Rolls Royce Security Guards Ratify!

Lachine, QC – Security Guards employed by Rolls Royce Canada have ratified a new collective agreement. The three-year agreement provides for wage increases of 2.5 per cent in each of the first two years and 3 per cent in the third year. The members will also increase their pension plan contributions by .5 per cent in the first and third years of the agreement. The agreement will also see an

Machinists Ratify with Field Aviation!

Toronto, ON – Members of IAMAW Local Lodge 2413 have ratified a new collective agreement with Field Aviation Incorporated. The three-year agreement provides wage increases of 2 per cent plus a 1 per cent RRSP increase in each of the first and second years respectively. The agreement will be re-opened to discuss wage and RRSP increases only for the third year. Other agreement highlights include : • A $1,050.00 signing bonus

International Migrants Day - 18 December

On 4 December 2000, the General Assembly, taking into account the large and increasing number of migrants in the world, proclaimed 18 December International Migrants Day (resolution 55/93). On that day, in 1990, the Assembly adopted the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families (resolution 45/158). Member States, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations are invited to observe International Migrants Day through

Free Trade is a Christmas Grinch!

For Immediate Release Toronto, ON – “The North American Free Trade Agreement is a joke and yesterday’s announcement by Electrolux that it will move manufacturing from Québec to Tennessee is proof,” said a disgusted IAMAW Canadian General Vice President Dave Ritchie. “Yesterday without any warning, Electrolux told its L’Assomption, Québec workforce, it would close their facility and move it to Memphis Tennessee where it can create 1,300 new jobs and

Pat Murphy Remembered

Pat Murphy passed away peacefully at his home with his family by his side following a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer on December 9, 2010. Pat will be remembered for many things but most of all for his sense of humour and his deep commitment to social justice, human rights, volunteerism, human dignity and the protection and fair representation of his brothers and sisters in the work place. He

Angela Schira Steps Away from BC Fed!

Vancouver, BC – The longest serving Executive Officer of the BC Federation of Labour, Angela Schira, did not seek re-election in last weeks BC Fed Convention. A longtime member of the Executive board since 1982, Schira earned a reputation as an outspoken advocate for union members working in resource communities, cities and towns across British Columbia. Schira has been on leave from her duties since suffering serious injuries in an

Machinists Sign Lucrative Agreement at Hickman!

For Immediate Release Gander, NL – Members of IAMAW Local Lodge 544 has ratified a new collective agreement with Hickman Motors by a margin of 87.5 per cent. The three-year agreement provides wage increases of 6 per cent in the first year, 6 per cent in the second year and 5 per cent in the third year. The agreement also provides for an increase in the employees shop clothing allowance.

14 Actions: National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women

December 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women. On this day we remember and mourn the loss of 14 women, murdered at Montréal’s École Polytechnique, murdered because they were women. We remember the 14 lives lost. And there are other numbers to remember: Every minute of every day, a woman or child is being sexually assaulted in Canada Homicide is the Number 1 killer

Machinists Ask All Parties to Commit Publicly to a Canadian Air Transport Policy

For Immediate Release Toronto, ON – The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers have asked all four federal political leaders to commit to a Canadian Air Transport Policy. “The leading principle for Canada in any international air transport negotiations must be the maintenance of a strong Canadian-owned and based air transport industry,” said IAMAW Canadian General Vice President Dave Ritchie in a letter to each federal party leader. “A

Machinists Expand at Calgary Airport!

For Immediate Release Calgary, AB – Ramp and Grooming workers employed by Airport Terminal Services at the Calgary International Airport are the newest members of the IAMAW. “This is a great day for workers at ATS,” declared IAMAW District 140 General Chairperson Mike Ambler. “The inside committee as well as IAMAW Local Lodge 2734 President Cisco Cain and his membership worked hard to make this organizing drive a success. These