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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 UPDATE

OCTOBER 16th 2020– IMPORTANT UPDATE I have provided the guide that the government gave to me to help our members to amend our reports and repay any overpayment.  However, it would seem that they are having difficulties handling this situation.  Not all levels of Service Canada have been instructed on

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

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Leadec Members January Report

Greetings Sisters and Brothers of Unifor Local 707’s Leadec section. The work that has been done on behalf of our members in keeping the plant clean and free of the Covid-19 pandemic for the past 10 months has not gone unnoticed by all members from all 3 of our bargaining

Unifor NHL Fantasy Hockey Pool

This year has been an incredibly tough year for our National Recreation Council. With the restrictions in place due to the ongoing pandemic, many of the activities we would normally organize have been placed on the backburner. To start 2021, we have organized a Unifor NHL Fantasy Hockey Pool that