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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

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

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

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

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


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Employment Insurance (EI) Regular Benefits-Feb 23, 2021

Brothers and Sisters, Please follow these basic guidelines to help ensure your EI application goes smoothly.  The Reference code provided will be active starting Tuesday February 23rd, 2021 through to Friday March 26th, 2021 Here is a checklist to assist you If you have an OPEN claim and you have

Presidents Message- Unexpected Production Lay-off

Brothers and Sisters, In addition to the one week lay-off that was already announced for the week beginning Monday March 1st 2021, late today the company announced that they would be suspending production effective Monday February 22nd 2021. This is due to unusual and extreme weather conditions in the southern

Environment Committee Report

February 15, 2021 Environment Rep Report Sisters and Brothers, Hope all is well, and you are staying healthy and safe. The members of the Environment Committee along with the Environment Rep & Alt. Rep belong to the Unifor West GTA Regional Environment Council and have continued to actively “meet” in