November 1, 2023

LL 16 Securiguard Core Vancouver Airport members ratify new contract

Vancouver, BC – Local Lodge 16 members voted in favour of a new contract this week. The renewal of their contract brought some improvements, resulting in the ratification. The three-year agreement improved wages as well as a parking and transportation allowance in lieu of parking as many members take transit. They also gained an extra week of vacation “Ronal Ram, David Kaleta, Johnny De Silveira, Crystal Yamamoto and Ali Goljahani

Newfoundland and Labrador Members Overwhelmingly Ratify New Contract

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [Gander, NL – 30 October, 2023] – The members of IAM Local Lodge 927 employed by Allied Aviation in Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador, have overwhelmingly voted in favour of ratifying a new collective agreement. The ratification, held on 19 October, 2023, marks a significant milestone in the negotiation process. The members had been without a contract since 5 August, 2023. After months of effort, the two sides

“Kvennafrí - The Icelandic Pay Equity Strike and Its Relevance to Canada

In late October 2023, thousands of Icelandic women and non-binary individuals staged a day-long strike, known as “Kvennafrí” or “Women’s Day Off,” to protest unequal pay and gender-based violence. Even Iceland’s Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir joined the movement. Unions largely organised this strike! The strike began at 2:38 PM, symbolizing the point in the workday when Icelandic women essentially stop earning compared to their male counterparts. The strike was hugely