Machinists’ News

The Ultimate Volunteer

Victoria, BC – Across Canada our IAM members give back to their communities in a variety of ways but Mark White takes his volunteer work up a notch – he puts his life on the line – rescuing boaters in all kinds of weather and all kinds of predicaments in the waters off Victoria, BC.  He volunteers with other like-minded British Columbians for the Royal Marine Search and Rescue, in

Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs)

By Carlos Dacosta IAM Canadian Airline Coordinator Several years ago, the Minister of Transport announced that Transport Canada will be conducting a regulatory review to modernize and improve how they deliver their transportation system that is safe, secure and efficient.  The review includes updating and improving the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) to strengthen safety and better support innovation and economic growth in Canada. The Canada Transportation Act sets out Canada’s National Transportation Policy,

Take Part in the 2019 IAM Women’s Conference to ‘Unite the Fight’

November 9, 2018 Subj: 2019 Women’s Conference April 3 – 6, 2019 Bally’s Las Vegas To all 1AM Directing Business Representatives, Business Representatives , District Lodge Presidents, District Lodge Secretary-Treasurers, Local Lodge Presidents and Local Lodge Recording Secretaries in the United States and Canada: DOWNLOAD the Registration Form DOWNLOAD the Conference flyer Dear Brothers and Sisters: This will serve as the official call to the IAMAW’s 2019 Women’s Conference. Registration

2019 IAM Communications Conference in Las Vegas

November 2, 2018 Subj:    2019 Communications Conference Las Vegas, Nevada To All District Lodge Presidents and Secretary-Treasurers, Local Lodge Presidents and Recording Secretaries, Directing Business Representatives, Business Representatives, TCU Carmen Division Officers, National Representatives, Assistant National Representatives and Local Lodge Officers DOWNLOAD the poster DOWNLOAD the Registration Form Dear Brothers and Sisters : This is the official call for the 2019 IAM Communications Conference scheduled for Tuesday, June 4 through

Valliere receives Davidson Labour Award

IAM District 78 member and representative, Kim Valliere received the Monty Davidson NDP -Labour Award at the recent Cambridge NDP Riding Association’s annual Recognition Dinner. The former NDP MPP Monty Davidson was a life-long supporter of Labour. This award is given annually to the Labour activist whose outstanding commitment exemplifies the values Monty demonstrated during his many years as a member of the Cambridge NDP Riding Association. Kim’s family, and

Absolute solidarity with our Sisters and Brothers in Oshawa

Toronto, ON – “This is devastating news for a community that relies upon these good middle-class jobs to support their families,” said IAM Canadian General Vice President regarding the announcement by GM, Canada that it would close its Oshawa assembly plant. Media reports began circulating over the weekend that GM would be closing its Oshawa assembly lines which builds Chevrolet Impala and Cadillac models. The closure at the end of

Bombardier negotiations begin under the cloud of layoffs!

Montréal, QC – Negotiations for the next collective agreement at Bombardier began this week and this round promises to be difficult to say the least. “Recent Bombardier announcements of 2500 layoffs is our starting point and that makes things difficult,” said IAM Canadian General Vice President Stan Pickthall. “At this time we do not know how many of these layoffs if any will involve our members.” “We have concerns about

CSALP bargaining begins!

Montréal, QC – The IAM opened its first round of bargaining with CSALP- C-series Airbus Limited Partnership this week. “I’m encouraged by the goals the employer placed before us in our first meeting,” explained IAM Québec Coordinator David Chartrand. “They know they have a fine product in the A220-100/300 and they want to increase their rate of production which is good news for our members.” To date, 407 aircraft of

A good start, it is now necessary that we continue!

Montreal, QC – When the Québec Government called a meeting on the morning of November 12, 2018 to discuss the ramifications of the recent Bombardier layoffs, all the major Québec aerospace players including the IAM were there. “The Legault government and business representatives have demonstrated their willingness to tackle the problem,” said IAM Québec Coordinator David Chartrand. “It’s a good starting point. This is an important and encouraging sign. It

Time to evaluate the possible solutions at Bombardier

Montreal, QC – More than 24 hours after the release of the news, the conclusion drawn by the Machinists’ Union remains. This announcement and the way it was communicated are disappointing and irrelevant to the workers.      “Since this morning we have been meeting with workers at the Dorval plant and they are disappointed with Bombardier’s way of doing things. It is they, the manufacturers of products that allow