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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

707 Reporter Summer 2020

Starting with this issue of the 707 Reporter, we will be making it available online for members to view. If you choose to be removed from the mailer, that option will be made available also. The format will be in .pdf version and will look like a link where it

Presidents Message- July 29, 2020

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)/ COVID-19 Paid Downtime Absence payment It was the company’s target to have the wage subsidy payment made in late July. However, due to the complexities of the wage subsidy payment, the company requires further considerations to ensure to their calculations are correctly made, as a

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

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

Presidents Update- Windsor Pref Hires -December 17, 2019

Thanks to an ongoing coordinated effort by Local 707 and Local 200 leadership and the understanding of the Ford Motor Company, I am happy to report the remaining Local 707 members from Windsor (Pref hires) that previously requested to return to the Ford Windsor Facility will now be able to

Manpower Update

Brothers and Sisters: Following up on last week’s update as stated the in-plant committee has been in constant negotiations regarding manpower issues in the plant. I am pleased to announce today that Ford Motor company has agreed to call back 18 more of our indefinitely laid off members. That will

Presidents Message

Brothers and Sisters: As reported at last Sundays membership meeting your Local In-Plant Committee have been in constant discussions with the company regarding the language surrounding mandatory Saturday production. It has been the local’s position from the on-set that mandatory Saturday production was negotiated for extra volume over and above

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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