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Local Lodge1660 honoured Denis Cuillierrier
DenisC The President Alain Massé of Local Lodge1660 honoured Denis Cuillierrier 50 years of service retired from Robco Inc Lasalle by presenting them a watch with the effigy of the Local Lodge It is important to stay in contact and appreciate the retired members. It is these people that fought battles so that the young people coming on the working market would have decent working condition.

Alain Massé
Président section local 1660

  Local Lodge1660 honoured Pierre Duchesne

Pierre Duchesne The President workshop at ABB honoured Pierre Duchesne 41 years of service retired from ABB by presenting them a watch with the effigy of the Local Lodge It is important to stay in contact and appreciate the retired members. It is these people that fought battles so that the young people coming on the working market would have decent working condition.

Alain Massé
Président section local 1660

Local Lodge1660 honoured Oscar Moscayza

Oscar Moscayza The President Alain Massé of Local Lodge1660 honoured Oscar Moscayza 30 years of service retired from Robco Inc Lasalle, as well as Workshop President and Trustee for the Local Section retirees by presenting them a watch with the effigy of the Local Lodge. It is important to stay in contact and appreciate the retired members. It is these people that fought battles so that the young people coming on the working market would have decent working condition.

Alain Massé
Président section local 1660

  Local Lodge1660 honoured Michel Demaio

Michel Demaio The President Alain Massé of Local Lodge1660 honoured retirees by presenting them a watch with the effigy of the Local Lodge It is important to stay in contact and appreciate the retired members. It is these people that fought battles so that the young people coming on the working market would have decent working condition.

Alain Massé
Président section local 1660

New contract at Johnston Dandy

The entire membership of the Johnston Dandy, IAMAW Local Lodge 1660, voted in favour of the offer presented to them at the ratification meeting held on Friday, December 10.

Luc Frigon

Luc Frigon, District 11 Business Representative, in charge of the Johnston Dandy Unit, wanted to underline the union involvement of Brother Robert Gendron. I would like to congratulate Mr. Robert Gendron, a proud representative of the Machinists who has been employed by Johnston Dandy for 41 years, including more than 20 years as Unit Manager", declared Luc Frigon. His experience and knowledge were an asset throughout this negotiation. Thank you and congratulations to Mr. Gendron and his team.

Some highlights of the new contract

  • Length of the contract: 3 years
  • Salary increase of 3% per year.
  • Increases to the pension plan for each of the three years,
  • Increased lump sums for safety shoes and work clothes.

Our members of the Johnston Dandy unit are specialized in the repair of dandy rolls and cylinders used in the pulp and paper industry. 


  Union Savings brochure

Attention: All Staff, Districts and Local Lodges

Sisters and Brothers,

Greetings! I hope this letter finds you all well and safe.

I am pleased to attach for your membership a copy of the Union Savings brochure, which outlines in summary form the many savings that IAM members and their families can enjoy by virtue of their IAM membership. These savings encompass many items that IAM households use in their daily living: everything from travel discounts to entertainment and sporting events to household goods.

Further, the staff at Union Savings are proud members of IAM Local Lodge 1922 represented by District 78 in Toronto.

IAM members can create an account and login at the Union Savings website, found at: https://unionsavings.ca/en and https://unionsavings.ca/fr/ I urge you to review the website and create an account to see the Union Advantage that is available by virtue of your IAM membership.

I am encouraging all Local Lodges to circulate this information to your members as widely as possible through your websites, newsletters, and social media communications.

Link for brochure: Pouvoir syndical/Brochure-IAM-EN-smaller.pdf

Yours in Solidarity,

Stan Pickthall

General Vice President

 Local Lodge1660 honoured Robert Pagé

The President Éric Bédard and Business Representative Christian Bilodeau of Local Lodge1660 honoured retirees by presenting them a watch with the effigy of the Local Lodge It is important to stay in contact and appreciate the retired members. It is these people that fought battles so that the young people coming on the working market would have decent working condition.

Aerotek workers the latest to join IAM ranks!

Montréal, QC – 220 workers from Aerotek have become the newest members of the IAM Local Lodge 1660.

These employees which include electricians, assemblers and other trades are subcontractors inside all of Bombardier Aerospace & Airbus facilities in the greater Montreal area.

“We are the largest union within Bombardier and Airbus. The workers from Aerotek saw the benefits of joining our union,” explained District 11 Directing Business Representative Pierre Grenier.

