Political Action

Canada’s Aviation Industry Requires Action Now!

For almost the entire year of 2020, the IAM has been lobbying the Federal Government for assistance directed toward the aviation sector. IAM members and their families are urged to support our ongoing efforts by signing onto the Federal NDP’s petition: https://www.ndp.ca/aviation. 2020 has been a year like no other – that is something on which we all can agree. And the Air Transportation and Aviation sector has been impacted

Workers and workers’ rights still under attack in Alberta

By Derek Ferguson, GLR Political Action Bill 47 – The most recent attack on worker’s rights by the Jason Kenney Alberta UCP government misleadingly is named the “Ensuring Safety and Cutting Red Tape Act”. The so-called “Red Tape” contained in the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHS Act) and the Workers’ Compensation Act. This will harm Alberta’s workers rather than ensure their safety. Kenny’s Bill 47 guts the OHS legislation:

Machinists Union Will Partner with Biden-Harris Administration to Heal Country, Bring Our Jobs Home!

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2020 – Robert Martinez Jr., International President of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), released the following statement regarding the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as the next president and vice president of the United States: “The American people have spoken, and democracy has prevailed. Our union and our nation are moving forward with Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to do the

BC Voters Show Confidence in NDP

Even though it could take some time before the nearly half a million mail in ballots are counted, voters in BC appear to have elected a majority NDP government for the first time since 1996. Premier elect John Horgan and the NDP are projected to win in 55 of B.C.’s 87 ridings, compared to 29 for the Liberals and three for the Green Party. Heavily involved in the NDP’s resurgence in Richmond, including moderating

Virtual Lobby - Sign up now!

Get involved, and once again the IAM can have the largest delegation on Lobby Day Hi all During the week of November 2 to 6, the CLC is scheduling virtual meetings with our Members of Parliament. Sign up for lobby days to get started! Sign up for Action Week   Tell your friends to sign up for lobby days! The CLC is asking the government to include a plan that

BC - GET OUT AND VOTE!

British Columbia General Elections Saturday, 24 October, 2020 With election day only days away, polls are showing the support for the NDP remains strong among all demographics and regions. “There continues to be little appetite for change in this election,” said Ipsos vice-president Kyle Braid. John Horgan is leading by a wide margin on the question of who is best to lead the province, with 45 percent of respondents saying

Government Actions Must Focus on Workers!

With over two million jobs lost to the pandemic, the IAMAW calls for a government strategy that will replace those jobs with better ones. The IAMAW calls on government actions to help workers in all sectors recover from the economic lockdown, particularly workers in the airline, and aerospace industries. Many sectors across Canada face the prospect of a long recovery. Government actions to support these industries must focus first and

Crisis in Air transport and Aerospace - The federal government must not underestimate what is happening

Montreal, September 30th, 2020- Air transport and Aerospace are among the sectors most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In Canada, tens of thousands of jobs and the survival of many businesses are at stake. The crisis that is simultaneously hitting these two sectors deserves the attention of a parliamentary committee “A perfect storm is hitting both industries,” says David Chartrand, Quebec coordinator of the Machinists’ Union. For several months now,