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IAM ratifies new agreement with GKN Sinter Metals

Thursday March 23, 2017 For Immediate Release St. Thomas, ON – GKN Sinter Metals has ratified a new collective agreement with members of IAM Local Lodge 1975. The new three-year agreement provides wage increases of 1 per cent in the first year, 2 per cent in the second year and 3 per cent in the third year. Other agreement highlights include: Improved benefits Improved pension contributions Improved job posting language

Caron Visits IAM Canadian Office

Toronto, ON – Federal New Democratic Party leadership candidate Guy Caron dropped by the IAM Canadian offices last week for a morning visit on the heels of an evening organised by the Caron campaign held in east-end Toronto. Canadian office staff asked questions and received answers from the second-term Member of Parliament for Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques. IAM Canada looks forward to meeting with leadership candidates as the party works toward electing

Horgan attempts to clarify NDP policies in meeting with Machinists!

Vancouver, BC – Until John Horgan attended a recent meeting of the membership of IAM District Lodge 250, Machinist support for the NDP in the upcoming provincial election on May 9th was less than Luke warm. As far as the rank and file were concerned, there were too many unknowns about exactly where the NDP stood on issues like pipeline construction, environmental regulations, jobs, hydro-electric dam projects, and more. “We

A new face at the Canadian Office

We have a new face among our staff at the IAM Canadian office. We are pleased to welcome Caroline Ramos as our new Administrative Secretary (cramos@iamaw.org). Caroline replaces Sandy Georgen, who retired last September.

The Upcoming 2017 Federal Budget – What to expect

March is federal budget season in Ottawa and this year the national budget will be presented by the Finance Minister Bill Morneau on March 22. With the new Trump administration in Washington also bringing forward its first budget, Ottawa seems to be very pragmatic to wait and see what will be brought forward south of the border. Two major areas seem to be the main focus in this year’s Canadian

Only you can help us Grow!

The IAM represents workers in a large number of diverse industries and sector of the Canadian economy. One is mining. While in Canada, we represent workers who have a variety of skills, and who expertise makes mining possible, we don’t have any members employed as miners, directly. Our members do however maintain and manufacture the equipment used in the mining sector. There are many mining sites that use the services

Five Federal By-elections this spring

There will be five federal be-elections this spring held on April 3, 2017. Two of the ridings, Calgary Heritage and Calgary Midnapore are in Alberta, Markham-Thornhill and Ottawa-Vanier are in Ontario with Saint-Laurent in Quebec. Adavanced voting days are March 24, 25,26 and 27, 2017. All Machinists members resident in these ridings are encouraged to exorcise their democratic right and cast their vote. -30-

Strike Looms at Superior Nissan!

Tuesday March 7, 2017   For Immediate Release   Sault Ste. Marie, ON – Picket lines may go up outside Superior Nissan, Superior Custom Detailing and Superior Used Cars on March 20th and it may not stop there. “The employer and their legal counsel have been uncooperative in negotiations thus far,” explained Ralph Martin, Grand Lodge Representative for the International Association of Machinists – IAM. “We have a 100 per

2017 International Women’s Day

On March 8, the world will celebrate International Women’s Day, a day to mark the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also calls for actions to be taken to address the unresolved issue of gender parity. Women are playing an ever increasing and meaningful role in our Union at all levels. The IAM is stronger when all united voices are at the bargaining table. There are

IAM Hospitality Sector grows again!

Friday March 3, 2017 For Immediate Release Mississauga, ON – Tired of scheduling problems and favouritism, employees at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel in Mississauga have joined the IAM. “Scheduling, respect for seniority and continual favouritism by management were the key issues in this organizing drive,” explained IAM District Lodge 78 Organized Roy Bhansingh. “These workers saw the improvements the IAM has won for workers at the Courtyard by Marriott