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Pyne Appointed Canadian Representative to Education

IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. has appointed Matt Pyne from Local 1763 as a Representative assigned to Education, effective October 1, 2021. “I am proud to assign Matt to the education portfolio,” said Martinez. “It is essential that we have an instructor with knowledge of Canadian labour laws, healthcare system, and labour regulations so that our Canadian sisters and brothers receive the best training possible. Matt’s knowledge and experience will be put to immediate use to the benefit of

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Making History: IAM Develops Mentoring Program for Female Leaders

September 14 and 15, 2021 marks an important date in the history of the IAM. Following an announcement by International President, Robert Martinez about plans to launch the Leadership Excellence Assembly of Dedicated Sisters (LEADS,) a program aimed at increasing participation of women in the organization, representatives across the United States and Canada gathered at the Harbor. This is the first time that the organization has focused efforts on developing a system of mentorship for women, with the Executive Council

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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation #NDTR

September 30, 2021 marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process. The creation of this federal statutory holiday was through legislative amendments made by Parliament. On June 3, 2021, Bill C-5, An Act to amend the Bills of Exchange Act, the Interpretation Act and the Canada

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GVP Chartrand’s letter to Minister Alghabra on Canadian Airports and Mandatory Vaccination Policies

Dear Honourable Minister Alghabra, The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) represent twenty twothousand workers in air transportation and aerospace in Canada. We represent a majority of workersat Canadian airports. I am writing you today asking your help with a troubling issue about mandatory vaccination policies byCanadian Airports authorities, which are arm’s length from government. A number of Canadianairports are implementing vaccination policies, taking any possibility of consultation and negotiation onthis critical health and safety issue away from

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Mandatory Vaccinations and Worker’s Compensation: Employer Liability

In a race against the fourth wave of the Coronavirus, the government, public health units and employers have moved from encouraging vaccination to mandating it. In recent weeks, many employers have issued mandatory vaccination policies, giving rise to multiple concerns, from individual rights to rights of the collective to work in safe environments. Some are raising practical concerns, like worker’s compensation, and whether employers who mandate vaccines are liable for workers who develop severe and adverse reactions. The question to

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Please sign the petition to support Cascade Containerboard workers!

More than 100 workers voted to join the Machinists Union in April 2019 and have tried to bargain for a fair contract for more than two years at Cascades Containerboard in Niagara Falls, New York. In that time, workers have faced an aggressive anti-union campaign put on by your company which has permanently sub-contracted their work, resulting in layoffs and drastically reducing their annual bonus by 20 percent. What kind of behaviour is this from a Quebec company!!! It’s frustrating to

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