Unifor Local 27 Retirees Chapter

Retired from the job, but not the fight

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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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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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