IAM District 78 News

Wishing Sister Heather Kelley a Happy Retirement

Very few of us in the IAM can remember a time when Sister Heather Kelley wasn’t playing an active role within the IAM and the greater Labour movement. Heather became a member on February 1,1979, after starting work at Fleet Industries in Fort Erie. She quickly became involved in her Local and the Ontario Provincial Council before becoming an IAM Representative in 1997. Most of us know Heather through her… Read More »Wishing Sister Heather Kelley a Happy Retirement

IAM Local 1295 Member Betty Williams Knits Slippers For Those In Need

IAM Local Lodge 1295 Women’s Committee member, Betty Williams, was recently at the District 78 Toronto office to show how she has been spending her time in physical distancing. Betty has been busy knitting slippers for the homeless, which will be delivered to a local Etobicoke shelter for distribution to those in need. Sister Williams is a proud 51 year IAM member, who, in retirement, continues to support her Union and her community.

District 78 Honours Retiring IAM Local Lodge 103 President Cyril Burke

It is with all our best wishes that we honour IAM Local Lodge 103 President, Cyril Burke, as he retires this month. Cyril has been a member of the IAM for 47 years, and has been an active member in his Local for much of that time. The IAM members at Dana Canada in Cambridge, in which Cyril worked, are members of the IAM Pension plan, which will make retirement… Read More »District 78 Honours Retiring IAM Local Lodge 103 President Cyril Burke

District 78 Healthcare Workers in Stratford Rise to the Occasion Under Difficult Circumstances

IAM District Lodge 78 members can be found working throughout the healthcare industry in Ontario, including in patient transfer, retirement homes, long-term care, and home care. Some members of the IAM’s first Local, Local Lodge 103, work at Cedarcroft Retirement, a retirement home in Stratford. “Under difficult conditions, these members have continued to provide their residents with excellent care and compassion”, says IAM District 78 Directing Business Representative Kim Valliere.… Read More »District 78 Healthcare Workers in Stratford Rise to the Occasion Under Difficult Circumstances

Thank You to Our IAM District 78 Health Care Heroes

IAM District Lodge 78 represents thousands of front-line health care workers throughout Ontario in retirement homes, long-term care, patient transfer, and home care. They are our health care heroes, risking their health to protect ours. IAM continues to fight for our members and for all health care workers in Canada, to ensure that employers and governments do a better job providing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), training, access to WSIB, and… Read More »Thank You to Our IAM District 78 Health Care Heroes

UFCW National Representatives and IAM Local 1922 Members Ratify Collective Agreement

IAM Local Lodge 1922 members working as National Representatives for the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) across Canada, recently voted in a new three year Collective Agreement. The contract provides for annual wage increases and includes several language changes. IAM Representative Ralph Martin stated that “the negotiations committee was determined and focused on getting a reasonable agreement and they accomplished just that.”

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