Local Lodge 1295 joins mass rally at Queen’s Park

IAM Local Lodge 1295 joined a mass rally, along with other unions affiliated to the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL), as part of the 30th Biennial OFL Convention at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Toronto. Almost 1,000 delegates and others from the social justice movement marched along University Avenue, north to Queen’s Park.

The delegates gathered together in celebration on Nov 22, 2017 as the Legislation of Bill 148 had passed. The Ontario Federation of Labour committee members  spoke on several of the topics in the fight for minimum wage – also called $15 and Fairness.

Most of the IAM delegation to the OFL Convention prepare to leave to start the rally at Queen’s Park



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Derek Ferguson achieves raise and new agreement for workers at Volvo

Seven members of IAM District 78 Local 1922 have a new collective agreement with Volvo Logistics Operations Americas, Toronto PDC. 

The three-year agreement provides a wage increase of 3.0% per cent in the first year, and 2.5% per cent wage increase in the second year and third year. Other agreement highlights include improved Health and Safety language and increases in the RRSP contribution rate and health care benefits.

These members have contributed to make the Mississauga facility one of the top rated in the Volvo logistics group and the Employer recognizes this achievement with this new agreement, explained Business Representative Derek Ferguson. 


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Union Stewards fight for all workers

Stewards from District 78 represented workplaces from across the Greater Toronto Area attended a basic training seminar last week. Reports suggest it went well and the participants are looking forward to the Advanced course. We will be holding training in other parts of the province in the near future. October 24 2013.

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Roseanne + union jobs Watch “Corporations, Tax Breaks, Job Creation, Economic Policy, Status Quo” on YouTube


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UPBEAT NEWS Local 901 workers ratified a new three year agreement

Business Representative, Jim Snider reports that the members of Local 901
employed at the Howard Marten Company in Pickering, a manufacturer of
lubrication and fluid systems, recently ratified a new three year agreement.
The contract includes a new automatic pay progression in each
classification, wage increases each year and benefit improvements.

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IAM wins Overtime Grievance for OPT workers

The IAMAW won a overtime grievance for OPT workers this past October at a arbitration hearing. Some private transfer companies have tried to bend the rules and hide behind a employment standards act (part viii) stating that employees do not have to paid overtime pay if they work for any type of ‘ambulance’ service.

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