IAM District 78 News

Steelworkers Staff Union support COPE Staff – Solidarity Looks Like This!

 October 16, 2019 Sent Via E-Mail Attachment Mary Stalteri, Bert Poulin, Jim SniderIAM, Local 1922 Negotiating Team Dear Mary, Bert, Jim, and All Striking Staff Members of COPE Ontario: On behalf of members of the Staff Representatives Union (SRU), we send you solidarity in your struggle for fairness in your strike against COPE Ontario. As Union Staff members, SRU members know how difficult it can be bargaining and bringing pressure… Read More »Steelworkers Staff Union support COPE Staff – Solidarity Looks Like This!

CUPE Local 416 Calls For Fair Bargaining With IAM Members on Strike at COPE Ontario

On October 16, 2019, Eddie Mariconda, President of the Toronto Civic Employees’ Union – CUPE Local 416, sent a letter to COPE National President David Black, calling on the national board to direct COPE Ontario to return to the bargaining table with striking IAM members and settle a fair contract. “I strongly urge the COPE National board members to direct your provincial counterparts to get back to the bargaining table… Read More »CUPE Local 416 Calls For Fair Bargaining With IAM Members on Strike at COPE Ontario

Members at Brampton Courtyard Marriott Ratify Collective Agreement

IAM Local Lodge 1295 members employed at Courtyard Marriott in Brampton recently ratified a new Collective Agreement. Determined union negotiations mean that our members will receive a wage increase in each year of the agreement, improvements to the way personal/sick days are used, and coverage for sick notes. Improvements to uniforms, to working conditions, as well as a premium for members working in laundry department were also achieved.  A Special… Read More »Members at Brampton Courtyard Marriott Ratify Collective Agreement

Take Action to Support IAM Members at COPE Ontario on Strike

It’s been one week since IAM District 78 and Local 1922 members at COPE Ontario walked off the job. It’s only been a few days, but already these members have built incredible support within the Labour movement. OPSEU, Unifor, and Steelworkers, to name a few unions, have joined our pickets and written letters in solidarity. These IAM members “are in it for the duration and are determined to be treated… Read More »Take Action to Support IAM Members at COPE Ontario on Strike

COPE Ontario IAM Members on Strike

On Wednesday, October 2, 2019, IAM District 78 and Local 1922 members at COPE Ontario walked off the job. After spending close to one year trying to get a collective agreement, it was disheartening to hear that once the members were in a legal strike position the employer told them to leave their cell phones and computers at the office. The 20 IAM members of COPE Ontario work throughout the… Read More »COPE Ontario IAM Members on Strike

IAM District 78 Joins Rally to Demand Justice For Workers at Fiera Foods

Last week, a fifth temporary agency worker was killed at Fiera Foods, a Toronto food processing plant. The Ontario Federation of Labour organized a rally at the facility on October 2, 2019 to express the labour community’s outrage at Fiera’s management and owners and to demand justice. “This employer has repeatedly demonstrated a complete disregard for the safety of those that work there, leaving yet another family grieving the loss… Read More »IAM District 78 Joins Rally to Demand Justice For Workers at Fiera Foods

District 78 Talks Organizing and Election Prep, Celebrates Organizing Award at General Meeting

On Thursday, September 26, 2019, IAM District Lodge 78 held its September General Meeting. The meeting was well attended, with discussion focusing on: Ongoing organizing work. Getting out the vote for the Federal Election on Monday, October 21, 2019. Communications strategy. Review of District financials. 2018 Organizing Award Directing Business Representative Kim Valliere also used the opportunity of the meeting to present to the membership the award bestowed on the… Read More »District 78 Talks Organizing and Election Prep, Celebrates Organizing Award at General Meeting

Members of IAM Local 1922 Vote to Strike

For immediate release19 September, 2019 Toronto, ON – Members of IAM Local 1922 made their decision early this morning and voted to go on strike against their employer, the Canadian Office and Professional Employees Union (COPE), after negotiations stalled. COPE Ontario represents approximately 6,000 members that work in the healthcare and educational sectors as well as representing multiple other workplaces in the financial sector and union employers across Ontario and… Read More »Members of IAM Local 1922 Vote to Strike

Canada takes top honours at IAM Staff Conference

Thursday, 12 September, 2019 San Diego, CA – Canada surprised everyone, except Canadians, at the recent IAM International Staff Conference last week in San Diego, CA by taking top honours for organising. All IAM territories did extremely well, but Canada rose to the top. This trophy was created to recognise the work being done in all IAM territories towards making the IAM stronger with new members. It’s about creating power!… Read More »Canada takes top honours at IAM Staff Conference