2024

NDP MP stands up in House of Commons for IAM LL 16 Screening Officers

NDP Member of Parliament for Victoria Laurel Collins stood up for workers in the House of Commons this week, speaking on behalf of the 27 Screening Officers at Victoria Airport who were unjustly terminated. She stated the Liberal are dropping the ball when it comes to protecting workers. She received an immediate response from Labour Minister Seamus O’Regan, who promised to look at the issue immediately. On February 6 and

Anti-Scab legislation closer to becoming law!

On Tuesday Bill C-58 anti-scab legislation restricting the use of replacement workers during a strike or lockout passed second reading in the House of Commons, moving it one step closer to becoming law. While this is certainly an important day for workers in across Canada, there is still work to be done. The IAM calls for all Members of Parliament to work together to strengthen the bill by addressing the

IAM Canada Statement on the crisis in Gaza

The IAM in Canada has endorsed statements by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) regarding the ongoing crisis in Gaza, the West Bank and Israel. This includes the call for an immediate, permanent ceasefire; the release of all hostages and others held without due judicial process; and full respect for international humanitarian law. The IAM condemns hate in all its forms. We join the ITUC and CLC

IAM LL2412 members at Kohltech Windows in North Bay ratify new contract

North Bay, ON – Today the members at Kohltech Windows in North Bay Ontario ratified a 3-year deal which included non-monetary improvements and more notably, salary increases of 19.5% over the three years. The salary boosts are as follows: $2.32 in year one, $.60 in year two, and $.70 in year three. Truck drivers received the same increases with an additional $1.35. “The salary increase was the memberships top priority

LL1295 members at Fairfield by Marriott ratify new agreement

The members of IAM Local 1295 working at the Fairfield by Marriott ratified a new collective agreement last week. “The first employer offer didn’t address the members monetary demands and was voted down late last year. With a significant immediate wage increase, this offer was overwhelmingly accepted,” stated District 78 Union Representative Vivianne Simon. “The negotiations committee of Tamara Johnson and Alana Sharma did a great job relaying the members

ITUC joins ILO Global Coalition for Social Justice

The ITUC is now a member of the Global Coalition for Social Justice – a ground-breaking initiative aimed at intensifying collective efforts to address social justice deficits. ITUC General Secretary Luc Triangle said: “The Coalition is key to tackling increasing inequality, insecurity, and military confrontation worldwide – all these are factors that undermine democracy and erode trust in governments. “The foundation of restoring this trust and facing the major challenges

AIRBUS CANADA FIREFIGHTERS JOIN IAMAW

On Monday, 19 February, the Tribunal administratif du Travail du Québec accepted the IAM’s union certification for Airbus Canada firefighters. Employed by Garda, the new group of union members is responsible of fire safety at Airbus Canada’s A-220 assembly plant in Mirabel. They will be part of Local Lodge 712. SOURCE: IAM District 11

CATSA Interferes in Sub-Contractor Labour Relations – Directs Removal of 34 Workers at Victoria International Airport Without Due Process

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Victoria, BC – [14 February, 2024] CATSA, a Crown corporation responsible for securing elements of the air transportation system, including passenger and baggage screening, oversees third-party contractors supplying screening services at airports nationwide. The pre-board screening in British Columbia is subcontracted to Allied Universal Security Services (AUS). On February 6 and 7, 2024, twenty-seven IAMAW Pre-Board Screening Officers at the Victoria International Airport, along with nine salaried

It Pays to Belong: IAM Pension Plan Delivers for Members

The Multi-Employer Pension Plan (MEPP), a plan that covers members in federally regulated workplaces, will see benefit increases!   Due to the plan’s stability and performance, in addition to market conditions, the Trustees, based on the advice of the Plan’s Actuary, have decided to provide this benefit increase. Even after providing this increase, the plan’s financial position remains strong and is expected to stay that way in the future. It’s

Ontario Repeals Bill 124: A New Era for Public Sector Compensation

Applauding the Ontario Court of Appeal’s rejection of the Ford government’s appeal, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) hailed the final nail in the coffin of Bill 124. This controversial legislation, which capped public sector worker wage increases at 1% annually for three years, had been deemed unconstitutional by the Superior Court in 2022. The IAM views this verdict as a victory for collective bargaining rights and