IAM Local Lodge 1295

IAM Healthcare Local Lodge 1295 Member Vivianne Simon Helps Celebrate Women’s Right To Vote

IAM Healthcare Local Lodge 1295 member Vivianne Simon recently appeared in an IAM video on voting rights. Although it was released several weeks ago and is chiefly about the US, it is worth sharing with members who might not have seen it. Vivianne has been involved in negotiations with her employer and has been active in her Local for many years. Well done sister!

IAM Local 1295 Member Betty Williams Knits Slippers For Those In Need

IAM Local Lodge 1295 Women’s Committee member, Betty Williams, was recently at the District 78 Toronto office to show how she has been spending her time in physical distancing. Betty has been busy knitting slippers for the homeless, which will be delivered to a local Etobicoke shelter for distribution to those in need. Sister Williams is a proud 51 year IAM member, who, in retirement, continues to support her Union and her community.

Thank You to Our IAM District 78 Health Care Heroes

IAM District Lodge 78 represents thousands of front-line health care workers throughout Ontario in retirement homes, long-term care, patient transfer, and home care. They are our health care heroes, risking their health to protect ours. IAM continues to fight for our members and for all health care workers in Canada, to ensure that employers and governments do a better job providing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), training, access to WSIB, and… Read More »Thank You to Our IAM District 78 Health Care Heroes

Local 1295 Members at Ukrainian Canadian Care Centre Ratify New Collective Agreement

IAM Local Lodge 1295 members employed at the Ukrainian Canadian Care Centre (UCCC) ratified a new three year agreement. Our members made gains in wages along with improvements to benefits and contract language. Special thanks to the negotiating committee (photographed above, with a couple of members who attended the ratification vote). “The committee worked tirelessly to make sure the employer understood, and worked to resolve the issues in their workplace”, said IAM… Read More »Local 1295 Members at Ukrainian Canadian Care Centre Ratify New Collective Agreement

IAM Local Lodge 1295 Forms Women’s Committee

IAM Local Lodge 1295 sisters formed their official Women’s committee at their monthly General meeting in January 2020. The sisters hit the ground running and already have an idea of what they would like to do.  One of the committee’s first initiatives, suggested by member Betty Williams, will be to create joy boxes, a collection of donated items including toiletries and feminine hygiene products, which would then be donated by the… Read More »IAM Local Lodge 1295 Forms Women’s Committee

IAM Local Lodge 1295 Honours Sister Betty Williams for 50 Years of Service

IAM Local Lodge 1295 presented Sister Betty Williams with an IAM watch in recognition of her 50 years of service as an IAM member. In addition to attending many conferences on behalf of her Local, Betty is also the Recording Secretary for 1295. IAM Local Lodge 1295 members chiefly work in the healthcare and hotel sectors throughout Ontario. Thanks for all you do Betty!