IAM Local 692 turns grievance award into community benefit

22 July, 2021 Service to the Community is not only part of the IAM’s motto, it also forms part of our core belief and practice. This has again translated into IAM members doing their part and looking out for the greater good. In 2020, LL692 filed a grievance against Finning Canada for work that was performed by a non-union company at a workplace in Kamloops, B.C. The grievance also included

Northern Manitoba members ratify new contract

Winnipeg, MB – Members of Local Lodge 1848 in northern Manitoba overwhelmingly ratified their new contract with 92% voting in favour. There were a number of gains including wage increases of 2%, 2,25% and 2.75% “There are mines across the country that are taking concessions from their members while we were able to achieve improvements in financial and medical issues,” said Tony Didoshak, IAM Grand Lodge Representative. “We got an

IAM Local 1722 members in Edmonton ratify new contract

15 July, 2021 For immediate release Edmonton, AB – Members working at Cummins ULC in Edmonton have ratified their new contract. The vote was conducted by paper ballot as well as electronic voting to accommodate as many members as possible. The highlights are: The multi-year deal is with 9% overall in wage increases and includes full retroactivity Variable Compensation Program gives members at least $3000 – $4000 each in March of

Healthcare Workers Must Not Be Shortchanged: Permanent Wage Increases

Ford’s recent announcement on making pandemic pay permanent for personal support workers (PSW) in community care, long-term care homes, public hospitals and those providing services to children is welcome news, and long overdue. But, concern remains over upcoming details, such as to whom the increase will apply. “The IAM has a growing footprint in healthcare, and we are glad that the Ford government has recognized the important work of PSWs,

Machinists Union Reaches an Agreement - Airbus and Bombardier workers to get better protection

(Montreal, July 5, 2021) – IAMAW reached an exceptional agreement with Airbus and Bombardier to increase protection for workers laid off during the pandemic. At the initiative of the union, this agreement will increase the coverage of the recall list from two to three years for workers with less than three years of service. “As the pandemic stretched over time, we needed to find a way to better protect workers in

Mr. Trudeau what is the plan for an aviation restart in Canada?

The Canada Day long weekend is the official kickstart to summer and typically the busiest travel season of the year. This year is different! As provincial lockdowns come to an end, we have yet to see a what the federal governments has as a plan to restart aviation in this country. Canadian borders have been closed to non-essential travel for 14 months. There’s been no announcement on a vaccine verification

Message from David Chartrand, IAM Canadian General Vice-President

July 1st, 2021 Sisters and Brothers, Today marks the beginning of my term as IAM Canadian General Vice-President. I am honoured and privileged to be able to count on your confidence and to work alongside you for the benefit of workers, our communities and our Union. The 15 months of the global pandemic that we have just experienced have spared no one and I want to show solidarity with all

Farewell from GVP Stan Pickthall

June 30, 2021 Sisters and Brothers of the Machinists Union: Today marks the end of my career as a full time Representative for the IAM. Considering that this constitutes some 27.5 years of my life, I rise on a point of personal privilege, and I ask your indulgence through a few moments of solidarity and sentimentality. I wish we could celebrate one another in person, but circumstances prevent an in-person

Northern flight attendants ratify agreement at Wasaya

Thunder Bay, ON – Wasaya Airways flight attendants, represented by IAM District Lodge 140 and Local Lodge 714, voted to ratify their four-year collective agreement. The members are located throughout Northern Ontario. Improvements in language, sick days, per diems and wages were the main issues on the agenda. “This group has just seen an increase in wages from $15.49 starting wage to $20.10 and an increase at the top end