Message from the President ~ Union Meeting Cancellation April 15th 2018 * UPDATE

Brother and Sisters

Due to inclement weather I have decided to cancel tomorrow’s General Membership Meeting. I do not want anyone to risk driving under these conditions.

In Solidarity,

Dave Thomas
President Unifor local 707

**** The testing for Trades apprenticeship tomorrow has been cancelled. Notification for re-testing will follow later this week.

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Freezing Rain Warning for Southern Ontario

Significant ice storm likely Sunday. Some power outages likely.

Ice pellets, at times mixed with snow, continues. A significant accumulation of ice pellets is likely into this evening.

A lull in precipitation is forecast this evening with patchy freezing drizzle expected. However, freezing rain and ice pellets will likely become widespread again and persist most of Sunday before changing over to rain later in the day. Significant rain may fall late Sunday and Sunday night creating localized flooding.

An ice buildup up to 15 mm appears likely by late Sunday. It may exceed that in some locales. Strong winds gusting to 60 km/h are also expected tonight and Sunday. The combination of ice accumulation and strong winds may result in power outages due to fallen tree limbs and power lines.

Dangerous winter driving conditions are expected on untreated roads Saturday and Sunday, worsened by fallen tree limbs.

Source: Environment Canada

Message from the President ~ Union Meeting Cancellation April 15th 2018

Brother and Sisters

Due to inclement weather I have decided to cancel tomorrow’s General Membership Meeting. I do not want anyone to risk driving under these conditions.

In Solidarity,

Dave Thomas
President Unifor local 707

See More:

Freezing Rain Warning for Southern Ontario

Significant ice storm likely Sunday. Some power outages likely.

Ice pellets, at times mixed with snow, continues. A significant accumulation of ice pellets is likely into this evening.

A lull in precipitation is forecast this evening with patchy freezing drizzle expected. However, freezing rain and ice pellets will likely become widespread again and persist most of Sunday before changing over to rain later in the day. Significant rain may fall late Sunday and Sunday night creating localized flooding.

An ice buildup up to 15 mm appears likely by late Sunday. It may exceed that in some locales. Strong winds gusting to 60 km/h are also expected tonight and Sunday. The combination of ice accumulation and strong winds may result in power outages due to fallen tree limbs and power lines.

Dangerous winter driving conditions are expected on untreated roads Saturday and Sunday, worsened by fallen tree limbs.

Source: Environment Canada

Letter to Premier Of Ontario

 

 

 

Brothers and Sisters: Once again we see fuel prices in Ontario soar as the long weekends approach and the summertime season nears. Most of you will remember this has always been a very troubling issue from my point of view. I have written to the Federal Government previously and now with the increase in taxes on fuel due to the Provincial Governments carbon tax I felt it necessary to address them as well. We have had many discussions at General Membership meetings as well as at our E-Board meetings and I felt the timing couldn’t be better. Please take a quick minute to read it.

In Solidarity

Dave Thomas

President Unifor Local 707

Letter Premier Kathleen Wynne April 6 2018

Attention Leadec Members

 Attention all Leadec members. I would like to congratulate Mark Sciberras and his bargaining committee Mary-Ann Durdin and Kunel Ahluwalia for their hard work and dedication bringing back a collective agreement the was ratified today by 89.3%. This was all possible through Leadec membership that came out to support the strike action with a 98% mandate. A fantastic job done by all. Never forget Solidarity with your fellow Brothers and Sisters always make a difference.

Message from the President

 Brothers and Sisters: I hope everyone had an opportunity to spend some quality time with friends and family. We work very hard throughout the course of the year and certainly deserve the time off. I just wanted to drop a quick note and welcome everyone back from a much deserved vacation and just remind all members to be careful when entering back to work tomorrow. As I have said so many times it can be a very dangerous environment to work in and with the time off  our thoughts could be elsewhere when getting back into the groove so to speak. Again welcome back and I look forward to seeing all of you soon. The union hall will reopen tomorrow for regular business should anyone need assistance.

In Solidarity

Dave Thomas