IAM breaks new ground in transportation with organizing win

Montréal, QC – The IAM has broken new ground in the transportation sector in Canada by organizing its first trucking firm. More than 120 workers employed by Transport Laberge are the newest members of IAM Local Lodge 869 and IAM District Lodge 11. “This was a six month campaign that initially concentrated on their operations in Montréal,” explained IAM District Lodge 11 Business Representative Luc Frigon. “But once workers at

Largest Coordinated day of action in a decade

Toronto, On – Over fifty actions were undertaken in communities across Ontario October 15 in defense of new workers’ rights brought in by Bill 148: Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act. The largest coordinated day of action for Ontario workers in the past decade targeted ridings of Conservative MPP’s after Premier Doug Ford announced his government is considering full repeal of Bill 148, cancelling Ontario’s decent work laws. Ford has made

IAM Canada delegates active at ITF Singapore Congress

Singapore – The largest ITF (International Transport Workers Federation) Congress is underway in Singapore this week and the IAM is among the participants from 600 unions representing more than 19 million members from 140 countries. This congress is the biggest to date with over 2,000 participants. The civil aviation conference at the ITF congress talked about the global aviation industry with an affiliate-led outlook. “The conference opened with a research

Urgent - The Fight for $15 and fairness continues!

There will be a massive rally on 15 October, 2018 in Ontario to keep the Doug Ford government to reconsider cutting the $15 minimum wage and decent work laws. There are rallies in Mississauga and Brampton and many others happening across the province. Please take a look at this link to find an event near you:   https://www.15andfairness.org/events (Remember to bring some flags.)   SEND AN EMAIL TO YOUR: https://www.15andfairness.org/email_your_mpp

Spectrum Healthcare members ratify first agreement!

Wednesday October 10, 2018   For Immediate Release   Toronto, ON – The members of IAM Local Lodge 1231 employed by Spectrum Healthcare have ratified their first collective agreement. “Due to the size of this group and the nature of their work we conducted a mail-in ballot and the response has been a 92 per cent acceptance of their first agreement,” explained IAM Grand Lodge Representative Ralph Martin. The five-year

2019 IAM Transportation Conference, Las Vegas, NV

September 26, 2018 TO ALL IAM DISTRICT LODGE PRESIDENT/ DIRECTING GENERAL CHAIRMEN, GENERAL CHAIRPERSONS, AND LOCAL LODGE RECORDING SECRETARIES IN DISTRICT 140 Dear Sisters and Brothers: This will serve as the call letter of the 2019 IAM Transportation Conference. The 2019 Conference will be held at Paris Las Vegas, located at 3655 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 commencing at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, April 8, 2019 through

Canada's 2nd most attractive aerospace manufacturing destination in the world

Montreal, QC –Price Waterhouse Coopers’ latest report on the aerospace manufacturing sector estimates that Canada is the second best place in the world to implement this type of industry. Only the United States leads Canada ahead of countries like Singapore, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. Last year, Canada finished 5th. The Machinists’ Union sees this as a sign of the quality of the work done by the workers

St-Laurent High School students Take Flight!

St. Laurent, QC – Thanks to the financial participation of Bombardier Aerospace, St-Laurent Economic Development and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) as well as many partners, students from St-Laurent High School will benefit, starting this fall, from the extracurricular Aeronautical Training Program (ATP), provided at no charge during the entire school year. Forty-five students at St Laurent will soon learn to fly on a flight simulator

Machinists ratify agreement with UTAS

Wednesday October 3, 2018   For Immediate Release   Montréal, QC – Members of IAM Local Lodge 712 have ratified a new collective agreement with UTAS. The three-year agreement provides wage increases of 2.25 per cent in year one and 2.25 per cent in year two and 2.5 per cent in year three. Other agreement highlights include: In recognition of seniority, workers with more than 12 months service receive a

Francois Legault’s CAQ sweep to power as Anglophones stay home!

Québec City, QC – Coalition Avenir Québec – CAQ – won a majority government Monday night as incumbent Liberals and Partis Québécois faced historic losses in the provincial election. “The election results were disappointing to say the least,” said IAM Québec coordinator David Chartrand. “This was the party who was farthest from our values but democracy has spoken.” The CAQ stormed to a majority thanks to strong support from the