November 15, 2017

Machinists ratify new agreement with Safran Electronics

Wednesday November 15, 2017 For Immediate Release   Peterborough, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 905 have ratified a collective agreement with Safran Electronics and Defense Canada. The three-year agreement provides wage increases of 1 per cent in the first year, 1.25 percent in the second year and 1.5 per cent in the third year. Other agreement highlights include: Improved safety boot allowance Improved vision care benefits The 17

‟Paradise Papers”  When we discover why rich People like Offshore Tax Havens so much

What are the ‟Paradise Papers”? Thanks to a leak of millions of documents from a law firm located in Bermuda and in the Cayman Islands called Appleby, and to the tireless work of journalists through the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), the world is sadly discovering what the ‟secrets of the global elite” are to avoid paying taxes. In Canada, CBC/Radio-Canada and The Toronto Star were involved in the

Screener Unions request meetings with Transport and Labour Ministers

Toronto, ON – Increased service pressures, airport privatization and successor rights in the event of a contract flip are areas of serious concern for Canada’s 6,000 airport pre-board security screeners. These issues top the agenda of a meeting the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) and the United Steelworkers (USW) have requested with the Minister of Transport – Marc Garneau, and Labour Minister Patty Hajdu. The two unions

Lobby Day – Ottawa February 5-6-7-, 2018

Ottawa, ON – It’s time for another day of lobbying on Parliament Hill with the Canadian Labour Congress. We will be lobbying the government on the need for National Pharmacare and stopping the privatization of Canadian infrastructure which includes our airports, a subject of great interest to our IAM members. The schedule dates are February 5, 6 and 7, 2018 .Local Lodge Political Action Committees and Local Lodge presidents should