26 new members at Pearson International Airport join the IAM

Toronto, ON – Workers at Menzies Aviation (Canada) Ltd, have joined the IAM. “This group of 26 workers were never given the opportunity to join a union before and acted immediately when given the chance to and given a choice,” said Michael Corrado, General Chairperson for IAM District 140. “With a 30-year-high in inflation and the pandemic surrounding them, they made their choice quickly. The Canada Labour Board granted us

2022 IAM Photography Contest - ENTER NOW!

December 10, 2021 To All District Lodge Presidents and Secretary-Treasurers, Local Lodge Presidents and Recording Secretaries, TCU Carmen Division Officers, National Representatives, Assistant National Representatives, and Local Lodge Officers Dear Brothers and Sisters: This is the official announcement of the 2022 IAM Photography Contest. It is open to all IAM members in good standing. Entries should catch IAM members at work in unposed photos. Winning entries will win a cash

Members at Boart Longyear at Local Lodge 2412 ratify contract avoid strike

18 January, 2022 North Bay, ON – After a nearly impossible set of negotiations which started with more than 25 pages of concessionary demands from the employer, IAM Local Lodge 2412 has finally reached an agreement with the employer. Members working at Boart Longyear showed how they felt by giving the union a 99% strike mandate. They stood firm with the Negotiating Committee and were able to push back the

Cooperation and hard work lead to pension bonus for IAM Local 1231 members

11 January, 2022 Mississauga, ON – Healthcare workers at Spectrum, members of IAM Local 1231 received some good news at the end of the year. Their pensions would be topped up by a bonus payment from the employer. Almost two years after the pandemic hit Canadians, and after almost 75,000 home visits by LL1231 members to patient homes every single week, the employer is recognising the valuable work done for

USEFUL NUMBERS - 2022 (By Ivana Saula)

OLD AGE SECURITY BENEFIT (Monthly, at age 65, January 2022) $ 642.25 (regardless of marital status) 10% increase to OAS as of July 2022 for those 75 and older Adjusted quarterly to CPI (in January, April, July and October) OAS/GIS can be deferred up to 5 years (to age 70), with an increase of 0.60% for each month of deferral Following increases to CPI, OAS benefit will increase by 1.1% for

Our common security

As a new year begins, the eyes of the world are rightly focused on the twin threats of the COVID-19 pandemic and accelerating climate change. A similar level of attention is required to the threats to peace on virtually every continent. People in many parts of the world are living in conflict or are on the brink. Autocrats, populists and warlords are facing off across borders and oceans. Expenditure on

IAM members working through challenging conditions

This week, IAM members at airports in the prairies have dealt with challenging working conditions as temperatures have reached lows into the mid -30s Celsius. “Our members have done a great job, working under extreme conditions, to get the travelling public to their destinations safely. Daily lows in Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg today are -31c, -33c and -27c” said Kevin Timms, General Chairperson District Lodge 140. IAM members working at

Important gains for members as Local Lodge 1953 ratifies new contract

Winnipeg, MB – After ten months of hard bargaining, IAM Local Lodge 1953 members voted on a four-year contract with some important gains and a resolution to some ongoing issues. “This was a long process but the Bargaining Committee stood tall and finally got a deal we could bring to the membership,” said Glenn Tomchak, Directing Business Representative for IAM District 181 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The 583 members, working at

Overwhelming majority of IAM Local Lodge 2797 members ratify contract (NSGEU)

For immediate release 18 December, 2021 Halifax, NS – Eighty-seven percent of IAM Local Lodge 2797 members working for the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees’ Union (NSGEU) ratified their newest contract this week. Matt Barnable, Special Representative for IAM Canada, who oversaw the last stages of the negotiations, said, “As I came into the process, we were headed to conciliation. That process allowed us to reach a better deal.