Colombia’s three trade union centres CGT, CTC and CUT have given strong backing to a “Yes” vote in the upcoming plebiscite on the peace accord to end decades of civil conflict in the country.
A joint event organised by the three union centres in Medellín on 15 September, attended by 5,000 people, gave a strong endorsement to the Accord. Uruguayan Senator and former President José “Pepe” Mujica addressed the event, along with the Presidents of the three organisations, TUCA General Secretary Víctor Báez and ITUC Deputy General Secretary Jaap Wienen.
Toronto, ON – The members of IAM Local lodge 235 have ratified a new collective agreement with Metrolinx/Go Transit.
The four-year agreement provides wage increases of 1.5 per cent in the first and second years respectively, 1.75 per cent in the third year and 2 per cent in the fourth year. Other agreement highlights include:
IAM District 78 Directing Business Representative Derek Ferguson rose on a point of privilege to have delegates to take a moment of silence to remember for DL78 DBR Paul Mitchell who passed away in 2013.
Throughout the week, the IAM grand convention delegates have created a new revenue source – selling the ties of the members of the IAM Executive Council. It began with International President Bob Martinez, and continued with Canadian General Vice President Stan Pickthall, whose tie fetched $950 for the Guide Dogs of America.
The IAM Grand Lodge Convention attracted more than 1400 delegates from across North America including 114 from Canada. This convention also marks the first time that more than 80 per cent of the delegates were attending their first convention.
Canadian Labour Congress President Hassan Yussuff addressed more than 1400 delegates attending the 39th Grand Lodge Convention this week in Chicago. He told delegates that America is faced with its most important presidential election in recent history and that Americans and the IAM membership must do everything to prevent Republican nominee Donald Trump from taking office.
at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center
To All District Lodge Presidents and Secretary-Treasurers, Local Lodge Presidents and Recording Secretaries, TCU Carmen Division Officers, National Representatives, Assistant National Representatives and Local Lodge Officers