22 October, 2019 Last night’s election results confirmed that Canadians were not comfortable living with four more years of a Liberal majority government. The results also confirmed a rejection of the Harper-inspired, Doug Ford, Jason Kenney Conservative-led policies of slashing public services, giving tax cuts to the wealthiest while lining the pockets of their corporate friends. One of our own, Local Lodge 2323’s Dan Janssen ran a strong campaign in… Read More »In a Minority Government – We can make a difference
Dignity Matters The most requested and needed item at Woman’s Shelters and Food banks are Feminine Hygiene Products, and they are the one thing that is rarely donated. The IAM Local Lodge 1231 Women’s Committee wants to help the women in our local area by giving them a little bit of dignity when it comes to their personal care. How You Can Help Please donate boxes or packages of: Tampons… Read More »Assist Your Sisters: Donate Feminine Hygiene Products to Women in Need
October 16, 2019 Sent Via E-Mail Attachment Mary Stalteri, Bert Poulin, Jim SniderIAM, Local 1922 Negotiating Team Dear Mary, Bert, Jim, and All Striking Staff Members of COPE Ontario: On behalf of members of the Staff Representatives Union (SRU), we send you solidarity in your struggle for fairness in your strike against COPE Ontario. As Union Staff members, SRU members know how difficult it can be bargaining and bringing pressure… Read More »Steelworkers Staff Union support COPE Staff – Solidarity Looks Like This!
On October 16, 2019, Eddie Mariconda, President of the Toronto Civic Employees’ Union – CUPE Local 416, sent a letter to COPE National President David Black, calling on the national board to direct COPE Ontario to return to the bargaining table with striking IAM members and settle a fair contract. “I strongly urge the COPE National board members to direct your provincial counterparts to get back to the bargaining table… Read More »CUPE Local 416 Calls For Fair Bargaining With IAM Members on Strike at COPE Ontario
Weak employment standards negatively impact worker health and safety, particularly as they relate to hours of work and the employment relationship. Many provisions have yet to come into force, others have built in loopholes and many of these changes remain unaddressed. The majority of Canada’s employment standards were developed in the 1960’s when workers were generally employed in full-time, permanent jobs with living wages and benefits. Today, workers are increasingly employed in… Read More »New Federal Employment Standards, What’s in Force and What is Not?
14 October, 2019 Toronto – On October 4, 2019, IAM activists joined labour and migrant rights activists from across the Greater Toronto Area to protest unsafe working conditions at Fiera Foods, an industrial bakery in Toronto, and demand that the company protect workers’ health and safety – and their very lives! The protest follows another needless death at Fiera Foods: 57-year-old Enrico Miranda, a cleaner at the bakery. Miranda was the… Read More »IAM Protests another needless death at Fiera Foods
Every one of us has the POWER to vote for a better Canada Canadians turned out in record numbers for the advance polls over the long weekend. According to Elections Canada, an estimated 4.7 million voters cast ballots, that’s up 29 percent from the 2015 early polls! Polls report that since Sept. 13, the NDP has surged by nearly four points to 19 percent support. We have the momentum – this is… Read More »GO VOTE
IAM Local Lodge 1295 members employed at Courtyard Marriott in Brampton recently ratified a new Collective Agreement. Determined union negotiations mean that our members will receive a wage increase in each year of the agreement, improvements to the way personal/sick days are used, and coverage for sick notes. Improvements to uniforms, to working conditions, as well as a premium for members working in laundry department were also achieved. A Special… Read More »Members at Brampton Courtyard Marriott Ratify Collective Agreement
By Ivana SaulaIAM Canadian Research Director “People don’t realize how automated [our workplace is]” Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a new buzz word everyone has heard of; it has piqued our collective imaginations on what our world might look like with the availability of new technologies. It seems every day there’s a new breakthrough powered by artificial intelligence, and the concern everyone has relates to the implications for workers and their… Read More »The “New Normal”: IAM Members Share their Experiences with Workplace Automation
It’s been one week since IAM District 78 and Local 1922 members at COPE Ontario walked off the job. It’s only been a few days, but already these members have built incredible support within the Labour movement. OPSEU, Unifor, and Steelworkers, to name a few unions, have joined our pickets and written letters in solidarity. These IAM members “are in it for the duration and are determined to be treated… Read More »Take Action to Support IAM Members at COPE Ontario on Strike