November 28, 2018

6500 jobs lost in thirty days – It’s time for organized labour to unite!

In the span of a mere thirty days, disastrous events have taken place with devastating consequences for workers and communities. 2500 jobs will be lost in GM’s Oshawa plant, 1500 at Maple Leaf’s three plants in Ontario and another 2500 as a result of Bombardier layoffs in Quebec. That is a total of a mind boggling 6,500 jobs lost in less than a month- 6,500 worker’s lives shaken to the

Machinists ratify new agreement with SKF

Wednesday November 28, 2018 For Immediate Release   Toronto, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 901 have ratified a new collective agreement with SKF Canada. The three year agreement provides wage increases of $ .50 per hour in each year of the agreement. Other agreement highlights include: A $2 an hour increase to the defined benefit pension plan in the first year of the agreement. Increased benefits Increased boot