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Senate misses opportunity to protect workers’ rights in Bill C-10

Senate misses opportunity to protect workers’ rights in Bill C-10 The IAM is extremely disappointed in the results of the Senate decision as part of committee stage of Bill C-10, an Act to Amend the Air Canada Public Participation Act. The Standing committee of Transport and Communications discussed the bill without accepting any of the amendments put forward by the IAM. As part of the IAM Bill C-10 campaign, a

Le Sénat manque l’occasion de protéger les droits des travailleurs dans le dossier du projet de loi C-10

Le Sénat manque l’occasion de protéger les droits des travailleurs dans le dossier du projet de loi C-10 L’AIM est extrêmement déçue de la décision prise par le Sénat en comité sur le projet de loi C-10, Loi modifiant la Loi sur la participation publique au capital d’Air Canada. Le Comité permanent des transports et des communications s’est penché sur le projet de loi, mais a refusé tous les amendements

Bill C -10 Amendments will Ensure Industry Survival

Monday June 20, 2016 For Immediate Release   Ottawa, On – An IAM delegation to the Senate Standing Committee on Transport and Communications today offered amendments to Bill C-10 – The Air Canada Public Participation Act – that would ensure the survival and growth of the aircraft Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) industry. The IAM is asking the Senate to send the amended Bill back to the House of Commons

Turbulent Skies Ahead!

By Carlos DaCosta IAM Airline Coordinator On June 25, 2014, a review of the Canada Transportation Act was started by Federal Minister of Transport Lisa Raitt who then appointed David Emerson as chair of the committee. Mr. Emerson is a business executive and all of his advisors were from business and industry. On February 25, 2015, Minister of Transport Marc Garneau tabled the Canada Transportation Act (CTA) report in Parliament.

Machinists Grow at Pearson Again!

Monday June 13, 2016   For Immediate Release   Toronto, ON – Construction Access Security Guards at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport are the newest members of IAM Local Lodge 2413. “These people provide security at all vehicle access points to construction sites at Pearson International Airport,” explained IAM Transportation District Lodge 140 Organizer Sam Jabbar. “We had suggested quietly to Garda Security to grant us voluntary recognition and add these

Machinists ratify new deal with Swissport

Monday June 13, 2016 Ottawa, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 2413 have ratified a new collective agreement with Swissport (formerly Servisair) by a margin of 83 per cent. “We were able to preserve the main part or middle part of the wage scale while increasing the starting rate for ramp agents by close to 9 per cent and the top rate of the scale by 3 per cent

Machinists ratify Filamat Agreement

Thursday June 9, 2016   For Immediate Release   Mississauga, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 1922 have ratified a new four-year collective agreement with Filamat Composites Inc. The agreement provides wage increases of $ .65 per hour across the board in the first year, 1.75 per cent in the second year, $ .50 per hour in the third year and 2 per cent in the fourth year. Other

Attention Air Canada – Canadian MRO’s can compete!

Wednesday June 8, 2016   For Immediate Release   Montréal, QC – “Air Canada can find competitive aircraft Maintenance Repair and Overhaul facilities in Canada if it would only look,” said IAM Transportation District Lodge 140 President and Directing General Chairperson Fred Hospes. “Air Wisconsin just signed an exclusive contract with Lockheed Martin Commercial Engine Solutions on Montréal as the engine MRO provider for its Bombardier CRJ200 fleet. This is

More than 1,450 years of IAM service honoured

Toronto, ON – One of the highlights of the Canadian Staff Conference held June 1-4, 2016 in Toronto were the service awards given to members of the IAM Canadian staff. This year 52 members of staff representing more than 1,450 years of service to the IAM were honoured. The pins and certificates were presented by IAM Canadian General Vice President Stan Pickthall. Recipients for 15 years of service included Frank

Machinists Continue to Grow at Vancouver International

Tuesday June 7, 2016   For Immediate Release   Vancouver, BC – The IAM membership continues to grow at Vancouver International Airport with the latest organizing victory at Swissport International. “This organizing victory concerns aircraft groomers who were sub contracted out by the former Servisair Company,” explained IAM Transportation District 140 General Chairperson Todd Haverstock. “All Servisair work including subcontracted work performed by Avex Limited was absorbed by Swissport when