The IAM represents 4500 aircraft assemblers, electricians, millwrights, painters and other trades at Bombardier and Airbus facilities in the greater Montreal area.

The IAM is the largest union in Canada’s aerospace sector.

For further information:
Pierre Grenier – IAM District Lodge 11 Directing General Chairperson
Bill Trbovich – IAM Director of Communications for Canada
416-386-1789 Ext #31/416-735-9765

A coalition of unions affilited with the QFL

A coalition of unions affilited with the QFL launches a pre-election campaign to remind the damage caused by the Liberals and the damage promised by the CAQ


"Somehow, these two parties are interchangeable. We no longer count the candidates who went from the CAQ to the Liberals and visa versa. What change do we promise?  This campaign does not say for whom to vote, but for whom not to vote", adds the coalition of unions.


Thousands of election signs will be installed this evening in four ridings in the province. These constituencies are: Taschereau in the Quebec City area, Pointe-aux-Trembles in the Montreal area, Roberval in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region and Saint-Jérôme in the Laurentians.

Other constituencies are also targeted and the coalition will unveil the names within the next two weeks.

The coalition includes the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), the Steelworkers union, the Canadian Union of Professional and office workers (SEPB), the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers(IAMAW), the public service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and the Quebec Union of Service Employees (SQEES)

Enclosed is the notice for nominations for all positions in the Executive






Enclosed is the notice for nominations for all positions in the Executive

Union meeting tuesday 19 september 2017






Dave Ritchie letter

''We are greatly concerned by reports that the Minister of Transport is planning to amend the Air Canada Public Participation Act to remove Air Canada’s statutory obligation to perform its heavy maintenance work at facilities in Montreal, Winnipeg and Mississauga.

Such an amendment would allow Air Canada to circumvent the recent decision of the Quebec Court of Appeal...''

Machinists collect $ 6.890 for the Old Brewery Mission Foundation Announcement

Montréal It is in the context of a draw for a pair of tickets to a game of the Montreal Canadiens as Locals, District 11 and District 140 of the International Association of Machinists and workers of the Aerospace (IAMAW) managed to collect $ 6.890 which will be used to fund the Old Brewery Mission.

Tickets, donated by Legal Services Denis Monette (SJDM), have served to raise $ 5,000. The remaining $ 1890 from donations of various locals associated with District 11.

The winner of the draw is Martin Engel Bombardier employee and member of Local 712. The latter will visit the Bell Centre on January 26, while the formation of the Columbus Blue Jackets will visit the Habs.

The IAMAW like to thank all participants for the draw on behalf of the Old Brewery Mission Foundation.

The Machinists Union is proud to partner with the Foundation’s mission that works with homeless people in Montreal to meet their basic needs and to find practical and sustainable solutions to end homelessness.

Operation Red Nose 2015

Again this year we organize an evening for operation red nose and the evening will be dedicated to the IAMAW.

The evening will take place on December 13 and those who are interested can register on the site Operation Red Nose


You can contact me for more information via my email or by phone at 514-419-0997, a unique experience of social solidarity.

 Christian Bilodeau
Recording-Secretary 1660 (intérim)

Hope to meet you :-)

2016 Grand prize for the Grand Lodge Convention in Chicago

Help build support for the 2016 Grand Lodge Convention in Chicago. Tickets available soon from your District-11or Local Lodge.

Return of District 11 golf tournament

District 11 is proud to return this year with its golf tournament type Vegas to be held at:

Hotel Mont-Gabriel Golf Club
1699, c. Mont Gabriel, Sainte-Adele
Date: Saturday, August 29, 2015
Registration: Members (spouses) $ 145
Guests $ 155

The price includes brunch and dinner, golf and cart, door gifts for all participants

Registration form (Print)

Register your foursome now by contacting: Neil Giroux or Luc Morasse,, District 11 Business Reps., (514) 956-1578.

A limited number of rooms is reserved for our group at a special rate. For those interested, you should contact the hotel directly at: 1-800-668-5253 or (450) 229-3547 http://fr.montgabriel.com

Proceeds from this tournament will be donated to the Mira Foundation

QFL first week of homeless the IAMAW is involved

As part of the first week of roaming the FTQ, who was on foot in order to help the homeless people we are proud of the IAMAW Local Lodges who contributed financially and physically especially to serve meals at the “Old Brewery Mission” to hundreds of people in need, like the IAMAW celebrates its 125th anniversary this year.

