News Releases

Contract flip nets IAM voluntary recognition and new members!

Tuesday April 17, 2018   For Immediate Release   Toronto, ON – Normally a contract flip at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport means job loss for workers and membership loss for the union that represents them. But the loss of a portion of the work performed by TGAS to the new service provider AAS Canada Inc. has produced new IAM members and a new collective agreement. “We told the new employer

Machinists ratify new agreement with Anago Resources

Monday April 9, 2018 For Immediate Release London, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 1975 have ratified a new collective agreement with Anago Resources. The 18-month agreement provides wage increases of 2 per cent for day shift personnel, 3 per cent for relief and part time personnel and lump sum payments for night shift, cooks, cleaners and maintenance personnel. Other agreement highlights include: Relief and Part time personnel receive

Machinists ratify new deal with Days Inn London

Wednesday April 4, 2018   For Immediate Release London, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 1295 have ratified a new collective agreement with Days Inn. The three-year deal provides wage increases each year and improved contract language. Other improvements include: Health care benefits improved through reduced co-pay Vacation pay will now be paid on a separate cheque Members will receive increased IAM Pension contributions from the employer in the

Machinists expand membership in B.C. auto sector

Tuesday March 27, 2018   For Immediate Release   Victoria, B.C. – IAM District Lodge 250 has expanded its automotive membership with an organizing victory at BMW Victoria, part of the Gain Auto Group. “This employer ran a very significant anti-union campaign and these workers refused to swallow it,” explained IAM District Lodge 250 Directing Business Representative Walter Gerlach. “I admire these people for standing up for change in their

Privatizing CATSA not the answer!

Thursday March 22, 2018 For Immediate Release Toronto, ON – The federal government is seriously considering a plan to privatize the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) as well as imposing new service standards to eliminate lineups at airport security. “This is simply wrong,” explains IAM Canadian General Vice President Stan Pickthall. “Why hand the service over to a private service provider when all you have to do is give

Montréal Sky Café drivers join IAM

Wednesday March 21, 2018 For Immediate Release   Montréal, QC – “I must admit, this was the fastest organizing campaign I have been involved in,” explained a pleased IAM Transportation District Lodge 140 Organizer Sam Jabbar. “From start to finish, it took four hours to convince these workers to join the IAM and sign cards.” “What began as merely an information meeting quickly became more involved and the more Sam

Machinists ratify new deal with Wasaya Airways

Tuesday March 20, 2018 For Immediate Release   Thunder Bay, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 714 have ratified a new collective agreement with Wasaya Airways. The three-year agreement provides wage increases of 3 per cent across the board in each year of the agreement and six per cent each year for employees with more than four years of service. Other agreement highlights include: One additional personal day of

Wasaya Flight Attendants ratify new agreement

Tuesday March 20, 2018 For Immediate Release   Thunder Bay, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 714 employed as flight attendants have ratified a new collective agreement with Wasaya Airways. The three-year agreement provides wage increases of 3 per cent in each year for all employees with up to five years of service, and five per cent in each of the agreement for employees with more than five years

Here we grow again in Ontario’s Healthcare Sector

Friday March 16, 2018 For Immediate Release   Toronto, ON – The IAM has expanded its presence in Ontario’s Healthcare Sector with the addition of more than 2,000 new members at Spectrum Healthcare. “The IAM has a strong working relationship with Spectrum Healthcare and will start a series of information meetings with our newest healthcare workers over the next few weeks as we  welcome them into the IAM,” explained IAM

CLC Staff Representatives Join IAM

Wednesday March 7, 2018   For Immediate Release Toronto, On – Members of the Canadian Union of Labour Representatives, employed by the Canadian Labour Congress, are the newest members of the IAM. “We are delighted that the 46 Canadian Labour Congress Staff Representatives have decided to join a progressive international union, the IAM,” said IAM Canadian General Vice President Stan Pickthall. “The IAM prides itself on being a grassroots organization