Political Action

Machinist Political Activists ramp up as federal by-elections called!

Toronto, ON – Voters in B.C., Quebec and Ontario are heading to the polls early and IAM political activists wasted no time ramping up efforts for these by-elections and the federal election in the fall. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced January 9th that by-elections for the ridings of York-Simcoe in Ontario, Outremont in Québec and Burnaby-South in B.C. will be held February 25th. NDP leader Jagmeet Singh is hoping voters

Canada needs a National Aerospace Strategy Now – IAM Report!

Toronto, ON – Canada needs a national aerospace strategy now, requiring action from both provincial and federal governments according a report compiled by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM). The aerospace industry faces two major challenges, which the IAM outlines as part of its industry report set to be released in the coming weeks. “What seems to have been lost on politicians has been on the IAM’s

Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs)

By Carlos Dacosta IAM Canadian Airline Coordinator Several years ago, the Minister of Transport announced that Transport Canada will be conducting a regulatory review to modernize and improve how they deliver their transportation system that is safe, secure and efficient.  The review includes updating and improving the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) to strengthen safety and better support innovation and economic growth in Canada. The Canada Transportation Act sets out Canada’s National Transportation Policy,

Important federal changes welcome, but more needed says IAM’s Pickthall

02 November, 2018 TORONTO – Pearson Airport’s Terminal One was the scene of important changes to Canada’s Labour Code yesterday. Federal Labour Minister Patty Hajdu announced legislation improving Canada’s labour standards as outlined in Part III of the Labour Code. Stan Pickthall, Canadian General Vice-President said of the changes, “the parts of the Labour Code have been mostly unchanged since they were first enacted in the 1960s. The IAM has

Largest Coordinated day of action in a decade

Toronto, On – Over fifty actions were undertaken in communities across Ontario October 15 in defense of new workers’ rights brought in by Bill 148: Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act. The largest coordinated day of action for Ontario workers in the past decade targeted ridings of Conservative MPP’s after Premier Doug Ford announced his government is considering full repeal of Bill 148, cancelling Ontario’s decent work laws. Ford has made

Urgent - The Fight for $15 and fairness continues!

There will be a massive rally on 15 October, 2018 in Ontario to keep the Doug Ford government to reconsider cutting the $15 minimum wage and decent work laws. There are rallies in Mississauga and Brampton and many others happening across the province. Please take a look at this link to find an event near you:   https://www.15andfairness.org/events (Remember to bring some flags.)   SEND AN EMAIL TO YOUR: https://www.15andfairness.org/email_your_mpp

Francois Legault’s CAQ sweep to power as Anglophones stay home!

Québec City, QC – Coalition Avenir Québec – CAQ – won a majority government Monday night as incumbent Liberals and Partis Québécois faced historic losses in the provincial election. “The election results were disappointing to say the least,” said IAM Québec coordinator David Chartrand. “This was the party who was farthest from our values but democracy has spoken.” The CAQ stormed to a majority thanks to strong support from the

Blaikie introduces private members bill for Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Workers

Ottawa, ON – New Democrat MP Daniel Blaikie presented his new private members’ push to protect the pensions of Canadian Nuclear Laboratories employees — and specifically, to ensure that those workers remain within the public service plan despite the decision by the previous Conservative government to privatize the facility. This affects more than three thousand unionized workers including more than sixty IAM members at facilities in Chalk River, Ontario and Pinawa, Manitoba… Share/PartagezFacebookTwitterPrintemail

The Quebec Election – changing four quarters for a dollar!

Montréal, QC – “Making an informed decision in this election will be difficult for our members,” explained IAM Quèbec Coordinator David Chartrand. “There is little to choose between the front runners.” He believes that significant failures in education, health and social services have tainted the incumbent Liberal government (PLQ) under Premier Phillippe Couillard. However the threats to workers presented by the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) under Francois Legault, leave IAM

The next federal election is the theme of Canadian PAC symposium

Hollywood, MD – The 2019 federal election is the theme of this years’ Canadian Political Action Symposium. For the past several years Canadian IAM political activists gather at the William W Winpisinger Education Centre to strategize, organize and plan the IAM Canada political agenda for the coming months and year. This week 77 IAM Canadian political activists discussed not only the 2019 federal election, but provincial elections this year in