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Andrews acclaimed again to New Westminster Labour Council

Burnaby, BC – Janet Andrews of IAM Local Lodge 764 has been acclaimed as Secretary Treasurer of the New Westminster and District Labour Council for a second term. Janet is the first IAM member appointed to a full-time position with the council. “I am honoured to have the support and trust of our delegates and Affiliated Unions for my second term as full time officer of the Labour Council,” said

The Value of member engagement!

Toronto, ON – Being a Union political activist takes time, your time, time that could be spent doing other things so if you want change for the better, you’re going to have to dedicate your time. In short, if you don’t like the government you have, put your time where your mouth is and do something about it. Get involved in the political process. “IAM political action committee members know

DL 250 welcomes its first female Secretary Treasurer

Surrey, BC – Today Cheryl Semonovitch begins a new chapter in her life as the first female Secretary Treasurer of IAM District Lodge 250. She became an IAM member of Local Lodge 1857 in 2007 when she organized the office staff at Collins Manufacturing, a truck body manufacturer in Langley, B.C. “Our shop floor was already part of the IAM and I wanted the same treatment for the office personnel,

The First of Many for IAM Local Lodge 1231

Mississauga, ON – A piece of Canadian Labour history occurred on the evening of Thursday, January 17, 2019 in Streetsville, Ontario, a suburb of Mississauga just west of Metro Toronto. While hockey moms and dads escorted their children into the Vic Johnston Community Center for yet another undertaking of Canada’s national sport, union activists and members trekked into the carnivorous confines of the adjacent Hazel McCallion Hall to hold the

G4S pays Big Time for violating IAM Collective Agreement

Vancouver, BC – G4S Secure Solutions (Canada) Ltd. has agreed to pay $290,000.00 to members of IAM Local Lodge 16 for not providing and contributing toward the cost of their BC Health and Wellness Plan Premiums (BCMSP) as outlined in their Collective Agreement. The settlement was the result of a grievance filed by the IAM upon discovery that the company had violated the Collective Agreement by not providing and contributing

Bargaining Preps at the Harbour = more tools for negotiation toolbox!

Hollywood, MD – What a difference a week makes. It’s a common refrain from IAM members who attend courses at the Union’s renowned William W. Winpisinger Education Centre. That sentiment was echoed by the four members of the bargaining team from IAM Local Lodge 1722, who recently spent a week taking bargaining preparation classes at the W3 Centre for their upcoming negotiations with Diamond International in Edmonton, Alberta. Often referred

Workers at VCI Composites join IAM

Monday January 14, 2019   For Immediate Release   Saint-Lin-Laurentides, QC – Sixty workers at VCI Composites are the newest members of IAM Local Lodge 1758. “These workers had their own independent association and approached us to sign a service contract in 2017 in order to service their collective agreement with the employer,” explained IAM District Lodge 11 Directing Business Representative Pierre Grenier. “That service agreement has now expired and

Aerotek workers the latest to join IAM ranks!

Monday January 14, 2019   For Immediate Release   Montréal, QC – 220 workers from Aerotek have become the newest members of the IAM Local Lodge 1660. These employees which include electricians, assemblers and other trades are subcontractors inside all of Bombardier Aerospace & Airbus facilities in the greater Montreal area. “We are the largest union within Bombardier and Airbus. The workers from Aerotek saw the benefits of joining our

Machinist Political Activists ramp up as federal by-elections called!

Toronto, ON – Voters in B.C., Quebec and Ontario are heading to the polls early and IAM political activists wasted no time ramping up efforts for these by-elections and the federal election in the fall. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced January 9th that by-elections for the ridings of York-Simcoe in Ontario, Outremont in Québec and Burnaby-South in B.C. will be held February 25th. NDP leader Jagmeet Singh is hoping voters

IAM begins the New Year with organizing win at ATS!

Monday January 11, 2019   For Immediate Release   Montréal, QC – The IAM has started off the New Year on the right note with yet another organizing victory at Airport Terminal Services – ATS. “We are definitely carrying on with the momentum from last year when our organizing efforts grew the membership by ten per cent,” explained IAM Canadian General Vice President Stan Pickthall. “I congratulate our IAM Transportation