Communications in challenging times – IAM Canada steps up again

14 June, 2020 – IAM Canada conducted five video conference Local Lodge President Meetings from June 1 – 10, 2020. The meetings were regionally attended: the Atlantic, Western, Manitoba and Ontario, the Greater Toronto Area and Quebec regions were all represented. The meetings were conducted via Bluejeans, a videoconferencing platform, with in excess of 20 participants on each call. Organized by the Canadian office in order to outreach our communications, General Vice-President Stan

65 New members at Envoy Air Montreal

10 June, 2020 For immediate release Montreal, QC – The 65 members of Envoy Air, based at Pierre Elliott Trudeau Airport in Montreal, chose the IAM to negotiate their first collective agreement. One year ago, employees approached the union for information on the IAM. In these uncertain times, the workers were worried, and the absence of a collective agreement made many nervous and fearful of finding themselves without jobs or

IAM Canada Statement on Anti-Black Racism

Race is not an easy conversation in Canada. It never has been. Racism is embedded within all of us. We were brought up with it – many of us not even knowing we carried it around. I hope we can change that. The COVID-19 pandemic has fanned the flames of racism across Canada and the world. We have seen anti-Asian racism rear its ugly head during this crisis – and

IAM reacts to 2500 layoffs at Bombardier Aerospace

June 5th, 2020 – Bombardier Aerospace announced today that it is laying off 2,500 workers at its plants around the world. In Montreal, 717 members of AIMTA Local 712 and currently on the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy program (CEWS) will be affected. A decision that we find incomprehensible when Bombardier could have avoided this wave of layoffs by using the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) for all of its employees.

Alberta's Bill 1 - SAY NO!

Jason Kenney’s United Conservative Government (UPC) swept into power last year with Alberta’s Union’s firmly in their sights. Of the of bills they have passed since, two in particular clearly indicate the conservative government’s position on organized labour and the value of the public services communities rely on. Bill 2 (An Act to Make Alberta Open for Business), cut public services, laid off front-line workers, and ended a ban on

Lighting Hope – LL 2323 Young Machinists Raise Funds for Women’s Shelters

The domestic and intimate partner violence predicted by many advocates due to the COVID-19 pandemic is proving to be well-founded. Incidences of domestic violence appear to be triple what they normally are. The pandemic, which obliges more people to stay at home together, makes a bad situation even worse. The Young/New Machinists Committee of Local 2323 are thinking globally and acting locally. They are fundraising to help deal with the

WestJet Workers - Letter to Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, P.C., M.P. May 29, 2020

Letter to Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, P.C., M.P. May 29, 2020 May 29, 2020 By Email: justin.trudeau@parl.gc.ca Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, P.C., M.P. Prime Minister of Canada Office of the Prime Minister 80 Wellington Street, Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2 Dear Mr. Prime Minister, I’m writing you on behalf of 36,000 members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW), and thousands of our members in the air transportation

Pickthall, IAM Canada commend government on 10-day sick leave

26 May 2020 For immediate release Toronto, ON – IAM Canadian General Vice-President Stan Pickthall commended the federal government on seeking agreements with provincial and territorial governments to provide 10 days of paid sick leave to workers infected with COVID-19. “This is potentially very good news for those who have put their bodies and their lives on their line to provides services and goods so the rest of us can

Message from The Personal - We're here for IAM members

As a member of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, we recognize that this is a challenging time for you – and we want you to know that supporting our clients is our number one priority. The COVID-19 pandemic has created many challenges for each and every one of you. Here’s what we are doing to help our clients We’re offering a refund to those who are using