Member Survey *******Unifor Local 707 Picnic ~ Save the Date June 24th 2017 ~


                  

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NOTICE 63RD ANNUAL PICNIC

SAFARI NIAGARA

DATE:       Saturday, June 24, 2017

PLACE:     2821 Stevensville Rd,

                          Stevensville, ON L0S 1S0

TIME:         Registration 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

 

COST:     Members and Immediate Family and

                   Adults and Children Over 6 – $10.00
Children 3 to 5 years – $5.00
Children 2 and under FREE
Retirees and Spouses/Partners – $5.00
Non-Members – $36.00

 PRIZES FOR KIDS AND MEMBERS RAFFLE

ALL KIDS RACES ARE BACK!!

INCLUDING TUG OF WAR, EGG TOSS, DUNK TANK, FISHING, DERBY,

PEDDLE CAR TIME TRIALS

COME FEED THE ANIMALS AND RIDE THE PARK TROLLEY

BRING YOUR FISHING RODS AND NON-BARBED HOOKS

NEW!!!    Please go to the following link to fill in the required fields

for the Picnic.  RSVP for the Food Count and Prizes:Click Here

www.surveymonkey.com/r/FZZCFP3

 

 **LUNCH IS PROVIDED**

For further information about the picnic, please contact Linda Asselin at linasselin@yahoo.com

Issued: May 4/17 Dave Thomas
Take Down: Jun 26/17 President
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Picnic Chair
Unifor Local 707

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unifor Local 707 Canada’s Wonderland Exclusive Ticket Offer!

Unifor Local 707
Member Ticket Programs

Tickets Starting At
$36.99 Reg*
$34.99 jr/sr
$48.99 Two Day Pass*

Purchase tickets by June 30, 2017 for the rates listed!
Plus Processing Fee and HST
*Depending on Time of Purchase

canadaswonderland.com • 905-832-7400
Log online to
canadaswonderland.com/affiliate
and enter the
user name –  cw-unifor707
and password –  member2017 

For groups of 25+ or more, contact Nancy Grant at (416) 315-1180.

Ask about team building programs, awards ceremonies, staff appreciation events and Corporate family picnics!

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THE NEXT WOMEN’S COMMITTEE MEETING ON Sunday, May 28, 2017 TIME: 9:00 a.m.


NOTICE ALL SISTERS PLEASE ATTEND

THE NEXT WOMEN’S COMMITTEE MEETING
ON

Sunday, May 28, 2017
TIME: 9:00 a.m.

Before the Membership Meeting

TO BE HELD AT

LOCAL 707 UNION HALL
Conference Room

 

Dave Thomas
President

Jan Smith

Women’s Committee Co-Chair

Issued:           Apr 24/17                                           Lina Rondeau

Take Down:   May 29/17                                Women’s Advocate

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Unifor Local 707 Executive Board Meeting Monday May 1 2017

NOTICE EXECUTIVE BOARD

DATE:     Monday, May 1, 2017
TIME:       2:30 p.m.
PLACE:   Unifor Local 707 Union Hall

IT IS IMPORTANT THAT ALL EXECUTIVE OFFICERS ATTEND THIS MEETING

Issued:             Apr 19/17                                  By Order of the
Take Down:       May 2/17                                 Executive Board
Unifor Local 707

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Unifor Local 707 Run off Election Results April 20 2017

Executive Board Election Results

PRESIDENT
ONE (1) TO BE ELECTED
1. DAVE THOMAS [ELECTED]

VICE PRESIDENT
ONE (1) TO BE ELECTED
1. MARK SCIBERRAS [ELECTED]
FINANCIAL SECRETARY
ONE (1) TO BE ELECTED
1. BRETT LEFEBRE [ELECTED]

RECORDING SECRETARY
ONE (1) TO BE ELECTED
1.  JANET WARREN [ELECTED]

TRUSTEES
THREE (3) TO BE ELECTED
1.    KINDER SIDHU [ELECTED]
2.   KATE PENKETT [ELECTED]
3.  HEATHER LONGER [ELECTED]

SERGEANT-AT-ARMS
ONE (1) TO BE ELECTED
1.  MARK BABINEAU [ELECTED]

 

GUIDE
ONE (1) TO BE ELECTED
1.  JOE AMATO [ELECTED]

EDUCATION CHAIRPERSON
ONE (1) TO BE ELECTED
1.     KYLE ROZOSKI [ELECTED]

UNION IN POLITICS CHAIRPERSON
ONE (1) TO BE ELECTED
1.  IAIN FLEMING [ACCLAMATION]
Issued: Apr 20/17
Take Down: May 23/17 Election Committee
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In Plant Run Off Election Results

NOTICE

ELECTION RESULTS

FOR

PAINT/BAMR/QC

‘B’ SHIFT

ALTERNATE STEWARD

1 (ONE) TO BE ELECTED

1.  JOE SCHWIEG    [ELECTED]

For a (3) THREE YEAR TERM

Issued: Apr 20/17
Take Down: May 23/17 Election Committee
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Local 707 Pref Hires Meeting

Brothers and Sisters

I have been asked by several members from Windsor if it would be possible to hold a meeting at the local union hall this Sunday after the General Membership Meeting. I have certainly agreed. The topic of conversation is obviously the language negotiated in 2016 concerning the pref hires ability to return to their jobs in Windsor if availability arises. The meeting will commence at 2PM Sunday April 23rd after the General Membership Meeting.

