Pattison Agreement Attracts New Members to Machinists!

Vancouver, B.C. – The quick resolution to negotiations and the contents of the new collective agreement with Jim Pattison Toyota Downtown has resulted in three new members for the Machinists! “The fact that we settled negotiations within three days of bargaining and were able to improve wages and benefits prompted three non-bargaining unit employees to approach the union for membership,” said IAMAW District Lodge 250 Business Representative Walter Gerlach. “More

Machinists Narrowly Accept Richmond Honda Deal!

Richmond, B.C. – A mediated settlement between Richmond Honda and IAMAW Local Lodge 1857 was narrowly accepted by a 65 per cent margin. The three-year agreement provides wage increases of 1.5 per cent, 1.25 per cent and 1.5 per cent in the first, second and third years respectively. The only significant highlight of the agreement was the addition of another sick day. “The membership wasn’t enthusiastic with the mediated settlement

Abousfian Abdelrazik: Put the pressure on! Break the silence!

HAUT Project Fly Home invites you to join us over the next six months as we wage an intense campaign focused on three specific demands, which we hope will help move us towards the abolition of the 1267 List and challenge the racist national security agenda as a whole. If this campaign is successful, Mr. Abdelrazik will be able to mark this upcoming one-year of his return with his fundamental

More OPT Workers join The Machinists!

Winchester, On – Employees at Ontario Patient Transfer’s newest base in Winchester, south of Ottawa, have joined the IAMAW. They join members of IAMAW Local Lodge 1295 employed at OPT’s head office in Hamilton. “Lack of any benefits and hours of work were the biggest concerns for these workers,” explained IAMAW District Lodge 78 Organizer Scott Jackson. The 20 ambulance attendants provide non-emergency ambulatory patient transfers from Winchester to Ottawa

Days Inn signe une première convention collective avec les Machinistes!

London, ON – Les 20 membres de la section locale 1295 de l’AIMTA, à l’emploi de Days Inn, ont ratifié leur première convention collective. L’entente, d’une durée de deux ans, prévoit pour le personnel d’entretien des chambres des augmentations de salaire de 9,50 $ l’heure à 10,70 $ l’heure la première année et à 10,86 $ l’heure la deuxième année. Quant au personnel de maintenance, il touchera une augmentation de

Machinists Ratify New Contract with H & H Manufacturing

Burlington, On – Members of IAMAW Local Lodge 2330 have ratified a new collective agreement with H & H Manufacturing. The three-year agreement provides a wage freeze in the first year and wage increases of 1.5 per cent or 30 cents per hour in the second and third years respectively. Other agreement highlights include : • 90 per cent increase in pension contributions over the life of the agreement • Family

Machinists ratify first agreement with Super 8

Sarnia, On – Members of IAMAW Local Lodge 1295 have ratified their first collective agreement with Super 8 Hotel in Sarnia. The two-year agreement provides a wage increase of 95 cents an hour in the first year and a wage re-opener in the second year. Other agreement highlights include : • A $240 signing bonus • Improved vacation benefits with three weeks vacation after ten years of service • Establishment of

Days Inn Inks First Agreement with Machinists!

London, On – The 20 members of IAMAW Local Lodge 1295 employed by Days Inn, have ratified their first collective agreement. The two-year agreement provides housekeeping staff with a wage increase from $9.50/hour to $10.70/hour in the first year and increasing to $10.86/hour in the second year. Maintenance staff will receive a wage increase from $10.00/hour to $10.90/hour in the first year and increasing to $11.06/hour in the second year.

Sault Auto Dealers Lockout is Over!

Sault Ste. Marie, ON – After 119 days, the lockout of members of IAMAW Local Lodge 2332 by three auto dealerships is finally over. “It’s taken a long and bitter struggle but we got most of what we were after,” said IAMAW Business Representative Rob Thompson. “We got the standard pension language in the body of the agreement which is what started this whole fiasco and we now have a

G-20 Trade union leaders urge labour ministers to push for job-intensive recovery strategies

Brussels, 20 April 2010: A delegation of trade union leaders from the G20 countries told G20 labour and employment ministers during a meeting in Washington yesterday afternoon that the current fragile economic recovery will be a jobless recovery, or even revert to a renewed decline in output, if governments do not put a stronger emphasis on decent employment creation. Sharan Burrow, President of the Australian Congress of Trade Unions and