The Great Pension Debate: Getting Close to the End

HAUT For several years now, there has been an ongoing debate in Canada on how to deal with our two-headed pension “crisis” – the potential and actual loss of pensions and retirement savings as the result of weak markets and low interest rates – and the fact that a large (and growing) number of Canadians face a serious drop in their standard of living in retirement.  The second issue can

Rapport du Congrès de la FIOM, Mexico City - par Carlos Da Costa

Congrès 2010 de l’ITF La jeunesse et les changements climatiques dominent l’ordre du jour Par Carlos DaCosta, coordonnateur des lignes aériennes pour l’AIMTA Mexico – Récemment, des membres de l’AIMTA figuraient parmi les plus de 1376 participants provenant de 112 pays et représentant 368 syndicats au 43e congrès de la Fédération internationale des transports. L’ITF est une fédération syndicale mondiale qui compte 760 syndicats affiliés et 4,69 millions de membres

Report from the ITF Congress, Mexico City - by Carlos Da Costa

ITF Congress 2010 – Mexico City Recently the IAMAW attended the ITF 43rd congress in Mexico City, an event which is held every 4 years. Some 1376 participants from 368 unions from 112 countries attended the event, which began on 5 August and which determines the policies of the ITF – a global union federation with 760 affiliated trade unions with 4.69 million members in 154 countries – for the

The Long Gun registry - A Question of Health and Safety

Letter to IAMAW members Re:Gun Registry Brothers and Sisters, As you may or may not be aware a Private Members bill has been launched in the Federal Government to delete the gun registry. The registry was created in 1995 and launched in 1998. For the most part this registry was created as a resolve for the tragic deaths that occurred in 1989 at École Polytechnique in Montréal. This has been

Legal Content Sites (downloading movies)

HAUT While there are many websites where consumers can legally view streamed content, there are many illegal downloading/streaming sites. The Motion Picture Association of America and the Canadian Motion Picture Distributors Association have provided a list of sites where you can download/stream movies, TV shows and music. Share/PartagezFacebookTwitterPrintemail

Machinists Ratify with TBH!

Toronto, ON – Machinist members employed at TBH (Toronto Baggage Handling) have ratified a new collective agreement. “The members have ratified a 23-month agreement and the alternative after a year of often intense negotiations was strike action,” said IAMAW District 140 Organizer Ian Morland. “I can’t say enough about the hard work and commitment by Shop Steward Adam Skitch and Zaid Hamdam of the bargaining committee to achieve this agreement.”

World March of Women: We've reached the breaking point (French only)

The World March of Women demands a reduction in the disparity between rich and poor and creating better economic justice. We support access to a minimum wage of $ 10.69 per hour, and we demand the end of categorisation to help perpetuate social prejudice against people by calling them “deserving” and “undeserving” and used to justify keeping some people in extreme poverty. Read more about the World March of Women

Our Governments Failing to Promote Canadian Aerospace!

Montréal, QC – Members of The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers will take to the streets of Montréal at 11:30 am this morning to protest the lack of support for Canada’s aerospace industry by federal and provincial governments. The focal point of the protest will be the Mexico Now aerospace symposium at the Marriot Hotel in Dorval, sponsored by the Mexican government. “This symposium is a clear example

Kraft Foods signs four-year deal with Machinists!

For Immediate Release Toronto, On – Members of IAMAW Local Lodge 235 have ratified a new four-year collective agreement with Kraft Foods. The agreement provides a wage increase of 3.1 per cent including benefits in each year of the agreement. “The biggest gain in this agreement comes in the short term disability benefit,” explained IAMAW District Lodge 78 Directing Business Representative Gary Hynes. “Weekly Indemnity was calculated at 66 and