CLC goes electronic to vote in new executive!

Toronto, ON – The fourth day of the 28th Canadian Labour Congress here was highlighted on two fronts. More than 3,000 delegates took the message of the need for a $15.00 minimum wage to the financial district of Toronto with a noon hour march and block party. That was followed by the election of new executive officers and the voting was done electronically. Each delegate was given an electronic voting

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CLC Convention - Day 4

Toronto, ON – The 28th Constitutional Convention of the CLC is meeting in Toronto May 8-12th. The IAM has 65 delegates from across the country attending who will introduce no fewer than 17 resolutions on matters such as airport privatization, contract flipping, pay equity, health and safety, workers’ rights and free trade agreements.               Share/Partagez

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Final BC election results may take two weeks!

Vancouver, BC – The ruling Liberals under Premier Christy Clark entered this election with a 49 seat majority and left with the first minority government since 1952. The NDP under the leadership of John Horgan won 41 seats, the Liberals retained 43 and the Green Party won three and hold the balance of power in this minority government. There were several close results that will require a recount which could

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Canadian Labour Congress meets in Toronto

Toronto, ON – The 28th Constitutional Convention of the CLC is meeting in Toronto May 8-12th. The IAM has 65 delegates from across the country attending who will introduce no fewer than 17 resolutions on matters such as airport privatization, contract flipping, pay equity, health and safety, workers’ rights and free trade agreements. The convention will be highlighted on Thursday with the elections of a new Secretary Treasurer and two

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IAM celebrates May Day with airport demo against privatization

Toronto, ON – The rain was constant, the wind was biting and so was the IAM response to privatization of Canada’s airports. IAM members were the most prominent of the airport unions attending the 2017 May Day demo along the departure level at Pearson Airport’s Terminal One. The idea was to bring public attention to the trial balloon floated recently by the Trudeau Liberals. The government has calculated it can

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Machinists vote gaining momentum in BC election!

Vancouver, BC – During the day, IAM members are knocking door-to-door in target ridings and in the evening they’re manning phone banks drumming up support for the NDP as the B C provincial Election Day of May 9th draws closer. “People are happy to see unions getting involved in this election,” said volunteer Rick Singh, President of IAM Local Lodge 16. “We’re calling this a Machinist Vote and we’re trying

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Site visits continue with positive results

“The things that continually impress me with every site visit is the pride our members take in their jobs, the expertise they possess and the variety of products they provide,” explained IAM Canadian GVP Stan Pickthall. “We toured the Autoliv plant in Markham, north of Toronto, and the members of IAM Local Lodge 2113 were so proud to show me just what they build. A lot of the electronic components

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2017 ONTARIO BUDGET: FOCUS ON HEALTH CARE

The Liberal government of Kathleen Wynne tabled the 2017 Ontario Budget on April 27. After many years of austerity, Finance Minister Charles Sousa presented to Ontarians a balanced budget based on projections. This budget sets the tone for the next election in 2018. It is meant to attract new voters to the Liberal party. That centre-left shift is a way for the Wynne Government to distinguish herself from the Opposition

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Transportation Conference 2017 Las Vegas – (April 9-13 2017)

Canadian Report Under the guidance and supervision of Officers and Staff of the Canadian IAM office, 33 Delegates and 12 Staff Members took part in 2 workshops on Tuesday April 11th 2017.   The first workshop was a strategy session called “Building a Stronger IAM” and the second one hands-on lobbying session called “Political Action Lobbying”. Our Delegates were split into 2 groups both of which went through each session

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Aviation Safety Submission to Tran Commitee

Submission to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities on Aviation Safety Who we are The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) is the largest union in the air transport sector in Canada and in North America. The IAM represents over 50,000 members across Canada, of which 20,000 work in the aviation, aerospace and air transportation sector. We represent over 500,000 members in North America. In the

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