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Staff of Ontario Elementary Teachers of Toronto ratify agreement.

Toronto, ON – District 78 IAM Local Lodge 1922 members employed by the Elementary Teachers of Toronto (ETT) recently ratified a new three-year agreement. The new agreement includes increases to wages and the IAM pension plan in each year of the agreement, as well as improvements to contract language. “A special thank you to Chief Steward Stephen Michalowicz for all his dedication and hard work during this very lengthy and challenging round of negotiations,” said Directing Business Representative Kim Valliere. IAM

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Canada’s unions hosting virtual Action Week

People from across Canada will be lobbying MPs next week, in the first large-scale virtual lobbying event since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic exposed deep disparities and vulnerabilities in our economy and society. It has also radically changed the lives of people across Canada. Workers want the federal government to disaster-proof the economy by committing to investments in job creation, pharmacare and child care, among others. CLC President Hassan Yussuff is available to comment on the Action Week priorities

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The Checkpoint (Volume 1, Issue 12).

Cost Of Mismanagement! The membership of IAMAW local lodge 2921 are expressing deep concern about the way in which the employer has conducted recent business relations in regards to their overall welfare, safety and livelihood. The membership has become increasingly distraught especially in light of the recent layoffs and the manner in which it was done. With a recent report on the rise of disinformation being verbally disseminated especially by members of management in regards to additional layoffs, closure of

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Overwhelming Support for New Contract at Thorncliffe Place Retirement Home

Nepean, ON – IAM Local 1295 working for Thorncliffe Place Retirement Home voted overwhelming to accept a new multi-year deal. The ratification vote was held late last week. “This contract has many language improvements that better fits members’ needs such as shift bidding, layoff and recall language and recall rights,” said Jim Snider, Business Representative for IAM District 78. “The Bargaining Committee worked through the pandemic and put forward a contract proposal the members could get behind.” Highlights of the

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Letter to Ministers Freeland and Garneau: Re-Nationalization of Canada’s Airlines – the Time is Now!

Re-Nationalization of Canada’s Airlines – the Time is Now! The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Finance/Deputy Prime MinisterThe Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of TransportHouse of CommonsOttawa, Ontario K1A 0A6 Email: Chrystia.Freeland@parl.gc.caEmail: Marc.Garneau@parl.gc.ca Dear Ministers Freeland and Garneau: Subject: Re-Nationalization of Canada’s Airlines – the Time is Now! We have all watched with horror as the Covid Pandemic has impacted friends and families across Canada. It is a health crisis of great enormity, and all Canadians share in our common interest to find

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