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Anti-Airport Privatization Campaign

As of June 1, 2017, the IAM will kick off our national “Anti-Airport Privatization” campaign with the support of all Local Lodges within District Lodge 140. Our preparations for this campaign began at the recent IAM Transportation Conference held on April 2017. Delegates discussed the reasons why privatizing airports is bad for our members, the flying public, and the national airlines in Canada, and developed a unified message to deliver

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Ontario NDP moves back to their roots!

Toronto, ON – More than 1,000 delegates rose to their feet applauding Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath for pledging to create a universal provincial pharmacare plan. The pledge came during the Ontario New Democratic Party Convention held in Toronto April 21-23, 2017 “Just like Tommy Douglas started in one province and built Medicare step-by-step, we’re going to start building universal pharmacare right here in Ontario,” Horwath said. “You shouldn’t have

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CNC Machine Operators join IAM

Monday April 10, 2017 For Immediate Release Port Coquitlam, BC – Failure by the employer to deliver on promises of past wage increases drove CNC operators into the arms of the IAM. CNC machine operators and shipping and receiving personnel at Advanced CNC Machinery Limited are the newest members of IAM Local Lodge 692. “These people have been waiting a long time for promised wage increases and they never materialized,” explained

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BC Forklift Operators join IAM

Monday April 10, 2017 For Immediate Release Delta, BC – Forklift operators at South Fraser Container Services, part of the Sankyo Group of Companies, have joined the IAM. “Wage disparity among the workers and respect in the workplace were the key reasons for this group joining the IAM,” explained IAM District Lodge 250 Business Representative Al Cyr. “This is a very solid group of workers, they stuck together during the

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Stephane Paré, Bryan Wilson, Marc-André Farmer, Aurélie Sarrabezolles, Sonia Thériault, Marc Gallant, Éric Goudreau, Éric Rochon

(PHOTO: Stephane Paré, Bryan Wilson, Marc-André Farmer, Aurélie Sarrabezolles, Sonia Thériault, Marc Gallant, Éric Goudreau, Éric Rochon) Like previous years, the IAM had a delegation attending the Broadbent Institute’s 2017 Progress Summit taking place in Ottawa, the most important gathering of progressive leaders and thinkers in Canada. This year’s theme was Change the Game and participants were able to listen to many speakers on pressing issues, such as free trade as

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Is airport privatization merely a trial balloon?

Las Vegas, Nevada – What is the Trudeau government really up to regarding airport privatization? The mere thought of it has both many airlines and members of the IAM concerned. “The government is looking at the cash they could get from the sale of Canada’s major airports,” said Rick Smith, Executive Director of the left-wing think tank, The Broadbent Institute. “This idea came out of nowhere, it wasn’t part of

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Machinists among QFL delegates who lobby Quebec City

Quebec City, QC – Twenty Quebec Machinists were among 108 QFL delegates who lobbied in Quebec City on Thursday April 6th. The delegates lobbied more than 50 members of Quebec’s National Assembly on securing a $15 an hour minimum wage, modifications to the Quebec Pension Plan and the elimination of Quebec’s disparity clauses. ‘The fight for 15 is an ongoing campaign and we won’t realize it unless we continue to

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Airline Profit Grows and so does worker insecurity!

Las Vegas, Nevada – Delegates to the IAM Transportation Conference were told that airline profits will grow for the 8th consecutive year, passenger levels reached 3.8 billion in 2016 and worker insecurity is growing right along with them. “Airport Authorities such as the Greater Toronto Airport Authority – GTAA and airlines like WestJet and Air Transat are racing to subcontract their terminal and aircraft handling services in a bid to

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SIGN OUR PETITION - IAM Still Determined in Opposing Privatizing Canadian Airports

I recently came across an article about Pearson Airport’s hope for ownership change. The article reveals a hope by the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) management to privatize part of the airport’s operations. Since the Emerson Report was released by the Federal Government in June 2016, the IAM has been very clear in our opposition to the privatization of Canadian airports and have provided a position paper to the Government which

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