Please be advised that the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Centre 2020 Program Schedule and Table of Dates are now online, as are the 2020 Leadership Program forms. Downloads Calendar [PDF]Table of Dates [PDF]2020 Leadership Program Forms Find out more about how you can partake in these amazing union learning and leadership opportunities by attending your Local Lodge meetings. About the Winpisinger Center IAM is the only union in… Read More »2020 Schedule of Programs at Winpisinger Center Now Online
IAM District 78 Business Representative Kim Valliere is pleased to report that IAM member Sharon Taylor recently had her grievance regarding a job posting settled in her favour. Sharon (above with Local 717T President Chris Baker) is employed by Magellan Aerospace in Malton. It pays to belong to IAM. This post was originally sent out via IAM District 78’s News Flash on September 9, 2019.
This year marks the 12th World Day for Decent Work (WDDW) on 7 October. Millions of people have taken part in WDDW events since 2008, and this year again it is a day for mobilisation all over the world: one day when all the trade unions in the world stand up for decent work. Decent work must be at the centre of government actions to bring back economic growth and… Read More »World Day for Decent Work, 7 October 2019 – “Investing in care for gender equality”
The ITUC welcomes the release of Erlan Baltabay, leader of the Independent Oil and Energy Workers’ Union by special decree of the new President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. In July this year Erlan Baltabay was sentenced to 7 years in prison under forged charges that the international labour movement condemned as being politically motivated. The criminal case against Baltabay was initiated in response to his active trade union activities and principled… Read More »Solidarity works: jailed union leader freed in Kazakhstan
A recent study found people who regularly work long hours had a higher risk of stroke, especially those who’ve done so for 10 years or more. This research, published in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke, analyzed data on the working hours of more than 140,000 people in France. The researchers defined long work hours as working more than 10 hours for at least 50 days a year. They found… Read More »ARE LONG WORK HOURS AFFECTING YOUR HEALTH?
On Monday, September 2, 2019, more than 20,000 union members, including more than 125 from IAM, and our labour allies took to the streets in the annual Labour Toronto Day Parade. The parade, a fixture in Toronto since 1872, recognizes the labour movement’s ongoing fight for justice, both inside and out of the workplace. The theme of this year’s parade, “Organize, Educate, Resist,” was selected to bolster worker solidarity in… Read More »IAM District 78 Takes Action at Toronto Labour Day Parade
2 September, 2019 Toronto – Approximately 100 IAM members participated in Labour’s annual Labour Day parade. The 148th anniversary of this special day to celebrate workers and our accomplishments was celebrated with music, bands and much discussion as to labour’s path ahead in these challenging times. The total number of labour activists and their families attending the parade was 25,000. Along with the celebrations, many has pause to think about… Read More »Canadian Workers Celebrate 148th Anniversary of Labour Day
By: Ivana SaulaResearch Director, Canada Just as unions prepared to celebrate Labour Day, the federal government announced the implementation of several changes to the Canada Labour Code. The Liberal federal government has shown its ideological leanings by failing to truly modernize the Code. Despite consultations with unions, and regardless of objections raised by several of them, the Liberals were deaf to persuasions for fairness and justice. Months’ long consultations were… Read More »What Does a Modernized Canada Labour Code Look Like? A Lot Like The Old One!
Photo – Maurice Shyntak – Lead Hand, Shop Steward, Bargaining Committee representative, 28+ years with the company, and has been with the union for over 25 years since the members joined the IAM on May 27th 1993.Brian Alguire – Lead Hand, Union Steward, Bargaining Committee Repressive, 20+ Years with both the Company and the IAM. On Monday August 26th and Tuesday August 27th, the IAMAW Bargaining Committee at Bearskin Airlines Ramp… Read More »Another 100 percent win for IAM members
By: Ivana Saula, Research Director, Canada Labour Minister Patty Hajdu’s office announced yesterday that amendments to the Canada Labour Code Part III will come into effect this Sunday, Sept.1, 2019. The IAMAW is an active stakeholder in the Labour Program’s consultation process having provided submissions stating our position on proposed changes. The government introduced new types of leaves, such as domestic violence leave, family responsibility and modifications to parental leave.… Read More »Canada Labour Code Changes in Effect