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Chassis Committee Person Report- May 11th, 2020

May 11, 2020

Brothers & Sisters, As we prepare to restart production at Oakville Assembly Plant, I wanted to update the members of Chassis department regarding the changes to practices and protocols that have been implemented  to keep our membership and their families safe and healthy during these unprecedented times. I have no doubt that a return to work will… Read More ›

Vice Chairperson of Ford Council  & Chassis Committeeperson Report-March 26th, 2020

Brothers and Sisters, Without a doubt we have never experienced a situation quite like the one the world is currently in.   This pandemic due to the COVID-19 virus has reached far and wide affecting much of our day-to-day lives.  On March 18th the Ford Motor Company announced that North American production would cease at… Read More ›

Chassis Committee Person Report- February 2020

Brothers and Sisters, This report is to give all the members  working in Chassis an update regarding our current state in the department. Indefinite Lay-off As of February 3rd the plant has a total of 375 Active members on indefinite layoff.  Out of those members who were laid-off 160 of those were members who were… Read More ›

Chassis Committee Person Report- January 2020

Brothers and Sisters, I hope everyone had a well deserved rest during the Christmas Holiday.  For those members who were laid off during the week of January 5th to January 11th instruction on applying for E.I. benefits were attached to your pp 51 2019 pay stub.  If you have issues with applying for your E.I…. Read More ›

Chassis Committee Person Report

Brothers and Sisters, Receiving the news that starting in August, Oakville Assembly Plant will be losing the #1 shift in the Paint Shop and there will be the loss of many relief jobs in the Final Assembly area is concerning and infuriating.  There are many questions our members rightfully need answers to.  Since the announcement,… Read More ›

Chassis Committee person report-April 2019

Brothers and Sisters, On February 14th John Savon the Vice President of North American Manufacturing was in the Plant.  Dave Thomas, Mark Luey and myself had an opportunity to meet with John to discuss the current state and future state of the Ford Oakville Assembly Plant.  Among the topics discussed was the challenges that the… Read More ›

Chassis Committee Person Report – January 2019

Brothers and Sisters, Since the start of the New Year there has been a lot going on in the Chassis department.  The Final Area that includes Trim and Chassis have a new area manager Kyle Cruji.   I have had regular discussions with Kyle regarding the Chassis departments manpower issues and we have been working to… Read More ›

Chassis Committee Person Report – December 2018

Brothers and Sisters, Overtime The plant will be canvassing to run production every day until December 23rd.  The company will be canvassing our members to work Saturday December 15th, Sunday December 16th,  Saturday December 22nd and Sunday December 23rd.  These production dates are voluntary so the choice will be yours to work or not. During… Read More ›

Chassis Committee Person Report – November 2018

RTO Chassis has a current RTO (required to operate) number of 436 for #2 shift and 433 for the #3 shift.  The current number of on roll chassis members is over 540 people per shift.  These numbers exclude Chassis PTS, small tools, Pre-delivery drivers.   Job Disputes Although it is mid-November and the 100 day… Read More ›