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Local Lodge 1120 and Thunder Bay dealership reach 3-year agreement

Monday 11 January, 2021 For Immediate Release Thunder Bay, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 1120 have ratified a new collective agreement with Dominion Motors GMC & Buick. The agreement was ratified on 23 December, 2020. The three-year agreement provides Mechanics, Body men and Painters under Schedule A classification with wage increases of 2.0 per cent in the first year, 2.5 per cent in the second year and 2.5

IAM recognises excellence in organising

The IAM held its second International President’s Excellence in Organising Awards on 7 January, 2021. The awards were presented by Vinny Addeo, Director of Organising for the Grand Lodge and International President, Robert Martinez Jr. Winners were awarded via videoconferencing platform. Addeo opened by saying, “Under normal circumstances, we would have been proud to hold this presentation at our Grand Lodge Convention last September in front of our entire body

“Beyond Disappointed”

“I am far beyond disappointed to hear that the Canadian government has been providing wage subsidies (CEWS) to foreign-owned airlines who continue to fly into Canada!” That was the reaction of Canadian General Vice President Stan Pickthall, when news dropped that a dozen foreign-owned airlines have been granted CEWS relief despite having already received billions of dollars in relief from their own governments. The CEWS database shows precisely which corporations

New agreement at RAD Technologies

Thetford Mines, QC – 81% of the 200 members of the Rad Technology unit (IAMAW Local 922) accepted their new employment contract. For the first year of the 5-year employment contract, the salary increases will be from 2.75% to 3%. The overall average of the increases will be 3.15% per year for the duration of the contract. This progression will allow for wage parity with other factory workers in the

SkyCafé workers in Ottawa and Toronto expand LL2413 membership

@MCorradoIAM2413 Workers at SkyCafe­ Ottawa, as well as the non-unionized leads in Toronto, signed union cards and have chosen to join the IAM at a time when they know the union is heading to a bargaining table. The bargaining unit is now made up of all employees at the Toronto Pearson International Airport in Mississauga and the Ottawa International Airport except dispatchers, supervisors and those above the rank of supervisor.

GVP Pickthall Year-End Special Message – December 2020

December 2020 Sisters and Brothers: As we approach the end of 2020, I take this opportunity to wish all IAM members and their families the very best for this Holiday Season! On behalf of the IAM Executive Council, and all the Staff and officers across Canada, I bring Seasons Greetings. In December last year as I wrote this message, the Canadian Territory of the IAM was riding on a high

Human Rights Day: equitable COVID-19 recovery requires investment in care

December 10, 2020 Canada’s unions are marking International Human Rights Day by calling for long-term investments in the care sector. “Recover Better – Stand Up for Human Rights” is the United Nations theme for this year’s International Human Rights Day, which is observed December 10. “It is critical that Canada’s COVID-19 recovery efforts tackle the human rights failures that have been exposed by the pandemic. Significant government investments in the

Universal Childcare: Pays For Itself and Critical for the Economic Recovery

The Centre for Future Work recently released a study of universal childcare’s importance to the economic recovery, stressing that it’s socially beneficial but just how critical it is to the economic recovery. The study highlights that universal childcare is not a lofty goal, it’s a program that would pay for itself, and would give the Canadian economy a much needed boost Universal childcare has been on the political agenda for

Accessing EI and Emergency Benefits: What you Need to Know

Essential Information About the EI Program This document is a guide to help members on lay-off access Employment Insurance benefits, and other emergency benefits provided by the Canada Revenue Agency (DOWNLOAD THE PDF) Table of Contents Applying for EI: What You Need to Know………..2 Minimum Benefit Rate……………………………….….2 Eligibility for EI…………………………………………….2 Things to Keep In Mind…………………………………3 Before You Apply………………………………….……….3 Late ROEs……………………………………………………4 Is the EI benefit taxable?…………………………………4 Your Obligations While Receiving EI

The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women

It has been over 30 years since the murder of 14 young women at Polytechnique Montréal (December 6, 1989). This act of violent misogyny shook our country and led Parliament to designate December 6 as The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women. On December 6, we remember: Geneviève Bergeron Hélène Colgan Nathalie Croteau Barbara Daigneault Anne-Marie Edward Maud Haviernick Maryse Laganière Maryse Leclair Anne-Marie Lemay Sonia