IAM Scholarship a springboard to greater success

Rob Jussila has been a member of the IAM Local 692 for over 37 years and currently works as a journeyman partsperson for Finning (Canada) at the Ekati Diamond Mine in the Northwest Territories. In 2012, Rob applied for the IAM Scholarship to help with his daughter Allison’s expenses towards her bachelor’s degree. Allison was awarded one of the IAM Scholarships for 2013. “I’m glad the IAM scholarship has helped… Read More »IAM Scholarship a springboard to greater success

PSW Training to Increase in Ontario, But Province Must Do More

Over the last few months, the Ontario Ford government has been under immense pressure to address staffing shortages throughout the healthcare system, which in some cases has put the lives of patients and residents at risk. Staffing issues have been an ongoing problem in healthcare and have been especially endemic in long term care. In addition to short staffing, the system’s reliance on part-time work has put many lives in… Read More »PSW Training to Increase in Ontario, But Province Must Do More

IAM Local 1295 Member Betty Williams Knits Slippers For Those In Need

IAM Local Lodge 1295 Women’s Committee member, Betty Williams, was recently at the District 78 Toronto office to show how she has been spending her time in physical distancing. Betty has been busy knitting slippers for the homeless, which will be delivered to a local Etobicoke shelter for distribution to those in need. Sister Williams is a proud 51 year IAM member, who, in retirement, continues to support her Union and her community.

Letter to Justin Trudeau: The survival of the aerospace sector compromised; you must act

Montreal June 15, 2020 To the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada I am writing to you today as a representative of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) to express my concern about the future of aerospace in Canada. As elsewhere in the world, our aerospace ecosystem is not immune to the economic impacts of COVID-19. Many workers in this industry have lost their jobs,… Read More »Letter to Justin Trudeau: The survival of the aerospace sector compromised; you must act


June 22, 2020 7:00-8:30 p.m. EST Bluejeans Virtual Discussion Looking forward to “seeing” you there! Dial in: +1.866.599.3622(Canada Toll-Free) +1.438.788.3021(Canada French) Meeting ID:593 313 714 Join us for a discussion about the importance of a “she-covery” to the Canadian economy in the post-pandemic environment. We will also discuss the “Jobs Worth Fighting For” document and determine workplace and political priorities. Whether you are currently working or laid off, we want… Read More »GENDERED IMPACTS OF COVID-19

IAM Canada Encouraged by CERB Extension

16 June, 2020For immediate release TORONTO, ON – IAM Canada is encouraged by the federal government announcement that extends the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) for another eight weeks. The move extends the coverage to 24 weeks. “It is the right thing to do as it helps workers adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This affects many IAM members, as well as numerous other Canadians,” said Stan Pickthall, IAM Canadian General Vice-President. “We have… Read More »IAM Canada Encouraged by CERB Extension

Lowering the Temperature at Canadian Airports

On Friday June 12, 2020 the Canadian Government announced it will require temperature screenings for all passengers flying in and out of Canada and for all employees working at Canadian Airports. The rollout of the temperature checks and the relevant airports will be a phased approach and will be as follows: Phases Phase 1: By June 30, 2020, all air operators will be required to conduct temperature screenings of all… Read More »Lowering the Temperature at Canadian Airports

Manitoba Unions Lead the Way

This week’s court ruling by Manitoba Queens Bench Justice McKelvey found that the Pallister Conservative Government’s Bill 28 – “The Public Services Sustainability Act” was unconstitutional and a violation of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and a circumvention of workers’ rights to collective bargaining. This controversial legislation was introduced in 2017 and never proclaimed into law. The government acted as if it was law, by mandating a two-year wage… Read More »Manitoba Unions Lead the Way

Communications in challenging times – IAM Canada steps up again

14 June, 2020 – IAM Canada conducted five video conference Local Lodge President Meetings from June 1 – 10, 2020. The meetings were regionally attended: the Atlantic, Western, Manitoba and Ontario, the Greater Toronto Area and Quebec regions were all represented. The meetings were conducted via Bluejeans, a videoconferencing platform, with in excess of 20 participants on each call. Organized by the Canadian office in order to outreach our communications, General Vice-President Stan… Read More »Communications in challenging times – IAM Canada steps up again