Machinists sign extension with SKF Bearings!

Thursday May 14, 2009 For Immediate Release Toronto, ON – Members of IAMAW Local Lodge 901 have signed a one year extension to their collective agreement with SKF Bearings Canada. “In these economic times, a one year extension was something the membership could live with,” said IAMAW District 78 Business Representative Paul Mitchell. The one year extension provides members with a $750.00 signing bonus. The agreement was ratified by a

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New Members at Transfreight as Machinists Expand Again!

Thursday April 30, 2009 For Immediate Release Woodstock, ON – A drastic pay cut created a need for a collective agreement and the workers at Transfreight Logistics turned to the IAMAW for help. “The employer used the recession as an excuse to cut the wages of each employee here by $1.50/hour,” explained IAMAW District 78 Organizer Scott Jackson. “If the wages were cut once the workers feared the employer would

Machinists Push for National Pension Insurance Plan!

Friday April 17, 2009 For Immediate Release Winnipeg, MB – The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers again called on the federal government to introduce a National Pension Insurance Plan. Speaking to the Department of Finance Consultation Hearings on private pension plan reform, IAMAW Research Director Louis Erlichman said, “Canada needs a national pension insurance program to protect workers from the effects of corporate pension irresponsibility.” Winnipeg was the

Wasaya Airways workers join Machinists!

Thursday April 16, 2009 For Immediate Release Thunder Bay, ON – Workers of Wasaya Airways at Thunder Bay International Airport are the newest members of the IAMAW. The 15 members of IAMAW Local Lodge 714 comprise of Ramp agents, Passenger service agents, Cargo agents and Ground Equipment Maintenance personnel. “When these workers realized that management didn’t object to the pilots forming an association, they were quick to seek out the

Servisair tables Illegal offer to Machinist’s!

Thursday April 2, 2009 For Immediate Release Halifax, NS – Servisair tabled an illegal offer to the members of IAMAW Local Lodge 2797 the day before they were locked out. “Servisair’s best and final offer tabled March 31, 2009 included a two year wage freeze for employees currently making $9.00 an hour,” said IAMAW District 140 General Chairperson Ken Russell. “The province of Nova Scotia will introduce two increases to