Joint Apprenticeship Program from the Office of the President

Sisters and Brothers.
As per 2016 bargaining Local 707 was successful in bargaining a new apprenticeship program.
Notification for the program was posted on the in-plant boards today.
Due to the high interest I have received since bargaining I thought it prudent to not only post it on the boards in the plant but also on to our own phone app and website. I encourage all members interested in the Joint Apprenticeship Program to apply.
This will be a great opportunity for all interested members to enhance there skills and education.
In Solidarity
Dave Thomas
President Unifor Local 707

From the Office of the President ~ March 24 2017


Brothers and Sisters

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the membership for their overwhelming support in this round of elections. I am extremely thankful for all the kind words you have shared with me.  I would like to congratulate Brother Ron Balazs and Brother Leon Caerels for running a clean and respectful campaign.

I would also like to congratulate all other candidates that were successful.  For those who fell short do not be discouraged as it is a big decision to step up and put yourself out there for the opportunity to represent the membership especially for those brothers and sisters seeking election for the first time.  I implore you to please stay involved.  Our Committee elections will be held in the fall of this year and it’s a great way to stay active in the local.

I look forward to working with all the newly elected reps, we have a huge task in front of us.  If we work together we can reach our goals. For those members who have witnessed the election process for the first time I think you would agree it’s quite an exciting time. I would like to thank Brother Pasquale Pugliese, the office support staff and all the members who volunteered their efforts to help run the elections, your hard work and dedication was not unnoticed. Although there were a few glitches it was a very difficult task well done. Again congratulations to everyone and I look forward to the future.

In Solidarity,

Dave Thomas
President
Unifor Local 707

REPOST~ELECTIONS NOTICE NOMINATIONS & WITHDRAWAL NOTICE [For a Three (3) year term] Unifor Local 707

NOMINATION FORMS will be available at the Unifor Local 707 Union Office on the following days and times only:

WITHDRAWAL DATES AND TIMES

Wednesday, February 22, 2017:
8:30 a.m. – 12 noon; 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

VOTING DATES & LOCATION
From 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 22, 2017
to 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 23, 2017
at Oakville Assembly Complex

RUN-OFF ELECTION DATES (if necessary)
From 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 19, 2017
to 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 20, 2017
at Oakville Assembly Complex

NOTICE OF ADVANCE POLL VOTING
WILL BE AT Unifor Local 707 Union Hall
Friday, March 17, 2017:
8:30 a.m. – 12 noon; 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

NOTICE OF ADVANCE RUN-OFF POLL VOTING (if necessary)
WILL BE AT Unifor Local 707 Union Hall
Thursday, April 13, 2017:
8:30 a.m. – 12 noon; 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

VOTING BY 2017 – 2019 UNIFOR UNION CARD ONLY

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PRESIDENT
ONE (1) TO BE ELECTED
1.   DAVE THOMAS
2.  RON BALAZS
3.  LEON CAERELS

VICE PRESIDENT
ONE (1) TO BE ELECTED
1.   “SCOTTY” MCCOLEMAN
2.   MARC SCIBERRAS

FINANCIAL SECRETARY
ONE (1) TO BE ELECTED
1.    LINDA ASSELIN
2.   BRETT LEFEBRE
3.  PAUL TAGGART
4.  “CARRIE” GERMON

RECORDING SECRETARY
ONE (1) TO BE ELECTED
1.    MARLON PALMER
2.   JASON LUSCOMBE
3.  ATHALIA MONTOUTE
4.  LESLIE BECK
5.  JANET CREET

TRUSTEES
THREE (3) TO BE ELECTED
1.   KATE PENKETT
2.  KINDER SIDHU
3.  MARLON PALMER
4.  SHELAGH SULLIVAN
5.  HEATHER LONGER
6.  TREVOR HOGARTH
7.  MIKE PROSSER
8.  JANET CREET
9.  TONY PALUMBO

SERGEANT-AT-ARMS
ONE (1) TO BE ELECTED
1.   SCOTT CRUICKSHANK
2.   JOE AMATO
3.  MARK BABINEAU
4.  KEN BONNAR
5.  TONY BASRA

GUIDE
ONE (1) TO BE ELECTED
1.  JANET CREET
2.  JOE AMATO
3.  BYRON HARRIS
4.  BLUE LAC
5.  TONY BASRA

EDUCATION CHAIRPERSON
ONE (1) TO BE ELECTED
1.   KYLE ROZOSKI
2.  HEATHER LONGER
3.  ZEINA EL-MASRI
4.  BLUE LAC
5.  ANTHONY HOLT

UNION IN POLITICS CHAIRPERSON
ONE (1) TO BE ELECTED
1.  SARA HAMILTON
2.  IAIN FLEMING

ZONE #1 OAC CHAIRPERSON
FULL TIME TO REPRESENT ALL
EMPLOYEES IN OAC ON THE #2 SHIFT
(EXCLUDING SKILLED TRADES)
ONE [1] TO BE ELECTED
1.   BOB SCOTT
2.  BARRY HENRY
3.  MIKE LONGER
4.  NEIL TRAVIS

