Campaigns

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

Airport privatization on hold in the wake of Machinists petition!

Ottawa, ON – On Tuesday April 17th, the IAM petition opposing airport privatization is presented in the House of Commons, then on Friday April 20th, Transport Minister Marc Garneau announces the government will not proceed with airport privatization at this time. Coincidence, perhaps, but there’s no denying we had an impact! “You can’t ignore more than six thousand signatures from the people most affected by this idea,” explains IAM Canadian

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.   Share/PartagezFacebookTwitterPrintemail

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