October 2021

A new collective agreement at Inglasco (Local 922)

At a ratification meeting on October 12, members of Inglasco, Local 922, in Sherbrooke unanimously accepted their new three-year contract. The three-year contract includes wages, vacations and multi-skilling of members. We have significantly increased wages and promoted versatility for our members without making any concessions on working conditions,” says Eric Rancourt, District 11 Business Agent responsible for the Inglasco unit. Kevin Drouin and David Savard of the Union Negotiating Committee

Nobel Prize in economics explodes minimum wage and jobs myth

The award of this year’s Nobel Prize in economics has further exploded a decades-old myth that increasing minimum wages costs jobs. The prize was awarded to David Card, Joshua Angrist and Guido Imbens for real-world research in the 1990s that demonstrated, empirically, that the idea touted by conservative economists that higher minimum wages mean fewer jobs is not based on fact. ITUC General Secretary Sharan Burrow said: “These Nobel Prize

Pyne Appointed Canadian Representative to Education

IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. has appointed Matt Pyne from Local 1763 as a Representative assigned to Education, effective October 1, 2021. “I am proud to assign Matt to the education portfolio,” said Martinez. “It is essential that we have an instructor with knowledge of Canadian labour laws, healthcare system, and labour regulations so that our Canadian sisters and brothers receive the best training possible. Matt’s knowledge and experience

7 October - World Day for Decent Work : Just Jobs

With more than 200 million jobs lost to the pandemic, another hundred million still at risk and large numbers of unemployed people – the vast majority of whom are women – simply dropping out of the labour market, the World Day for Decent Work on 7 October will call on every government to develop jobs plans. ITUC General Secretary Sharan Burrow said : “Governments must have one overriding priority, and that

Three-year agreement for members of the Collins Aerospace Unit (Local 712)

The members of IAM Local Lodge 712 at Collins Aerospace unit in Mirabel voted 95% in favour of their new contract. The efficiency and thoroughness of the bargaining committee played an important role in this negotiation. The work of Matthew Delego and Jonathan Barbeau was exemplary during these negotiations,” said Luc Frigon, District 11 Business Agent responsible for the Collins Aerospace unit. By keeping a cool head and remaining focused