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The IAM fights against Contract-Flipping on Parliament Hill

The growing trend and threat of contract-flipping at Canadian airports is a pressing issue and the IAM is at the forefront to ensure that outrageous practice ends now. This practice is a major concern to the IAM and our members working at airports. Many of our members are affected by it, especially our Sisters and Brothers working at the Toronto Pearson International Airport, the largest airport in Canada. General Vice-President

“Designing an Alternative: A Response to Right-Wing Populism”

On Saturday, 18 March, 2017, Hamilton, Ontario hosted an intriguing day-long discussion on alternatives to the waves of right-wing populism sweeping the world. Organised by the Hamilton-Mountain NDP Riding Association, “Designing an Alternative: A Response to Right-Wing Populism” featured speakers and discussions with the audience. 11 IAM members and staff attended. Six guests spoke on a range of topics, including “The Problem with Liberalism”, “Bernie Would Have Won”, “Environmental Inequality”,

IndustriALL condemns arrests of trade unionists in Algeria

23.03.2017 IndustriALL Global Union is calling for the immediate release of at least nine trade unionists arrested on 21 March by security forces in Algeria. Mellal Raouf, President of IndustriALL affiliate the electricity and gas workers’ union, SNATEGS, and eight members of the union’s executive office, were seized at their hotel as they were about to attend a major rally in the northern city of Tizi Ouzou. Security forces blocked

Decent Work

Decent work sums up the aspirations of people in their working lives. It involves opportunities for work that is productive and delivers a fair income, security in the workplace and social protection for families, better prospects for personal development and social integration, freedom for people to express their concerns, organize and participate in the decisions that affect their lives and equality of opportunity and treatment for all women and men.

Working While Black Webinar Series

On February 13, 2017 in honour of Black History Month, the Canadian Labour Congress is launching “Working While Black”, an educational and interactive webinar series for workers of colour and allies. The series will celebrate the contributions of Black activists and organizers in Canada, strengthen solidarity across movements, and build skills and knowledge for confronting anti-Black racism in workplaces and communities today. Participants will be able to engage with speakers

Andrews acclaimed Secretary Treasurer of New West Labour Council

Burnaby, BC – Janet Andrews of IAM Local Lodge 764 has been acclaimed as the new Secretary Treasurer of the New Westminster and District Labour Council, effective February 22, 2017. This marks the first time an IAM member has been appointed to a full-time position with the council. She replaces Carolyn Rice who has been the Secretary Treasurer of Council for 26 years and a member for since 1973. “This

28th Constitutional Convention of the Canadian Labour Congress

The 28th Constitutional Convention of the Canadian Labour Congress will be held from Monday, May 8 to Friday, May 12, 2017 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Stay tuned for details. The Canadian Labour Congress holds a Convention every 3 years.  Local unions send delegates to the Convention with proposed resolutions they present to the floor.  The resolutions are debated and policies are adopted. At the end of the Convention

NAFTA renegotiation: An opportunity for more fairness

More than 20 years after signing on to the North American Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the ways it has failed working Canadians are very clear. Canadians were told that NAFTA would create good jobs, shared prosperity, and a better future for working people. Instead, far from generating good jobs and prosperity, NAFTA has undermined secure, well-paid employment and devastated manufacturing and processing industries and the communities that depend on them. While

Women’s March on Washington

34 cities, towns and villages from coast to coast to coast in Canada held rallies this past weekend in support of women’s rights and other important causes. In Toronto, where the largest Canadian march was held, more than 60,000 women and their allies converged on Queen’s Park, the Ontario legislature as part of the worldwide movement. The marches were held on 21 January, 2017 and millions of women across the