August 2023

New Executive of IAM Local 3111 meets with GVP to talk union

David Chartrand, IAM Canadian General Vice-President met with the new Executive Board of Local Lodge 3111 CULR. The members are all workers at the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) and are located across Canada and joined the IAM in 2018. Chartrand was accompanied by Chief-of-Staff Gord Falconer and Canadian Research Director Ivana Saula. The discussions today were constructive, insightful and pleasant overall, with many ideas shared. “The newly-elected Executive Board members

New contract ratified by Local Lodge 235 at Hobart Canada

Members of Local Lodge 235 at Hobart have ratified a new agreement with their employer Hobart Canada. This three-year deal includes significant improvements to seniority rights related to scheduling and vacation scheduling, additional vacation entitlements, health and welfare benefit improvements as well as wage increases of 4%, 2.5% and 2.5% plus additional premiums. The members consist of one warehouse worker and 12 service technicians that service Hobart Industrial Dishwashers and

The time is always right for solidarity with workers

#IAMAW Manitoba Government Employee Union (MGEU) members working for the Manitoba liquor stores (Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries – a crown corporation owned by Manitobans) have been on strike since August 8 2023. These members have been restricted to wage increases of .04% over the last 4 years. While this was occurring, the CEO and the Executive Vice-President of the Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries board have received wage increases of 4% per

(ITUC) International Youth Day: join a union, shape the future

(ITUC) International Youth Day: join a union, shape the future
For International Youth Day, 12 August, the youth committee of the ITUC, representing the 400 million young people in the global workforce, sees an unprecedented opportunity for the trade union movement, the world’s largest democratic social force, to renew itself.

IAM Local 1231 – helping refugees, creating community

IAM Union members of Local 1231 Women’s Committee took a donation of personal care items to the Beautiful Foundation. This organization is supporting over 300 refugees at two different locations. Speaking with Pastor Yvonne, she stated that the organization has an ongoing need for sweaters, light jackets, socks, hats and mitts to prepare for the fall weather, as well as shoes size 10+ for both men and women. They also

IAM Veteran's Committee launches

At the 2022 Grand Lodge Convention in Las Vegas, delegates recommended Local Lodges to establish new committees that advocate for women, human rights and veterans. George Zoni, President of Local 2468 in Montreal is leading the drive to establish a national IAM Veteran’s Committees across Canada, being a veteran himself. The main objective is to receive any and all support available to IAM Veterans from their respective governments. Other objectives

IAM Committee on the Future meets with members in Halifax Thursday night

#IAMAW IAM members in the Halifax area gathered on Thursday, 3 August, 2023 to share their ideas on the future of the IAM. Members shared their thoughts on the current state of the union as well as their vision of the future – from shared identity, diversity and representation to structure, and how to grow the union. The meetings were held at the NSGEU offices in Dartmouth. GVP Ricky Wallace

Support CLC Endorsement of UNITE HERE! Boycott

To:       Members of the CLC Canadian Council Greetings, UNITE HERE! has requested the CLC to endorse their boycott campaign targeted at 3 hotels in Vancouver. As per the boycott policy of the Congress, the Executive Committee has reviewed and approved the request. The CLC will endorse this boycott and I ask that all affiliates also support the members of UNITE HERE! As outlined in the letter making the request, the members of UNITE HERE! Local

National Staff with IAM Local 1922 ratify new agreement

IAM members of Local 1922 UFCW National Representatives and Staff ratified a new collective agreement this week. The agreement provides for annual salary increases, additional paid holiday, meal and moving allowance increases, as well as improvements to vacation and mileage. “In an ever-changing work environment, this agreement will also provide our members with additional support, which was a key concern raised by our members prior to bargaining,” said IAM Special Representative