SKILLED TRADES CHAIRPERSON – FULL TIME
TO REPRESENT SKILLED TRADES ONLY
OAC DEPTS. AND WARRANTY
ONE [1] TO BE ELECTED
1.     MARK LUEY
2.     SATT KHATKAR

STEADY #3 SHIFT
COMMITTEEPERSON
ONE [1] TO BE ELECTED
1.     “RICK BIGGLEY” [ACCLAMATION]

BODY (INCLUDING MP&L) /MSC
‘A,B,C’ SHIFT
COMMITTEEPERSON
ONE [1] TO BE ELECTED
1.     KEITH GRIST
2.     BRIAN HASKETT

BODY 1/MP&L/LVC/PRE-DELIVERY
‘A’ SHIFT
STEWARD
ONE [1] TO BE ELECTED
1.     SCOTT LOW
2.     ANNIE L

BODY 1/MP&L/LVC/PRE-DELIVERY
‘A’ SHIFT
ALTERNATE STEWARD
ONE [1] TO BE ELECTED
1.     HOWIE TRUSSETTER
2.     PAUL FINELLI
BODY 1/MP&L/LVC/PRE-DELIVERY
‘B’ SHIFT
STEWARD
ONE [1] TO BE ELECTED
1.     ROB RICE
2.     ROGER BELL

BODY 1/MP&L/LVC/PRE-DELIVERY
‘B’ SHIFT
ALTERNATE STEWARD
ONE [1] TO BE ELECTED
1.    ERWIN BURGGRAF [ACCLAMATION]

MSC/BODY 2,3/MP&L/DOORFITTERS
‘A’ SHIFT
STEWARD
ONE [1] TO BE ELECTED
1.     MIKE O’SHAUGHNESSY
2.     HARJ BRAICH

MSC/BODY 2,3/MP&L/DOORFITTERS
‘A’ SHIFT
ALTERNATE STEWARD
ONE [1] TO BE ELECTED
1.     JON SANTOS
2.     DALLAS VANDERKOOI
3.  JOE SIMOPOULOS
4.  IVAN TRDINA

MSC/BODY 2,3/MP&L/DOORFITTERS
‘B’ SHIFT
STEWARD
ONE [1] TO BE ELECTED
1.     PETER DOULIOU
2.     MIKE LUPTON

MSC/BODY 2,3/MP&L/DOORFITTERS
‘B’ SHIFT
ALTERNATE STEWARD
ONE [1] TO BE ELECTED
1.  ROBERT TASSONE [ACCLAMATION]
BODY 1 & 3/MP&L
‘C’ SHIFT
STEWARD
ONE [1] TO BE ELECTED
1.    DAVE MILLAR
2.   DINO DE STEFANO
3.  ROB AQUINO

BODY 1 & 3/MP&L
‘C’ SHIFT
ALTERNATE STEWARD
ONE [1] TO BE ELECTED
1.     TOM HILL
2.     CARA FITZGERALD

PAINT/BAMR/PRE DELIVERY/MP&L/I.Q.
COMMITTEEPERSON
ONE [1] TO BE ELECTED
1.     PAUL ALLAIN
2.     JOE OLIVEIRA

PAINT/BODY 2/MP&L
‘C’ SHIFT
STEWARD
ONE [1] TO BE ELECTED
1.   JASON DEL BUONO
2.  CHRIS THERSIDIS
3.  ANTHONY CHRISTO
4.  BRYAN HOGGE
5.  ARTHUR PONA

PAINT/BODY 2/MP&L
‘C’ SHIFT
ALTERNATE STEWARD
ONE [1] TO BE ELECTED
1.   STEVEN POLLY
2.  ROB PANUNTO
3.  NOEL LEBLANC
4.  LEON CAERELS
5.  WILL MARSHALL

PAINT/BAMR/QC
‘A’ SHIFT
STEWARD
ONE [1] TO BE ELECTED
1.     PAUL BABINEAU
2.     NELSON BARROS

PAINT/BAMR/QC
‘A’ SHIFT
ALTERNATE STEWARD
ONE [1] TO BE ELECTED
1.     KELLIE MILLER
2.     LEON CAERELS

PAINT/BAMR/QC
‘B’ SHIFT
STEWARD
ONE [1] TO BE ELECTED
1.     SCOTT SIMPSON [ACCLAMATION]

PAINT/BAMR/QC
‘B’ SHIFT
ALTERNATE STEWARD
ONE [1] TO BE ELECTED
1.     MIKE PARR
2.     JOE SCHWIEG
3.  KEN WUILLEME
4.  “XAVIER”

MP&L/IQ
‘A’ SHIFT
STEWARD
ONE [1] TO BE ELECTED
1.     JASON HUNTER
2.     JEFF SOUTHON
3.  GURJEET (GARY) THANDI

MP&L/IQ
‘A’ SHIFT
ALTERNATE STEWARD
ONE [1] TO BE ELECTED
1.     TED BECKSTEAD
2.     ALEX MUSTOE
3.  VERN WOOLEY
4.  BRAD GLOIN
5.  KYLE MURCHISON

