FORD WORKPLACE TRAINING POSITIONS AVAILABLE ALTERNATES WORKPLACE TRAINING POSITIONS AVAILABLE

NOTICE

FORD

WORKPLACE TRAINING POSITIONS AVAILABLE
ALTERNATES WORKPLACE TRAINING POSITIONS AVAILABLE

From Negotiations all Ford employees will be given 8 hours of union awareness training every calendar year.

Requirements to fill this position include the ability to train, flexibility in scheduling, commitment to a successful program, communication skills and a good working knowledge of trade union principles.

The initial programs will include segments about union awareness and industry overview, ergonomics, anti-harassment, substance abuse and skills upgrading.

Resumes with qualifications and background experience should be submitted to:

National President’s Office

c/o Unifor Local 707

475 North Service Rd. East

Oakville ON L6H 1A5

no later than Thursday May 4, 2017 for consideration

Please include your seniority date, department and shift, home address and telephone number.

 

Download PDF Here

 

Issued:           Apr 5/17                                                                                            Dave Thomas

Take Down:   May 5/17                                                                                                   President

/cd – cope 343                                                                                                          Unifor Local 707

 

PEL – Training Course Application Kit:   April – July 2017

NOTE: Your application will not be considered unless you complete ALL the paperwork and sign all the forms.  To receive your correct weekly wages, please take special care to complete and sign the LOST TIME WAGE VERIFICATION FORM.  If you are on VACATION the week of your selected course, you must take your replacement week immediately afterwards and submit a signed voucher upon applying for the course. Do NOT claim lost time the week of the course.                     

A participant is eligible to attend while on layoff provided that the period of the current layoff did not commence more than six months prior to the beginning of the program. Earnings will be maintained by the unit fund and must be reported to EI as normal. (PEL By-Law). If a participant is on WSIB or Sickness & Accident benefits at the time of the course, that person is not eligible to attend. (PEL By-Law)

FOR ON-SITE CHILDCARE – YOU MUST REGISTER 3 WEEKS PRIOR TO THE START DATE OF YOUR COURSE.  PLEASE CONTACT THE FAMILY EDUCATION CHILD CARE CENTRE FOR THE ON-SITE CHILD CARE REGISTRATION FORMS AT 1-800-265-3735 OR EMAIL at fecchildcare@unifor.org

 Course outlines are included in this package!

 All Forms MUST be Handed in at the

Membership Meetings


 Download UNIFOR LOCAL 707 PEL April – July 2017 Schedule Here

Health & Safety 101 (3-day course)

NOTICE

HAMILTON AREA COURSE

When:            April 27-28-29, 2017

Where:          Unifor Local 504

307 Queenston Road, Hamilton, ON L8K IH3

Registration:       8:00 am to 8:30 am

Course Hours:    8:30 am to 4:30 pm

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: APRIL 2, 2017

Class size is limited, so register early to ensure your spot.

LUNCH PROVIDED AT NO CHARGE

 Health & Safety 101 (3-day course)

This is a hands-on course that Union Representatives and Health and Safety representatives will find invaluable in the work they do on behalf of our members. Participants discuss the causes and solutions to the hazardous working conditions workers face in the workplace. Participants learn about regulations and legislation required under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

This course will also introduce you to accident investigation methods. It presents a practical approach to investigating workplace accidents by emphasizing how to find the root cause(s), conduct an investigation, and make effective recommendations to prevent similar occurrences from happening again. The course includes real case studies and other relevant examples to illustrate these concepts.

We conclude with a look at Behaviour Based Safety programs and our union concerns with these “blame the worker” systems that are being adopted by more and more employers.

Get the tools you need to best represent our members when they need it most!

If this course is of interest to you, please contact us at uniforlocal707@uniforlocal707.ca or call the Local 707 Union Hall (905) 844-9451 Extn. 0

Issued: Feb 13/17 Dave Thomas
Take Down: May 1/17 President
/cd – cope 343   Kyle Rozoski
    Acting Education Chair
    Unifor Local 707

Building Activism (1-day course)

NOTICE

HAMILTON AREA COURSE

When:          Saturday, April 8, 2017

Where:         Unifor Local 504

307 Queenston Road, Hamilton, ON L8K IH3

Registration:       8:00 am to 8:30 am

Course Hours:    8:30 am to 4:30 pm

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MARCH 17, 2017

Class size is limited, so register early to ensure your spot.

