Machinists’ News

Pat Murphy Remembered

Pat Murphy passed away peacefully at his home with his family by his side following a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer on December 9, 2010. Pat will be remembered for many things but most of all for his sense of humour and his deep commitment to social justice, human rights, volunteerism, human dignity and the protection and fair representation of his brothers and sisters in the work place. He

Angela Schira Steps Away from BC Fed!

Vancouver, BC – The longest serving Executive Officer of the BC Federation of Labour, Angela Schira, did not seek re-election in last weeks BC Fed Convention. A longtime member of the Executive board since 1982, Schira earned a reputation as an outspoken advocate for union members working in resource communities, cities and towns across British Columbia. Schira has been on leave from her duties since suffering serious injuries in an

14 Actions: National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women

December 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women. On this day we remember and mourn the loss of 14 women, murdered at Montréal’s École Polytechnique, murdered because they were women. We remember the 14 lives lost. And there are other numbers to remember: Every minute of every day, a woman or child is being sexually assaulted in Canada Homicide is the Number 1 killer


WW 2011 is shaping up to be a unique celebration of voices. THE CONVERSATION INCLUDES YOU. This is a deliberate Call for Participation, more than a call for papers. Why? Because WW 2011 is as much about grassroots activism as it is about academic achievement. We know that important insights come from various communities – that’s why we are striving to make WW 2011 a space for all kinds of

Take Action for Health Care

Dear friend, This week is National Medicare Week, a time to celebrate a defining feature of of our country. Canadians strongly support the core values on which our public health care system is premised – equity and fairness. There are, however, serious problems that need to be urgently addressed, including lack of access to timely care, home and continuing care, and affordable prescription drugs. And the Prime Minister has stood

District 140 Convention

Transportation District Lodge 140 recently held their annual convention in Whistler, BC. President and Directing General Chairperson, Chuck Atkinson, and Secretary Treasurer, Randy Smith, ran a great convention where over 50 delegates and 18 guests attended. The two day event held an election of one new Vice president, 3 trustees, and 5 Board members to the Executive Board as follows: Vice President – Marcel St-Jean, Trustees – Andrew MacFarlane, Lou

Machinists Flag Reaches Summit of Kilimanjaro!

From left to right – IAMAW District 140 General Chairperson Michel Pelot proudly displays the Québec Machinists flag atop Mount Kilimanjaro with Robert Piché. Michel Pelot, Regional Assistant Director, IAMAW District 14 Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania – Michel Pelot looks at cloud cover much differently than he used to, but climbing the world’s fourth largest mountain tends to change your perspective on such things. In late September, Pelot joined other liked-minded

Whose Boom?

  Federal Finance Minister Flaherty says the boom times are over.   Now we are going to have to “adjust our expectations”and tighten our belts.  Most Canadians might ask – what boom is he talking about?  And whose belts will he be tightening? Even though the overall numbers for economic growth over the last decade weren’t bad -up to the 2008 crash – the benefits were not widely spread.  While our

Rise up for Your Rights Conference 2010

This is an activist conference, for workers who recognize and are determined to change what Conservative policies mean for aboriginal and racialized communities, for LGBT communities, for people living with disabilities and for women. This event is also for our allies who understand what the Conservative agenda has in store for communities who don’t share their vision. This will be an important moment for those who want to help build

IAMAW members demonstrate outside CIRB offices in Ottawa

There was a strong showing on Monday October 4, 2010 outside the offices of the Canadian Industrial Relations Board in Ottawa (CIRB) by hundreds of members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) — Air Canada employees who were seconded to Aveos Fleet Performance Inc. Share/PartagezFacebookTwitterPrintemail