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Statement on U.S. tariffs to aluminum and steel and threats to good jobs and Canada’s economy

Message from Jerry Dias, Unifor National I write today in support of the thousands of Unifor members working in the steel and aluminum sectors, including 1,000 at Rio Tinto in British Columbia and 3,000 aluminum workers in Quebec, our 40,000 auto sector members and all the workers across Canada who depend on these good union jobs and industries for their livelihood. The American government has announced that it will impose steep tariffs on the import of steel and aluminum into the U.S. but has yet to indicate if Canada will receive an exemption or be hit by these punishing duties. Make no mistake, if America imposes duties on steel and aluminum and Canada doesn’t walk away from NAFTA immediately then we will no longer be negotiating, we’ll be capitulating to Trump. The proposed tariffs on ...

Unifor National Scholarships

Greetings: Unifor recognizes that the costs associated with post-secondary education is a challenge for many working-class families.  To assist in making education more accessible, we’ve established 28 scholarships of $2,000.00 each.  Five of these scholarships are administered by the Quebec Council with a separate application form (see www.uniforquebec.org).  Residents of Quebec must apply using that application process. The scholarships are awarded to children of Unifor members in good standing.  Students must be entering their first year of full-time post-secondary education (university, community college, technological institute, trade school, etc.) in a public Canadian institution.  One of these scholarships will also be available to a Unifor member with at least one year seniority. D...

International Repetitive Strain Injury Awareness Day (RSI Day)

Message from Unifor National Dear Sisters and Brothers, On February 28, we mark the International Repetitive Strain Injury Awareness Day (RSI Day). Injured workers and labour activists founded RSI Day as an annual event to raise awareness and increase protection against these serious, and potentially disabling, injuries which are often incurred on the job. Unifor will continue to call on all provinces and territories to expand mandatory ergonomic regulations. All governments must adopt strong workplace regulations, backed by robust enforcement, to protect workers from painful, costly and unnecessary injuries. On RSI Day and on every day, we encourage all members to take a moment to examine their workspace to identify hazards that could lead to RSIs and to bring any concerns to your local h...

2018 Unifor Family Education Program-REVISED DATES

Please find attached the 2018 Unifor Family Education Program Application. The deadline to submit is April 20, 2018. Unifor Family Education Program 2018 Revised

Pharmacare-A Plan For Everyone

On Monday, February 12, 2018, Mike Van Boekel, GM CAMI Unit Chairperson and Dan Borthwick, Unifor 88 President made a presentation to Ingersoll Town Council on the need for a National Pharmacare Program. The Town of Ingersoll passed the attached resolution unanimously. ON-Municipal-Pharmacare Resolution 2017 Take one minute to send your MP a message using the link below. Ask them to stand up and take action on pharmacare. Send your Member of Parliament a message right now: http://www.aplanforeveryone.ca/mp We urge every member to contact their MP.

New Website Live!!

Hello everyone, Our new website is now live. We have listened to your suggestions and slimmed things down and made things easier to find. The most commonly looked for items are up front. If you are a Local 88 member join our members area to connect with your work family, Buy/ Sell, post events etc. Welcome! We are working on our app. There may be a few days of service interruption while we switch it over. Also depending on your service provider it will take them time for our site to filter through their cached  servers but we are here and ready to go! I’d personally like to thank the entire Communications team for All of their hard work brainstorming, web designing, graphics designing, and building. It’s been a busy two months. Thanks go out to: Nick D’Avirro Keith Ackwor...

Modernizing Federal Labour Standards

The federal government has created an online survey, the purpose of this survey is to hear from all Canadians about how to modernize labour standards for workers in the federally regulated private sector. Members of Doug Coleman Trucking are directly affected by the Canada Labour Code. Changes are needed, I urge all members of Unifor Local 88 to participate in the survey. We are calling on the federal government to improve paid time off the job through increases to vacation and personal leaves, paid breaks/lunches, improved job protection while on leaves such as maternity/parental, overtime paid after 8 hours in a day or 40 hours in a week for all sectors (Currently in road transportation a driver must work more than 60 hours in a week before being paid overtime), minimum notice for schedu...

NAFTA Not Working For Auto Workers-PM Letter

Please see the attached letter that was sent to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau outlining the failure of NAFTA. NAFTA Not Working For Auto-Ltr to Prime Minister 01 2018

Important FAQ on Disaffiliation from the CLC

Unifor has prepared the attached document with facts on Unifor’s disaffiliation from the CLC. FAQ CLC disaffiliation-En-Final

London Knights – Tuesday January 23rd v. Kitchener – Promotional Offer

  London Knights promotional offer for Tuesday January 23rd v. Kitchener Rangers game at 7:00PM at Budweiser Gardens. Information below about the game and how to access tickets. Date: Tuesday January 23rd, 2018 Opponent: Kitchener Rangers Puck Drop: 7:00PM Tickets are $19.00 and are available through the London Knights Box Office at 519-681-0600 x. 1 or via email through the Group Sales Department at groupsales@londonknights.com  

Notice to Members on Unifor’s Disaffiliation from the Canadian Labour Congress

January 17, 2018 IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM UNIFOR LEADERSHIP Over the course of the past year Unifor has been vocal and public about our concern with US-based unions trampling on the rights of workers and their democratic right to choose their own representation or to express dissent. In light of the ongoing lack of action and will by the affiliates of the Canadian Labour Congress to address the aggressive and undemocratic tactics shown by US-based unions towards workers in Canadian locals, a decision was made by the leadership of our union. The National Executive Board (NEB) made a unanimous decision on January 16, 2018 to discontinue Unifor’s affiliation and membership in the Canadian Labour Congress effective immediately. The CLC has been notified of this decision today, along with other l...

Bill 148 & Employment Standards Act Regulation 502/06-Letter to Premier

Please find attached a letter that was sent to the Premier of Ontario calling on the government to move to reverse ESA Regulation 502/06 as it is unfair and unwarranted. Bill 148 & ESA Regulation 502-06 Letter to Premier It is very important that each member sign and forward the attached petition- Single Petition Personal Emergency Leave Lets make sure our voice is heard in Toronto!

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