IAMAW Canada – Fighting Machinists Secure Historic Contract at British Airways, Elevating Standards of Living for IAM Members in Toronto and Montreal


Toronto – Customer service representatives working for British Airways in Toronto and Montreal recently ratified a new three-year collective agreement. “This agreement marks a significant milestone in the pursuit of fair wages and improved working conditions for IAM Members at British Airways. Our bargaining teams out of IAM Local 2413 and IAM Local 2309 did a great job fighting for what they deserve at the bargaining table.” said Peter Tsoukalas, Eastern Region General Chairperson for IAM District 140.

Some of the primary achievements of this CBA is the realisation of Living Wages, improvements to overtime pay language, a substantial increase to healthcare spending accounts and improved work schedule language. This is the first contract guaranteeing union members a living wage (as opposed to the minimum wage).

“We are pleased to report that many IAM Members will benefit from substantial wage increases, with hourly rates increasing by up to five dollars ($5.00) per hour. This infusion of income directly contributes to the financial well-being of our members, putting significant money into their pockets and enhancing their quality of life.

“We have definitely succeeded in raising the competitive bar of wages for above-the-wing Customer Service workers within the industry. These achievements underscore our unwavering commitment to advancing the interests and livelihoods of the hardworking air transportation workers we proudly represent,” said Michael Corrado, Central Region General Chairperson for IAM District 140.

The new agreement runs until November 30, 2026.

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) is the leading union in the aerospace sector and air transportation industry. The IAMAW represents over 40,000 members across Canada, of which 22,000 work in the aviation, aerospace and air transportation sector.


For media inquiries, please contact:
Michael Corrado
General Chairperson, IAM District 140

Peter Tsoukalas
General Chairperson, IAM District 140

Frank Saptel
IAM Canada Communications

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