Machinists Ratify Five-Year Deal with L-3 MAS Canada!

Montréal, QC – The members of IAM Local Lodge 712 have ratified a new 5-year collective agreement with L-3 MAS Canada Inc. The new agreement will provide wage increases of 2 per cent in a forfeiter amount in the first year, 2 per cent in the second and third year, 2.25 per cent in the fourth year and 2.5 per cent in the fifth year. Other agreement highlights include : •

Machinists Disappointed in Arbitrator’s Final Offer Selection!

Toronto, ON – “To say that we’re disappointed in the arbitrator’s award would be an understatement,” said a dejected IAM District Lodge 140 President Chuck Atkinson. He was reacting to the decision handed down Sunday by Mr Michel Picher in the final offer selection arbitration conducted in accordance with Bill C-33, the process legislated by the federal government in the Protecting Air Service Act. The arbitrator’s selection of Air Canada’s

Machinists Strike Novelis!

Kingston, ON – Members of IAM Local 54 walked off the job at midnight Sunday and set up picket lines outside the Novelis plant. “The membership exercised their legal right to reject a tentative agreement presented June 16, 2012 in Kingston Ontario,” said IAM Grand Lodge Representative Bill Shipman. The 47 members consist of provincially certified millwrights and electricians. In 2008 the membership settled for a three-year agreement with no

Machinists Ratify New Deal with Strongco!

Edmonton, AB – Members of IAM Local Lodge 1722 have ratified a new collective agreement with Strongco Corporation by a margin of 97 per cent. The three-year agreement provides wage increases in the first year of 9 per cent for service personnel and 11 per cent for parts personnel, 6 per cent in the second year for both groups and 4 per cent in the third year for both groups.

Machinists Ratify New Agreement with Univar Canada!

Toronto, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 1922 have ratified a new collective agreement with Univar Canada Limited. The three-year agreement provides wage increases of 2.5 per cent in each year of the agreement. Other agreement highlights include : • A $1,200.00 lump sum payment upon ratification • Enhanced bereavement language • A no-deductible prescription drug benefit card • Increased safety boot allowance “This agreement would not have been possible

Machinists Urge Opposition Parties to walk out on Bill C-38 Vote!

Toronto, ON – “I’m calling on all opposition MPs to walk out of the house and not participate in the voting on Bill C-38,” said IAM Canadian General Vice President Dave Ritchie. Bill C-38, the ‘Jobs Growth and Long Term Prosperity Act’, or budget implementation bill, contains not just budget measures but numerous significant amendments to legislation affecting everything from environmental assessments to pensions. “Mr Harper may have the majority

The new IAM Canadian Journal and APP

      Tuesday June 12, 2012 To all IAM Members in Canada RE: The new IAM Canadian Journal and APP   Dear Sisters and Brothers,  Good things take time and in the case of the new IAM Canada Journal app, I believe that phrase applies.  I am pleased to announce that the new IAM Canada Journal app is available for your viewing on your iPAD or Android tablet With

IAM Kicks off Arbitration Process for Garda Screeners at Pearson!

Toronto, ON – The IAM presented five termination grievances on behalf of Garda airport screeners at arbitration hearings held June 11, 2012. This is the first time the IAM has presented grievances on behalf of Pearson Airport security screeners since taking over as their official representatives in March of this year. Since March 14, 2012, the IAM took over 250 unresolved grievances from the CAWU dating as far back as

Pride 2012

  It has been nearly 35 years since the first ever Rainbow, or Pride, Flag was raised as a symbol of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Two-spirited and Queer (LGBTQ) pride, liberation and diversity. The flag was created to commemorate Harvey Milk, an LGBTQ activist from San Francisco, USA who was assassinated. It first debuted in the San Francisco Gay and Lesbian Freedom Day Parade and has since been adopted as