Machinists Ratify First Agreement with Voyageur

Sarnia, On – Members of IAMAW Local Lodge 1295 employed as Medical Attendants by Voyageur Patient Transfer Services are all smiles after ratifying their first collective agreement. “These people joined the Machinists for better representation, wages and respect on the job and I think we delivered that in this first collective agreement,” explained IAMAW District 78 Organizer Ralph Martin. “A premium for on-call work was a big issue for the

Petition to the House of Commons – “Stolen Sisters”

HAUT WHEREAS: The Native Women’s Association of Canada, as part of their Sisters in Spirit campaign, has identified 520 missing and murdered Aboriginal women whose cases go back to 1970; the equivalent in the whole Canadian population would be 18,000 missing or murdered women. This research has convinced the following Canadians that violence against Aboriginal women must be stopped and that we need to find the strategies, resources and tools

Machinists Seek First Contract on Eve of Stampede!

Calgary, AB – Maintenance workers at the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede will attempt to draw public attention to their stalled contract negotiations as the Stampede opens for its 112th season. The 42 members of IAMAW Local Lodge 99 are seeking their first collective agreement as well as a solution to their biggest problem. “Over half of this membership is part-time but they’re working 40 hours a week for only half

Machinists Welcome Seymour Workers!

North Bay, On – Workers at Seymour Windows & Doors Limited are the newest members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. “These workers were looking for someone to represent their concerns with their employer and they found a voice with the Machinists,” said IAMAW District 78 Organizer Scott Jackson. “This organizing victory was made possible through the efforts of Ernie Giroux, of IAMAW Local Lodge 2412. He’s

Machinists sign new Agreement with Rolls Royce Canada!

Lachine, QC – Members of IAMAW Local Lodge 2468, employed as office technicians at Rolls Royce Canada, have a new collective agreement. The 170 members ratified the new three-year agreement by a margin of 80 per cent. The new agreement provides for a lump sum payment of $2,500 in the first year and wage increases of 2 percent and 2.5 per cent in the second and third year respectively. The

Shameful passing of Columbia-Canada Free-Trade deal

HAUT The Liberals this week closed ranks with the Conservatives in passing legislation that brought two years of vigorous public debate to an end—and finalized a free trade deal alongside a new human rights agreement with Colombia that civil society leaders say lowers the bar on human rights.“This new human rights agreement is empty. It does nothing to repair Canada’s sullied human rights reputation in the world,” said Gerry Barr,

Sign the Declaration of the Voices-Voix Coalition

HAUT Since 2006 the Government of Canada has systematically undermined democratic institutions and practices, and has eroded the protection of free speech, and other fundamental human rights. It has deliberately set out to silence the voices of organizations or individuals who raise concerns about government policies or disagree with government positions. SIGN HERE Share this…FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedin

Machinists Sign New Deal with Rolls Royce

Montréal, QC – Members of IAMAW Local Lodge 869 have ratified a new collective agreement with Rolls Royce Canada by a margin of 59.6 per cent. The three-year agreement provides wage increases 2.5 per cent in each of the first two years and 3 per cent in the third year. Other agreement highlights include : • Reduced time for new probationary employees • Employers contribution to drug insurance for retirees age

Strike Averted at Avcorp – Machinists Ink New Deal!

Vancouver, BC – There will not be a strike at Avcorp Industries. Members of IAMAW Local Lodge 11 have ratified a new three-year agreement by a margin of 69 per cent. “There were 22 days of full intensive meetings to reach this agreement,” said IAMAW District 250 Directing Business Representative Stan Pickthall. “This round of bargaining with this employer was the toughest in my experience and our bargaining committee of

Machinists Ratify First Agreement with TGAS

Toronto, On – Members of IAMAW Local Lodge 2323 have ratified their first collective agreement with Toronto Ground Airport Services. “As first agreements go, we consider this one to be very acceptable,” said IAMAW District 140 Organizer Ian Morland. The two-year agreement provides wage increases of 3 per cent in each year. Other agreement highlights include a paid lunch and improved benefits. The 175 members were organized last November. They