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Make a stand to end modern slavery

25 million people in forced labour. $150 billion in illegal profits. Support the international treaty to help end modern slavery for good. Join 36,031 people who want to help end modern slavery I support ILO’s Protocol on Forced Labour SIGN UP WE HAVE THE CHANCE TO MAKE HISTORY The International Labour Organization’s Protocol on Forced Labour could restore hope and freedom to millions of people trapped in modern slavery. But

Take Part in the 2019 IAM Women’s Conference to ‘Unite the Fight’

November 9, 2018 Subj: 2019 Women’s Conference April 3 – 6, 2019 Bally’s Las Vegas To all 1AM Directing Business Representatives, Business Representatives , District Lodge Presidents, District Lodge Secretary-Treasurers, Local Lodge Presidents and Local Lodge Recording Secretaries in the United States and Canada: DOWNLOAD the Registration Form DOWNLOAD the Conference flyer Dear Brothers and Sisters: This will serve as the official call to the IAMAW’s 2019 Women’s Conference. Registration

2019 IAM Communications Conference in Las Vegas

November 2, 2018 Subj:    2019 Communications Conference Las Vegas, Nevada To All District Lodge Presidents and Secretary-Treasurers, Local Lodge Presidents and Recording Secretaries, Directing Business Representatives, Business Representatives, TCU Carmen Division Officers, National Representatives, Assistant National Representatives and Local Lodge Officers DOWNLOAD the poster DOWNLOAD the Registration Form Dear Brothers and Sisters : This is the official call for the 2019 IAM Communications Conference scheduled for Tuesday, June 4 through

ITUC World’s Worst Boss Poll Opens to Public

The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has announced the shortlist for the 2018 Worst Boss in the World ahead of the opening of the 4th ITUC World Congress in Copenhagen. “While there are many CEOs with bad track records, ten men whose companies have a global footprint have been chosen for the 2018 poll due to their abuses of workers’ rights and their activities which undermine the interests of working people,”

ITUC Global Rights Index 2018: Democratic space shrinks and unchecked corporate greed on the rise

Shrinking democratic space for working people and unchecked corporate greed are on the rise according to the annual ITUC Global Rights Index. The number of countries with arbitrary arrests and detention of workers increased from 44 in 2017 to 59 in 2018, and freedom of speech was constrained in 54 countries. 07-06-2018 Human and trade union rights  Annual Survey of Violations of Trade Union Rights “Democracy is under attack in

2018 Transport Report - Canada by Carlos DaCosta

This report was presented by Carlos Dacosta at teh District 140 Convention in Halifax in October 2018 In the past 12 years, I’ve had the privilege of assisting Locals and DL 140 by providing information and guidance in dealing with issues within the air transport sector. Here are some highlights for the past year: Air Transport Industry: In the past decade transportation has been making gradual changes and yet it

Important federal changes welcome, but more needed says IAM’s Pickthall

02 November, 2018 TORONTO – Pearson Airport’s Terminal One was the scene of important changes to Canada’s Labour Code yesterday. Federal Labour Minister Patty Hajdu announced legislation improving Canada’s labour standards as outlined in Part III of the Labour Code. Stan Pickthall, Canadian General Vice-President said of the changes, “the parts of the Labour Code have been mostly unchanged since they were first enacted in the 1960s. The IAM has

Injured workers at greater risk by massive cut to benefits

The Ontario Workers’ Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) is slashing its budget by 30%! The WSIB recently announced an end to its unfunded liability (any financial obligation that does not have savings set aside for it), which is resulting in cuts across the system. The Board intends to cut premiums by a full 30%. GLR Gary Hynes, responsible for Health and Safety at IAM Canada, says, “this is the same

Workplace Violence Survey

As part of the IAM’s commitment to make our work safer, IAM CREST is launching its second annual workplace violence survey. The survey is available in English, French and Spanish. The survey will help IAM CREST work toward solutions to improve workplace safety. The survey is completely anonymous, and data will be shared with other partners to develop broad strategies. Help us make work safer by taking the IAM CREST

Taking potshots at international unions a disservice to Canadian workers (Op-Ed)

19 October, 2018 In response to columns in your newspaper by John Ivison, I am writing to correct the record, as well as to engage in a broader debate about the state of trade and related issues which are relevant to Canadian workers and their families. The Machinists Union opposes the steel and aluminum tariffs on Canadian workers. Period. There is no debate about the damage these tariffs do Canadian