frank

IAM Local 712 and IAM Disaster Relief efforts at its best

“On July 11th, 2019 the President of the Local 712, Yvon Paiement and I, met IAM members who were impacted by floods this past April. We wanted to talk with them and deliver monies personally through donations from IAM members. Those receiving the donations greatly appreciated the help and thanked Local 712. On their behalf, we would like to thank everyone involved in the disaster relief program. Keep up the

2019 United Way Campaign

July 11, 2019 To: Recording Secretaries of IAM Local Lodges in Canada I am writing to endorse and encourage the support of your Local Lodge membership for the United Way Campaign in your community. These are tough times and we simply cannot allow the less fortunate in our communities to suffer because of the impact of the new global economy. Unions represent workers…and more. Our IAM Local Lodges continuously devote

Why Pharmacare?

By Derek Ferguson, GLR, Political Action In February 2019, in conjunction with the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), seventy-five IAMAW political action activists travelled to Ottawa to lobby Parliament on issues important to our membership including the need for a public, national pharmacare program. On June 12, 2019, the Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare released its final report, A Prescription for Canada: Achieving Pharmacare for All. The Advisory

DL140 2019 Annual Convention – Victoria, B.C. OCTOBER 28th & 29th, 2019

TO ALL LOCALS OF DISTRICT LODGE 140 ****REVISED**** 2019 ANNUAL CONVENTION – BRITISH COLUMBIA OCTOBER 28th & 29th, 2019 Dear Brothers and Sisters: Please be advised that Transportation District 140 will hold its 2019 Annual Convention on Monday, October 28th, 2019 and Tuesday, October 29th, 2019. The convention will take place at: The Hotel Grand Pacific 463 Belleville Street Victoria, BC, Canada V8V 1X3 The purpose of this Bulletin is

IAM Local Lodge 1542 and Arnprior Aerospace ratify collective agreement

Tuesday 02 July, 2019 For Immediate Release Arnprior, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 1542 have ratified a new five-year collective agreement with Arnprior Aerospace. “Labour costs for the next five years are a key component to Arnprior Aerospace establishing a competitive position in the global marketplace and this agreement provides that for the employer while giving our members wage security,” explained IAM Local Lodge 1542 President Murray Quattrocchi.

Keewatin Pilots Happy with New Contract – Ratify with 84%

Tuesday 02 July, 2019 For Immediate Release Pilots at Keewatin Air have ratified a new contract with the employer. The vote saw an 84% support from the members of IAM Local Lodge224 in Winnipeg, MB. The 50 pilots who joined the IAM in January 2014, have now grown to sixty-eight. A slew of improvements to the Collective Bargaining Agreement include, a shorter bonding period, increased mileage remuneration, added clothing allowances

Québec Machinists’ Council Convenes its Triennial Convention

The 22nd triennial convention of the Québec Machinists’ Council (QMC) took place last week in the historic town of Victoriaville, QC. IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. and IAM Canadian General Vice President Stan Pickthall attended and spoke to the delegation. “Thank you for everything Québec has done, is doing and is planning to do,” said Martinez. “I am pleased to have a very special relationship with our brothers and

CLC/UWCC Post-Secondary Scholarship

CLC/UWCC Post-Secondary Scholarship The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) Young Workers Program and United Way Centraide Canada (UWCC) are pleased to present the annual CLC/UWCC Post-Secondary Scholarship. The CLC and the UWCC are long-time partners in taking action to create prosperous, inclusive, diverse and respectful communities, safer workplaces, and a fairer Canada for working people. We recognize that post-secondary education provides important opportunities for young people but is out of reach

Day of Mourning

April 28 is a Day of Mourning for thousands of Canadian workers killed or injured on the job each year, or who die from work-related diseases. On this day, we mourn, but it is also a time to insist that all levels of government do more to enforce existing health and safety laws and vigorously prosecute violations when a worker is killed or seriously injured. The labour movement worked for

History made as PEI Election Results Tabulated

24 April, 2019 In an eagerly-anticipated campaign, the PEI Green Party made history last night as it became the official opposition in Prince Edward Island – the first time that has ever happened. This was the strongest showing of any Green Party in Canada. The Liberal leader Wade MacLauchlan lost his own seat to a Conservative in an illustration of how unhappy Islanders were with the status quo. The Progressive