The 5th IAM Canada Political Action Symposium

Voices Matter!

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.

 

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Happy Retirement to Brother Brian!

 

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!

 

 

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Happy Retirement to Brother Ron!

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!

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Happy Retirement to Brother Brian!

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!

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Taking our message to the Hill

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.

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Happy Retirement to Brother Ken!

IAM Local Lodge 905 President Dave Thompson is shown presenting a retirement cheque to Brother Ken Willman thanking him for his service. Brother Ken is retiring after 12 years of service at the Ajax plant. Happy Retirement Brother Ken!

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Happy Retirement to Brother Alan!

IAM Local Lodge 905 President Dave Thompson is shown presenting a retirement cheque to Brother Alan Chiu Yuk-Lun thanking him for his service. Brother  Alan is retiring after 18 years of service at the Ajax plant. Happy Retirement Brother Alan!

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In Memoriam

It is with great sadness Local Lodge 905 announces the passing of Brother Donald M Beadle after a courageous battle with cancer, with his family at his side, at Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Thursday, January 17, 2019.  Don of Peterborough, formerly of Moose Jaw, SK and Fort Frances, ON, at 61 years of age.

Brother Don has been instrumental in organizing Nefab employees  under the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) flag  and provided a valuable service to the  members as a Chiefsteward at the NeFab Peterborough plant.

Beloved husband and childhood sweetheart of Carla (Plumridge) for 43 years.  Dear father of Don (Heather), Mike (Jen) and John (Amber).  Loving Grandpa of Allison, Caitlyn, Brenna, Cody, Bailey, Kelis, Iliana and Jaxson.  Brother of Norval and the late Glenda McMahon (late Ralph) and Ron (surviving wife Gwen).  He will be remembered by many other relatives and friends.

Don was a long time employee of Nefab and had a prior career as a plumber.  He loved hockey (Go Habs!), fishing, boating, playing baseball and doing all those things with his grandchildren.  Don was very handy, enjoying fixing things around the house and tinkering with cars.

A Memorial Reception will be held at the Ashburnham Funeral Home (840 Armour Road) on Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 2:30 – 4:30 pm with words of remembrance at 4:00 pm.

In memory of Don, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be welcome and may be made online at www.AshburnhamFuneral.ca

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.

IAM Local Lodge 905

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In Memoriam

 

It is with great sadness Local Lodge 905 announces the passing of Sister Shelley Jeanne Chapman on Sunday, December 9, 2018 following a difficult illness. . Sister Shelley has been a member and an electronic technician at the Safran Electronics and Denfense Peterborough plant since 1995

Shelley is survived by spouse Stacey, loving mother of Tania (and Rebel) Kennedy, Alicia (and Brian) Crawley and Angela (and Tim) Johnson, cherished grandmother of Jessica (and Dakota), Lillie, Emma, Lane and Wesley and baby Johnson (who will be born later this month). Great-grandmother of Bradley and Jaxson, and dear sister of Lorainne (and Tom) Coulter. Shelley was the proud auntie of many nieces and nephews. She was born in Brampton on March 6, 1954 and was the beloved daughter of the late Doug and Ethel (Brock) Campbell.In her spare time she enjoyed fishing, sitting by the lake and bird watching, especially the loons and ducks.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Baragar Funeral Home in Bancroft. Cremation has taken place at Elmwood Crematorium, Corbyville, Ontario. The Chapman family would like to thank the PSW workers at Care Partner’s and all the nursing staff at Hastings Centennial Manor in Bancroft.

Our deepest sympathy, sincere thoughts and prayers are with her family. May the   memories of love shared give them peace and comfort now and in the days ahead.

IAM Local Lodge 905

 

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Happy Retirement to Brother Yuejin!

IAM Local Lodge 905 President Gerry Kyle is shown presenting a retirement cheque to Brother Yuejin Mah thanking him for his service. Brother Yuejin is retiring after 23 years of service at the Ajax plant. Happy Retirement Brother Yuejin!

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