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Monthly Union Meeting
Thursday 2 November @ 6 PM
At District Lodge 14
101, 10471 – 178 Street
Please watch the short political fable below expressing the CCF’s view that the Canadian political system was flawed in offering voters a false dilemma: the choice of two parties, neither of which represented their interests.
BE POLITICALLY ACTIVE!
EVERY. VOTE. COUNTS.
The Story of Mouseland was a story told first by Clarence Gillis, and later and most famously by Tommy Douglas, leader of the Saskatchewan Co-operative Commonwealth Federation and, later, the New Democratic Party of Canada, both social democratic parties. Continue reading
Bryan Wilson, member of IAM Local 2323 talks about how his union defended his right to refuse unsafe work on the job after coming back from a workplace related injury.
May 1, 2017
Stan Pickthall, IAMAW Canada
Dear Stan Pickthall,
Park’N Fly recently revised its Discount Savings program; an adjustment will be made to your Park’N Fly corporate discount rates, effective June 151, 2017. The adjustment will vary depending on the market. Attached are the new preferred rates that have been extended to your organization. Continue reading
The next General Election will be held on Monday October 16, 2017.
City of Edmonton voters will elect:
- 1 Mayor
- 1 Councillor for each of the 12 City of Edmonton wards
- 1 Edmonton Catholic School District Trustee for each of the 7 wards or
1 Edmonton Public School District Trustee for each of the 9 wards
Please visit the City of Edmonton website to view the 2017 candidate list
Exercise your right to vote!
Newly released business community reports are raising the alarm on the impact minimum wage increases could have on youth employment. Yet here in Alberta, the employment of 15-24 year olds is more directed by the recession than to minimum wage increases.
September 4, 2017
At today’s annual Labour Day barbecue for the unemployed and underemployed organized by the Edmonton & District Labour Council, the EDLC, End Poverty Edmonton & Friends of Medicare are calling for action on universal prescription drug coverage to help fight poverty in Alberta. Continue reading
Toronto, ON – Jagmeet Singh is the new leader of the federal New Democratic Party with a resounding first-ballot victory by a margin of 53 per cent in the NDP leadership in Toronto Sunday night.
“Earlier last month the IAM endorsed Jagmeet Singh to be our new leader after a vigorous internal debate,” said IAM Canadian General Vice President Stan Pickthall. “At that time we concluded that he was the right person for the job because he most closely represents the values and the direction of IAM. I’m pleased that the rest of the party agrees with us.”
Singh, 38, defeated challengers Niki Ashton, Charlie Angus and Guy Caron. Singh, a criminal defence lawyer who speaks fluent French and Punjabi, has represented the riding of Bramalea-Gore-Malton in the Ontario legislature since 2011. He was named deputy leader of the Ontario NDP in 2015. Singh says he will not immediately seek a seat in the House of Commons until he has had time to increase his profile outside of the House.
Singh has been a frequent visitor to IAM rallies, meetings and demonstrations regarding precarious work, the Fight for a $15 an hour minimum wage, contract flipping and privatization of Canadian airports. “We look forward to working with Jagmeet to build power within the Party as we prepare for the next chapter,” said Pickthall. “Our next battle is in 2019, with the Trudeau Liberals; there is much work to be done along the way.”
Source IAM Canada