April 2020

Bargaining Priorities-2020 - Canada

COVID – 19 Bargaining Considerations (Canada) The global pandemic related to COVID-19 continues to have an enormous effect on IAM members, the U.S., Canadian and global economies, IAM employers, public policy, and the broader public health. Here are some topics that IAM representatives may want to consider in negotiations with employers over COVID-19 related issues. Note: The provisions listed below are considerations for bargaining; they may or may not be

Stelia St. Laurent Aerospace agreement with IAM: Employer now added to list a of companies that will maintain the employment and benefits of their workers

Montreal, April 17th, 2020- A week after reaching an agreement with Airbus, the Machinists’ Union was also able to negotiate an agreement for its members of the Stelia Aerospace bargaining Unit of St- Laurent. This agreement allows Stelia Aerospace’s 246 unionized workers to maintain their employment relationship and a series of benefits until May 5th, even if they are not required to go to work. Access to full coverage of

Machinists Union reaches an agreement with Airbus Canada to maintain its members' jobs

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Press release For immediate release Machinists Union reaches an agreement with Airbus Canada to maintain its members’ jobs Montreal, April 9th, 2020- Even though production has been suspended since March 24th and this situation will continue until at least May 4th, the Machinist union members will remain employed by Airbus Canada. This will allow workers to benefit from their group insurance while continuing

IAM Staying Connected During the Corona Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has changed practically every aspect of our lives. As a society, and as a community we are navigating a landscape that is unknown and precarious. For the IAM, the pandemic has made connecting with our members challenging as the building block of our relationship with members has been face-to-face communication. At a time when our members need us the most, the IAM has shown its ability to

IAMAW- Air Canada - Proposed Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Arrangement Would Place IAMAW Members Back On Payroll

April 8, 2020 For immediate release Toronto, ON- The airline industry has been heavily impacted by the pandemic with countries closing borders and placing restrictions on movement. This has translated into reduction of flights and massive furloughs of air transportation workers throughout the world, and the impact has been just as severe in Canada. As the largest union in the air transportation industry in Canada, we have seen an unprecedented

Message from GVP Stan Pickthall to IAM members - 6 April, 2020

TEXT OF GVP STAN PICKTHALL’S VIDEO Sisters and Brothers, my name is Stan Pickthall and I’m the General Vice-President of the Machinists Union here in Canada. It’s been four weeks now since we called a pandemic, and lives have changed for all of us in so many ways. We’re staying at home, we’re staying socially isolated, we’re staying physically isolated and we’re trying to maintain distance in order to do

Letter from IP Martinez and GVP Pickthall to Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

April 6, 2020 By Email: justin.trudeau@parl.gc.ca Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, P.C., M.P. Prime Minister of Canada Office of the Prime Minister 80 Wellington Street, Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2   Dear Mr. Prime Minister, We are writing you in our capacities as the International President and General Vice President of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW), on behalf of 50,000 members across Canada, and 600,000 across North America.

Letter to banks from CLC President Hassan Yussuff

To: Members of the CLC Canadian Council Labour Council Presidents Greetings: I am following up on my letter from yesterday about the targeted campaign the Canadian Labour Congress has launched to call on the big banks and credit card companies to help struggling families by significantly reducing credit card interest rates. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to widespread anxiety among Canadians about their health and economic security. We’re all making

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan (Federal Government)

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action to help Canadians facing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. Support for individuals Support for individuals and families Increasing the Canada Child Benefit Special Goods and Services Tax credit payment Extra time to file income tax returns Mortgage support Support for people facing unemployment The new Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) Apply