Unifor Local 27 Retirees Chapter

Retired from the job, but not the fight

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2016 Port Elgin Labour Day Parade

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The Grey Bruce Labour Council and the Canadian Auto Workers held their annual Labour Day parade in Port Elgin on Monday September 5th. It's turned into a Labour Day tradition, There was classic cars, three pipe bands and up to 1500 people walking in it. It kicks off the UNIFOR retirees conference at the UNIFOR centre (formerly the CAW Centre) which takes place during the week.

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In this Issue:

  • ORPP moves ahead
  • National Newspaper Awards
  • Pulp and Paper bargaining
  • Anti-harassment Statement
  • Women in trades supported
    and more
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June Retirees Meeting


June's retiree's meeting went very well with our guest speaker Brock Godfrey giving us and excellent presentation on Fraud Awareness.

Brock has also agreed to come back to London for our October meeting to give us the second part of his presentation called Passwords and Beyond.

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UNIFOR Health, Safety & Environment Newsletter Volume 4, No. 1

In this issue:

  • A Life in Error: from little slips to big disasters
  • Workplace Mental Health at the Bottom Line Conference 2016
  • Implementing the CSA Standard on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace
  • CCOHS Forum 2016 - The Changing World of Work
  • Occupational Cancer Symposium
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Ontario Noise Regulations
  • I will never get injured on the job. I will never have to deal with WCB
  • Health and Safety Training Takes Off in 2016
  • Sun Safety at Work
  • Hybrid Pacifica Proves a Hit on Earth Day
  • Climate tells us which clothes to BUY, and weather tells us which cloths to WEAR
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2016 Area Council Retirees’ Picnic

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Reminder to all our members that the Annual Unifor Area Council Picnic is being held at Unifor Local 88 In Ingersoll June 7th 2016.

Pot Luck Lunch. Bring Lawn Chairs. Start Time 10-30am.

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In this Issue:

  • Canada should rethink approach to trade
  • Rally hears about the many threats from TPP
  • Convention 2016 updates
  • Health care workers discuss future of health care at biannual conference
    and more
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Keep Hydro Public Rally


OPSEU is kindly providing a bus to and from the rally. There are limited seats available so please respond to this email or phone/txt/Facebook message me (Ange Thompson) to reserve your spot. The bus will be leaving OPSEU London office 1092 Dearness Drive 6am sharp on Tuesday May 31st. There is plenty of parking to leave your car. The rally is approximately 1 hour long, 9-10am then the bus will return us to Dearness Drive.

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Beware the Rise of Ransomware


The latest spin on a ransom note isn’t composed of letters clipped out of a newspaper. Increasingly, criminals are unleashing brash attacks on your PC and its data through a type of malicious software called ransomware.

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The Pulse - April 2016 - Volume 8, No 2

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In this Issue:

Health Accord Campaign

Unifor Send Equal pay Day Message

Paramedics Rally in Thunder Bay


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2016 Tolpuddle Award Ceremony

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This Collection is from the 2016 Tolpuddle Martyrs Ceremony held at the Tolpuddle Martyrs' memorial sculpture in Ivy Park, London Ont.

This Years recipient of the London & District Labour Council Tolpuddle Award was LDLC Sgt-at-Arms: Joe Wilson.

Hector McLellan, Patti Dalton, Irene Mathyssen - MP London-Fanshawe & Peggy Sattler - MPP London West were just some of the guest speakers

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The Story of the Tolpuddle Martyrs

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In the 1830s life in villages like Tolpuddle was hard and getting worse. Farm workers could not bear yet more cuts to their pay. Some fought back by smashing the new threshing machines but this brought harsh punishments.

In 1834, farm workers in west Dorset formed a trade union. Unions were lawful and growing fast but six leaders of the union were arrested and sentenced to seven years’ transportation for taking an oath of secrecy. A massive protest swept across the country. Thousands of people marched through London and many more organised petitions and protest meetings to demand their freedom.

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70% of Hydro is still owned by the people!

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New Campaign Phase to jolt MPPs to KEEP HYDRO PUBLIC

The vast majority of Ontarians oppose hydro privatization.

The new phase of the KEEP HYDRO PUBLIC campaign will turn public opposition into focused political pressure. Liberal MPPs are responsible for their government’s privatization policies. They must be held accountable.

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Court Ruling Against Bill 115 Secures Charter Rights of Every Worker

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OFL Calls on Premier Wynne to Bring Balance and Fairness to Labour Laws

(TORONTO, ON) ─ The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) applauded yesterday’s Ontario Superior Court ruling upholding the collective bargaining rights of educational workers, including their right to strike. Hon. Justice Thomas Lederer found that the McGuinty Government’s controversial Bill 115, imposed in the fall of 2012, was a violation of Charter rights and freedoms, and was part of a process that was “fundamentally flawed.”

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Hector McLellan's April Report to the Retiree's Chapter

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Local 27 Retiree Executives Hector McLellan and Peter Kearney joined with Unifor retirees from GM, Ford, Chrysler, and CAMI at a meeting to formulate strategies to make clear to our working members and our National Union that losses from our contract negotiations since 2007 are having a serious effect on the standard of living of retirees now and which will continue into the future.

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Passing of Archie Bailie

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We are saddened to report the passing of Archie Bailie, Archie will be missed by his many friends at Local 27. Archie served several terms as plant chairman at th General Motors Locomotive Plant

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