Machinists’ News

Pride 2012

  It has been nearly 35 years since the first ever Rainbow, or Pride, Flag was raised as a symbol of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Two-spirited and Queer (LGBTQ) pride, liberation and diversity. The flag was created to commemorate Harvey Milk, an LGBTQ activist from San Francisco, USA who was assassinated. It first debuted in the San Francisco Gay and Lesbian Freedom Day Parade and has since been adopted as

Speaking out against Harper's budget

The Conservative Budget Implementation Act 2012 is a “trojan horse” bill sneaking in hundreds of pages of harmful new measures that: gut environmental protection; threaten fisheries and other resources; cut public pensions and job standards; reduce democratic accountability; and undermine public health care. The Conservatives rejected our NDP proposal to split this massive 425-page bill to permit study and debate.  So as your Official Opposition, we are holding our own

Partners for Mental Health

Partners for Mental Health, an independent registered charity, is a national organization dedicated to “supercharging” a social movement that will transform the way Canadians think and act towards their own mental health, and towards people living with a mental health problem or illness. In partnership with others, we will empower and mobilize Canadians to take action that will: Encourage people to pay more attention to their own mental health and

April 11, 2012 - What will YOU be wearing?

April 11th marks the International Day of Pink. It is a day where communities across the country, and across the world, can unite in celebrating diversity and raising awareness to stop homophobic, transphobic & all forms of bullying. The International Day of Pink was started in Nova Scotia when 2 straight high school students saw a gay student wearing a pink shirt being bullied. The 2 students intervened, but wanted

En coupant dans la Sécurité de la vieillesse, le gouvernement Harper s’attaque aux jeunes et aux pauvres

Ma première réaction à la décision des conservateurs de réduire les prestations de la Sécurité de la vieillesse et du Supplément de revenu garanti a été de la considérer comme une attaque contre les personnes âgées. Cependant, je suis plutôt d’avis que le gouvernement a choisi de s’attaquer aux jeunes et aux pauvres. De 2023 à 2029, l’âge d’admissibilité aux prestations de la SV et du SRG sera progressivement haussé

The Harper Government Old Age Security Cuts are an Attack on the Young and the Poor

My first reaction to the Conservatives’ reduction in old age security and guaranteed income supplement benefits was to see it as an attack on seniors, but it really is an attack on the young and the poor. Moving back eligibility for OAS/GIS benefits from age 65 to age 67 will only be phased in between 2023 and 2029, so it will have no direct effect on anybody currently 54 or

CIRB Board Order No.670-NB

Please post and circulate the attached CIRB decision. This order must be posted by the Union and Air Canada in the workplace. The CIRB found that IAM members have participated in an Unlawful Strike and therefore, all members must resume or continue to perform their duties to Air Canada. There is also a declaration to cease and desist. In addition, Air Canada applied to the Federal Court and received a

Dewar calls on Harper to enforce legislation to protect Aveos jobs

Toronto – NDP leadership candidate Paul Dewar is calling on the Harper government to enforce the Air Canada Act so that the jobs of over 2,500 Aveos workers in Montreal, Winnipeg and Vancouver can be saved. “Mr. Harper must enforce the Air Canada Act and make sure that maintenance of the Air Canada fleet is done in Canada and the jobs of over 2,500 workers are preserved,” said Dewar. “The

21 March, 2012 - International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

  The laws are in place, freedom and equality are expressed with every publication on the benefits of being Canadian.  It was not very long ago that discrimination based on race was not illegal. The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, March 21, commemorates the anniversary of the Sharpeville Massacre in 1960. On that day in South Africa, peaceful demonstrators against apartheid were killed. In 1966, the United