Machinists’ News

G4S pays Big Time for violating IAM Collective Agreement

Vancouver, BC – G4S Secure Solutions (Canada) Ltd. has agreed to pay $290,000.00 to members of IAM Local Lodge 16 for not providing and contributing toward the cost of their BC Health and Wellness Plan Premiums (BCMSP) as outlined in their Collective Agreement. The settlement was the result of a grievance filed by the IAM upon discovery that the company had violated the Collective Agreement by not providing and contributing

Bargaining Preps at the Harbour = more tools for negotiation toolbox!

Hollywood, MD – What a difference a week makes. It’s a common refrain from IAM members who attend courses at the Union’s renowned William W. Winpisinger Education Centre. That sentiment was echoed by the four members of the bargaining team from IAM Local Lodge 1722, who recently spent a week taking bargaining preparation classes at the W3 Centre for their upcoming negotiations with Diamond International in Edmonton, Alberta. Often referred

2019 IAM Photography Contest

DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM January 18, 2019 Subj: 2019 1AM Photography Contest To All District Lodge Presidents and Secretary-Treasurers, Local Lodge Presidents and Recording Secretaries, TCU Carmen Division Officers, National Representatives, Assistant National Representatives, and Local Lodge Officers Dear Brothers and Sisters: This is the official announcement of the 2019 1AM Photography Contest. It is open to all 1AM members in good standing. Entries should catch 1AM members at work

Machinist Political Activists ramp up as federal by-elections called!

Toronto, ON – Voters in B.C., Quebec and Ontario are heading to the polls early and IAM political activists wasted no time ramping up efforts for these by-elections and the federal election in the fall. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced January 9th that by-elections for the ridings of York-Simcoe in Ontario, Outremont in Québec and Burnaby-South in B.C. will be held February 25th. NDP leader Jagmeet Singh is hoping voters

Canada needs a National Aerospace Strategy Now – IAM Report!

Toronto, ON – Canada needs a national aerospace strategy now, requiring action from both provincial and federal governments according a report compiled by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM). The aerospace industry faces two major challenges, which the IAM outlines as part of its industry report set to be released in the coming weeks. “What seems to have been lost on politicians has been on the IAM’s

Valliere is the new DBR of IAM District Lodge 78

Toronto, ON – Effective January 1, 2019, the new Directing Business Representative of IAM District Lodge 78, is Sister Kim Valliere. She replaces Derek Ferguson who was appointed as Grand Lodge Special Representative for Political Action. Kim became a member of IAM Local Lodge 2230 in 1990, when she was hired as production worker at Long Manufacturing (Dana Canada) in Cambridge, Ontario. She became a steward in 1991, then served

Machinists reject final offer from Innotech, strike possible on Christmas Day

Monday December 17, 2018 For Immediate Release Ottawa, ON – Members of IAM Local 2413 have rejected the final contract offer by Innotech Aviation and will be in a legal strike position on Christmas Day. “Our position from day one of bargaining has been that this is not, nor has it ever been a minimum wage job and that a DZ License is required for Line Service Reps (LSR’s),”explained IAM

Talks with Pacific Region Pre-board Screeners stalled!

Vancouver, BC – “Bargaining is at an impasse,” explained IAM Transportation District 140 General Chairperson Tania Canniff. “The company, G4S Secure Solutions Canada Limited, won’t meet with us unless we drop all of our financial demands outside of the company-proposed wage increases and we’re not able to do that.” IAM Local Lodge 16 represents 1350 airport pre-board screeners throughout British Columbia at eleven bargaining units. Bargaining began on February 27,

A good year but not without challenges!

Sisters and Brothers: As we approach the end of 2018, I wish all IAM members and their families the very best of the Holiday Season! On behalf of the IAM Executive Council, and all the Staff and officers across Canada, I bring Seasons Greetings. At year’s end it is a time to reflect on the challenges we faced and to celebrate the successes we had. I begin with the Organizing

Ferguson appointed as Special Representative for political action

Toronto, ON – IAM Canadian General Vice President Stan Pickthall is pleased to announce that Derek Ferguson has been appointed Special Representative assigned to Political Action, effective January 1, 2019. “Derek is being acknowledged for his hard work on behalf of his members, and his dedication to the New Democratic Party on both the Provincial and Federal levels,” said Pickthall. He replaces Grand Lodge Representative Lou Pagrach who has been