Labour Day Parade 2019

2019 TORONTO LABOUR DAY PARADE
Monday, September 2, 2019
at the corner of University & Queen Street

IAM DISTRICT 78 AND LOCAL LODGE 2323, WILL BE PARTICIPATING IN THE PARADE. BRING YOUR FAMILY AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE FREE ADMISSION TO THE CNE. UPON ARRIVING AT THE CNE PLEASE STAY FOR GROUP PHOTO.
LET’S MAKE THIS THE BEST TURNOUT EVER.

Where to meet for the Labour Day Parade

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Please join your local lodge, associated lodges and others on this historic day celebrating the Union. Bring your family and enjoy a day out at the CNE. T-Shirt orders can be placed by contacting one of your stewards:

Peel Region

President/Steward  – Merry St Bernard

Recording Secretary/ Steward –Marcia Stone

Steward –Paula Marie Hall

Steward –Sabiha Khan

Chief Steward –Myrtle Miller

Steward –Lystra Mohammed

Organiser/Steward –Nesha Ramdeen

Organiser/Steward –Rootisha Rampat

Steward –Marene Robinson


Toronto Region

Steward –Eli Bah

Steward –Theresa Bukuroh

Chief StewardLori Ann Clouthier

Steward –Christine Holder

VP/Steward –Tessa Williams

Steward –Victoria Green

Steward –Fredie Tango

York Region

Secretary Treasurer/Steward –Liza Thambaiah

Steward –Henry Meeboer

Steward –Chetraj Bagratee

Steward –Paul Cheung

Chief Steward –Curty Henry

Steward –Heather Johnston

Steward –Anita McGann

Steward –Rai Sagar


Meeting schedule for IAM Local 1231

Each month there will be a monthly membership meeting for any member who wishes to attend. Starting in March the meetings wlll be held on the third Thursday of the month. These meetings are not mandatory but are open to all members to attend if you wish. The meetings start at 700 p.m. and generally last about one hour or so.

The next meeting  is scheduled for:

Monthly Members Meeting

There will be no monthly meeting for the months of July and August

Upcoming Members Meeting

Thursday September 20th  (7:00 p.m.) 2019

Location:

District Office

557 Dixon Road, Unit 102

Etobicoke, M9W 6K1


100th Anniversary of the Winnipeg General Strike

Winnipeg, MB – Over the weekend, organized labour in Canada celebrated the 100th anniversary of the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike. The Immediate post-World War 1 period in Canada was not a time of peace. Soldiers returned home wanting jobs and a normal lifestyle again, only to find factories shutting down and soaring unemployment. Corporate profiteering fed inflation and a high cost of living. Poor factory working conditions caused worker unrest.

The Value of member engagement!

“IAM political action committee members know the value of member engagement,” explains Derek Ferguson, IAM Special Representative for Political Action. “The more members who are actively engaged in our workplaces – the more power we have at the bargaining table. The more members who speak up on issues that matter in our communities, the more power we have to get our governments to prioritize the needs of working people.” Often it is hard for members to grasp that there is a connection between collective bargaining and political action. There is a direct connection between negotiating a pension into your collective agreement and lobbying the government to protect that pension if the employer goes bankrupt, as an example.

The full story (with photo) is here:

http://www.iamaw.ca/the-value-of-member-engagement

Non-Standard Work Hours

Our 24/7 economy demands 24/7 labour. Instead of working 9 to 5, many workers work 5 to 9 to make ends meet. But at what cost?

Non-standard hours of work are not only inconvenient, but a growing number of studies indicate they are harmful to workers’ minds and bodies. Taken all together, studies show non-standard shifts can lead to a host of health issues including digestive disorders, pregnancy complications, heart problems, and even cancer.

Non-standard work hours include shift and night work, week-end work, split shifts, on-call work, compressed work weeks, and extended hours. In Canada, in addition to working excessive hours, as much as 30 per cent of the workforce are now engaged in non-standard hours.

For the full article click here