October 2018

Urgent - The Fight for $15 and fairness continues!

There will be a massive rally on 15 October, 2018 in Ontario to keep the Doug Ford government to reconsider cutting the $15 minimum wage and decent work laws. There are rallies in Mississauga and Brampton and many others happening across the province. Please take a look at this link to find an event near you:   https://www.15andfairness.org/events (Remember to bring some flags.)   SEND AN EMAIL TO YOUR: https://www.15andfairness.org/email_your_mpp

Spectrum Healthcare members ratify first agreement!

Wednesday October 10, 2018   For Immediate Release   Toronto, ON – The members of IAM Local Lodge 1231 employed by Spectrum Healthcare have ratified their first collective agreement. “Due to the size of this group and the nature of their work we conducted a mail-in ballot and the response has been a 92 per cent acceptance of their first agreement,” explained IAM Grand Lodge Representative Ralph Martin. The five-year

2019 IAM Transportation Conference, Las Vegas, NV

September 26, 2018 TO ALL IAM DISTRICT LODGE PRESIDENT/ DIRECTING GENERAL CHAIRMEN, GENERAL CHAIRPERSONS, AND LOCAL LODGE RECORDING SECRETARIES IN DISTRICT 140 Dear Sisters and Brothers: This will serve as the call letter of the 2019 IAM Transportation Conference. The 2019 Conference will be held at Paris Las Vegas, located at 3655 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 commencing at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, April 8, 2019 through

Canada's 2nd most attractive aerospace manufacturing destination in the world

Montreal, QC –Price Waterhouse Coopers’ latest report on the aerospace manufacturing sector estimates that Canada is the second best place in the world to implement this type of industry. Only the United States leads Canada ahead of countries like Singapore, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. Last year, Canada finished 5th. The Machinists’ Union sees this as a sign of the quality of the work done by the workers

St-Laurent High School students Take Flight!

St. Laurent, QC – Thanks to the financial participation of Bombardier Aerospace, St-Laurent Economic Development and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) as well as many partners, students from St-Laurent High School will benefit, starting this fall, from the extracurricular Aeronautical Training Program (ATP), provided at no charge during the entire school year. Forty-five students at St Laurent will soon learn to fly on a flight simulator

Machinists ratify agreement with UTAS

Wednesday October 3, 2018   For Immediate Release   Montréal, QC – Members of IAM Local Lodge 712 have ratified a new collective agreement with UTAS. The three-year agreement provides wage increases of 2.25 per cent in year one and 2.25 per cent in year two and 2.5 per cent in year three. Other agreement highlights include: In recognition of seniority, workers with more than 12 months service receive a

Francois Legault’s CAQ sweep to power as Anglophones stay home!

Québec City, QC – Coalition Avenir Québec – CAQ – won a majority government Monday night as incumbent Liberals and Partis Québécois faced historic losses in the provincial election. “The election results were disappointing to say the least,” said IAM Québec coordinator David Chartrand. “This was the party who was farthest from our values but democracy has spoken.” The CAQ stormed to a majority thanks to strong support from the

IAM District Lodge 11 swings to support maman Dion Foundation

Montréal, QC – The day was chilly but the fund raising results warmed the hearts of more than 200 participants in the IAM District 11 maman Dion Foundation annual charity golf tournament. “The IAM stands on two major principles – Justice on the Job and Service to the Community,” said IAM Canadian General Vice President Stan Pickthall. “This gathering is an illustration of the commitment and passion of our IAM

7 October - World Day for Decent Work: Change the Rules

Workers from around the world will be holding activities to mark the 11th World Day for Decent Work on 7 October. This year’s global theme, “Change the Rules”, highlights the deeply entrenched injustice of the global economic system alongside shrinking democratic space and deteriorating labour rights in many countries, documented in the ITUC Global Rights Index. “The rules are stacked against working people, and that is why we have unprecedented and

New trade deal with new name!

Washington, DC – We have a tentative new trade deal with a new name, NAFTA is gone, to be replaced by the USMCA or United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. To get this new deal, it appears Canada has given away the farm! America has a chronic problem of over production of its milk products and our supply management system restricted Americans from dumping their surplus here. Under the deal American dairy farmers