2019

Valliere is the new DBR of IAM District Lodge 78

Toronto, ON – Effective January 1, 2019, the new Directing Business Representative of IAM District Lodge 78, is Sister Kim Valliere. She replaces Derek Ferguson who was appointed as Grand Lodge Special Representative for Political Action. Kim became a member of IAM Local Lodge 2230 in 1990, when she was hired as production worker at Long Manufacturing (Dana Canada) in Cambridge, Ontario. She became a steward in 1991, then served

France’s Vinci takes controlling interest of UK’s Gatwick airport

London, UK – The IAM will be watching airport privatization developments closely at London’s Gatwick airport following the announcement that France’s Vinci (SGEF.PA) has purchased 50.1 per cent on the UK’s second busiest airport. “The IAM has been steadfastly opposed to airport privatization in Canada and our position has not changed,” said IAM Canadian General Vice President. “We will be watching developments at Gatwick very closely.” Last spring, an anti-airport

Time to mobilize for the Women’s March January 19th

Toronto, ON – Women’s March activists around the globe are mobilizing on January 19th to defend the rights of women and their democracy. People will gather in cities around the world for the annual Woman’s March to demonstrate our solidarity and push for social justice for the most marginalized and oppressed among us. “The theme for 2019 Women’s Marches around the world is ‘Ending Violence against Women’,” said Heather Kelley

Threat of strike action brings employer back to the table!

Thursday January 3, 2019 For Immediate Release Ottawa, ON – The threat of strike action Christmas Day by members of IAM Local Lodge 2413 has encouraged Innotech Aviation to return to the bargaining table. “Our members made it quite clear the employer’s final offer was an insult and they would strike to back their demands for better wages,” said IAM Transportation District Lodge 140 General Chairperson Mike Corrado. “The employer