Making it work during difficult times - A First for Screeners Lodge 2921 Negotiation Committee

24 August, 2020 For immediate release Toronto, ON and Hollywood, MD – The Negotiations Committee for IAM Screeners Lodge 2921 were hard at work this week preparing for their upcoming week of negotiations with Garda – but something was different. Due to the impossibility for IAM members to attend the Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in the US, the local leadership collectively decided that the training would be online and

IAM Position Statements by Industry

Aerospace: Our presence: The IAMAW represents aerospace workers in every cluster across the country in both aerospace manufacturing and maintenance, repair and overhaul. Our members are the competitive advantage the Canadian aerospace industry boasts about, skilled workers. What we stand for: The IAMAW recognizes that this industry is of national and strategic importance to Canada. We rank third in the world in research and development, making us a world leader

New Workplace Harassment and Violence Regime for Federally Regulated Workplaces

As of January 1, 2021, a new standalone Workplace Harassment and Violence Prevention Regulations will take effect, and replace Part XX of the Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations. The new regulations will apply to both workplace violence and sexual harassment under Part II of the Canada Labour Code. Under this regime employers will have added obligations and will be required to do the following; Develop a workplace violence prevention

Second contract a winner at L3 in Trenton

Trenton, ON – The 51 members of Local Lodge 717T have ratified their second collective agreement with L3 Technologies MASS, a subsidiary of L3 Harris Technologies Inc. The members gained wages and benefits across the board, mostly because of the dedicated work of the Negotiating Committee. “The contract was possible because of the hard work and dedication of the Negotiating Committee. Mark Manning, Dwayne Swartz and Ryan Buckley were key

Local Lodge 1975 members ratify new contract, win improvements

St. Thomas, ON – IAM Local Lodge 1975 members working at GKN Sinter Metals in St. Thomas Ontario ratified a new 3-year collective agreement. In recognition of the phase 3 restrictions, the group ratified the agreement outdoors where they could vote on the contract as one group while maintaining physical distancing. The improvements to the agreement include wage increases, increased vacation entitlement, automatic wage progression, benefits improvements, including the introduction

Austerity Sucks! There, I said it.

OPINION By Frank Saptel Communications Representative, IAM Canada   If history has taught us anything, it’s that if we don’t learn from past events, we will repeat the same mistakes. COVID-19 has caused havoc in Canada and around the world. Workers have lost jobs; businesses have closed and few in the world have remained unaffected. The standard of living for those negatively impacted is cause for concern. The recovery will

Despite the odds – DL78 organises 530 new healthcare members at RNS Healthcare

27 July, 2020 For immediate release Toronto, ON – In another stunning organising win for IAM District 78, the 530 Personal Support Workers (PSWs) that work for RNS Health Care in York Region voted by a 3 to 1 margin to be represented by our union. District 78 Organizer Rootisha Rampat-Sukhu and IAM Grand Lodge Organizer Scott Jackson worked with our newest members for several months, answering their concerns and assuring them

Strong strike mandate from IAM local 907

23 July 2020 For immediate release Toronto, ON – Members of IAM Local 907 working for the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) rejected their employer’s offer by a clear margin of 97%. The 35 members then took a strike vote which passed unanimously with 100% of the members voting in favour. Parental leave, pensions and benefits were the main items to be resolved. Ralph Martin, Grand

IAM Local 1148 at Forest Valley Terrace makes gains through Arbitration award

20 July 2020 Ottawa, ON – The 40 members of IAM Local 1148 are in a better position after an arbitrator ruled on items to which the union and employer could not agree. Overall, the members gained in terms of salaries: effective July 1, 2019, a 2% special adjustment to all classifications will take place, followed by a 2% increase across the board to all classifications. Furthermore, as of July

IAM Local 1295 at Symphony Senior Living makes gains through Arbitration award

20 July 2020 Ottawa, ON – The 28 members of IAM Local 1295 are in a better position after an arbitrator ruled on items to which the union and employer could not agree. Overall, the members gained in terms of salaries: effective July 1, 2019, a 2% special retroactive adjustment to all classifications (except Housekeeping and Laundry) will take place, followed by a 2% increase across the board to all