November 2020 – The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) in Canada represents more than 50,000 workers in air transportation, aerospace, manufacturing, healthcare and many other sectors. The IAM joins the Canadian Labour Congress and many other Canadian unions in expressing grave concerns about the brutal violence and repression we are witnessing against the people of Belarus. There have been more than two months of peaceful protests against… Read More »IAM Statement of Support for Belarus
03 November, 2020 For immediate release Mississauga, ON – Members at IAM Local Lodge 1922 ratified a new collective agreement last night. “The bargaining committee worked tirelessly for our IAM members. While negotiating via unfamiliar platforms (Zoom), their efforts brought increases to wages for each year of the agreement, improvements to life insurance, accidental death and disability (AD&D) and weekly indemnity top-ups. They did this while maintaining health benefits and… Read More »IAM Local 1922 members at Magellan Aerospace ratify three-year agreement.
29 October, 2020 For immediate release Toronto, ON – District 78 IAM Local Lodge 1922 members employed by the Elementary Teachers of Toronto (ETT) recently ratified a new three-year agreement. The new agreement includes increases to wages and the IAM pension plan in each year of the agreement, as well as improvements to contract language. “A special thank you to Chief Steward Stephen Michalowicz for all his dedication and hard… Read More »Staff of Ontario Elementary Teachers of Toronto ratify agreement
Even though it could take some time before the nearly half a million mail in ballots are counted, voters in BC appear to have elected a majority NDP government for the first time since 1996. Premier elect John Horgan and the NDP are projected to win in 55 of B.C.’s 87 ridings, compared to 29 for the Liberals and three for the Green Party. Heavily involved in the NDP’s resurgence in Richmond, including moderating… Read More »BC Voters Show Confidence in NDP
The IAM Local Lodge 1295 members working at Thorncliffe Place, a retirement home in Nepean, overwhelmingly ratified a new four year agreement last week. IAM District Lodge 78 Representative Jim Snider reported that “there were many language improvements that better fit the members needs, such as shift bidding, layoff, and recall rights. In addition to annual wage increases, there were also pension and uniform allowance increases”. “These members work very… Read More »IAM Local Lodge 1295 Members at Thorncliffe Place Ratify New Four Year Agreement
Last month, 35 nurses working at Bellwood Health Services, an addictions facility in Toronto, voted to join the IAM. Shortly afterwards, some of the other workers contacted us to join as well. IAM District Lodge 78 Organizer Rootisha Rampat explained that “the job security that the IAM Union provides was a huge draw for them.” “The IAM’s organizing formula for healthcare workers seems to be working well,” said Organizer Scott… Read More »More Healthcare Workers Unionize and Join IAM
Get involved, and once again the IAM can have the largest delegation on Lobby Day Hi all During the week of November 2 to 6, the CLC is scheduling virtual meetings with our Members of Parliament. Sign up for lobby days to get started! Sign up for Action Week Tell your friends to sign up for lobby days! The CLC is asking the government to include a plan that… Read More »Virtual Lobby – Sign up now!
British Columbia General Elections Saturday, 24 October, 2020 With election day only days away, polls are showing the support for the NDP remains strong among all demographics and regions. “There continues to be little appetite for change in this election,” said Ipsos vice-president Kyle Braid. John Horgan is leading by a wide margin on the question of who is best to lead the province, with 45 percent of respondents saying… Read More »BC – GET OUT AND VOTE!
IAM Local Lodge 717T members employed by Magellan Aerospace ratified a new three year agreement over the weekend. “The bargaining committee understood the priorities of our members, they worked together and worked hard,” said IAM District Lodge 78 Directing Business Representative Kim Valliere. “While negotiating via unfamiliar platforms (Zoom), their efforts made it possible to achieve increases to wages each year of the agreement, improvements to health benefits, weekly indemnity… Read More »IAM Local Lodge 717T Members at Magellan Aerospace Ratify New Three Year Agreement
Monday, 19 October, 2020 For immediate release Mississauga, ON – IAM Local 717T members employed by Magellan Aerospace ratified a new three-year agreement over the weekend. IAM members are meeting the challenge of representing members during the difficulty period of the COVID-19 pandemic. “The bargaining committee understood the priorities of our members, they worked together and worked hard. While negotiating via unfamiliar platforms, such as Zoom, their efforts made it… Read More »New Contract at Magellan Aerospace