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President’s Message- March 20th, 2020

Brothers & Sisters, As the pandemic in North America, specifically in Ontario, is rapidly changing, our federal and provincial governments are quickly putting in new measures and policies to protect the public. During these uncertain and unprecedented times, people everywhere are desperate for answers, your Local leadership recognizes that our

President’s Message – March 18th 2020

Brothers and Sisters, There is no question that we are in unprecedented times due to the outbreak of covid-19, rightfully so many people have been concerned for their health and safety and that of their family. Since the start of the pandemic last Thursday, the leadership at Unifor Local 707

GSC Statement- On Out of Province Emergency Medical Travel Insurance due to latest Government of Canada Travel Advisory

Government of Canada-An official global travel advisory is in effect: Avoid non-essential travel outside Canada until further notice (See attached Government of Canada Website) GSC Statement- As a result of Government Travel advisory (please see attached link below for the GSC Statement on their website) Quick and Important Highlights

President’s Message- Cancelations- March 13th, 2020

Brothers and Sisters, I know many of you are very concerned about the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. I would like to assure you that your Local Union has been and will continue to be in constant communication with the company to address the health and economic concerns of our members. However,


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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