Unifor Local 27 Retirees Chapter

Retired from the job, but not the fight

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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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Digital Wills - A Survivor Checklist

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At the last retirees meeting we discussed the creation of a digital will, please take time to read the following article on the use, need and creation of digital wills. While a personal will is a legal document, a digital will is not, it is put into place with the specific aim of assisting your family or executors deal with or close off your digital or online presence.

This entire article should be considered as common sense suggestions only and should not be taken as legal or estate planning instructions. Please, if you do not understand a section or suggestion in this email feel free to contact me for clarification.

I have included a Digital Will template in Doc and pdf form for assistance in the creation of a digital will. This is a general use template only and will no doubt require alteration by every user.

Rick Eagar

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March is Fraud Prevention Month

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During March, the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) wants you to know more about the different scams fraudsters use to steal money or identities.
Each day, social media posts will be issued with information about a different scam. Share our tweets and Facebook posts with your friends and family, and talk about these scams. The more you know about a specific scam, the less likely you are to be a victim.

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CRA Scam Alert

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The 2017 tax season is upon us and with it the low-life telephone scammers are out in force.

Government agencies are reporting that the C.R.A. (Canada Revenue Agency) scams are once again targeting victims across Canada.

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Pharmacare: A Plan for Everyone

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Canada’s unions are proud that we’ve won health insurance coverage for many of our members. But we believe anyone with a health card should have coverage for the medicines they need. That’s why we’re working to win a universal prescription drug plan that covers everyone in Canada, regardless of their income, age or where they work or live.

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asrTrust Enhancements


The attached PDF file was sent out to all GM Retirees who fall under the asrTrust's benefits plans. We are posting this file for the benefit of anyone who might have missed this mailing.

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Twin Pines Remembrance Day Service 2017

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Every year the tenants of Twin Pines hold a very touching ceremony to commemorate the sacrifices made by members of our armed forces.

"Every year we try to remember, with some dignity, our Veterans who have lived in the Co-Op. Norm asked me to continue our small service for those who cannot make it downtown. In his and others memory we hope you can join us in the courtyard, children and friends are welcome."

- Bob Sexsmith

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A Video Tribute to Bob White

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Canadian labour leader Bob White, who was instrumental in creating the Canadian Auto Workers union passed away Feb. 16, 2017. The following is a video tribute to his life and accomplishments.

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BBB 12 Scams of Christmas


The holiday season is all about spending time with loved ones and celebrating the Spirit of Christmas. Unfortunately, this is when scammers prey on people’s holiday spirit, busy schedules, and generosity the most.

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We Own It: Day of Action

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From the CCAP (Citizens Coalition Against Privatization) Hydro One Not For Sale Campaign

**We are holding a day of action in Toronto on November 14, 2016

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Ontario workers are increasingly trapped in precarious part-time, temporary, contract and subcontracted jobs, as employers in every sector drive down wages and working conditions.

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