IAM District 78 News

IAM Local Lodge 1295 Forms Women’s Committee

IAM Local Lodge 1295 sisters formed their official Women’s committee at their monthly General meeting in January 2020. The sisters hit the ground running and already have an idea of what they would like to do.  One of the committee’s first initiatives, suggested by member Betty Williams, will be to create joy boxes, a collection of donated items including toiletries and feminine hygiene products, which would then be donated by the… Read More »IAM Local Lodge 1295 Forms Women’s Committee

District 78 Kicks Off the New Year With First General Meeting

On January 9, 2020, IAM District Lodge 78 held its first General Meeting of the new year. The meeting was well attended and provided local delegates with a valuable opportunity to share and connect. Discussion and motions at the meeting included: Sending members to the CLC Lobby in Ottawa (February 24-25, 2020). Member engagement in the community, including recent holiday drives, charitable initiatives, and the amazing work of our local… Read More »District 78 Kicks Off the New Year With First General Meeting

IAM District 78 and Local 103 Collect Winter Jackets For Community Shelter Residents in Need

IAM District Lodge 78, along with Local Lodge 103, collected more than 40 winter jackets for Cambridge Shelter (Bridges) over the holiday season. Local 103 members employed by Bridges then distributed the jackets to residents of the shelter in need. The collection and donation went so well that Local 103 members have now begun a collection for gently used safety work boots/shoes for Bridges’s residents.   We all know that many employers require safety… Read More »IAM District 78 and Local 103 Collect Winter Jackets For Community Shelter Residents in Need

IAM District 78 Delivers Donations to Help Families in Need This Holiday Season

Thank you to all of our members who helped to make this year’s District 78 holiday food and toy drive a great success. Your kind donations have been delivered to our nearby Toronto Fire Station in Etobicoke, and will be distributed as part of their program to assist individuals and families in need over the holidays. “The generosity of our members at this time of year is always inspiring,” said… Read More »IAM District 78 Delivers Donations to Help Families in Need This Holiday Season

IAM Local Lodge 1231 Celebrates the Holidays For the First Time as IAM Members

On Monday, December 16, 2019, health care workers from IAM Local Lodge 1231 held their very first Christmas social at the District 78 office. “The event was very well attended by the membership,” said IAM Grand Lodge Representative Ralph Martin. “A good time was had by all.” IAM Local Lodge 1231 represents more than 2,400 Personal Support Workers and Registered Nursing Staff, including Registered Practical Nurses and Registered Nurses.

District 78 Holds December General Meeting, Followed by Celebratory Social

On Thursday, December 12, 2019, IAM District Lodge 78 held its December General Meeting, followed by a social to celebrate the holidays and to cap another successful year of organizing, political action, and fighting for workers’ rights. Discussion and motions at the meeting included: Upcoming Stewards Training (dates to be confirmed). Setting up a committee to investigate establishing a District 78 bursary for post-secondary students. IAM Canadian Women’s Conference on… Read More »District 78 Holds December General Meeting, Followed by Celebratory Social

IAM Local Lodge 2113 Women’s Committee Collects Holiday Food Drive Bonanza

IAM Local Lodge 2113‘s Women’s Committee has been doing amazing work this holiday season, embracing the IAM motto of “Service to the Community” to support those in need. The boxes pictured above contain the bonanza of food collected by the women of Local 2113 at their workplace, Veoneer, for the IAM District Lodge 78 holiday food drive. “Thanks to all our members and friends who donated items,” said District 78… Read More »IAM Local Lodge 2113 Women’s Committee Collects Holiday Food Drive Bonanza

IAM Local Lodge 1295 Honours Sister Betty Williams for 50 Years of Service

IAM Local Lodge 1295 presented Sister Betty Williams with an IAM watch in recognition of her 50 years of service as an IAM member. In addition to attending many conferences on behalf of her Local, Betty is also the Recording Secretary for 1295. IAM Local Lodge 1295 members chiefly work in the healthcare and hotel sectors throughout Ontario. Thanks for all you do Betty!

Regional Representatives of PIPSC Join the IAM

The Regional Representatives of PIPSC recently joined the IAM.  The 35 staff work for the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) in provinces across Canada. The new members have been granted a new charter and will be known as PIREC Local 907. IAM Organizer Scott Jackson stated, “our newest members did their due diligence and looked far and wide for a good fit and finally chose the IAM as the… Read More »Regional Representatives of PIPSC Join the IAM