Thank you to all of you for giving your time!
A special thank you to Pierre Grenier District 11 President Directing Business Rep who coordinated this event
Concrete actions like this are more necessary than ever with Couillard government austerity policies that affects people who are most needy in our society it is also an opportunity to reaffirm our values of social justice and solidarity, we are investing in our community.

IAMAW evening operation red nose

On December 13, give your time and put a generous gesture for your community.

With colleagues and friends, you help make roads safer by driving people who use the Operation Red Nose service in Montreal!

Want to participate in this event please contact:

Pierre Grenier President Directing Business Rep.
: (514) 956-1578 Email: Pierre Grenier

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Welcome to all

Metso is laying off 191 workers in Lachine

CTV Montreal
Published Friday, November 21, 2014 
Metso, a Finnish-based mining company, is laying off 191 workers in Lachine when the heavy mining equipment plant closes for good on February 13, 2015, it was announced Friday.

The multinational, which employees 16,000 workers in 50 countries, purchased the plant from GE Hydro in 2008, which had planned to close it and lay of its then-200 engineers and technicians.

Declining natural resource prices has decreased demand for crushers, grinders and conveyors and automation equipment, forcing the company to make the move, according to a press release issued Friday.

At its peak in the 1970s the plant employed 3,500 workers building massive turbine generators for hydro projects.

The Lachine plant was opened in 1918 and was once operated by Dominion Engineering.

Metso also has plants in Kelowna B.C., North Bay, Ontario and is building a service centre in Labrador City.

Read more: http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/metso-to-lay-off-191-workers-in-lachine-1.2114287#ixzz3Jq1a14jF

Members of Bombardier Transport in favor of a new Collective Agreement

Denis Longtin
Adjoint Directeur

Members of Bombardier Transport accepted the latest offers of the Employer.

The new contract will be for a period of three (3) years and will include:

 . one (1) day paid more for leave of absence
improvements to group insurance
 . freeze for insurance premiums
 . an increase in the contribution to the pension plan of ½% in the third (3rd)

Increases in premiums team. General increases are in 2nd and 3rd year of 2% and 2.25%. In the first year, members have a pay freeze on the increase but receive a lump sum of $ 1,000.00.

Several improvements and adjustments to normative items were entered into this agreement.

An important gain in this negotiation is getting union release time paid for our representative.

Recall that our members some weeks ago had rejected the employer’s offer that included a period of five (5) years.

All Together against Bill 3

Saturday september 11h, Parc Lafontaine

An attack on the pensions of employees in the municipal sector is an attack on the conditions of all workers. It’s our responsibility to show the Couillard government that such attacks are unacceptable.

As union members, retirees, just to show your support that we will not tolerate government interference in our negotiations. united and determined to stop the Liberal government and its anti-union policies

The meeting point for the IAMAW

will be on the corner of Sherbrooke street and Parc Lafontaine avenue. We will have everything needed, flags , whistles, balloons ,water bottles, rain ponchos, etc…..the only thing missing to make this a success is all of you.

“ Let’s be in the parade “

September 13 2014 family day at la Ronde

The District 11 in collaboration with the President of Local Lodge 1758 Alessandro Bernardelli, organizes a family day at la Ronde next
September 13.

Ticket price includes :

  • ·  A marquee for the group
  • · Meal (hot dog, soft dinks etc)
  • · Access to rides

Ticket price :

Under10 years $43.20

Over 10 years $45.20

The arrival of the group is scheduled for noon.

To buy your tickets you must contact your Local Lodge, the date to buy those tickets is the latest August 1 2014.

Come in great numbers

Members working at Robco rejected the offer of the employer


There was a vote on a global offer by Robco Inc.

Members of Local Lodge 1660 have rejected massively the offer of the employer.

Members have given a strong strike mandate to the bargaining committee.

We await the reaction of the vote by the employer.

We are ready to return to the negotiating table at any time for an agreement to be negotiated in good faith.


Avery Weigh-Tronix closes

After the announcement of the closure of Electrolux factory for July 18, it is now the turn of Avery Weigh-Tronix to make such an announcement.

Monday, March 31 last the employer has met the union and employees to announce the final closing of the Montreal workshop.

