First three-year contract for the members of Howmet Canada

On September 10th, the bargaining committee presented the collective agreement offer to the employees of Howmet Canada, members of Local 712. The workers subsequently voted 81% in favour of the 3-year proposal. Notable improvements were: Introduction of a pay scale Important salary adjustments for a large majority of workers Retro-active pay for all hours worked since January 1st 2022, with new salary Improvements to vacations and addition of 6th week

Manitoba Site Visits a great success says GVP Chartrand

The intense sense of pride that comes over us when we visit worksites where our members make the greatest products and give the best service in North America! We met with members of all Manitoba local lodges last week and get to have some meaningful discussions with them. I am always astounded by the hard work of our leadership despite the challenging circumstances they face – we can add COVID-19

LL 927, Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador ratifies new 3-year deal after many delays

13 September, 2022 For immediate release Gander, NL – Sometimes negotiations take longer than expected. COVID and a change of representative (due to retirement) can add more time to the process. IAM Local Lodge 927 had their contract expire on 31 October, 2019, with only one 2% raise in 2019 to help members with their financial burdens – and a long time between contracts! This week, Ed Hepburn was pleased

Local Lodge 1120 in Fort Frances, ON ratify deal with improvements

13 September, 2022 Fort Frances, ON – Members of Local Lodge 1120 working for Kal Tire in Fort Francis Ontario have ratified a new 3-year Collective agreement. Improvements that have occurred are as follows: Increase in wages for the 1st year of 3.5% and further wage increases for the subsequent 2 years of 1.0% to maximum of 3.0% depending on the Consumer Price Index A $500.00 net signing bonus which

ITF civil aviation conference 2022 a great success!

The ITF held its bi-annual civil aviation conference in Montreal Quebec from September 5, 2022 to September 9, 2022 labour activist from around the globe attended as delegates of the IAM had a strong showing. Transportation General Vice-President, Rich Johnsen, Transportation Chief-of-Staff, Edison Fraser, Chief-of-Staff to the International President, Monica Silbas and Canadian Air Transportation Coordinator, Keith Aiken were all in attendance. “This conference was a great success. The ITF

Keep on truckin’ – DL78 organises another win!

Toronto, ON – Forty workers at Vision Truck Toronto joined the IAM in late August, the second Vision Truck location to join the IAM. Roy Bhansingh and Rootisha Rampat-Sukhu worked hard on answering questions and addressing concerns of the workers. In the end, what convinced them was that their co-workers in Brampton had already joined and negotiated a first contract. “Our organizers understood the importance of growing this sector and

IAM Member MacIsaac runs for CURC’s top job – calls on retirees to join up!

Michael (Mike) MacIsaac, retired IAM member from locals 3111 and 1953, is running to be the President of the Congress of Union Retirees of Canada (CURC). The vote will take place at CURC’s virtual 14th Constitutional Convention in October 2022. “I’m pleased to put my name forward for the leadership of this great organisation,” said MacIsaac. “There are many retirees who help keep the union message alive and strong. I

Local Lodge 1231 gets new Communicator and training

31 August, 2022 Toronto, ON – IAM Local Lodge 1231 has a new Communicator. Along with the announcement of the appointment, Sabiha Khan also received communications training to go with her appointment. Khan received basic training from Frank Saptel at the Canadian Office of the IAM via Zoom. The training covered WordPress, as well as an orientation to the (new) Facebook page for the local. “Since joining the union, we

LL692 members at AK Draft and Seal strike for better wages

31 August, 2022 Langley, BC – Members of IAM Local Lodge are on strike as of this morning. The 32 members of Local Lodge 692 went on strike when they reached an impasse with the employer on improving their wages. “Wages are the main issue,” said Andrew Tricker, Business Representative for IAM District 250. The members have been without a raise and have experienced first-hand the devastation that inflation and

Wage increases improve LL103 Domclean contract

This past weekend LL 103 members employed by Domclean ratified a new 3-year agreement. Over the life of the contract IAM members will benefit from current protections of a collective agreement as well as significant wage increases totalling an upwards of 18% “A special Thank You to union steward and committee person Catherine Smith for all her hard work, as well as DL 78 Sister Vivianne Simon for her leadership