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IAM Local 1120 members ratify agreement after standing strong

07 October, 2020 For Immediate Release Thunder Bay, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 1120 have ratified a new collective agreement with Badanai Motors. The deal comes as a result of a final offer from the employer, removing some key controversial items from their initial demands. “The employer removed two of their demands from the table: concessions and flat-rate compensation,” explained IAM Local Lodge 1120 Directing Business Representative Pete… Read More »IAM Local 1120 members ratify agreement after standing strong

MTU wins decade-long contract with US Air Force

15 October, 2020 For immediate release Delta, B.C. – Members at IAM Local Lodge 764, working at MTU Maintenance Canada have secured work for a decade. This comes as welcome news for those members, as well as the IAM. It assures the work will be there for IAM members despite the COVID-19 pandemic. “This is great news for our Members.  The transportation sector has been significantly impacted by this pandemic,… Read More »MTU wins decade-long contract with US Air Force

IAM Local Lodge 1922 Members at Magellan Aerospace Prep For Negotiations

IAM Local Lodge 1922 office and technical members employed at Magellan Aerospace in Malton, Ontario are getting ready to take on their employer in contract negotiations. Every group that the IAM represents prepares for negotiations before meeting with the employer. Surveys are reviewed and demands are set at these preparation meetings. IAM wants to ensure that we are prepared and doing our best, to get the best deal possible for… Read More »IAM Local Lodge 1922 Members at Magellan Aerospace Prep For Negotiations

Federal Government Should “Absolutely” Support Canada’s Airlines

October 2, 2020 – “The Federal Government should absolutely support Canada’s airline and air transportation industry!” This was the unequivocal statement of Stan Pickthall, Canadian General Vice President of the Machinists Union (IAM). “This is a position we have taken throughout the pandemic, and one that we have published in two releases on our website.” September 25: Feds must support air transportation now September 30: Crisis in Air transport and Aerospace – The… Read More »Federal Government Should “Absolutely” Support Canada’s Airlines

IAM Local Lodge 235 Members Employed by Metrolinx Ratify New Three-Year Collective Agreement

IAM Local Lodge 235 members employed by Metrolinx recently ratified a new three-year agreement. The negotiating committee held several virtual ratification meetings over a couple of days to review the changes contained in the tentative agreement. The agreement now includes wage increases in each year of the agreement, as well as language improvements, including an increase in union orientation time with any new IAM members. Vacation carryover/payout and overtime language… Read More »IAM Local Lodge 235 Members Employed by Metrolinx Ratify New Three-Year Collective Agreement

Technicians at Kal Tire in Thunder Bay ratify agreement the second time around

29 September, 2020 For immediate release Fort Frances, ON – After rejecting the first tentative agreement in August 2020, the members at IAM Local Lodge 1120 in Fort Francis working for Kal Tire have ratified their new collective agreement. The ratification assures labour peace between the parties for the next two years. “We made some gains for our members, and they’ve seen the value of it,” said Tony Didoshak, Grand… Read More »Technicians at Kal Tire in Thunder Bay ratify agreement the second time around

100 more Stelia workers join IAM

29 September, 2020 For immediate release Mirabel, QC – Making sure their seniority was protected was the number one priority of the 100 newest members of IAM Local Lodge 712. Seniority was the top issue for the 100 new members and that priority has been safeguarded. IAM District 11 Business Representative, Éric Rancourt, with the help of the DL 11 Organising Committee, worked closely with the group at Stelia until… Read More »100 more Stelia workers join IAM

Crisis in Air transport and Aerospace – The federal government must not underestimate what is happening

Montreal, September 30th, 2020- Air transport and Aerospace are among the sectors most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In Canada, tens of thousands of jobs and the survival of many businesses are at stake. The crisis that is simultaneously hitting these two sectors deserves the attention of a parliamentary committee “A perfect storm is hitting both industries,” says David Chartrand, Quebec coordinator of the Machinists’ Union. For several months now,… Read More »Crisis in Air transport and Aerospace – The federal government must not underestimate what is happening

IAM fighting for members at Billy Bishop Airport (YTZ)

The IAM received notice this week that Billy Bishop (YTZ) airport would be temporarily closing as of October 5, 2020. The closure was due to no incoming or outbound flights from the airport – an effect of COVID-19 on the airline industry. The IAM represents 120 pre-board screeners that work at Billy Bishop Airport and, when notified of the closure, worked with their employer, Garda, to protect the employment of… Read More »IAM fighting for members at Billy Bishop Airport (YTZ)

The pandemic can’t stop us! IAM Canada continues commitment to education

“The pandemic is putting a halt to many things these days, but it can’t stop the IAM’s commitment to education,” said Gord Falconer, Chief-of-Staff of IAM Canada. “It’s how we get our strength,” he said. Approximately 50 members of IAM Local 2921, Screening Officers at Pearson International Airport, attended the Stewards Training conducted by Falconer – formerly the Education Representative for Canada. Airline Coordinator Keith Aiken, Research Director Ivana Saula… Read More »The pandemic can’t stop us! IAM Canada continues commitment to education