Members of LL 692 at Monashee Manufacturing Ratifies new deal by 89%

17 May, 2022 Kelowna, BC – The membership ratified a new 3-year Collective Agreement. The deal sees a wage increase of 4% each year. Other improvements included an enhanced severance package in the event of plant closure from 17 weeks to 24 weeks. The members had concerns regarding the possibility of plant closure since the facility sits on prime land in downtown Kelowna BC. Other gains were in boot allowance,

New members at LL2413 ratify first contract with immediate gains

13 May, 2022 Toronto, ON – The new IAM members at Local Lodge 2413 ratified a first collective agreement with Menzies Cargo at the Toronto Pearson International Airport. The agreement ratified by a whopping 95.2% acceptance. The organizing campaign started in November 2021 with the workers eagerly seeking meaningful wage increases, instead of those the employer had provided. After the Labour Board certified the IAMAW in January 2022, the union was

Members of LL692 at Leavitt Machinery Ratify a new 2-year Agreement

Vancouver, B.C. – The membership overwhelming ratified a new two-year Collective Agreement. The deal sees a significant wage increase of 8% in the first year followed by a 4% wage increase in the second year. In addition, the Bargaining Committee was able to achieve double-time pay for work on a scheduled day off as well as improved call-in pay rates. Hours of work language now clarify all provisions of the

Strike narrowly avoided at Stelia Aeronautique Saint-Laurent Inc.

Laval (Saturday, May 7, 2022) – The members of IAMAW Local Lodge 712 from the Stelia Aeronautique Saint-Laurent unit have accepted the second employer offer by a margin of 63.9%. “It was not an easy negotiation,” explains Éric Rancourt, Business Representative for IAM District 11, who led the negotiations. “Our members expected more. Now, we expect the employer to invest in the Mirabel plant and increase production of the A-220”.

IAM Celebrates 134 years of strength and solidarity

Nineteen machinists working for the East Tennessee, Virginia, and Georgia Railroad gather in a locomotive pit to decide what to do about a wage cut. They vote to form a union, which later became the International Association of Machinists (1888).​The union was originally called the Order of United Machinists and Mechanical Engineers and later changed to the National Association of Machinists. Thomas Talbot, the union’s founder, believed that a union

May is Jewish Heritage Month

“Canada is home to an estimated 400,000 people of Jewish heritage, making it the fourth-largest Jewish community in the world. Jewish Canadians have made and continue to make important contributions to our society, including medicine, theatre, engineering, music, architecture, academia, politics, law, the arts, and more. During this month, we also recognize the courage, determination, and resilience that members of Jewish communities have shown throughout history. We must also recognise

May is Asian Heritage Month

Asian Heritage Month is an opportunity for us to learn more about the many achievements and contributions of Canadians of Asian heritage who, throughout our history, have done so much to make Canada the country we know and love. The theme for Asian Heritage Month 2022 is, “Continuing a legacy of greatness”. This month is a reminder for all Canadians to come together to combat anti-Asian racism and discrimination in

Work shouldn’t hurt - Day of Mourning

Work shouldn’t hurt: workplace health and safety rights should be fundamental Canada’s unions are calling on the federal government to take swift action on workplace health and safety to ensure that workers in Canada are protected on the job. We are also calling on the ILO to make occupational health and safety a fundamental right. In Canada, over 1,000 workplace deaths are reported every year; hundreds of thousands more are

New agreement for London Days Inn includes improvement in wages, benefits

London, ON – Members at Days Inn London of Local lodge 1295 ratified a new 3-year collective agreement. Committee member Charlene Jarvi was integral in raising the concerns of the members. The new contract includes improvements to scheduling language to ensure equitable distribution of shifts based on seniority, advanced notice of schedules, the introduction of in lieu of benefits for part-time workers, and 3% wage increases in each year of