News Releases

“No blank cheques” - Clear message from Jagmeet Singh on Support for Aviation

27 November, 2020 For immediate release Toronto, ON – “Air Canada and other providers must be mandated to keep jobs in Canada! That includes all service jobs, maintenance and manufacturing. Let’s keep our Aviation industry Canadian!” That was today’s message from IAM Canadian General Vice-President Stan Pickthall, who participated in a press conference today with NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, NDP Labour Critic Scott Duvall and four other unions, speaking about

Numbers work out well as workers vote overwhelmingly to join the IAM

When Cyr filed for certification at the BC Labour Relations Board, it was for 22 people. The employer wanted to add more classifications to increase the number of voters – a standard technique intended to dilute the support of the IAM. Cyr agreed to the higher number and filed a new request for 38 workers. When the vote finally occurred, a large majority voted IAM.

New Contract at Magellan Aerospace

Monday, 19 October, 2020 For immediate release Mississauga, ON – IAM Local 717T members employed by Magellan Aerospace ratified a new three-year agreement over the weekend. IAM members are meeting the challenge of representing members during the difficult period of the COVID-19 pandemic. “The bargaining committee understood the priorities of our members, they worked together and worked hard. While negotiating via unfamiliar platforms, such as Zoom, their efforts made it

Overwhelming Support for New Contract at Thorncliffe Place Retirement Home

19 October, 2020 For immediate release Nepean, ON – IAM Local 1295 working for Thorncliffe Place Retirement Home voted overwhelming to accept a new multi-year deal. The ratification vote was held late last week. “This contract has many language improvements that better fits members’ needs such as shift bidding, layoff and recall language and recall rights,” said Jim Snider, Business Representative for IAM District 78. “The Bargaining Committee worked through

IAM Local 901 negotiates and ratifies new contract despite pandemic

IAM Local 901 members at HMFT (Howard Marten Fluid Technologies, formerly Howard Marten Company Limited) ratified a collective agreement this past Friday. In addition to wage increases, the members we united in ensuring all technicians were aligned into the same classification. Furthermore, the members will receive an increased boot allowance, shift premiums, and enhanced severance benefits in the Collective Agreement. “Time and time again, our members have shown us they

Layoffs in the aerospace industry - A second wave of layoffs is emerging

October 14th, 2020 – The fact that companies such as Pratt and Whitney and Airbus are planning layoffs is a new indicator of the severity of the current crisis in air transport and the aerospace sector. “It’s always frustrating to hear that workers are going to lose their jobs, but it’s even more so when you consider that the federal government could have taken action to prevent this from happening,”

Contract ratified despite pandemic challenges - IAM Local 692 Finning BC

07 October, 2020 For immediate release Surrey, B.C. – More than 700 members of IAM Local 692 working for Finning across British Columbia and the Yukon voted in the second round of the contract ratification and accepted a new collective agreement. The three-year deal brought a wage increase of 1% per year over the first two years and 2% in the final year. A workshare program was initiated by the