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National Representatives at IAM Local 3011 ratify new deal with PIPSC

The 150 members of IAM Local Lodge 3011 ratified a new collective agreement with their employer. There were many improvements and additions to the contract. The bargaining team would like to thank everyone who provided support in achieving this tentative agreement: The IAM Canada staff, in particular Neil Giroux and Ralph Martin, members of our mobilization and strike committees and Local Lodge 3011 Executive, all volunteers and our colleagues in

LL1295 members at Peel Cheshire Homes in Brampton ratify new deal

Members at Peel Cheshire Homes in Brampton have ratified their new two -year agreement. The agreement provided some important language changes regarding scheduling, call-in procedures and vacations that our members were seeking to improve fairness at their workplace. Also included was an additional sick day for part-time employees, a 0.5% bump to their pension, a 3.5% increase for 2023 and an additional 2.5% increase in 2024. Pictured below are our

Breaking News - IAM member Melissa Marsman elected Secretary-Treasurer of Nova Scotia Federation of Labour

7 November, 2023 Halifax, NS – This morning, IAM Local Lodge 2797 member Melissa Marsman was just elected Secretary-Treasurer of the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour (NSFL). This marks the first time an IAM member has been in the position of a ranking officer of the NSFL. Marsman, a 22-year member of the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees’ Union (NSGEU), she is also an activist and advocate for unionism,

IAM makes history with election and representation at 52nd NSFL Convention

7 November, 2023 Halifax, NS – The 52nd Nova Scotia Federation of Labour (NSFL) Convention saw a strong presence of IAM members. Delegates and observers from IAM LL 2797 and IAM LL 1763, along with Canadian Labour Congress representatives and IAM LL 3111 member Kelly Roche Codner, gathered at the NSFL Convention in Halifax. Matt Barnable, Grand Lodge Representative also attended the convention as a delegate. It marks one of

Bernie Wood Appointed IAM Canadian Special Representative #IAMAW

IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. has appointed long-time labor advocate Bernie Wood as an IAM Special Representative in Canada. The appointment is effective Nov. 20, 2023. Wood, an executive board member of IAM Local 3111 CULR, will service IAM members in Manitoba. For the last five years, Wood has worked for the Canadian Labour Congress as Prairie Regional Representative in Manitoba. He has a robust background in political action,

IAM local 1922 members employed by UFCW ratified a new three-year agreement

Members achieved improvements to contract language, mileage and out of town expenses, and will receive wage increases each year of the contract. The committee also fought hard to maintain contract language which the employer was looking to change. Special “Thank you” to committee members Tammy and Bessie for bringing decades of experience and dedication to this process. IAM members are the administrative staff at the National UFCW office in Toronto

F-35 purchase and maintenance: IAMAW calls for guaranteed benefits.

“We have workers at L3-Harris in Mirabel who want nothing better than to work on the Royal Canadian Air Force’s next fighter jet, and who have the know-how to do it,” says IAMAW Canadian General Vice President David Chartrand. Workers at L-3 Harris in Mirabel are currently performing heavy maintenance on the RCAF’s CF-18s. At L3-Harris in Mirabel, we have men and women who work miracles to keep the CF-18s

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

Local 717T member new 3-year deal

IAM Union members of Local 717T at Magellan Aerospace ratified a new 3-year deal. Improvements include wage increases in each year of the contract, with an increase to pension in year two. Improvements were also made to vision benefits, shift premiums, safety shoe allowance, and short-term disability benefits. IAM Local 717T represents Magellan Aerospace employees working in the engine repair and overhaul plant located in Mississauga, ON. Located in Mississauga,