• Members of LL 692 at Monashee Manufacturing Ratifies new deal by 89%
    17 May, 2022 Kelowna, BC – The membership ratified a new 3-year Collective Agreement. The deal sees a wage increase of 4% each year. Other improvements included an enhanced severance package in the event of plant closure from 17 weeks to 24 weeks. The members had concerns regarding the possibility of plant closure since the […]
  • New members at LL2413 ratify first contract with immediate gains
    13 May, 2022 Toronto, ON – The new IAM members at Local Lodge 2413 ratified a first collective agreement with Menzies Cargo at the Toronto Pearson International Airport. The agreement ratified by a whopping 95.2% acceptance. The organizing campaign started in November 2021 with the workers eagerly seeking meaningful wage increases, instead of those the employer […]
  • Members of LL692 at Leavitt Machinery Ratify a new 2-year Agreement
    Vancouver, B.C. – The membership overwhelming ratified a new two-year Collective Agreement. The deal sees a significant wage increase of 8% in the first year followed by a 4% wage increase in the second year. In addition, the Bargaining Committee was able to achieve double-time pay for work on a scheduled day off as well […]

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    George Zoni

    My parents immigrated to Canada from Hungary in 1967 in order to provide better opportunities for themselves and their family; I was born in Montreal in 1969.  I grew up on the south shore, lived in the Laurentians for 11 years and have since moved to the Vaudreuil-Soulanges area.  I completed a DEC in Analytical Chemistry in 1991 at the college de Valleyfield.

    I began working for Rolls-Royce Canada in 1993 as an Analytical Chemist and shortly thereafter became involved with LL2468 in 199x as the conductor-sentinel; a few years later I became a union steward.  My involvement with the negotiation process began when I became a member of the Negotiating Committee in 2011.  When the Rolls-Royce Energy business was purchased by Siemens, I was working full-time supporting the energy tests beds.  Therefore, my position transferred over to Siemens Canada on December 1, 2014.  I became President of LL2468 in January of 2015; in the same instance, I was elected to a position on the Grievance Committee for LL2468 Siemens employees.  I am also the current chair of the Negotiation Committee for LL2468 Siemens employees.

    Becoming actively involved in a local lodge is one of the most challenging and yet most rewarding endeavours to be part of, especially given the current economical and political climate.  I initially became involved in the Union due to curiosity and my desire to learn and participate.  For similar reasons, I have been volunteering in my community as a youth sports coach with various organisations in St-Lazare and the West Island since 2006.

    I have no doubt that unless the working class unites, our society will continue to move towards a plutocracy, manipulated by those 1% who continue to become richer.