Our recommendations and call for a national aerospace strategy received a second endorsement – this time from the Canadian Council for Aviation and Aerospace (CCAA). This is a testament to continuous efforts, and strategic coordination to push for a vision of a solution to challenges the aerospace industry is tackling that work for our members. GVP Stan Pickthall welcomed the endorsement saying that, “We have worked closely with both the… Read More »Another Endorsement for IAM’s Aerospace Strategy!
This Human Rights Day, the international trade union movement is calling attention to the alarming attacks on human and labour rights defenders in the Philippines. The government’s targeting of trade unionists has been ramped up recently with fresh waves of arrests and violence. The international trade union movement is united in calling on the government to stop the attacks. The government is targeting labour activists through a practice known as… Read More »Standing with human rights defenders in the Philippines – #StopTheAttacks
December 9, 2019 To whom it may concern. The Canadian Council for Aviation and Aerospace (CCAA) Labour Market study in 2018 determined that our industry needs 55,000 new workers by 2025. The lack of skilled workers will have a profound impact on our industry, and the Canadian economy. That is why the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW), the Aerospace Association of Canada (AIAC) and the Canadian Council… Read More »CCAA + IAM Joint Endorsement Letter
IAM Local Lodge 2113 raised $1,335 for the Scarborough Women’s Centre through a bake sale held by its Women’s Committee at its workplace, Veoneer, on November 18-19, 2019. “We will definitely do another charity event in the future”, said Penny Frangou, a member of the Local 2113 Women’s Committee, commenting on the success of the fundraiser. The Scarborough Women’s Centre offers free programs and services to assist women and youth… Read More »IAM Local Lodge 2113 Raises $1335 For Scarborough Women’s Centre Through Bake Sale
By Ivana SaulaIAM Canadian Research Director Canada’s aerospace industry is certainly becoming a topic of discussion among political leaders of all stripes. The debate around CF-18 replacement has put the aerospace industry once again at the center of these discussions. The IAM’s lobbying efforts, countless meetings and collaborations with leading industry players and industry associations, such as the AIAC and the CCAA have also raised the profile of the industry… Read More »IAMAW’s Call for a National Aerospace Strategy is Taking Flight
The IAM and all Canadians remember the 14 female engineering students who were murdered at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal on December 6, 1989 by an act of gender-based violence. We also commemorate the missing and murdered Aboriginal women, the trans-women and each and every woman in Ontario and across the world whose lives have been harmed or lost to gender-based violence. The 14 women at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal, were… Read More »December 6: National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
Longtime employees say Michelle Park is the first woman machinist to work at this Magellan aerospace shop in about 70 years. She and two other women machinists from Canada’s Local 717T share their passion for the field they love. ———————- This article was originally posted on the IAM Canada website. View the original post here: Women Machinists at Magellan
IAM District Lodge 78 Directing Business Representative Kim Valliere, is pleased to report that the IAM successfully settled job posting grievances for three of our sisters employed by GO Transit (Metrolinx). All three are currently in the positions they wanted and the grievances were settled to their satisfaction. The IAM represents customer service representatives at GO Transit in the Greater Toronto Area. It pays to belong to IAM.
George Kourpias, who served as the IAM’s International President for eight years before retiring in 1997, passed away on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. He was 87. Kourpias, a 67-year IAM member, navigated the union through some of its greatest challenges. His tenure included Reagan’s assault on workers, national strikes in the airline industry and the reformation of organized labor through the election of John Sweeney as the AFL-CIO’s president. “George… Read More »Machinists Mourn Loss of Former IAM International President George Kourpias