International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers

July 01, 2009 09:39 ET

Machinists Reject Air Canada Tentative Offer!

Attention: Assignment Editor, Business/Financial Editor, News Editor, Travel/Tourism Editor, Transportation Editor TORONTO, ON/MEDIA ADVISORY--(Marketwire - July 1, 2009) - For Immediate Release

- The IAMAW membership employed by Air Canada has narrowly rejected the tentative agreement that was reached in early June, following a week-long voting process across the country.

While Finance and Clerical divisions were overwhelmingly in favour of their collective agreements, the members of Technical Maintenance and Operational Services division - which include heavy and line maintenance mechanics, millwrights, baggage and cargo agents, planners, aircraft groomers and cleaners and electricians - rejected the offer by a margin of 50.8 per cent.

The Union will have internal discussions this week to determine how best to proceed and intends to meet with Air Canada as early as possible to discuss how matters can move forward to a successful conclusion.

IAMAW, among the largest industrial trade unions in North America, represents more than 700,000 active and retired members, and administers more than 5,000 contracts in transportation, woodworking, aerospace, manufacturing and defense related industries.

/For further information: For further information:
Chuck Atkinson – IAMAW District 140 President and Directing General Chairperson
Bill Trbovich – IAMAW Director of Communications
416-386-1789 ext# 6331/416-735-9765

Contact Information

  • Bill Trbovich, Director of Communications, IAMAW
    Primary Phone: 416-386-1789 ext. 6331
    Secondary Phone: 416-735-9765