MP&L/IQ
‘B’ SHIFT
STEWARD
ONE [1] TO BE ELECTED
1.     STEVE GEBEL
2.     DAVID MELO
3.  KEN BUTTERWORTH

MP&L/IQ
‘B’ SHIFT
ALTERNATE STEWARD
ONE [1] TO BE ELECTED
1.     TOBIN “TOBINATOR” IZATT
2.     JOHN ROBERTSON
3.  TONY DIMOPOULOS

TRIM
COMMITTEEPERSON
ONE [1] TO BE ELECTED
1.     CHRIS SIMPSON [ACCLAMATION]

TRIM
‘A’ SHIFT
STEWARDS
THREE [3] TO BE ELECTED
1.    MIKE NUNES
2.   SCOTT LEWIS
3.  SIMON DEWAR
4.  JOE LAJEUNESSE
5.  JOE PENNER

TRIM
‘A’ SHIFT
ALTERNATE STEWARDS
THREE [3] TO BE ELECTED
1.   DAN PLETT
2.  GENNILE THOMAS
3.  MIKE FISHER
4.  DARRYL A MORPHET
5.  STEVE KIRKPATRICK
6.  BRENTO DROPPO
7.  CHRISTOPHER MAGUIRE
8.  BOBBI-JO PALKO
9.  SEAN RUDGE
10.  JAGA THANDI
11.  HARRY MCDERMOTT

TRIM
‘B’ SHIFT
STEWARDS
THREE [3] TO BE ELECTED
1.   RON STALEY
2.  JIM ELLIOTT
3.  ALLAN TOOLE
4.  MARK STICKEL

TRIM
‘B’ SHIFT
ALTERNATE STEWARDS
THREE [3] TO BE ELECTED
1.   STEVE GARDINER
2.  BRENNAN JOHNSTON
3.  KEVIN MARLOW
4.  “GEO” DAVE GMETERICK
5.  ALLAN TOOLE
6.  DAVE FORNER
7.  JASON MCCLEAN
8.  RICO D’AMICO
9.  HARJEET DEOL

CHASSIS/SMALL TOOLS
COMMITTEEPERSON
ONE [1] TO BE ELECTED
1.     MARC BRENNAN [ACCLAMATION]

CHASSIS 5
‘A’ SHIFT
STEWARD
PTS GROUP
ZONES J,K,M, TORQUE/STOCK CHASERS/PRE-DELIVERY DRIVERS
ONE [1] TO BE ELECTED
1.     ROY DE MATOS [ACCLAMATION]

CHASSIS 5
‘A’ SHIFT
ALTERNATE STEWARD
CHASSIS PTS GROUP
ZONES J,K,M, TORQUE/STOCK CHASERS/PRE-DELIVERY DRIVERS
ONE [1] TO BE ELECTED
1.     AHMED ABOUZEENI
2.     JACOB GREENHALGH

CHASSIS 5
‘B’ SHIFT
STEWARD
CHASSIS PTS GROUP
ZONES J,K,M, TORQUE/STOCK CHASERS/PRE-DELIVERY DRIVERS
ONE [1] TO BE ELECTED
1.     WAYNE MICHIE
2.     MARK STICKEL

CHASSIS 5
‘B’ SHIFT
ALTERNATE STEWARD
CHASSIS PTS GROUP
ZONES J,K,M, TORQUE/STOCK CHASERS/PRE-DELIVERY DRIVERS
ONE [1] TO BE ELECTED
1.     WAYNE MICHIE
2.     AARON HORNSBY

CHASSIS 6
‘A’ SHIFT
STEWARD
ZONES A,B,C/900 GROUP
ONE [1] TO BE ELECTED
1.     GRAHAM KIPLING
2.     ANDREW MASON
3.  DON HARDING

CHASSIS 6
‘A’ SHIFT
ALTERNATE STEWARD
ZONES A,B,C/900 GROUP
ONE [1] TO BE ELECTED
1.     RYAN PEL
2.     BRADLEY BUTT

CHASSIS 6
‘B’ SHIFT
STEWARD
ZONES A,B,C/900 GROUP
ONE [1] TO BE ELECTED
1.     JOHN BEATTIE [ACCLAMATION]

CHASSIS 6
‘B’ SHIFT
ALTERNATE STEWARD
ZONES A,B,C/900 GROUP
ONE [1] TO BE ELECTED
1.     ANDY GILPIN
2.     KENZIE CROSSMAN
3.  GREGORY MCARTHUR

CHASSIS 7
‘A’ SHIFT
STEWARD
ZONES (E,F,G,H/SMALL TOOLS)
ONE [1] TO BE ELECTED
1.     NELSON GARCIA [ACCLAMATION]

