• Tough bargaining brings improvements for LL 99 members at Leavitt Machinery
    23 November, 2022 Edmonton, AB – Members of IAM Local Lodge 99 working at Leavitt Machinery have ratified a new collective agreement with Leavitt Machinery with some important improvements. The new three-year agreement provides wage increases of eight per cent in the first year and two per cent in the remaining two years. in the […]
  • New contract, new gains for IAM LL1722 at Strongco
    23 November, 2022 Edmonton, AB – IAM Local 1722 members in Edmonton concluded a new three-year deal with Strongco Equipment. The new contract brings with it a 4% wage increase in the first year and 3% and 2% in the final two years. “With Strongco the negotiations went very well, over just 3 days we […]
  • A Proud Moment and Historic Victory: Pension Protection Enshrined
    Yesterday, after years of lobbying and work with the NDP, the IAM and the Canadian labour movement can finally claim victory. On Nov.23, 2022, Bill C-228 or better known as the, Pension Protection Act was unanimously accepted by Members of the House of Commons, with pending final approval from the Senate. “Too often workers have been forgotten […]

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    Colin Adams Retires

    After 23 years of service to Rolls-Royce Canada and Siemens, Colin Adams retired on September 1 2022. Colin was a past member of the 2468-RRC Negotiation Committee and 2468-Siemens Grievance Committee. He also held the role of 2468 Secretary-Treasurer since 2015; he has been replaced by Daren Legault. Colin has provided a brief auto-biography:

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    FTQ Lobbying Day in Quebec City – Journée d’action politique de la FTQ à Québec

    On Wednesday, April 27, 2022, LL2468 sent one member to Quebec City as part of a lobbying group organized by the FTQ. The main issues were the following:

    Create a public, universal pharmacare program for all Quebecers;Improve the public health care system and limit private health care;Increase the minimum wage to $18/hour;Ensure a fair […]

    LL2468 Mourns the passing of Germaine Petrilli

    Germaine Petrilli was one of the founding members of Local Lodge 2468 back in 1972. She retired from RRC after 32 years of service. Please take a moment to think of her during your day; she is one of the reasons that we have all enjoyed such privilege for almost 50 years.

    Rest in […]

    Cookie retires after 30 years of service! Juliette prends sa retraite après 30 ans de service!

    After 30 years of dedicated and loyal service to RRC and as a member of LL2468, Juliette aka “Cookie” has taken her much-deserved retirement. I met Cookie when I first started at RRC in 1993, and I’ll always remember how she was always smiling and always willing to help in any way she could, be […]

    Rachpal Lehal retires after 54 years of combined service! Rachpal Lehal prends sa retraite apres 54 ans de service combinée!

    After 7 years working for Rolls-Royce in the UK as a fitter, followed by 7 years working as a fitter at RRC (LL869), then 40 years working as a Planner/Repair Technician for RRC and Siemens (LL2468), Rachpal has decided that it was time to retire. I worked with Rachpal for several years on 2nd shift […]

    LL 2468 members ratify Siemens AGT contract offer – Les membres de la SL 2468 ratifient l’offre de Siemens AGT

    A journey which began on May 14, 2018, with a different Negotiation Team and which involved three different business representatives, came to a conclusion on April 15, 2020 with the ratification vote by the membership, accepted at 87%.

    These negotiations were the longest in LL 2468 history, lasting almost two years. They are also the […]

    IAMAW Leads the way on CLC Lobby Day in Ottawa – L’AIMTA ouvre la voie lors de la journée de lobbying du CTC à Ottawa

    Once again, the IAMAW contributed the most participants from any one union in Canada: 84 of 400 union representatives for the CLC annual lobby day were Machinists! This marks the third time in as many years that the IAMAW led the way for lobbying efforts on Parliament Hill.

    Encore une fois, l’AIMTA a contribué le […]

    Stan Pickthall and Gordon Falconer visit Siemens AGT! Stan Pickthall et Gordon Falconer rendent visite à Siemens AGT!

    For the first time since Siemens AGT was created, IAMAW GVP, Canadian Territory, Stan Pickthall, and Chief of Staff, Gordon Falconer, visited Siemens AGT on October 10, 2019. Stan and Gord were accompanied by myself, Daren Legault and Michel Vincent (Shop Committee, 869) at the Courval site, and with Michael Munn at the 9505 Cote-de-liesse […]

    Annual Siemens Labour Meeting – Rencontre annuelle des travailleurs Siemens

    Union and company representatives from Canada, the US and Germany gathered in May for the annual Siemens Labour Meeting, held this year in San Antonio, TX.

    One of the most concerning topics discussed was union density within Siemens in North America; Union representation has continued to drop in the US, as Siemens moves work […]

    CLC Lobby Day in Ottawa – 2019 – Journée d’action politique CTC à Ottawa

     

    REPORT ON THE 2019 ANNUAL CLC LOBBYING DAY IN OTTAWA

    Myself, Stephane Paré, Neil Giroux and over 300 other union representatives visited our nation’s capital on February 26, 2019, in order to lobby the federal government on several very important issues affecting many Canadians. Once again, the IAMAW represented the most members from […]