July 2023

LL54 BBQs for local engagement and solidarity

After returning from the Ontario Provincial Council of Machinists (OPCM) Convention this past June, the Local Lodge 54 Executive discussed the topic of local engagement, which was brought up at the Convention. The Executive decided one avenue for engagement with members was to hold a BBQ once a month for four months to show their appreciation to the membership. The four events were to accommodate all four shifts. All members

Local Lodge 3011, Canada’s newest local lodge receives charter

After joining the IAM earlier this year, 140 staff working for the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) have received their official charter. Local Lodge 3011, based in Ottawa, Ontario, is Canada’s newest local. Officially chartered on 01 February, 2023, the members work for the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) and are staff comprising servicing representatives, administrative, clerical, finance, mobilisation, organising and more.

LL2468 President continues European trip with Budapest visit

George Zoni, President of IAM Local Lodge 2468 in Montreal, QC continued with his European visit by stopping by Siemens Energy Budapest. Zoni works for Siemens Energy in Montreal and was interested in meeting workers at Siemens operations in the cities he intended to visit in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary. “My three guides, Attila, Laszlo, and Gabor were very forthcoming with the situation there. As is

Another industry-leading agreement for IAM Local Lodge 2309

The members of IAM Local Lodge 2309 working for Air Transat Crew and Air Transat Station Management have now agreed upon a new collective agreement which expires July 31 2027. “This is one of industry-leading wage increases for 2023, which ranges from 12% up to 20% in the first year and from 26% to 35% in 4 years,” said Peter Tsoukalas, General Chairperson for IMA District 140. “Furthermore, the staff


July 19, 2023 INDIGENOUS MMIWG2S PEOPLES ARE NOT WORTHLESS WINNIPEG—Canadian Labour Congress President Bea Bruske, with the support of Manitoba Federation of Labour President Kevin Rebeck issued the following statement today: “Canada’s unions call on governments at all levels to commence a search for the remains of Morgan Harris, Marcedes Myran, and an unidentified woman who has been named Mashkode Bizhiki’ikwe (Buffalo Woman) in the Prairie Green landfill.” “The decision

Securiguard workers at Pearson Airport join the IAM

Welcome to our newly organized group of workers from Securiguard. These workers and their furry assistants play a critical role in keeping Pearson Airport safe by providing explosive detection services. Recently Organised by Talwinder Rayat, District 140 organizer, and assigned to Dan Janssen, General Chairperson at 140 General chairperson, who is working with this group to prepare to negotiate a first contact. We welcome these workers to the IAM Caption:

LL2323 Summer BBQ a huge success

By all accounts, the Annual IAM Local Lodge 2323 BBQ was a complete success. The event, held in the parking lot of the LL2323 offices was attended by large numbers of their members and their families. “It’s because we ARE a family,” said Vick Seebalak, President. “This was a good reminder that this is a family event because we are all family. Sometime we need a social event to remind

Craig Chard appointed General Chairperson at District 140

19 July, 2023 Vancouver, B.C. – Dave Flowers, President and Directing General Chair of IAM District yesterday appointed Craig Chard to replace Steve Prinz as General Chairperson for the Western Region. Chard, a member of Local Lodge 764 in Richmond, B.C. will be the Designated Air Canada General Chairperson. Steve Prinz was appointed Special Representative with IAM Canadian Grand Lodge effective 10 July, 2023 and vacated the spot filled by

Local Lodge 2468 President George Zoni visits IG Metall in Germany

IAM Local Lodge 2468 President George Zoni visited Germany in July 2023 and made it a point to contact IG Metall (Industriegewerkschaft Metall, “Industrial Union of Metalworkers”). They are Germany’s largest union, as well as Europe’s largest industrial union. Zoni contacted Dirk Linder, IG Metall’s International Co-ordinator, to see if a visit with union members was possible.  Linder arranged for visits to Mulheim, Düsseldorf this week and Budapest on Wednesday

Total failure - Local Lodge 712 members forcefully reject CSN attempt to attack the IAM

7 July, 2023 Montreal, QC – This week, members of IAM Local Lodge 712 working at Airbus Canada in the Montreal area soundly defeated a raid attempt by the Confédération des syndicats nationaux (CSN). IAM members stood strong and united and sent a clear message to the raiding union: “We don’t want you here!” “What made the difference is that members want to be united to get a collective agreement