IAM District 78 News | May 12, 2020Nurses are AppreciatedInternational Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every May 12, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. The IAM Union commemorates this important day and works to ensure our members in nursing are treated with the dignity and respect they deserve.
Nurses are essential in transforming health care and health systems such that no person is left behind, without access to care or impoverished because of their need for health care.
IAM District 78 represents hundreds of nurses throughout Ontario at retirement homes, long-term care facilities and in home-care.
|IAM Healthcare Local 1295 member Makhena, works at a retirement home in Orleans and delivers care to the seniors in her charge. She began performing native hoop dances at the home when she saw that some residents were anxious. “The hoop dance is a medicinal dance. It relieves their anxiety. It’s emotional and mental medicine,” she stated.|
Naturopathic and indigenous medicines are important to Makhena. “Our bodies are more receptive to those medicines,” she said.
IAM District 78 is extremely proud of Makhena and of all of our members that are providing care and services for their communities during this pandemic.
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|IAM District 78 healthcare members are not only appreciated by all of us, but also by their Employers. Pictured above left, long term care managers provided breakfast to show their appreciation. IAM Local 1295 members; Alicia. Olena, Stacey-Ann, Lucita, Vivianne, Svitlana, Elzbieta, Luda, and Larissa.|
Also pictured right, for every day during pandemic, soup has been provided by their Employer; IAM Local 1295 members Daria, Olena, Olga, Oxsana, Irena, Mihailo, Oleg and Josef.
IAM District 78 is very proud of all of the staff at Ukrainian Canadian Care Center in Toronto.
|IAM District 78 News | April 21, 2020|
|This good news is from late last year, but we think it’s worth sharing. IAM District 78 arbitrated a Local 3111 members grievance. The grievance concerned whether a member, Bilan Arte, had a right to receive transportation expenses, as defined in the Collective Agreement. After hearing the case, the Arbitrator found in favour of the IAM, and resulted in the grievor being entitled to over $6,500 in expenditures. IAM Representative Jim Snider stated that, “this was a big win for Bilan and for Local 3111. The Local committee refused to settle for anything less than what Bilan was entitled to.”|
Proud IAM member, Bilan, who works at the Canadian Labour Congress, understands the value of belonging to the IAM, and is pictured above at the IAM 2019 Women’s Conference.