Unifor Local 27 Retirees Chapter

Retired from the job, but not the fight

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January Chapter Meeting Cancelled

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Due to the Union Hall being unavailable on the planned day of the January meeting, the executive has decided to cancel the meeting.

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'Hang up': RCMP intelligence officer weighs in on scam calls frustrating Canadians

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For many Canadians, these calls involve a robotic voice informing the listener that they are in imminent danger of arrest or a lawsuit, before proceeding to ask for personal information. Many Canadians report receiving multiple calls a day.

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Monty Fielding - A Celebration of Life

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On Saturday, November 16th from 2pm to 4pm, Unifor Local 27 will be hosting a Celebration of Life for Monty Fielding

Monty passed away peacefully at Victoria Hospital on October 23rd, 2019 after a short battle with cancer.

Please join Monty's family and friends in celebrating a life of generosity, love and laughter.

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National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2019


Cyber Security Awareness Month is an internationally recognized campaign held each October to inform the public of the importance of cybersecurity. This campaign is focused on helping all Canadians be more secure online, by being informed and knowing the simple steps to take to protect themselves, their families, their workplace and their devices. The month is divided by themes which highlight different aspects of cybersecurity.

Read more on www.getcybersafe.gc.ca

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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The Secret Moves to Increase Private Health Care

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Doug Ford's attack on public healthcare has begun.

The Toronto Star just reported that a secret group made up Ford's Conservatives and big corporation are preparing a major campaign to lay the groundwork for American-style, for-profit healthcare in Ontario.

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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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