Re: Fuel Prices

Brothers and Sisters as I have said many times before Fuel prices in Ontario have always been a thorn in my side so to speak. Please see my letter dated today asking Premier Wynne to please anwer some of the questions put forth. Government’s must be held accountable

 

Kathleen Wynne May 2 2018

Response from Kathleen Wynne

 

Brothers and Sisters : you may remember at the beginning of April I published a letter that I wrote to The Premier of Ontario Kathleen Wynne outlining the outrageous fuel prices we incur in Ontario. I received a letter yesterday in response to my letter dated April 6th 2018. As I expected none of my questions were answered. I have attached both letters for reference. I plan to move forward and ask The Premier why she hasn’t addressed any of my concerns.

In Solidarity

Dave Thomas

Letter Premier Kathleen Wynne April 6 2018

Letter from The Premier of Ontario April 26 2018

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.