News Releases

The C-Series limited partnership is now official

Friday June 8, 2018   For immediate release   Montréal, QC – The arrival of Airbus in the C-Series limited partnership will come into effect officially on July 1, 2018. “The separation between the activities of SCACS and Bombardier was already in place at Mirabel, so things are following their course,” explained IAM Québec coordinator David Chartrand. “This chapter is now behind and we have a better idea of what

Machinists ratify new deal with Novelis

Wednesday June 6, 2018   For Immediate Release   Kingston, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 54 have ratified a new collective agreement with Novelis Inc. The three-year agreement provides wage increases of 2.5 per cent in the first and second year respectively and 3 per cent in the third year. Other agreement highlights include; Increased shift change premiums Meal voucher provided if employee works overtime for a period

Need for respect brings passenger agents to IAM

Tuesday May 29, 2018   For Immediate Release   Calgary, AB – “These people had very simple needs, respect in the workplace and someone to give them a voice and they chose the IAM and we’re happy they did,” explains IAM Transportation District Lodge 140 General Chairperson Keith Aiken. Two weeks ago, the Canadian Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) ordered a representational vote for the passenger service agents working for ATS

Persistence at Labour Board nets IAM new members!

Monday May 28, 2018   For Immediate release Cambridge, ON – “When the employer continues to throw up road blocks, organizing can become a long frustrating process but you have to persist and never give up,” explains IAM Grand Lodge Organizer Scott Jackson. “IAM District 78 Business Representative Kim Vallier and I applied for certification in May of 2017 for a group of workers at Cambridge Shelter Corporation and the

Machinists welcome new C-Series order by Air Baltic

Monday May 28, 2018 For Immediate Release   Montréal, QC – AirBaltic Corporation AS’s firm purchase of 30 CS300 aircraft with options and rights to purchase 30 additional aircraft of the same type is good news for the job security of our workers and a demonstration of the strength of program. “This is positive for the security of aerospace jobs in Quebec,” says IAM Québec Coordinator David Chartrand. “AirBaltic was

Contract flip nets IAM new contract and new members!

Wednesday May 23, 2018 For Immediate Release   Toronto, ON – The IAM has turned the tables on the latest contract flip at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport by securing voluntary certification, a new collective agreement, and new members. Contract flipping is common practice at Pearson allowed by the Greater Toronto Airport Authority (GTAA) which normally means job loss for some of the affected workers, reduced wages and benefits for others.

Machinists ratify new deal with Kromet International

Friday May 18, 2018   For Immediate release   Cambridge, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 2707 have ratified a new collective agreement with Kromet International. The three-year agreement provides wage improvements, pension improvements, shift premium improvements and benefit improvements amounting to three per cent in each year. Other agreement highlights include shift language improvements, increased safety glass allowance, increased safety boot allowance and improved agreement language addressing grievance

Machinists ratify new deal with Garda Access Control

Thursday May 17, 2018   For Immediate Release   Toronto, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 2413 have ratified a new collective agreement with Garda Access Control. “The members told us they have never been given a signing bonus before, they’re extremely happy,” said IAM Transportation District Lodge 140 General Chairperson Talwinder Rayat. The agreement was accepted by a margin of 94 per cent. “We moved through the negotiations

Winnipeg Airport latest Swissport victory for IAM

Thursday May 10, 2018   For Immediate release   Winnipeg, MB – Swissport ramp agents at Winnipeg International Airport are the newest members of IAM Local Lodge 714. “These workers approached us and asked what they needed to do to become IAM members,” explained IAM Grand Lodge Representative Tony Didoshak. “With the assistance of IAM Transportation District Lodge 140 General Chairperson Richard Vezina and IAM Local Lodge 714 president Bob

Montréal Machinists expand again!

Friday May 4, 2018   For Immediate release   Montréal, QC – The IAM’s footprint in the Montréal aerospace cluster has expanded again. All 75 workers at Tékalia Aéronautik are the newest members of IAM Local Lodge 712. “We are pleased to welcome these new members to the big family of Machinists,” said IAM Local Lodge 712 President Yvon Paiement. “Improving work arrangements is teamwork, we look forward to working