Unifor Local 27 Retirees Chapter

Retired from the job, but not the fight

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Lifespin Details

Jackie from Life*Spin was our March speaker, here are the details on times and acceptable donations that we promised to make available to the chapter.

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Edith Mary Johnston Obituary

Edith Mary Johnston, of London, Ontario died peacefully on March 4th in Mount Hope Long Term Care in her 99th year.

Edith is remembered as a leader and mentor within the labour movement.

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A New Face in the Executive

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The March meeting saw elections held for delegates to attend various labour/retiree functions, we also held an election for the executive position of Vice-Chair, this election was won by Larry Cushing.

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GM Oshawa Closure Updates


The following PDF files cover the original Oshawa closure announcement, follow up announcements and any responses from Unifor or other pertinent sources.

We will also include some News coverage that might be of interest at the bottom of the article.

Monday, Jan 7th, Article Updated, Negotiation News


Tuesday, Jan. 8th, Article Updated, New Website and Response to Jerry Dias


Friday, Jan. 11th, Petition Update, Megan Crawford shared an update on Keep the GM Oshawa Assembly Plant open petition


Tuesday, Jan. 15th, GM reaffirms Oshawa closure after meetings with Ontario and federal officials

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Come to Windsor to Support Autoworkers and Keep GM Jobs in Canada.


The Unifor National is organizing a major rally in Windsor on January 11 at 11 am at Dieppe park. In support of our members at GM.

Here is a link to the Rally information:


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Another 16 Call Centres Linked to CRA Scam Busted in India: RCMP

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The RCMP says an additional 16 call centres linked to the Canada Revenue Agency phone scam have been dismantled by Indian authorities.

Police said the call centres involved are believed to be among those behind the threatening phone messages commonly received by Canadians. The callers pose as CRA agents and demand payment of fines or tax debts, usually in Bitcoin, on a threat of prosecution.

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Top 5 Holiday Scams To Watch Out For This Year

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The holiday season can be both exciting and stressful. Between parties, gift giving and travel, it’s easy to get distracted and let your guard down.

But now is the time to be on high alert and watch out for fraud, because nothing kills the holiday spirit like getting conned out of your hard-earned money.

Here’s how to protect yourself from this year’s top holiday scams that are easy to fall for.

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Local 27 Retirees Christmas Lunch

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The Annual Local 27 Retirees' Chapter Christmas Lunch

There are a limited amount of tickets for the Christmas Lunch remaining, they will be made available at the Local 27 reception desk and (if any remain) at the December meeting.

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Twin Pines Remembrance Day Service 2018


Twin Pine Co-Op Remembrance Day Memorial service this year was once again a very moving and especially significant as we remember the Great War from a hundred years past.

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Don't call back: 'One ring scam' targets phones across Canada

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A Scam that loads hefty fees onto your phone bill is resurfacing across Canada.

The fraudsters behind the so-called “one ring scam” place calls that appear to originate overseas and hang up quickly. Curious victims return the anonymous missed call and inadvertently agree to fees that get piled onto their monthly bill.

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2018 Port Elgin Labour Day Parade

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The Grey Bruce Labour Council Unifor will hold their annual Labour Day parade in Port Elgin on Monday September 3rd.

Once again Local 27 will be supplying a bus for the retirees who wish to attend.

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Newsmakers London - Provincial Election - Hot Topic #2

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Host Jess Brady is joined by a panel of political experts, including Peter Bergmanis, to break down the major issues for Ontarians in the 2018 Provincial Election.

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United Way Recognizes Two of Our Own

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Bob Sexsmith and Hector McLellan were honoured with Certificates of Appreciation from the Dani Bartlett from the United Way

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NDP Support at the Save CFI Rally

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Local 27 Retirees were in attendance at both rallies to save the Cardiac Fitness Institute at Victoria Hospital.

LHSC is trying to close the Cardiac Fitness Institute after 37 years. The program is cost effective and saves lives. The latest research supports this despite what the hospital CEO is saying. Please join us to help us fight for this valuable program and the 1400-2000 Londoners that will be gravely affected by its closure.

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Local 27 Retirees' Chapter Elections

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Congratulations to the newly elected Retirees' Chapter Executive. Hector, Bob, Monty and Peter retained their positions on the executive and one new executive member was added with Bill Downie being elected to the position of Vice-Chair.

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