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Machinists make their views known in Ottawa

Ottawa, ON – There is a growing awareness of the IAM in Ottawa political circles. In Mid –April, 70 Machinist members took part in a mass political lobby of MP’s conducted by the Canadian Labour Congress. Our members lobbied all three parties on the need to raise the Canada Pension Plan contributions, stop the Trans Pacific Partnership and stop the import of asbestos into Canada.

Sage Parts Contract Pushes $15/hour Entry Rate at Pearson

Tuesday May 10, 2016


For Immediate Release


Toronto, ON – The fight for a $15/hour minimum wage at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport has gained momentum with the ratification of a new three-year collective agreement for the newest members of IAM District Lodge 140 employed at Sage Parts Canada.

Machinists Ratify with Smarte Carte Canada

Friday May 6, 2016


For Immediate Release


Toronto, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 2413 have ratified a new collective agreement with Smarte Carte Canada.

The three-year agreement provides wage increases of 3 per cent in each year. Other agreement highlights include:

  • Any of the unused personal days from each year will be paid out to each employee on the first day which comes following the anniversary of the contract
  • Smarte Carte drivers will receive an annual safety boots allowance of $125.00


IAM Membership Steps up in a time of Need!

Friday May 6, 2016


For Immediate Release


Fort McMurray, AB – “The response to this disaster by our membership has been simply amazing,” explained IAM Local Lodge 99 Business Representative Ryan Ermet.

Waiting is the hardest part!

Toronto, ON – A province-wide state of emergency exists in Alberta as fires continue to burn out of control in Fort McMurray. In excess of 88,000 residents have been evacuated from that city after 1600 homes were destroyed and more than 10,000 hectares consumed.

Bill C -10 must be changed

Ottawa, ON – An IAM delegation to the Federal Standing Committee on Transport revealed flaws in Bill C-10 – The Air Canada Public Participation Act – and asked the committee to send it back to House of Commons with recommendations that would ensure the survival and growth of the aircraft maintenance, repair and 0verhaul (MRO) industry.

Delta Order Great for Our Membership Great for the Canadian Aerospace Industry

Thursday April 28, 2016


For Immediate Release


Toronto, ON – “This is great news for our IAM membership at Bombardier and indeed for the Canadian aerospace industry as a whole,” said a pleased IAM Canadian General Vice President Dave Ritchie.

Ritchie was reacting to the announcement this morning that Bombardier confirmed its biggest order so far for its C Series airliner: an order from U.S. giant Delta Airlines for up to 125 jets.


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