Political Action

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

The way forward in Québec

The IAM and five other unions have joined forces on a public awareness campaign to show their members (and voters) the way forward in the next Québec elections. Approximately 1,600 placards were distributed in the Taschereau constituency in the Quebec City area, Pointe-aux-Trembles in the Montreal area, Roberval in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, and Saint-Jérôme in the Laurentians. The union coalition installed large signs on utility poles with the message, “It’s the same

Latest poll shows NDP in first with Liberal collapse!

Toronto, ON – The latest Forum Research poll shows support for Kathleen Wynne’s ruling Liberal party collapsing, placing the NDP rather than the Tories in the best position to form a majority government in two weeks’ time. The poll of 906 randomly selected Ontario voters has determined that 47 per cent of decided or leaning respondents now support the NDP compared to 33 per cent for the Progressive Conservative party

International Workers Day pushes for better access to Pearson!

Mississauga, ON – Better access to Pearson International Airport through public transportation was the theme of this year’s International Workers Day and Festival at the nation’s largest airport. The Toronto Airport Workers Council, including members of the IAM, circulated a petition to Metrolinx, asking the public transportation organization to discount transit fares for airport workers, stressing the need for reliable 24/7 public transportation, to and from Toronto’s single largest employer.