Machinists Ratify with Symphony Living

  Thursday July 6, 2017 For Immediate Release Clarington, ON – The latest collective agreement was music to the ears of IAM Local Lodge 1295 employed by Symphony Living Retirement Home. The Multi-year agreement provides wage increases of ten per cent over the life of the contract. Other agreement highlights include: Increase in employer contributions to the IAM Pension plan in the last year of the agreement Increase Life Insurance

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IAM ratifies Markham Acura deal

Thursday July 6, 2017 For Immediate Release Markham, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 235 have ratified a new collective agreement with Markham Acura. The two-year agreement provides wage increase of 2 per cent in each year. Other agreement highlights include: A supplementary wage increase of $1.00 per hour based on the Platinum level of the Honda Training Certification Additional sick days Footwear allowance now $125 per year instead

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The State of the Unions at Chalk River

On Monday June 5th, Jonathan Fitzpatrick, along with Bob Walker (PWU), Steven Schumann (IUOE), Matt Wayland (IBEW) and Stephen Eadie (Robertson, Eadie and Associates) met with representatives of the Prime Ministers’ Office, Treasury Board, and NRCan to discuss the request for CNL employees to remain in the Public Service Pension Plan beyond 2018 September. This was the second meeting with government officials; the first round of meetings took place the

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IAM scholarship award presented at graduation ceremony

Edmonton, AB – Canadian IAM members and their children have been presented with the IAM scholarship award every year but rarely do we capture the presentation at a graduation ceremony. For 2017 IAM scholarship recipient Britney Trieu of Edmonton, her award was presented to her as part of her high school graduation ceremony Friday June 30th. The award is based on academic excellence, test scores, attitude toward study, personal references

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Non-Confidence vote brings NDP to power in B.C.

Victoria, BC – Seven weeks after the provincial election, there is a new government in British Columbia and for the first time in 16 years, it is not liberal. The NDP will form a minority government after the Liberals under Christie Clark were defeated June 29th in a non-confidence vote, 44-42 in the legislature. Clark met with Lt. Governor Judith Guichon for ninety minutes June 29th, asking for the dissolution

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Pickthall visits planes and automobiles

Vancouver, BC – Stan Pickthall didn’t take the train to Vancouver but he did go by plane and he did tour a number of automobiles in his most recent site visit of IAM work places. The Canadian GVP along with Chief of Staff Gord Falconer joined Transportation District Lodge 140 General Chairperson Tania Canniff to tour G4S operations at Vancouver International Airport. “This was a unique experience for me to

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United Way Centraide Canada thanks IAM

Toronto, ON – In 2016, United Way Centraide Canada raised more than $522 million to support United Way’s 6,200 programs across the country. Each year the United Way says ‘Thanks a Million’ to leading Canadian corporations, employers and labour organizations that – together with their employees and members – raised $1 million or more in support of United Way Centraide. The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers – IAM

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IAM campaign to organize WestJet takes off!

Thursday June 29, 2017 For Immediate Release Toronto, ON – The IAM campaign to organize WestJet Customer Service Agents and Aircraft Maintenance Engineers across Canada has entered its next phase. “The culture at WestJet has changed,” said IAM Transportation District Lodge 140 Organizer Sam Jabbar. “WestJet employees are telling us that the days of a family atmosphere in their workplace have gone, replaced by a corporate attitude that’s only interested

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Machinists ratify new agreement with Purewood Inc.

Wednesday June 28, 2017   For Immediate Release   Brampton, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 1922 have ratified a new multi-year agreement with Purewood Inc. The deal provides wage increases totaling 11.5 per cent over the life of the agreement. The most significant component of the agreement is the inclusion of the IAM pension plan with increased employer contributions in each year. The agreement also features improved vacation

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CAE-Machinists ink new contract!

Monday June 26, 2017 For Immediate Release   Moose Jaw, SASK – The members of IAM Local Lodge 32 have ratified a multi-year agreement with CAE in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan and Cold Lake, Alberta. The multi-year deal, ratified by a margin of 68 per cent, provides wage increases totaling 13 per cent over the life of the agreement including pay retro-active to last year. Other agreement highlights include; Per diems

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