IAM District 78 News

IAM Local Lodge 2113 Women’s Committee Collects Holiday Food Drive Bonanza

IAM Local Lodge 2113‘s Women’s Committee has been doing amazing work this holiday season, embracing the IAM motto of “Service to the Community” to support those in need. The boxes pictured above contain the bonanza of food collected by the women of Local 2113 at their workplace, Veoneer, for the IAM District Lodge 78 holiday food drive. “Thanks to all our members and friends who donated items,” said District 78… Read More »IAM Local Lodge 2113 Women’s Committee Collects Holiday Food Drive Bonanza

IAM Local Lodge 1295 Honours Sister Betty Williams for 50 Years of Service

IAM Local Lodge 1295 presented Sister Betty Williams with an IAM watch in recognition of her 50 years of service as an IAM member. In addition to attending many conferences on behalf of her Local, Betty is also the Recording Secretary for 1295. IAM Local Lodge 1295 members chiefly work in the healthcare and hotel sectors throughout Ontario. Thanks for all you do Betty!

Regional Representatives of PIPSC Join the IAM

The Regional Representatives of PIPSC recently joined the IAM.  The 35 staff work for the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) in provinces across Canada. The new members have been granted a new charter and will be known as PIREC Local 907. IAM Organizer Scott Jackson stated, “our newest members did their due diligence and looked far and wide for a good fit and finally chose the IAM as the… Read More »Regional Representatives of PIPSC Join the IAM

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 Successfully Settles Job Posting Grievances

IAM District Lodge 78 Directing Business Representative Kim Valliere, is pleased to report that the IAM successfully settled job posting grievances for three of our sisters employed by GO Transit (Metrolinx). All three are currently in the positions they wanted and the grievances were settled to their satisfaction. The IAM represents customer service representatives at GO Transit in the Greater Toronto Area. It pays to belong to IAM.

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

IAM Local Lodge 1975 Members Working at Anago Resources Ratify Collective Agreement

Members of IAM Local Lodge 1975 working at Anago Resources in youth custody facilities in London, Ontario recently ratified a one year collective agreement. The members chose a short contract, as the result of the Ford government’s proposed Bill 124. This legislation is unconstitutional, as it imposes a three year period capping compensation increases for workers employed in publicly-funded institutions at 1%. Despite this hurdle, the members were able to achieve… Read More »IAM Local Lodge 1975 Members Working at Anago Resources Ratify Collective Agreement

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