Author Archives: Ernie Giroux
Presentation from the OPCM President
Are you registered to vote?
On 19 Oct 2015, Canadians will vote in one of the most important elections in our lifetime. Steven Harper and the conservative have made it harder for Canadians to vote. We want to make sure that all IAM members are registered to vote in these elections.
You can check if you are registered by clicking HERE
Hello All , Happy Spring!!!
I want to THANK YOU for attend to Political Action meeting held, on February 14, 2015, appreciate the time and effort are contributed. We are indeed in “fight of our lives” and now more than ever continue to educate ourselves, our families and our IAM members.
We planned to meet on April 25th, however due to scheduling conflict that meeting has been changed to April 18th, 2015 9:00 AM- 12:00 NOON.
I apologize for inconvenience is may cause. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me. Hope to see you April 18th at 9:00 am at 557 Dixon Rd.
In Solidarity Always,
Business Representative IAM DL 78
Political Action meeting for April 18th 2015 9 am-12 noon
At district 78 office, open to Political Action committee chairs and members
Political Action – Childcare
The Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care is conducting a survey. The results of the survey will be used to produce a report on the state of child care in Ontario. We may quote you, but we will not use your name, just your city. There are a total of 25 questions. The survey should take 5 minutes.The survey can be taken online at:
The IAMAW has been an affiliate of the OCBCC for some time and we have been actively involved in trying to ensure that child care is affordable.
Are you a parent?
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers and the OCBCC wants to hear about your experiences with child care in Ontario.
Licensed child care in Ontario costs upward of $40-$60 per day, per child. There are only licensed spaces for 1 in 5 of Ontario’s children. In many municipalities, subsidy wait lists are incredibly long.
It doesn’t have to be this way. Be part of a movement of parents. Decision makers need to hear your stories about child care in Ontario
Take the survey online at:
This parent survey is being conducted by the Canadian Federation of Students and the Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care.
For more information, contact at 1-800-594-7514, or email@example.com
Web site training for new communicator
Ernie Giroux, the new communicator for the OPCM, received web site training as part of his new responsibility.
Frank Saptel and Manny Cresencia attend this session to train Ernie to be able to communicate with machinists in Ontario.
The training took place at District 78. We started at 10 am and went all day. Frank is a tough boss.
OPCM announces new communicator
We are pleased to announce a new Communicator for that Ontario Provincial Council of Machinists (OPCM). Ernie Giroux, Vice-President of Local 2412, was acclaimed into their position at OPCM executive meeting on 11 May 2013.
Ernie was nominated by Manny Cresencia communicator for OPCM. To OPCM executive and membership would like to thank Manny for more these ten years, of communicator for OPCM. Manny helped to put the OPCM on world wide web.
Manny has been retired since 2006 but remains active with the IAM.