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New agreement at RAD Technologies

Thetford Mines, QC – 81% of the 200 members of the Rad Technology unit (IAMAW Local 922) accepted their new employment contract. For the first year of the 5-year employment contract, the salary increases will be from 2.75% to 3%. The overall average of the increases will be 3.15% per year for the duration of the contract. This progression will allow for wage parity with other factory workers in the… Read More »New agreement at RAD Technologies

SkyCafé workers in Ottawa and Toronto expand LL2413 membership

Workers at SkyCafe­ Ottawa, as well as the non-unionized leads in Toronto, signed union cards and have chosen to join the IAM at a time when they know the union is heading to a bargaining table. The bargaining unit is now made up of all employees at the Toronto Pearson International Airport in Mississauga and the Ottawa International Airport except dispatchers, supervisors and those above the rank of supervisor. The… Read More »SkyCafé workers in Ottawa and Toronto expand LL2413 membership

GVP Pickthall Year-End Special Message – December 2020

December 2020 Sisters and Brothers: As we approach the end of 2020, I take this opportunity to wish all IAM members and their families the very best for this Holiday Season! On behalf of the IAM Executive Council, and all the Staff and officers across Canada, I bring Seasons Greetings. In December last year as I wrote this message, the Canadian Territory of the IAM was riding on a high… Read More »GVP Pickthall Year-End Special Message – December 2020

IAM District 78 Delivers Food and Toy Donations to Help Families in Need This Holiday Season

Thank you to all of our members that made a donation this holiday season to help make our annual food and toy drive a success. This year, as we face the extraordinary challenges of the pandemic, your kind donations will help make the holidays a little brighter for those less fortunate. All of your generous donations have been delivered by the District to our neighbourhood Toronto Fire Station in Etobicoke,… Read More »IAM District 78 Delivers Food and Toy Donations to Help Families in Need This Holiday Season

Human Rights Day: equitable COVID-19 recovery requires investment in care

December 10, 2020 Canada’s unions are marking International Human Rights Day by calling for long-term investments in the care sector. “Recover Better – Stand Up for Human Rights” is the United Nations theme for this year’s International Human Rights Day, which is observed December 10. “It is critical that Canada’s COVID-19 recovery efforts tackle the human rights failures that have been exposed by the pandemic. Significant government investments in the… Read More »Human Rights Day: equitable COVID-19 recovery requires investment in care

Universal Childcare: Pays For Itself and Critical for the Economic Recovery

The Centre for Future Work recently released a study of universal childcare’s importance to the economic recovery, stressing that it’s socially beneficial but just how critical it is to the economic recovery. The study highlights that universal childcare is not a lofty goal, it’s a program that would pay for itself, and would give the Canadian economy a much needed boost Universal childcare has been on the political agenda for… Read More »Universal Childcare: Pays For Itself and Critical for the Economic Recovery

OECTA Toronto Office Staff Vote to Join IAM

The office staff for the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association (OCETA) in Toronto voted this week to join the IAM. The new members had heard good things about the IAM and voted 100% to join. “This is the third teacher union group to join us and we are looking forward to getting them a contract they can be proud of,” said IAM Organizer Scott Jackson.

Nurses Unionize, Vote YES to Join IAM

Late last week, 96 Registered Nurses and Registered Practical Nurses working for RNS Health Services voted by a two-to-one margin to join the IAM. These front-line workers provide home care for clients throughout York Region and are looking forward to the representation and security a Union can provide. Throughout 2020, IAM Union Organizers Rootisha Rampat-Sukhu and Scott Jackson have been steadily growing District 78 in the healthcare sector.

Accessing EI and Emergency Benefits: What you Need to Know

Essential Information About the EI Program This document is a guide to help members on lay-off access Employment Insurance benefits, and other emergency benefits provided by the Canada Revenue Agency (DOWNLOAD THE PDF) Table of Contents Applying for EI: What You Need to Know………..2 Minimum Benefit Rate……………………………….….2 Eligibility for EI…………………………………………….2 Things to Keep In Mind…………………………………3 Before You Apply………………………………….……….3 Late ROEs……………………………………………………4 Is the EI benefit taxable?…………………………………4 Your Obligations While Receiving EI… Read More »Accessing EI and Emergency Benefits: What you Need to Know

The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women

It has been over 30 years since the murder of 14 young women at Polytechnique Montréal (December 6, 1989). This act of violent misogyny shook our country and led Parliament to designate December 6 as The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women. On December 6, we remember: Geneviève Bergeron Hélène Colgan Nathalie Croteau Barbara Daigneault Anne-Marie Edward Maud Haviernick Maryse Laganière Maryse Leclair Anne-Marie Lemay Sonia… Read More »The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women