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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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Obituary – Gary Prouse

Union Brother Gary Prouse passed away January 18, 2020 at the age of 67 years. Gary was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich, Ontario, Canada, as a Machinist in the Gearco facility on May 14, 1973, and at that … Continue reading

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Installation of New President

On, September 11, 2019, brother Barry Page was installed as the new Vice President for Local Lodge 1863 Retirees Club, Goderich, Ontario, Canada. Barry took over the position from brother John White, who stepped down for health reasons. John has … Continue reading

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Obituary – William “Bill” Patterson

Union Brother William “Bill” Patterson passed away August 08, 2019, in his 88th year. Bill was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich, Ontario, Canada in the Finished Products Dept. as a Fitter on April 14, 1969, and at that … Continue reading

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Obituary – James E. Fielder

Union Brother James E. Fielder passed away August 02, 2019 in his 73rd year.   James was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich, Ontario, Canada as a Fitter in Fabrication on February 03, 1969, and at that time became … Continue reading

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