IAM District 78 News

IAM Local Lodge 2113 Raises $1335 For Scarborough Women’s Centre Through Bake Sale

IAM Local Lodge 2113 raised $1,335 for the Scarborough Women’s Centre through a bake sale held by its Women’s Committee at its workplace, Veoneer, on November 18-19, 2019. “We will definitely do another charity event in the future”, said Penny Frangou, a member of the Local 2113 Women’s Committee, commenting on the success of the fundraiser. The Scarborough Women’s Centre offers free programs and services to assist women and youth… Read More »IAM Local Lodge 2113 Raises $1335 For Scarborough Women’s Centre Through Bake Sale

IAM District Lodge 78 Celebrates Retirees At Christmas Luncheon

On December 2, 2019, IAM District Lodge 78 brought together retirees from across Ontario for a Christmas luncheon at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 609. The luncheon, which was a opportunity to celebrate both the holiday season and the dedication and years of service of our retired members, was a success with more than 75 retirees in attendance. “We are all so very thankful for the collective agreements our retirees… Read More »IAM District Lodge 78 Celebrates Retirees At Christmas Luncheon

Hard Work of IAM Local Lodge 3111 Helps Ensure Success of OFL Convention Voting

IAM delegates participated in the important work of the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) at its 2019 Convention, which took place in Toronto from November 25-29. Members of IAM Local 3111 had an especially vital job in ensuring that the conduct of voting for the new executive of the Ontario Federation of Labour was above reproach. The new executive of the OFL is President Patti Coates, Secretary-Treasurer Ahmad Gaied and… Read More »Hard Work of IAM Local Lodge 3111 Helps Ensure Success of OFL Convention Voting

In Memory of Mitch: Brother Paul Mitchell Honoured at OFL Convention

This week, IAM and other Union delegates are attending the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) convention in Toronto. The convention provides a unique opportunity for delegates to discuss, debate, and decide the direction of Ontario’s labour movement for the next two years.  Monday, November 25, 2019, was especially important to the IAM, as one of five awards to honour retired or deceased labour activists were presented. Sara Mitchell, (pictured far… Read More »In Memory of Mitch: Brother Paul Mitchell Honoured at OFL Convention

IAM Local 1231 Assists Its Sisters By Collecting Feminine Hygiene Products For Women in Need

IAM Local Lodge 1231 has been accepting feminine hygiene donations for the past few weeks. At their local meeting on November 21, 2019, everything was brought together and readied for donation. The contributions will be taken to Women’s Habitat in Etobicoke, Ontario. Women’s Habitat is a community-based shelter and outreach centre that provides support to women, and their dependents, who are survivors of violence and poverty. Thanks to Local 1231… Read More »IAM Local 1231 Assists Its Sisters By Collecting Feminine Hygiene Products For Women in Need

District 78 Gets the Good Work of the Union Done at its November General Meeting

On Thursday, November 14, 2019, IAM District Lodge 78 held its November General Meeting. Discussion and motions at the meeting included: An update from IAM Local Lodge 1231 on the feminine hygiene products collection being undertaken by its Women’s Committee. Political action, organizing, and communications reports. Review of monthly District financials. Toy Drive and Food Bank Collection To help those in need this holiday season, District 78 has launched its… Read More »District 78 Gets the Good Work of the Union Done at its November General Meeting

CUPE 905 Employees in York Region Join IAM District 78

Say hello to IAM District Lodge 78’s newest members! On November 12, 2019, the employees of CUPE 905 unanimously voted to join the IAM. Our newest members provide administrative and communication services to CUPE Local 905, which is located in York Region. We look forward to supporting our new members in their workplace and furthering their union education and participation in the labour movement. The IAM has become the home… Read More »CUPE 905 Employees in York Region Join IAM District 78

IAM District 78 Members in the GTA Take Part in Steward Training

IAM District Lodge 78 workplace Union Stewards from around the GTA received basic stewards training on November 4, 2019. The training was facilitated by Canadian Representative Heather Kelley at District 78’s Toronto office. Heather commented that “it was a lively group, that was definitely here to learn.” Workplace Stewards are the backbone of the Union movement and it looks like the movement is in good hands. If you’re interested in… Read More »IAM District 78 Members in the GTA Take Part in Steward Training

Members of Local 1922 ratify offer – return to work today

06 November, 2019 For immediate release Toronto, ON – Members of IAM Local 1922 who are staff of the Canadian Office and Professional Employees Union (COPE Ontario) voted almost 80% in favour of the employer’s offer last night. The 14 members had been on strike against their employer, COPE Ontario since 19 September, 2019. They return to work today. “At the end of the day, when members vote, members win.… Read More »Members of Local 1922 ratify offer – return to work today

IAM 3111 CULR STAFF Ratify New Agreement – Back to Work Tomorrow

For Immediate Release 30 October, 2019 Ottawa, ON – Members of IAMAW Local Lodge 3111 CULR (Canadian Union of Labour Representatives) held a ratification meeting on the evening of Wednesday October 30th, followed by a ratification vote. At 11:45pm, following the vote and tabulation of ballots, the union announced that the Tentative Agreement with the Employer (the Canadian Labour Congress) was ratified, ending the strike which began in the early… Read More »IAM 3111 CULR STAFF Ratify New Agreement – Back to Work Tomorrow