LUNCH PROVIDED AT NO CHARGE

Building Activism (1-day course)

Stuck in a rut and looking for some new and creative ways to approach activist work? Just beginning as an activist and want to get some ideas on how to organize around issues? Want to inspire members to become involved or take on leadership roles? Feel like you could use some tips for making meetings more effective? Interested in becoming more strategic when organizing around workplace and community issues?

If these questions speak to you then this course is just what you are looking for. Working with concrete tools for strategic planning, effective communication, and building leadership participants will explore new ways of approaching their work as activists. Examples of campaigns and actions will be used to explore how the use of planning, creativity and effective communication contribute to our success as activists and ultimately to the strengthening of our union.

If this course is of interest to you, please contact us at uniforlocal707@uniforlocal707.ca or call the Local 707 Union Hall (905) 844-9451 Extn. 0

Issued: Feb 13/17 Dave Thomas
Take Down: Apr 10/17 President
/cd – cope 343   Kyle Rozoski
    Acting Education Chair
    Unifor Local 707

Women Activist (1-day course)


NOTICE

HAMILTON AREA COURSE

When: Saturday, March 25, 2017
Where: Unifor Local 5555

45 Frid Street, Unit 11, Hamilton, ON L8P 4M3

 

Registration:       8:00 am to 8:30 am

Course Hours:    8:30 am to 4:30 pm

 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MARCH 3, 2017

Class size is limited, so register early to ensure your spot.

 

LUNCH PROVIDED AT NO CHARGE

Women Activist (1-day course)

This is a course for women in Unifor.  Are you already involved in the union and struggling to balance the triple day (work, home, union); or are you thinking about becoming involved in the union to work on issues that are important to you?  Our union needs women’s voices, activism and leadership now more than ever! Women make a difference at the bargaining table, in handling grievances, and in creating change in our workplaces and our communities. This course identifies opportunities for involvement and strategies for overcoming barriers to women’s participation.

If this course is of interest to you, please contact us at uniforlocal707@uniforlocal707.ca or call the Local 707 Union Hall (905) 844-9451 Extn. 0

 

Issued: Feb 13/17 Dave Thomas
Take Down: Mar 27/17 President
/cd – cope 343   Kyle Rozoski
    Acting Education Chair
    Unifor Local 707

 

Grievance Handling – Basic (1-day course)


NOTICE

HAMILTON AREA COURSE

When:     Saturday, March 4, 2017

Where:     Unifor Local 5555

45 Frid Street, Unit 11, Hamilton, ON L8P 4M3

Registration:       8:00 am to 8:30 am

Course Hours:    8:30 am to 4:30 pm

 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 25, 2017

Class size is limited, so register early to ensure your spot.

 LUNCH PROVIDED AT NO CHARGE

Grievance Handling – Basic (1-day course)

Would you like to know how shop stewards or committeepersons investigate grievances, present them to management and write them up properly? Would you like to learn how by practicing these essential steps using actual workplace situations and contract language? Have you considered running for this position? Or are you simply interested in learning more about how the union handles workplace issues?

If yes, this one day introductory course is for you. You will come away with a better understanding of the grievance procedure as well as how the role of the workplace representative is so critical to building our union strength.

If this course is of interest to you, please contact us at uniforlocal707@uniforlocal707.ca or call the Local 707 Union Hall (905) 844-9451 Extn. 0

 

Issued: Feb 13/17 Dave Thomas
Take Down: Mar 6/17 President
/cd – cope 343   Kyle Rozoski
    Acting Education Chair
    Unifor Local 707

1-Day Planning for Your Future (Pre-Retirement) Toronto Area Saturday, April 29, 2017

TORONTO AREA COURSE

Saturday, April 29, 2017

 Unifor Local 112
30 Tangiers Road,  Downsview, ON M3J 2B2

 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

 ~ NO CHARGE FOR SEMINAR ~ LUNCH IS PROVIDED ~

To Register contact the local 905.844.9451 or email uniforlocal707@uniforlocal707.ca

Delegates should check in at Unifor Local 112 between 8:00 am to 8:30 am on Saturday, April 29th, 2017.

For three-day courses there are no registration fees, Local Unions and the National Union share the lost-time costs of participants on a 50/50 basis.

In certain exceptional circumstances, participants may have to travel a distance to attend these programs.  In these cases, travel and overnight accommodation

 

Help Us Spread the Word! Proportional Representation for Canada ~ Let’s make all votes count!

