News Releases

Pensions key ingredient in Superior ratification

Thursday November 16, 2017 For Immediate Release   Sault Ste. Marie, ON – Significant pension increases were a key ingredient in the ratification of a new collective agreement by members of IAM Local Lodge 2332 employed by Superior Chrysler Dodge. The three-year collective agreement provides wage increases of 2 per cent retroactive to August of 2017 and first minimum wage increases as per Ontario legislation guaranteed with top-ups of 2

Machinists ratify new deal with Maitland Motors

Thursday November 16, 2017 For Immediate Release Sault Ste. Marie, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 2332 have ratified a new collective agreement with Maitland Motors. The three-year agreement provides wage increases of 2 per cent annually retroactive to July 2017 and the first minimum wage increases as per Ontario legislation  guaranteed with top ups of 2 per cent on anniversary dates. Other agreement highlights include: Pension increased to

Machinists ratify new agreement with Safran Electronics

Wednesday November 15, 2017 For Immediate Release   Peterborough, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 905 have ratified a collective agreement with Safran Electronics and Defense Canada. The three-year agreement provides wage increases of 1 per cent in the first year, 1.25 percent in the second year and 1.5 per cent in the third year. Other agreement highlights include: Improved safety boot allowance Improved vision care benefits The 17

Employer efforts backfire in organizing victory for IAM

Wednesday November 8, 2017 For Immediate Release Maple Ridge, BC – Efforts by the management of Innovative Parts and Solutions to stop an organizing drive by the IAM has backfired. “One hour prior to the vote, the employer promised a wage increase and assured no one would be terminated if they voted no,” explained IAM District Lodge 250 Business Representative Al Cyr. “I made a point of advising the employees

Airbus-Bombardier and guaranteed jobs until 2041

Tuesday October 17, 2017 For Immediate Release   Montréal, QC – “The finest aircraft to be have been developed in the past 30 years is now affiliated with a major global aircraft manufacturer,” said IAM Québec Coordinator David Chartrand. He was reacting to news late yesterday that Bombardier had sold a majority stake in its C-Series passenger jet program to European aerospace giant Airbus for no cost. “A major player

IAM Aerospace Workers Reply to the Judgement of the U.S. Department of Commerce

For immediate release Montreal, October 16th, 2017 Judgement of the U.S. Department of Commerce: Aerospace workers reply Montreal – Following the imposition of a countervailing duty of 220% and an anti-dumping duty of 79.82% by the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Machinists Union (IAMAW) has replied by launching a communications campaign aimed at raising awareness and mobilizing the general public. “We are facing measures that are dangerous for the stability

IAM ratifies new deal with Seymour!

Wednesday October 11, 2017 For Immediate Release   North Bay, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 2412 have ratified a new collective agreement with Seymour Windows Ltd. “The most significant part of this agreement is that management can no longer do bargaining unit work,” said IAM Grand Lodge Representative Ralph Martin. “Until now, management was free to do bargaining unit work and would not offer bargaining unit members overtime

Anti-dumping duty of 79, 82 % against the C-series

U.S. Department of Commerce attacks our aerospace industry again! Friday October 6, 2017 For Immediate Release Montreal, QC – The Machinists ‘ Union (IAM) is not surprised by the decision of the United States Department of Commerce (DCEU), which is simply put a copy and paste of last week. “This decision makes me say again that the dice are loaded on this issue,” deplores the Machinist Union’s Quebec coordinator, David

IAM wins voluntary recognition for Pearson baggage handlers!

Wednesday October 4, 2017 For Immediate Release Toronto, ON – The IAM has been given voluntary certification recognition of 26 baggage handlers at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. These workers will become the newest members of IAM Local lodge 2323. “The owner of TBH – Toronto Baggage Handling – responded to a request for proposal from the Greater Toronto Airport Authority (GTAA) to provide service involving reject baggage at Pearson,” explained IAM

Machinists ink new deal with Mettler Toledo

Monday October 2, 2017 For Immediate Release Toronto, ON – Members if IAM Local Lodge 235 have ratified a new collective agreement with Mettler Toledo. The three-year agreement provides a lump sum signing bonus as well as wage increases of 1.5 per cent in the first year retroactive to December 3, 2016, 2.25 per cent in the second year and 2 per cent in the third year. Other agreement highlights