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    Shahira Azmy Retires after 40 years of service! Shahira Azmy prend sa retraite après 40 ans de service!

    Shahira Azmy, after 40 years of service to RRC, close to 20 years of which was also dedicated to the members of IAMAW Local Lodge 2468, has finally decided to retire!  Shahira will be greatly missed by all her colleagues at RRC and her brothers and sisters of the IAMAW.  Having worked closely with Shahira for close to ten years at RRC and then another fifteen years within various committees and the LL2468 Executive, I will truly miss her.  She never stopped smiling, was the eternal optimist and always made time for anyone who needed it.  She truly is irreplaceable, but we will do our best as she takes her well-deserved retirement.  Shahira had this to share with everyone:

    Forty years, 9 RRC presidents and 2 Lodge 2468 presidents later, I take my retirement feeling fulfilled and happy and grateful for a good career and friends and colleagues I have met along the way.

    The beginning was in 1977 when I started in the RRC laboratory as a lab technician; shortly after, I was promoted to metallurgist and then became senior metallurgist.

    I met very interesting people and worked with great ones from all departments as well as across the ocean at the different sites of Rolls Royce. I made a lot of friends along the way and some of which I never met but except through phone calls. The spirit of team work has always been my style and I found that working together inspired people to give their best, offer help and push themselves and others to accomplish their goals.

    I got involved with the union in 1999 as I joined for the first time the negotiation team. This experience has enriched my soul and allowed me to discover a lot of things I never knew I possessed. I then became a grievance chair and had participated in five grievance committees. All my colleagues on the committee were strong and we all worked together to do the best for our members and make sure we strike a balance between the company’s needs and the union.  After 6 rounds of negotiations, it was time to let the younger generation take charge and lead the way to the future.

    I leave knowing that the people in charge will do an excellent job.

    So thank you Rolls Royce for a great career and a great farewell party. thanks to Lodge 2468 president George Zoni and the executive for throwing me a fantastic party and thanks to the Rolls Royce Retirees Association that offered us the great venue (Lachine Legion) and for organizing the food with my family. Thanks to the wonderful RETIREES who took the time and came to celebrate with me and thanks to my dear colleagues at work who organized the Rolls Royce party and the collection of beautiful and heart touching comments and good wishes from so many of the people I love and thanks for the beautiful gifts offered by the management of Rolls Royce.

    All of you will always have a big place in my heart. God bless you all.

    Shahira Azmy

    LL2468 Officers and Committee Members 2018-2021 SL2468 – Exécutif / membres de comités 2018-2021

    The following members of LL2468 have been elected to the positions below that are in effect as of January 16 2018:

    Les membres de la SL2468 ici-bas sont élus aux positions suivantes effectif à partir du 16 janvier 2018:


    1. George Zoni              President
    2. Ivan Halar                 Vice-President
    3. Juliette Martin           Recording Secretary – Secrétaire-archiviste
    4. Colin Adams             Financial Secretary – Secrétaire-trésorier
    5. Nathalie Meunier       Conductor – Sentinel
    6. Daren Legault           Trustee – Syndic
    7. Sylvain Giroux          Trustee – Syndic
    8. Sonia James             Trustee – Syndic

    Committees – Comités

    Comité de grief Siemens Grievance Committee

    1. Nathalie Meunier
    2. George Zoni
    3. Michael Munn

    Comité de négociation Siemens Negotiating Committee

    1. George Zoni
    2. Daren Legault
    3. Nathalie Meunier

    Comité de grief RRC Grievance Committee

    1. Mario Lelievre
    2. Ivan Halar
    3. Luc Benoit

    Comité de négociation RRC Negotiating Committee

    1. Ivan Halar
    2. Mario Lelievre
    3. Gilles Doyon

    Auditors – NOMINATIONS ON JANUARY 16, 2018

    Happy New Year! Bonne année!


    Catherine Marceau prend sa retraite! Catherine Marceau retires!

    La SL 2468 vous souhaite une merveilleuse retraite!  LL2468 wishes you a wonderful retirement!20171212_133751





    Janet Boutara Retires! Janet Boutara prend sa retraite!

    Janis started her career at Rolls Royce Canada on June 5, 1978 as an input/output clerk. Janis climbed the ladder steadily becoming a senior inventory analyst and her introduction into her current role of Customer Service Technical Representative on December 16, 1996.

    Janis has occupied this role since then and became a great mentor for her colleagues. Janis is very well liked and has always kept her beautiful smile even through tough times. 

    Janis is starting her well-deserved retirement on November 29, 2017.

    Wishing Janis a very happy, healthy and fun retirement.

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    Nomination Results for 2018-2020 Term – Résultats des nominations pour le mandat 2018-2020

    The MGM of November 14, 2017, was quite lively!  Ultimately, all positions for the 2018-2020 term were filled by acclamation.  Congratulations to all!

    La réunion mensuelle du 14 novembre 2017 était très animée!  En fin de compte, tous les postes pour le mandat 2018-2020 ont été pourvus par acclamation.  Félicitations à tous!

