June 26, 2024

It’s finally law – IAM Canadian GVP congratulates activists on decades of hard work

Another monumental triumph for the labour movement is the passage of Bill C-58, the Anti-Scab legislation, which received unanimous support from MPs and clearance by the Senate on 17 June, 2024. After decades of relentless advocacy, Canada now has federal anti-scab legislation. This is crucial for protecting workers and their right to strike. The use of scab labour not only undermines this right but also exacerbates labour disputes and intensifies

Local Lodge 2707 members ratify new agreement

Local Lodge 2707 members employed at Kromet International Inc. in Cambridge Ontario recently ratified a new three-year agreement.  Highlights of the agreement include wage, and IAM pension contribution increases in each year of the agreement, along with increases to dental and health benefits. This was a difficult round of bargaining. The negotiation committee members Michelle Murphy, Laurie Sears, and Bev Young along with alternate Dave Mehlenbacher went to the wall to

Honouring Critical Workers: IAM Celebrates Airport Workers Day

26 June, 2024 Toronto, ON – Today, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) recognises the dedicated individuals who keep our airports running smoothly and safely. The inaugural Airport Workers Day, which will be observed annually on June 26th, will pay tribute to the essential contributions of airport personnel who play a crucial role in our nation’s transportation infrastructure. Airport Workers Day was organized by the Canadian Airports

IAM Canada participates in ITF meeting: "We learned and we shared”

Last week, in Manchester, England, the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) brought together airport representatives from Buenos Aires (EZE), Manchester (MAN) and Toronto Pearson (YYZ), to take part in discussions about the impact of technological change and artificial intelligence on airport workers. The goal was to look at existing regulations and bargaining provisions from around the world and to seek ways to bring forward common language that can be shared

2024 IAM Photography Contest

Attention all IAM members who enjoy taking photos. The 2024 IAM Photography contest is now open, so get out your cameras or smartphones and start snapping some pics of your Union sisters and brothers. The official call letter and entry forms can be found here. Submit your pictures of IAM members in their workplace, union function, or performing community service for a chance to win a cash prize and have