Unifor Local 27 Retirees Chapter

Retired from the job, but not the fight

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Company Directors Receive Jail Sentences, Corporation Fined $250,000 After Worker Dies in Fall

Some good may come from a very tragic event. It’s baby steps but heading the right way to emphasize that education/prevention has always been the solution. It also sends out a strong signal that hopefully will get employers attention. Kill A Worker…Go To Jail!

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How Harper Killed Medicare — And Got Away With It

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As a result of Harper’s cuts to the GST, personal and corporate taxes, Ottawa now collects about $45 billion less revenue per year. No wonder we’re told we can’t afford anything but austerity. We’ll be told we can no longer afford a public health care system. What we won’t be told is that the revenue to pay for a public health care system has been spent already — in tax cuts.

By Linda McQuaig

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Retirees Christmas Lunch

Last Saturday's retirees Christmas Lunch was a great success, the food was marvelous and the companionship and conversation was engaging!

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Retirees Christmas Lunch

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Our first Christmas Lunch was a great success. A good time was had by all attendees and the food was fabulous!

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Rally At Queen’s Park Protests Proposed Health Care Changes

Rally At Queen’s Park Protests Proposed Health Care Changes

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Health Care Rally

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More than 3,000 people, including dozens of Londoners, have rallied in front of Queen’s Park to protest proposed changes to the province’s health care system. The demonstration, which began at noon on Friday, is in response to concerns the province is looking at contracting hospital services out to private clinics. .

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One of our Members was the Recipient of the Agnes McPhail Award at the Ontario NDP Convention

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Pre-Retirement Course from CURC

The Congress of Union Retirees of Canada conducts pre-retirement courses in a number of centres for small groups of about 20 people who want to learn more about retirement.

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Congratulations Caspar & Susie!

This month congratulations go out to Caspar & Susie Vanderhelm celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary.

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Happy Birthday UNIFOR !!

In one year, UNIFOR has established itself as a force to be reckoned with and a dynamic presence in defending workers' rights and seeking equality for all Canadians.

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Irene Mathyssen Re-Election Fund Raising Dinner

Join Irene Mathyssen at Saffron`s for a Elegant four course dinner and help support her in her re-election campaign.

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Western Fair Info Booth

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The retiree’s executive coordinated with the CURC executive to set up a yearly information booth in the Western Fair Progress building. It was well received and it was wet, London was half drowned that day with torrential downpours!

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This Labour Day, Ontario is Benefiting from the "Union Advantage

A year from today, Canada could be in the throes of a federal election. Stephen Harper’s Conservatives have already started laying the groundwork for their re-election campaign, and two important themes are emerging: jobs and the economy.

A key battleground will be Ontario. Our province is vital to Harper’s re-election plans, because it sent plenty of Conservative MPs to Ottawa last time around – enough to give Harper a majority government, despite the fact that the Conservatives flopped completely in Quebec.

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Inside the Labour Campaign That Stopped Hudak

In all of the coverage of the Ontario election and the new Wynne government, the media has completely overlooked one of the most important stories of them all.

What people don't realize is that the labour movement came together in an unprecedented way to defeat Progressive Conservative party leader Tim Hudak, and kept the U.S. anti-union movement out of Canada.

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Finding Balance - Fall Prevention

Falls prevention isn’t just about stopping falls before they happen. It’s about continuing to enjoy life’s simple moments; it’s about playing with our grandchildren and keeping up with old friends. Most of all, falls prevention is about keeping our independence.
Falls can result in injuries that limit your ability to move and to remain active and independent. Research tells us that 4 of every 10 nursing home admissions are the result of falling.

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