News Releases

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

Aiken appointed as new IAM Canadian Transportation Coordinator

Wednesday, June 5, 2019   For Immediate release Toronto, ON – IAM Canadian General Vice President Stan Pickthall is pleased to announce the appointment of Keith Aiken as the new IAM Canadian Transportation Coordinator. Aiken replaces Carlos DaCosta who is retiring this summer. “We engaged in a lengthy review process to find a replacement for Carlos,” explained Pickthall. “This is a Toronto-based position, so the successful applicant had to be

IAM Screeners lobby for change to Dispute Resolution

Tuesday May 28, 2019 For Immediate Release Ottawa, ON – Airport Security Screeners from British Columbia and Toronto gathered in Ottawa to lobby for changes to the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) legislation. Across Canada, Screening Officers are subject to an unfair Dispute Resolution Process that is arbitrary and infringes on the most basic of principles in labour relations – the right to appeal and the right of unionized workers

Machinists ratify first agreement with Tékalia Aéronautik

Wednesday May 15, 2019   For Immediate Release   Montréal, QC – Members of IAM Local Lodge 712 have ratified their first collective agreement with Tékalia Aéronautik. “Having union recognition and a first collective agreement is in itself a very important step forward in a newly-unionized workplace,” explain IAM District Lodge 11 Business Representative Luc Morasse. “With this contract, the workers have built a solid foundation on which to build

Contract flip at Pearson brings new members back to the IAM

Wednesday May 15, 2019   For Immediate Release   Toronto, ON – A contract flip to Menzies Aviation at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport to provide above and below the wing services to Sunwing Airlines has brought more than 260 new members back to the IAM. The IAM holds the legal representational rights as established and recognized by the Canadian Industrial Relations Board or CIRB. “The IAM Local 2413 proudly represented

Machinists ratify new agreement with H&H Manufacturing

Tuesday May 7, 2019 For Immediate Release   Burlington, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 103 have ratified a new collective agreement with H & H Manufacturing. The three-year agreement provides wage increases averaging 2.08 per cent in the first year, 2.04 per cent in the second year and 1.99 per cent in the third year depending on classification. Other agreement highlights include: IAM Pension plan increases of $