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Overwhelming Support for New Contract at Thorncliffe Place Retirement Home

19 October, 2020 For immediate release Nepean, ON – IAM Local 1295 working for Thorncliffe Place Retirement Home voted overwhelming to accept a new multi-year deal. The ratification vote was held late last week. “This contract has many language improvements that better fits members’ needs such as shift bidding, layoff and recall language and recall rights,” said Jim Snider, Business Representative for IAM District 78. “The Bargaining Committee worked through… Read More »Overwhelming Support for New Contract at Thorncliffe Place Retirement Home

Letter to Ministers Freeland and Garneau: Re-Nationalization of Canada’s Airlines – the Time is Now!

Re-Nationalization of Canada’s Airlines – the Time is Now! October 20, 2020 The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Finance/Deputy Prime Minister The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6 Email: Chrystia.Freeland@parl.gc.ca Email: Marc.Garneau@parl.gc.ca   Dear Ministers Freeland and Garneau: Subject: Re-Nationalization of Canada’s Airlines – the Time is Now! We have all watched with horror as the Covid Pandemic has impacted friends and families… Read More »Letter to Ministers Freeland and Garneau: Re-Nationalization of Canada’s Airlines – the Time is Now!

Transforming lives through partnerships with service dogs

We hope you and your family are all well. As you know, due to the coronavirus, we had to cancel the 40th Annual William W. Winpisinger Las Vegas Charity Banquet. The banquet serves as a celebration for the year-long fundraising efforts achieved by devoted companies and individuals across the United States and Canada. In addition to being a celebration, it also serves as a significant fundraiser for Guide Dogs of… Read More »Transforming lives through partnerships with service dogs

Situation Critical – IAM Sounding Alarm on Air Transportation

16 October, 2020For immediate release Toronto, ON – Yesterday, WestJet announced an 80% reduction in flights to Atlantic Canada and Quebec City due to the ongoing pandemic. With these cuts to service, combined with layoffs in the airline and aerospace sectors, as well as the onset of a “Second wave” of the COVID-19 pandemic, the forecast is dire. “The industry is in peril. The IAM is again calling on the… Read More »Situation Critical – IAM Sounding Alarm on Air Transportation

IAM Local 901 negotiates and ratifies new contract despite pandemic

IAM Local 901 members at HMFT (Howard Marten Fluid Technologies, formerly Howard Marten Company Limited) ratified a collective agreement this past Friday. In addition to wage increases, the members we united in ensuring all technicians were aligned into the same classification. Furthermore, the members will receive an increased boot allowance, shift premiums, and enhanced severance benefits in the Collective Agreement. “Time and time again, our members have shown us they… Read More »IAM Local 901 negotiates and ratifies new contract despite pandemic

IAM Local Lodge 901 Members at HMFT (Howard Martin) in Pickering, Ontario Ratify New Collective Agreement

IAM Local Lodge 901 members at HMFT, formerly Howard Marten Company Limited, ratified an agreement this past Friday. In addition to wage increases, “the members were united in ensuring all technicians were aligned into the same classification”, said IAM Business Representative Eric Johnson. Furthermore, the members will receive increased boot allowance, shift premium, and enhanced severance benefits in the Collective Agreement. Located in Pickering, Ontario, IAM members at HMFT service… Read More »IAM Local Lodge 901 Members at HMFT (Howard Martin) in Pickering, Ontario Ratify New Collective Agreement

Layoffs in the aerospace industry – A second wave of layoffs is emerging

October 14th, 2020 – The fact that companies such as Pratt and Whitney and Airbus are planning layoffs is a new indicator of the severity of the current crisis in air transport and the aerospace sector. “It’s always frustrating to hear that workers are going to lose their jobs, but it’s even more so when you consider that the federal government could have taken action to prevent this from happening,”… Read More »Layoffs in the aerospace industry – A second wave of layoffs is emerging

Government Actions Must Focus on Workers!

With over two million jobs lost to the pandemic, the IAMAW calls for a government strategy that will replace those jobs with better ones. The IAMAW calls on government actions to help workers in all sectors recover from the economic lockdown, particularly workers in the airline, and aerospace industries. Many sectors across Canada face the prospect of a long recovery. Government actions to support these industries must focus first and… Read More »Government Actions Must Focus on Workers!

IAM Local Lodge 1922 Members at Union Savings Ratify First Agreement

IAM Local Lodge 1922 members at Union Savings ratified their first agreement earlier this week. In addition to wage adjustments and annual increases, among many other achievements, a top up for pregnancy and parental leave was negotiated. “It’s a solid first agreement, achieved by these members commitment to getting a good deal,” said IAM Organizer Scott Jackson. IAM District Lodge 78 looks forward to our newest members fully participating in… Read More »IAM Local Lodge 1922 Members at Union Savings Ratify First Agreement

Contract ratified despite pandemic challenges – IAM Local 692 Finning BC

07 October, 2020 For immediate release Surrey, B.C. – More than 700 members of IAM Local 692 working for Finning across British Columbia and the Yukon voted in the second round of the contract ratification and accepted a new collective agreement. The three-year deal brought a wage increase of 1% per year over the first two years and 2% in the final year. A workshare program was initiated by the… Read More »Contract ratified despite pandemic challenges – IAM Local 692 Finning BC