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Unilink
Oct 20,
2019

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If We Can’t
Win It
Now, When
Will We?

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UAW GM
Hourly
Agreement

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What to
know
about the
UAW's
agreement
with
General
Motors

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GM shares
rise as
sources say
automaker,
union
nearing
deal
to end
strike

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Smaller UAW
ranks dampen
GM strike's
impact
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Federal
election
2019:
What’s
in it for
seniors?
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Retirees
Thanksgiving
Luncheon
Pictures
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USMCA
approval
hinges on
Mexico’s
labour law,
U.S. union,
Democrats say
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UAW-GM talks
to end strike
sow confusion,
frustration
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The feds
raided a UAW
retreat while
investigating
if Ford, GM &
Fiat Chrysler
officials helped
buy the
home for ex-
president
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Where Canada's
political parties
stand on the
country's auto
industry
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Ford F-series
Super Duty
trucks recalled
because axle
may fracture
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Ex-UAW
communications
directors call
for union's
entire
executive
board to
resign
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Ford
Blue Oval
Connect
Oct 5,
2019

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Changes to
OHIP take
effect: What
you need
to know
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Auto workers
fear EVs will
be job killers

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The United
Auto Workers
Strike audio
with Sam
Gindin
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Ford to begin
autonomous
vehicle
testing in
Austin
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GM, UAW
battle over
worker pay
from temps
to CEO
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Ford brings
back hybrid
option for
new Escape,
and it's a
winner
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UAW strike
in U.S. leads
to another 700
layoffs at
G.M. Canada
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GM strike,
day 7:
Warren
says UAW
holding GM
'accountable'
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Feds charge
another UAW
leader, say
he received
kickbacks
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Ford Canada
recalls
23,380
Explorers
from 2017
for sharp
seat frame
edges
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1,200 GM
workers
temporarily
laid off in
Ontario due
to UAW
strike in U.S.
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GM hiring
scabs to
replace
strikers at
Missouri &
Texas
assembly
plants
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Protest
against
Nemak
ends, Unifor
members
return
to work
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46,000 UAW
workers strike
at GM plants
nationwide
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Auto Workers
Go on Strike
After Years
of Tirelessly
Helping
General
Motors
Reach
Record-
Level Profits
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Unifor defies
court order,
continues
Nemak strike
at a cost of
$14K per day
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Inside Source
Claims UAW
President Gary
Jones Will
Step Down
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Nemak stands
its ground,
balks at
Unifor's
proposal to
keep Ontario
plant open
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What Medicare
for all could
mean for U.S.
auto workers
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Nemak aims
to end Unifor
strike in
Canada
through
dialogue
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Amid auto
talks, Ford
lays claim
to being
'America's
auto
company'
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As contract
deadline
nears, GM
reaches out
to UAW
workers
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Judge orders
Unifor
members
back to work
at Windsor
Nemak plant;
union refuses
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Federal
corruption
probe looms
over UAW-
GM talks

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UAW will
negotiate
first contract
with GM

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Port Elgin
Labour Day
Parade

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Ford recalls
550K vehicles
for seat
strength
problem

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Federal agents
raid home of
United Auto
Workers union
President
Gary Jones
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Rough trade
winds
complicate
UAW talks
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UAW Detroit 3
Negotiations
2019
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Windsor man
turns 100,
hits the road
with brand
new SUV
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Carmakers
alarmed by
latest round
of Chinese
tariffs
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Jerry Dias
acclaimed
as Unifor
president
for third &
final term
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Wage battle
looms over
contentious
UAW auto
talks
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UAW scandal
embroils VP
Ashton's right
hand man
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Ford recalls
more than
4,000 midsize
cars in
Canada
over seat
belt defect
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Windsor
workers
respond to
Nemak auto
parts plant
closure
announcement
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Ford adds to
transmission
warranty on
2014-16 cars
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Feds charge
ex-UAW
leader in
growing
corruption
scandal
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Retiree Ron
Deamer Passes
Away Aug 12,
2019
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Auto assembly
continues to
fall in Canada,
BMO finds
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Ford tests
dealer-satellite
storefronts in
shopping malls
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Detroit
automakers
face 'time
of reckoning'
in China
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Congratulations
to our newest
Retirees as of
August 1, 2019

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Retiree
Peter
Richards
Passes
Away
July 31,
2019
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Ford recalls
14K 2020
Explorers
and Lincoln
Aviators at
risk of
unintentional
movement
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Japanese
company's
‘flying car’
hovers
steadily
for minute
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Ford shows
most powerful
street-legal
Mustang with
760 hp
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Dealers
warned to
be vigilant
after bust of
multimillion-
dollar auto
theft ring
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GM’s Mexico-
made Blazer
becomes
political
pariah of
Detroit
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Ford acquires
two tech
companies
to accelerate
development
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Disgraced
UAW boss'
life of luxury
revealed
ahead of
sentencing
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Arson ruled
out in UAW
fire; unclear
when union
leaders,
employees
can return
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Ford says
electric F-150
prototype
towed 1.25
million pounds
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Ford profits
slide 86% on
restructuring
charges

