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AJW Technique workers overwhelmingly ratify contract in Montreal

13 August, 2018 For immediate release Montréal, QC – 150 members from IAM Local Lodge 2309 in Montreal overwhelmingly ratified a tentative agreement after eight long months of negotiation. “It wasn’t a regular bargaining session with the employer,” said Michel Richer, Grand Lodge Representative, who was present throughout the negotiations. “The employer was squarely against any improvements to the contract, and they made it quite obvious.” “The LL2309 Bargaining Committee

Sunwing Aircraft Engineers join IAM

9 August, 2018 For immediate release Toronto, ON – Pearson Airport in Toronto keeps ringing with the sounds of victory as more workers are joining the IAM! The IAM got a great victory at Pearson Airport with the Sunwing Aircraft Engineers and their supervisors. “This is a solid group of workers. They stood together with the union throughout the whole process of certification. They stood as one,” said the IAM

Screeners reject contract offer from Garda, strike vote not yet served

For immediate release 9 August, 2018 Toronto, ON – Pre-Board Screening officers at Toronto’s Pearson and Billy Bishop airports have rejected Garda’s final offer regarding negotiations. “The employees have rejected this unacceptable offer and have authorized the Machinists Union to take strike action” said General Chairperson Barry Barnett. “We have not served strike notice at this time, and, accordingly, we will continue to serve the flying public with our usual

IAM Local 2323 Celebrates Half Century of Accomplishments

In 1968, Lester B. Pearson (and then Pierre Trudeau) were Prime Ministers of Canada. John Robarts was Premier of Ontario. Medicare came into effect. The three branches of the Canadian Forces were merged into one. The Warsaw Pact countries invaded Czechoslovakia, leading to a wave of immigration to Canada and Canadians invented IMAX. These are only some of the events of 1968. Fifty years ago, the Grand Lodge granted a

IAM shows the way forward to CLAC members

Burnaby, B.C. – The IAM welcomed 39 new members into the union after a representation vote went in favour of the union. “Spreading the word about how independent trade unions operate and represent their membership was the magic formula,” said Al Cyr, Business Representative for IAM District 250. AK Draft & Seal workers in Burnaby, B.C., who were previously represented by the Christian Labour Association of Canada (CLAC), voted to

Leading fashion brands join with unions to sign new Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety

Leading fashion brands are redoubling their commitments to responsible global supply chains by entering into a new Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh with global trade unions. IndustriALL Global Union, UNI Global Union, together with brand representatives from C&A and LC Waikiki, will announce the new agreement at today’s OECD Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct in Paris. The agreement has so far been signed by Kmart Australia,

The way forward in Québec

The IAM and five other unions have joined forces on a public awareness campaign to show their members (and voters) the way forward in the next Québec elections. Approximately 1,600 placards were distributed in the Taschereau constituency in the Quebec City area, Pointe-aux-Trembles in the Montreal area, Roberval in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, and Saint-Jérôme in the Laurentians. The union coalition installed large signs on utility poles with the message, “It’s the same

Congress of Union Retirees of Canada CONVENTION

May 25, 2018 Sisters and Brothers: Greetings! Please forward this to your retiree organizations and/or retiree activists with your Local Lodge. As you may be aware, the Congress of Union Retirees of Canada is holding their Thirteenth (13th) Convention this fall, from September 19thto 21st. CURC is a retirees organization of the Canadian Labour Congress, and is certain to have many socially-progressive and like-minded members of affiliated Labour organizations in

IAM Communications Contests!!

Don’t miss your opportunity to be in the IAM history books. Entries are still be accepted for the Communications Department’s newsletter, website and photo contests. Last day to enter is June 15, 2018. This is a great opportunity for your hard work to be recognized and seen by your IAM brothers and sisters. Please visit the site: https://www.goiam.org/news/time-is-running-out-to-enter-iam-communications-contests/ Share/PartagezFacebookTwitterPrintemail

Industriall Executive Committee calls for greater solidarity

02.05.2018 The need for solidarity to defend trade union rights and challenge violations in global supply chains underlined discussions at IndustriALL’s Executive Committee Meeting in Geneva, Switzerland on 26 and 27 April. The meeting heard from trade union leaders directly affected by government oppression in Belarus and Algeria. There were also calls to better implement global framework agreements (GFAs) in companies that violate fundamental workers’ rights. “We must use GFAs