Workers Training Workers

Is there a better way? The concept for training union members is just that “workers training workers. As a shop steward who trained you, who taught you the collective agreement, who showed you how to fill out a grievance form or how to fulfill your role as a union officer. The answer of course is another union member. As adults and for the most part out of school, where do

Machinists Expand with Auto Dealers in the Soo!

Thursday November 27, 2008 For Immediate Release Sault Ste. Marie, ON – Office staff and shuttle car drivers employed by Maitland Motors Limited are the newest members of IAMAW Local Lodge 2332. “I credit the efforts of Grand Lodge Representative Pat Murphy and the members of the Local Lodge Executive with the addition of these nine people to our membership,” explained IAMAW District 78 Organizer Scott Jackson. “When you consider

Ottawa Swissport Workers Join The Machinists!

Thursday November 20, 2008 For Immediate Release Ottawa, ON – Following the lead of their co-workers in Hamilton, Swissport employees at Ottawa McDonald Cartier International Airport have joined the IAMAW. The 28 newest members of IAMAW Local Lodge 2413 include passenger agents, lead passenger agents, ramp agents and lead ramp agents who provide aircraft handling services for United Airlines and United Express. “We have been working with these people for

Votre épargne-retraite est-elle vraiment protégée?

Alors que nous sommes témoins d’une débandade financière mondiale et que les cours boursiers fluctuent sans retenue de jour en jour, une question que nous avons tous en tête est la suivante : « Quelles en seront les répercussions sur les caisses de retraite et autres sources d’épargne-retraite? » Si je souscris un régime de retraite, ce dernier sera-t-il affecté par la chute des marchés boursiers? Qu’arrive-t-il à mes fonds

How safe are your retirement savings?

As we watch the global financial meltdown and the wild daily gyrations of the stock market, a common question is “what will the effect on pension plans and other retirement savings?”. If I am in a pension plan, will the stock market decline affect my pension? What is happening to the money in my RRSP, or other savings? Should I be moving my money? Will it affect my retirement? The

Machinists sign first agreement with Dylatech! (Latest News from CMS)

Mississauga, ON – Members of IAMAW Local Lodge 1922 have ratified their first collective agreement with Dylatech Incorporated. The agreement provides three incremental wage increases in the first year of $ .20/hour, $ .30/hour, and $ .30/hour respectively. The second year has three incremental wage increases of $ .20/hour for a total of $1.40/hour over the life of the agreement. The current average wage is $11.00/hour. Other agreement highlights include :

Machinist Care Workers Sign First Agreement!

Thursday October 30, 2008 For Immediate Release Toronto, ON – Members of IAMAW Local Lodge 1295 employed by the Ukrainian Canadian Care Centre have ratified their first collective agreement. The three-year agreement provides wage increases of 2.25 per cent in the first year and 2.5 per cent in each of the remaining two years. Some workers will also receive wage adjustments to equalize pay scales. Other agreement highlights include : *

Machinists sign new deal with TTC

Thursday October 30, 2008 For Immediate Release Toronto, ON – Members of IAMAW Local Lodge 235 have ratified a new collective agreement with the Toronto Transit Commission. The three-year agreement provides wage increases of 3 per cent in each year. Other agreement highlights include : * Improved medical and dental benefits * Skilled trades premium increased from $ .10/hour to $ .35/hour The 45 members perform maintenance servicing on TTC streetcars

Metler Toledo signs new agreement with Machinists!

Monday October 27, 2008 For Immediate Release Montréal, QC – Members of IAMAW Local Lodge 2727 weighed their options and decided to ratify a new collective agreement with Metler Toledo by an 85 per cent margin. The new four-year agreement provides wage increases of 2.25 per cent retroactive to January 1, 2008, 2.25 per cent in the second year, and 2 per cent in third and fourth year respectively. “This

Machinists Ink New Deal with Robco!

Thursday October 16, 2008 For Immediate Release Lachine, QC – Members of IAMAW Local Lodge 1660 have ratified a new five-year collective agreement with Robco Incorporated. The new agreement which is retroactive to February 1, 2008 provides wage increases of 3 per cent in each year. Other agreement highlights include : Grievance procedure improvements Meal allocation increases from $10.30/hour to $14.50/hour over the life of the agreement Team premium improved by