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    Matt McConville Retires!

    Matt McConville is retiring after 42 years at Rolls Royce Canada. Matt started in the supply chain on February 2, 1975 in the supply chain. Through the years Matt has climbed the ladder in the organization and is retiring as a well established and experienced MRPC as of November 1, 2017.

    Wishing Matt a happy, healthy long retirement.

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    Poppies for sale at RRC! Coquelicots à vendre chez RRC!

    Judith Leaper and Ray Lyons were spotted today at RRC selling Poppies!  Lest we forget.

    Judith Leaper et Ray Lyons ont été aperçus chez RRC aujourd’hui en vendant des coquelicots!  Je me souviens.Poppy_RRC


    Following the mysterious disappearance of the LL2468 gavel during the union office move of 2014, two collaborators surprised LL2468 members during the MGM of September 12, 2017 with a replacement gavel.

    Ed O’Flaherty, retired 2468 member and 2468 retiree representative, sought out the support of skilled woodworker Mark Currin, Project Manager, to fashion a new gavel for 2468.

    When asked by Ed how LL2468 could repay Mark, Mark had this to say:

    “Thanks Ed.  If you remember I have been indebted to you for around 15 years. As a new comer to Canada you came to help and I appreciated that perhaps more than I have mentioned.

    The gavel was just a gift of appreciation mostly to you but also to your fellow Canadians for welcoming me and my family here all those years ago.  Immigrating to Canada changed our lives and we now call it home.

    I enjoyed making the gavel.  I had not made one before so I spent some time exploring designs on the internet; there is no cost and if there was I would still give it you.  For me the joy was seeing everyone smile.  You never know I might get a commision to make something else but honestly if ever I can help you or you want a piece of my work on your mantlepiece you only have to ask.”

    From the members of LL2468, Thank-you Mark!


    À la suite de la disparition mystérieuse du marteau SL2468 lors du déménagement du bureau syndicale en 2014, deux collaborateurs ont surpris les membres de SL2468 lors de la réunion mensuelle du 12 septembre 2017 avec un marteau de remplacement.

    Ed O’Flaherty, membre à la retraite de 2468 et représentant des retraités de 2468, a demandé le soutien du menuisier artisanale Mark Currin, gérant de projets, pour fabriquer un nouveau marteau pour 2468.

    Lorsque demandé par Ed comment la SL2468 pouvait rembourser Mark, Mark avait ceci à dire:

    “Merci Ed. Si vous vous en souvenez, je vous suis redevable depuis environ 15 ans. En tant que nouveau venu au Canada, vous êtes venu a mon aide et j’ai apprécié cela peut-être plus que ce que j’ai mentionné.

    Le marteau n’était qu’un cadeau d’appréciation principalement pour vous, mais aussi pour vos concitoyens canadiens pour l’accueil de ma famille ici tous ces ans.  Immigrer au Canada a changé nos vies et nous l’appelons maintenant notre pays.

    J’ai aimé faire le marteau. Je n’avais pas fait un avant alors j’ai passé du temps à explorer des dessins sur Internet; il n’y a pas de frais et, s’il y avait, je le donnerais toujours. Pour moi, la joie était de voir les sourires. Vous ne le savez jamais,  je pourrais avoir une commission pour faire autre chose, mais honnêtement, si jamais je peux vous aider ou vous voulez un de mes oeuvres sur votre manteau, il ne faut que demander.”

    Des membres de la SL2468, Merci Mark!

    Isabel Connolly Retires!


    October  1st 1979, my first day at Rolls-Royce Canada… it seems  a life time ago.  I was sure I  would  only stay  for  a year; after all, I was only 21 and not ready to settle down.

    That all changed at  3:30  that  afternoon when my  mother, who was an Inspector at  Rolls-Royce Canada,  took me to  the  Spey / Tay  section on the  way out that  day  to  introduce me to  a few people.  One of the people my Mum introduced  me to  was a fitter named  Peter Connolly, and that  was the highlight  of  my  career  at  Rolls-Royce.  38  years later he still remains the best  thing  that  has happened in my  life.  So  a big  thank  you  to  Mum  and Rolls Royce.

    When I  started at Rolls-Royce Canada in October 1979, I  worked in records for  a short  time, then  I  moved to   Production  Control   where we  had an office of only  ladies:  Carol Jackson, Carol Pearson, June Smith,  Nan Duffney  and Elaine Sutton.  What a  great time we had!  Carol Pearson  and I  were the  youngsters in  the  office; now, I  find myself   being the  older Lady  training the  next  generation of youngsters.

    After Production Control I moved over to  Supply Chain; I  loved the  fast  pace of the  job.  I  was tremendously  lucky working with  the team we had  in spares; every day  was different, some days were really stressful but we always managed to laugh every day.

    I  have been  so  very  fortunate to  have worked at  RRC for  the  past  38 years; it  has  been an amazing journey, one I  will never forget.

    Good Luck Isabel!


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