Cookie retires after 30 years of service! Juliette prends sa retraite après 30 ans de service!

After 30 years of dedicated and loyal service to RRC and as a member of LL2468, Juliette aka “Cookie” has taken her much-deserved retirement.  I met Cookie when I first started at RRC in 1993, and I’ll always remember how she was always smiling and always willing to help in any way she could, be that in her RRC position as Technical Librarian or as the LL2468 Recording Secretary.  Cookie started as a Secretary in 1990 and transferred to Document

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IAMAW Leads the way on CLC Lobby Day in Ottawa – L’AIMTA ouvre la voie lors de la journée de lobbying du CTC à Ottawa

Once again, the IAMAW contributed the most participants from any one union in Canada: 84 of 400 union representatives for the CLC annual lobby day were Machinists!  This marks the third time in as many years that the IAMAW led the way for lobbying efforts on Parliament Hill. Encore une fois, l’AIMTA a contribué le plus de participants d’un syndicat au Canada: 84 des 400 représentants syndicaux pour la journée de lobbying annuelle du CTC étaient des Machinistes! C’est la

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Annual Siemens Labour Meeting – Rencontre annuelle des travailleurs Siemens

Union and company representatives from Canada, the US and Germany gathered in May for the annual Siemens Labour Meeting, held this year in San Antonio, TX. One of the most concerning topics discussed was union density within Siemens in North America; Union representation has continued to drop in the US, as Siemens moves work to non-unionized, right-to-work locations such as Charlotte in North Carolina. Unfortunately, it appears that at least one of three GP (or PG) locations in the US

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2018 IAMAW Aerospace Conference – Conférence Aérospatiale AIMTA 2018

Brother George Zoni, President, and Brother Ivan Halar, VP, attended the 2018 IAMAW Aerospace conference in Fort Worth, Texas, from September 10 to 14, 2018.  The conference served to inform members of the current state of the aerospace business as a whole and how our aerospace members were doing within that business.  As stated by International President Bob Martinez Jr., the aerospace industry in North America is booming!  Topics discussed ranged from technological changes (e.g., additive manufacturing), union density within

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Siemens Atlanta Convention

George Zoni and Nathalie Meunier were in Atlanta last week to attend the 3rd annual Siemens Workers’ Convention.  This convention brings together people from Canada, the US and Germany in order to discuss the current issues facing workers at Siemens facilities.  HR representatives from the US were on on-hand to give updates on the current situations in the US.  This event is organized by Randy Middleton of the IBEW, and facilitated by Harald Kern and Dirk Linder from Germany.  Harald is

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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

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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:   George Zoni              President Ivan Halar                 Vice-President Juliette Martin           Recording Secretary – Secrétaire-archiviste Colin Adams             Financial Secretary – Secrétaire-trésorier Nathalie Meunier       Conductor – Sentinel Daren Legault           Trustee – Syndic Sylvain Giroux          Trustee – Syndic Sonia James             Trustee – Syndic Committees

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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

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