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Union Brother Anthony ‘Tony’ Jeacock passed away January 2

Union Brother Anthony ‘Tony’ Jeacock passed away January 2, 2018 at the age of 77 years. Tony was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich, Ontario, Canada, in the Machine Shop as a Machinist on January 5, 1970, at that time became a member of IAM&AW LL 1863 (now LL 1975), and retired in July 1, 2005. A Celebration of Tony’s life was held at Williams Funeral Home in St.… Read More »Union Brother Anthony ‘Tony’ Jeacock passed away January 2

IAM Justice on the Job, Service to the Community

IAM District 78 members generously dropped off food and toys at their Toronto office in the days leading up to Christmas. The donations were then taken to the local fire station to be distributed to pre-screened families in need. “Justice on the Job. Service to the Community”.  

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.