CHASSIS 7
‘A’ SHIFT
ALTERNATE STEWARD
ZONES (E,F,G,H/SMALL TOOLS)
ONE [1] TO BE ELECTED
1.     BRANDON STEPLOCK
2.     ANDY ZAFERIS
3.  JOHN (MAX) BOMBAY
4.  PAUL BUGALA
5.  JEFF MCKNIGHT
6.  FRANK LAZZARINO
7.  MICHAEL LA GROTTA
8.  ZACK LASCALLE

CHASSIS 7
‘B’ SHIFT
STEWARD
ZONES (E,F,G,H/SMALL TOOLS)
ONE [1] TO BE ELECTED
1.   GEORGE COOK
2.   DARRICK WAGNER
3.  CHUCK MOSCATO
4.  WILL KELLY

CHASSIS 7
‘B’ SHIFT
ALTERNATE STEWARD
ZONES (E,F,G,H/SMALL TOOLS)
ONE [1] TO BE ELECTED
1.   VITO FLORIO
2.   JIGNESH PATEL (JIGGY)
3.  MIKE TURNER

SKILLED TRADES
#1, 2, 3 SHIFTS
STEWARDS
SKILLED TRADES ONLY
THREE [3] TO BE ELECTED
1.   DARRIN CAERELS
2.  J. COLIN SOMERS
3.  FILIP JOSIC
4.  ALAN EDGE
5.  CHUCK PALADINO
6.  JAG SIHOTA

SKILLED TRADES
#1, 2, 3 SHIFTS
ALTERNATE STEWARDS
SKILLED TRADES ONLY
THREE [3] TO BE ELECTED
1.  CHRIS HERBST
2.  ANTON MESIC
3.  TIMOTHY CAERELS
4.  ANDY ZIMMER

ONTARIO REGIONAL COUNCIL DELEGATES
SIX [6] TO BE ELECTED
1.   BOB SCOTT
2.   MARK LUEY
3.  “SCOTTY” MCCOLEMAN
4.     MARC BRENNAN
5.  PAUL IVEY
6.  *CHRIS MCDOUGALL*
7.  EMIL MESIC
8.  GURPS KANG
9.  LINDA ASSELIN
10.  TREVOR MASON
11.  BRETT LEFEBRE
12.  LESLIE BECK
13.  “CARRIE” GERMON
14.  RON BALAZS
15.  KENNY HOGARTH-RETIRED
16.  MIKE LUPTON
17.  KEVIN MARLOW
18.  ROB AQUINO
19.  JAMIE NORTON
20.  ADAM ECHLIN
21.  HARJEET DEOL
22.  KINDER SIDHU
23.  JIGNESH PATEL (JIGGY)
24.  HARRY MCDERMOTT

CANADIAN COUNCIL DELEGATES
SIX [6] TO BE ELECTED
1.   PAUL IVEY
2.   “CARRIE” GERMON
3.   GURPS KANG
4.   LESLIE BECK
5.  MIKE LUPTON
6.  BRETT LEFEBRE
7.  EMIL MESIC
8.  RON BALAZS
9.  “SCOTTY” MCCOLEMAN
10.  MARC BRENNAN
11.  BOB SCOTT
12.  MARK LUEY
13.  LINDA ASSELIN
14.  MARK SCIBERRAS
15.  NELSON BARROS
16.  KINDER SIDHU
17.  JIGNESH PATEL (JIGGY)
18.  HARRY MCDERMOTT

CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION DELEGATES
SIX [6] TO BE ELECTED
1.   MARC BRENNAN
2.  “SCOTTY” MCCOLEMAN
3.   SCOTT LEWIS
4.   BOB SCOTT
5.  TREVOR MASON
6.  KENNY HOGARTH-RETIRED
7.  RON BALAZS
8.  MARK LUEY
9.  EMIL MESIC
10.  KELLIE MILLER
11.  “CARRIE” GERMON
12.  GURPS KANG
13.  LINDA ASSELIN
14.  LINDSAY HINSHELWOOD
15.  BRETT LEFEBRE
16.  MARK SCIBERRAS
17.  SCOTT CRUICKSHANK
18.  JIGNESH PATEL (JIGGY)
19.  KEN BUTTERWORTH
20.  KINDER SIDHU
21.  ROB AQUINO
22.  ADAM ECHLIN
23.  HARRY MCDERMOTT

FORD COUNCIL DELEGATES
FIVE [5] TO BE ELECTED
1.   STEVE GEBEL
2.  MARC BRENNAN
3.  ROB RICE
4.  TREVOR MASON
5.  RICK BIGGLEY
6.  TOBIN “TOBINATOR” IZATT
7.  LINA RONDEAU
8.  JOE OLIVEIRA
9.  ALAN EDGE
10.  MIKE LONGER
11.  GURPS KANG
12.  KELLIE MILLER
13.  RANDY PADDA
14.  MIKE LUPTON
15.  LINDA ASSELIN
16.  MIKE PROSSER
17.  LINDSAY HINSHELWOOD
18.  EMIL MESIC
19.  SCOTT CRUICKSHANK
20.  CHRIS SIMPSON
21.  ROB AQUINO
22.  KEN BUTTERWORTH
23.  GEORGE COOK
24.  BRIAN HASKETT
25.  JASON GRANCARIC
26.  JIGNESH PATEL (JIGGY)
27.  HARRY MCDERMOTT

