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Step 2- Employment Insurance Reporting Guide-April 4, 2020

April 4, 2020

Brothers and Sisters, There are two steps involved in receiving (Regular) Employment Insurance Benefits, while on lay-off. Step 1– Is to apply for (Regular) Employment Insurance with an online application and use our reference code (found on our website) Step 2- Four or Five days after you have submitted your application, you will receive a… Read More ›

Unifor Local 707- Cancellations-March 30th, 2020

Brothers and Sisters, With the numbers of those with COVID-19 in Ontario continuing to increase, under a province declared state of emergency the premier has further reduced the banning of public events from those over 50 people to no gatherings in groups of more than five people. With this in mind, your Local Executive Board… Read More ›

Unifor Local 707- Notice of Election Run-off postponed until June 17th, 2020

Brothers & Sisters, After the ballots were counted during our most recent triennial election on March 18th, 2020 , it was revealed in accordance with the Constitution and our Local by-laws that we would be required to conduct a Local 707 run-off election for the following elected positions; (1) Trustee Guide Sergeant of Arms and… Read More ›

Local Master Bargaining Committee UPDATE- PRODUCTION SHUTDOWN CONTINUES  at Oakville Assembly Complex- March 26th, 2020

Brothers and Sisters, Today the company has announced that they expect the current production shutdown to continue at the Oakville Assembly Complex until Monday April 20th, 2020.  However, they have indicated they will be updated our members with robo-call’s weekly to confirm lay-offs (week by week), as this could change. Again we will share any… Read More ›

OAC Plant Chairperson’s Report- March 26, 2020

Brothers and Sisters: Current Active Roll – 3361 Laid off – 399 Trades – 341 Apprentices – 22 Current TPT Roll – 188 Chairpersons Message: During this unprecedented time due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, which has shut down many businesses and most social functions such as our Union meetings, it is important that we keep… Read More ›

Local Master Bargaining Committee UPDATE- PRODUCTION SHUTDOWN CONTINUES  at Oakville Assembly Complex- March 24th, 2020

Brothers and Sisters, There will be a continued production shutdown at the Oakville Assembly Complex for the week of Monday March 30th to Sunday April 5th 2020.  We will share further details as they are available.   Mark Sciberras                                  Bob… Read More ›

Employment Insurance Sickness Benefits- Self Isolation/Quarantine

Brothers & Sisters, This E.I notice (below) is specifically for those that have been told to Self-Isolate by the Ford Motor Company or told to Self-Isolate/quarantine for 14 days by the Government when they returned to Canada. For those in self-isolation or quarantine (as indicated above) for the work week of Monday March 16th to… Read More ›

STEP 1- Employment Insurance Benefits-Application process for those on Lay-off

Sisters & Brothers, The following information is for those Ford Unit-Unifor Local 707 Production and Skilled Trade members who are on lay-off the week beginning Sunday March 22 ,2020 or thereafter . If you remain or are starting a self-isolation or quarantine , on or after Monday March 23rd , please do not process an Application for Employment Insurance Regular… Read More ›

Local Master Bargaining Committee Report- March 21, 2020

Brothers & Sisters, As the world continues to be affected by the pandemic of COVID-19, all of us are searching for answers.  Currently, the truth is that there are more questions than answers when it comes to this pandemic. During this unprecedented time in our history your Local Master Bargaining Committee have been working closely… Read More ›

President’s Update- March 20th 2020

Sisters & Brothers, After meetings today with each of the Detroit 3, (Ford, Fiat-Chrysler and General Motors of Canada) all three companies have reaffirmed their position to hold to the income security provisions of the current collective agreement, with regards to this shutdown period. They have all officially denied Unifor’s request, which urged them to… Read More ›