September 2023

IAM members join thousands to support public healthcare

12 IAM members attended the Rally in support of public healthcare at Queen’s Park, along with thousands who oppose what Doug Ford and the Conservatives are doing.Thanks to the @OntarioHealthC – the Ontario Health Coalition, who organised it.Members from various Toronto-area locals joined in the rally and voiced their concerns.Unions and opposition parties are united in the fight. Profit-driven care is not the answer.Heather Kelley, retired GLR spoke from the

IAM Local 2413 Ratifies Improved Agreement with Bearskin Airlines

27 September, 2023 – In a significant development, IAM Local Lodge 2413 has successfully ratified an enhanced agreement with Bearskin Airlines. After the initial proposal was rejected by members, IAM Local Lodge 2413 went back to the negotiation table and secured a more favourable deal, boasting numerous improvements. Michael Corrado, General Chairperson for IAM District 140, expressed his satisfaction, stating, “100% of the members completed the voting process, with an

Local Lodge 1120 Ratifies Contract with Mascarin Collision Centre in Thunder Bay

[Thunder Bay, ON] – Local Lodge 1120 is pleased to announce the successful ratification of a renewed contract with Mascarin Collision Centre, an auto collision repair and painting facility in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The contract, which was officially ratified on 11 July, 2023, covers 12 dedicated members and spans a three-year term from 1 March, 2023, to 28 February, 2026. The agreement encompasses essential aspects, including wages, pensions, and benefits.

United in support of anti-scab legislation

Hundreds of demonstrators rallied yesterday at Parliament Hill in Ottawa to press for the adoption of anti-scab legislation. The IAM was there, and our message was heard loud and clear. Even though Quebec has had anti-scab legislation for a long time, we have units under federal jurisdiction that cannot apply this legislation. The absence of such legislation only creates chaos in the event of a dispute and is disastrous in

IAM Local Lodge 1120 Celebrates Successful Contract Renewal for Members at Half-Way Motors Mazda

Thunder Bay, ON, September 2023 — IAM Local Lodge 1120 in Thunder Bay is pleased to announce the ratification of a renewed contract for our members at Half-Way Motors Mazda. The agreement, ratified on June 21, 2023, represents a significant milestone in securing fair wages and benefits for our members. The renewed contract spans a three-year term, effective from July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2026, and focuses on enhancing

IAM Committee on the Future - NOW ON ZOOM

 The IAM’s Committee on the Future, which has been hearing from members across North America on the future of the union, is holding upcoming Listening Sessions via Zoom.  Sessions are being held in English, French and Spanish. Each session is limited to 500 participants. 

You've heard of the G20, but have you heard of the L20? (ITUC)

“The Labour 20 – L20 – represents the interests of workers at the G20 level. It unites trade unions from G20 countries and Global Unions and is convened by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and Trade Union Advisory Committee (TUAC) to the OECD. Since the outbreak of the financial crisis in 2008, the L20 engages around the G20 inter-governmental process to ensure inclusive and constructive dialogue on ‘Jobs and

Manitoba Elections - NOW is the time to get involved!

Dear fellow IAM members, It’s incredibly important for us to get involved in the Manitoba provincial election. Our voices and concerns truly matter when it comes to shaping policies that affect our daily lives and livelihoods. When we actively participate in this election, we can champion important causes such as fair labour laws, workplace safety regulations, better wages, job security, and job opportunities. Together, we can make sure we elect

Double Victory - Innotech Aviation workers join forces with IAM District 11, ensuring a stronger future in the Aerospace Industry

12 September, 2023 – Two groups of dedicated workers have chosen to unite under the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), District 11, recognising the benefits of joining a larger organization with extensive aerospace industry experience. Both groups, working for the same employer under different businesses, were previously members of independent unions before joining the IAM. Innotech Aviation:Comprising 70 members, this group specializes in the maintenance of private

World Day for Decent Work : It’s Time for a Pay Rise

This 7 October, the World Day for Decent Work, the ITUC says “It’s Time for a Pay Rise” to relieve the enormous pressure on working people and their households due to inflation driven by corporate profiteering. The share of global wealth that goes to wages has fallen by 13 per cent over the past 40 years, even as the world economy has quadrupled in size. This is largely a result