. Furthermore, the members will receive increased boot allowance, shift premium, and enhanced severance benefits in the Collective Agreement. Located in Pickering, Ontario, IAM members at HMFT service… Read More »IAM Local Lodge 901 Members at HMFT (Howard Martin) in Pickering, Ontario Ratify New Collective Agreement

Layoffs in the aerospace industry – A second wave of layoffs is emerging

October 14th, 2020 – The fact that companies such as Pratt and Whitney and Airbus are planning layoffs is a new indicator of the severity of the current crisis in air transport and the aerospace sector. “It’s always frustrating to hear that workers are going to lose their jobs, but it’s even more so when you consider that the federal government could have taken action to prevent this from happening,”… Read More »Layoffs in the aerospace industry – A second wave of layoffs is emerging

Government Actions Must Focus on Workers!

With over two million jobs lost to the pandemic, the IAMAW calls for a government strategy that will replace those jobs with better ones. The IAMAW calls on government actions to help workers in all sectors recover from the economic lockdown, particularly workers in the airline, and aerospace industries. Many sectors across Canada face the prospect of a long recovery. Government actions to support these industries must focus first and… Read More »Government Actions Must Focus on Workers!

IAM Local Lodge 1922 Members at Union Savings Ratify First Agreement

IAM Local Lodge 1922 members at Union Savings ratified their first agreement earlier this week. In addition to wage adjustments and annual increases, among many other achievements, a top up for pregnancy and parental leave was negotiated. “It’s a solid first agreement, achieved by these members commitment to getting a good deal,” said IAM Organizer Scott Jackson. IAM District Lodge 78 looks forward to our newest members fully participating in… Read More »IAM Local Lodge 1922 Members at Union Savings Ratify First Agreement

Contract ratified despite pandemic challenges – IAM Local 692 Finning BC

07 October, 2020 For immediate release Surrey, B.C. – More than 700 members of IAM Local 692 working for Finning across British Columbia and the Yukon voted in the second round of the contract ratification and accepted a new collective agreement. The three-year deal brought a wage increase of 1% per year over the first two years and 2% in the final year. A workshare program was initiated by the… Read More »Contract ratified despite pandemic challenges – IAM Local 692 Finning BC

Despite pandemic, IAM Commitment to education and training still rock solid

07 October, 2020 Information for Members The IAM’s renowned William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center, also known as the W3 Center or Placid Harbor, is up and running with online training. “The programming is available for the balance of 2020,” said Chris Wagoner, Director of the Winpisinger Center. The training portal is currently active and all DBRs, PDBRs and PDGCs, as well as District and Local Presidents, Recording Secretaries… Read More »Despite pandemic, IAM Commitment to education and training still rock solid

IAM Local 1120 members ratify agreement after standing strong

07 October, 2020 For Immediate Release Thunder Bay, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 1120 have ratified a new collective agreement with Badanai Motors. The deal comes as a result of a final offer from the employer, removing some key controversial items from their initial demands. “The employer removed two of their demands from the table: concessions and flat-rate compensation,” explained IAM Local Lodge 1120 Directing Business Representative Pete… Read More »IAM Local 1120 members ratify agreement after standing strong

MTU wins decade-long contract with US Air Force

15 October, 2020 For immediate release Delta, B.C. – Members at IAM Local Lodge 764, working at MTU Maintenance Canada have secured work for a decade. This comes as welcome news for those members, as well as the IAM. It assures the work will be there for IAM members despite the COVID-19 pandemic. “This is great news for our Members.  The transportation sector has been significantly impacted by this pandemic,… Read More »MTU wins decade-long contract with US Air Force