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DCT Service Canada and Service Ontario Information Session # 2

An information session is on Monday, April 30 at 10:30 a.m.   Here’s what will be covered.   Employment Insurance Information How & when to apply Benefit type Benefit entitlement Your rights & obligations My Service Canada Account Plus more Employment Ontario Programs and Services Information Where you can obtain local Employment related information Workshops include: Resume prep...

Get mobilized – Together for Respect April 18 rallies!

Message from Naureen Rizvi, Unifor Ontario Regional Director Dear Unifor members, On April 18, hospital workers all across Ontario will be rallying near hospitals as part of a province-wide joint union bargaining campaign that demands better working conditions and compensation for 75,000 health care workers. Working in alliance with SEIU Healthcare and CUPE, the Together for Respect rallies will b...

Stop Trump Tariffs

Message from Jerry Dias, President Unifor Dear members, As you may have heard, U.S. President Donald Trump is introducing chaos into trade relations with Canada. His latest attack on Canadian workers put five pulp & paper mills in jeopardy of closure. Last month, the U.S. Department of Commerce levied a new round of “anti-dumping” duties on products produce by Kruger Inc. in Corner Brook, N.L....

Employment Standards Act Regulation 502/06 ACTION NEEDED To Revoke Unfair Personal Emergency Leave Regulation

Unifor Local 88 sent a letter to the Premier of Ontario in January of this year requesting that Employment Standards Act Regulation 502/06 Paid Emergency Leave be abolished. We outlined the shortcomings of this regulation. The Fair Workplaces Better Jobs Act, passed last year, allows workers 10 days of personal emergency leave with two paid days for illness, injury, bereavement or other emergencie...

Don’t rush a bad deal on NAFTA: Unifor

Please read the following message from Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. I urge each Unifor Local 88 member to participate. We have a once in a generation opportunity to fix fundamental flaws with NAFTA, but that opportunity is about to be squandered. After spending months in negotiations, the Canadian government is considering signing on to an “Agreement in Principle” with the Am...

DCT Ingersoll Severance Pay

DCT has informed Unifor Local 88 by email that final pays for members laid off March 26, 2018 will be sent out by April 13, 2018. A letter and a cheque will be sent to each employee laid off. The letter will explain your severance pay, vacation monies, regular earnings, etc. and your options. Please read carefully before cashing the cheque. If you do not agree with letter or the amount of the cheq...

Rush NAFTA deal at workers peril

Message from Unifor National April 9, 2018 TORONTO – Amid hurried negotiations to meet an artificial deadline Unifor warns that a rushed North American Free Trade Agreement will put workers in peril. “Canada must not be pushed into a hasty NAFTA deal that will impact workers and jobs for a generation to come,” said Unifor National President Jerry Dias. “There is no reason to sign on to half-baked ...

National Assignment

I have been offered an assignment with Unifor National. I have accepted this assignment. The assignment will be effective May 1, 2018. I want to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU to the membership and leadership of Unifor Local 88. It has been a very rewarding experience and a great opportunity to work with each of you over my 29 years in Unifor Local 88. It has been an honour and a privilege...

DEADLINE APPROACHING!!! Unifor Family Education Program

The deadline to apply for the Family Education Program is coming fast! Submit applications into the Unifor National Office before Friday, April 20th to be considered for this amazing program. The call letter, which includes an application form, is attached. Unifor Family Education Program 2018 Revised

DCT March 26, 2018 Lay Off-Termination of Employment Frequently Asked Questions

Please see the attached document answering questions relating to the members laid off/employment terminated on March 26, 2018. DCT Ingersoll Frequently Asked Questions and Answers      

DCT Announces Closure Date For Ingersoll Yard

DCT will be sending the remaining 17 union members their notice of closure letters today, Thursday, March 29th. This working notice will be for 4 weeks, the last day of operations in Ingersoll will be April 28th. There is still a lot of unanswered questions as we work this closure, as we get the answers we will inform. If any member has a question please contact your union committee or the union h...

DCT Unit 5 Service Ontario & Service Canada Information Session

DCT Service Canada and Service Ontario Information Sessions 2 information sessions on Wednesday 28 March 2018 at 10 a.m. and at 1 p.m. Here’s what will be covered. Employment Insurance Information How & when to apply Benefit type Benefit entitlement Your rights & obligations My Service Canada Account Plus more Employment Ontario Programs and Services Information Where you can obtain local ...

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