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Sky Café kitchen staff latest airport group to join IAM

Thursday April 27, 2017   For Immediate Release   Toronto, ON – Employees at Sky Café are one big happy IAM family after kitchen staff joined the Machinists today. The IAM organized 35 drivers at the same company in February of this year. “Two voting polls were held, one in the morning and one in the evening and I’m pleased to announce that 75 per cent of the eligible voters

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CNC Machine Operators join IAM

Monday April 10, 2017 For Immediate Release Port Coquitlam, BC – Failure by the employer to deliver on promises of past wage increases drove CNC operators into the arms of the IAM. CNC machine operators and shipping and receiving personnel at Advanced CNC Machinery Limited are the newest members of IAM Local Lodge 692. “These people have been waiting a long time for promised wage increases and they never materialized,” explained

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BC Forklift Operators join IAM

Monday April 10, 2017 For Immediate Release Delta, BC – Forklift operators at South Fraser Container Services, part of the Sankyo Group of Companies, have joined the IAM. “Wage disparity among the workers and respect in the workplace were the key reasons for this group joining the IAM,” explained IAM District Lodge 250 Business Representative Al Cyr. “This is a very solid group of workers, they stuck together during the

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IAM-NSGEU ratify first agreement

Wednesday April 4, 2017 For Immediate Release Dartmouth, NS – The Nova Scotia Government Employees Union – NSGEU – unit of IAM Local Lodge 2797 have overwhelmingly ratified their first collective agreement. The three-year agreement provides wage increases of 1.5 per cent in the first year retroactive to January 1, 2015 and 1.5 per cent in the second retroactive to January 1, 2016 and 1.5 percent in the third year

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First Contract for Superior Nissan a Gem!

Tuesday April 4, 2017 For Immediate Release Sault Ste. Marie, ON – “We came within four hours of going out on strike, the membership stood behind the bargaining team and that was the difference,” explained IAM Grand Lodge Representative Ralph Martin. The 27 newest members of IAM Local Lodge 2332 ratified their first collective agreement with Superior Nissan, Superior Custom Detailing and Superior Used Cars, over the weekend by an

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Empire Living ratifies new agreement

Thursday March 23, 2017 For Immediate Release North Bay, ON – The members of IAM Local Lodge 1295 have ratified a new collective agreement with Empire Living. The four-year agreement provides wage increases of 2 per cent in each year. Other highlights include: Improved life insurance coverage Increased vacation days Increased sick days “Negotiations committee members Suzanne Hamilton and Debbie Proulx were instrumental in ensuring that their members concerns were

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Norfolk County Firefighters ratify new agreement

Thursday March 23, 2017   For Immediate Release   Simcoe, ON – Volunteer Firefighters in Norfolk County – members of IAM Local Lodge 103, have ratified a new four-year collective agreement. “This was a difficult round of bargaining that required conciliation to achieve a tentative agreement,” explained IAM District Lodge 78 Directing Business Representative. Besides a modest monetary increase, the agreement also produced a premium increases for trainers/facilitators and improvement

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IAM- Schmoltz-Bickenbach ink five-year deal

Thursday March 23, 2017 For Immediate Release Mississauga, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 1922 have ratified a new collective agreement with Schmoltz-Bickenbach Canada. The five-year agreement provides wage increases of 1.75 per cent in each of the first two years and 1.5 per cent in years three, four and five respectively. Other agreement highlights include: Substantial benefits improvements Improved overtime language “The negotiation committee of Daniel Robinson and

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IAM ratifies new agreement with GKN Sinter Metals

Thursday March 23, 2017 For Immediate Release St. Thomas, ON – GKN Sinter Metals has ratified a new collective agreement with members of IAM Local Lodge 1975. The new three-year agreement provides wage increases of 1 per cent in the first year, 2 per cent in the second year and 3 per cent in the third year. Other agreement highlights include: Improved benefits Improved pension contributions Improved job posting language

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Strike Looms at Superior Nissan!

Tuesday March 7, 2017   For Immediate Release   Sault Ste. Marie, ON – Picket lines may go up outside Superior Nissan, Superior Custom Detailing and Superior Used Cars on March 20th and it may not stop there. “The employer and their legal counsel have been uncooperative in negotiations thus far,” explained Ralph Martin, Grand Lodge Representative for the International Association of Machinists – IAM. “We have a 100 per

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