Unifor Local 27 Retirees Chapter

Retired from the job, but not the fight

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Toronto Star Column Makes Clear Hudak Threat to Labour

In a pointed column in today’s Toronto Star, writer Martin Regg Cohn clearly outlines the threat that Hudak poses to organized labour. Despite the deep divisions within the Tory membership over the fight being picked with labour (his convention floor split right down the middle on the issue last weekend), Hudak is clearly doubling down behind this attack on union security.

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This video opened the founding convention of Unifor, a new union formed from the merging of the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communication, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada.

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What Tim Hudak is Planning for Ontario

Made In The USA: Tim Hudak's plan to cut your wages

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First Unifor Retiree Conference

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At this annual conference, resolutions submitted by the retired workers chapters and area councils are debated and approved. These resolutions will form the briefs and lobbies for all levels of government to protect the rights and dignity for all senior citizens.

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Community Chapters a bold new initiative

Delegates to the founding convention of Unifor endorsed a new model of unionism this afternoon by embracing the new union’s unique plan to establish community chapters across Canada.

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Labour Day Picnic, Host LDLC

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the London and District Labour Council hosted their annual Labour Day picnic. It was a day to celebrate the important role unions and the labour movement have in ensuring workplace and labour rights, and the considerable contributions that unions make to communities. Many turned out for an enjoyable and relaxing event with plenty of food and drinks, and lots of entertainment for the kids. The fun started at noon in Thames Park just South of Horton St. on Ridout St. with wrap up around 400pm.

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Dias: “We will build a better society for all”

Founding Unifor National President Jerry Dias comes into office promising that Canada’s largest private sector union will be a positive force in this country for rights and needs of all citizens.

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Pollster says Unifor has role for all Canadians

Canadian pollster and pundit Allan Gregg enthralled the delegates at the Unifor convention with his observations and analysis of the Harper government’s war on reason and working families.

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Convention Photos Aug. 30 - Sept. 1

Compilations of the official convention photos are available here

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CAW head Ken Lewenza resigns before historic union merger

Ken Lewenza, Canadian Auto Workers president, is resigning and won’t run for the top job in Unifor, the new merged union. Ken Lewenza, who has led the Canadian Auto Workers for five tumultuous years, is stepping down and won’t run for the top job in the country’s new super union during a historic merger later this month, sources say. The sources confirmed Wednesday that the fiery Lewenza and Dave Coles, president of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers, will leave their current posts and join other leaders in endorsing Jerry Dias, a senior CAW official, for the top job at a founding convention.

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Mass Healthcare Rally

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When the premiers met in Niagara-on-the-Lake We were there to tell them to Take a Stand for Medicare We told Prime Minister Stephen Harper to Renew Canada’s Health Accord. The Harper government is retreating from a federal government role in social programs and services that create equity and improve social progress. Key programs like health care are facing cuts, and national standards are being abandoned.

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Retired Workers Picnic

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2013 London / Woodstock Retired Workers Area Council Picnic CAW retirees from St Thomas, Stratford, Woodstock, Ingersoll and Sarnia retiree chapters were all invited to attend. St. Thomas. Local 1520 Hosted this years picnic at beautiful Pinafore Park in St. Thomas. A good time was had by all.

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Unifor Constitution Now Available

The Constitution that will be presented to CAW and CEP members at the founding convention of Unifor is now available here. A copy of the Constitution and the Merger Agreement have been mailed to member locals.

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A Celebration of the Life of Georgina Anderson

On June the 18th at 3:30 pm Local 27 will be hosting "A Celebration of the Life of Georgina Anderson". Many speakers including Ken Lewenza and Hector McLellan will salute Gina's life, loves and accomplishments. Please plan on attending this event and join Gina's family and friends in Celebrating Gina's Life.

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Changing Names for Changing Times

May 30 will be a date to remember. It was the day thousands tuned in — some in person, many online — to find out the long awaited name of our new union.

The word “Unifor” appeared on screen midway through a spectacular public event in Toronto. The new name appeared alongside a bold new logo — a shield housing a stylized letter “U” in the middle, reflecting the coming together of two unions.

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