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:

Thursday April 18th  (7:00 p.m.) 2019

Location:

District Office

557 Dixon Road, Unit 102

Etobicoke, M9W 6K1

Upcoming Members Meeting:

 (Time change for this meeting only)

Thursday May 9th  (7:00 p.m.) 2019

Location:

District Office

557 Dixon Road, Unit 102

Etobicoke, M9W 6K1

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