CLC CONVENTION DELEGATES
FOUR [4] TO BE ELECTED
1.   ERWIN BURGGRAF
2.  RON BALAZS
3.  JOHN MULLIN
4.   “SCOTTY” MCCOLEMAN
5.  HEATHER LONGER
6.  LESLIE BECK
7.  GURPS KANG
8.  LINDA ASSELIN
9.  BRETT LEFEBRE
10.  MIKE LUPTON
11.  ROGER BELL
12.  HARRY MCDERMOTT

OFL CONVENTION DELEGATES
TWO [2] TO BE ELECTED
1.   *CHRIS MCDOUGALL*
2.   IAN PARRY
3.   “SCOTTY” MCCOLEMAN
4.   ERWIN BURGGRAF
5.  BRETT LEFEBRE
6.  JIGNESH PATEL (JIGGY)
7.  HARRY MCDERMOTT

TIME STANDARDS COMMITTEEPERSON
TO REPRESENT ALL EMPLOYEES IN OAC [EXCLUDING SKILLED TRADES]
ONE [1] TO BE ELECTED
1.   RANDY PADDA
2.  ANGUS MONTOUTE

#1 ALTERNATE TIME STANDARDS COMMITTEEPERSON
TO REPRESENT ALL EMPLOYEES IN OAC [EXCLUDING SKILLED TRADES]
ONE [1] TO BE ELECTED
1.     GURPS KANG
2.     IVAN TRDINA

HEALTH AND SAFETY REPRESENTATIVE
OAC – #2 SHIFT ONLY
ONE [1] TO BE ELECTED
1.   EMIL MESIC
2.   KAREN BOS

HEALTH AND SAFETY REPRESENTATIVE
OAC – #3 SHIFT ONLY
ONE [1] TO BE ELECTED
1.     MIKE GIBSON [ACCLAMATION]

ALTERNATE HEALTH AND SAFETY REPRESENTATIVE
OAC – A SHIFT
ONE [1] TO BE ELECTED
1.   TODD CAIRD
2.  JIM MCKENZIE
3.  LISA BEADLE
4.  MICHAEL LA GROTTA
5.  IVAN TRDINA

ALTERNATE HEALTH AND SAFETY REPRESENTATIVE
OAC – B SHIFT
ONE [1] TO BE ELECTED
1.     JOHN MULLIN [ACCLAMATION]

BENEFIT REPRESENTATIVE
TO REPRESENT ALL EMPLOYEES IN OAC
ONE [1] TO BE ELECTED
1.     PAUL IVEY
2.     PAUL SEGURO
3.  ANTHONY HOLT

ALTERNATE BENEFIT REPRESENTATIVE
TO REPRESENT ALL EMPLOYEES IN OAC
ONE [1] TO BE ELECTED
1.   TIM BATKE
2.   FRANK LAZZARINO
3.  “XAVIER”
4.  JOANNE FARMER
5.  VERONICA ELLIOTT
6.  ANTHONY HOLT
7.  IVAN TRDINA

EAP CO-ORDINATOR
TO REPRESENT ALL EMPLOYEES IN OAC
ONE [1] TO BE ELECTED
1.     TREVOR MASON
2.     ADAM ECHLIN

ALTERNATE EAP CO-ORDINATOR
TO REPRESENT ALL EMPLOYEES IN OAC
ONE [1] TO BE ELECTED
1.     JEFF WATSON
2.     ROZ VILLELLA

EMPLOYMENT EQUITY REPRESENTATIVE
TO REPRESENT ALL EMPLOYEES IN OAC
ONE [1] TO BE ELECTED
1.     LEDDA MACERA
2.     LINA RONDEAU

ALTERNATE EMPLOYMENT EQUITY REPRESENTATIVE
TO REPRESENT ALL EMPLOYEES IN OAC
ONE [1] TO BE ELECTED
1.     STACY POOLER [ACCLAMATION]

WORKPLACE SAFETY AND INSURANCE BOARD
PLACEMENT CO-ORDINATOR IN OAC – “A” SHIFT
ONE [1] TO BE ELECTED
1.     IAN PARRY
2.     LINDSAY HINSHELWOOD

ALTERNATE WORKPLACE SAFETY AND INSURANCE BOARD
PLACEMENT CO-ORDINATOR IN OAC – “A” SHIFT
ONE [1] TO BE ELECTED
1.     MIKE VACCARELLA
2.     BOBBI-JO PALKO
3.  LISA BEADLE
4.  JASON GRANCARIC

WORKPLACE SAFETY AND INSURANCE BOARD
PLACEMENT CO-ORDINATOR IN OAC – “B” SHIFT
ONE [1] TO BE ELECTED
1.     *CHRIS MCDOUGALL* [ACCLAMATION]

