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Nurses Unionize, Vote YES to Join IAM

Late last week, 96 Registered Nurses and Registered Practical Nurses working for RNS Health Services voted by a two-to-one margin to join the IAM. These front-line workers provide home care for clients throughout York Region and are looking forward to the representation and security a Union can provide. Throughout 2020, IAM Union Organizers Rootisha Rampat-Sukhu and Scott Jackson have been steadily growing District 78 in the healthcare sector.

Accessing EI and Emergency Benefits: What you Need to Know

Essential Information About the EI Program This document is a guide to help members on lay-off access Employment Insurance benefits, and other emergency benefits provided by the Canada Revenue Agency (DOWNLOAD THE PDF) Table of Contents Applying for EI: What You Need to Know………..2 Minimum Benefit Rate……………………………….….2 Eligibility for EI…………………………………………….2 Things to Keep In Mind…………………………………3 Before You Apply………………………………….……….3 Late ROEs……………………………………………………4 Is the EI benefit taxable?…………………………………4 Your Obligations While Receiving EI… Read More »Accessing EI and Emergency Benefits: What you Need to Know

The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women

It has been over 30 years since the murder of 14 young women at Polytechnique Montréal (December 6, 1989). This act of violent misogyny shook our country and led Parliament to designate December 6 as The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women. On December 6, we remember: Geneviève Bergeron Hélène Colgan Nathalie Croteau Barbara Daigneault Anne-Marie Edward Maud Haviernick Maryse Laganière Maryse Leclair Anne-Marie Lemay Sonia… Read More »The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women

NDP introduces two new bills to protect Canadian workers

December 3, 2020 OTTAWA – Today, New Democrats presented a package of bills to protect and improve the lives of working Canadians. MP Scott Duvall (Hamilton Mountain) introduced the bills, which will protect workers in the event of a strike or a lockout and also protect the pensions and benefits of workers caught up in corporate bankruptcy proceedings. “Both of the bills I introduced today will offer workers the protection… Read More »NDP introduces two new bills to protect Canadian workers

Take action to Take action to support Bill C-213

Bill C-213, An Act to Enact the Canada Pharmacare Act. Bill C-213 is groundbreaking new federal legislation, modelled off the Canada Health Act, to establish a universal, single-payer, comprehensive and public pharmacare plan that will deliver better healthcare and improve the health and lives of millions of Canadians. Sign the petition –  https://www.peterjulian.ca/pharmacare_petition Email your MP Canada is falling behind, being the only high-income country that has a universal healthcare system, but does… Read More »Take action to Take action to support Bill C-213

Fiscal Announcement A Let Down For Air Transportation and Aerospace Industries

On Monday November 30, 2020, the Canadian Government gave an economic update for 2020, which was the first economic update since March 2019. Given the impact of the pandemic across the economy, the anxiously anticipated briefing provided insight into the state of Canadian economy, and the hotly debated deficit. Of significant interest to the IAMAW are the government’s support for air transportation, aerospace, and the long-term care sector. Unfortunately, the… Read More »Fiscal Announcement A Let Down For Air Transportation and Aerospace Industries

“No blank cheques” – Clear message from Jagmeet Singh on Support for Aviation

27 November, 2020 For immediate release Toronto, ON – “Air Canada and other providers must be mandated to keep jobs in Canada! That includes all service jobs, maintenance and manufacturing. Let’s keep our Aviation industry Canadian!” That was today’s message from IAM Canadian General Vice-President Stan Pickthall, who participated in a press conference today with NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, NDP Labour Critic Scott Duvall and four other unions, speaking about… Read More »“No blank cheques” – Clear message from Jagmeet Singh on Support for Aviation

International Transport Workers Federation Civil Aviation Forum a great success!

By Keith Aiken, IAM Canadian Transportation Coordinator The International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) held their annual Civil Aviation week November 9 – 13, 2020 that focused on strategy for Relief, Recovery and Reform for an industry that has devastated by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. This year’s Civil Aviation week was different, as it was held virtually. Each day there were two sessions held to try and accommodate as many participants… Read More »International Transport Workers Federation Civil Aviation Forum a great success!

Driving a hard bargain – How COVID-19 had changed things

Whether we like it or know it, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed us: how we live and how we work. This means it has also changed the way we bargain our collective agreements and deal with grievances and arbitrations. The “new normal” has changed to “The Normal” as 2021 approaches. Most of us have already adopted videoconferencing as part of our lives. Employers have re-evaluated their need for a full… Read More »Driving a hard bargain – How COVID-19 had changed things

Kohltech Windows and Entrance Systems Ratifies new three-year agreement

23 November, 2020 For immediate release North Bay, ON – IAM members of Local Lodge 2412 working at Kohltech Windows are happy to have ratified a new three-year Collective Agreement with the new ownership group formerly known as Seymour Windows. Highlights of the deal include annual wage increases, implementation of a dental plan, increased shift premiums, signing bonus and many other positive language changes. Grand Lodge Representative Ralph Martin said… Read More »Kohltech Windows and Entrance Systems Ratifies new three-year agreement