Unifor Local 27 Retirees Chapter

Retired from the job, but not the fight

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Last Retirees Meeting before Summer

This Wednesday’s Retirees Meeting will be a very informative one; Susan Oster from the Alzheimer’s Society will be addressing the group. Susan was our guest speaker in January of this year but due to inclement weather we had a very small turnout. As this subject matter is very important to our group, Susan agreed to give us her presentation again. We will also be going over the final plans for the years Retirees Picnic, we are still looking for volunteers to help out.

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Returns for Leukemia


This June the 4th it will be 2 years since Gina Anderson lost her battle with leukemia. We urge members to consider returning your empties (beer, wine & spirits) this weekend and donate them to this most worthy of causes.

Returns For Leukemia is a fundraiser held each May by United Food & Commercial Workers Local 12R24 in partnership with The Beer Store to raise funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada.

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Town Hall Meeting with Andrea Horwath

On Saturday, May 23rd the Andrea Horwath and the NDP will be hosting a town hall meeting to discuss Kathleen Wynne’s proposed sell-off of Hydro One and how this wrong decision will make life less affordable for you and your family.

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June 16: Area Council Retirees’ Picnic


UNIFOR Local 27 Retirees are hosting the 2015 Area Council Retirees’ Picnic to be held Tuesday, June 16th at the 3M Park.

We look forward to everyone having a wonderful day of games, friendship and food!

The picnic will begin at 10:00 a.m. and conclude around 1:00 p.m. If you plan to attend please bring your favourite dessert or salad to be shared with everyone.

Don’t forget your sunscreen and your favourite lawn chair if you don’t wish to sit at a picnic table.

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LDLC Service ~ National Day of Mourning for Workers Killed and Injured on the Job

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On Tuesday, April 28th the London and District Labour Congress will hold a memorial service to honour the memory of these workers. A light lunch will be served afterwards. The Service and lunch will be at the Tolpuddle Co-op building, 380 Adelaide St N, London, Ontario, N6B 3P6
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UNIFOR Local 27 Retirees Chapter Meeting

All GM retirees should make sure to attend next Wednesdays retirees meeting as our guest speaker will be Gordon Graham from the ASR Trust. Make sure you let other GM retirees know about this meeting. If you have any questions make sure to write them down ahead of time and bring them along.
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March 8th: International Women's Day


The Ontario Public Service Employees Union will be hosting an event at the OPSEU Office, 1092 Dearness Drive, London

March 8th, 1 to 3 pm

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Free Tax Clinic

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Again this year MP Irene Mathyssen will be hosting a free income tax filing service at her London office for lower income Londoners.

Volunteers trained by the Canada Revenue Agency will be present to e-file 2014 tax returns for eligible individuals.

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OFL Budget Submission Demands a Poverty-Free Ontario

Among the OFL’s 15 recommendations is a call for universal childcare and pensions, affordable housing, free college education, interest-free loans for students, and comprehensive labour law reform.
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Our February Guest Speaker

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Julia Lozon, a Hearing Care Counselor with the Canadian Hearing Society, spoke to members at our February chapter meeting.
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Company Directors Receive Jail Sentences, Corporation Fined $250,000 After Worker Dies in Fall

Some good may come from a very tragic event. It’s baby steps but heading the right way to emphasize that education/prevention has always been the solution. It also sends out a strong signal that hopefully will get employers attention. Kill A Worker…Go To Jail!

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How Harper Killed Medicare — And Got Away With It

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As a result of Harper’s cuts to the GST, personal and corporate taxes, Ottawa now collects about $45 billion less revenue per year. No wonder we’re told we can’t afford anything but austerity. We’ll be told we can no longer afford a public health care system. What we won’t be told is that the revenue to pay for a public health care system has been spent already — in tax cuts.

By Linda McQuaig

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Retirees Christmas Lunch

Last Saturday's retirees Christmas Lunch was a great success, the food was marvelous and the companionship and conversation was engaging!

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Retirees Christmas Lunch

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Our first Christmas Lunch was a great success. A good time was had by all attendees and the food was fabulous!

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Rally At Queen’s Park Protests Proposed Health Care Changes

Rally At Queen’s Park Protests Proposed Health Care Changes

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