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Family Status Discrimination: Supreme Court of Canada Decision Upholds a Rigorous Test

Ivana Saula, Research Director for Canada Family status as a prohibited ground of discrimination is fairly new in the area of human rights law. It is understood to refer to parental or family obligations, which includes looking after a child or elderly care. The definition of the protected right is consistent across jurisdictions, however, the scope and application is not as well defined. Recent changes to the Canada Labour Code,… Read More »Family Status Discrimination: Supreme Court of Canada Decision Upholds a Rigorous Test

Overwhelming support for new contract at Local 2413

01 November, 2019For immediate release Toronto, ON – The 40 members of IAM Local 2413 (Signature Flight Support YYZ) ratified a new collective agreement with the employer. The membership voted 91% in favour of their new contract! The Negotiating Committee consisted of Mike Corrado, IAM DL 140 General Chairperson and Local members Glenn Richmond, Lana Bremner Crozier and Wesley Wolfe. The new 3-year contract contained a number of improvements, including:… Read More »Overwhelming support for new contract at Local 2413

Solution needed for the future of Canadian Aerospace say union, industry

02 November, 2019 For immediate release Ottawa, ON – “The IAM and industry stakeholders must plan for major labour shortages and that plan must include all levels of government and a long-range plan,” said Keith Aiken, Air Transportation Co-ordinator for IAM Canada. Aiken attended the Canadian Council for Aviation and Aerospace (CCAA) Labour Market Strategy Event in Ottawa, held on October 23-24, 2019. Industry stake holders discussed important issues with… Read More »Solution needed for the future of Canadian Aerospace say union, industry

Report on DL140 Convention, Victoria, BC (John Vincent)

PHOTO: New Delegates at the DL140 Convention By John Vincent District 140 and Local Lodge 16 Communicator Transportation District 140 Convention 2019 was held in Victoria, BC located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island. Victoria is also the capital of British Columbia and it’s also known as the “The Garden City”. The convention was hosted at The Hotel Grand Pacific. Special thanks to both Local lodge 764 and Local lodge… Read More »Report on DL140 Convention, Victoria, BC (John Vincent)

IAM 3111 CULR STAFF Ratify New Agreement – Back to Work Tomorrow

For Immediate Release 30 October, 2019 Ottawa, ON – Members of IAMAW Local Lodge 3111 CULR (Canadian Union of Labour Representatives) held a ratification meeting on the evening of Wednesday October 30th, followed by a ratification vote. At 11:45pm, following the vote and tabulation of ballots, the union announced that the Tentative Agreement with the Employer (the Canadian Labour Congress) was ratified, ending the strike which began in the early… Read More »IAM 3111 CULR STAFF Ratify New Agreement – Back to Work Tomorrow

Freedom Report : Peace, Democracy and Rights in 2019 (ITUC)

Democratic rights and freedoms, wages and social protection remain under attack in the majority of countries around the world, and the conditions for peace and equality are absent. The ITUC’s Global Rights Index depicts a world where democracy itself is at risk as people lose trust in institutions – 54 countries denied or constrained freedom of speech and assembly last year. FULL REPORThttps://www.ituc-csi.org/freedom-report-peace-democracy-and ———————- This article was originally posted on… Read More »Freedom Report : Peace, Democracy and Rights in 2019 (ITUC)

Bulletin: Air Canada CCAA Final Funds Distribution

Bulletin: Air Canada CCAA Final Funds Distribution October 17, 2019 -In 2003, Air Canada filed for and obtained Bankruptcy protection under the Company Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA). Over the course of the following years, the Machinists Union (IAMAW) arrived at a settlement of claims filed by the Union in those proceedings, including a claim for the restructuring of the Collective Agreement. Between 2004 and 2007, the Union disbursed cheques of… Read More »Bulletin: Air Canada CCAA Final Funds Distribution

OPSEU Stands in Solidarity With COPE Ontario Workers on Strike

Thank you to the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) for their solidarity and support of the IAM Local Lodge 1922 members on strike at COPE Ontario. Read the Letter From OPSEU October 23, 2019 OPSEU stands in solidarity with all workers who are in a strike situation in their fight for a fair collective agreement. OPSEU will not host any meeting with scab labour, doing struck work. Further, we… Read More »OPSEU Stands in Solidarity With COPE Ontario Workers on Strike

Update Regarding CLC Worker’s Labour Action

The Union (IAMAW Local Lodge 3111 CULR) and the Employer have agreed to meet to further discussions with an objective of finding a resolution to the Labour dispute. The Union has submitted information to our actuary for costing proposals on the pension. Once we receive this costing we will work with the employer to confirm dates.

District 78 Members Advocate for Workers in Washington, D.C. as Part of Union Leadership Training

IAM District Lodge 78 members Linda Brohman and Rose Hunt (Local Lodge 103), and Stephen Michalowicz (Local Lodge 1922) recently attended Leadership II union training at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Maryland. The week-long course builds on previous union training in Leadership I, with a focus on advanced steward training, collective bargaining, labour history, organizing, and political lobbying. The culmination of the program is a trip… Read More »District 78 Members Advocate for Workers in Washington, D.C. as Part of Union Leadership Training