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 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 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

Concessions Increased in Sault Dealership Lockout!

For Immediate Release Sault Ste. Marie, ON – Concession demands have increased in the latest offer from the three auto dealerships who have locked out members of IAMAW Local Lodge 2332 on December 21, 2009. “If anything the attitude of the employer has become worse with time,” said a disgusted Rob Thompson IAMAW Directing Business Representative. “Now they want to reduce the pension contribution for the lowest paid employees by

The 2010 Federal Budget: Canadian Labour Congress Analysis

The 2010 Federal Budget: Canadian Labour Congress Analysis< 1. Summary The Budget contains no big surprises but is still a big disappointment. Despite the fact that unemployment is and will remain very high, economic stimulus measures effectively end after this year. A few very small new investments in jobs and skills will be made, but they do not amount to even the beginnings of a strategy to build a new

IAMAW – IWD Statement 2010

Women around the globe would do well to mark Monday, March 8, 2010, International Women’s Day as a day not just for reflection but of Action. Women have worked hard to be recognized and to have their voices heard. There are those that say we have equality and Women’s issues no longer exist. Its true women make up 50% of the workforce in Canada. Along with this new statistic comes

Machinists Ink New Deal with Bombardier

North Bay, ON – Members of IAMAW Local Lodge 2412 have a new three-year collective agreement with Bombardier Aerospace. The new agreement provides for wages increase of 2 per cent in the first year, 2.25 per cent in the second year and 2.5 per cent in the third year. The current average wage rate is $29.40 per hour. Other agreement highlights include : • Won a 26 week Short Term Disability

AVIVA: The value of one, the power of many

HAUT Aviva Traders Canada The value of one. The power of many. IAMAW Group Home & Auto Insurance Program. Discover the difference & start saving today! Take full advantage of your union’s exclusive access to discounted rates for both your home and auto insurance needs. Why choose the Group? In addition to preferred group rates, IAMAW has access to the following products and services: Group buying power with additional discounts

Air Canada Refuses to Fly the Extra Mile to Save Jobs!

Over 1,000 Aircraft Mechanics to be laid Off in April! For Immediate Release Toronto, ON – “Over one thousand highly skilled aircraft mechanics at Air Canada will be laid off this April and the company doesn’t give a damn,” says a disgusted Fred Hospes, IAMAW District 140 Regional Assistant Directing General Chairperson –Western Region. “The Machinists have been negotiating layoff mitigation decisions with the company for months now and they

Women’s Equality Lagging in Canada – Machinists Tell UN!

For Immediate Release Toronto, ON – Canada’s performance in achieving women’s equality is lagging badly according to a report by Labour and women’s groups. The report, “Reality Check Women in Canada and the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action Fifteen Years On, A Canadian Civil Society Response”, will be distributed at the Beijing plus 15 meeting held at the United Nations in New York, March 1-12, 2010. “Five years ago,