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December 6th- 3rd Annual Candlelight Vigil

Please join us: Friday, Dec 6th, 2019 From 5 pm until 7:30 pm. Unifor Local 707 Women’s Committee, The Oakville & District Labour Council & UWHH are holding their 3rd Annual Candlelight Vigil.  National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women Join us as we light candles to remember the 14 young women… Read More ›

Presidents Update- October 28th 2019

PRESIDENTS MESSAGE Brothers and Sisters; On Monday October 28, 2019 Brothers Bob Scott, Chuck Paladino and I were called to the Plant Manager’s office to discuss upcoming scheduling changes Ford Motor Company is implementing at OAC.  The Company notified us that due to cost expenses, slowing sales, and the discontinuation of the Ford Flex and… Read More ›

Presidents Update

Sisters and Brothers: Ford Motor Company has agreed to return the last 2 remaining members from indefinite layoff. We are struggling with manpower issues in every department throughout the plant. As a local we realize recalling all of our indefinite laid off members doesn’t come close to the manpower needs we feel are required to… Read More ›

Fall 2019: Young Workers Committee Report

Sisters and Brothers,   As the summer months come to an end, I hope everyone had the chance to enjoy their shutdown period and spend time with friends and family.   As you are all aware, the company is taking steps towards reducing shifts, laying off members within our plant. The bulk of these members… Read More ›

Manpower Update

Brothers and Sisters: Following up on last week’s update as stated the in-plant committee has been in constant negotiations regarding manpower issues in the plant. I am pleased to announce today that Ford Motor company has agreed to call back 18 more of our indefinitely laid off members. That will leave only 2 remaining members… Read More ›

Presidents Message

Brothers and Sisters: As reported at last Sundays membership meeting your Local In-Plant Committee have been in constant discussions with the company regarding the language surrounding mandatory Saturday production. It has been the local’s position from the on-set that mandatory Saturday production was negotiated for extra volume over and above our maximum production output. The… Read More ›

Presidents Update-September 16, 2019

Brothers and Sisters: I would like to take this opportunity to follow up on some information we discussed at yesterday’s general membership meeting. First of all I would like to congratulate Brother Satnam Khatkar for being elected as the new Skilled Trades Chairperson and also Sister Cindy Anderson the newly elected Alternate Environment Rep. Both… Read More ›

Presidents Message: On Mandatory Saturdays- August 29, 2019

Brothers and Sisters:  In 2012 Local 707 and Ford Motor Company negotiated language pertaining to mandatory Saturday production at OAC. This language (which can be found on page 24 of Exhibit B), was negotiated for extra volume should the need be for Ford to meet customer demand. Several parameters were put in place structuring ground… Read More ›