November 2022

LL2413 members remain the best-paid FBO workers in Canada!

25 November, 2022 Toronto, ON – On Friday, 25 November, the 45 IAM Local 2413 Members at Signature Flight Support YYZ ratified a new 3-year CBA that will keep them as the best paid Fixed Base Operator (FBO) workers in Canada! The previous collective agreement expired on 31 March, 2022 and the employer served notice to bargain and thus forced the local to the bargaining table as they required some

Tough bargaining brings improvements for LL 99 members at Leavitt Machinery

23 November, 2022 Edmonton, AB – Members of IAM Local Lodge 99 working at Leavitt Machinery have ratified a new collective agreement with Leavitt Machinery with some important improvements. The new three-year agreement provides wage increases of eight per cent in the first year and two per cent in the remaining two years. in the third year. Said Quintanila, “It was a tough round of bargaining, with Leavitt but with

New contract, new gains for IAM LL1722 at Strongco

23 November, 2022 Edmonton, AB – IAM Local 1722 members in Edmonton concluded a new three-year deal with Strongco Equipment. The new contract brings with it a 4% wage increase in the first year and 3% and 2% in the final two years. “With Strongco the negotiations went very well, over just 3 days we collaborated and negotiated a strong and fair contract for our members with great input and

A Proud Moment and Historic Victory: Pension Protection Enshrined

Yesterday, after years of lobbying and work with the NDP, the IAM and the Canadian labour movement can finally claim victory. On Nov.23, 2022, Bill C-228 or better known as the, Pension Protection Act was unanimously accepted by Members of the House of Commons, with pending final approval from the Senate. “Too often workers have been forgotten by bankrupt employers, losing years of hard earned pensions. We all remember the devastation due

Shortall to retire, but she’s not done yet

IAM 3111 CULR member Mary Shortall has done just about everything in the world of labour. Now, she’s walking away from that part of her activism. She was President of the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) for almost a decade. But Shortall isn’t just walking away from the NLFL, she’s also running – for the NDP in federal politics. She ran as a candidate in the 2021 election,

Industry-leading agreement ratified with Air Transat

07 November, 2022 Montreal, QC – Members of IAM in Montreal, Toronto, Edmonton, Quebec City, Calgary and Vancouver have ratified a new multi-year agreement with Air Transat. The members voted overwhelmingly to accept the new tentative agreement negotiated by a national team of IAM staff and members. “We were able to negotiate a great deal,” said Peter Tsoukalas, General Chairperson for IAM Transportation District 140. “Although it was a long

Losing Our Democracy: Why CUPE’S Battle Is Our Battle

The cornerstone of the labour movement, and a right won through decades of bitter battles is the right to bargain freely and fairly. In fact, without it, unions would lose their essence and effectively be eliminated, which is exactly what the Conservatives want. Ford government’s trampling on this right is egregious, but the intrusion into the finer details of collective agreements is downright dangerous. This is what the erosion of

Urgent message from the OFL - TOMORROW - Picket line locations for CUPE-OSBCU strike on Friday, November 4

3 November, 2022 Urgent message from the Ontario Federation of Labour TOMORROW – Picket line locations for CUPE-OSBCU strike on Friday, November 4 The Ford government is pulling the plug on bargaining while it’s still underway and using Bill 28, to forcibly impose a contract on education workers. This is unacceptable and must be met with urgent and collective action. This attack goes beyond basic labour rights. It’s an attack

It’s an attack on all of us - IAM Canada statement of support for CUPE education workers

I was proud to be at the emergency rally organized by the Ontario Federation of Labour in support of Ontario’s 55,000 education workers, The demonstration is in response to the “Keeping Students in Schools Act,” which is being debated at the Ontario legislature at Queen’s Park. The Bill, introduced on Monday, would prevent a planned strike by the Ontario education workers represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE),