News Releases

Workers at VCI Composites join IAM

Monday January 14, 2019   For Immediate Release   Saint-Lin-Laurentides, QC – Sixty workers at VCI Composites are the newest members of IAM Local Lodge 1758. “These workers had their own independent association and approached us to sign a service contract in 2017 in order to service their collective agreement with the employer,” explained IAM District Lodge 11 Directing Business Representative Pierre Grenier. “That service agreement has now expired and

Aerotek workers the latest to join IAM ranks!

Monday January 14, 2019   For Immediate Release   Montréal, QC – 220 workers from Aerotek have become the newest members of the IAM Local Lodge 1660. These employees which include electricians, assemblers and other trades are subcontractors inside all of Bombardier Aerospace & Airbus facilities in the greater Montreal area. “We are the largest union within Bombardier and Airbus. The workers from Aerotek saw the benefits of joining our

IAM begins the New Year with organizing win at ATS!

Monday January 11, 2019   For Immediate Release   Montréal, QC – The IAM has started off the New Year on the right note with yet another organizing victory at Airport Terminal Services – ATS. “We are definitely carrying on with the momentum from last year when our organizing efforts grew the membership by ten per cent,” explained IAM Canadian General Vice President Stan Pickthall. “I congratulate our IAM Transportation

Machinists ratify new agreement with Epiroc Canada

Tuesday January 8, 2019 For Immediate Release   North Bay, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 2412 have ratified a new collective agreement with Epiroc Canada, formerly Atlas Copco. The three-year agreement provides wage increases totaling $1.65 per hour over the life of the agreement. Other agreement highlights include: Increase in pension to 12 per cent of earnings Shift and lead-hand premium increases Payout for unused sick days Enhanced

Threat of strike action brings employer back to the table!

Thursday January 3, 2019 For Immediate Release Ottawa, ON – The threat of strike action Christmas Day by members of IAM Local Lodge 2413 has encouraged Innotech Aviation to return to the bargaining table. “Our members made it quite clear the employer’s final offer was an insult and they would strike to back their demands for better wages,” said IAM Transportation District Lodge 140 General Chairperson Mike Corrado. “The employer

Machinists have that first contract magic at ATS again!

Friday November 30, 2018 For Immediate Release   Calgary, AB – The IAM has followed up its first contract success with ATS in Edmonton with a similar first agreement with ATS Passenger Service Agents in Calgary. “The membership has to take all of the credit for this agreement,” said IAM Transportation District Lodge 140 General Chairperson Keith Aiken. “They knew what they wanted, they knew what they had to do

Machinists ratify new agreement with SKF

Wednesday November 28, 2018 For Immediate Release   Toronto, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 901 have ratified a new collective agreement with SKF Canada. The three year agreement provides wage increases of $ .50 per hour in each year of the agreement. Other agreement highlights include: A $2 an hour increase to the defined benefit pension plan in the first year of the agreement. Increased benefits Increased boot

Two strike mandates produced mediated settlement at Seaspan

Thursday November 22, 2018   For Immediate Release   Vancouver, BC – It took two strike mandates and two agreement rejections but members of IAM Local Lodge 692 have ratified the five-union poly-party contract agreement with Seaspan Vancouver Shipyards. “This employer wanted to remove seniority provisions of our current collective agreement,” explained IAM District Lodge 250 Directing Business Representative Walter Gerlach. “We have dispatch rights in the shipyards and the

Machinists ratify first contract with Cambridge Shelter

Thursday November 15, 2018   For Immediate release   Cambridge, ON – The members of IAM Local Lodge 103 have ratified their first collective agreement with Cambridge Shelter Corporation. “They fought us hard getting unionized earlier this year and again during negotiations, this was a long and tough battle,” said IAM Grand Lodge Organizer Scott Jackson. “The members and the negotiations committee of Joyann Robbins, Eric Johnson and Dean Hislop

IAM organizes another dealership in the steel city!

Tuesday November 13, 2018   For Immediate Release   Sault Ste. Marie, ON – The IAM has organized another auto dealership in the Steel City. In a Ministry of Labour authorized vote, workers at NorthSide Toyota voted to join the IAM. The IAM now represents workers at six auto dealerships in Sault Ste. Marie. “The workers here saw how we represented their counterparts at the other dealerships,” explained IAM Grand