Members at Northside Toyota Embrace First Contract

2 October, 2019 For Immediate Release Sault Ste. Marie, ON – Members at Northside Toyota overwhelmingly accepted the tentative agreement this evening. This was their first contract after joining the IAM in November 2018. This agreement now covers all automotive service technicians, apprentices and parts department personnel. They are new members of Local Lodge 2332. “This first agreement brings with it solid pay grids with yearly increases, an IAM pension,

Local 905 members land smoothly into IAM Pension Plan, ratify agreement

01 October, 2019 For immediate release Ajax, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 905 (Safran Landing Systems) ratified a collective agreement on Sunday evening, bringing to a close a successful round of Bargaining. “Our members had a lot of questions about the IAM Multi-Employer Pension Plan,” said Gary Hynes, IAM Grand Lodge Representative, “but with the help of Neil Giroux, Grand Lodge Representative and Aerospace Coordinator; Ivana Saula, IAM

Transport Laberge Workers Ratify First Agreement

Montreal, QC – On 28 September, 2019, Transport Laberge workers overwhelmingly to accept their first contract, voting 98% in support of the deal. In the first year of the contract, workers will receive wage increases ranging from 1.6% to 7.29%, followed by annual increases ranging from the cost of living and the cost of living to an additional 0.5% for the last year. The workers had not had an increase

Aerospace leaps into the federal campaign

27 September, 2019 Montreal, QC – Four representatives of the major federal political parties outlined their vision for aerospace in Canada at an event organized in Montreal by the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC). Candidates Alexandre Boulerice of the NDP, Gabriel Ste-Marie of the Bloc Québécois (BQ), Marc Garneau of the Liberal Party of Canada (LPC) and Neil Drabkin of the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) gave an overview

Putting our aerospace skills at the service of the environment

Montreal, September 25, 2019 – The increase in the carbon footprint of air travel and the rapid growth in the number of aircraft in aircraft cemeteries are two trends that we will have to reverse quickly in the name of protecting the environment. Last month, we presented a document containing a series of proposals on aerospace and the environment. Since almost all of the federal political parties have obtained a

Avcorp lockout ends – IAM Local 11 wins big on contracting-out, other gains

27 September, 2019 For Immediate Release Delta, B.C. – IAM Local 11 and its 300 members are back to work in Delta, BC! They were locked out by Avcorp Industries since Monday, 16 September. The members went back to work late Wednesday evening and continue working today. “The two main issues were inter-related,” said IAM District 250 Business Representative Paul Pelletreau, “contracting out and seniority retention – and we won that

Guide Dogs of America: Changing the Lives of Sight-Impaired People Across Canada and the US.

“This facility is amazing!” said Canadian General Vice-President Stan Pickthall, “The grounds are immaculately kept, many of the buildings recently upgraded, and the staff are first-class professionals in the industry.” GVP Pickthall was speaking of his recent visit the Guide Dogs of America campus in Sylmar, CA. Guide Dogs of America is the charity of choice for the Machinists Union and its Local Lodges across North America. “The Canadian membership

40 new IAM members at A.S.A.P Secured Inc. at Montreal airport

25 September, 2019 For Immediate Release Montreal, QC – “It often takes a second effort to succeed at anything, and in this case, it proved very true,” said GLR Michel Richer of the 40 new members at A.S.A.P Secured Inc working at Montreal’s Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport. The new members joined the IAM in late August. The new group includes 40 workers assigned to air cargo control and officers

Quebec Machinists raise $37,500

L to R: Aerospace Coordinator Mark Johnson; Grand Lodge Representative Gary Hynes; Aerospace General Vice-President Mark Blondin; Chief-of-Staff Gord Falconer;Stan Pickthall, GVP IAM Canada Île Bizard, QC – More than 250 golfers lined up and swung their golf clubs to raise money for school-kids in Québec through the Maman Dion Foundation this past weekend. This annual fundraiser, organised by Québec Machinists, also had more than 300 people at the dinner,

“Landing Systems Second to None” - Safran Site Visit

Ajax, ON – Canadian GVP Stan Pickthall welcomed Aerospace GVP Mark Blondin to the Canadian Territory for a site visit to Safran Landing Systems, based in Ajax, Ontario. “This was a great opportunity for us to meet some of our IAM members and see the high-tech and skilled work being done here at Safran,” said Pickthall, who is touring the many aerospace facilities represented by the IAM in Canada. GVP