May 2023

World Cabin Crew Appreciation Day

31 May is ‘World Cabin Crew Appreciation Day,’ a celebration for all flight attendants and cabin crew (also known as ‘International Flight Attendants Day’). International Cabin Crew Day has been celebrated around the world since at least 2015. It was first started by a Canadian flight attendant union to highlight the role of cabin crew and see them recognized for their hard work and dedication to their profession. Cabin crew

IAM Position on Artificial Intelligence confirmed by Ontario Privacy Commissioner and Ontario Human Rights Commission

The IAM has consistently advocated for regulation of AI, which includes broad consultation with workers and the general public. The IAM’s report, “Charting Change: Workers’ Voices in an Automated World,” focuses on AI technology and its impact on Canadian jobs. The report offers conclusions and recommendations from focus groups with union members who voiced their worries and daily realities with automation.

IAMAW Delivers Long-Awaited News: Air Canada Recalls Aircraft Maintenance Engineers in Winnipeg

In an exciting turn of events, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) has received positive news from Air Canada, Canada’s leading airline, on Friday, May 26th, 2023. Air Canada has informed IAM Canada that 19 Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (AMEs) will be recalled in Winnipeg, marking a significant shift in the company’s decision to bring work back to this location starting from June 19th, 2023. This announcement comes

Leucan Shaved Head Challenge a great success - GVP Chartrand joins LL712 to raise more than $35,000 for kids diagnosed with cancer

Friday, 26 May, 2022 Montreal, QC – IAM Canada’s General Vice-President David Chartrand and 8 others willingly had their heads shaved to raise money for Leucan, an organisation dedicated to helping kids diagnosed with cancer, as well as their families. Although the fundraising goal was a modest $5,000, the final amount raised was an astounding $35,543.00. It is a number that speaks to the generosity, dedication and caring on the

Essential Workplace Skills celebrated at IAM Local 835 in New Brunswick

Photo: LL835 members and management from Clow Canada Saint John, NB – The IAM extends a huge congratulations to our members of Local 835 at Clow Canada for completing their Workplace Essential Skills (WES) program. It is great to see our members get the support they need to feel empowered, safe, and recognised on the job. Matthew Barnable, Grand Lodge Representative said, “Diversity and inclusion are cornerstones of our values,

IAM represented at the ITF Civil Aviation Ground Staff Safety Group inaugural meeting

Representatives from the IAM attended the inaugural International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) Ground Staff Occupational Health and Safety working group meeting this week to discuss health and safety issues affecting ground staff at airports globally. This working group was an outcome of our Ground Staff Sub-Committee Meeting at the ITF Civil Aviation Conference held in Montreal last year. The main focus of this working group will be to identify major

IAM Canada frustrated in delay of approved Bill

Last week, IAM representatives met with the Federal Labour Minister O’Regan’s office about the delay in implementing bill C-86- Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No.2 and changes to Section 182.1-182.4 of the Canada Labour Code. The bill has not yet come into force, and is awaiting a date of effect to be assigned by an Order-In-Council. The IAM is frustrated at the length of time the bill has taken to be

2023 CLC Convention Report

The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) is holding its 30th Constitutional Convention in Montreal. Delegates from all over Canada representing unions affiliated to the CLC gathered to chart a progressive path for everyone. The theme of the Convention is Lifting Everyone Up. Conventions are where delegates gather to propose, discuss and pass resolutions which plan the way forward in terms of policies, but also to make changes, if necessary, to the