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Ford
Blue Oval
Connect
June 1,
2020

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What's Safe
to Do and
What's Not
COVID-19
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Auto not
targeted
by Ontario's
new COVID-
19 testing
strategy
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UNIFOR
Unilink
May 29,
2020

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Three UAW
leaders
created
sexually
hostile
environment,
lawsuit
alleges
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Ford's Police
Interceptor
vehicles can
now turn up
the heat on
coronavirus
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Carmakers
push forward
on EVs as self
driving hits
pandemic
speed bumps
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Doug Ford
says anyone
who wants a
COVID-19 test
in Ontario will
be able to
get one
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Workers return
to U.S. Big
Three plants
in major
test for
auto industry
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Bomb threat
was made
against Unifor
blockades in
February
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Liberals won’t
commit to
boosting old
age security in
July despite
campaign
pledge

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Ford
shareholders
lament
sagging
stock,
slowed
production
amid
pandemic
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IN TRIBUTE:
WALTER
REUTHER’S
IMPACT
ENDURES
& TEACHES
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Seniors to
receive up
to $500 in
a one-time
payment to
offset added
costs due to
COVID-19
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Unifor lobbies
FCA to build
midsize
Dakota truck
in Ontario
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GM Canada to
resume engine
production
May 11 in
Ontario
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In push for
auto restart
timeline, Job
One is to get
it right the
first time
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Ford COO
spends
almost entire
salary buying
$1 million
in stock
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Ontario lays
out safety
guidelines for
auto industry

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Ford signals
restart of auto
production, as
soon as COVID-
19 stay-at
home orders
lifted
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Talk turns
negative
on Ford,
naturally, as
COVID-19
headwinds
intensify

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Amid COVID-19
outbreak, Ford
signals $5
billion loss for
second quarter
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Ontario unveils
broad outline
for reopening
economy in
three stages
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GM Canada to
make millions
of masks at
idled Oshawa,
Ont., plant

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Unifor
'cautiously
optimistic'
Canadian
plants will
open in
early May
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FCA, Unifor
in COVID-19
safety talks
as automaker
eyes return
to production
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Ontario
premier
approaches
auto industry's
restart with
caution
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Composer
sues Ford
for copyright
infringement,
claims
automaker
used songs
without OK
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Ford warns of
US$2 billion
quarterly loss
as it seeks
more cash
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Ford, GE
Healthcare
sign federal
contract to
build 50,000
ventilators
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Magna
preparing for
N.A. return to
work May 4
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Ford considers
production
restart,
expects $600
million Q1
earnings loss
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Auto tech
sector wants
financial
aid from
feds during
COVID-19
pandemic
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The year’s
hottest new
cars just got
cold as ice
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FCA Canada
implements
temperature
taking
protocol for
workers
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Ontario
dealers told
to end test
drives now
or face a
range of
penalties
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Ford to make
100K face
shield in
Windsor Ont
to aid
in COVID-19
fight
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We Love You
Very Much,’
Chrystia
Freeland
Tells
Canada’s
Seniors

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Detroit's auto
industry steps
up against
COVID-19

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Ford vehicle
sales fell
12.5% in
first quarter
F-150 still
truck king

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Ford CEO
Jim Hackett
received
$17.36
million in
compensation
in 2019
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It won't be
'business as
usual for quite
a while,'
Unifor says
of auto
industry
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Retiree Harry
Chadwick
Passes Away
March 23, 2020
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Ford delays
restarting
production
indefinitely
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As COVID-19
death toll
mounts, when
to reopen
North
American
plants?
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Ford to restart
some plants in
April;Toyota,
Honda, FCA
extend
closing
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Ford recalls
268K cars in
North America
to fix door
latches
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Ford Works
With 3M, GE,
UAW to Speed
Production of
Respirators
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Essential
workplaces
& services
Ont Gov't
________

Ontario
dealers can
complete
sales via
email during
coronavirus
pandemic
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2019 Novel
Coronavirus
(COVID-19)
Ontario
self-
assessment
_________

Border closure
not expected
to affect
production,
supply chains
or dealer stock
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GM and Ford
N.A. plants
to shutter
thru March 30
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Detroit
carmakers
will close
plants due to
coronavirus
concerns
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Unifor,
Detroit 3 form
coronavirus
task force

