April 2023

28 April - Day of Mourning

April 28 is a Day of Mourning for thousands of Canadian workers killed or injured on the job each year, or who die from work-related diseases. On this day, we mourn, but it is also a time to insist that all levels of government do more to enforce existing health and safety laws and vigorously prosecute violations when a worker is killed or seriously injured. The labour movement worked for

IAM Support PSAC Workers on Strike

To All Our PSAC Striking Union Siblings, The “Fighting Machinists” of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) stand in solidarity, and strong support as you fight for your rights and livelihoods. The decision to strike is never taken lightly, but when pushed to the brink, it is a last resort, and know that the IAMAW stands alongside you offering our support in any way that helps. The

When there is political will, justice prevails

Toronto, ON April 19,2023–  After several attempts by different political parties, including the NDP, essential pension protection legislation is passed by the Senate. The “Act to Amend the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act”, also known as the pension protection Act, legislation that the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) have advocated for decades will finally prioritize workers in cases of bankruptcy and insolvency. The Act would apply to provincially

IAM Canada surveys by sector

To: All Members We want to hear from you! Given the diversity of our membership and that our members work in many sectors and industries, the IAM is launching an initiative to better understand issues our members face in their workplaces. We’ve developed brief surveys specific to sectors where our members work, and are inviting members to take this opportunity and share their perspectives with us. Information from the survey

Good news for IAM Local Lodge 2797 members working at NSGEU

Recently the Province of Nova Scotia announced it would provide several NSGEU bargaining units (NSH Health Care, NSLC and NSCC) with an extra 1 per cent wage increase outside of bargaining. That’s because these bargaining units settled agreements early in the bargaining cycle and before the Civil Service managed to achieve a 1 per cent higher settlement in arbitration. Following the province’s announcement, the NSGEU and IAMAW began discussing extending