June 2019

IAM ratifies new agreement with Crowne Plaza Hotel

Monday June 17, 2019   For Immediate Release   Toronto, ON – The members of IAM Local Lodge 1295 have ratified a new collective agreement with the Crowne Plaza Hotel. The four-year deal provides wage increases of 2.5 per cent in the first and second year and 3 per cent in the third and fourth year. Other agreement highlights include: Increased pension contributions Increased show shoe allowance Increased midnight shift

NUPGE Staff Reps join IAM

Friday June 14, 2019   For Immediate Release   Toronto, ON – Staff Representatives from the National Union of Public and General Employees have joined the IAM. The ten representatives provide support and coordination for NUPGE members unions in Ontario such as OPSEU and Canadian Union of Brewery and General Workers Local 325. “Many of these groups operated as a staff associations and wanted the resources and expertise of the

Planting the seeds of Community Service

Kingston, ON – The IAM motto is Justice on the Job and Service to the Community and the members of IAM Local Lodge 54 volunteered on June 7th to take part in “The Day of Caring” to help those less fortunate. The Robinson Community Garden has been donating fresh vegetables for years to ensure that those less fortunate can eat healthy. It takes volunteers to help seed, work, and maintain

Aerospace Career off to a good start!

Richmond, BC – Another IAM Local Lodge 764 apprenticeship graduate at MTU Canada. Attached at work on the new V2500 Engine Program is recently graduated Component Mechanic Apprentice Brother William Hooley, he completed his Apprenticeship 22 April 2019.

Raise the profile of the IAM – that’s your job

Las Vegas, NV – “Our job as Communicators is to raise the profile of the IAM, to put our efforts and successes in front of our members and the public at every opportunity,” said IAM Canadian General Vice President Stan Pickthall. Speaking to more than 170 delegates attending the 2019 IAM Communications Conference last week, Pickthall added, “Our job as Communicators is to reach out to our members at every

Canada well represented at 2019 IAM Communications Awards

Las Vegas, NV – Canada took home its fair share of awards from the 2019 IAM Communications Conference. Benoit Blanchette of IAM Local Lodge 869 took home first prize in the Social Media Facebook Page category and took second place for best layout and design in the website category.     From left to right – IAM Director of Communications Bob Wood, IAM Canadian GVP Stan Pickthall accepting the awards

IAM bolsters the picket line of striking Rainforest Café workers!

Niagara Falls, ON – Patrons of the Rain Forest Café got more than their lunch over the weekend with a surprise visit by more than 100 IAM members of the Ontario Provincial Council of Machinists. The OPCM members marched through the restaurant in support of striking members of the Workers United Canada.   The OPCM invited the workers to attend their convention in Niagara Falls. Workers United representatives spoke to

Aiken appointed as new IAM Canadian Transportation Coordinator

Wednesday, June 5, 2019   For Immediate release Toronto, ON – IAM Canadian General Vice President Stan Pickthall is pleased to announce the appointment of Keith Aiken as the new IAM Canadian Transportation Coordinator. Aiken replaces Carlos DaCosta who is retiring this summer. “We engaged in a lengthy review process to find a replacement for Carlos,” explained Pickthall. “This is a Toronto-based position, so the successful applicant had to be

IAM CATSA lobby reaps dividends in House Question Period!

Ottawa, ON – Less than a week after IAM lobby seeking changes to the CATSA Dispute Resolution Process, the Liberal government came under fire in the House of Commons question period asking for those changes. The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) legislation subjects airport screening officers across Canada to an unfair Dispute Resolution Process that is arbitrary and infringes on the most basic of principles in labour relations –