April 25, 2020

A birthday to remember during the times of COVID-19

Calgary, AB – On Wednesday, April 22, Kevin Timms, District Lodge 140 General Chairperson, and approximately 20 other IAM Local 1681 members from Calgary Airport came together and did a drive-by Birthday Parade to wish Brother Donald Carmichael’s son Oscar a Happy Birthday. Oscar was showered with presents and $20 bills – all thrown onto the front lawn from a comfortable distance. It was a wonderful experience, and all were

Fighting Machinists team up, get crucial protections for pre-board screeners

Toronto, ON – The airline industry in Canada has been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. Thousands of airport workers have been laid off, airlines have grounded fleets and associate airport business have been shuttered. For those still employed and going to work at the airport, it can be an unnerving experience as the virus has not stopped it spread. “Some airport employers have been better than others when it

Bearskin Airlines members back on payroll!

22 April, 2020 Thunder Bay, ON – Bearskin Airlines in Thunder Bay signed a Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) agreement with the IAM that brings members back on payroll until June 6th. The agreement helps to keep Local Lodge 2413 members working and boosts the take-home pay for workers that had been previously off the job due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. Dan Janssen, District Lodge 140 General Chairperson, who

IAMAW, Local Lodge 869 reaches an agreement with Rolls-Royce Canada

Workers who do not return to work will maintain their benefits and take advantage of the CEWS Montreal, April 23rd, 2020- Late in the morning, The IAMAW’s (Local Lodge 869) signed two agreements with Rolls-Royce Canada (RRC) The first agreement allows unionized RRC workers who are currently laid off to receive the maximum insurable wage provided by the program, $1.129 per week minus the applicable deductions. As part of Canada’s