ALTERNATE WORKPLACE SAFETY AND INSURANCE BOARD
PLACEMENT CO-ORDINATOR IN OAC – “B” SHIFT
ONE [1] TO BE ELECTED
1.     PASQUALE PUGLIESE [ACCLAMATION]

ENVIRONMENT REPRESENTATIVE  OAC
ONE [1] TO BE ELECTED
1.     SHAUNA SIMMONS
2.     JAMIE NORTON

ALTERNATE ENVIRONMENT REPRESENTATIVE  OAC
ONE [1] TO BE ELECTED
1.     DAVE “SWEEP” ANDERSON [ACCLAMATION]

ERGONOMIC REPRESENTATIVE OAC
ONE [1] TO BE ELECTED
1.   MIKE BAILEY
2.  KEVIN BATALLA “PRO PATRIA”
3.  JAMES HOPKINS

ALTERNATE ERGONOMIC REPRESENTATIVE OAC
ONE [1] TO BE ELECTED
1.   “KERRY” KANG
2.   RICK NABERT
3.  DAVE FORNER
4.  NICOLE HOWARD
5.  IVAN TRDINA

Issued: Feb 20/17
Take Down: Feb 23/17 Election Committee
/cd cope 343 Unifor Local 707

2016 Local Bargaining Language from the Office of the President

Sisters and Brothers

This is an update to advise you know that we are still waiting to have the local agreement booklet completed in print and PDF from 2016 bargaining. My intent was to get this to the membership sooner but as of yet it has still not been completed.

This will be posted as soon as I receive a completed copy but in the mean time I felt oit would be best to share the scanned documents and changes from bargaining.

These links below will provide you the amendments to Exhibit “B”, Health and Safety and Skilled Trades from 2016 Bargaining.

If you have any questions please call me at anytime

In Solidarity

Dave Thomas
President

Download Exhibit “B”

Download Health & Safety Language

Download Skilled Trades Language

Important information regarding your 2017-2019 Unifor Membership Cards


Brothers & Sisters,

By now everybody should have received their new 2017-2019 Unifor union card.  We have had several cards that have been sent back to the union hall through Canada Post for incorrect addresses.  You will need your card for upcoming elections as well as other union functions in the future. If you have not received your card, please notify your steward or contact the hall.

We can be reached by e-mail at uniforlocal707@uniforlocal707.ca or by calling us at 905.844.9451 Extn 0.

When calling please provide your updated address including your Master Number or GID and we will get it sent to you as soon as possible.

Thank-You

In Solidarity,

Dave Thomas
President
Unifor Local 707

 

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Active and Retiree Letter on 2016 Negotiated Changes and Health Care Booklet – November 2016 FINAL

Sisters and Brothers

Please be advised that the new Benefit Booklet and the explanation of changes letter provided by Ford Motor Company have now been added to the Benefits section of our Web-page and Local Smart Phone App.

Download Letter  on Negotiated Changes Here

Download Health Care Booklet Here

If you require more information you can always check out the Health Care section of our web-page located Here

In Sol,

Dave Thomas
President

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Local 707

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Brothers and Sisters:

Just wanted to take a minute to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. It was a tough year to say the least. We all need some much needed holiday time to spend with our loved ones. Have a great holiday and looking forward to 2017.

In Solidarity
Dave

I have included some photos from Retiree’s Christmas  Luncheon – Photo Credit – Arnie De Vaan

 

 

Unifor local 707 Bar Hours for Holiday Shutdown 2016/2017

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NOTICE BAR
CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR’S SHUTDOWN

UNIFOR Local 707 BAR will be closed

FROM 8:00 p.M.
Friday, December 16, 2016

Reopening
Thursday, January 5, 2017 at  2:00 p.M.

Issued:          Dec 8/16                                         By Order of the
Take Down: Jan 5/17                                              Executive Board
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Unifor Local 707 Office Holiday Schedule 2016-2017

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NOTICE CHRISTMAS 2016

The Local 707 Union Office will be closed from

Monday, December 26, 2016
and will re-open
Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.

Issued:             Dec 8/16                             Dave Thomas
Take Down:    Jan 4/17                                     President
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Unifor Family Education Program 2017

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Ever thought of taking a family holiday with your union? Want to meet people from across Canada, learn about our new union and issues facing Canadian families, and enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world?

If the answer is yes then you should apply for the Unifor Family Education Program.


Since the early 1970’s our Union has offered a Family Education Program for members and their families.  If selected by the local/national union to attend, the member agrees to give up his/her vacation time and the national union covers costs for meals and accommodations, and where required, air travel.

The program takes place in the summer at the Unifor Family Education Centre in Port Elgin, Ontario. A call letter is sent to all Unifor locals in January, with a registration deadline in April. Selection is complete by early May.

Preteens participate in recreational programs run by fully-trained child care workers and counselors.

Teenagers participate in a specially-designed program which recognizes their unique interests but also incorporates the issues of social unionism in their curriculum.

