It is with great sadness Local 905 announces the passing of Brother Dan Robertson during the week of September 23, 2019 .
Brother Dan has been the Chief Steward during his 29 years of service at the Ajax plant.
He has been a corner stone in resolving difficulties for the sisters and brothers at work .
Our deepest sympathy, sincere thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends.
May the memories of love shared give them peace and comfort now and in the days ahead .
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Kings Key Pub and Grill in Bowmanville on Wednesday October 2, 2019. Afternoon 3-7pm
Address: 89 King Street East, Bowmanville, Ontario.
Brother Thani Nagalingam is retiring after 25 years of service at the Ajax plant. Brother Thani is shown here accepting a retirement cheque from Local Lodge 905 President Dave Thompson. Happy Retirement Brother Thani!
It is with great sadness Local Lodge 905 announces the passing of Brother Janusz Maslo.
Brother Janusz has been a member and an Inspection Lead Hand with 27 years of service at the Ajax plant since 1992.
Brother Janusz passed away on Saturday June 15, 2019 from a medical illness.
Visitation Hours: Friday June 21, 2019 2 – 4 pm and 6 – 8 pm at Armstrong Funeral Home at 124 King Street East Oshawa, Ontario L1H 1B6.
Funeral service to be held on Saturday June 22, 2019 10 am at St. Hedwig’s Polish Church 411 Olive Avenue, Oshawa. Phone: 905-576-0434.
Please keep Brother Janusz’s family in your thoughts as they go through this difficult time.
Our deepest sympathy, sincere thoughts and prayers are with his family. May the memories of love shared give them peace and comfort now and in the days ahead.
Sister Marilyn Ferguson is retiring after 35 years at the Peterborough Electronics plant.
Sister Marilyn is pictured here accepting a retirement cheque from Chief Steward Brother Jeff Tanish also thanking her for her years of service.
Happy Retirement Sister Marilyn!
IAM members showed their support by distributing their pictures on Twitter, holding the sign which read #ISupportCdnAerospace.
The social media campaign is to generate public awareness of Canada’s aerospace industry in advance of AIAC’s report on the industry – “Vision 20/25 Beyond our Imagination”, released in May. The AIAC represents Canada’s aerospace companies, many of whom supported the IAM Aerospace Report, “Grounded Potential” which was released in early February of this year.
Both the IAM and AIAC share concerns about maintaining the 208,000 jobs in Canada’s Aerospace Industry which puts $28 billion in Canada’s economy each year. Both organizations are seeking continued government support of the industry at all levels. Both are aware that within six years, more than 70,000 aerospace workers are eligible to retire and there isn’t the sufficient educational infrastructure in place to train their replacements and keep our industry competitive.
More than 80 Canadian IAM political activists gathered at the William W Winpisinger Education Center in Hollywood, MD for the 5th IAM Canada Political Action Symposium.
“Political Action requires people,” said IAM Canadian General Vice President Stan Pickthall in his address to the delegates. “Voices matter, more voices means we can influence the decision- makers and push them to prioritize the needs of working people. The way to effect change is to talk politicians, in legislative halls, and in their constituencies. We understand that in order to do this we must engage our members.” With a federal election this fall, members must be engaged so that issues such as pension protection, pharmacare, support for a Canadian Aerospace Strategy, and labour law reform are on the agendas of all political parties.
Brother Brian is shown here accepting a retirement cheque from Local Lodge 905 Treasurer-Secretary Kris Socha. Brother Brian Corder is retiring after 21 years of service at the Ajax plant.Happy Retirement Brother Brian!
Brother (Ron) Romulo Munarriz is retiring after 27 years of service at the Ajax plant. Brother Ron is shown here accepting a retirement cheque from Local Lodge 905 President Dave Thompson. Happy Retirement Brother!
Brother Brian is shown here accepting a retirement cheque from Local Lodge 905 President Dave Thompson. Brother Brian Pope is retiring after 38 years of service at the Ajax plant. Happy Retirement Brother!
More than 350 union and political activists, including 72 IAM members, roamed the offices of 200 MP’s and Senators on Parliament Hill this week lobbying for a national Pharmacare Plan, Pension Reform, and Labour Law Reform. The IAM members also lobbied the politicians to support the call for a National Aerospace Strategy.
IAM Canadian General Vice President Stan Pickthall and IAM Québec Coordinator David Chartrand were front and center with the NDP and the Bloc Québecois at news conference calling on the government to support a national aerospace strategy.