LL1231 is organizing an Easter Egg Hunt on 9th of April. Please bring your kids and RSVP if you can attend.
Member of the month
We are pleased to announce our member of the month for March, Shantini Sutha.
Shantini a Personal Support Worker, has been a valued member of our team since 2019. Her quiet demeanour, strong work ethics and pleasing personality are one of her many winning qualities. Her motivation being, wanting to make a difference in the community.
In her words, “It makes me feel good when my clients feel happy and comfortable due to the care and support I am providing. I go to work with a smile on my face to radiate positive energy.”
Way to go Shantini! We are so proud of you.
ON BEHALF OF OUR DISTRICT 78 ORGANIZER ROOTISHA RAMPAT
Research has shown that the growth of union jobs correlates to higher wages, better quality of work life and improved industry standards for workers in general. Unionization in the workplace can reduce pressurized, unsafe work conditions and increase management transparency and accountability to the workforce.
If you or anyone you know, wants to have more fairness and equity in pay, clarity around job structure and promotions, better benefits and work conditions, it is important then, to organize and unionize your workplace.
Unionization is not a call for militancy or to encourage contempt for management and corporations. It is in fact, a way to work towards a harmonious work environment, free from stress, strife and unsafe work conditions. It is born from necessity and is a call for self-empowerment and worker empowerment.
Let us create a better tomorrow for ourselves, our families and our friends.
Please email our DL78 organizer Rootisha Rampat at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any leads and if you would wish to unionize your workplace.
YOUR LOCAL 1231 WOMEN’S COMMITTEE IS DOING A CHARITY DRIVE FOR ‘ROSE OF SHARON’
With so many folks going through hard times, our Women’s Committee is always looking out to support a good cause. Please give generously to support those women in the community who need our help.
Member of the Month
Congratulations to Patrycja Prybylo our member of the month for January! Thank you for your 17 years of dedicated service. Personal support workers like Patrycja shine and inspire us every single day. Having worked with her, I was amazed at her work ethics, her skill at her job and the understanding she showed to all her clients. She is such a great asset to the organization. Patrycja’s hard work, knowledge, loyalty, empathy and commitment to her job is commendable.
In her words “when you love what you do, it brings out the best in you.”
We are so proud to have you as our colleague. Wishing you all the best for the future.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL OUR MEMBERS!
The LL1231 Executive Board, Stewards, Grand Lodge representative Ralph Martin and Healthcare Representative Ben Osakue , would like to wish all our members, Season’s greetings and a Happy New Year.
Thank you for all your hard work, commitment and dedication. You have served your clients and the community with heart and excellence and have made us all so proud.
Keep up the fantastic job in the New Year 2023!
STANDING IN SOLIDARITY WITH EDUCATION WORKERS REPRESENTED BY CUPE – A HISTORIC WIN!
Local Lodge 1231 brothers and sisters, showed up in SOLIDARITY at the emergency rally at Queens Park, in support of the Ontario Education Workers represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE).
This was in response to the ‘Keep Children in School Act’, preventing a planned strike by Ontario Education Workers represented by CUPE.
In a historic win for Unions, Bill 28 was repealed and the Ontario Education Workers got their demands met and a fair deal.
MEMBER OF THE MONTH!
In an attempt to show our appreciation of the hard work of our brothers and sisters of Local Lodge 1231, District 78, working at Spectrum, we are introducing the MEMBER OF THE MONTH.
If you know of an individual working at Spectrum who is worthy of recognition for their outstanding work or abilities, please message me, Sabiha Khan, (Communicator for LL1231) at email@example.com with your entry. Please include the individuals full name, phone number or email and the reason why you think they should be showcased.
Entries should be sent in by the 20th of each month. The process of selection will be fair and impartial through drawing of lots. Those employees who have not been selected for the present month will be entered into a draw for the following month.
Looking forward to an enthusiastic and overwhelming response.
LET US LIFT EACH OTHER UP!
EXCITING NEWS ABOUT THE IAM SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION
September 19, 2022
To All Grand Lodge Representatives, Special Representatives, Grand Lodge Auditors, Organizers, Business Representatives, Airline and Railroad General Chairmen, District Lodge Secretary-Treasurers, Local Lodge Recording Secretaries, State and Provincial Councils and Territorial Education and Communications Representatives, TCU/IAM Executive Council, Carmen Division Officers, National Representatives, Assistant National Representatives and Local Lodge Officers
Dear Sisters and Brothers:
It is with renewed enthusiasm that we are beginning another year for the 1AM Scholarship Competition. Enclosed you will find the 2023 Scholarship Competition Announcement that covers the rules and regulations for IAM members and children of 1AM members. In order to be able to inform members of the opportunities for themselves and their children, lodge officers are urged to read and discuss the announcement thoroughly. Please note that we now have a vocational-technical two-year scholarship available to both children of members as well as members. Also, at the 2004 Grand Lodge convention, the delegates voted unanimously to name one of the scholarships after Roman A. Mayfield, a 55-year member of D.L. 751, now deceased. This will be given to one scholarship recipient who best represents the spirit of volunteerism and the strong sense of service to their community that was a hallmark of Brother Mayfield.Continue reading “EXCITING NEWS ABOUT THE IAM SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION”
Special Message from Kim Valliere DL 78, DBR
GOOD OF THE IAM OCTOBER 2022
The 40th Grand lodge Convention held in Las Vegas was a huge success, the delegates passed resolutions and made changes to the constitution to set the course for the future.
There were approximately 153 Canadian delegates who participated, out of 1,053 delegates
A resolution was passed to form a committee on the future, this committee will evaluate where we are today and make recommendations for our future.