October 2019

Staff of Canadian Labour Congress Reject Employer Offer - CLC EMPLOYEES TO STRIKE TUESDAY MORNING

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release — October 13th, 2019 Staff of Canadian Labour Congress Reject Employer Offer CLC EMPLOYEES TO STRIKE TUESDAY MORNING OTTAWA — After nearly two years of ongoing negotiations with their employer following the expiry of their Collective Agreement on June 30th 2017, members of the Canadian Union of Labour Representatives (IAMAW Local Lodge 3111 CULR), which represents the majority of staff at the Canadian Labour Congress

The “New Normal”: IAM Members Share their Experiences with Workplace Automation

By Ivana Saula IAM Canadian Research Director “People don’t realize how automated [our workplace is]” Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a new buzz word everyone has heard of; it has piqued our collective imaginations on what our world might look like with the availability of new technologies. It seems every day there’s a new breakthrough powered by artificial intelligence, and the concern everyone has relates to the implications for workers and

What will you do the day after the election for the aerospace industry?

That was the question that the IAMAW had for the five candidates at the all candidates session hosted by the AIAC in Toronto on October 3, 2019.  The Liberal and Conservative candidates took that opportunity to slander each other’s parties rather than giving specific details on their party’s platform on the aerospace industry. The Aerospace Industry of Canada (AIAC) hosted the third of three Vision 2025 Election Town Hall meetings on October

Ramping it up at Envoy Air - 40 new members join IAM to gain respect!

2 October, 2019 For Immediate Release Vancouver, BC – Ramp workers at Envoy Air in Vancouver joined the IAM on October 1 after more than 70% of workers signed membership cards. The Canada Industrial Labour Board recognised the vote and certified the IAM as their bargaining agent. Ron Fontaine, Canadian Territorial Organising Leader said “we tried for some time to meet with the workers, but just couldn’t get meetings. We

Local 103 members at Domclean Ltd ratify new agreement

4 October, 2019 For Immediate Release Stratford, ON – IAM Local 103 members employed by Domclean Ltd. recently ratified a new collective agreement.The agreement includes a wage increase each year of agreement, improvements to how vacation requests are granted, coverage for doctors’ notes and improvements to uniforms. Special thanks to Trudy Clarke for all her help.Our IAM Members perform custodial duties in a large automotive manufacturer in Stratford Ontario, also

Local 1295 members ratify agreement with Courtyard Brampton

IAM local 1295 members employed by courtyard Brampton recently ratified a new collective agreement.Our IAM members will receive an increase each year of the agreement, improvements to the way personal/sick days are utilized and coverage for sick notes, improvements to uniforms and improvements to working conditions as well as a premium for members working in laundry department. Special thanks go to Chief Steward Maritza Juarez for all her dedication and hard

Get out and Vote

All elections are important, but this upcoming election is especially important for working Canadians; our votes can either stop or continue the total erosion of our key social services, such as education, healthcare, wages and all those things that matter to our communities and ourselves. In this upcoming election, please take the time to vote for a party who are committed to making life more affordable for everyday people. Please

AIAC Vancouver - Keeping tabs on the future of aerospace

October 2, 2019 Vancouver, BC – The Aerospace Industry of Canada (AIAC) hosted the second of three Vision 2025 Election Town Hall meetings on October 1, 2019 in Vancouver. AIAC invited high-profile candidates from all major Canadian political parties to discuss the future of the aerospace sector in Canada. The IAM, other unions and representatives from the industry itself were also part of the town hall. The Hon. Jean Charest,

Skilled Labour Is a Finite Resource: “Grounded Potential” Recommendations Get Backing From the Aviation Industry

By Ivana Saula IAM Canadian Research Director The federal election is in full swing and political parties are scrambling to address otherwise forgotten issues in an attempt to win votes. Environmental issues, Pharmacare, and other affordability issues are front and center of this election with all parties vowing lofty promises. A number of issues have reached a critical point due to years of inadequate policy responses, or in some cases,

“It’s a great day to organise!” - Sam Jabbar appointed Special Representative to Canadian Territory

Canadian General Vice-President Stan Pickthall announced the appointment of Sam Jabbar as Special Representative for the Canadian Territory, effective 1 November, 2019. Brother Jabbar joined the IAM in November 2000. He was elected as Recording Secretary for Local 2323 for two terms (6 years) before he took the leap into organising for his local and Air Transportation District 140 for a total of thirteen years. He has been a great