Campaigns

Anti-Airport Privatization Campaign

As of June 1, 2017, the IAM will kick off our national “Anti-Airport Privatization” campaign with the support of all Local Lodges within District Lodge 140. Our preparations for this campaign began at the recent IAM Transportation Conference held on April 2017. Delegates discussed the reasons why privatizing airports is bad for our members, the flying public, and the national airlines in Canada, and developed a unified message to deliver

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SIGN OUR PETITION - IAM Still Determined in Opposing Privatizing Canadian Airports

I recently came across an article about Pearson Airport’s hope for ownership change. The article reveals a hope by the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) management to privatize part of the airport’s operations. Since the Emerson Report was released by the Federal Government in June 2016, the IAM has been very clear in our opposition to the privatization of Canadian airports and have provided a position paper to the Government which

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28 April - Day of Mourning for Person’s Killed or Injured in the Workplace

April 28th is designated by Royal Statute as, a ‘Day of Mourning for Person’s Killed or Injured in the Workplace’. The Statute declares that, “it is desirable that Canadians should designate a day of mourning to remember workers killed, disabled or injured in the workplace and workers afflicted with industrial disease.” This day is critical to public awareness and support of our collective efforts to save worker lives. The sad

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Decent Work

Decent work sums up the aspirations of people in their working lives. It involves opportunities for work that is productive and delivers a fair income, security in the workplace and social protection for families, better prospects for personal development and social integration, freedom for people to express their concerns, organize and participate in the decisions that affect their lives and equality of opportunity and treatment for all women and men.

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Only you can help us Grow!

The IAM represents workers in a large number of diverse industries and sector of the Canadian economy. One is mining. While in Canada, we represent workers who have a variety of skills, and who expertise makes mining possible, we don’t have any members employed as miners, directly. Our members do however maintain and manufacture the equipment used in the mining sector. There are many mining sites that use the services

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Join the campaign to change Ontario’s outdated labour laws to make it fair for everyone!

The next few months will make a big difference to Ontario workers. Ontario is reviewing its labour and employment laws, with recommendations expected soon. If we want MPPs to support decent work in Ontario we need to tell them what workers need, and we need to tell them now. MPPs need to know that it must be easier for workers to join and keep a union, and how to set

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Lobby finds most MP’s in the Dark on AECL Issues!

Ottawa, ON – Meetings here between union lobbyists and MP’s last week concerning saving the pension plan of workers at the Atomic Energy of Canada facilities in Chalk River, Ontario and Pinawa, Manitoba, had a common yet disturbing thread. “While the overall response to our concerns was positive, most of the MP’s we talked to didn’t know this was an issue affecting employees until we told them,” explained IAM Grand

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Reforming Ontario Labour Laws

Toronto, ON – Ontario’s labour laws are set for review this year and there is a lot on the line. It has been 20 years since labour laws were re-opened in Ontario and that was under a Mike Harris government, when many of the gains made during the province’s first-ever NDP government were rolled back. This year, the Ontario government appointed two Special Advisors to head up a “Changing Workplaces

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NAFTA renegotiation: An opportunity for more fairness

More than 20 years after signing on to the North American Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the ways it has failed working Canadians are very clear. Canadians were told that NAFTA would create good jobs, shared prosperity, and a better future for working people. Instead, far from generating good jobs and prosperity, NAFTA has undermined secure, well-paid employment and devastated manufacturing and processing industries and the communities that depend on them. While

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Bill C-27: A step backwards in providing retirement income security for Canadians.

Bill C-27: A step backwards in providing retirement income security for Canadians. Content of Bill C-27, An Act to amend the Pension Benefit Standards Act (1985) This Bill amends the current Pension Benefit Standards Act (PBSA) to allow for the establishment of target benefit (TB) pension plans in the federal sector. It also permits permit the purchase of life annuities for former members and survivors of currently established defined benefit

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