Unifor Local 27 Retirees Chapter

Retired from the job, but not the fight

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Defeat Conservative Anti-Worker Laws

A province-wide campaign launched last week against Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak will be rolling into London with an urgent all-union meeting on Thursday, March 20th. Calling Hudak’s claim that he has shelved his anti-worker scheme a dishonest tactical maneuver, Ontario’s labour movement is forging ahead with plans to travel the province and expose Hudak’s hidden agenda.

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Danger of Inappropriately Stored 9 Volt Batteries

A video has been lighting up social media, warning of improperly stored 9-volt batteries sparking devastating house fires.

The clip, first posted on the website kidsandcharacter.com, recounts how a battery fire destroyed the home of Fort Collins, CO, resident Dave Miller. It begins with the dramatic audio recording of Miller's call to 911.

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The Agenda with Steve Paikin: Reinventing Unions

From Right-to-Work proposals to Back-to-Work legislation and shrinking workforces in manufacturing, unions are under pressure to adapt to a new Ontario labour landscape. How does the union movement reshape itself for the 21st century and win the support of young workers and new Canadians?

This episode of The Agenda with Steve Paikin features Jenny Ahn, Affirmative Action Vice-President (Unifor), Glenn Wheeler, Canadian Office & Professional Employees Union, Kelly McPharland from The National Post nad Yasir Nagvi Liberal MPP, Ottawa Centre.

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Reinventing Unions Video

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Bill C-525: The NDP Wins Major Concessions

In a critical battle, the NDP has successfully driven back the Conservatives. Under heavy pressure from the NDP and facing unanimous expert testimony, the government agreed to change the voting rules for union accreditation set out in Bill C-525.

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NDP's Gates Wins Falls Race

Wayne Gates is Niagara Falls’ next MPP.
For the first time in 19 years, the provincial riding has gone orange.
The riding, which also includes Fort Erie and Niagara-on-the-Lake, chose the Niagara Falls city councillor to represent them at Queen’s Park.

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Act now to Save Canada Post!

On December 11, 2013, Canada Post announced drastic cutbacks to our public postal service.

The Conservative government supports Canada Post's plan to eliminate all door-to-door mail delivery and dramatically increase stamp prices. This is just the latest attack on your public postal service.

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Stand Up For Workers' Rights Against Bill C-525

Conservative Members of Parliament want to make it harder for people to form a union at work. They're trying to rush Bill C-525 through the House of Commons as fast as possible. The Committee studying the Bill is allowing only one day of witnesses. PSAC asks what's the big rush?

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Black History Month

Each February, Canadians take time to recognize, celebrate, remember and reflect on Black History Month. It is important to recognize and acknowledge the pivotal role our black forefathers played in the making of Canada, and, in particular, of London, Ontario.

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Unity Project Presentation

Jenny Butchart & Rebecca Waugh from "The Unity Project" gave the membership an excellent presentation.

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Movember Contest a Success !!

The Judging and final tally took place at today's Chapter meeting, A fun time was had by all the contestants and judges.

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Twin Pines Village Co-op Remembrance Day Ceremony

Members of the Retirees Chapter helped the residents of The Twin Pines Village Co-op observe Remembrance Day today. These are some of the Readings from the ceremony

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Remembrance Day

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These photos are from the annual Remembrance Day Observance held at the Twin Pines Housing Co-op

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This photo set is from the Retirees Chapters Movember contest running from the Nov. meeting till the Dec. meeting. These are the before and after photos of the contestants as well as photos from the judging of the contest. There are also shots of Jim Wilkes losing his 20 year mustache to raise funds for Prostate Cancer Research, Thanks Jim !!

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CURC Holds Largest-ever Convention

The Congress of Union Retirees of Canada marked its 20th Anniversary with its largest convention ever. The opening night panel featured Ed Broadbent and CLC Secretary-Treasurer Hassan Yussuff. It was webcast in both English and French. Six hundred people followed on line and submitted questions.

Videos of presentations by Broadbent and Yussuff will be posted on the CURC website. http://unionretiree.ca/curcs-11th-constitutional-convention-ottawa-oct-22-25-2013/

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Movember Contest Begins !!

The first annual UNIFOR Local 27 Retirees Chapter Movember mustache growing contest has begun !!

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