Women’s Issues

MARIE-JOSEPH ANGELIQUE - Black History Month Posters from IAM Local 2323

In celebration of Black History Month, the Young Machinists at Local 2323 have released a series of six posters – and they’re all focused on black women. Young Machinists from 2323 designed the posters, and one of the members, Shryl Ramsarran did the artwork herself. IAM Canada is proud to be part of the unveiling of the posters. Over the month of February, we will post a new one on

Mental Health: National Women’s Committee Lays the Groundwork for Resources

IAM Sisters, once again, have taken on a much needed, and important task- addressing the toll of the pandemic on mental health. With many of our members coping with changes in their workplaces and lives, the daily grind leaves little time to address depleted energy reservoirs and self-care. Mental health is generally a topic that can be taboo, and receives little attention, but it’s not a topic IAM Sisters shy

ROSEMARY BROWN - Black History Month Posters from IAM Local 2323

In celebration of Black History Month, the Young Machinists at Local 2323 have released a series of six posters – and they’re all focused on black women. Young Machinists from 2323 designed the posters, and one of the members, Shryl Ramsarran did the artwork herself. IAM Canada is proud to be part of the unveiling of the posters. Over the month of February, we will post a new one on

National Women's Committee - Challenges of Supporting Members During the Pandemic

The National Women’s Committee has been meeting on a regular basis to discuss the effect on the pandemic on women, and workers of colour across the country. At our last meeting, participants raised the stresses accompanied with heavy workloads, managing issues and emotions of union members as we continue to work in uncertain circumstances. A member of the National Women’s Group will make a presentation on a Mental Health Toolkit

The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women

It has been over 30 years since the murder of 14 young women at Polytechnique Montréal (December 6, 1989). This act of violent misogyny shook our country and led Parliament to designate December 6 as The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women. On December 6, we remember: Geneviève Bergeron Hélène Colgan Nathalie Croteau Barbara Daigneault Anne-Marie Edward Maud Haviernick Maryse Laganière Maryse Leclair Anne-Marie Lemay Sonia

LL2323 Women's Committee fundraiser

Choose from a variety of patterns of reusable and washable100% woven cotton masks – 1 for $10 or 3 for $25. Join us in raising money for the Sick Kids Foundation! 100% of the proceeds will go to the Sick Kids Foundation For details and selection of a pattern, contact Pascale Forrester womenatwork@iamaw2323.ca #women #COVID19 @iamaw2323

IAM Women – important discussions and a fond farewell

[metaslider id=”16689″] As workplaces re-open and our members go back to work, the IAMAW continues to have discussions about challenges and needs of our members. IAMAW women from across the country gathered virtually for a second time to address specific issues and needs of women in their places of work, which range from manufacturing, aerospace, airports and air transportation, public services and healthcare. A lively discussion took place, which touched

GENDERED IMPACTS OF COVID-19

June 22, 2020 7:00-8:30 p.m. EST Bluejeans Virtual Discussion Looking forward to “seeing” you there! Dial in: +1.866.599.3622(Canada Toll-Free) +1.438.788.3021(Canada French) Meeting ID:593 313 714 Join us for a discussion about the importance of a “she-covery” to the Canadian economy in the post-pandemic environment. We will also discuss the “Jobs Worth Fighting For” document and determine workplace and political priorities. Whether you are currently working or laid off, we want

Lighting Hope – LL 2323 Young Machinists Raise Funds for Women’s Shelters

The domestic and intimate partner violence predicted by many advocates due to the COVID-19 pandemic is proving to be well-founded. Incidences of domestic violence appear to be triple what they normally are. The pandemic, which obliges more people to stay at home together, makes a bad situation even worse. The Young/New Machinists Committee of Local 2323 are thinking globally and acting locally. They are fundraising to help deal with the

The Pandemic Experience: From the perspective of IAMAW Sisters

The pandemic is putting strain on many things, but not on the solidarity of IAM sisters! 28 IAM sisters and brothers connected on May 5th , a day that also commemorates missing and murdered indigenous women, to discuss the unique issues women face during the pandemic. The impact of the pandemic has not been the same for everyone; for instance, we know low wage earners are impacted by joblessness at