October 2, 2017

Machinists ink new deal with Mettler Toledo

Monday October 2, 2017 For Immediate Release Toronto, ON – Members if IAM Local Lodge 235 have ratified a new collective agreement with Mettler Toledo. The three-year agreement provides a lump sum signing bonus as well as wage increases of 1.5 per cent in the first year retroactive to December 3, 2016, 2.25 per cent in the second year and 2 per cent in the third year. Other agreement highlights

Machinists back a winner – Singh takes NDP leadership!

Toronto, ON – Jagmeet Singh is the new leader of the federal New Democratic Party with a resounding first-ballot victory by a margin of 53 per cent in the NDP leadership in Toronto Sunday night. “Earlier last month the IAM endorsed Jagmeet Singh to be our new leader after a vigorous internal debate,” said IAM Canadian General Vice President Stan Pickthall. “At that time we concluded that he was the

Machinist Member wins Young Leader of the Year award!

Toronto, ON – UFCW Canada National Representative and IAM Local Lodge 1922 member, Zenne May Maceda has received the Young Leader of the Year award at the  augural Gold Balangay Awards, held in Toronto. Organized by a number of Filipino community groups, businesses, and non-profit organizations, the awards show was established to celebrate Filipino Canadians who have made a positive impact in their community or field of work. It recognized Sister

Bezanson celebrates 88th birthday with fellow retirees!

Edmonton, AB – The axiom that you can retire from the job but not from the union was in  evidence at a recent retirees meeting of IAM District 14. Members gathered to honour their elder statesman, Norman Bezanson, with a birthday cake, he is 88 years young. Norman was the District’s founder and original Business Representative.   (from left to right) Dan Uchacz –LL 1722 and former Business Representative, Leondar