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Obituary – Brother George Sillib

Union Brother George Elwin Sillib passed away November 30, 2017 in his 90th year. George was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich, Ontario, Canada, in the Maintenance Department, December 2, 1968, at that time becoming a member of IAM&AW … Continue reading

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Obituary – Brother Don Edwin Cartwright

Union Brother Don Edwin Cartwright passed away November 15, 2017 at the age of 84. Don was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich, Ontario, Canada, in the Finished Products Department as a fitter, May 1, 1962, at that time … Continue reading

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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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