Adults, both members and their spouse/partner, combine learning and recreational activities and come away from the program with a better understanding of how to integrate trade unionism and social activism in the life of the family and community. Through small group discussions, case studies, video presentations, guest speakers, role plays, art, music and other activities, participants draw from their own experiences and learn from each other about environmental, workplace, political, human rights, and social issues affecting all of us, our families, and working people around the world.

Every Unifor member, and all immediate family members, including dependent children up to 18 years of age, are eligible to attend the Family Education Program.

For more information about applying to attend the Family Education Summer Program, contact your Local Union Executive or Education Committee.


Materials:

2017 Call Letter and Application Form

Click here to print an information flyer to post in your workplace.

Click here to watch the FEP promotional video

Unifor Family Education Program

Ever thought of taking a family holiday with your union? Want to meet people from across Canada, learn about our new union and issues facing Canadian families, and enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world?

 

 

Unifor Ford Ratification Results 58% Ratified

Election Results by Location

Windsor 89% in Favour
Edmonton  76% in Favour
Bramalea 60% in Favour
Oakville 45%  in Favour Production
(Oakville Trades  120 in Favour 110 Against)

Oakville Total including all
3236 Votes

1449 in Favour
1779 Against
8 Spolied

58% Ratified
4669 Total Votes cast
2704 Yes
1995 No

Local 707 specific gains

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Unifor autoworkers ratify agreement with Ford

TORONTO, Nov. 6, 2016 /CNW/ – Unifor concludes negotiations with the Detroit Three automakers, after members ratify a four-year contract with Ford securing $713 million in investment, new product, more than 500 jobs, and wage improvements.

“With the Ford ratification, our union has secured more good, unionized jobs at all of the Detroit Three automakers,” said Unifor National President Jerry Dias. “We solidified a footprint for the future of auto in Canada and none of this would have happened if our union was not willing to fight for principles and to do it together.”

All three tentative agreements with Ford were ratified by members. Across all bargaining units, the contract was approved with a vote of 58 per cent. This number is broken down as, production members voting 56 per cent and skilled trades with 72 per cent. The office units represented by Local 240 in Windsor ratified with 97 per cent, while Local 1324 in Bramalea had 100 per cent approval. The new agreement achieved the union’s top priority to secure investment, product and jobs at the Windsoroperations and it follows the pattern of financial gains achieved with GM and Fiat-Chrysler.

“Bargaining is always tough, but reaching this contract was no small feat. I am proud of our collective efforts that made it possible,” said Unifor Ford Bargaining Committee Chair, Chris Taylor at Local 200 in Windsor. “We now have a solid path that will bring back those on lay-off and offer our members the job security they deserve for the coming years.”

Ford employs more than 6,700 Unifor members. Highlights of the new contract include:

  • A total of $713 million in investment and engine product commitments;
  • Two general wage increases of 2% each over the life of the contract;
  • A signing bonus of $6,000 and a $2,000 lump sum in the second, third and fourth year of the contract, both of which total $12,000 over the next four years;
  • Significant improvements to the in-progression wage grid that will provide thousands of dollars of new money in income earnings and higher pay to new members (under ten years of service);
  • Benefit improvements and a 50% reduction of the health deductible for retirees;
  • An improved Team Leader rate; and
  • Significant work practice improvements for operations and facilities.

 

“Our success in these negotiations should be a reminder to all employers and the government about the kind of jobs and economy that Unifor is fighting for,” Dias said.

For background information on all sets of Detroit Three talks, go to www.unifor.org/AutoTalks16. Unifor is Canada’s largest union in the private sector, representing more than 310,000 workers, including 23,050 at the Detroit Three companies. It was formed Labour Day weekend 2013 when the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers union merged.

SOURCE Unifor

For further information: To arrange an interview, please contact Unifor Communications Director Denise Hammond at Denise Hammond@Unifor.org or 416-707-5794 (cell).

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REPEAT POSTING****Special Notice 2016 Ratification Meeting Unifor Local 707

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FORD CANADA – O.A.C.

All members of the Local 707 Ford Bargaining Unit are strongly encouraged to attend the
2016 Ratification meeting.

LOCAL 707 SKILLED TRADES
TIME: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
DOORS WILL BE OPENED AT 7:00 a.m.

LOCAL 707 MEMBERS
START TIME: 10:30 a.m.
DOORS WILL BE OPENED AT 9:30 a.m.
Ballot Boxes will open at 11:30 a.m.

DATE: Sunday, November 6, 2016

PLACE: The International Centre,
6900 Airport Rd, Mississauga ON L4V 1E8

Voting will be by 2014-2016 union cards only

Dave Thomas
President
Unifor Local 707

Issued: October 31, 2016
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Special Notice 2016 Ratification Meeting Unifor Local 707

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FORD CANADA – O.A.C.

All members of the Local 707 Ford Bargaining Unit are strongly encouraged to attend the
2016 Ratification meeting.

LOCAL 707 SKILLED TRADES
TIME: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
DOORS WILL BE OPENED AT 7:00 a.m.

