IAM District 78 News

IAM Local Lodge 235 Members Ratify New Three-Year Collective Agreement

IAM Local Lodge 235 members at Hobart Canada ratified a new three-year agreement on Monday evening. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the group met virtually to discuss the changes to the Collective Agreement. IAM District Lodge 78 Business Representative Eric Johnson explained that “the committee consisting of Steven Straub, Kumar Balkaran, and Chee Leong were very effective in advancing the interests of the membership and setting the stage for future rounds… Read More »IAM Local Lodge 235 Members Ratify New Three-Year Collective Agreement

IAM Local Lodge 235 Members at Markham Acura Ratify New Two-Year Agreement

IAM Local Lodge 235 members at Markham Acura recently ratified a new two-year agreement. Highlights include annual wages increases, increases to certification premiums, language improvements to paid sick leave, and the introduction of a pension plan. IAM District 78 Business Representative Eric Johnson noted that “the negotiations committee, James Kerr and Muhittin Ciplak, did an excellent job conveying the needs of the membership, specifically regarding competitive wages and the need for a pension.”… Read More »IAM Local Lodge 235 Members at Markham Acura Ratify New Two-Year Agreement

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

Thank you to all of our members that made a donation this holiday season to help make our annual food and toy drive a success. This year, as we face the extraordinary challenges of the pandemic, your kind donations will help make the holidays a little brighter for those less fortunate. All of your generous donations have been delivered by the District to our neighbourhood Toronto Fire Station in Etobicoke,… Read More »IAM District 78 Delivers Food and Toy Donations to Help Families in Need This Holiday Season

OECTA Toronto Office Staff Vote to Join IAM

The office staff for the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association (OCETA) in Toronto voted this week to join the IAM. The new members had heard good things about the IAM and voted 100% to join. “This is the third teacher union group to join us and we are looking forward to getting them a contract they can be proud of,” said IAM Organizer Scott Jackson.

Nurses Unionize, Vote YES to Join IAM

Late last week, 96 Registered Nurses and Registered Practical Nurses working for RNS Health Services voted by a two-to-one margin to join the IAM. These front-line workers provide home care for clients throughout York Region and are looking forward to the representation and security a Union can provide. Throughout 2020, IAM Union Organizers Rootisha Rampat-Sukhu and Scott Jackson have been steadily growing District 78 in the healthcare sector.

IAM Local Lodge 907 Members Ratify First Collective Agreement

IAM Local Lodge 907, whose members work for the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC), have ratified their first Collective Agreement with the IAM. Highlights include: annual wage increases; pension improvements; plus several other monetary and language improvements. “The members at PIPSC stood united throughout the process and were prepared to take the necessary steps, including a strike, if needed, to secure an agreement that respected their… Read More »IAM Local Lodge 907 Members Ratify First Collective Agreement

IAM Local Lodge 1922 Celebrates the Retirement of Long-Time Member Mike Beard

Congratulations and best wishes to Mike Beard, who, after 34 years at Magellan Aerospace, is retiring. Mike started with Local 1922 in 1986 and worked as a printing press operator before transferring into records for his last 10 years. “The IAM pension has made a big difference in my decision to retire,” said Beard, who will be staying active by volunteering and playing in his band (Suburban Outlaws). We wish… Read More »IAM Local Lodge 1922 Celebrates the Retirement of Long-Time Member Mike Beard

IAM Local Lodge 1295 Members at Thorncliffe Place Ratify New Four Year Agreement

The IAM Local Lodge 1295 members working at Thorncliffe Place, a retirement home in Nepean, overwhelmingly ratified a new four year agreement last week. IAM District Lodge 78 Representative Jim Snider reported that “there were many language improvements that better fit the members needs, such as shift bidding, layoff, and recall rights. In addition to annual wage increases, there were also pension and uniform allowance increases”. “These members work very… Read More »IAM Local Lodge 1295 Members at Thorncliffe Place Ratify New Four Year Agreement

More Healthcare Workers Unionize and Join IAM

Last month, 35 nurses working at Bellwood Health Services, an addictions facility in Toronto, voted to join the IAM. Shortly afterwards, some of the other workers contacted us to join as well. IAM District Lodge 78 Organizer Rootisha Rampat explained that “the job security that the IAM Union provides was a huge draw for them.” “The IAM’s organizing formula for healthcare workers seems to be working well,” said Organizer Scott… Read More »More Healthcare Workers Unionize and Join IAM

IAM Local Lodge 717T Members at Magellan Aerospace Ratify New Three Year Agreement

IAM Local Lodge 717T members employed by Magellan Aerospace ratified a new three year agreement over the weekend. “The bargaining committee understood the priorities of our members, they worked together and worked hard,” said IAM District Lodge 78 Directing Business Representative Kim Valliere. “While negotiating via unfamiliar platforms (Zoom), their efforts made it possible to achieve increases to wages each year of the agreement, improvements to health benefits, weekly indemnity… Read More »IAM Local Lodge 717T Members at Magellan Aerospace Ratify New Three Year Agreement