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Canada Pension Plan expansion: What it means to you

By Aurélie Sarrabezolles
IAM Research Director for Canada
 
On June 20, 2016, the Federal Government and the finance ministers of eight provinces agreed to expand the Canada Pension Plan (CPP), starting on January 1, 2019, and to be fully implemented by 2025. The provinces of Quebec and Manitoba did not sign the agreement. 
This article in an overview of the reform. Another article with practical examples will follow.
 
Major Changes 

Political Action - Right Reason, Right People = Respect and Recognition!

Machinists have become a household name amongst Canada’s Parliamentarians in Ottawa. We conducted intense lobbying in three sessions:
The first occurred in April when the Machinists brought the largest delegation to a Canadian Labour Congress Lobby on the Trans Pacific Partnership, the Canada Pension Plan and the health threats posed by asbestos.
 
The results were significant because the government has recently announced improvements to the Canada Pension Plan, it wasn’t what we wanted but it shows we had an impact.
 

Union Drives slowed by Bill Delay

Ottawa, ON – Many Canadian unions have placed their membership drives on hold because a Liberal labour-bill designed to overturn a Conservative law on certification has yet to be passed.

Machinists Expand in the Steel City

Wednesday July 27, 2016
For Immediate Release

Sault Ste. Marie, ON – The International Association of Machinists has added another bargaining unit to its family of auto dealerships in the Steel City.

Political Action Right Reason, Right People = Respect and Recognition!

Machinists have become a household name amongst Canada’s Parliamentarians in Ottawa. We conducted intense lobbying in three sessions:

The first occurred in April when the Machinists brought the largest delegation to a Canadian Labour Congress Lobby on the Trans Pacific Partnership, the Canada Pension Plan and the health threats posed by asbestos.

The results were significant because the government has recently announced improvements to the Canada Pension Plan, it wasn’t what we wanted but it shows we had an impact.

IAM Canada responds to Air Canada heavy maintenance outsourcing of C-Series jet engines

Thursday, 21 July, 2016
For immediate release

TORONTO - Air Canada has committed to sending the heavy maintenance of its C-Series jets, which it will be purchasing from Bombardier, to Columbus, Georgia. Although the company won’t take delivery of the jets until 2019, it is announcing the work won’t be done in Canada.

Strike Avoided at Rolls Royce Canada

Monday July 4, 2016

 

For Immediate Release

 

Lachine, QC – A strike by members of IAM Local Lodge 869 has been avoided at Rolls Royce Canada.

“The membership turned down the last company offer by a healthy margin and we were headed for a strike,” explained IAM Grand Lodge Representative Gerald Tremblay. “I think the threat of a work disruption and the bargaining committee’s determination not to give in went a long way to getting this agreement.”

Machinists ratify new agreement with Siemens Canada Ltd.

Monday July 4, 2016

 

For Immediate Release

 

Lachine, QC - Members of IAM Local Lodge 869 have ratified a new collective agreement with Siemens Canada Limited.

The four-year agreement provides wage increases of 2.25 per cent in each of the first three years and 3 per cent in the fourth year. Other agreement highlights include:

Senate passes Bill C-10. IAM still moves ahead

Senate passes Bill C-10. IAM still moves ahead

Wednesday, 22 June, 2016
For immediate release

OTTAWA – Today, the Senate passed Bill C-10 in third reading, after minimal debate by senators. The bill, an Act to Amend the Air Canada Public Participation Act, was passed after two days of hearings in the Senate Standing committee of Transport and Communications in which IAM representatives, as well as those from Air Canada and the aerospace industry gave testimony.

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