Category: Labour News

IWD 2022 with the IAM

International Women's Day 2022

On Sunday, March 6th, 2022, the IAM joined celebrations and showed support for the Peel Regional Labour Council’s International Women’s Day fundraising event. Given the especially difficult time women have faced during the pandemic, fundraising efforts supported Armagh House, Hope 24/7, Embrave, and Queen Youth shelter, all essential services in our community for women. Organizations […]

Lufthansa Technik Workers in Puerto Rico to Vote on Machinists Union Representation

Airplane engine being worked on by a mechanic

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2022 –More than 200 mechanics and related who work in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, at Lufthansa Technik, Puerto Rico, LLC. were granted the right to participate in an election to join the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), the largest airline and transportation union in North America. The National Mediation Board (NMB) ruling determined that […]

Concrete action needed to address anti-Black racism and discrimination (CLC)

Anti Racism CLC

Canada’s unions are marking Black History Month by calling for long-term, concrete government action to address systemic labour market discrimination and disadvantages faced by Black workers. “Black people in Canada have had to struggle with the impacts of colonial systems that have rooted anti-Black racism into our institutions, policies, workplaces and society,” said Bea Bruske, […]

A letter from Derek Ferguson to the new Transportation Minister

Derek Ferguson

January 12, 2021 The Honourable Omar Alghabra Minister of Transport House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6 Re: The Future of Canada’s Air Transportation Sector Dear Minister Alghabra: The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you on your recent appointment as Federal Transport Minister. You […]

MEDIA RELEASE: Federal Government Should “Absolutely” Support Canada’s Airlines

October 2, 2020 – “The Federal Government should absolutely support Canada’s airline and air transportation industry!” This was the unequivocal statement of Stan Pickthall, Canadian General Vice President of the Machinists Union (IAM). “This is a position we have taken throughout the pandemic, and one that we have published in two releases on our website.” September […]

IAMAW- Air Canada – Proposed Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Arrangement Would Place IAMAW Members Back On Payroll

Air Canada airplane

April 8, 2020 For immediate release Toronto, ON- The airline industry has been heavily impacted by the pandemic with countries closing borders and placing restrictions on movement. This has translated into reduction of flights and massive furloughs of air transportation workers throughout the world, and the impact has been just as severe in Canada. As […]