Unifor Local 27 Retirees Chapter

Retired from the job, but not the fight

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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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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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