This closure affects 11 members and is effective immediately on March 31, 2014. No notice has been given by the employer.

3 year agreement with Plastic Deco

Pierre Grenier

Pierre Grenier
Business Representative

Members of Local Lodge 1660 unit Plastic Deco majority agreed their new labor contract.

The term of the agreement is three years, with increases of 2% in the first year including retro, 3.5% the second year and 2.5% in the third year.

They are entitled to 2 days of illness without justification, payable at the end of the year.

Premium increase of evening and night.

Monetary bonus on Bonni-presence and an increase in the lead hand premium

2016 Grand Lodge Convention in Chicago

Help build support for the 2016 Grand Lodge Convention in Chicago. Tickets available soon from your District-11or Local Lodge.

 Leadership course at the IAMAW William W. Winpisinger

Any Members interested in applying for a Leadership course at the IAMAW William W. Winpisinger Education & Technology Center, should do so in writing to the Recording Secretary of Local 1660 for the following courses:

French Or english Leadership 1

French Or english Leadership 2

French Or english Advanced Leadership

The applicant must be a active Shop stewart, Have attended regular meetings of the Local Union as provided in Article 6, Section 4 f) and must have completed is basic CMQ training.

Applications must be received by No Later Than January 30, 2014,They must be forwarded by Canada Post, Fax or in person but not by email. ( Adresse: 414 rue Lafleur suite 15 Lasalle, Qc. H8R 3H6-Fax (514) 419-1541 )

The selection process is scheduled to take place at the Executive Board Meeting on february month 2014.

In solidarity

IAMAW Scholarship 2014


The IAMAW is pleased to announce its 2014 Scholarship Competition which offers renewable awards each year: Awards to members are $ 2,000. per academic year. They are granted for a specific period from one to four years to enable the member to earn a Bachelor’s degree or a two-year vocational technical certification. Awards to children of members are: College- $1,000 per academic year. All awards are renewed each year until a Bachelor’s degree is obtained up to a maximum of four years. Vocational technical school - $ 2,000 per year until certification is reached up to a maximum of two years.

An eligible applicant must be an IAM member or the son, daughter, stepchild or legally adopted child of an IAM member. A member applicant must have two years of continuous good-standing membership through the closing date of the competition, which is February 24, 2014.

The 2014 - IAMAW Scholarship competition information form is available on the Local Lodge 1660 website and at the:

Local Lodge 1660
414 rue Lafleur suite 15 Lasalle, Qc. 
H8R 3H6

(514) 419-0997 

Official Call Letter

The information form is not currently available. Please fill out the appropriate application form and visit the competition website for more details. Complete the request and mail to Grand Lodge at the address mentioned on the form.

The deadline for returning your application form back to Grand Lodge is February 24, 2014. The Local Lodge 1660 annually contributes in the IAMAW Scholarship Fund. We encourage our members to apply and wish them the best of luck.

Operation Red Nose 2013

Again this year we organize an evening for operation red nose and the evening will be dedicated to the IAMAW.

The evening will take place on December 13 and those who are interested can register on the site Operation Red Nose


For more information contact:

Pierre Grenier
Business Representative
Telephone: (514) 956-1578

Welcome to all

Members of LL 1660 Andritz office agreed on the Employers offers

Members of Local Lodge 1660 Andritz office agreed on October 3 on the Employers offers.
The accepted convention is for a period of 3 years with increases totaling 8%.
It also included an annual protection against inflation.
The collective agreement now includes language that covers the flexibility of working hours.

Denis Longtin


Harper Government putting workers lives in danger!





Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s new budget implementation bill puts workers’ lives at risk and we need your help now to stop it. Buried deep in the 308 pages his finance minister just tabled are amendments to the Canada Labour Code that would make the federal health and safety law on the right to refuse dangerous work the weakest in the country and endanger the lives of hundreds of thousands of workers.

Bill C-4 will weaken the existing right of workers to refuse dangerous work. Exposure to hazardous substances likely to result in a chronic illness, disease, or damage to the reproductive system will no longer be a valid reason for a worker to invoke the right to refuse dangerous work.

Imagine, knowing what we know about asbestos exposure, that a federal worker would now be unable to refuse dangerous work if his employer told him to remove asbestos from a workplace without proper safety gear?

Imagine, knowing what we know today about the impact of certain chemicals on women’s reproductive health, that a worker would no longer have the right to refuse dangerous if her employer gave her work that exposed her to those chemicals?

