UCS ceasing operations the “End of an era” - IAM Canada

IAM Canada is saddened by the impending closure of Union Communications Services (UCS) effective August 30, 2019. IAM members across North America benefitted from the UCS “Steward Update” which gave valuable and topical information to union stewards from all unions. Gord Falconer, Chief-of-Staff of IAM Canada, who has used and promoted the service as long as it has been available, commented, “Over the years, IAM activists came to depend on

Strong job numbers mask reality of struggling young workers

July 18, 2019 OTTAWA – The country’s strong job numbers aren’t providing the full picture when it comes to the participation rate of young workers in the economy, according to analysis by Canada’s unions. While unemployment rates continue to fall overall, many Canadians aged 15 to 29 are staying in school or giving up looking for work altogether, according to the Canadian Labour Congress’ (CLC) latest Labour Market Snapshot. The

Three hundred new members join IAM Local 1758

Monday, 22 July, 2019 For immediate release Montreal, QC – Workers at AAA Canada voted 84% to join IAM Local Lodge 1758 on 18 July, 2019. The provincial certification means the IAM will represent every one of the workers (excluding office workers) in the province of Québec employed by AAA Canada. Jean-Marc Brunet, Lead Organiser for IAM District Lodge 11 in Montreal said, “Our organisers worked very hard to get

IAM Local 712 and IAM Disaster Relief efforts at its best

“On July 11th, 2019 the President of the Local 712, Yvon Paiement and I, met IAM members who were impacted by floods this past April. We wanted to talk with them and deliver monies personally through donations from IAM members. Those receiving the donations greatly appreciated the help and thanked Local 712. On their behalf, we would like to thank everyone involved in the disaster relief program. Keep up the

2019 United Way Campaign

July 11, 2019 To: Recording Secretaries of IAM Local Lodges in Canada I am writing to endorse and encourage the support of your Local Lodge membership for the United Way Campaign in your community. These are tough times and we simply cannot allow the less fortunate in our communities to suffer because of the impact of the new global economy. Unions represent workers…and more. Our IAM Local Lodges continuously devote

Why Pharmacare?

By Derek Ferguson, GLR, Political Action In February 2019, in conjunction with the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), seventy-five IAMAW political action activists travelled to Ottawa to lobby Parliament on issues important to our membership including the need for a public, national pharmacare program. On June 12, 2019, the Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare released its final report, A Prescription for Canada: Achieving Pharmacare for All. The Advisory

DL140 2019 Annual Convention – Victoria, B.C. OCTOBER 28th & 29th, 2019

TO ALL LOCALS OF DISTRICT LODGE 140 ****REVISED**** 2019 ANNUAL CONVENTION – BRITISH COLUMBIA OCTOBER 28th & 29th, 2019 Dear Brothers and Sisters: Please be advised that Transportation District 140 will hold its 2019 Annual Convention on Monday, October 28th, 2019 and Tuesday, October 29th, 2019. The convention will take place at: The Hotel Grand Pacific 463 Belleville Street Victoria, BC, Canada V8V 1X3 The purpose of this Bulletin is

IAM Local Lodge 1542 and Arnprior Aerospace ratify collective agreement

Tuesday 02 July, 2019 For Immediate Release Arnprior, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 1542 have ratified a new five-year collective agreement with Arnprior Aerospace. “Labour costs for the next five years are a key component to Arnprior Aerospace establishing a competitive position in the global marketplace and this agreement provides that for the employer while giving our members wage security,” explained IAM Local Lodge 1542 President Murray Quattrocchi.

Keewatin Pilots Happy with New Contract – Ratify with 84%

Tuesday 02 July, 2019 For Immediate Release Pilots at Keewatin Air have ratified a new contract with the employer. The vote saw an 84% support from the members of IAM Local Lodge224 in Winnipeg, MB. The 50 pilots who joined the IAM in January 2014, have now grown to sixty-eight. A slew of improvements to the Collective Bargaining Agreement include, a shorter bonding period, increased mileage remuneration, added clothing allowances

IAM breaks new ground – organizes car salespeople in B.C.

Thursday June 27, 2019 For Immediate Release   Richmond, BC – For the first time in British Columbia, automotive sales people have been unionized. The IAM has broken new ground by organizing auto dealership sales people at Open Road Lexus of Richmond, they are the newest members of IAM Local Lodge 1857. “If we are to grow this union, sometimes you have to think outside of the box and this