International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers

May 19, 2010 15:01 ET

Toyota Canada Workers Seek Representation with IAM!

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Cambridge, On - Team Members at Toyota assembly plants in Cambridge and Woodstock have asked the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers for union representation.

"The inside organizing committee have been canvassing workers for the past several months and they have received numerous requests for a return of the IAM," said IAM District 140 Organizer Ian Morland. The IAM attempted to organize the two plants in a drive from September 2007 to April 2008 but a hiring blitz by Toyota made it impossible to determine the correct number of cards required to file a vote.

'What makes this different now is the enormous renewed interest by Toyota Team Members in becoming members of the IAM and having a union contract," explained Morland. "These are hard working people who take tremendous pride in the quality product they produced here but they also want to protect their future and they're aware of the difference a collective agreement can make in their lives."

The IAM represents thousands of members in the Canadian automotive transportation sector at assembly and parts manufacturing facilities in Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia. The IAM represents more than 700,000 active and retired members in North America and administers more than 5,000 contracts in transportation, woodworking, aerospace, manufacturing and defense-related industries.

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/For further information: Ian Morland – IAM District 140 Organizer
905-671-3192 ext 222/416-875-8140
Bill Trbovich – IAM Director of Communications
416-386-1789 ext 31/416-735-9765
/ IN: AUTOMOTIVE, ECONOMY, FINANCE, LABOUR, TRANSPORT

Contact Information

  • Bill Trbovich, Director of Communications, IAMAW
    Primary Phone: 416-386-1789 ext. 6331
    Secondary Phone: 416-735-9765
    E-mail: btrbovich@iamaw.org