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Ford
spending
$50M in
Chicago
to support
Explorer
Aviator
production

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F-150
added to
class-action
lawsuit
over Ford
mpg ratings

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Ford
response
to Detroit
Free Press
articles
on DPS6
transmission
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200 jobs on
the chopping
block at Ford's
Oakville plant
starting in
September
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Ontario
government
writes off
$445M loan
to Chrysler
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FCA, GM warn
their futures
are at stake
ahead of
UAW talks
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Unifor praises
UAW's '
nice and
aggressive'
start to
contract talks
with Detroit 3
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Ford in green
groups' cross-
hairs as
mpg debate
heats up
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Incentives
continue to
shrink as
automakers
scramble
to maintain
profit
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Ford, VW
prepare
powerhouse
alliance on
autonomous,
electric
vehicles
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Woodbridge
Foam to
spend $76M
on upgrades,
new r&d
center in
Canada
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Good times
promise
tough
bargaining
for UAW,
automakers

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Mexico, U.S.
try new
trade fix to
win over
Democrats
against
USMCA
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Ford GT
Mk II
unleashed
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Supplier jobs
to be lost
when FCA
cuts 3rd shift
at minivan
plant, union
warns
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2020 Mustang
Shelby GT500
to start at
$96,425 in
Canada
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Lee Iacocca,
star CEO who
led Ford,
saved
Chrysler,
has died
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FCA extends
Windsor
minivan
plant's third
shift by
3 weeks for
fleet order
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Dwayne Decoste
Retirement
Jakes July 2019
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Ford’s
Chicago
plant gets
a $1 billion
upgrade
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Congratulations
To Our Newest
Retirees as of
July 1, 2009
Dwayne Decoste
Yvonne Rodney
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2019
Government
Benefit Rates

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Ford Health
Care Benefit
Booklet
Nov 2016

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Ford Collective
Agreement
Effective
Nov 7, 2016

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Ford Pension
Booklet
2016

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Life &
Disability
Booklet
2016

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2016 Benefits Appendix R
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Unifor
Constitution

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Contact Us
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Retiree Thanksgiving
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Next Retiree Meeting

Wednesday
November 6, 2019

Canadian Legion

80 Mary Street
Brampton

1 PM


Meetings are the first Wednesday of the month at 1pm.

Green Shield Representative Mary Kerr will be doing a presentation at out Wednesday November 6th Retirees meeting. Many of you had been asking about how our drug copays and deductibles work along with many of our other benefits. So please join us and also bring your spouse.


Meeting Held October 2, 2019 - Unifor Legal Services Presentation

Meeting Held Sept 11, 2019 - Police Fraud Squad Presentation


Retiree Meeting May 8, 2019


Retiree Meeting April 3, 2019



 

 

UNIFOR LOCAL 584 GOLF DAY
Sept 14, 2019


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Congratulations to Our Newest Retirees as of September 1, 2019

Sylvie Dumouchel
30.2 years
Lynn Leblanc
25.2 years
Roy Appleton
23.9 year
Gary Farmer
30.9 years

 

 

Port Elgin Labour
Day Parade
September 2, 2019

 

 

UNIFOR 3rd CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION
QUEBEC CITY AUGUST 2019

Thank you to Local 584 President Sandy Knight for speaking up in favour of our Retirees at the convention. Her support is very much appreciated.

Synopsis of Retiree Issues at The Constitutional Convention Aug 19 - 25 2019 - Click Here - Thanks to Tony Sista - Local 1973

 

Retiree Ron Deamer Passes Away

RON DEAMER
Retired: Oct 1, 1997
29.1 yrs of Service

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of
Retiree Ron Deamer on August 12, 2019 at the
Guelph Hospital surrounded by his family.

Ron was active in our Union and attended our retiree meetings
with his brother Harry. Our sincerest condolences go out to the
entire Deamer family. Ron will definitely be missed by all.

There will be no funeral service


Passed away peacefully at Hospice Wellington on Monday, August 12, 2019 at the age of 84. Beloved husband of the late Margaret Deamer (nee Gourlay) (2015). Loved father of Lynn Deamer (Ross Prince) of Brampton, Ron Deamer of Gravenhurst, Deborah Petit (Dave Williams) of Guelph, Sandra Deamer of Gravenhurst and the late David Deamer (1964). Proud Grandpa of Brandon, Shane, Brynn, Jenna (Zack), Parker and Joel and great grandpa of Talia and Irys. Dear brother of John (Donna), Harry, Suzanne Hibbit (Gerald) and the late Dianne O’Donnell and brother of-law of Barry O’Donnell.

Ron was an avid Blue Jays fan and a diehard Toronto Maple Leafs fan. He also enjoyed a game of golf. Cremation is taking place with no service. If desired, memorial contributions to Hospice Wellington would be appreciated.

Arrangements entrusted to GILCHRIST CHAPEL – McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph, (519-824-0031). 


 

Retiree Peter Richards
Passes Away July 31, 2019

It is great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Retiree Peter Richards. Peter retired from Ford Bramalea on March 1, 2004 with 30.3 Years of service.