LOCAL 707 MEMBERS
START TIME: 10:30 a.m.
DOORS WILL BE OPENED AT 9:30 a.m.
Ballot Boxes will open at 11:30 a.m.

DATE: Sunday, November 6, 2016

PLACE: The International Centre,
6900 Airport Rd, Mississauga ON L4V 1E8

 

Voting will be by 2014-2016 union cards only

Dave Thomas
President
Unifor Local 707

Issued: October 31, 2016
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Unanimously Endorsed Tentative Agreement with Ford and Unifor

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Brothers and Sisters:

I’m sure by now everyone has heard last night we were able to avert a strike with a tentative agreement with Ford Motor Company. We can certainly appreciate everyone’s frustration last night as the deadline approached. It was crucial to the process that the membership of local 707 remained on their jobs until the last possible moment. This sent a clear message to the company that although we were willing to take legal action if necessary we were disciplined enough not to give the company the upper hand. Again as always a big thank you to the membership. We couldn’t have accomplished what we did had it not been for your support and solidarity.

I would like to report that the local bargaining team has unanimously supported the tentative agreement reached last night. Our commitment to the membership was that we would follow our mandate and return with the best agreement possible. Although we weren’t successful in attaining everything we set out to achieve.  I can say we have made substantial gains not only from a master level but especially from a local level.  This was the most difficult set of bargaining we have had in a long time not only because of the greed the corporation displayed but also because of the unique set of circumstances we were faced with.

Our ratification meeting will be held this Sunday November 6th at the International Centre, 6900 Airport Rd Mississauga On. The skilled trades specific meeting will take place staring at 8 am doors open at 7 followed by the whole membership ratification beginning at 10:30. I would urge everyone to attend and receive firsthand information of the details of the agreement. Voting will be by 2014-2016 union card ONLY.

In Solidarity

Dave Thomas
President Unifor Local 707

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Unanimously Endorsed Tentative Agreement with Ford and Unifor

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Brothers and Sisters:

I’m sure by now everyone has heard last night we were able to avert a strike with a tentative agreement with Ford Motor Company. We can certainly appreciate everyone’s frustration last night as the deadline approached. It was crucial to the process that the membership of local 707 remained on their jobs until the last possible moment. This sent a clear message to the company that although we were willing to take legal action if necessary we were disciplined enough not to give the company the upper hand. Again as always a big thank you to the membership. We couldn’t have accomplished what we did had it not been for your support and solidarity.

I would like to report that the local bargaining team has unanimously supported the tentative agreement reached last night. Our commitment to the membership was that we would follow our mandate and return with the best agreement possible. Although we weren’t successful in attaining everything we set out to achieve.  I can say we have made substantial gains not only from a master level but especially from a local level.  This was the most difficult set of bargaining we have had in a long time not only because of the greed the corporation displayed but also because of the unique set of circumstances we were faced with.

Our ratification meeting will be held this Sunday November 6th at the International Centre, 6900 Airport Rd Mississauga On. The skilled trades specific meeting will take place staring at 8 am doors open at 7 followed by the whole membership ratification beginning at 10:30. I would urge everyone to attend and receive firsthand information of the details of the agreement. Voting will be by 2014-2016 union card ONLY.

 

In Solidarity

Dave Thomas
President Unifor Local 707

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#Unifor Local 707 ~ The Hateful Eight Update

Unifor Local 707 #AutoTalks16 Bargaining Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brothers and Sisters

As the strike deadline comes near I would like to report that progress continues to be slow. We as a local bargaining committee are continuing to try and reach an agreement before the 11:59 deadline.  

Your local bargaining team in conjunction with the national union have been working diligently to try and find solutions in order to put together the best collective agreement possible for our members.

There are a few things I would like to point out as the deadline closes in. It is imperative that all members remain on their jobs right up until the time either a strike or a tentative agreement is reached.

It would put the bargaining teams at a huge disadvantage if the membership jumped the gun and walked out early so please I ask that you remain on your jobs until the appropriate information is released.

In the event a strike occurs please leave the workplace as calmly and as peacefully as possible. The leadership will be setting up the picket lines at the appropriate gates but I’m sure all volunteers would be welcome. I just ask that we organize in a peaceful and respectful way.

In the event we reach a tentative agreement the outlook is as follows. Stay on your jobs and obviously finish your shift. There will be no need for anyone to show up at the union hall on Tuesday morning to register for strike duty.

If we are successful in reaching a tentative agreement before the strike deadline our ratification meeting will be held Sunday November 6th at 8 am for skilled trade’s specific issues and at 10:30am for all local 707 members. The meeting will be held at the Toronto International Center 6900 Airport RD Mississauga.

Once again I cannot say enough about the solidarity you the membership have given the local bargaining committee. Your strength and support has certainly been a lifeline for us. Once again on behalf of the local bargaining committee aka (The Hateful Eight) thank-you for your overwhelming support.

In Solidarity

Dave Thomas

President Unifor Local 707