February 2, 2021

Canada’s unions mark Black History Month by calling for racial justice in pandemic response and recovery

February 1, 2021 – Canada’s unions are marking Black History Month by calling for an end to systemic anti-Black racism. This includes urging the federal government to disaster-proof Canada’s social safety net to ensure a COVID-19 response and recovery that is rooted in racial justice. “This is a time of reckoning,” said Hassan Yussuff, President of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC). “The double crisis of a global pandemic and outcries over

New members of IAM Local 103 ratify first agreement

Burlington, ON – In early 2020, the employees of Trojan Tire Inc. in Burlington Ontario voted to join the IAM. After a long and difficult round of negotiations, the membership ratified their first agreement. “The group was clear of their needs and achieved many of their goals”, remarked Eric Johnson, District 78 Business Representative. The 4-year agreement provides consistent scheduling, overtime improvements, annual wage increases, vacation increases, benefits, and the