News Releases

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 $

Maintenance retention key to new deal at Keewatin Air

Tuesday May 7, 2019 For Immediate Release Winnipeg, MB – A Letter of Understanding regarding the Maintenance Retention program was the key to ratifying a new collective agreement between IAM Local Lodge 2247 and Keewatin Air LP. “Keeping qualified people on staff can be difficult in this competitive environment and this Letter of Understanding reflects that,” explained IAM District Lodge 181Directing Business Representative Glenn Tomchak. “This along with a healthy

Machinists ratify new agreement with Innotech Aviation

Friday May 3, 2019   For Immediate Release Ottawa, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 2413 have ratified a new three – year collective agreement with Innotech Aviation but it wasn’t without some soul searching by the membership. “This group of employees pushed the envelope and were very close to striking over their employer’s entry level wage approach,” explained IAM Transportation District Lodge 140 General Chairperson Mike Corrado. “In

Machinists sign gem of a deal with Geo-Tech Industries

Tuesday May 30, 2019   For Immediate Release   Crofton, B.C. – Members of IAM Local Lodge 456 have ratified a new collective agreement with Geo-Tech Industries Inc. “Our members are extremely happy with this agreement and it reflects the value of their expertise,” explained IAM District Lodge 250 Business Representative John Humphrey. The three-year agreement provides wage increases of 5 per cent in the first year, and 3 per

Machinists ratify new deal with Revco Worldwide

Wednesday April 3, 2019   For Immediate Release   Toronto, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 235 have ratified a new collective agreement with Revco Worldwide. The three-year agreement provides wage increases of 2 per cent in each year. Other agreement highlights include: Increased IAM Pension Plan contributions Introduction of a $250 reimbursement health account for massage, physiotherapy or chiropractic care Increased eye glass and eye exams benefits “I