IAM ratifies new agreement with NACCA

Thursday March 14, 2019 For Immediate Release Ottawa, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 1922 have ratified a new collective agreement with NACCA (National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association). The three-year agreement provides wage increases of 1.75 per cent in the first year, 1.5 per cent in the second year and 1.75 per cent in the third year. Other agreement highlights include: • Members now provided with four personal days

BC Vehicle Processing Center workers join IAM and ratify new deal!

Thursday March 14, 2019 For Immediate Release Nanaimo, BC – Workers at the British Columbia Vehicle Processing Centre have joined the IAM and ratified their first collective agreement. The BC Vehicle Processing Centre opened in January and processes Mercedes Benz vehicles to bring them up to Canadian standards before they go to dealerships on Vancouver Island, the lower mainland and Western Canada. “The developers of the facility wanted a union

ATS workers going without pay – new payroll service to blame!

Wednesday March 13, 2019 For Immediate Release Calgary, AB – Airport Terminal Services (ATS) workers in Calgary and Edmonton have gone weeks without pay thanks to a new payroll service provider. “We have members who haven’t been paid in a month,” explained a frustrated Keith Aiken – IAM Transportation District Lodge 140 General Chairperson. “Ever since the company began using a new payroll service provider at the start of January

Weldco workers join IAM

Wednesday March 13, 2019 For Immediate Release Fort McKay, AB – Workers at Weldco Heavy Industries are the newest members of IAM Local Lodge 99. “The solidarity of these workers to achieve fairness in the workplace was overwhelming,” explained IAM District Lodge 14 Business Representative Matt Barnable. “We got this lead from one of our Chief Stewards at Kal Tire who knew some workers that needed help. We had a

Machinists ratify new agreement with Veoneer Canada Inc.

Monday March 11, 2019 For Immediate Release Markham, On – Members of IAM Local Lodge 2113 have ratified a new three year collective agreement with Veoneer Canada Inc. The collective agreement has a two tier wage system which provides wage and pension increases for tier one workers of a lump sum in the first year and a total of 3.75 per cent increase in years two and three. The tier

International Women’s Month – volunteer and get involved!

Toronto, ON – March is International Women’s month and Friday March 8th is International Women’s Day. Since the first International Women’s Day in 1911, the idea has become a global phenomenon, IWD is not a country, group or organization, rather it’s a collective effort of all of those who care about human rights. One of the strongest supporters of human rights is organized labour. The female members of the IAM

The IAM Federal Fight for $15 & Fairness wins in Ottawa again!

Wednesday March 6, 2019 For Immediate Release   Ottawa, ON – For the second time in less than a week, the IAM has won starting wage rates of $15.00 from a service company at Ottawa International Airport. The members of IAM Local Lodge 2413 have ratified a new three-year collective agreement with Menzies Aviation Canada Ltd. “This raises the floor of wages at the Ottawa Airport period,” said an elated

Safran on board with IAM National Aerospace Strategy

Peterborough, ON – “This employer is on board with the IAM Report on a National Aerospace Strategy, they will endorse it,” said a satisfied IAM Canada Chief of Staff Gord Falconer. He made the comment after touring Safran Electronics and Defense facility in Peterborough and Safran Landing Systems plant in Ajax. The tour by Falconer, IAM Research Director Ivana Saula – author of the report – IAM Grand Lodge Representative

Pension Cap Increase is key element as Air Canada bargaining begins

Tuesday March 5, 2019 For Immediate Release Toronto, ON – Contract proposals were exchanged between the IAM Technical Maintenance & Operational Support (TMOS) Bargaining Unit and Air Canada today. “Make no mistake, the pension cap increase is a key element that needs to be resolved during these negotiations,” explained IAM Canadian General Vice President Stan Pickthall. “This is a priority as the current pension cap is an encroachment on their

Swissport starting wage surpasses Air Canada with new agreement!

Tuesday March 5, 2019 For Immediate Release Ottawa, ON – “It’s very difficult to ask a service company to pay a starting wage that’s greater than the wage offered by the industry leader, but we did and we were successful,” explained IAM Transportation District Lodge 140 General Chairperson Michael Corrado. “Our Ottawa Swissport members now have a starting wage that’s $1.25 an hour greater than the starting wage at Air