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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

IAM Local 1722 ratifies new deal with Diamond International

For immediate release 15 November, 2019 Edmonton, AB – Members of IAM Local Lodge 1722 has ratified a new collective agreement with Diamond International Trucks Ltd. this week. Facing economic instability in Alberta, and a contentious set of bargaining, the committee was able to get a deal by sticking together and implementing and following the plans devised at the IAM’s William W. Winpisinger Center prior to bargaining. Members working at… Read More »IAM Local 1722 ratifies new deal with Diamond International

Is there harassment in your workplace?

A recent report Conducted by Statistics Canada  from 9,000 workers, aged 15 to 64, found almost one in five women had been harassed at work at some point during the year, while one in every eight men reported similar experiences. The reported harassment included verbal abuse, humiliating behaviour, threats, violence and unwanted sexual attention or harassment. Women report more abuse The survey reported that 13 per cent of women and 10… Read More »Is there harassment in your workplace?

Garment workers, suppliers and ACT brands agree on Freedom of Association Guideline

15 November, 2019After eight months of negotiations, factories producing for ACT brands in Myanmar have agreed on a Myanmar Freedom of Association (FoA) Guideline with IndustriALL affiliate Industrial Workers’ Federation of Myanmar (IWFM). The Myanmar FoA Guideline aims to secure constructive relations between employers and workers. By providing workers a voice and representation, the guideline facilitates cooperation to solve workplace issues. The guideline aims to specify and ensure the practical application of… Read More »Garment workers, suppliers and ACT brands agree on Freedom of Association Guideline

District 78 Gets the Good Work of the Union Done at its November General Meeting

On Thursday, November 14, 2019, IAM District Lodge 78 held its November General Meeting. Discussion and motions at the meeting included: An update from IAM Local Lodge 1231 on the feminine hygiene products collection being undertaken by its Women’s Committee. Political action, organizing, and communications reports. Review of monthly District financials. Toy Drive and Food Bank Collection To help those in need this holiday season, District 78 has launched its… Read More »District 78 Gets the Good Work of the Union Done at its November General Meeting

CUPE 905 Employees in York Region Join IAM District 78

Say hello to IAM District Lodge 78’s newest members! On November 12, 2019, the employees of CUPE 905 unanimously voted to join the IAM. Our newest members provide administrative and communication services to CUPE Local 905, which is located in York Region. We look forward to supporting our new members in their workplace and furthering their union education and participation in the labour movement. The IAM has become the home… Read More »CUPE 905 Employees in York Region Join IAM District 78

NDP – CF-18 Replacements: Liberal Ministers Will Be Held Accountable

13 November, 2019OTTAWA – Regardless of which company wins the CF-18 fighter replacement contract, Trudeau’s Liberal government must make sure there are job guarantees for aerospace workers here in Canada and strong economic benefits for the Canadian public, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh said at a press conference today with NDP Deputy Leader Alexandre Boulerice and Yvon Paiement from the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW). “This case has… Read More »NDP – CF-18 Replacements: Liberal Ministers Will Be Held Accountable

Welcome back – 65 workers from PLA rejoin the IAM

05 November, 2019 For Immediate Release Toronto, ON – “Welcome back to the IAM!” That’s the message to the 65 workers at Priority Lane Management (PLA) from Talwinder Rayat, General Chairperson for IAM District 140. The former IAM members were forced into another union due to the infamous “contract flip” which took place some years ago. Contract-flipping is what happens when one company underbids for a servicing contract at Pearson… Read More »Welcome back – 65 workers from PLA rejoin the IAM

IAM District 78 Members in the GTA Take Part in Steward Training

IAM District Lodge 78 workplace Union Stewards from around the GTA received basic stewards training on November 4, 2019. The training was facilitated by Canadian Representative Heather Kelley at District 78’s Toronto office. Heather commented that “it was a lively group, that was definitely here to learn.” Workplace Stewards are the backbone of the Union movement and it looks like the movement is in good hands. If you’re interested in… Read More »IAM District 78 Members in the GTA Take Part in Steward Training

Members of Local 1922 ratify offer – return to work today

06 November, 2019 For immediate release Toronto, ON – Members of IAM Local 1922 who are staff of the Canadian Office and Professional Employees Union (COPE Ontario) voted almost 80% in favour of the employer’s offer last night. The 14 members had been on strike against their employer, COPE Ontario since 19 September, 2019. They return to work today. “At the end of the day, when members vote, members win.… Read More »Members of Local 1922 ratify offer – return to work today