We reported last month that L3 Harris employees at CFB Trenton were to vote on switching unions from the International Association of Machinists (IAM) to the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA). AMFA has now announced that the vote was held and that “an overwhelming majority” voted in favour of AMFA. The Canada Industrial Relations Board has now certified AMFA as the AMEs’ trade union representative.
“This is the AMEs’ moment to be recognized as highly skilled and responsible professionals with a public trust,” said AMFA’s national president Bret Oestreich. “Not only is this a huge day for this aircraft maintenance group at L3 Technologies MAS, but it’s an epic flag planting for the entire industry as a major trade labor movement for every AME in the entire country of Canada by unifying this workgroup under trade-specific union representation.”