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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

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

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

OAC Plant Chairperson’s Report- March 26, 2020

Brothers and Sisters: Current Active Roll – 3361 Laid off – 399 Trades – 341 Apprentices – 22 Current TPT Roll – 188 Chairpersons Message: During this unprecedented time due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, which has shut down many businesses and most social functions such as our Union meetings, it

Employment Insurance Sickness Benefits- Self Isolation/Quarantine

Brothers & Sisters, This E.I notice (below) is specifically for those that have been told to Self-Isolate by the Ford Motor Company or told to Self-Isolate/quarantine for 14 days by the Government when they returned to Canada. For those in self-isolation or quarantine (as indicated above) for the work week

Local Master Bargaining Committee Report- March 21, 2020

Brothers & Sisters, As the world continues to be affected by the pandemic of COVID-19, all of us are searching for answers.  Currently, the truth is that there are more questions than answers when it comes to this pandemic. During this unprecedented time in our history your Local Master Bargaining

President’s Update- March 20th 2020

Sisters & Brothers, After meetings today with each of the Detroit 3, (Ford, Fiat-Chrysler and General Motors of Canada) all three companies have reaffirmed their position to hold to the income security provisions of the current collective agreement, with regards to this shutdown period. They have all officially denied Unifor’s


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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