Each year IAM members are encouraged to enter their best pictures in the IAM Photography contest, which is open to all IAM members in good standing. Entries should catch IAM members at work in unposed photos. First, Second, Third Place and Honourable Mention photos will win a cash prize and will appear in the 2018 IAM Calendar. Each month of the calendar will feature a winning entry. Two dollars from each calendar sale is donated to Guide Dogs of America, the IAM official charity.
Vancouver, BC – A strike has been averted at Vancouver International after a new agreement has been reached between the IAM and Swissport Canada.
‘We came to an agreement with the employer late Saturday evening with the exception of the Baggage Service Operations wages which will proceed to binding arbitration,” explained IAM Transportation District Lodge 140 General Chairperson Todd Haverstock.
Vancouver, BC – Flights in and out of Vancouver International Airport could be disrupted this weekend after a strike deadline was issued today by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) to Swissport Canada for 1 pm Saturday November 26TH.
The 855 members of IAM Local Lodge 16 are seeking better wages, wage parity, benefits, pensions, and overall fairness to workers.
Toronto, ON – “Air Canada must come clean on the issue of an increased cap on pensionable earnings for our members,” demanded IAM Transportation District 140 President and Directing General Chairperson Fred Hospes.
Montreal, QC – IAM Canadian General Vice President Stan Pickthall is a busy man these days — crossing the country to meet with members, hearing their concerns, and getting a better feel for the pulse of the union. This week it began in Montreal, with site visits to Air Canada, AJ Walters and Lockheed Martin.