Oakville Ontario, Canada

COVID-19 / Layoff rss

Ford- COVID-19 Daily Survey

May 22, 2020

-Message from the Ford Motor Company – Ford COVID-19 Screening Attestation (US/CAN Manufacturing/PS&L) The safety of our employees, supplier partners, customers, families and visitors remain Ford’s overriding priority. As the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak continues to evolve and spreads globally, Ford Medical and Security are monitoring the situation closely and will periodically update company… Read More ›

Unifor Local 707

Skilled Trades Chairperson Report- May 22, 2020

Brothers and Sisters, I am happy to report, this week we welcomed back the Skilled Trades. The last eight weeks have been unprecedented times, never before have we experienced anything like this. After lengthy discussions with the company, I ensured that Skilled Trades were able to return to work as safely as possible. Once they… Read More ›

OAC Plant Chairperson Report- May 22, 2020

Brothers and Sisters: On Monday March 23, 2020 our plant shutdown due to Covid – 19 over the course of the shutdown our In-Plant Committee, Health and Safety representative, Plant management and National Union have been working tirelessly around the clock to put safety protocols/processes in place to protect every person who enters our facility…. Read More ›


  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 ›

Chassis Committee Person Report- May 11th, 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 ›

Committeeperson Report Paint/MPL/BAMR/IQ/Pre-delivery- May 10th, 2020

Brothers and Sisters, I hope that everyone has stayed safe and healthy during the last seven weeks of this pandemic. Most of you have received the robo-call from the Company on Friday with instructions of when to report back to work. There will also be more communication coming forward for the departments of Paint, MPL,… Read More ›

Local Master Bargining Committee UPDATE- May 8th 2020

Brothers and Sisters, As Local Leadership we continue to share accurate information as it becomes available. Today the company has announced that they expect to begin a return to production and will be updating our members with Robocalls over the next few days.  Production at Oakville Assembly Complex will resume as follows: Skilled Trades Starting… Read More ›

Unifor Local 707- Cancellations-April 30th, 2020

Brothers and Sisters, Due to COVID-19 in Ontario , and continued legislation under a province, which reduced the banning of public events to no gatherings in groups of more than five people. Your Local Executive Board has continued to consider and review the risk and the needs of the membership, especially for our Retiree’s. As a… Read More ›

Local Master Bargining Committee UPDATE- April 30th 2020-

Brothers and Sisters: We hope that this update finds all our members healthy and well. Keep in mind that any and all information shared with our members in these updates are subject to change due to the ever-evolving nature of recommendations and requirements because of Covid-19. Although the Provincial Government deemed manufacturing an essential business,… Read More ›

Vice President’s Report-April 27th 2020- Prescription Limitations due to COVID-19

Sisters and Brothers, Hoping all of our members and our families are staying safe and practicing social distancing guidelines put in place by the Federal, Provincial and Municipal offices at this time. We have been receiving many calls during this difficult time, due to the implications brought on through the Covid-19 pandemic. Employment Insurance (E.I.),… Read More ›