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IAM Canada Statement on the Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre

IAM members all over Canada mourn with the families and friends of those killed in the massacre at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We extend our condolences and heartfelt support to the Jewish community in Pittsburgh and to all Canadian and American members of the Jewish faith. We are again reminded that these acts of violence clearly demonstrate that anti-Semitism and xenophobia can manifest itself in our sanctuaries,

Achieving gender equality in male dominated sectors

19.10.2018 On 16-17 October, IndustriALL affiliates from across the world met in Cape Town, South Africa, to develop strategies for achieving gender equality in the mining, base metals, materials and energy sectors. These sectors, which often provide skilled, well-paid and prestigious work, are dominated by men. Women working in these sectors tend to do the most menial and precarious work, with the lowest wages and status, and are often not

2019 IAM Transportation Conference, Las Vegas, NV

September 26, 2018 TO ALL IAM DISTRICT LODGE PRESIDENT/ DIRECTING GENERAL CHAIRMEN, GENERAL CHAIRPERSONS, AND LOCAL LODGE RECORDING SECRETARIES IN DISTRICT 140 Dear Sisters and Brothers: This will serve as the call letter of the 2019 IAM Transportation Conference. The 2019 Conference will be held at Paris Las Vegas, located at 3655 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 commencing at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, April 8, 2019 through

7 October - World Day for Decent Work: Change the Rules

Workers from around the world will be holding activities to mark the 11th World Day for Decent Work on 7 October. This year’s global theme, “Change the Rules”, highlights the deeply entrenched injustice of the global economic system alongside shrinking democratic space and deteriorating labour rights in many countries, documented in the ITUC Global Rights Index. “The rules are stacked against working people, and that is why we have unprecedented and

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,