IAM District 78 News

IAM Local Lodge 901 Members at HMFT (Howard Martin) in Pickering, Ontario Ratify New Collective Agreement

IAM Local Lodge 901 members at HMFT, formerly Howard Marten Company Limited, ratified an agreement this past Friday. In addition to wage increases, “the members were united in ensuring all technicians were aligned into the same classification”, said IAM Business Representative Eric Johnson. Furthermore, the members will receive increased boot allowance, shift premium, and enhanced severance benefits in the Collective Agreement. Located in Pickering, Ontario, IAM members at HMFT service… Read More »IAM Local Lodge 901 Members at HMFT (Howard Martin) in Pickering, Ontario Ratify New Collective Agreement

IAM Local Lodge 1922 Members at Union Savings Ratify First Agreement

IAM Local Lodge 1922 members at Union Savings ratified their first agreement earlier this week. In addition to wage adjustments and annual increases, among many other achievements, a top up for pregnancy and parental leave was negotiated. “It’s a solid first agreement, achieved by these members commitment to getting a good deal,” said IAM Organizer Scott Jackson. IAM District Lodge 78 looks forward to our newest members fully participating in… Read More »IAM Local Lodge 1922 Members at Union Savings Ratify First Agreement

IAM Local Lodge 1922 Members at Magellan Aerospace Prep For Negotiations

IAM Local Lodge 1922 office and technical members employed at Magellan Aerospace in Malton, Ontario are getting ready to take on their employer in contract negotiations. Every group that the IAM represents prepares for negotiations before meeting with the employer. Surveys are reviewed and demands are set at these preparation meetings. IAM wants to ensure that we are prepared and doing our best, to get the best deal possible for… Read More »IAM Local Lodge 1922 Members at Magellan Aerospace Prep For Negotiations

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

IAM Local Lodge 235 members employed by Metrolinx recently ratified a new three-year agreement. The negotiating committee held several virtual ratification meetings over a couple of days to review the changes contained in the tentative agreement. The agreement now includes wage increases in each year of the agreement, as well as language improvements, including an increase in union orientation time with any new IAM members. Vacation carryover/payout and overtime language… Read More »IAM Local Lodge 235 Members Employed by Metrolinx Ratify New Three-Year Collective Agreement

More Nurses Join IAM

The RNs and RPNs at Bellwood Health Services recently overwhelmingly voted YES to joining the IAM. “They had heard of our recent organizing victory at RNS Health Services and decided that they wanted a Union that would fight for them as well”, explained Organizer Rootisha Rampat. “They made their decision as a group and stuck together.” These nurses will join the hundreds of other nurses that IAM Healthcare Local 1295… Read More »More Nurses Join IAM

IAM Local Lodge 1975 Members at Ludachris Hats Return to Making Hats After Using Their Skills to Make Masks

IAM Local Lodge 1975 members employed at Ludachris Hats in Mount Forest recently returned to making hats. For the past several months they have been using their sewing and machine operating skills to make masks for a number of different workplaces and the general public.  Ludachris Hats is a proudly Canadian, locally owned and operated business that manufactures baseball hats, toques, and other custom made head wear. To place an order go to ludachrishats.com

IAM Healthcare Local Lodge 1295 Member Vivianne Simon Helps Celebrate Women’s Right To Vote

IAM Healthcare Local Lodge 1295 member Vivianne Simon recently appeared in an IAM video on voting rights. Although it was released several weeks ago and is chiefly about the US, it is worth sharing with members who might not have seen it. Vivianne has been involved in negotiations with her employer and has been active in her Local for many years. Well done sister!

Union Savings Workers Choose IAM

In another organizing win, the workers at Union Savings voted 100% to join the IAM. For many years, the employees of Union Savings have helped Union members across Canada save money on a multitude of goods and services. It was only natural that they become Union members themselves. “They had heard good things about the IAM through our work representing other Labour staff and got in contact,” explained Organizer Scott… Read More »Union Savings Workers Choose IAM

IAM District 78 Organizes 530 New Healthcare Workers

In another big organizing win for IAM District 78, the 530 Personal Support Workers (PSWs) that work for RNS Health Care in York Region voted by a 3 to 1 margin to be represented by our union. District 78 Organizer Rootisha Rampat-Sukhu and Organizer Scott Jackson worked with our newest members for several months, answering their concerns and assuring them it was possible. “This was a very different organizing campaign due to… Read More »IAM District 78 Organizes 530 New Healthcare Workers

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