Les Machinistes ratifient une nouvelle entente avec GKN Sinter Metals!

St. Thomas, ON – Les membres de la section locale 1975 de l’AIMTA ont ratifié une nouvelle convention collective d’une durée de trois ans avec GKN Sinter Metals. L’entente d’une durée de trois ans prévoit des augmentations de salaire annuelles de 2 %. Actuellement, le salaire moyen s’établit à 22,51 $ l’heure. Voici d’autres points saillants de l’entente : • Majoration de l’allocation pour l’achat de bottes de protection de

Machinists Ratify New Deal with GKN Sinter Metals!

St. Thomas, ON – Members of IAMAW Local Lodge 1975 have ratified a new three-year collective agreement with GKN Sinter Metals. The three year agreement provides wage increases of 2 per cent in each year. The current average wage rate is $22.51 per hour. Other agreement highlights include : • Safety boot allowance increased by $5.00 in each year of the agreement • Paid up Life insurance benefits increase by $500.00

FiliMat Signs new Three-year Deal!

Mississauga, ON – Members of IAMAW Local Lodge 1922 have ratified a new collective agreement with Filimat Inc. The new agreement provides for wage increases of 1.5 percent in the first year and 2 per cent in the second and third year. Other agreement highlights include : • Increased Life Insurance coverage • Increased Accidental Death and Dismemberment coverage • Safety Boot increase • Pension plan contribution increases in 2nd and

Machinists avoid strike at B.A. Banknote!

Ottawa, ON – Production of Canadian currency will continue uninterrupted following the ratification of a new collective agreement by members of IAMAW Local Lodge 412. The thirteen members who oversee maintenance of printing equipment for the production of Canadian and foreign national currencies and security papers for B.A. Banknote International, were in a legal strike position. The three-year agreement provides for wage increases of 2 per cent in each of

Ministry Vote Produces Rejection of Final Offer!

For Immediate Release Sault Ste. Marie, ON – A supervised Ministry of Labour vote Wednesday has failed to resolve a bitter lockout between members of IAMAW Local Lodge 2332 and three automotive dealerships. “Our members at two of the dealerships, Superior Dodge Chrysler and Highland Ford, rejected the final offer by a wide margin,” explained IAMAW Business Representative Rob Thompson. Members at the third dealership, Prouse Motors, accepted the offer

Dealerships try to divide Union with latest offer!

Sault Ste. Marie, ON – The latest contract offer from the three auto dealerships involved in a lengthy lockout with members of IAMAW Local Lodge 2332, is a blatant attempt to divide the union. “Management is lying when it says its latest offer contained no concessions,” explained a frustrated IAMAW Business Representative Rob Thompson. “They have claimed to have offered a three percent wage increase but that’s only for mechanics.

LL 2413 Celebrates 40 years with Machinists!

  This week marked the 40th anniversary of IAMAW Local Lodge 2413. It began life with 55 members on March 10, 1970 and now boasts in excess of 700 dues-paying members in the aviation and transportation sectors. In honour of the 40th anniversary, several of the charter members were invited back to the lodge to receive certificates of appreciation. The founding fathers of IAMAW Local Lodge 2413 (L) John McQuhae

Sign the Safe Skies petition

HAUT New – Sign the Petiton In recent years, Transport Canada has been quietly transferring oversight responsibility and the burden of liability to companies and workers in the aviation industry. This shift has played out while implementing Safety Management Systems (SMS). Link to Safeskies.ca Share/PartagezFacebookTwitterPrintemail

Sid Ryan to Ontario employers: Kill a worker, go to jail

(TORONTO) – Workplace safety may have taken a huge step forward with the use of a Criminal Code of Canada provision against a Sault Ste. Marie company, says OFL president Sid Ryan. Millennium Crane Rentals Ltd. will appear in court this week on charges of criminal negligence causing death following a fatal accident last spring, according to an article published yesterday at www.lawtimesnews.com. The charges are as a result of

Urgent Action Needed to Save Canadian Aviation Maintenance Industry!

For Immediate Release Toronto, ON – The recent announcement by Air Canada/AVEOS of the layoff of more than one thousand aircraft maintenance mechanics is the latest indication that Canada is in danger of losing its place in this growing global industry. “If we don’t do something right now, these jobs and this industry aren’t coming back,” declared IAMAW Canadian General Vice-President Dave Ritchie. The IAMAW is calling for an immediate