Air Canada must change the way it Operates!

Friday May 29, 2009 For Immediate Release Toronto, ON – Air Canada’s largest union says the company must change the way it operates if it wants an agreement! That’s the consensus from the three bargaining committees of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers who are meeting with company officials today. “There has to be paradigm shift by the management of Air Canada and the Board of Directors of

New CSA Standard For Steel Storage Rack Safety

IAM SAFE New CSA Standard For Steel Storage Rack Safety Most or all workplaces forget about these tall steel pallet storage racks once they have been erected in their facilities. Do not fall into this category as these structures need to be inspected. Some of these racks can be more than two stories high and hold several hundred kilos of material or equipment. The hazard here is that forklifts and

Nouvelle norme csa visant à assurer la sécurité des étagères de rangement en acier

AIM SÉCURITÉ Nouvelle norme csa visant à assurer la sécurité des étagères de rangement en acier La plupart des milieux de travail, sinon tous les milieux de travail, ne portent plus attention à ces hautes étagères en acier utilisées pour le rangement de palettes une fois qu’elles ont été installées sur place. Pourtant, ces structures doivent être inspectées après leur installation. Certaines de ces étagères s’élèvent à plus de deux

Machinists Ratify New Agreement with Groupe Compass

Friday May 22, 2009 For Immediate Release Montréal, QC – Members of IAMAW Local Lodge 2235 have unanimously ratified a new three-year collective agreement with Groupe Compass (Québec) Ltée. “In spite of the difficult economic times and the serious concessions demanded by the employer including the elimination of mobile holidays and reduced sick leave and vacation, our membership held firm, “ said IAMAW District 11 Business Representative Claude Boisvert. “With

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

sauvons nos emplois canadiens

Bienvenue à Sauvons nos Nous représentons les Canadiens moyens et nous sommes ici pour aider à ramener les emplois canadiens à leur place. Le fait est que nous faisons face aux pires taux de chômage de l’histoire canadienne, et comment les entreprises réagissent-elles ? Délocaliser plus d’emplois. Nous avons créé le Chômage-o-mètre national dans l’espoir d’inspirer les Canadiens et les Canadiennes à appuyer notre cause. Veuillez signer la pétition

Sign the petition to keep jobs in Canada represents the everyday Canadian, and we are here to help bring back Canadian jobs to where they belong. Fact is, we are facing one of the worst unemployment rates in Canadian history, and what are the corporations doing in response? Moving more jobs offshore. We created the National Unemployment Clock in hopes of inspiring Canadians to support our cause. Please sign the petition and spread the word. Every signature

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