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Machinists Ratify Agreement with Air Canada

Friday January 22, 2016   For Immediate Release   Toronto, ON – Members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace (IAM) have ratified a new collective agreement with Air Canada. “This deal provides our members labour stability and job security for the next decade. In today’s economy that’s a good thing,” said Fred Hospes, President and Directing General Chairperson of IAM Transportation District 140. “This provides job protection for

Didoshak Appointed Special Representative

Thursday January 21, 2016 For Immediate Release   Winnipeg, MB – IAM Canadian General Vice President Dave Ritchie is pleased to announce the appointment of Tony Didoshak as Special Representative, effective February 1, 2016. He replaces Grand Lodge Representative Ian Morland who is retiring March 31, 2016. “Tony brings a wealth of experience to the job which will serve our membership well,” said Ritchie. “His compassion for the members and

Sage Parts Canada Joins IAM

Tuesday January 19, 2016   For Immediate Release   Mississauga, On – Employees at Sage Parts Canada are the newest members of IAM Local Lodge 2413. “We had assistance from a lot of people like Mark Pozzobon of IAM Local Lodge 2323 in organizing this group,” explained IAM Special Representative and Organizer Scott Jackson. “The Sage office at Pearson International Airport is right next door to the Air Canada Ground

The collective bargaining system works - when you let it!

Toronto, ON – The table in the Interlaken Room at the Airport Sheraton was covered in paper, empty coffee cups, pop bottles, water bottles, candy wrappers, scribbled notes, proposals and counter-proposals. There was a sense of finality that was hanging in the air, a deal, a rather lengthy deal that was only moments away from completion. There was tentative labour peace at Air Canada with the members of the IAM)

Video: the IAM agreement with Air Canada

IAM Canadian Airline Coordinator Carlos DaCosta explains the tentative agreement between the IAM and Air Canada. Scroll down the page to see all three videos. Part One On January 8, 2016, the IAM signed a ten-year collective agreement with Air Canada. The agreement covers more than 8,000 IAM Air Canada employees working in Technical Operations, Airports and Cargo and Logistics and supply across the country. The length of the agreement

Members to Decide on Air Canada Deal

Friday January 8, 2016 For Immediate Release   Toronto, On – Members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) employed at Air Canada will begin voting next week on a new 10-year collective agreement. “This is a good deal that addresses the concerns of our membership,” explained IAM Transportation District 140 President and Directing General Chairperson Fred Hospes. “Now we begin the process of explaining the details

Useful Numbers 2016 - by Louis Erlichman

A. PENSIONS: 1.  OLD AGE SECURITY BENEFIT (Monthly, at age 65, January/2016)    $570.52     -adjusted quarterly OAS/GIS can be deferred up to 5 years (to age 70), with an increase of 0.6% for each month of deferral 2.  CANADA/QUEBEC PENSION PLAN (2016)    * Maximum Monthly Retirement Benefit at age 65 $1,092.50 [Reduction of 0.60 per month for retirement 60-64;  Increase of 0.70% per month for retirement 65-70]  

Machinists reach tentative 10-year deal with Air Canada

Toronto, ON – The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) has reached an unprecedented tentative ten-year collective agreement with Air Canada. The tentative agreement follows a week of intense round the clock bargaining in Vancouver. “This agreement provides job security for our mechanics and airport workers,” explained IAM District Lodge 140 President and Directing General Chairperson Fred Hospes. “This is the first time in over a decade we

Work with Us on Air Canada Maintenance Jobs  Machinists Ask Federal Government!

 Toronto, On – Canada’s largest air transport sector union – The International Association of Machinists (IAM) – is asking the federal government to work with it to ensure the Air Canada Public Participation Act (ACPPA) is upheld. Recently, the Quebec Court of Appeal ruled that Air Canada had contravened the ACPPA by moving its heavy maintenance work out of Montreal, Winnipeg and Mississauga. In fact, the airline sent most of