Killings at Sea an Outrage

  31 mai 2010 – The ITUC condemns the killing of as many as 19 persons in a boat convoy headed for Gaza today, and the wounding of many more, as an outrage. A full, open and independent enquiry is needed to establish the precise details of what took place when Israeli soldiers boarded vessels in the convoy, which was organised to bring supplies to Gaza. Those responsible for violations

Take action on SMS

HAUT Why would Transport Canada introduce a process without ICAO’s regulatory oversight requirement and allow industry to manage safety, and risk the lives of passengers flying on Canadian aircraft without a second layer of oversight. To date Transport Canada has had second thoughts about introducing SMS into the business aviation sector in Canada, citing many excuses for their decision. One of the answers from the IAMAW has been to document

Harmonisation mondiale et le SIMDUT

Rapport du Centre de santé et sécurité des travailleurs et travailleuses Ce rapport fait suite à une demande d’information sur le Système général harmonisé de classification et d’étiquetage des produits chimiques (SGH) et son impact sur le Système d’information sur les matières dangereuses utilisées au travail (SIMDUT) en place.Qu’est-ce que le SGH? Le SGH est une initiative internationale de normalisation de la catégorisation des risques et de communication mondiale. Le

Global Harmonization and WHMIS

A report from the workers health & safety centerThis report is in response to an information request about the Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) and its impact on our current Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS).   What is GHS?GHS is an international initiative to standardize chemical hazard classification and communication globally.  WHMIS is our national hazard communication system.  According to the Office of WHMIS,

CUPE 2745 goes on Hungry for Fairness strike

HAUT Members of CUPE 2745, the Education Support Staff in New Brunswick, began a five-day hunger strike on Monday, May 24 to bring attention to the lack of fairness and respect they receive from their employer. CUPE 2745 represents nearly 3,300 members who are educational and clerical support staff in New Brunswick schools and School District offices for the Department of Education. Our membership includes Teacher Assistants, School Secretaries/Clerical, Library

Toyota Canada Workers Seek Representation with IAM!

Cambridge, On – Team Members at Toyota assembly plants in Cambridge and Woodstock have asked the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers for union representation. “The inside organizing committee have been canvassing workers for the past several months and they have received numerous requests for a return of the IAM,” said IAM District 140 Organizer Ian Morland. The IAM attempted to organize the two plants in a drive from

Pattison Agreement Attracts New Members to Machinists!

Vancouver, B.C. – The quick resolution to negotiations and the contents of the new collective agreement with Jim Pattison Toyota Downtown has resulted in three new members for the Machinists! “The fact that we settled negotiations within three days of bargaining and were able to improve wages and benefits prompted three non-bargaining unit employees to approach the union for membership,” said IAMAW District Lodge 250 Business Representative Walter Gerlach. “More

Machinists Narrowly Accept Richmond Honda Deal!

Richmond, B.C. – A mediated settlement between Richmond Honda and IAMAW Local Lodge 1857 was narrowly accepted by a 65 per cent margin. The three-year agreement provides wage increases of 1.5 per cent, 1.25 per cent and 1.5 per cent in the first, second and third years respectively. The only significant highlight of the agreement was the addition of another sick day. “The membership wasn’t enthusiastic with the mediated settlement

Abousfian Abdelrazik: Put the pressure on! Break the silence!

HAUT Project Fly Home invites you to join us over the next six months as we wage an intense campaign focused on three specific demands, which we hope will help move us towards the abolition of the 1267 List and challenge the racist national security agenda as a whole. If this campaign is successful, Mr. Abdelrazik will be able to mark this upcoming one-year of his return with his fundamental

More OPT Workers join The Machinists!

Winchester, On – Employees at Ontario Patient Transfer’s newest base in Winchester, south of Ottawa, have joined the IAMAW. They join members of IAMAW Local Lodge 1295 employed at OPT’s head office in Hamilton. “Lack of any benefits and hours of work were the biggest concerns for these workers,” explained IAMAW District Lodge 78 Organizer Scott Jackson. The 20 ambulance attendants provide non-emergency ambulatory patient transfers from Winchester to Ottawa