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Machinists Organize More Hospitality Workers

Tuesday November 19, 2013   For Immediate Release     Ottawa, ON – Workers at the Quality Inn in the Ottawa suburb of Orleans, have joined the IAM.   “This is our first hotel in the Ottawa area,” explained IAM District Lodge 78 Organizer Scott Jackson. “These workers had a need for better wages and benefits as well as a voice with experience in the hospitality sector that could address

ILO Finds Harper Tories Guilty of Breaking International Law (Again)

Thursday October 31, 2013   For Immediate Release   Toronto, ON – The International Labour Organization (ILO) Committee on Freedom of Association has found the Canadian Conservative Government guilty of contravening ILO conventions on Freedom of Association, the Right to Organize and Collective Bargaining in its Bill C-33, the so-called “Protecting Air Services Act” of March, 2012. This Act took away the right to strike from both the Machinists Union

Machinists Ratify with A J Forsyth

Wednesday October 16, 2013   For Immediate Release     Prince George, BC – Members of IAM Local Lodge 692 have ratified a new collective agreement with AJ Forsyth, a division of Russel Metals.   “This agreement was rejected on the first vote,” explained IAM District Lodge 250 Business Representative Dale Gentile. “However after two days of hard bargaining, the second offer was ratified by a margin of 85 percent.”

Machinists Ratify New Agreement with Volvo Logistics

Wednesday October 9, 2013     For Immediate Release     Mississauga, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 1922 have ratified a new collective agreement with Volvo Logistics Operations Americas, Toronto PDC.   “Our members have contributed to make the Mississauga facility one of the top rated in the Volvo Logistics Group,” explained IAM District Lodge 78 Business Representative Derek Ferguson. “This agreement reflects on that contribution and our

Markham Acura Machinists Ratify First Agreement

Monday October 7, 2013   For Immediate Release     Markham, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 235, recently organized at Markham Acura, have ratified their first collective agreement.   “It was a substantial pay cut for auto technicians that prompted these workers to seek help from the IAM,” explained IAM District Lodge 78 Directing Business Representative Ralph Martin. “I think this agreement goes a long way to correcting

AOSS Machinists Have New Agreement

Thursday October 3, 2013     For Immediate Release     Toronto, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 2323 have a new collective agreement with Airport Operational Support Services (AOSS).   “Our members rejected the initial offer from the employer,” explained IAM District Lodge 140 General Chairperson Lou Pagrach. “When the last offer came back with significant improvements to benefits, it was ratified.”   The three-year agreement provides a

Machinists Ratify with Geo-Tech Inc.

Wednesday October 2, 2013     For Immediate Release     Crofton, BC – Members of IAM Local Lodge 456 have ratified a new collective agreement with Geo-Tech Inc.   The three-year agreement provides an immediate 2 per cent wage increase retroactive to May 1, 2013 followed by Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) increases every six months for the remainder of the agreement. Other agreement highlights include : • Provision for

Machinists at Duncan Ironworks Unanimous on New Deal

Wednesday September 25, 2013     For Immediate Release     Duncan, BC – Is there something in the air or perhaps in the water in British Columbia that makes Machinists members so happy with new collective agreements? Closer to the truth is the fact that the IAM District Lodge 250 Business Representatives are doing their jobs and delivering on members requests. For the second time in as many weeks,

Machinists Ratify New Agreement with Berk’s Intertruck (Nanaimo)

Wednesday September 25, 2013     For Immediate Release     Nanaimo, BC – Members of IAM Local Lodge 1857 have ratified a new collective agreement with Berk’s Intertruck Limited Nanaimo Branch.   The three-year agreement provides wage increases of one per cent in the first year plus a $0.50/hour premium for Class 1 Driver Licensed Mechanics, one per cent in the second year and one per cent in the

Machinists Unanimous with Vancouver Honda Deal!

Wednesday September 25, 2013     For Immediate Release     Vancouver, BC – “In all of my years as a union representative, this makes the first time the membership have ratified a tentative agreement by 100 per cent,” exclaimed a surprised Andrew Tricker. The IAM District Lodge 250 Business Representative was referring to the recent ratification by members of IAM Local Lodge 1857 of a new collective agreement with