Community

DL 250 Golf Tournament raises almost $60,000 for the visually impaired

Over 150 participants flocked to the Newlands Golf and Country club in Langley, B.C. participated in the 2019 IAM District 250 Guide Dogs of America (GDA) fundraiser. The 4th annual event raised approximately $58,000 and was held on 20 July, 2019 DL 250 Organiser Al Cyr, assisted by Janet Trudell, pulled off yet another great day for the IAM’s very own charitable organisation. Canadian General Vice-President Stan Pickthall and GVP

IAM Local 712 and IAM Disaster Relief efforts at its best

“On July 11th, 2019 the President of the Local 712, Yvon Paiement and I, met IAM members who were impacted by floods this past April. We wanted to talk with them and deliver monies personally through donations from IAM members. Those receiving the donations greatly appreciated the help and thanked Local 712. On their behalf, we would like to thank everyone involved in the disaster relief program. Keep up the

Planting the seeds of Community Service

Kingston, ON – The IAM motto is Justice on the Job and Service to the Community and the members of IAM Local Lodge 54 volunteered on June 7th to take part in “The Day of Caring” to help those less fortunate. The Robinson Community Garden has been donating fresh vegetables for years to ensure that those less fortunate can eat healthy. It takes volunteers to help seed, work, and maintain

CLC/UWCC Post-Secondary Scholarship

CLC/UWCC Post-Secondary Scholarship The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) Young Workers Program and United Way Centraide Canada (UWCC) are pleased to present the annual CLC/UWCC Post-Secondary Scholarship. The CLC and the UWCC are long-time partners in taking action to create prosperous, inclusive, diverse and respectful communities, safer workplaces, and a fairer Canada for working people. We recognize that post-secondary education provides important opportunities for young people but is out of reach

Pearson May Day celebrations had an international flavour!

Toronto, On – The annual May Day celebrations at Toronto’s Pearson Airport had international overtones this year. Canadian airport workers were joined by their brothers and sisters from Korea, England, Malaysia and Indonesia and they braved the cold weather in solidarity on the departures level of Terminal One. A variety of speakers voiced concerns on issues that impact airport workers around the globe, namely contract flipping, poor labour conditions as

This is a problem – Period and we have a solution!

Vancouver, BC – It was known in the past as Tampon Tuesday, an effort to promote public awareness of the need to make menstruation products available to those who need it. The United Way of Lower Mainland has rebranded its efforts as The Period Promise, a new campaign with the goal of ending “period poverty”, by collecting money, pads and tampons to give to people who need them. The response

Andrews acclaimed again to New Westminster Labour Council

Burnaby, BC – Janet Andrews of IAM Local Lodge 764 has been acclaimed as Secretary Treasurer of the New Westminster and District Labour Council for a second term. Janet is the first IAM member appointed to a full-time position with the council. “I am honoured to have the support and trust of our delegates and Affiliated Unions for my second term as full time officer of the Labour Council,” said

The Ultimate Volunteer

Victoria, BC – Across Canada our IAM members give back to their communities in a variety of ways but Mark White takes his volunteer work up a notch – he puts his life on the line – rescuing boaters in all kinds of weather and all kinds of predicaments in the waters off Victoria, BC.  He volunteers with other like-minded British Columbians for the Royal Marine Search and Rescue, in

Valliere receives Davidson Labour Award

IAM District 78 member and representative, Kim Valliere received the Monty Davidson NDP -Labour Award at the recent Cambridge NDP Riding Association’s annual Recognition Dinner. The former NDP MPP Monty Davidson was a life-long supporter of Labour. This award is given annually to the Labour activist whose outstanding commitment exemplifies the values Monty demonstrated during his many years as a member of the Cambridge NDP Riding Association. Kim’s family, and

St-Laurent High School students Take Flight!

St. Laurent, QC – Thanks to the financial participation of Bombardier Aerospace, St-Laurent Economic Development and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) as well as many partners, students from St-Laurent High School will benefit, starting this fall, from the extracurricular Aeronautical Training Program (ATP), provided at no charge during the entire school year. Forty-five students at St Laurent will soon learn to fly on a flight simulator