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District 78 Celebrates International Women’s Day, Amplifies Call to be #EachForEqual

Although International Women’s Day isn’t until March 8, the Peel Regional Labour Council held its celebratory brunch early and IAM District 78 was in attendance. The theme for this March 8 is “an equal world.” International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality. Equality is not a just a women’s… Read More »District 78 Celebrates International Women’s Day, Amplifies Call to be #EachForEqual

District 78 Meets MPs to Advocate for Workers’ Rights on Parliament Hill for CLC Lobby Day

IAM District Lodge 78 played a lead role in the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) Lobby Day on Parliament Hill on February 25, 2020, with a dozen members and Business Representatives in attendance. In total, 84 IAM members from across Canada and almost 400 CLC labour affiliates met with their respective MPs and Senators, in what was the largest CLC lobby ever held, to amplify our call for: Universal pharmacare Protecting… Read More »District 78 Meets MPs to Advocate for Workers’ Rights on Parliament Hill for CLC Lobby Day

District 78 Takes Action, Joins Workers Protesting Ford Government’s Cuts Outside PC Convention

IAM District Lodge 78, joined by our labour allies from across Ontario, rallied in Niagara Falls on February 22, 2020 at the Progressive Conservative convention to protest the Ford government’s cuts to essential public services. Turnout was strong, with more than a thousand workers and families from across Ontario in attendance. “This government is failing Ontarians,” said Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) President Patty Coates at the rally. “Public services… Read More »District 78 Takes Action, Joins Workers Protesting Ford Government’s Cuts Outside PC Convention

IAM Local Lodge 1231 Celebrates the Holidays For the First Time as IAM Members

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.

District 78 Holds December General Meeting, Followed by Celebratory Social

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

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 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

District 78 Members Advocate for Workers in Washington, D.C. as Part of Union Leadership Training

IAM District Lodge 78 members Linda Brohman and Rose Hunt (Local Lodge 103), and Stephen Michalowicz (Local Lodge 1922) recently attended Leadership II union training at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Maryland. The week-long course builds on previous union training in Leadership I, with a focus on advanced steward training, collective bargaining, labour history, organizing, and political lobbying. The culmination of the program is a trip… Read More »District 78 Members Advocate for Workers in Washington, D.C. as Part of Union Leadership Training

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

District 78 Honoured With Award for Top IAM Organizing District

IAM District 78 Directing Business Representative Kim Valliere accepted an award for the top organizing District in the IAM for 2018. The honour was given to District 78 at the recent IAM Staff Conference held in San Diego. Canada was number one in organizing in the IAM last year due to the efforts of staff and members throughout the country. In addition, Grand Lodge Representatives Ralph Martin and Scott Jackson… Read More »District 78 Honoured With Award for Top IAM Organizing District