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2017 IAM Photo Contest is here!

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.

Strike Averted at Vancouver International with New Agreement

Sunday November 27, 2016

For Immediate Release


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.

Weekend Strike Notice for Vancouver Swissport

Wednesday November 23, 2016

For Immediate Release


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.

Hobart Agreement provides significant increase to starting wage

Wednesday November 16, 2016


For Immediate Release


Owen Sound, ON – A significant increase in the starting wage rate and to RRSP contributions highlight a new collective agreement for the members of IAM Local Lodge 386 with Hobart Canada.

“The starting wage rate goes up immediately by $4.50 per hour, “explained IAM Grand Lodge Representative Ralph Martin. Other agreement highlights include:

Garneau sent wrong signals to Workers – Again!

Friday November 4, 2016


For Immediate Release


Toronto, ON – “Once again the federal Transport Minister has sent the wrong signals to air transport workers in this country,” explained IAM Canadian General Vice President Stan Pickthall.

Machinists file “Unfair Labour Practice” against Air Canada

Friday October 14, 2016

For Immediate Release


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.

Machinists Ink New Deal with Compass Canada (Stratford)

Thursday October 13, 2016


For Immediate Release


Stratford, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 103 have ratified a new collective agreement with Compass Canada (Stratford) Ltd.

The three-year agreement provides wage increases of 2 per cent in the first year and 2.4 per cent in the second and third year respectively. Other agreement highlights include:

  • Improved bereavement leave
  • Improved Overtime language
  • Increased safety footwear allowance


Face to face in Montreal — the members meet their GVP

Montreal site visit

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.


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