Campaigns

IAM anti-airport privatization petition introduced in Parliament!

Ottawa, ON – The IAM took another step in its fight against airport privatization in Canada when NDP Parliamentary Leader Guy Carron presented the IAM petition to Parliament. More than six thousand IAM members, friends and family members signed our anti-airport privatization petition which opposes government plans to privatize 18 of Canada’s largest airports. “It was very gratifying to see Guy Caron present our petition in the House of Commons

Pharmacare - Why Now?

Over the next few months, the Canadian Labour Congress will host town hall meetings in more than 25 communities across the country. Featuring Canada’s foremost pharmacare experts and advocates, these important discussions will address why we need a universal prescription drug plan that covers all Canadians, regardless of their age, income, or where they work or live. But you can act now, please visit the CLC web site to find out

IAM Canada grabs largest organizing victory in decades!

Toronto, ON – There was nothing small about this campaign. The numbers of new members – 2,400, the numbers of meetings held over a six day period with these members – 38, the strength of the proven track record of representation for workers: it all adds up to make the IAM a major player in Ontario’s Health Care Sector. When Spectrum Health Care announced it was merging its two divisions

Singh vows to fight airport privatization

Toronto, ON – Federal New Democratic Party leader Jagmeet Signh told IAM members employed at Toronto’s Pearson airport he will fight airport privatization on their behalf. Singh accepted a petition signed by more than six thousand IAM members from across the country who are opposed to the federal government’s idea of privatizing 18 Canadian airports to raise funds for infrastructure projects. Singh told more than 100 IAM airport workers today,

NDP to take IAM anti-airport privatization petition to Ottawa

Toronto, ON – Today the largest union in Canada’s air transport sector – the IAM – handed over an anti-airport privatization petition to the NDP leader Jagmeet Singh. The IAM wants Singh to take the petition, signed by more than 6,000 IAM members, to Ottawa to show the Prime Minister and Parliament that there is significant opposition to the idea and it should be stopped.  

IAM passes petition to stop airport privatization to NDP

Toronto, ON – Today the IAM handed over its “stop airport privatization petition” to federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh. More than six thousand IAM members from across Canada signed a petition calling on the Liberal government to stop airport privatization. Speaking to IAM members at IAM Local Lodge 2323 today near Pearson Airport, IAM Canadian General Vice President Stan Pickthall, said the privatization proposal is short sighted and cost members

CATSA needs proper funding – IAM submission on Bill C-49

Ottawa, ON – The IAM says the federal government should provide the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) with proper funding in order to shorten passenger wait times at security screening. It was just one of the recommendations in the IAM Submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Transport and Communications on Bill C-49, an act to amend the Canada Transportation Act, tabled today. As part of their ticket, every

Once again Machinists field largest group in CLC Lobby

Ottawa, ON – Tuesday morning 320 CLC delegates will descend upon MP’s on Parliament Hill for the largest Canadian Labour Congress lobby on record and once again the dominant group will come from the IAM. This time 65 Machinists will lobby parliamentarians on the need for a National Pharmacare plan, pay equity, employment insurance and pension reform to protect worker’s pensions during bankruptcy proceedings. Pension reform is of particular interest

Team effort produces organizing win for Machinists

Thursday February 1, 2018 For Immediate Release   Vancouver, BC – “This was a tremendous team effort drawing upon the resources and the expertise of IAM District Lodges 140, 250 and Local Lodge 764,” said IAM Transportation District Lodge 140 President and General Chairperson Fred Hospes. Workers at Sage Parts at Vancouver International airport are the newest members of the IAM. “I couldn’t be more delighted,” said IAM Local Lodge

The race to the bottom is not where we want to be in this country!

Montréal, QC – “The race to the bottom is not where we want to be in this country,” stated Employment Minister Patty Hajdu at the end of a round table consultation with representatives of the IAM, CLC and other unions concerning changes to the federal Labour Code. The Minister spoke of how the Code needed updating to reflect current economics and work place environments. “Our biggest concern is the issue