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A determined campaign wins 185 new members for IAM Local 922

January 24, 2020For immediate release Thetford Mines, QC – The 185 workers at Rad Technologies Inc. have decided to join the IAM, becoming the newest members of IAM Local 922/District 11. District 11 organizer Éric Gagné started the campaign in February 2019 and, with great determination, developed a highly motivated internal committee. After only a few meetings, the workers responded overwhelmingly and joined the IAM. Dave Chartrand, IAM Quebec Co-ordinator,… Read More »A determined campaign wins 185 new members for IAM Local 922

New District Lodge 140 General Chair Person Training at W3

January 20, 2019- Newly elected General Chairpersons are starting the year off with a turbocharged training. A week long orientation session at the W3 Winpisinger Center was organized by the Canadian Territory and District Lodge 140 to assist new GCs to learn about their roles, responsibilities, processes and all that the job entails. The training was led by Grand Lodge Representative Heather Kelly and Chief of Staff Gordon Falconer. “It… Read More »New District Lodge 140 General Chair Person Training at W3

Full House For IAM Local Lodge 1231 at January General Meeting

IAM Local Lodge 1231 held its first General Meeting of the new year on January 16, 2020 at the IAM District Lodge 78 office. It was a full house, with discussion and motions focused on resolving issues in the workplace, setting a course for the IAM 2020 convention book, and local lodge operations. The meeting also provided an important opportunity for local leaders to connect and support members. About Local… Read More »Full House For IAM Local Lodge 1231 at January General Meeting

“This is a flashpoint in the fight for all workers.” – Pickthall IAM Local 2301 strike: stern warnings from labour and political leaders

Thursday January 16, 2020 Montreal, QC – On strike since 31 December, 2019, IAM Local 2301 has brought about a broad coalition of labour leaders and political parties in the Montreal area, and across Canada. Leaders from various sectors spoke in strong terms about the danger to Québec workers, as well as airport workers across the country. Speakers representing the IAM, the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), the United Steelworkers (USW),… Read More »“This is a flashpoint in the fight for all workers.” – Pickthall IAM Local 2301 strike: stern warnings from labour and political leaders

Strike at Montréal-Trudeau and Mirabel airports: Negotiations resume for IAM Local 2301 and Swissport

Strike at Montréal-Trudeau and Mirabel airports: Negotiations resume for IAM Local 2301 and Swissport For immediate release Thursday January 16, 2020 Montreal, QC – The federal mediator has reconvened meetings between IAM Local Lodge 2301’s negotiation committee and representatives of Swissport for the resumption of negotiations this morning at 10 a.m. “We were anxious to return to negotiate. Swissport has not made any offers to us since the strike started.… Read More »Strike at Montréal-Trudeau and Mirabel airports: Negotiations resume for IAM Local 2301 and Swissport

IAM Local Lodge 1295 Forms Women’s Committee

IAM Local Lodge 1295 sisters formed their official Women’s committee at their monthly General meeting in January 2020. The sisters hit the ground running and already have an idea of what they would like to do.  One of the committee’s first initiatives, suggested by member Betty Williams, will be to create joy boxes, a collection of donated items including toiletries and feminine hygiene products, which would then be donated by the… Read More »IAM Local Lodge 1295 Forms Women’s Committee

District 78 Kicks Off the New Year With First General Meeting

On January 9, 2020, IAM District Lodge 78 held its first General Meeting of the new year. The meeting was well attended and provided local delegates with a valuable opportunity to share and connect. Discussion and motions at the meeting included: Sending members to the CLC Lobby in Ottawa (February 24-25, 2020), and encouraging locals to do the same. Member engagement and service to the community, including recent holiday drives,… Read More »District 78 Kicks Off the New Year With First General Meeting

Useful Numbers 2020 – by Ivana Saula

USEFUL NUMBERS FOR 2020 Ivana Saula, Canadian Research Director PENSIONS 1. OLD AGE SECURITY BENEFIT (Monthly, at age 65, January 2020) $ 613.53 (regardless of marital status) Adjusted quarterly to CPI (in January, April, July and October) OAS/GIS can be deferred up to 5 years (to age 70), with an increase of 0.60% for each month of deferral Pension indexation rate for 2020 is 2% Following increases to CPI, OAS… Read More »Useful Numbers 2020 – by Ivana Saula

Fred Hospes’ letter to the Minister of Labour

Vancouver, January 8, 2020 Sent via email The Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Labour, We would like to raise to your attention a very worrying situation which has contributed to the deterioration of the working conditions and environment at Canadian airports for many years. The IAM, representing 22,000 workers spread across all major Canadian airports, has seen the many problems caused by airport contract transfer practices (also known as Contract-Flipping).… Read More »Fred Hospes’ letter to the Minister of Labour