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Obituary – Bill Ryan

Union Brother William “Bill” Ryan passed away August 1, 2020 at the age of 92 years. Bill was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich, Ontario, Canada, as an Expediter at the main plant on September 10, 1973, and at … Continue reading

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Obituary – Ronald “Mitch” Miller

Union Brother Ronald “Mitch” Miller passed away June 11, 2020 at the age of 69 years. Ron was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich, Ontario, Canada, on June 15, 1970, and at that time became a member of IAMAW … Continue reading

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COVID 19 News and Information

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Obituary – Ronald “Ron” Wilson

Union Brother Ronald “Ron” Wilson passed away April 25, 2020 at the age of 76 years. Ron was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich, Ontario, Canada, as a Machinist at the main plant and later in the Gearco facility … Continue reading

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Obituary – Sister Pat Wilkinson

Union Sister Pat Wilkinson passed away March 23, 2020. Pat was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich, Ontario, Canada, on February 14, 1977 working in several office clerical positions, and at that time became a member of IAM&AW LL … Continue reading

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Retirees Club Event

On  March 12, 2020, members of the Local 1863 Retirees Club in Goderich toured the maple tree woodlot of former Champion Road Machinery employee, Ron Westlake. Ron gave us an interesting visit where he showed us his latest maple syrup … Continue reading

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IMPORTANT – Benefits Update

I would like to share as the result of the Covid-19 pandemic the Company is going over and above their contractual obligations and are providing a benefit continuance while on layoff until May 30, 2020. This will provide members a … Continue reading

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Member Information

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IAMAW Canadian Covid 19 Information and Support

If you are looking for support or information regarding covid-19 please refer to the following website. http://www.iamaw.ca/covid-19-news/ If you are having difficulties finding answers to your questions about how to access EI and what it provides please call Allison Skinner … Continue reading

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Retirees Event

On February 19, 2018, 16 union brothers of the Local 1863 Retirees Club visited the Toronto Auto Show.   Seen in the photo are: IAM&AW LL 1863 (now LL 1975) brothers Brian Pollock and John White looking over a Toyota … Continue reading

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