*Upcoming Local Lodge Executive Elections*


September 12, 2022

All IAM Health Care Members


The IAMAW constitution and your Local Lodge bylaws mandate that the Local Lodge holds nominations and elections for the Executive officers of the Local Lodge.

As per the Local Lodge bylaws there will be nominations for the following positions at the November 17th regular meeting being held at 557 Dixon Rd, unit 102 starting at 7:00 p.m.

President, Vice President, Recording Secretary, Financial Secretary, Conductor Sentinel, and 3 Trustees.

Please note the Local lodge bylaws state, in order to qualify for any position on the Executive you must have attended at least 50% of the regular monthly meetings in the 12 month period up to the date of nominations.

If more than one individual is nominated for any position elections will be held at the regular monthly meeting in December


IAMAW District 78

Labour Day and Unions in Canada

Labour Day and Unions in Canada

Labour day is considered a federal statutory holiday. The holiday celebrates workers and the labour union movement. Labour Day parades and picnics are often organized by unions. On that note, Local Lodge 1231 will be hosting their first Annual BBQ on Saturday, September 17th, 2022

First row from Left to right : Tessa Williams, Rootisha Rampat-Sukhu, Lisa Thambiah, Ben Osakue Second row from left to right: Nesha Ramdeen, Marcia Stone, Heather Johnston

The first Monday in September has been an official holiday in Canada since 1894, and in the United States since 1892. But the origin of Labour Day came 20 years before that, when unions started holding parades and rallies in Toronto and Ottawa to celebrate the successful 1872 Toronto printers’ strike – the original “fight for fairness” that won major changes including the decriminalization of unions in Canada.

Members having fun

Today, Labour Day marks the unofficial end to summer and the start of a new school year for children in Canada and the United States. It is a day of rest and, for unions and labour activists, a day to celebrate the accomplishments of the labour movement and the benefits of having a union at work.

Strength in numbers

But, as is the case with most holidays, the origins of Labour Day come from the struggles of working people and the demand for fairness. In this case, it was the movement to establish a nine-hour work day (the standard was a 12-hour work day and a six-day work week) and a strike by printers in Toronto in the spring of 1872 got that special day for all workers!!

Memorable moments


The crowd having fun
Labour day festivities

Ben and Vivian doing a shimmy on the parade route

Monthly meetings

Members please note that the Monthly meeting of the Local Lodge 1231, will be held on the third Thursday of every month. This month’s meeting will be on

September 15, 2022 at 7pm at
IAM District 78,
557 Dixon Road, Etobicoke
(416) 225-9003

Please bring your colleagues along and get involved in your union and it’s activities. We welcome your questions, ideas and suggestions to make our Union stronger. TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Welcome to our new Communicator

Local Lodge 1231 has recently appointed Sabiha Khan as the new Communicator. Sabiha Khan has worked at Spectrum Healthcare for 19 years as a Personal Support Worker. (Sabiha brings the communication skills that she learned, used and honed at her job as a PSW to her role of Communicator)

Local 1231 would like to thank Jamillah Wyllie for the years she has spent as Communicator for the local.