For immediate release 31 December, 2019 Montreal – Members of IAM Local Lodge 2301 were unable to reach a tentative agreement before the strike deadline. As of 11:00 this morning, workers of Swissport Canada Inc. are on strike and will cease performing aircraft refueling operations at Montréal-Trudeau and Mirabel airports. It appears that Swissport’s intention to use management employees to maintain its fuelling operations may cause disruptions at both airports.
Tuesday 17 December, 2019 For immediate release Victoria, BC – With Christmas less than two weeks away, sixty IAM members working at three car dealerships in Nanaimo and Victoria went on strike on Friday, 13th, December, 2019. Members of the local have been in six difficult rounds of bargaining with the company since September 2019. Their contract expired at the end of August. Technicians, service advisors and parts and details
Activate L!VE: Community Service & Canadian Women’s Conference Tim Suitter of IAM Eastern Territory's Local S6 shares this year’s community service project in Maine and Iamaw Aimta Canada Grand Lodge Representative Heather Kelley previews the 2020 Canadian Women’s Conference. Posted by Machinists Union on Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Our recommendations and call for a national aerospace strategy received a second endorsement – this time from the Canadian Council for Aviation and Aerospace (CCAA). This is a testament to continuous efforts, and strategic coordination to push for a vision of a solution to challenges the aerospace industry is tackling that work for our members. GVP Stan Pickthall welcomed the endorsement saying that, “We have worked closely with both the
This Human Rights Day, the international trade union movement is calling attention to the alarming attacks on human and labour rights defenders in the Philippines. The government’s targeting of trade unionists has been ramped up recently with fresh waves of arrests and violence. The international trade union movement is united in calling on the government to stop the attacks. The government is targeting labour activists through a practice known as
December 9, 2019 To whom it may concern. The Canadian Council for Aviation and Aerospace (CCAA) Labour Market study in 2018 determined that our industry needs 55,000 new workers by 2025. The lack of skilled workers will have a profound impact on our industry, and the Canadian economy. That is why the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW), the Aerospace Association of Canada (AIAC) and the Canadian Council
By Ivana Saula IAM Canadian Research Director Canada’s aerospace industry is certainly becoming a topic of discussion among political leaders of all stripes. The debate around CF-18 replacement has put the aerospace industry once again at the center of these discussions. The IAM’s lobbying efforts, countless meetings and collaborations with leading industry players and industry associations, such as the AIAC and the CCAA have also raised the profile of the
The IAM and all Canadians remember the 14 female engineering students who were murdered at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal on December 6, 1989 by an act of gender-based violence. We also commemorate the missing and murdered Aboriginal women, the trans-women and each and every woman in Ontario and across the world whose lives have been harmed or lost to gender-based violence. The 14 women at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal, were