November 9, 2018

Machinists negotiate ground breaking first contract at ATS

Friday November 9, 2018   For Immediate Release   Edmonton, AB – “As first contracts go, this one is a beauty,” said an elated IAM Transportation District Lodge 140 General Chairperson Keith Aiken, referring to the recently endorsed first agreement with Airport Terminal Services (ATS). “Any time you can negotiate significant pay increases in a first contract, you have to be happy,” said Aiken. “This is a solid group and

Time to evaluate the possible solutions at Bombardier

Montreal, QC – More than 24 hours after the release of the news, the conclusion drawn by the Machinists’ Union remains. This announcement and the way it was communicated are disappointing and irrelevant to the workers.      “Since this morning we have been meeting with workers at the Dorval plant and they are disappointed with Bombardier’s way of doing things. It is they, the manufacturers of products that allow

Machinists ratify new agreement with Ecojustice

Friday November 9, 2018   For Immediate Release   Toronto, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 1922 have ratified a new collective agreement with Ecojustice. The three-year agreement provides wage increases of 2.5 per cent in the first year, and 2 per cent in the second and third year respectively. Other agreement highlights include: Improved benefits package Improved vacation time Improved holidays Improved contract language “I want to express