News Releases

Machinists have that first contract magic at ATS again!

Friday November 30, 2018 For Immediate Release   Calgary, AB – The IAM has followed up its first contract success with ATS in Edmonton with a similar first agreement with ATS Passenger Service Agents in Calgary. “The membership has to take all of the credit for this agreement,” said IAM Transportation District Lodge 140 General Chairperson Keith Aiken. “They knew what they wanted, they knew what they had to do

Machinists ratify new agreement with SKF

Wednesday November 28, 2018 For Immediate Release   Toronto, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 901 have ratified a new collective agreement with SKF Canada. The three year agreement provides wage increases of $ .50 per hour in each year of the agreement. Other agreement highlights include: A $2 an hour increase to the defined benefit pension plan in the first year of the agreement. Increased benefits Increased boot

Two strike mandates produced mediated settlement at Seaspan

Thursday November 22, 2018   For Immediate Release   Vancouver, BC – It took two strike mandates and two agreement rejections but members of IAM Local Lodge 692 have ratified the five-union poly-party contract agreement with Seaspan Vancouver Shipyards. “This employer wanted to remove seniority provisions of our current collective agreement,” explained IAM District Lodge 250 Directing Business Representative Walter Gerlach. “We have dispatch rights in the shipyards and the

Machinists ratify first contract with Cambridge Shelter

Thursday November 15, 2018   For Immediate release   Cambridge, ON – The members of IAM Local Lodge 103 have ratified their first collective agreement with Cambridge Shelter Corporation. “They fought us hard getting unionized earlier this year and again during negotiations, this was a long and tough battle,” said IAM Grand Lodge Organizer Scott Jackson. “The members and the negotiations committee of Joyann Robbins, Eric Johnson and Dean Hislop

IAM organizes another dealership in the steel city!

Tuesday November 13, 2018   For Immediate Release   Sault Ste. Marie, ON – The IAM has organized another auto dealership in the Steel City. In a Ministry of Labour authorized vote, workers at NorthSide Toyota voted to join the IAM. The IAM now represents workers at six auto dealerships in Sault Ste. Marie. “The workers here saw how we represented their counterparts at the other dealerships,” explained IAM Grand

Machinists negotiate ground breaking first contract at ATS

Friday November 9, 2018   For Immediate Release   Edmonton, AB – “As first contracts go, this one is a beauty,” said an elated IAM Transportation District Lodge 140 General Chairperson Keith Aiken, referring to the recently endorsed first agreement with Airport Terminal Services (ATS). “Any time you can negotiate significant pay increases in a first contract, you have to be happy,” said Aiken. “This is a solid group and

Machinists ratify new agreement with Ecojustice

Friday November 9, 2018   For Immediate Release   Toronto, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 1922 have ratified a new collective agreement with Ecojustice. The three-year agreement provides wage increases of 2.5 per cent in the first year, and 2 per cent in the second and third year respectively. Other agreement highlights include: Improved benefits package Improved vacation time Improved holidays Improved contract language “I want to express

Machinists ink new deal with Lounsbury Automotive

Tuesday November 6, 2018   For Immediate Release   Miramichi, NB – Members of IAM Local Lodge 2418 have ratified a new collective agreement with Lounsbury Automotive. The three-year agreement provides a one-time wage adjustment of $ .25 per hour in the first year as well as a wage increase of 2 per cent in the first year, a 2 per cent wage increase in the second  year and a

IAM members ratify first agreement with Swissport

Monday November 5, 2018 For Immediate Release   Winnipeg, MB – Members of IAM Local Lodge 714 have ratified their first collective agreement with Swissport. The two-year agreement provides wage increases averaging 2.5 per cent in each year. Other agreement high lights include: sick days for both full and part-time members seniority language now in place Overtime will now be paid beyond regularly scheduled work including days off “Establishing the

IAM ratifies new agreement with Cedarcroft

Friday October 26, 2018 For Immediate Release Stratford, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 103 have ratified a new collective agreement with Cedarcroft Retirement Home in Stratford. “The members were successful in getting an Arbitrator to award several wage adjustments as well as general wage increases,” explained IAM District Lodge 78 Business Representative Kim Valliere. Other agreement highlights include: Improved vision care benefits Improved life insurance benefits Improved nurse-in-charge