April 2019

Uniting to fight, uniting to organize: Day Two of the Women’s Conference

Uniting to fight, uniting to organize: Day Two of the Women’s Conference Day two of the conference kicked off with several fantastic speakers who shared their experiences and path in the labour movement. It was an uplifting morning leaving attendees energized and inspired to take action. One particularly inspiring speaker shared her story of growing up in the Southern United States during segregation. Her innate sense of justice and fairness

Fighting Machinist Women: Uniting to Fight

By Ivana Saula, IAM Canadian Research Director April 3-6th marks an important event for the IAMAW and for advancement of women’s issues within our union. After nearly twenty years, the Women’s Department has organized an event to help female leaders network, address issues that affect them as members and women, and to discuss creative solutions. Attendees heard from trailblazing women who made it through the ranks and have taken on leadership

IAM joins AIAC in Support of Canadian Aerospace

Toronto, On – The IAM joined the AIAC (Aerospace Industries Association of Canada) social media awareness campaign, #ISupportCdnAerospace, launched today. Across the country, IAM members showed their support by distributing their pictures on Twitter, holding the sign which read #ISupportCdnAerospace.     The social media campaign is to generate public awareness of Canada’s aerospace industry in advance of AIAC’s report on the industry – “Vision 20/25 Beyond our Imagination”, to

Machinists ratify new deal with Revco Worldwide

Wednesday April 3, 2019   For Immediate Release   Toronto, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 235 have ratified a new collective agreement with Revco Worldwide. The three-year agreement provides wage increases of 2 per cent in each year. Other agreement highlights include: Increased IAM Pension Plan contributions Introduction of a $250 reimbursement health account for massage, physiotherapy or chiropractic care Increased eye glass and eye exams benefits “I

Machinists ratify new deal with Brown Bros. Ford

Tuesday April 2, 2019 For Immediate Release   Vancouver, BC – Members of IAM Automotive Lodge 1857 have ratified a new collective agreement with Brown Bros. Ford. “One of our specific issues was getting rate lifts for our service technicians” explained IAM District Lodge 250 Directing Business Representative Gerlach. “There is a growing difficulty in retaining qualified auto service technicians in the Metropolitan Vancouver area, this rate lift addresses that