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Unifor Local Education Webinars

Webinar Sign-Up Unifor’s Education Department will host a series of informative Webinars throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Webinars related to mental health, human rights, activism, women’s leadership, health & safety, workers’ rights, public pension programs and politics ensure that issues important to our members remain in the forefront.  By participating in

Protect Canadian Pensioners – Support Bill C-253

Dear Retiree & Activist.  Urging you all to act now as we have in the past and continue our fight for pension improvements and more importantly pension protection… In the 43rd Parliament Bill C-253, which seeks to protect retirees and former workers in the event of corporate bankruptcy.  In the

Turtle Island Series: World Water Day

Dear members, United Nations World Water Day falls on March 22 every year. World Water Day celebrates water and raises awareness of the people around the globe living without access to safe water. It is about taking action to tackle the global water crisis. Unifor is proud to host a

Retiree Information on Upcoming Webinars

I hope everyone is staying safe and well. I am forwarding information from the Retirees workshop on Fraud, this is not a copy of the slides (the presentation was too large for emailing and is being amended) but a number of documents that were referenced throughout his presentation. Also a

Retiree Impact – George Markow

Recording Secretary Report – March 12, 2021 Brothers and Sisters I would like to introduce you to Local 707 Retiree, Brother George Markow! George was born April 14, 1921 in Russia to Finnish parents.  He was conscripted into the Soviet military and subsequently caught by the Nazi’s and spent 2.5

Retiree T4 Concerns?

Over the past week there has been hundreds of phone calls from concerned retirees regarding their T4 slips not being delivered by the company. This has been frustrating for many of you and we understand your concerns. The company has sent out the T4’s as of Friday February 26, 2021

Welcome to Member Mail and Portal

Sisters and Brothers, We have had quite a few requests over the years for our local union to have “our own union email addresses” and we are happy to announce that they are now available for all active members. Your personal email address has been set up and is ready

Retirees Education Update

On behalf of the Retirees Executive Chairperson, Arnie Devaan, we have been able to get some courses made available to our retirees that are able to utilize the zoom platform. Please see attached Dave Millar – Vice President Arnie DeVaan – Retiree Chapter Chairperson

Broken Hearts and Empty Shoes

On November 18 I learned of a  rally to be held on Parliament Hill at 11:00 Am on the next day. The rally was about Long Term Care and was dubbed Broken Hearts and Empty Shoes. It was a very heartfelt rally that opened with an aboriginal smudging. This was

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Racial Justice Advocate-Message- May 25, 2021

Brothers and Sisters, Today marks the 1st anniversary of George Floyd’s death which sparked enormous protests around the world. A jury of 12 convicted former police officer, Derek Chauvin, on three counts of murder for kneeling on the neck of Mr. Floyd for more than nine minutes. Following this, across