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Success on the grill for Local 2323 BBQ

IAM Local 2323 held their annual BBQ on Friday, 9 August, 2019. LL2323 has been doing this in Toronto for five years and this was their second time doing it in Ottawa. By all accounts, it was a success on both fronts. Toronto saw about 350 people, while the Ottawa venue was attended by about 90 members and their families. LL2323 President, Dave Flowers was enthusiastic about the attendance. “Member… Read More »Success on the grill for Local 2323 BBQ

IAM Pension Plans among the Best in Canada

By Ivana Saula Saving on your own or through a group pension plan? It’s an important question and a tough decision, but a recent survey makes it clear, IAM pension plans are the best way to save for retirement. In a survey examining 50 union pension plans in Canada, published in Pension and Benefits Monitor, our pension plans placed in the top 10.  Our plans came in 7th overall, due… Read More »IAM Pension Plans among the Best in Canada

Are tax cuts benefiting you?

By Keith Aiken Across the country, people are having a harder and harder time keeping up. They hear about the economy doing well for the rich, but they’re not seeing the benefits for their families. The recent corporate tax cuts delivered by Jason Kenney’s UCP government in Alberta have already added more than $2 billion to the profits of the major oil companies, while at the same time Kenney’s government… Read More »Are tax cuts benefiting you?

IAM Statement on Air France-KLM Commitment to Acquire 60 A-220 airplanes

For immediate release Montreal, July 30, 2019 – IAM members in Montreal are elated on the just-announced news that Air France-KLM has committed to purchasing 60 new A-220 planes from Airbus. This is good news for workers at Mirabel, where the plant is located, and for the entire Québec aerospace cluster. Since the signing of the last collective agreement on June 15, 2019, which established a five-year industrial peace agreement… Read More »IAM Statement on Air France-KLM Commitment to Acquire 60 A-220 airplanes

The Top Three Election Issues That Should Matter to You!

In 2019, more Canadians will be voting on issues that matter to their lives and those around them. Workers have always had a difficult time when their elected representatives refuse to keep their promises. Elections are a way of reassessing the work of those we elected, and to makes changes in who represents us. Before you vote on 21 October, 2019, please think about these issues and how they affect… Read More »The Top Three Election Issues That Should Matter to You!

DL 250 Golf Tournament raises almost $60,000 for the visually impaired

GVP Mark Blondin, GDA Director Russ Gittlen, Canadian GVP Stan Pickthall, DL 250 DBR Walter Gerlach Over 150 participants flocked to the Newlands Golf and Country club in Langley, B.C. participated in the 2019 IAM District 250 Guide Dogs of America (GDA) fundraiser. The 4th annual event raised approximately $58,000 and was held on 20 July, 2019 DL 250 Organiser Al Cyr, assisted by Janet Trudell, pulled off yet another… Read More »DL 250 Golf Tournament raises almost $60,000 for the visually impaired

IAM District 78 President Mike Edwards Thanks NDP MPP Wayne Gates For Support of Niagara Region Workers

On July 23, 2019, IAM District 78 President Mike Edwards thanked Ontario NDP MPP Wayne Gates (Niagara Falls) for his work in protecting Niagara region jobs. The two met at the Prince of Wales Stakes at the Fort Erie Race Track. Gates has been steadfast in his advocacy for continued government support of the track to protect not only the union jobs there, but the more than 1,000 jobs the… Read More »IAM District 78 President Mike Edwards Thanks NDP MPP Wayne Gates For Support of Niagara Region Workers

IAM LL 692 – 100 Years Strong! But the Road Ahead is Clear

Pete Konrad, Vice-President, LL692, Stan Pickthall, General Vice-President, IAM Canada,Stacey Adams, Secretary-Treasurer, LL692, Roland Sturt-Smith, President, LL692 One hundred is a long time in anyone’s book – anyone’s history book, that is. IAM Local Lodge 692 has been participating in AND making history for a century! Almost 230 members and well-wishers attended a warm celebration for an historic moment in Canadian IAM history. Walter Gerlach, Directing Business Representative of District… Read More »IAM LL 692 – 100 Years Strong! But the Road Ahead is Clear

UCS ceasing operations the “End of an era” – IAM Canada

IAM Canada is saddened by the impending closure of Union Communications Services (UCS) effective August 30, 2019. IAM members across North America benefitted from the UCS “Steward Update” which gave valuable and topical information to union stewards from all unions. Gord Falconer, Chief-of-Staff of IAM Canada, who has used and promoted the service as long as it has been available, commented, “Over the years, IAM activists came to depend on… Read More »UCS ceasing operations the “End of an era” – IAM Canada

Strong job numbers mask reality of struggling young workers

July 18, 2019OTTAWA – The country’s strong job numbers aren’t providing the full picture when it comes to the participation rate of young workers in the economy, according to analysis by Canada’s unions. While unemployment rates continue to fall overall, many Canadians aged 15 to 29 are staying in school or giving up looking for work altogether, according to the Canadian Labour Congress’ (CLC) latest Labour Market Snapshot. The quarterly… Read More »Strong job numbers mask reality of struggling young workers