To determine the best model of Proportional Representation for Canada, while respecting the need for all MPs to face the voters and be accountable to voters, we call on federal parties to commit to:

  1. Conducting a multi-partisan process involving citizen and expert consultation to determine the best model.
  2. Implementing the model in time to Make Every Vote Count in the 2019 election.

Canadians deserve a voting system that represents all of us.  Fair Vote Canada is going to make that happen, but we can’t do it without your help.  There are many ways to get involved, and it’s easy to get started:

Sign the Declaration of Voters’ Rights

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Send Our Open Letter to Justin Trudeau

Tell Justin Trudeau and Minister of Democratic Institutions Maryam Monsef that we need a process we can trust!

Video Conference Courses ~ UNIFOR-McMaster University Labour Studies Certificate – WINTER 2017

2 VIDEO CONFERENCE COURSES

Held at Mills Library, McMaster University**

Time: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Electoral Reform and Time is Now!

Elections reform activist Dennis Pilon discusses what’s wrong with our voting system and how we should change it.

Course – 2 Units

Shifts: A&C: Dates: Mondays –February 6 and 13

 

Is Fascism on the Rise?

Writer Stephen Gowans discusses what fascism is, how it’s on the rise around Europe, and whether it is on the rise in Canada and the US.

Course – 2 Units

Shifts: B&C: Dates: Mondays – March 20 and 27

Save the date! Monday March 6, Special Video course for International Working Women’s Day. Topic and speaker TBA.

Shifts: A&C

**NOTE: The Video Conference Courses will only be held in Hamilton

Download PDF Here

UNIFOR-McMaster University Labour Studies Certificate – WINTER 2017 Courses

Following 2 Courses: at Unifor Local 707, 475 North Service Rd. E. Oakville

Time: 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Labour and Mass Media

How does the media industry shape and impact public perception?  Does news, film, and TV entertainment promote views that benefit the 1% while harming working people?

Course No. 837 – 4 Units

Shifts B and C: Dates: Tuesdays – February 21, 28 and March 21, 28

 

Photo Essay Project: Social Justice through Photographs

Workers struggles are often ignored in mass media. This hands-on course provides you with the tools to tell a story in images from your own perspective through the use of photos and text to create a digital photo essay.

Course 838A – 4 Units

Shifts A & C: Dates: Tuesdays February 7, 14 and March 7 and April 4

Download Flyer Here

To register contact uniforlocal707@uniforlocal707.ca
or call Local 707 Union Hall (905) 844-9451

 

Unifor National Union and Regional Council Scholarships ~ Applications must be post marked, faxed or emailed no later than: April 30th, 2017, 11:59 E.S.T.

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The Unifor National Union and Regional Council are offering 28 Scholarships worth $2,000.00 each. The scholarships are awarded to the sons/daughters of Unifor members in good standing OR you are a Unifor member and are enrolling in your FIRST YEAR of full-time post-secondary education at a PUBLIC INSTITUTION IN CANADA (university, community college, technological institute, nursing school, etc.).  Up to one scholarship will be available to a Unifor member with at least one year seniority.  These are entrance Scholarships only and are not renewable for students entering subsequent years of study.

 

Submissions MUST include:

A letter of recommendation from a teacher, principal or community activist;

Most current high school transcript/record of marks. (i.e. mid-term report is acceptable);

Handwritten/typewritten essay answers to the four questions provided;

An official application form and signed by one of the following Local Union Officers:  President, Financial-Secretary, Recording Secretary or Trustee.

Documents indicating definite acceptance at one of the institutions described above, proof of enrollment and payment of tuition needs to be submitted before the scholarship can be awarded.

A committee appointed by the Unifor National Executive Board will make the selection of candidates.

This decision of the committee is final.

Completed applications, along with the accompanying documents are to be submitted to:

Unifor Education Department

205 Placer Court, Toronto, ON   M2H 3H9

Fax: 416-495-6554

E-mail: bonnie.morgan@unifor.org

 

Applications must be post marked, faxed or emailed no later than:

April 30th, 2017, 11:59 E.S.T.

Incomplete applications will be returned to the applicant who will be given a two week grace period to complete and re-submit.

Application forms can be picked up from the office of the Plant Chair, the Union Hall or found on the Unifor website at www.unifor.org.

Download Application Here

Download Scholarship Info Here

Dave Thomas
President
Billy O’Neill
Education Chairperson
Issued: Dec 15/16
Take Down: May 1/17
/cd cope 343 Unifor Local 707