Conservative proposals would make the Canada Labour Code the only health and safety laws in the country that would make it legal for an employer to discipline a worker who refuses dangerous work. It’s a dangerous precedent that must be stopped now! You can help stop this now!

Let your MP know what you think about the Harper government’s move to endanger the lives of workers. Email your MP now


Day of Reflexion on political action

Offered free to members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) under the québec Machinists Council (QMC) Friday november 8 2013 - 9h00 Holiday Inn (perle room) - 6500, Chemin côte de Liesse, Montréal, QC

A member informed is a member Involed ! This day of reflection will focus on political issues that affect the labor movement.

With informations and discussions, members will be invited to re-flect on their democratic power. They will be invi-ted to participate in discussions over issues that affects us all in order to achieve a formulation of possible political actions.

Program 9h00 am - BLOC 1:
Few words of welcome
Dave Chartrand, President du MCQ Presentation of the objectives
Maxime Nicole, legislastive director for the MCQ
History of the Rand Formula / History Right to work state and why we should be wary
Dave Miskolczi, Educational Representative IAM: William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center at Placid Harbor
10h00 am - Break
10h30 am - BLOC 2:
Canadian and Quebec political and economic si-tuation / Bills C377 and C525
Sylvain Schetagne, Social & Economic Policy Director for the Canadian labour Congres
Reflections on participative leadership
Christian Levesque,Professor, Department of Hu-man Resources Management École des Hautes études commerciale de Montréal (HEC)
12h30pm - Final Bloc -
1h00 pm - Lunch & Networking

For a vibrant democracy to be achived we must rea-lize our collective power and put it into practice through concrete actions we will voice out and put a end to our collective inertia.

Please confirm with your local lodge before November 5 2013

To all members 09 august 2013

At the last meeting, the local lodge had announced that in September there would be a nomination for a syndic position that had been vacant since several months. Should there be election, it would take place in October.

Since that time, a second trustee position is vacant following the departure of the person who held that position.

The local 1660 by-laws, article 3, section 9 stipulate:

"When a position within the Executive Committee become vacant, the President of the local lodge, with the agreement of the Executive Committee, can appoint a substitute if there are eighteen (18) months or less to finish the term of the person to be replaced.

The President of the local lodge and the Executive Committee will apply this article.

Accordingly, the President of the local lodge and the Executive Committee nominate as trustee position brothers

Marc Boissonneault and Christian Boulé

Rally against the sacking of the employment insurance

Celebrations around May 1st, International day of workers , the Quebec Coalition against the reform of employment insurance invites Quebecers to massively demonstrate its rejection of the policies of the Conservative Government of Stephen Harper, in particular in respect of employment insurance

On the occasion of this event, there will be two marches as well as a surprise action and everyone will then meet at the same place. The population of greater Montreal is expected in early afternoon, Saturday, April 27. There will be animation site

The rally will be for members of the IAMAW:

Place: On Cathédrale street near la Gauchetiere street, (métro Bonnaventure)

Time: The gathering will start at noon

Departure: 13:00 towars le Cartier des spectacles

This day will be festive for the family, hoping to see you in great numbers

Petition: save workers Funds

Another Harper Government attack against an effective way to save for the workers to retire with dignity. I signed the petition and you?

Pétition - Sauvons les fonds de travailleurs et travailleuse

Phase-out of the 15% federal tax credit

Yves Bolduc

In the budget today, the Government of Canada announced the phase-out of the tax credit of 15% which it gives to the shareholders funds of workers. Credit remains unchanged at 15% until 2014 inclusive, and then will be reduced at the rate of 5% per year until 2017. The provincial tax of 15%, credit remains intact. For the next two years, 30% total credits remain intact.

However, and this is important for the middle class, these reductions of income tax will have a direct impact on its ability to contribute to an RRSP of workers such as the Fonds de solidarité FTQ which concentrates its investments in companies in Quebec

It is important to note that the changes are, for the moment, only a proposal which would take effect only if the budget is adopted. The Fonds de solidarité FTQ, in conjunction with the QFL, will make the necessary representations so that the 15% federal tax credit be maintained.

