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Alliance Engineering Works ratify with Machinists

Wednesday September 13, 2017 For Immediate Release Victoria, B.C. – Alliance Engineering Works has a new collective agreement with the members of IAM Local Lodge 456. The three-year agreement provides wage increases of 2.1 per cent in the first year and 2 per cent in the second and third year respectively. The second and third year of the agreement also has Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) protection of 2.5 per

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Strike threat produces deal at Three Point Motors!

Wednesday September 13, 2017 For Immediate release Victoria, BC – The threat of strike action by members of IAM Local Lodge 456 led to a last minute agreement with Three Point Motors in Victoria and Nanaimo, BC. “The company was not willing to pay retroactive wages for this agreement and that was made clear in its last offer,” explained IAM District Lodge 250 Business Representative John Humphrey. “This refusal galvanized

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Aerospace Jobs threatened: Machinists take to the streets to sound the Alarm!

Monday September 11, 2017 For Immediate Release Montréal, QC – Machinist members will be out in full force Wednesday in the streets of Montréal for a rally and march to the US Consulate to protest trade complaints and court action by Boeing Corporation against Bombardier. “The International Association of Machinists (IAM) helped build the infrastructure of the Quebec Aerospace industry, we built it and we will protect it,” explained IAM

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Machinists endorse Singh for NDP Leader

Wednesday September 6, 2017 For Immediate Release Toronto, ON – The IAM is endorsing Jagmeet Singh for leader of the federal New Democratic Party. The decision came after lengthy and passionate debate among IAM Canadian office staff, national staff, District Lodge Directing Business Representatives, Business Representatives and General Chairpersons from across the country who are members of the NDP. “We had a healthy discussion today from all of our staff

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UFCW Clerical ratify new agreement

Thursday August 24, 2017 For Immediate Release Toronto, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 1922, representing clerical workers at UFCW offices in Toronto and Montreal, have ratified a new collective agreement. The three-year agreement, retroactive to April 1, 2017, provides wage increases in each year. Other agreement high lights include: Improved RRSP contributions Improved Health care benefits Reinstatement of contract language for alternate summer work schedules The IAM also

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Machinists ratify first agreement with Kal Tire

Wednesday August 30, 2017  For Immediate Release   Fort Frances, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 1120 have ratified their first collective agreement with Kal Tire. The IAM organized the group in February 2017. “This is a unique situation because there is no central bricks and mortar building, rather these tire technicians go right to the job site – the New Gold Rainy River mine 65 kilometers northwest of

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Boart Longyear ratifies with Machinists

Wednesday August 30, 2017 For Immediate Release North Bay, ON – “It took thirty years but the members of IAM Local Lodge 2412 at Boart Longyear finally have a paid lunch break,” said a pleased IAM Grand Lodge Representative Ralph Martin. “It may sound rather odd, most people take a paid lunch for granted but it was a big win for these members,” added Martin. The paid lunch was just

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IAM Strike at Lakehead Motors is over!

Monday August 21, 2017   For Immediate Release   Thunder Bay, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 1120 are back on the job today ending a 16 day strike following the ratification of a new agreement late Thursday. “We held a special general membership meeting Thursday night to vote on a tentative agreement and it was ratified by a margin of 84 per cent,” said IAM Local Lodge 1120

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Machinists ratify new deal with Dominion Motors

Monday August 21, 2017 For Immediate Release   Thunder Bay, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 1120 have ratified a new collective agreement with Dominion Motors, becoming the fourth dealership in the city to sign a new agreement with the IAM. The three-year agreement provides Mechanics, Body men and Painters under Schedule A classification with wage increases of 2.5 per cent in the first year, 2.5 per cent in

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Machinists ink new deal with Richmond Honda

Monday August 21, 2017 For Immediate Release   Richmond, B.C. – Members of IAM Local Lodge 1857 have a new collective agreement with Richmond Honda. The multi-year agreement was ratified by a 91 per cent margin. The agreement provides wages increases of 2 per cent in first, second and third years respectively and 1.75 in the fourth year. Other agreement highlights include: A $500 lump sum signing bonus A new

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