IAMAW Canada – ITUC joins ILO Global Coalition for Social Justice

The ITUC is now a member of the Global Coalition for Social Justice – a ground-breaking initiative aimed at intensifying collective efforts to address social justice deficits.

ITUC General Secretary Luc Triangle said: “The Coalition is key to tackling increasing inequality, insecurity, and military confrontation worldwide – all these are factors that undermine democracy and erode trust in governments.

“The foundation of restoring this trust and facing the major challenges of climate and technological change, is a New Social Contract based on decent jobs, workers’ rights, universal social protection for all, fair wages, equality and inclusions. This will help us deliver social justice.”

The Coalition has been set up as a key and timely initiative of ILO Secretary General Gilbert Houngbo.

An analysis of the last three decades of globalisation reveals governments’ capabilities to protect people’s dignity have been weakened and this has contributed to a rise in extreme right-wing and authoritarian politics.

This negative cycle can only be broken by a New Social Contract that re-balances the relationship between government, people and capital, to secure global common security and well-being.

Luc Triangle concluded: “We are delighted to join forces with those genuinely ready to contribute to delivering social justice to more people. We look forward to working closely with the ILO to realise our shared ambitions through this important initiative.”


IAMAW Canada – Anti-Scab legislation closer to becoming law!

On Tuesday Bill C-58 anti-scab legislation restricting the use of replacement workers during a strike or lockout passed second reading in the House of Commons, moving it one step closer to becoming law.

While this is certainly an important day for workers in across Canada, there is still work to be done. The IAM calls for all Members of Parliament to work together to strengthen the bill by addressing the exemptions and loopholes evident in the bill’s current form. We need to pass legislation and restore fairness and equity in the Collective Bargaining process for workers in federally-regulated industries without further delay.

IAMAW Canada – IAM Canada Statement on the crisis in Gaza

The IAM in Canada has endorsed statements by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) regarding the ongoing crisis in Gaza, the West Bank and Israel. This includes the call for an immediate, permanent ceasefire; the release of all hostages and others held without due judicial process; and full respect for international humanitarian law.

The IAM condemns hate in all its forms. We join the ITUC and CLC in our support for a just and lasting peace.

The CLC is the national voice of the labour movement in Canada, and the ITUC is the largest trade union federation in the world. The IAM is affiliated to both organizations and supports their ongoing work to support workers in the region.

You can also see at the following links the information on IAM international site