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District 78 Retirees Christmas Party 2017

District 78 Retirees Christmas Party was held on Dec. 5, 2017. A Joyful time was had by all.  Special Thank you to Pauline, Colin, Manny and all the amazing volunteers who made this celebration possible.      

Union Brother George Elwin Sillib passed away

Union Brother George Elwin Sillib passed away November 30, 2017 in his 90th year. George was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich, Ontario, Canada, in the Maintenance Department, December 2, 1968, at that time becoming a member of IAM&AW LL 1863 (now LL 1975). A Celebration of Life will take place on December 28, 2017, at McCallum & Palla Funeral Home. Interment Colborne Cemetery.

IAM Brother Stan Raper awarded the Bob Borch award at the 2017 OFL’s biennial convention

The late Stan Raper was awarded the Bob Borch award for his work advocating for the rights of migrant workers. The award recognizes individuals who promote the human rights of workers. Raper dedicated his life to the goals and aspirations of the Ontario labour movement, and the human rights of Ontario’s agricultural workforce in particular. In the 1990s, Raper led the charge for basic respect, dignity and equal rights for… Read More »IAM Brother Stan Raper awarded the Bob Borch award at the 2017 OFL’s biennial convention

Passing of our IAM Brother

Union Brother Don Edwin Cartwright passed away November 15, 2017 at the age of 84. Don was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich, Ontario, Canada, in the Finished Products Department as a fitter, May 1, 1962, at that time becoming a member of IAM&AW LL 1863 (now LL 1975). Don retired June 1, 1998. Don’s Funeral is November 20, 2017, and interment is at Blyth Union Cemetery.

Knowledge is Power!!!

IAM District 78 Union Stewards from across southern Ontario are taking part in a basic stewards training session today in Toronto. Retired representative Colin Cherry, is once again presenting the materials, and through his years of experience providing insight into acting as a workplace Union representative.

Private Member’s Bill introduced to save Workers’ pensions!

Ottawa, ON – It was somewhat fitting on the 150th anniversary of Canada’s first Parliament, NDP Finance Critic Scott Duvall introduced a Private Member’s Bill to save workers’ pensions. “This bill is designed to amend the Company’s Creditors Arrangement Act which currently permits legalized theft of workers’ pensions when an employer files for bankruptcy,” Duvall told a crowd of protestors on the steps of Parliament Hill.

Union Brother Leroy J. Ryan passed away

Union Brother Leroy J. Ryan passed away October 26, 2017 in his 78th year. Leroy was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich, Ontario, Canada, as a machinist, October 30, 1974, at that time becoming a member of IAM&AW LL 1863 (Now LL 1975). Leroy retired December 1, 2004. Leroy’s funeral is October 30, 2017, and interment is at Maitland Cemetery.

IAM DL 78 Union Sister passes away

NAGELS, Eileen Regan In her 100th year, Eileen of King Gardens in Mississauga, passed on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 following a massive stroke. She was born in London, England to Samuel Lawrence Brown and Annie (Regan) on January 11, 1918

IAM for Health and Safety

IAM District 78 members attended the Peel Labour Council Health and Safety awards last week.Although none of our members received an award this year, they have previously. According to 78 Organizer,Roy Bhansingh, our members who attended had a good time and gained new insights to use at their own workplaces.