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COVID-19 Safety Protocol Reminders

Brothers and Sisters, As the second wave of pandemic goes through Ontario, we must continue to be vigilant to prevent and reduce the spread of this virus in our communities and workplace. The best way for us to do this is follow established COVID-19 safety protocols. The Union leadership and

E.I. Concerns and Response from our Union.

Many of you may have recently received a letter stating that your claim has now ended.  This is due to the CERB program coming to an end.  Service Canada shut down most claims with the thought that if anyone was still in need of benefits they could simply make a

CEWS Repayment Info

CEWS REPAYMENT INFORMATION The CEWS (or wage Subsidy) has been paid out by the Ford Motor Company.  This will show up as a separate deposit in your account.  You will receive a separate pay stub with a breakdown of your payment and all deductions.  The CEWS will be identified on

President’s Message – Friday August 28, 2020

President’s Message Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)/ COVID-19 Paid Downtime Absence payment Brothers and Sisters, Unfortunately, due to the unexpected temporary lay-off at the Oakville Assembly Complex the Local Union was required to ask that the company to further delay the CEWS or COVID-19 Paid Downtime Absence payment. This request

Ford- COVID-19 Daily Survey

-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

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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

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

Presidents Message- IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED BY All LOCAL 707 MEMBERS

  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

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

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

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LEADEC MEMBERS NOTICE

To all of our valued Leadec Members : Please make sure that you sign up and encourage all of your Leadec members to sign up for our 707member.ca email service. This will ensure we get full participation in upcoming Amendment votes, Strike votes and Ratification votes as it looks more

Master Bargaining Committee Report- March 24th 2021

Brothers & Sisters, Your Master Bargaining Committee has had regular meetings regarding the vehicles that are being sent off site.   Based on our most recent meeting the following will be the plan to process the vehicles both onsite and offsite. Current Offsite Operations Our PTS’s are working  on re-flashing units

Employment Equity Representative Report- Diversity and Inclusivity Survey

Greetings Brothers and Sisters, While conversations surrounding diversity and inclusivity (D/I) are not new, these discussions have definitely gained momentum over the past few years. This has involved a growing recognition that D/I are significant and beneficial for both an organization AND its workforce. Education, engagement and advocacy are a