We need to protect workers’ pensions

Courtesy of Canadian Labour Congress

We all want financial security for our families and ourselves when we retire. But for too long we have seen companies pay creditors or pay out bonuses to executives after declaring bankruptcy — while workers wait at the back of the line. It is time our government puts workers and pensioners before big banks and CEOs.

By protecting pensions, we can restore fairness for workers and pensioners and provide financial security and peace of mind to millions of families.

Together we can urge senators to pass the pension protection bill. We know you’re busy so we’ve drafted the letter for you — all you have to do is hit SEND.


Courtesy of Canadian Labour Congress

When workers unite, they make things better for everyone. That’s why unions were created to stand up together for fair wages, safe workplaces and decent work hours. There are millions of union members in Canada who know that by standing together, they can accomplish great things for themselves and all workers.

Nurse Appreciation

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 District 78 News | May 7, 2020

Healthcare Hero
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.