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In Solidarity

Dave Thomas
President
Unifor Local 707

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.

 

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Issued:           Apr 5/17                                                                                            Dave Thomas

Take Down:   May 5/17                                                                                                   President

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POSITIONS OPENING ~We are currently accepting applications for the positions of One (1) Full Time and One (1) Alternate Health & Safety Instructor.

NOTICE


POSITIONS OPENING

ONE (1) FULL TIME HEALTH & SAFETY INSTRUCTOR
ONE (1) ALTERNATE HEALTH & SAFETY INSTRUCTOR

We are currently accepting applications for the positions of
One (1) Full Time and One (1) Alternate Health & Safety Instructor.

Requirements to fill these positions include the ability to train, flexibility in scheduling, commitment to a successful program, communication skills and a good working knowledge of Health & Safety principles.

Candidates must be strong Union activists.
Resumes with qualifications and background experience should be submitted to:
President’s Office
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.

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Issued: Apr 5/17 Dave Thomas
Take Down: May 5/17 President
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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

NOTICE EASTER FOOD DRIVE Thursday, April 13, 2017

NOTICE

EASTER FOOD DRIVE

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

It is that time of year when we should think of people less fortunate than ourselves. The shelves at Oakville’s Fareshare Foodbank are low and in need of our assistance. We ask our members to give generously this year by making a cash donation or by donating non-perishable food items such as:

 

Dry Soup
Canned Pasta (e.g. Ravioli)
Powdered Laundry Soap
Instant Coffee
Side Dishes (Pasta/Rice/Potato)
Cookies/Crackers
Cake Mixes/Icing
Hot/Cold Breakfast Cereal
Diapers #4 #5 and #6 Diapers ONLY
Canned Ham (Large Oval Tins)
Canned Salmon / Fruit / Potatoes
Canned Chunky Stew/Tomatoes
Pancake Mix / Syrup
Canned Luncheon Meats/Peas
Canned Soup (Medium/Large)
Baby Food Junior Jars (Fruits & Vegetables & Meat)
Powdered Baby Formula: Similac, Good Start, Enfamil A+
Kids Snacks:  Rice Crispy Squares / Raisins (Small Boxes)
Baby Cereal
Baby Biscuits
Thank you for your help.

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Issued:                 Mar 29/17                                                                                        Dave Thomas

Take Down          Apr 18/17                                                                                                 President

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Community Services Chair

Unifor Local 707

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

CERTIFICATION OF ELECTION and RUN-OFF ELECTION

Brothers and Sisters

There seems to be some confusion as to the 50 percent rule concerning the election of Trustees.

I have requested the Election Committee to touch base with the National Union on their perspective.   Below is the language taken under Section 2 from the Guide for Local Union Elections.  Based on the numbers and the way the votes are tabulated Brother Kinder Sidhu is elected as Trustee.  The Runoff Election for the following 2 spots will be between the following 4 candidates:

  1. Kate Penkett
  2. Marlon Palmer
  3. Heather Longer
  4. Trevor Hogarth

The Election Committee has been very studious in their endeavours and on behalf of the membership I thank them for all their hard work to this point in the election process.

In Solidarity,

Dave Thomas

I.                  CERTIFICATION OF ELECTION and RUN-OFF ELECTION

(4)          Local Unions must elect three Trustees at the same time. In the election of three Trustees, the majority is determined in the following manner:

 

  •        Trustees are elected simultaneously and there is no distinction between the three offices and the membership is entitled to vote for three (3) Trustees.
  •        Where there are less than seven (7) candidates, the three (3) candidates receiving the greatest number of votes shall be declared elected.
  • Where there are seven (7) or more candidates, the majority point is determined by adding the total votes cast for the office of Trustee, dividing by the number of positions to be filled [which is three (3)], again dividing by two (2), which will determine the 50% mark, and then adding one (1) to determine the majority point.
  • In the event more than three (3) candidates receive a majority vote, the three (3) candidates with the greatest majority shall be declared elected.
  • Where there are seven (7) or more candidates and no candidate receives a majority, the runoff is confined to the six (6) candidates receiving the greatest number of votes .
  • Where there are seven (7) or more candidates and only one candidate receives a majority, the run-off is confined to the candidates who finished in second, third, forth, and fifth positions.
  • Where there are seven (7) or more candidates and only two (2) candidates receive a majority, the run-off is confined to the candidates who finished in third and fourth positions.

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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