IAM Jobs and Quebec aerospace ecosystem preserved despite Bombardier's withdrawal from commercial aircraft construction

For immediate release Montreal, 13 February, 2020 – Bombardier sold its stake in the A-220 Limited Partnership (33.58%) to Airbus and Investissement Québec. The transaction allows Airbus subsidiary, Stelia, to take over part of the activities of the Bombardier plant in Ville Saint-Laurent. More than 3,300 aerospace jobs in Quebec stay in the province. “Bombardier’s complete withdrawal from commercial aviation represents the end of an era,” said IAM Quebec Coordinator,

Young Machinists visit IAM Canadian Office, share vision of the union

12 February 2020 Three Young Machinists committee from IAM Local 2323 visited the IAM Canadian Office yesterday to meet and discuss our common vision. The members, all working in Air Canada Cabin Services, recently joined the LL 2323 Young Machinists Committee. They discussed how to get involved in their union, as well as how to engage other members of the local. Stan Pickthall, Canadian General Vice-President and Gord Falconer, Chief-of-Staff

Rolls-Royce Engineers Join the IAM

04 February, 2020 For immediate release Montreal, QC – Thirty-two engineers working for Rolls Royce in Montreal have decided to join the IAM, becoming the newest members of IAM Local 2468, part of District 11. District 11 organizer, Éric Gagné started the campaign in July 2019. The future members had contacted their colleagues, already members of Local 2468, because they were frustrated with their working conditions and learned about the

They stayed strong, they stayed united, AND they got an agreement!

January 29, 2020 For immediate release Fort McKay, Alberta- The 110 workers at Weldco Heavy Industries have a first agreement and are the newest members of District Lodge 14. Organizer Matt Barnable filed for certification in February of 2019 after meeting with the workers and explaining the benefits of joining the IAM. “Dignity and Respect were the main concerns and how the company reacted proved how badly they needed to

February is Black History Month

It is the month in which we bear witness to the progress, richness and diversity of African-Canadian achievement. During the 1920’s an African American named Carter G. Woodson created and promoted Negro History Week. This period in February was chosen because it included the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. In 1976 the month-long celebration was implemented, and is a time for us all to reflect on both the history

Strike ends at Montréal-Trudeau and Mirabel airports - Swissport workers vote in favour of new contract

Strike ends at Montréal-Trudeau and Mirabel airports – Swissport workers vote in favour of new contract Montreal, January 30, 2020 – IAM Local Lodge 2301 members working at Swissport at Montreal-Trudeau and Mirabel airports voted to accept the employer’s offer, effectively ending the strike they were engaged in since 31 December, 2019. “A majority of members felt the offer was something they could live with. Although it was not what

Tentative agreement reached with IAM LL 2301 and Swissport

29 January, 2020 For immediate release Montreal, QC – Negotiators reached a tentative agreement in the early hours of 29 January 2020. IAM Local Lodge 2301 and Swissport finally achieved the agreement after almost one month on strike. Members will vote on the tentative agreement at a ratification meeting on Thursday, 30 January “Our members need to know the details during the ratification meeting to be held on 30 January

IAM, Bloc, NDP call for End to Contract-Flipping - Ministers Tassi and Garneau must assume their responsibilities

IAM press briefing from the Bloc Québécois and the NDP Tuesday, January 28, 2020 For immediate release Ottawa, ON – The Bloc Québécois, the New Democratic Party and the Machinists Union (the IAM) are calling on the federal government to put an end to the injustices and abuses suffered by workers at Canadian airports. The current conflict, at Montréal-Trudeau and Mirabel airports, involving a hundred members of IAM Local Lodge

Day 41 of Strike Against Subaru Nanaimo brings some success

23 January, 2020 For immediate release Nanaimo, BC – After 41 days of picketing against Subaru Nanaimo, members of IAM Local Lodge 456 saw some success on the picket line. Faced with an employer who seems determined not to bargain with our members, they took the bull by the horns – and threw it to the ground! “We noticed that the Subaru dealership in Nanaimo was preparing for a big

A determined campaign wins 185 new members for IAM Local 922

January 24, 2020 For immediate release Thetford Mines, QC – The 185 workers at Rad Technologies Inc. have decided to join the IAM, becoming the newest members of IAM Local 922/District 11. District 11 organizer Éric Gagné started the campaign in February 2019 and, with great determination, developed a highly motivated internal committee. After only a few meetings, the workers responded overwhelmingly and joined the IAM. Dave Chartrand, IAM Quebec