IAM District 78 Grows The 15 employees of Trojan Tire in Burlington recently voted to join the IAM. Our newest members manufacture and service a soft cell inserted into large tires which are used in mining, waste management, and other sectors all over the world. This soft cell prevents the tire from going flat if punctured. “These workers wanted job security and knew the IAM could provide it,” says IAM… Read More »Workers at Trojan Tire in Burlington Vote to Join IAM
IAM District 78 News
IAM Local Lodge 103 members at Norfolk County Fire station Number 1 ratified a new collective agreement this week. Improvements were made to how discipline is handled, member recognition and advancement, and increases to boot allowances. In addition, annual wage increases were written into the three year agreement. Our Norfolk County members are volunteer firefighters located in Simcoe Ontario.
IAM Local Lodge 1231 held its first General Meeting of the new year on January 16, 2020 at the IAM District Lodge 78 office. It was a full house, with discussion and motions focused on resolving issues in the workplace, setting a course for the IAM 2020 convention book, and local lodge operations. The meeting also provided an important opportunity for local leaders to connect and support members. About Local… Read More »Full House For IAM Local Lodge 1231 at January General Meeting
IAM Local Lodge 1295 sisters formed their official Women’s committee at their monthly General meeting in January 2020. The sisters hit the ground running and already have an idea of what they would like to do. One of the committee’s first initiatives, suggested by member Betty Williams, will be to create joy boxes, a collection of donated items including toiletries and feminine hygiene products, which would then be donated by the… Read More »IAM Local Lodge 1295 Forms Women’s Committee
On January 9, 2020, IAM District Lodge 78 held its first General Meeting of the new year. The meeting was well attended and provided local delegates with a valuable opportunity to share and connect. Discussion and motions at the meeting included: Sending members to the CLC Lobby in Ottawa (February 24-25, 2020), and encouraging locals to do the same. Member engagement and service to the community, including recent holiday drives,… Read More »District 78 Kicks Off the New Year With First General Meeting
Leading up to the holiday season, IAM District Lodge 78 put together several themed gift baskets. Members and staff had an opportunity to buy tickets for the baskets, with the proceeds going to Guide Dogs of America. More than $1000 was raised. Prizes were won by Pradeep Chadha, Chee Leong, Kevin Scharf and Frank Saptel. Well done!
IAM District Lodge 78, along with Local Lodge 103, collected more than 40 winter jackets for Cambridge Shelter (Bridges) over the holiday season. Local 103 members employed by Bridges then distributed the jackets to residents of the shelter in need. The collection and donation went so well that Local 103 members have now begun a collection for gently used safety work boots/shoes for Bridges’s residents. We all know that many employers require safety… Read More »IAM District 78 and Local 103 Collect Winter Jackets For Community Shelter Residents in Need
Thank you to all of our members who helped to make this year’s District 78 holiday food and toy drive a great success. Your kind donations have been delivered to our nearby Toronto Fire Station in Etobicoke, and will be distributed as part of their program to assist individuals and families in need over the holidays. “The generosity of our members at this time of year is always inspiring,” said… Read More »IAM District 78 Delivers Donations to Help Families in Need This Holiday Season
On Monday, December 16, 2019, health care workers from IAM Local Lodge 1231 held their very first Christmas social at the District 78 office. “The event was very well attended by the membership,” said IAM Grand Lodge Representative Ralph Martin. “A good time was had by all.” IAM Local Lodge 1231 represents more than 2,400 Personal Support Workers and Registered Nursing Staff, including Registered Practical Nurses and Registered Nurses.
On Thursday, December 12, 2019, IAM District Lodge 78 held its December General Meeting, followed by a social to celebrate the holidays and to cap another successful year of organizing, political action, and fighting for workers’ rights. Discussion and motions at the meeting included: Upcoming Stewards Training (dates to be confirmed). Setting up a committee to investigate establishing a District 78 bursary for post-secondary students. IAM Canadian Women’s Conference on… Read More »District 78 Holds December General Meeting, Followed by Celebratory Social