IAM Local Lodge 103

District 78 Honours Retiring IAM Local Lodge 103 President Cyril Burke

It is with all our best wishes that we honour IAM Local Lodge 103 President, Cyril Burke, as he retires this month. Cyril has been a member of the IAM for 47 years, and has been an active member in his Local for much of that time. The IAM members at Dana Canada in Cambridge, in which Cyril worked, are members of the IAM Pension plan, which will make retirement… Read More »District 78 Honours Retiring IAM Local Lodge 103 President Cyril Burke

District 78 Healthcare Workers in Stratford Rise to the Occasion Under Difficult Circumstances

IAM District Lodge 78 members can be found working throughout the healthcare industry in Ontario, including in patient transfer, retirement homes, long-term care, and home care. Some members of the IAM’s first Local, Local Lodge 103, work at Cedarcroft Retirement, a retirement home in Stratford. “Under difficult conditions, these members have continued to provide their residents with excellent care and compassion”, says IAM District 78 Directing Business Representative Kim Valliere.… Read More »District 78 Healthcare Workers in Stratford Rise to the Occasion Under Difficult Circumstances

IAM Local Lodge 103 Members at Cambridge Shelter Corporation Ratify New Collective Agreement

IAM Local Lodge 103 members at Cambridge Shelter Corporation (CSC) recently ratified a new collective agreement that improves wages, pension, vacation time, holiday scheduling practices, and union representation. The agreement also reduces the overtime threshold and removes the two-tiered system for paid personal emergency leave. IAM District Lodge 78 Business Representative Eric Johnston expressed his thanks to committee members Dean Hislop and Allison Skinner for their dedication and hard work. CSC… Read More »IAM Local Lodge 103 Members at Cambridge Shelter Corporation Ratify New Collective Agreement

Local 103 Firefighters Ratify New Collective Agreement

IAM Local Lodge 103 members at Norfolk County Fire station Number 1 ratified a new collective agreement this week. Improvements were made to how discipline is handled, member recognition and advancement, and increases to boot allowances. In addition, annual wage increases were written into the three year agreement. Our Norfolk County members are volunteer firefighters located in Simcoe Ontario.

IAM District 78 and Local 103 Collect Winter Jackets For Community Shelter Residents in Need

IAM District Lodge 78, along with Local Lodge 103, collected more than 40 winter jackets for Cambridge Shelter (Bridges) over the holiday season. Local 103 members employed by Bridges then distributed the jackets to residents of the shelter in need. The collection and donation went so well that Local 103 members have now begun a collection for gently used safety work boots/shoes for Bridges’s residents.   We all know that many employers require safety… Read More »IAM District 78 and Local 103 Collect Winter Jackets For Community Shelter Residents in Need

District 78 Members Advocate for Workers in Washington, D.C. as Part of Union Leadership Training

IAM District Lodge 78 members Linda Brohman and Rose Hunt (Local Lodge 103), and Stephen Michalowicz (Local Lodge 1922) recently attended Leadership II union training at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Maryland. The week-long course builds on previous union training in Leadership I, with a focus on advanced steward training, collective bargaining, labour history, organizing, and political lobbying. The culmination of the program is a trip… Read More »District 78 Members Advocate for Workers in Washington, D.C. as Part of Union Leadership Training