Machinists have First Contract with A & R Belley!

For Immediate Release Sherbrooke, QC – Members of IAMAW Local Lodge 922 employed by Belley for the warehouses of both Sherbrooke and Québec location that specializes in integrated packaging solutions, have finally ratified their first collective agreement after a one year negotiation period. Brother Mario Clermont, together with negotiating member René Sinotte says they are proud to have produced a final proposal agreeable to the majority of the workers. The

Machinists search for Alternative Proposal!

Thursday July 2, 2009 For Immediate Release Toronto, On – Members of the IAMAW Air Canada bargaining team will have internal discussions on how best to proceed in the wake of the membership’s rejection of the tentative agreement with the airline. “Once these discussions are complete our bargaining team will meet with the company as soon as possible so we can move forward to a successful conclusion,” said IAMAW District

Machinists Reject Air Canada Tentative Offer!

Wednesday July 1, 2009 For Immediate Release Toronto, On – The IAMAW membership employed by Air Canada has narrowly rejected the tentative agreement that was reached in early June, following a week-long voting process across the country. While Finance and Clerical divisions were overwhelmingly in favour of their collective agreements, the members of Technical Maintenance and Operational Services division – which include heavy and line maintenance mechanics, millwrights, baggage and

Machinists Accept One Deal but Reject the Other!

For Immediate Release Montréal, QC – Members of IAMAW Local Lodge 1660 employed in the workshop of Avery Weigh-Tronix, have narrowly accepted a new one-year collective agreement. Machinists employed at the Avery Weigh Tronix Service Centre in Québec City have rejected the company’s last offer and voted 100 per cent in favour of strike action. The new one-year agreement in Montréal provides for a ten dollar increase in the safety

More Patient Transfer Workers Join Machinists!

Tuesday June 23, 2009 For Immediate Release Sarnia, ON – Employees of Voyageur Patient Transfer Services are the latest workers from the health care sector to join the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. “These people were aware of the growing number of Patient Transfer Workers who have joined the Machinists for better representation, wages and benefits,” said IAMAW District Lodge 78 Organizer Scott Jackson. “There is a great

Rapport annuel des violations des droits syndicaux

76 syndicalistes assassinés en 2008 Préface En ouvrant l’édition de cette année du Rapport annuel des violations des droits syndicaux, vous pourriez penser à l’impact terrifiant de la crise financière et économique mondiale qui a touché en 2008 des millions de travailleurs et de travailleuses aux quatre coins du monde, tant dans les pays industrialisés qu’en développement. La crise met l’accent sur la nécessité de développer une économie mondiale basée

Annual survey of violations of trade union rights 2009

76 trade unionists murdered around the world in 2008 Foreword As you open this year’s Annual Survey of Trade Union Violations, you may be thinking of the terrifying impact of the global financial and economic crisis which hit millions of working women and men around the world in both industrialised and developing countries in 2008. The crisis emphasises the need to develop a global economy based on decent jobs and

Rapport sur l’égalité - par Irene Mathyssen

Par Irene Mathyssen, porte-parole du NPD sur la condition féminine Table ronde sur l’équité salariale Les femmes ont mené une longue lutte acharnée pour avoir droit à une rémunération égale pour un travail de valeur égale. Avec l’adoption du projet de loi C-10 et de la Loi sur l’équité dans la rémunération du secteur public, notre Charte des droits et libertés a été ternie et les nombreuses femmes qui ont

Equality Report - by Irene Mathyssen

by Irene Mathyssen NDP critic for Status of Women Pay Equity Round Table Women have fought long and hard for the right to equal pay for work of equal value. With the passing of C-10 and the Public Sector Equitable Compensation Act our Charter of Human Rights has been tarnished and the many women who have fought long and hard for pay equity have been told loud and clear that

Machinists willing to work with Farley!

Friday June 5, 2009 For Immediate Release Toronto, ON – The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Air Canada’s largest union, says it is willing to work with newly appointed mediator James Farley. Farley, a former Ontario Supreme Court judge who presided over the airline’s court-protected restructuring in 2003 and 2004, has been appointed by Ottawa to help mediate the pension dispute between Air Canada and its unions and