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Obituary – Brother Mike Gallant

Union Brother, Mike Gallant, passed away August 2017. Mike was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich, ON, Canada, as a welder October 15, 1973, at that time becoming a member of IAM&AW LL 1863 (now LL 1975). His passing … Continue reading

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Obituary – Brother Don James Saunders

Union Brother, Donald James Saunders, passed away August 4, 2017. Don was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich, ON, Canada, as a welder January 21, 1974, at that time becoming a member of IAM&AW LL 1863 (now LL 1975). … Continue reading

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Obituary – Brother Clarence Shephard (Joe) Govier

 Union Brother, Clarence Shephard (“Joe”) Govier, passed away August 3, 2017. Joe was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich, ON, Canada, as a machinist November 14, 1973, at that time becoming a member of IAM&AW LL 1863 (now LL … Continue reading

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GVP Stan Pickthall COS Gord Falconer visit GKN Sinter Metals St.Thomas

!AMAW LL 1975 members had a visit from the Canadian Office to the GKN Sinter Metals facility in St.Thomas, Ontario. GVP Stan Pickthall, COS Gord Falconer and DBR Derek Ferguson met with some of the membership on April 19th during … Continue reading

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2017 GKN Negotiation Committee

IAM District 78 Directing Business Representative, Derek Ferguson reports that IAM Local 1975 members employed at GKN Sinter Metals in St. Thomas ratified a new three year agreement last week in both the Hourly and Salary Bargaining Units. In addition … Continue reading

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Condolences: Brother Peter Brommer

Union Brother Peter Brommer passed away Sept. 29, 2016. The Funeral is Oct, 03, 2016  at McGlynn Family Funeral Home in Seaforth ON Peter was born June ,05, 1938  and was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich Ontario  Canada  Oct. 21, 1965. He joined … Continue reading

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Condolences: IAM LL1863 Volvo (LL 1975) Brother Ed Tonks

We had a Union Brother,  Ed Tonks  passed away Sept. 12, 2016. Ed started Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich Ontario and joined the IAM  LL 1863 (now LL 1975)  in April ,5, 1970. He worked  in the Machine Shop. Ed was … Continue reading

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“Make It Fair” campaign

Eric Johnston, member of IAM Local 1975 has been busy in the London, Ontario area working with the Ontario Federation of Labour on the “Make it Fair” campaign. The OFL and other community groups are working together and demanding sweeping … Continue reading

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Condolences: Brother Charles Carmen Knox – LL 1863 Champion/Volvo Graders

We had a IAM LL 1863/1975 Union Brother Charles Carmen Knox pass away June 24, 2016 at 73 years old. Charles was hired at Champion/Volvo and joined the IAM on Feb. 12, 1973. as a Machinist. There will be a … Continue reading

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It’s official: Pickthall appointed successor to Ritchie

Vancouver, BC – IAM International President Robert Martinez announced today that Stan Pickthall has been appointed to succeed Dave Ritchie as Canadian General Vice President, to become the senior IAM officer in Canada, effective May 1, 2016. The announcement was … Continue reading

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