News Releases

IAM breaks new ground in transportation with organizing win

Montréal, QC – The IAM has broken new ground in the transportation sector in Canada by organizing its first trucking firm. More than 120 workers employed by Transport Laberge are the newest members of IAM Local Lodge 869 and IAM District Lodge 11. “This was a six month campaign that initially concentrated on their operations in Montréal,” explained IAM District Lodge 11 Business Representative Luc Frigon. “But once workers at

Spectrum Healthcare members ratify first agreement!

Wednesday October 10, 2018   For Immediate Release   Toronto, ON – The members of IAM Local Lodge 1231 employed by Spectrum Healthcare have ratified their first collective agreement. “Due to the size of this group and the nature of their work we conducted a mail-in ballot and the response has been a 92 per cent acceptance of their first agreement,” explained IAM Grand Lodge Representative Ralph Martin. The five-year

Machinists ratify agreement with UTAS

Wednesday October 3, 2018   For Immediate Release   Montréal, QC – Members of IAM Local Lodge 712 have ratified a new collective agreement with UTAS. The three-year agreement provides wage increases of 2.25 per cent in year one and 2.25 per cent in year two and 2.5 per cent in year three. Other agreement highlights include: In recognition of seniority, workers with more than 12 months service receive a

Toronto Airport Security Screeners ratify new agreement

Thursday September 27, 2018   For Immediate Release   Toronto, ON – IAM airport security screeners at Toronto’s Pearson and Billy Bishop Airports have a new collective agreement. The 2,300 screeners, members of IAM Local Lodge 2921, employed by Garda Canada, ratified the new three-year agreement Wednesday. The new agreement provides wage increases consisting of a $2,000.00 lump sum payment for full-time employees and a $1,000.00 lump sum payment for

Machinists ratify with Maitland Ford Lincoln

Friday September 21, 2018 For Immediate Release Sault Ste. Marie, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 2332 have ratified a new collective agreement with Maitland Ford Lincoln Sales. The four-year agreement provides wage increases of 1 per cent in the first year and 2.5 per cent in years two, three and four respectively. Other agreement highlights include: Signing bonus of $1,000.00 for journeymen and $500.00 for all others Pension

Machinists ink new deal with Prouse Motors

Tuesday September 18, 2018   For immediate release   Sault Ste. Marie, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 2332 have ratified a new collective agreement with Prouse Motors. The four-year agreement provides wage increases of 1 per cent in the first year and 2.5 per cent in years two, three and four respectively. The agreement also provides a $1,000.00 signing bonus for journeymen and $500.00 for all others. Other

IAM Canada grows again!

Tuesday August 28, 2018 For immediate release   Edmonton, AB – Fifty Business Representatives and office staff from United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 401 are the newest members of the IAM. “IAM District Lodge 14 Directing Business Representative Kevin Clark and myself, held several meetings with both the staff and the Business Representatives before they decided to join us,” explained IAM Grand Lodge Representative and Organizer Scott Jackson.

The next government will have to act for the survival of our Aerospace Industry

For Immediate Release (Montreal, August 21th, 2018) – With Election 2018 just around the corner, the Machinists Union wishes to send a clear message to the political parties. During the next campaign, the future of our Aerospace Industry will have to be addressed. The aviation community is currently experiencing its third golden age since the jet era and we’re in a great position to ensure Quebec society, as a whole, benefits from

AJW Technique workers overwhelmingly ratify contract in Montreal

13 August, 2018 For immediate release Montréal, QC – 150 members from IAM Local Lodge 2309 in Montreal overwhelmingly ratified a tentative agreement after eight long months of negotiation. “It wasn’t a regular bargaining session with the employer,” said Michel Richer, Grand Lodge Representative, who was present throughout the negotiations. “The employer was squarely against any improvements to the contract, and they made it quite obvious.” “The LL2309 Bargaining Committee

Screeners reject contract offer from Garda, strike vote not yet served

For immediate release 9 August, 2018 Toronto, ON – Pre-Board Screening officers at Toronto’s Pearson and Billy Bishop airports have rejected Garda’s final offer regarding negotiations. “The employees have rejected this unacceptable offer and have authorized the Machinists Union to take strike action” said General Chairperson Barry Barnett. “We have not served strike notice at this time, and, accordingly, we will continue to serve the flying public with our usual