IAM District 78 News

District 78 Met Early March to Address COVID-19 at General Meeting

IAM District Lodge 78 met in early March 2020 for its General Meeting to address the growing COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on our members and workers across Ontario. Please note that this meeting meeting was held on March 12, 2020, prior to Public Health Agency of Canada’s advisement of social distancing measures and while Canadians were still asked to continue with regular routines and activities. The IAM Canadian Office… Read More »District 78 Met Early March to Address COVID-19 at General Meeting

IAM Suspends Programming at Winpisinger Center Through End of 2020

The following notice was originally posted on the GOIAM website on March 24, 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on our economy, our employers and our membership. For many reasons, including the uncertain nature of when it will be safe for members and staff to travel and gather in groups, the Executive Council has made the decision to close the Winpisinger Education and Technology Center for the rest… Read More »IAM Suspends Programming at Winpisinger Center Through End of 2020

IAM District 78 Member Penny Frangou Awarded Scholarship For WSIB Training

In early 2020, IAM member Penny Frangou was awarded a scholarship to attend worker based training on WSIB issues.  The program is offered by Prevention Link, supported by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, and is governed by the Ontario Federation of Labour. The program includes: training; mentoring; outreach; and advisory services for both unionized and non-unionized workers, workplace representatives, and employers wishing to engage in cost-effective, collaborative and results based outcomes. Penny… Read More »IAM District 78 Member Penny Frangou Awarded Scholarship For WSIB Training

Local 1295 Members at Ukrainian Canadian Care Centre Ratify New Collective Agreement

IAM Local Lodge 1295 members employed at the Ukrainian Canadian Care Centre (UCCC) ratified a new three year agreement. Our members made gains in wages along with improvements to benefits and contract language. Special thanks to the negotiating committee (photographed above, with a couple of members who attended the ratification vote). “The committee worked tirelessly to make sure the employer understood, and worked to resolve the issues in their workplace”, said IAM… Read More »Local 1295 Members at Ukrainian Canadian Care Centre Ratify New Collective Agreement

District 78 Members Take Part in Basic Steward Training

IAM Representative Heather Kelley once again provided basic Steward Training for District 78 workplace Stewards in Toronto on March 9, 2020. It wasn’t a big class in terms of numbers, but they were all eager to learn new skills to take back and assist their members. To the average member in the workplace, the Steward is the Union, so we all appreciate the time and effort of those who attended. 

District 78 Celebrates International Women’s Day, Amplifies Call to be #EachForEqual

Although International Women’s Day isn’t until March 8, the Peel Regional Labour Council held its celebratory brunch early and IAM District 78 was in attendance. The theme for this March 8 is “an equal world.” International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality. Equality is not a just a women’s… Read More »District 78 Celebrates International Women’s Day, Amplifies Call to be #EachForEqual

District 78 Meets MPs to Advocate for Workers’ Rights on Parliament Hill for CLC Lobby Day

IAM District Lodge 78 played a lead role in the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) Lobby Day on Parliament Hill on February 25, 2020, with a dozen members and Business Representatives in attendance. In total, 84 IAM members from across Canada and almost 400 CLC labour affiliates met with their respective MPs and Senators, in what was the largest CLC lobby ever held, to amplify our call for: Universal pharmacare Protecting… Read More »District 78 Meets MPs to Advocate for Workers’ Rights on Parliament Hill for CLC Lobby Day

IAM Local Lodge 103 Members at Cambridge Shelter Corporation Ratify New Collective Agreement

IAM Local Lodge 103 members at Cambridge Shelter Corporation (CSC) recently ratified a new collective agreement that improves wages, pension, vacation time, holiday scheduling practices, and union representation. The agreement also reduces the overtime threshold and removes the two-tiered system for paid personal emergency leave. IAM District Lodge 78 Business Representative Eric Johnston expressed his thanks to committee members Dean Hislop and Allison Skinner for their dedication and hard work. CSC… Read More »IAM Local Lodge 103 Members at Cambridge Shelter Corporation Ratify New Collective Agreement

District 78 Takes Action, Joins Workers Protesting Ford Government’s Cuts Outside PC Convention

IAM District Lodge 78, joined by our labour allies from across Ontario, rallied in Niagara Falls on February 22, 2020 at the Progressive Conservative convention to protest the Ford government’s cuts to essential public services. Turnout was strong, with more than a thousand workers and families from across Ontario in attendance. “This government is failing Ontarians,” said Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) President Patty Coates at the rally. “Public services… Read More »District 78 Takes Action, Joins Workers Protesting Ford Government’s Cuts Outside PC Convention