News Releases

IAM Local Lodge 1542 and Arnprior Aerospace ratify collective agreement

Tuesday 02 July, 2019 For Immediate Release Arnprior, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 1542 have ratified a new five-year collective agreement with Arnprior Aerospace. “Labour costs for the next five years are a key component to Arnprior Aerospace establishing a competitive position in the global marketplace and this agreement provides that for the employer while giving our members wage security,” explained IAM Local Lodge 1542 President Murray Quattrocchi.

Keewatin Pilots Happy with New Contract – Ratify with 84%

Tuesday 02 July, 2019 For Immediate Release Pilots at Keewatin Air have ratified a new contract with the employer. The vote saw an 84% support from the members of IAM Local Lodge224 in Winnipeg, MB. The 50 pilots who joined the IAM in January 2014, have now grown to sixty-eight. A slew of improvements to the Collective Bargaining Agreement include, a shorter bonding period, increased mileage remuneration, added clothing allowances

IAM breaks new ground – organizes car salespeople in B.C.

Thursday June 27, 2019 For Immediate Release   Richmond, BC – For the first time in British Columbia, automotive sales people have been unionized. The IAM has broken new ground by organizing auto dealership sales people at Open Road Lexus of Richmond, they are the newest members of IAM Local Lodge 1857. “If we are to grow this union, sometimes you have to think outside of the box and this

IAM – Sunwing deal a gem!

Wednesday June 26, 2019   For Immediate Release   Toronto, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 2413 have ratified their first collective agreement with Sunwing and it sets the standard for the industry. “We went into these negotiations knowing Sunwing has had a high attrition rate for Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineers for the past decade,” explained IAM Transportation District Lodge 140 General Chairperson Dave Freeman. “We told the company

The Bombardier CRJ – end of an era!

Tuesday June 26, 2019 For Immediate Release   Montréal, QC – Montréal-based Bombardier Inc. has signed a deal to sell its CRJ regional jet program to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Limited for $550 million US. The deal stipulates that the Japanese manufacturer take over the maintenance, support, refurbishment, marketing and sales activities for the je3ts, including services and support facilities in Montréal, Toronto, Bridgeport, West Virginia and Tucson, Arizona. “It’s the

IAM ratifies first agreement with Airbus!

Monday June 17, 2019 For Immediate Release   Montréal, QC – Members of IAM Local Lodge 712 have ratified their first collective agreement with Airbus (C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership). “Airbus now has labour peace for the next five years and now has the tools to be in a better position to sell the A220,” explained IAM Québec coordinator David Chartrand. The membership ratified the new agreement by a margin

Machinists ink new deal with Lancaster Technologies

Monday June 17, 2019   For Immediate Release   Fort Erie, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 103 have ratified a new collective agreement with Lancaster Technologies. The multi-year agreement provides wage increases of $1.65 per hour over the life of the agreement. Other agreement highlights include: Inclusion of part-time employees into the bargaining unit Increased pension contributions Inclusion of part-time employees into the pension plan Increased vision care

Machinists ink new deal with Ludachris Hats

Monday June 17, 2019   For Immediate Release   Mount Forest, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 1975 have ratified a new collective agreement with Ludachris Hats. The three-year agreement provides wage increases of 2 per cent in the first year and 1.25 per cent in each of the second and third years respectively. Other agreement highlights include: Improved vacation language Improved contract language The 10 members manufacture baseball-style

IAM ratifies new agreement with Crowne Plaza Hotel

Monday June 17, 2019   For Immediate Release   Toronto, ON – The members of IAM Local Lodge 1295 have ratified a new collective agreement with the Crowne Plaza Hotel. The four-year deal provides wage increases of 2.5 per cent in the first and second year and 3 per cent in the third and fourth year. Other agreement highlights include: Increased pension contributions Increased show shoe allowance Increased midnight shift

NUPGE Staff Reps join IAM

Friday June 14, 2019   For Immediate Release   Toronto, ON – Staff Representatives from the National Union of Public and General Employees have joined the IAM. The ten representatives provide support and coordination for NUPGE members unions in Ontario such as OPSEU and Canadian Union of Brewery and General Workers Local 325. “Many of these groups operated as a staff associations and wanted the resources and expertise of the