We need your support to defend your tax credit. We strongly encourage to share your comments to the federal Minister of finance by e-mail to jflaherty@fin.gc.ca and your federal MP (you can find your electoral district member of Parliament by visiting the http://www.parl.gc.ca/ContactUs.aspx?Language=E (March 2013)

To do this, you can use the text below

Minister Flaherty,

I wish Express you my dissatisfaction with your announcement in the 2013 budget relatively to the phase-out of the labour-sponsored funds tax credit.

I ask you to reconsider this decision which will affect the middle class and its ability to save for retirement and that will deprive Quebec SMEs important support to their development.


With us, it is no to the sacking of the employment insurance

(Montreal, March 4, 2013) Five Quebec Unions organizations and the two main organizations for the defence of the rights of the unemployed today announced the creation of the Quebec Coalition against the reform of employment insurance. Bringing together the FTQ, the CSN, the CSQ, the CSD, the SFPQ and the MASSE and the CNC, the coalition representing more than 1.2 million of employees also unveiled an important provincial mobilization plan in order to counter the devastation of employment insurance to which engages the Stephen Harper Conservative Government.

For the coalition, there is urgent need to mobilize all the Quebec forces, in alliance with other Canadian reform protest movements, in order to obtain a change of direction from the Government. The coalition wants that the Government withdraw the reform, holding public consultations on the changes to the employment insurance program and that it is carrying out impact studies before.

"The Government is blinded by ideology. He refuses to take into account the disastrous consequences this reform on all the workers and the Quebec economy as a whole. He has not studied the impacts and rejected from the back of the hand all the criticisms that have been made by the trade unions as by Chambers of commerce and municipal politicians. The National Assembly had voted against this reform unanimously. And the worst thing is that it is not the taxpayers who fund the program, but the workers themselves, exclusively.

" This disregard for thousands of Quebec families who worked hard to make ends, victims of the vagaries of economic conditions which are not responsible, is simply obnoxious ', denounce the representatives from seven organizations comprising the coalition

Mobilizing all-out

The coalition has a busy provincial action plan that promises many surprises to the Quebec Conservative MPs as well as those who promote such anti-labour policies of austerity. As soon as the next few days, events will be held, cascade, in all regions of Quebec, and, until April 1. Far from being an April fool, mobilization, tenfold then.

Thus, the coalition will have a large public gathering, April 4, in Montreal, to which many Quebec personalities of all walks of life will be invited. There is a consensus against this bad reform Quebec and the coalition wants to reflect the diversity of the opposition movement

The action plan then a series of 'impromptu visits' to Conservative MEPs and representatives of the federal Government. These actions will be deployed throughout the Quebec territory by relying on a myriad of regional coalitions which are underway locally. The objective is clear: disrupt to the maximum, in the respect of the laws, the tranquillity of Conservative MPs who continue against winds and tides, to defend the sacking of employment insurance instead of to resound in Ottawa Quebec consensus which opposes this reform.

Finally, the Coalition will organise awareness-raising activities in the days before and after May 1, international day of workers and the workers. In particular, it provides for organizing caravans of information and mobilization that crisscross the regions of Quebec. Then, a national event will be held May 4 in the streets of Montreal.


The Quebec Coalition against employment insurance reform is composed of the Federation des travailleurs et travailleuses du Québec (FTQ), the Confédération des syndicats nationaux (CSN), the Centrale des syndicats du Québec (CSQ), of the Centrale des syndicats démocratiques (CSD), the Syndicat de la fonction public and parapublic sectors of Québec (SFPQ), autonomous and movement solidarity of the unemployed (mass) and the national Council of the unemployed (CNC).

Pour Information :

FTQ : Isabelle Gareau, 514 953-0142

Reform of employment insurance 35 000 times no

(Ottawa, 28 February) The Confederation of national trade unions (CSN) and the Québec Federation of Labour (FTQ), denounced the contempt which evidence the Conservative Government when he calls "myths" the legitimate concerns raised by the employment insurance reform in the Quebec population. Before such an affront, the two trade unions announce that they considerably intensify their mobilization against the sacking of employment insurance, throughout the Quebec territory

The two Quebec trade unions thus responded to the results of unsuccessful meetings held yesterday afternoon with the Minister of human resources and the development of skills, Diane Finley. They have submitted nearly 25,000 signatures on a petition demanding the Conservative Government to renounce his reform of employment insurance as well as 10,000 postcards addressed to Stephen Harper. The petition will be eventually deposited in the House of Commons by the new Democratic Party which continues to collect signatures across the Canada

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