February 2019

Machinists ratify new agreement with Waterloo Manufacturing

Wednesday February 6, 2019   For Immediate Release   Waterloo, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 2707 have ratified a new collective agreement with Waterloo Manufacturing. The four-year agreement provides wage increases of 2.5 per cent in each of the first three years and 3 per percent in the fourth year. Other agreement highlights include; Removal of cap on the IAM pension plan so that all overtime hours can

Putting Our Aerospace Industry On The Map

IAMAW Releases Major Report In Support of Aerospace Monday February 4, 2019 For Immediate Release Download the PDF Montreal, QC – The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW), the largest union in the aerospace sector and the air transportation industry released a major report that emphasizes the urgency of addressing challenges in the aerospace sector. The report highlights critical issues the industry is facing and the union is

BC NDP maintain power with by-election win in Nanaimo!

Nanaimo, BC – The ruling NDP government in British Columbia remains in power thanks to a by-election win by former NDP MP Sheila Malcolmson this week in the riding of Nanaimo. It means Premier John Horgan’s minority government and its Green Party allies will continue to hold 44 seats, to the Liberals’42 with the speaker of the house MLA Daryl Plecas sitting as an independent. Malcolmson captured 49 per cent

Hats off to IAM in apparel arbitration win over Air Canada!

Toronto, ON – A federal arbitrator’s decision today reaffirms the right of IAM members to show their pride in membership of their Union while at work for Air Canada. At issue is Air Canada’s Workwear Standards Book – the grooming standard that is part of a larger Company-wide uniform program. While wearing a company cap is not a mandatory component of the Standard, if an employee chooses to wear a