COV IAM Fights Back

Stelia St. Laurent Aerospace agreement with IAM: Employer now added to list a of companies that will maintain the employment and benefits of their workers

Montreal, April 17th, 2020- A week after reaching an agreement with Airbus, the Machinists’ Union was also able to negotiate an agreement for its members of the Stelia Aerospace bargaining Unit of St- Laurent. This agreement allows Stelia Aerospace’s 246 unionized workers to maintain their employment relationship and a series of benefits until May 5th, even if they are not required to go to work. Access to full coverage of

Machinists Union reaches an agreement with Airbus Canada to maintain its members' jobs

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Press release For immediate release Machinists Union reaches an agreement with Airbus Canada to maintain its members’ jobs Montreal, April 9th, 2020- Even though production has been suspended since March 24th and this situation will continue until at least May 4th, the Machinist union members will remain employed by Airbus Canada. This will allow workers to benefit from their group insurance while continuing

IAM Staying Connected During the Corona Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has changed practically every aspect of our lives. As a society, and as a community we are navigating a landscape that is unknown and precarious. For the IAM, the pandemic has made connecting with our members challenging as the building block of our relationship with members has been face-to-face communication. At a time when our members need us the most, the IAM has shown its ability to

IAMAW- Air Canada - Proposed Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Arrangement Would Place IAMAW Members Back On Payroll

April 8, 2020 For immediate release Toronto, ON- The airline industry has been heavily impacted by the pandemic with countries closing borders and placing restrictions on movement. This has translated into reduction of flights and massive furloughs of air transportation workers throughout the world, and the impact has been just as severe in Canada. As the largest union in the air transportation industry in Canada, we have seen an unprecedented

Message from GVP Stan Pickthall to IAM members - 6 April, 2020

TEXT OF GVP STAN PICKTHALL’S VIDEO Sisters and Brothers, my name is Stan Pickthall and I’m the General Vice-President of the Machinists Union here in Canada. It’s been four weeks now since we called a pandemic, and lives have changed for all of us in so many ways. We’re staying at home, we’re staying socially isolated, we’re staying physically isolated and we’re trying to maintain distance in order to do

Letter from IP Martinez and GVP Pickthall to Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

April 6, 2020 By Email: 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, We are writing you in our capacities as the International President and General Vice President of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW), on behalf of 50,000 members across Canada, and 600,000 across North America.

Letter to banks from CLC President Hassan Yussuff

To: Members of the CLC Canadian Council Labour Council Presidents Greetings: I am following up on my letter from yesterday about the targeted campaign the Canadian Labour Congress has launched to call on the big banks and credit card companies to help struggling families by significantly reducing credit card interest rates. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to widespread anxiety among Canadians about their health and economic security. We’re all making

GVP Pickthall's letter to Calin Rovinescu, CEO of Air Canada

March 31, 2020 Air Canada 7373 Côte Vertu West St. Laurent, QC H4S 1Z3 Attention: Calin Rovinescu, Chief Executive Officer Sent by email Dear Mr. Rovinescu: I am the General Vice President of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, representing some 50,000 IAM members across the country, many thousands of whom are employees of Air Canada. I am writing to urge you to take advantage of the newly

Stan Pickthall's Letter to Mr. Bernard Fishbein, Protecting our right to organize

March 30, 2020 Sent via email: Mr. Bernard Fishbein, Chair Ontario Labour Relations Board 505 University Avenue, 2nd Floor Toronto, ON  M5G 2P1 Dear Mr. Fishbein: Re:        Contini Letter Dated March 25 (Certification Applications During COVID-19 Crisis) I write to you on behalf of the members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers in Ontario and across Canada. We join the Ontario Federation of Labour and the

COVID-19 Guidance for the Canadian Aviation Industry

Background The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is the lead Federal agency responsible for coordinating efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Transport Canada (TC) has collaborated with PHAC to provide the Canadian aviation industry with guidance to protect crew members when operating in areas with known or suspected community transmission of COVID-19. Refer to: for countries with a Travel Advisory of Level 2 or higher; and, World Health