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Standing with human rights defenders in the Philippines – #StopTheAttacks

This Human Rights Day, the international trade union movement is calling attention to the alarming attacks on human and labour rights defenders in the Philippines. The government’s targeting of trade unionists has been ramped up recently with fresh waves of arrests and violence. The international trade union movement is united in calling on the government to stop the attacks. The government is targeting labour activists through a practice known as

CCAA + IAM Joint Endorsement Letter

December 9, 2019 To whom it may concern. The Canadian Council for Aviation and Aerospace (CCAA) Labour Market study in 2018 determined that our industry needs 55,000 new workers by 2025. The lack of skilled workers will have a profound impact on our industry, and the Canadian economy. That is why the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW), the Aerospace Association of Canada (AIAC) and the Canadian Council

IAMAW’s Call for a National Aerospace Strategy is Taking Flight

By Ivana Saula IAM Canadian Research Director Canada’s aerospace industry is certainly becoming a topic of discussion among political leaders of all stripes.  The debate around CF-18 replacement has put the aerospace industry once again at the center of these discussions. The IAM’s lobbying efforts, countless meetings and collaborations with leading industry players and industry associations, such as the AIAC and the CCAA have also raised the profile of the

December 6: National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

The IAM and all Canadians remember the 14 female engineering students who were murdered at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal on December 6, 1989 by an act of gender-based violence. We also commemorate the missing and murdered Aboriginal women, the trans-women and each and every woman in Ontario and across the world whose lives have been harmed or lost to gender-based violence. The 14 women at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal, were

Women Machinists at Magellan

Longtime employees say Michelle Park is the first woman machinist to work at this Magellan aerospace shop in about 70 years. She and two other women machinists from Canada’s Local 717T share their passion for the field they love. Share/PartagezFacebookTwitterPrintemail

Machinists Mourn Loss of Former IAM International President George Kourpias

George Kourpias, who served as the IAM’s International President for eight years before retiring in 1997, passed away on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. He was 87. Kourpias, a 67-year IAM member, navigated the union through some of its greatest challenges. His tenure included Reagan’s assault on workers, national strikes in the airline industry and the reformation of organized labor through the election of John Sweeney as the AFL-CIO’s president. “George

Review of the 32nd FTQ convention

After four days of work, the 943 delegates were able to debate and deal with some 95 resolutions, participated in conferences, worked in committees, took stock of the main issues supported by the FTQ and adopted two policy statements. (occupational health and safety and public and universal drug insurance). Issues related to technological change, health and safety at work and the environment played an important role throughout the last FTQ

The Conservative Play Book

By Derek Ferguson, Special Representative, Political Action Whether it’s the Public Sector Wage Arbitration Act (Bill 9) in Alberta, Ontario’s  Protecting a Sustainable Public Generations Act (Bill 124), or Manitoba’s Public Services Sustainability Act (Bill 28 – Conservative governments across Canada continue to blame Unions for the manufactured fiscal deficits they say they inherited . After waiting nearly two and a half years, Manitoba’s public sector unions finally went to

PIREC Members Join IAM

For immediate release 29 November, 2019 Ottawa, ON – Members of the Professional Institute Regional Employee Council (PIREC) have joined the IAM and the ranks of staff of unions joining the IAM. The 35 staff work for the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) across Canada. The new members are well-grounded in labour law and represent the more than 60,000 members of PIPSC. A new IAM charter