Flags at Brampton City Hall were lowered this week in memory of former Brampton City Councillor, Peter Richards, who passed away on July 31, 2019. Peter served on Brampton City Council for 12 years, over 4 successive terms from 1991 - 2003, representing the residents of the former Ward 8. Peter was known for his great sense of humour and love and dedication working for the citizens of Brampton. He was awarded the 1998 Arts Person of the Year Award by the City of Brampton.

Our sincerest condolences go out to his family.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 1 p.m. at McMillian and Jack Funeral Home, 291 Main St. E., Dundalk

Peter Anthony RICHARDS

RICHARDS, Peter Anthony December 15, 1940 - July 31, 2019 Former City Councillor For The City Of Brampton It is with great sadness that the family of Peter Anthony Richards announces his passing. Peter was retired as City Councillor for the City of Brampton (12 years) and Ford Canada (31 years). He volunteered for many organizations throughout his life, including being a director/ actor with Brampton art groups and a member of the Brampton Legion. In retirement he continued to be active in the Dundalk Little Theatre and served as President of the Dundalk Legion for five years. He was awarded the Queen’s Jubilee Medal for his contributions to his communities. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Marnie, children Tim (Julie), Jacquelyn, stepchildren Heather and Tim, sister Beverly, brother Lee (Heather), stepsiblings Rob and Karen, grandchildren Jennifer (David), Samantha (Kyle), Danielle, Justin, great-grandson Kaidyn, and numerous caring nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 1 p.m. at McMillian and Jack Funeral Home, 291 Main St. E., Dundalk (519-923-3204) followed by refreshments and shared memories at the Dundalk Legion, 109 Proton St. N., Dundalk (519-923-2528). Donations in Peter’s memory can be made to Chapman’s House, Owen Sound, greybrucehospice.com.


 


 

Congratulations to
our Newest Retirees
August 1, 2019

 

CAROLYN WILLSON
30.2 yrs

 

TED TIERNEY
30.3 yrs


STEVE HUTCHENS
30.3 yrs


STEVE BURNS
24.3 yrs

See all Local 584 Retirees here

 

 

Congratulations to
Local 584 2019 Retirees

October 1, 2019 Greg Barnard  
     
September 1, 2019 Sylvie Dumouchel Roy Appleton
  Lynn Leblanc Gary Farmer
     
August 1, 2019 Steve Hutchens
Ted Tierney
  Carolyn Willson Steve Burns
July 1, 2019 Dwayne Decoste
30.9 Years

Yvonne Rodney

31.0 Years

June 1, 2019 Barb Morrison
30.6 Years




April 1, 2019 Jeanette Veeneman
30.2 Years





March 1, 2019 Anna Black
30.7 years
Ray Stoodley
30.4 years
 
Mark Bignell
30.4 years

Robert Opolnieks
19.8 years


Feb 1, 2019 Shelley Sneider
30.3 Years
Pam Lyon
30.6 Years
 
Bernie Grenier
22.3 Years
Ellen Ward
18.7 Years
 
Mike Robertson
17.6 Years
 
     

 

 


 

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Unifor steps up campaign to Stop Scheer as 40-day federal election campaign draws to finish. New poll shows Saskatchewan public stands with striking and locked out SaskCrown workers. Ontario members join occupation of Doug Ford’s office to demand action on worker’s deaths. Plus a call to amend the Criminal Code to permit Single Sport Betting.

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Coast Mountain Bus Company members showed up in force to cast their votes in support of a strike mandate.
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Make your plan to vote on Monday, October 21. Together we can
Stop Scheer.


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Canada’s workers head into final push of an extensive federal election campaign, having knocked on more than 80,000 Unifor member’s doors.

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The public support for the My Crowns continues to win the hearts and minds of Saskatchewanians.


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Unifor joins labour activist in occupation of Doug Ford’s constituency office to demand action to prevent workplace death and injuries at Fiera Foods.

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Unifor warns Co-op Refinery that construction of on-site living quarters for scab labour will derail contract talks.


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Nova Scotia marks Continuing Care Assistant Week for the first time. Share the care with our social media graphics and Facebook profile frame.

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Each October 18, Canada celebrates Persons Day. This year marks 70 years since women were declared persons under the constitution. Read the full statement.

 

 

 

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Thousands of Coast Mountain Bus Company members deliver 99 per cent strike mandate ahead of bargaining round.
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Unifor Local 1256 members ratify new collective agreement with CertainTeed that includes wage gains and enhanced early retirement benefits.
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Members deliver strike mandate followed by sound rejection of so called “final offer” from Purolator.
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Show your support for the 5,000 Unifor members on strike or locked out in Saskatchewan by adding this Facebook frame to your profile pic.


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Unifor calls on all federal parties to to amend the Criminal Code to permit Single Sport Betting. Read the Op-ed by National President Jerry Dias and Unifor Local 444 President Dave Cassidy.


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Blue Oval Connect
October 5, 2019

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(This was passed unanimously with both
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