News Releases

Machinists sign first agreement with Bombardier Tube!

Friday February 6, 2009 For Immediate Release Montréal, QC – The newest members of IAMAW Local Lodge 1758 have ratified their first collective agreement with Bombardier Tube Centre. “The biggest challenge facing the negotiating committee was establishing a wage scale that would satisfy the membership,” explained IAMAW District 11 Business Representative Claude Boisvert. “The committee did an outstanding job considering they had no negotiation experience. More than two thirds of

Half-hearted Budget Doesn’t Go Far Enough

Georgetti says government must do more to stimulate economy and help innocent victims of recession OTTAWA – The Canadian Labour Congress says that the federal budget doesn’t go far enough to stimulate the economy and put money into the pockets of Canadians who are innocent victims of the economic recession. “We have called repeatedly on the government to fix the Employment Insurance program so that laid-off workers have adequate benefits

Machinists Achieve Five Years of Stability at Messier-Dowty!

Monday January 26, 2009 For Immediate Release St. Laurent, QC – Both the workers and the company are viewed as winners in the latest contract agreement signed by the members of IAMAW Local Lodge 1758 and Messier-Dowty. “Recognizing the current global economic situation, I feel we were able to negotiate a contract that will ensure the financial stability of our members and the company for the next five years,” explained

Machinists have new deal with ABB Lachine!

Tuesday January 6, 2009 For Immediate Release Montréal, QC – Members of IAMAW Local Lodge 1660 employed by Asea Brown Boveri (ABB) Incorporated of Lachine, Québec, have a new collective agreement. The three-year deal provides for wage increases of 3 per cent in each year. Other agreement highlights include : •A signing bonus upon ratification of the agreement •New classification of Fitter •Creation of a summer schedule •Three sickness days paid

Ontario Patient Transfer Workers Join Machinists!

Monday January 5, 2009 For Immediate Release Hamilton, ON – Ontario Patient Transfer workers in Hamilton-Wentworth Region are the newest members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. The one hundred new members of IAMAW District Lodge 78 provide non-emergency ambulatory patient transfers from Hamilton to Toronto in the east and as far west as Niagara Falls. “Most of the credit for this organizing victory goes to Apprentice

Laura White Ends Historic Term!

Toronto, ON – The first female president in the 116 year history of IAMAW Local Lodge 235 is stepping down. Laura White has come full circle as a member of the IAMAW, serving in a variety of roles on numerous committees before taking on the responsibilities of president three years ago. “She has always risen to the task of representing and empowering women in our union,” said IAMAW District 78

Machinists Expand with Auto Dealers in the Soo!

Thursday November 27, 2008 For Immediate Release Sault Ste. Marie, ON – Office staff and shuttle car drivers employed by Maitland Motors Limited are the newest members of IAMAW Local Lodge 2332. “I credit the efforts of Grand Lodge Representative Pat Murphy and the members of the Local Lodge Executive with the addition of these nine people to our membership,” explained IAMAW District 78 Organizer Scott Jackson. “When you consider

Ottawa Swissport Workers Join The Machinists!

Thursday November 20, 2008 For Immediate Release Ottawa, ON – Following the lead of their co-workers in Hamilton, Swissport employees at Ottawa McDonald Cartier International Airport have joined the IAMAW. The 28 newest members of IAMAW Local Lodge 2413 include passenger agents, lead passenger agents, ramp agents and lead ramp agents who provide aircraft handling services for United Airlines and United Express. “We have been working with these people for

Machinists sign first agreement with Dylatech! (Latest News from CMS)

Mississauga, ON – Members of IAMAW Local Lodge 1922 have ratified their first collective agreement with Dylatech Incorporated. The agreement provides three incremental wage increases in the first year of $ .20/hour, $ .30/hour, and $ .30/hour respectively. The second year has three incremental wage increases of $ .20/hour for a total of $1.40/hour over the life of the agreement. The current average wage is $11.00/hour. Other agreement highlights include :

Machinist Care Workers Sign First Agreement!

Thursday October 30, 2008 For Immediate Release Toronto, ON – Members of IAMAW Local Lodge 1295 employed by the Ukrainian Canadian Care Centre have ratified their first collective agreement. The three-year agreement provides wage increases of 2.25 per cent in the first year and 2.5 per cent in each of the remaining two years. Some workers will also receive wage adjustments to equalize pay scales. Other agreement highlights include : *