Oakville Ontario, Canada

COVID-19 / Layoff rss

Local Master Bargining Committee UPDATE- April 27th- Health & Safety, Return to Work and O.A.C Facebook page

Health and Safety & Return to work Over the last few weeks Ford has been working with Unifor to establish Health & Safety protocols for all its Canadian facilities. In preparation for the eventual restart of production at Oakville Assembly Complex, your Local Union Leadership In-Plant Committee and Safety Representatives have also been in ongoing… Read More ›

STEP 1- Employment Insurance Benefits-Application process for those on Lay-off- April 24th 2020-UPDATE

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 . Please Note: That the Reference Code that our Local was using has since expired, any member that has not yet applied for Employment Insurance should do so… Read More ›

Local Master Bargaining Committee UPDATE-Production/C.E.R.B/Holiday Pay-April 8th 2020

Brothers and Sisters, During this difficult time, we hope that everyone is staying safe and doing their part to help flatten the curve.  To this point we are happy to report that we have not been notified of any members of Local 707 or their family being diagnosed with covid-19.  It has been reported that… Read More ›

What Should happen if I am diagnosed with COVID-19 virus?

What Should happen if I am diagnosed with COVID-19? If you should be diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus then you must immediately: Notify the company by calling Oakville Assembly Plant – Medical Department at 905-845-2511 – ext. 3341 COVID-19 Disability Benefits (Sickness & Accident Benefits) Afterwards you should apply for Sickness and Accident (S&A) benefits… Read More ›

Sickness & Accident Insurance-(not related to a COVID-19 diagnosis) Application, Continuation & Return to Work process

S&A Application and Continuation of claims process ( not related to a COVID-19 diagnosis) To keep in compliance with new Social Distancing recommendations and to help stop the spread of this COVID-19 virus. All S&A Applications (for new claims not related to a COVID-19 diagnosis) and Attending Physicians Supplementary Statements forms (for continuing claims not… Read More ›

Supplemental Unemployment Benefits (S.U.B)

The following are answers to Frequently asked Questions about our Supplemental Unemployment Benefits. Application Similar to short work benefits, temporary lay-off (S.U.B) benefits are automatic and made payable without application, for active members on Layoff who have no scheduled Vacation. Therefore, members on lay-off are not required to apply with paper applications attached to pay stubs… Read More ›

Step 2- Employment Insurance Reporting Guide-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 ›