Here we grow again in Ontario’s Healthcare Sector

Friday March 16, 2018 For Immediate Release   Toronto, ON – The IAM has expanded its presence in Ontario’s Healthcare Sector with the addition of more than 2,000 new members at Spectrum Healthcare. “The IAM has a strong working relationship with Spectrum Healthcare and will start a series of information meetings with our newest healthcare workers over the next few weeks as we  welcome them into the IAM,” explained IAM

IAM generosity to Montréal’s Old Brewery Mission continues to grow!

Montréal, QC – The IAM motto is justice on the job and service to the community and nowhere in Montréal is that more evident than in the Union’s support of the Old Brewery Mission. Established in 1888, the Old Brewery Mission has provided emergency services and support for the less fortunate, shelter for the homeless and resources for women in the Montréal area. “We took up the cause to support

International Women’s Month

We’ve come a long way but we’re not there yet! Toronto, ON – Ask any Canadian IAM sister what she wants her union to obtain for all women in Canada and she will give you a very thorough answer. How about job security and protection through the elimination of outsourcing? Or the guarantee that all persons have the right to employment which provides for dignity and respect within their communities

Kelley attends United Nations Status of Women Conference

New York, NY – The 62nd United Nations Status of Women Conference begins this week and runs through until March 23rd at the UN headquarters in New York City. The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. This week, Heather Kelley, IAM Grand Lodge Representative for Women’s Issues and Human Rights,

It’s International Women’s Day!

Toronto, ON – International Women’s Day is annually held on March 8 to celebrate women’s achievements throughout history and across nations. It is also known as the United Nations (UN) Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace. It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. “At least for one day, it highlights the work performed

CLC Staff Representatives Join IAM

Wednesday March 7, 2018   For Immediate Release Toronto, On – Members of the Canadian Union of Labour Representatives, employed by the Canadian Labour Congress, are the newest members of the IAM. “We are delighted that the 46 Canadian Labour Congress Staff Representatives have decided to join a progressive international union, the IAM,” said IAM Canadian General Vice President Stan Pickthall. “The IAM prides itself on being a grassroots organization

The Machinists grow again in Montréal

Wednesday March 7, 2018 For Immediate Release Montréal, QC – Canada’s largest airport union, the IAM, is growing again, with 250 new members at Swissport Canada at Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport in Montréal. “The IAM welcomes all of these new members to their union,” said IAM Canadian General Vice President Stan Pickthall. “These workers sought out the IAM to be their union of choice. Our reputation for providing good

23 Days of Action to Stop Gender-Based Violence

35% of women – 818 million women globally – over the age of 15 have experienced sexual or physical violence at home, in their communities or in the workplace. (Source: World Health Organisation) THE CAMPAIGN There can be no decent work with violence at work. Yet there is still no law at the international level that sets a baseline for taking action to eradicate violence and harassment. Gender-based violence remains

Machinists win Labour mobility in Airbus Reciprocity agreement

Montréal, QC – Members of IAM Local Lodge 712 voted overwhelmingly in favour of a new reciprocity agreement on Sunday, as their employer Bombardier, and Airbus, work toward finalizing their partnership to produce the C Series aircraft.    The new agreement ensures that workers who switch from Bombardier to the future partnership, and vice-versa, will not lose their pensions as well as keeping most of their seniority benefits, including salary

The Federal Budget – Not on Target!

Ottawa, ON – “This is a government that follows through on its promises,” says Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau during the deliverance of his latest budget! A close look at this budget reveals that’s not quite true. On the vital issue of National Pharmacare, Morneau did nothing other than appoint former Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins as the new chair of the Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare.