Concessions Increased in Sault Dealership Lockout!

For Immediate Release Sault Ste. Marie, ON – Concession demands have increased in the latest offer from the three auto dealerships who have locked out members of IAMAW Local Lodge 2332 on December 21, 2009. “If anything the attitude of the employer has become worse with time,” said a disgusted Rob Thompson IAMAW Directing Business Representative. “Now they want to reduce the pension contribution for the lowest paid employees by

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The 2010 Federal Budget: Canadian Labour Congress Analysis

The 2010 Federal Budget: Canadian Labour Congress Analysis< 1. Summary The Budget contains no big surprises but is still a big disappointment. Despite the fact that unemployment is and will remain very high, economic stimulus measures effectively end after this year. A few very small new investments in jobs and skills will be made, but they do not amount to even the beginnings of a strategy to build a new

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IAMAW – IWD Statement 2010

Women around the globe would do well to mark Monday, March 8, 2010, International Women’s Day as a day not just for reflection but of Action. Women have worked hard to be recognized and to have their voices heard. There are those that say we have equality and Women’s issues no longer exist. Its true women make up 50% of the workforce in Canada. Along with this new statistic comes

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Machinists Ink New Deal with Bombardier

North Bay, ON – Members of IAMAW Local Lodge 2412 have a new three-year collective agreement with Bombardier Aerospace. The new agreement provides for wages increase of 2 per cent in the first year, 2.25 per cent in the second year and 2.5 per cent in the third year. The current average wage rate is $29.40 per hour. Other agreement highlights include : • Won a 26 week Short Term Disability

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AVIVA: The value of one, the power of many

HAUT Aviva Traders Canada The value of one. The power of many. IAMAW Group Home & Auto Insurance Program. Discover the difference & start saving today! Take full advantage of your union’s exclusive access to discounted rates for both your home and auto insurance needs. Why choose the Group? In addition to preferred group rates, IAMAW has access to the following products and services: Group buying power with additional discounts

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Air Canada Refuses to Fly the Extra Mile to Save Jobs!

Over 1,000 Aircraft Mechanics to be laid Off in April! For Immediate Release Toronto, ON – “Over one thousand highly skilled aircraft mechanics at Air Canada will be laid off this April and the company doesn’t give a damn,” says a disgusted Fred Hospes, IAMAW District 140 Regional Assistant Directing General Chairperson –Western Region. “The Machinists have been negotiating layoff mitigation decisions with the company for months now and they

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Women’s Equality Lagging in Canada – Machinists Tell UN!

For Immediate Release Toronto, ON – Canada’s performance in achieving women’s equality is lagging badly according to a report by Labour and women’s groups. The report, “Reality Check Women in Canada and the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action Fifteen Years On, A Canadian Civil Society Response”, will be distributed at the Beijing plus 15 meeting held at the United Nations in New York, March 1-12, 2010. “Five years ago,

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Machinists Expand in Hospitality Sector Again!

For Immediate Release London, ON – Twenty employees of the Days Inn are the latest hospitality workers to join the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. The certification of housekeeping and maintenance staff at the 150 room hotel in the Forest City marks the second successful organizing campaign in the hospitality sector for the Machinists in 2010. Earlier this month, employees at the Country Inn in Oakville, Ontario became

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Les Machinistes réalisent d’autres gains dans le secteur du tourisme!

À publier immédiatement London, ON – Vingt employés de l’hôtel Days Inn deviennent les plus récents membres de l’Association internationale des machinistes et des travailleurs et travailleuses de l’aérospatiale. L’accréditation des préposés à l’entretien ménager et à la maintenance de l’hôtel de 150 chambres dans la « ville de la forêt » marque la fin d’une deuxième campagne de recrutement réussie des Machinistes dans le secteur du tourisme en 2010.

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Canadian and European Air Transport Unions Cooperate to Protect Aviation (by Louis Erlichman and Carlos DaCosta)

On December 18, 2009, Canada and the European Union (EU) signed an “Open Skies” air transport Agreement, which provides a framework for progressively deregulating air travel between Canada and Europe. What Does the Agreement Say? Like other “free trade” deals, this Agreement says that the ideal system is based on “competition among airlines in the marketplace with minimum government interference and regulation”.   While the Agreement makes reference to impacts on

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