We would like to thank all those who attended the monthly meeting of the LL1231 held at 557 Dixon Road, Etobicoke. It was great to meet you and listen to your questions and concerns. Looking forward to seeing you again, at the next meeting. Please reach out to your colleagues and bring them along.
LL1231 Social committee regrettably cancels the Appreciation BBQ scheduled for September 17th 2022 due to matters beyond our control. The committee is exploring options to reschedule and are working to provide you with more information soon.
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
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
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.
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.
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!!
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.