Campaigns

Canadian Aerospace – There’s so much at stake we must act now- IAM!

Montréal, QC – “There are several complex issues, which not only threaten the future of Canada’s Aerospace Industry, but also the strength and vitality of Canada’s economy,” said IAM Canadian General Vice President Stan Pickthall. Speaking to the media in Montréal at the unveiling of the IAM Report on a National Aerospace Policy, he called for a National Aerospace strategy because time is running out. “The most pressing need facing

IAM will unveil Aerospace Report

Montréal, QC – IAM Canadian General Vice President Stan Pickthall and IAM Québec Coordinator David Chartrand will unveil the IAM’s Aerospace report in Montreal on Monday February 4th. This major report emphasizes the urgency of addressing challenges in the Canadian Aerospace sector. “This industry employs 208,000 Canadians in well-paid stable middle class and family supporting jobs,” said Pickthall. “However up to one third of those workers are eligible to retire

PharmaCare: Progress for Middle Class Families

#YourBudget Take the survey and share your ideas for Budget 2019 In recent years, many Canadians have expressed concern that their hard work may not be enough to ensure success for themselves, and for their children. The cost of living is a challenge for many Canadians. Growing populations, the rising cost of home ownership, and low supply of affordable rental housing in certain cities make it more challenging for Canadians

Useful Numbers 2019 - by Ivana Saula

PENSIONS                  OLD AGE SECURITY BENEFIT (Monthly, at age 65, January 2019) $ 601.45 (regardless of marital status) Adjusted quarterly to CPI (in January, April, July and October) OAS/GIS can be deferred up to 5 years (to age 70), with an increase of 0.60% for each month of deferral Following increases to CPI, OAS benefit will increase by 0.1% for the January to March 2019 quarter CANADA/QUEBEC PENSION PLAN (2019) Maximum

Women’s March 2019 – find one near you and join in!

Toronto, ON – On Saturday January 19, 2019, activists around the world will march on behalf of women and IAM Grand Lodge Representative for Women’s Issues – Heather Kelley is encouraging IAM members to join in. “We are asking our members to find a March close to them and join in to continue to commit to advancing our Sister’s Rights,” explained Kelley. “We’re marching to end violence against women, we’re

Make a stand to end modern slavery

25 million people in forced labour. $150 billion in illegal profits. Support the international treaty to help end modern slavery for good. Join 36,031 people who want to help end modern slavery I support ILO’s Protocol on Forced Labour SIGN UP WE HAVE THE CHANCE TO MAKE HISTORY The International Labour Organization’s Protocol on Forced Labour could restore hope and freedom to millions of people trapped in modern slavery. But

ITUC World’s Worst Boss Poll Opens to Public

The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has announced the shortlist for the 2018 Worst Boss in the World ahead of the opening of the 4th ITUC World Congress in Copenhagen. “While there are many CEOs with bad track records, ten men whose companies have a global footprint have been chosen for the 2018 poll due to their abuses of workers’ rights and their activities which undermine the interests of working people,”

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