Statement by Minister Monsef, Head of the Delegation of Canada, to UNCSW 65th Session

New York, March 18, 2021 Bonjour, Aaniin, Salaam-Alaikum to my colleagues in the international community. I hope wherever you are, you are safe, you are well, and I wish the same for your loved ones. COVID-19 is the most serious public health crisis that Canada has ever faced. It has laid bare fundamental gaps in our society and disproportionately impacted those who were already marginalized, vulnerable, or struggling. Women have

Local Lodge 412 members at AstenJohnson ratify new contract

For immediate release 12 March, 2021 Kanata, ON – Members working at AstenJohnson in Kanata ratified their new collective agreement incorporating many gains despite the uncertainties caused by the pandemic. Shane Woito, President of Local Lodge 412, thanked the Local and the organization, for the opportunity to lead the Bargaining from start to finish. “It was exciting to have the responsibility of working with the employer, and a great experience

IWD 2021 - Agnes Macphail (1890–1954) - Canada

First woman elected to the House of Commons. Agnes Macphail was born in rural Ontario. While working as a young schoolteacher she became involved with progressive political movements, including the United Farm Women of Ontario. She also began writing a newspaper column. She was elected to the Commons as a member of the Progressive Party of Canada in 1921. Her causes included rural issues, pensions for seniors, workers rights, and

IAM Local 2332 in The Soo ratify agreement at Superior Nissan

The 21 members of Superior Nissan ratified a new agreement today. Highlights are wage adjustments, annual increases, annual pension increases, lower benefit premiums, layoff language and improved vacation. The members collectively work at Superior Nissan, Superior Custom Detailing and Superior Used Cars in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. This is their second collective agreement. GLR Jackson, who helped with the negotiations said, “This was their second agreement and they wanted to

IWD 2021 - Hodan Nalayeh- Somalia-Canada

Although IWD is celebrated on March 8th, there are so many women whose work has improved numerous lives throughout the world, some of who are our very own, within the IAM. Throughout the month of March we will feature women from different parts of the world and historical eras to remind us that the women’s movement indeed has deep and long roots. Follow us as we learn together about women

IAM condemns killing in Atlanta, Georgia

18 March, 2021 The IAM in Canada strongly condemns the killings in Atlanta, Georgia. The murders of eight people, was a despicable act based on cowardice and hate and clearly targeted women of East Asian origin. The suspect, a 21-year-old white male, has been charged with four counts of murder in Atlanta, GA, as well as four counts of murder and one count of aggravated assault in nearby Cherokee County,

IWD 2021 - Fatima Al-Fihri- Tunisia

Although IWD is celebrated on March 8th, there are so many women whose work has improved numerous lives throughout the world, some of who are our very own, within the IAM. Throughout the month of March we will feature women from different parts of the world and historical eras to remind us that the women’s movement indeed has deep and long roots. Follow us as we learn together about women

IWD 2021 - Milunka Savic - Former Yugoslavia

Although IWD is celebrated on March 8th, there are so many women whose work has improved numerous lives throughout the world, some of who are our very own, within the IAM. Throughout the month of March we will feature women from different parts of the world and historical eras to remind us that the women’s movement indeed has deep and long roots. Follow us as we learn together about women

IWD 2021 - Maria Cano- Colombia

Although IWD is celebrated on March 8th, there are so many women whose work has improved numerous lives throughout the world, some of who are our very own, within the IAM. Throughout the month of March we will feature women from different parts of the world and historical eras to remind us that the women’s movement indeed has deep and long roots. Follow us as we learn together about women

IWD 2021 - Transito Amaguana- Ecuador

Although IWD is celebrated on March 8th, there are so many women whose work has improved numerous lives throughout the world, some of who are our very own, within the IAM. Throughout the month of March we will feature women from different parts of the world and historical eras to remind us that the women’s movement indeed has deep and long roots. Follow us as we learn together about women