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Presidents Message- IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED BY All LOCAL 707 MEMBERS

May 14, 2020

  Brothers and Sisters, We continue to wait for a satisfactory answer from the federal government, that would ensure Supplementary Unemployment Benefits (SUB) will not be considered earnings by those who have applied for Employment Insurance Benefits, but have been transferred to the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)/ EI Emergency Response Benefit. Since we last… Read More ›

Presidents Report- Indefinite Lay-off Recalls and Work opportunities-May 11th 2020.

Sisters and Brothers, The Ford Motor Company has indicted they expect to recall some of our members that were indefinitely laid-off on Monday February 3rd, in seniority order. Possibly in June as we resume production at the Oakville Assembly Complex. How long the work opportunity will last, is not known. However, it may provide a… Read More ›

President’s Message – March 18th 2020

Brothers and Sisters, There is no question that we are in unprecedented times due to the outbreak of covid-19, rightfully so many people have been concerned for their health and safety and that of their family. Since the start of the pandemic last Thursday, the leadership at Unifor Local 707 has been in constant meetings… Read More ›

President’s Message-Upon return to Canada- Self isolate for 14 days- March 15th 2020

Sisters and Brothers, The Local Union continues to work with the company to ensure proper safety protocols are put in place during this COVID-19 outbreak to protect our membership. This weekend the Government of Canada has indicated that anyone who has traveled in the last 14 days, should self-isolate. This self-isolation for 14 days should… Read More ›

Presidents Update- Windsor Pref Hires -December 17, 2019

Thanks to an ongoing coordinated effort by Local 707 and Local 200 leadership and the understanding of the Ford Motor Company, I am happy to report the remaining Local 707 members from Windsor (Pref hires) that previously requested to return to the Ford Windsor Facility will now be able to do so effective January 2nd… 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- August 29, 2019

Brothers and Sisters: As previously reported the Ford Motor Company has moved ahead notifying our 50 most junior members of an indefinite layoff starting this weekend. Last day worked for these members will be Thursday August 29, 2019. I am happy to report we have been able to negotiate some preferential hiring opportunities for some… Read More ›

Presidents Message- August 19, 2019

Brothers and Sisters: It is with great sadness that I must report today Ford Motor Company has notified us tomorrow they will be handing out the first 50 notifications of indefinite layoffs effective September 2nd 2019. We as a local union have been doing everything possible to try and stave off these notifications but the… Read More ›

President’s Update- August 15, 2019

Brothers and Sisters: Just an FYI; Plant Manager Ron Prahin has notified us that Assistant Plant Manager Joe Closurdo has been reassigned to an assembly plant in the U.S. and his replacement will be John Shiu. The transition will take place over the next couple of weeks. John has spent a considerable amount of time… Read More ›

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