IAMAW Canada – Local 2413 members at SkyCafe ratify new agreement with overwhelming support

On Friday July 5th, the IAM ratified a new 3-year collective agreement for the 122 members of Local 2413 employed with SkyCafe at the Toronto and Ottawa airports.

“The IAM Local 2413 Bargaining committee pushed the employer as hard as we could,” said Michael Corrado, IAM District 140 General Chairperson. “We used the conciliation process and strategically timed the release of a survey about our members wage expectations and their willingness to strike if their expectations were not met”.

The agreement focused on large wage increases along with a significant increase to the amount of paid sick days that this provincially-regulated employer provides.

Most of our members will experience an approximately 25% wage increases over 3 years. Additionally, paid sick days were increased by 67% for the membership.

“Good deals with living wages are what workers and IAM members deserve,” concluded Corrado.

The IAM Members voted 96.9% in favour of this new CBA which reflected the expectations of the membership.

Bargaining Committee membersfrom left: Michael Corrado, Madhu Mehta and Collin Buchanan.

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Michael Corrado, General Chairperson
IAM District 140

IAMAW Canada – IAM Member nominated for award on Airport Workers Day at YYZ

It was a special day for IAM member Obo Hassan, as he was nominated and recognised for his achievements and contributions to the Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ) community. “Obo Hassan is our Health and Safety Co-chair for AAS Canada and is a leader in his workplace” said a proud Dan Janssen, IAM District Lodge 140 General Chairperson. “Obo is passionate about health and safety and making the lives of his co-workers better. This nomination is very well-deserved.”

Congratulations Obo and on behalf of the IAM. Thank you for all the work you do!

The awards were given as part of the Airport Workers Day celebrations that were put on at Toronto Pearson and airports across the country.

Airport Workers Day on June 26 this year is a national initiative led by the Canadian Airports Council (CAC) recognizing the people who are “moving what matters” and celebrating the vital contribution airport workers make to our communities and our economies.

The IAM represents the greatest number of workers at Canadian airports.

PHOTO: Obo Hassan (left), pictured with Dan Janssen