News Releases

Machinists ratify first agreement with Tékalia Aéronautik

Wednesday May 15, 2019   For Immediate Release   Montréal, QC – Members of IAM Local Lodge 712 have ratified their first collective agreement with Tékalia Aéronautik. “Having union recognition and a first collective agreement is in itself a very important step forward in a newly-unionized workplace,” explain IAM District Lodge 11 Business Representative Luc Morasse. “With this contract, the workers have built a solid foundation on which to build

Contract flip at Pearson brings new members back to the IAM

Wednesday May 15, 2019   For Immediate Release   Toronto, ON – A contract flip to Menzies Aviation at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport to provide above and below the wing services to Sunwing Airlines has brought more than 260 new members back to the IAM. The IAM holds the legal representational rights as established and recognized by the Canadian Industrial Relations Board or CIRB. “The IAM Local 2413 proudly represented

Machinists ratify new agreement with H&H Manufacturing

Tuesday May 7, 2019 For Immediate Release   Burlington, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 103 have ratified a new collective agreement with H & H Manufacturing. The three-year agreement provides wage increases averaging 2.08 per cent in the first year, 2.04 per cent in the second year and 1.99 per cent in the third year depending on classification. Other agreement highlights include: IAM Pension plan increases of $

Maintenance retention key to new deal at Keewatin Air

Tuesday May 7, 2019 For Immediate Release Winnipeg, MB – A Letter of Understanding regarding the Maintenance Retention program was the key to ratifying a new collective agreement between IAM Local Lodge 2247 and Keewatin Air LP. “Keeping qualified people on staff can be difficult in this competitive environment and this Letter of Understanding reflects that,” explained IAM District Lodge 181Directing Business Representative Glenn Tomchak. “This along with a healthy

Machinists ratify new agreement with Innotech Aviation

Friday May 3, 2019   For Immediate Release Ottawa, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 2413 have ratified a new three – year collective agreement with Innotech Aviation but it wasn’t without some soul searching by the membership. “This group of employees pushed the envelope and were very close to striking over their employer’s entry level wage approach,” explained IAM Transportation District Lodge 140 General Chairperson Mike Corrado. “In

Machinists sign gem of a deal with Geo-Tech Industries

Tuesday May 30, 2019   For Immediate Release   Crofton, B.C. – Members of IAM Local Lodge 456 have ratified a new collective agreement with Geo-Tech Industries Inc. “Our members are extremely happy with this agreement and it reflects the value of their expertise,” explained IAM District Lodge 250 Business Representative John Humphrey. The three-year agreement provides wage increases of 5 per cent in the first year, and 3 per

Machinists ratify new deal with Revco Worldwide

Wednesday April 3, 2019   For Immediate Release   Toronto, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 235 have ratified a new collective agreement with Revco Worldwide. The three-year agreement provides wage increases of 2 per cent in each year. Other agreement highlights include: Increased IAM Pension Plan contributions Introduction of a $250 reimbursement health account for massage, physiotherapy or chiropractic care Increased eye glass and eye exams benefits “I

Machinists ratify new deal with Brown Bros. Ford

Tuesday April 2, 2019 For Immediate Release   Vancouver, BC – Members of IAM Automotive Lodge 1857 have ratified a new collective agreement with Brown Bros. Ford. “One of our specific issues was getting rate lifts for our service technicians” explained IAM District Lodge 250 Directing Business Representative Gerlach. “There is a growing difficulty in retaining qualified auto service technicians in the Metropolitan Vancouver area, this rate lift addresses that

IAM expands Health Care membership again!

Monday March 25, 2019 For Immediate Release Brampton, ON – Workers at Peel Cheshire Homes in Brampton are the newest members of IAM District Lodge 78 and Local Lodge 1295. “These workers are all excited and looking forward to the IAM making some positive changes to their workplace,” explained IAM District Lodge 78 Organizer Rootisha Rampat. The 25 members are personal support and outreach workers that help people with disabilities

IAM opposes Calgary Airport plans to privatize de-icing facilities

Saturday March 23, 2019 For Immediate Release Calgary, AB – The IAM is adamantly opposed to plans by the Calgary Airport Authority to legislate a single operator to deice all departing aircraft at the Calgary International Airport. This essentially is privatizing de-icing services at the airport and could result in the loss of hundreds of jobs. “The plan is to put the service out to tender and the winning bid