Machinists’ News

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

Andrews acclaimed again to New Westminster Labour Council

Burnaby, BC – Janet Andrews of IAM Local Lodge 764 has been acclaimed as Secretary Treasurer of the New Westminster and District Labour Council for a second term. Janet is the first IAM member appointed to a full-time position with the council. “I am honoured to have the support and trust of our delegates and Affiliated Unions for my second term as full time officer of the Labour Council,” said

2018 1AM Newsletter & Website Contest

This is the official announcement of the 2018 1AM Newsletter & Website Contest. It is open to all local and district lodges in good standing, having publications that are regularly distributed or mailed to members and/or maintain regularly-updated 1AM websites. This contest will consider newsletters published between January 1, 2018, and December 31, 2018, and websites operating online during the judging period.

DL 250 welcomes its first female Secretary Treasurer

Surrey, BC – Today Cheryl Semonovitch begins a new chapter in her life as the first female Secretary Treasurer of IAM District Lodge 250. She became an IAM member of Local Lodge 1857 in 2007 when she organized the office staff at Collins Manufacturing, a truck body manufacturer in Langley, B.C. “Our shop floor was already part of the IAM and I wanted the same treatment for the office personnel,

The First of Many for IAM Local Lodge 1231

Mississauga, ON – A piece of Canadian Labour history occurred on the evening of Thursday, January 17, 2019 in Streetsville, Ontario, a suburb of Mississauga just west of Metro Toronto. While hockey moms and dads escorted their children into the Vic Johnston Community Center for yet another undertaking of Canada’s national sport, union activists and members trekked into the carnivorous confines of the adjacent Hazel McCallion Hall to hold the

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