October 27, 2021

IAM Letter to Minister Alghabra regarding mandatory vaccinations

 October 21, 2021  By Email: omar.alghabra@parl.gc.ca Honourable Omar Alghabra, MP Minister of Transport House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6 Honourable Minister Alghabra,  I’m writing to you on behalf of 20,000 air transportation workers, and members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) with an urgent request for a meeting regarding Transport Canada’s guidance on federal vaccination mandates. It’s necessary to preface our concerns, and state that

IAM Local 1922 negotiates better contract, ratifies deal

IAM Local 1922 members employed by Swiss Steel, Mississauga (formerly Schmoltz-Bickenbach Canada) ratified a new collective agreement on Saturday October 23.  The members identified their priorities and the committee worked tirelessly to convey these priorities to their employer. “Special thanks to negotiating committee members (in picture) Pradeep Chadha and Quentin Park for all their hard work. They truly were the voice of their members during this process”, said District 78 Directing

IAM scores a first in Alberta, organises 85 healthcare workers!

26 October, 2021 For immediate release Edmonton, AB – The IAM has scored a first in Alberta by organising 85 health care aides and LPNs working at Sheperd’s Care (Eden House) in Edmonton. The new members join the IAM Health Care group with Local 1722 of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. Principal organiser Matt Barnable, who has since taken on new responsibilities, said of the campaign, “It

New members continue success with first contract for 500 RNS workers

26 October, 2021 Toronto, ON – After months of negotiations, the over 500 new IAM members employed by RNS Health Care Services overwhelmingly ratified their first contract. “These were difficult negotiations and it was done it completely virtually. We never met face-to-face with the employer. This is a big win for our new members,” said Jim Snider, IAM District 78 Business representative. The two-year deal secures contract language that provides for wage and vacation increases,

Local Lodge members stick together and ratify new contract

After some very difficult bargaining, the approximately 150 members of Local Lodge 2707 employed by Kromet International Inc. in Cambridge ratified a new three-year agreement. The solidarity shown by the members in support of their negotiation committee was tremendous. The three-year agreement provides for wage, pension, benefits, and vacation increases. Grand Lodge Representative Derek Ferguson would like to thank the Negotiation Committee: Sherry Cole, Laurie Sears, John Murphy, and Bev