|October 16, 2018
Yesterday morning, the first of more than 50 actions planned for the October 15 Day of Action kicked off. Throughout the province union members and social activists were mobilized to defend Ontario’s new labour laws and minimum wage increase.
Protests and petitions were expended to try to convince the Ontario, Doug Ford Government to put our need for decent work ahead of corporate interests. IAM members participated in a number of the events.
If you were unable to take part you can still send an email to Premier Doug Ford and your local MPP. Also ask your friends to do the same!
On behalf of the over three million members of the Canadian Labour Congress, I extend my deepest condolences to the victims, friends, coworkers and families of those who were targeted in yesterday’s terrifying van attack in my hometown of Toronto.
While it may take some time to uncover the motivation behind this heinous act of violence, we can take comfort in the incredible outpouring of support for the families of the 10 deceased and numerous others who were injured in Monday’s assault.
Our thanks go to the courageous first responders who played such a significant role in bringing order, safety and support to a very chaotic downtown crime scene.
Our hearts are with the people of Toronto as they mourn the loss of the innocent victims to this tragedy.
Our actions, as they should, express love in the face of violence.
Local lodges from District 78 gathered at the district office in Toronto on Friday April 27, 2018 to learn how to develop and maintain local lodge websites.
Frank Saptel communication director was our instructor with Eric Johnston (LL 1975 St. Thomas), Rick Moriarity (LL 103 Kingston) , Bobby Manevski (LL 2113 Markam) and myself, were all in attendance for the workshop. We learned the basics of how to use WordPress as a communication tool to keep our respective locals informed and engaged. In the days ahead I will be working on building our web site into an information hub for our local. As this is all new to me and having limited computer skills, I ask for your patience during the building process. I welcome to any suggestions or feed back with regards to content on the site.