Campaigns

Workplace Violence Survey

As part of the IAM’s commitment to make our work safer, IAM CREST is launching its second annual workplace violence survey. The survey is available in English, French and Spanish. The survey will help IAM CREST work toward solutions to improve workplace safety. The survey is completely anonymous, and data will be shared with other partners to develop broad strategies. Help us make work safer by taking the IAM CREST

Largest Coordinated day of action in a decade

Toronto, On – Over fifty actions were undertaken in communities across Ontario October 15 in defense of new workers’ rights brought in by Bill 148: Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act. The largest coordinated day of action for Ontario workers in the past decade targeted ridings of Conservative MPP’s after Premier Doug Ford announced his government is considering full repeal of Bill 148, cancelling Ontario’s decent work laws. Ford has made

Urgent - The Fight for $15 and fairness continues!

There will be a massive rally on 15 October, 2018 in Ontario to keep the Doug Ford government to reconsider cutting the $15 minimum wage and decent work laws. There are rallies in Mississauga and Brampton and many others happening across the province. Please take a look at this link to find an event near you:   https://www.15andfairness.org/events (Remember to bring some flags.)   SEND AN EMAIL TO YOUR: https://www.15andfairness.org/email_your_mpp

7 October - World Day for Decent Work: Change the Rules

Workers from around the world will be holding activities to mark the 11th World Day for Decent Work on 7 October. This year’s global theme, “Change the Rules”, highlights the deeply entrenched injustice of the global economic system alongside shrinking democratic space and deteriorating labour rights in many countries, documented in the ITUC Global Rights Index. “The rules are stacked against working people, and that is why we have unprecedented and

Blaikie introduces private members bill for Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Workers

Ottawa, ON – New Democrat MP Daniel Blaikie presented his new private members’ push to protect the pensions of Canadian Nuclear Laboratories employees — and specifically, to ensure that those workers remain within the public service plan despite the decision by the previous Conservative government to privatize the facility. This affects more than three thousand unionized workers including more than sixty IAM members at facilities in Chalk River, Ontario and Pinawa, Manitoba… Share/PartagezFacebookTwitterPrintemail

Leading fashion brands join with unions to sign new Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety

Leading fashion brands are redoubling their commitments to responsible global supply chains by entering into a new Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh with global trade unions. IndustriALL Global Union, UNI Global Union, together with brand representatives from C&A and LC Waikiki, will announce the new agreement at today’s OECD Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct in Paris. The agreement has so far been signed by Kmart Australia,

The way forward in Québec

The IAM and five other unions have joined forces on a public awareness campaign to show their members (and voters) the way forward in the next Québec elections. Approximately 1,600 placards were distributed in the Taschereau constituency in the Quebec City area, Pointe-aux-Trembles in the Montreal area, Roberval in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, and Saint-Jérôme in the Laurentians. The union coalition installed large signs on utility poles with the message, “It’s the same

Fighting back against contract flipping at Pearson Airport

Toronto, ON – The IAM has been establishing a trend toward reversing contract flipping at Toronto’s Pearson Airport. Contract flipping – when service providers have lost their contracts to a competitor who undercuts their bid – has long been a problem for workers and their unions at Pearson Airport. Workers lose their jobs, seniority and pensions when the new employer takes over and if they want their job back, it’s

IAM defeats CAWU in raid on Toronto Airport Screeners!

Toronto, ON – The IAM has successfully fought off a raid of Toronto Airport’s IAM Screeners by the Canadian Airport Workers Union (CAWU). “This was an attack on IAM members by a rogue union that was looking to Raid our membership at IAM Local 2921,” said IAM Canadian General Vice President Stan Pickthall. “Our IAM organizing team worked very hard on this campaign, and educated our membership on the value

Submission by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers on Schedule 14 of Bill 31, Plan for Care and Opportunity Act (Budget Measures), 2018

Who We Are The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) is an international union of more than 650,000 members throughout North America. It is divided into 1,143 local lodges including 65 in Canada, holding more than 5,000 collective agreements with more than 200 companies in the United States, Canada, Guam and Puerto Rico. The IAMAW is the largest union at Pearson International Airport, Toronto’s largest single employer, with