February 22, 2023

Canadian Airport shamefully enabling contract-flipping

Montreal, QC – Earlier this month, Aéroports de Montreal announced that Menzies Aviation, Samsic Assistance and Trans-Sol Aviation Services are the successful companies that will be granted ground handling licenses to operate at Pierre Elliott Trudeau airport (YUL) resulting in a loss of hundreds of International Association of Machinists (IAM) jobs. Contract-flipping, which is what is happening at the Montreal Airport, is the practice of awarding service contracts for work,

More than 600 people will lose their jobs at Montreal-Trudeau Airport. IAM demands change from Ottawa!

Montreal, February 21, 2023 – Montreal Airport (ADM) has decided to revoke the licenses of airport services subcontractors Swissport and ATS, resulting in the loss of approximately 600 jobs by June. The IAMAW denounces the use of contract flipping in this case. “We have 175 members who will lose their jobs because of an unfair practice,” said IAMAW District 140 General Chairperson Peter Tsoukalas. “With a snap of the fingers

New agreement, New Gains for IAM Local 235 at Markham Acura

Markham, ON – IAM Union members of IAM Local 235 at Markham Acura ratified a new 2-year agreement. Language improvements include preferred promotion for internal applicants and to holiday pay. Economic progress was made with the introduction of a tool allowance, a new bonus structure for technicians and service advisors, increases to the boot allowance, and general wage increases. “The Negotiations Committee of James Kerr and Muhittin Ciplak did a