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Windsor FCA
workers return
as carmakers
try keeping
plants running
during virus
crisis
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Ontario offers
more help
to laid-off
autoworkers
looking for
new careers
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NY Auto
Show
postponed
due to
coronavirus
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FCA-UAW
bribery
scheme
'targeted
& directly
harmed'
automaker
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GSC Update:
The latest
info on the
coronavirus
and travel
implications
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Charges
against ex-
UAW boss
inch union
closer to
federal
oversight
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USMCA update
puts Canada
in the role
of labour
watchdog for
Mexico
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Ford, Fiat
Chrysler
restrict air
travel for
employees
due to
coronavirus
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USMCA update
puts Canada
in the role
of labour
watchdog
for Mexico
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FCA to end
third shift
at Windsor
Assembly
Plant in June
affecting
1,500
workers
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Travel Update
Green Shield
Travel Tips
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Ford v Ferrari
cars take a
victory lap
at Autorama
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Retiree Nom
Evans Wife
Passes Away
Feb 27, 2020
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Failed
execution,
culture weigh
on Ford
performance,
shares
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Ford recalls
popular F-150
pickup to fix
headlamp
problem
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Ford seeks
$1M in
damages and
to rescind
original GT
sale after it
was 'flipped'
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Ford’s
lending arm
is generating
more profit
than ever
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2021 Ford
F-150 design
cues, big
screen
exposed in
spy photos
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UAW's new
dissidents
not the
first to
call for
one-member
one-vote
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A Ford service
tech's newest
tool? Virtual
reality headset
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Jim Farley
could get
32% pay
raise as
Ford chief
operating
officer
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Former UAW
President Owen
Bieber dies
at 90
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Magna CEO
says USMCA
will mean
'more jobs,
more
investment'
in Canada
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Pensions are
a promise
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Ford recalls
over 240K
vehicles
to fix
suspension
problem
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Coronavirus expected to hit
automakers'
bottom lines
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Ford
shakeup
signals
pressure
to perform
in present,
future
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Ford completes
400 layoffs at
Oakville plant
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Ford’s Hinrichs
to retire, Farley
becomes COO
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Ford shakes
up leadership
after missing
2019 earnings
targets
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Ford's profits
fall nearly 99%
for year, due to
Explorer woes
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Ford to pay
UAW members
$6,600 in profit
sharing
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Frank Marek
Passes Away
Feb 1, 2020
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Retiree
Guenther Gahs
Passes Away
Jan 12, 2020
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Trump signs
new USMCA
trade deal,
clearing way
for Commons
debate
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GM wants to
see documents
UAW gave
to federal
government
in corruption
probe
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Unifor to
pay $36,000
of Nemak's
legal costs
associated
with wildcat
strike
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Lincoln's first-
ever electric
vehicle will
be built
with Rivian
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Ford reaches
new settlement
over Focus,
Fiesta
transmissions
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REGINA CO-OP
REFINERY
PICKET LINE
Jan 20, 2020
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The original
Bullitt
Mustang The
incredible
story behind
the car
that few
people know
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Ford proposes
$30M-plus
settlement in
transmission
suit
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Fiat Chrysler
says GM's
racketeering
suit fatally
flawed
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NDP caucus
will discuss
whether to
support new
NAFTA
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Unifor
President
Jerry Dias
Arrested Amid
Union Protest
Against Regina
Oil Refinery
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USMCA
ratification
a top priority
for MPs when
Parliament
returns
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Ford preps
dealers for
its first-ever
battery-electric
Mustang SUV
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2020 Ford
Mustang
Shelby GT500
test drive
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FCA trims
output at
4 plants,
including
Windsor, Ont.
after backlog
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U.S. Senate
Republicans
expect USMCA
vote Thursday
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Ford, GM see
sales in China
fall with
another tough
year ahead
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GM says Fiat
Chrysler not
cooperating in
racketeering
suit
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Bullitt' Mustang
fetches a cool
$3.74 million
at auction
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UAW President
Rory Gamble
under federal
investigation
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Ford sales
were off 3%
last year, but
industry-wide
totals still hit
17.1 million
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10 vehicles
that defined
the decade
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If Oshawa
Assembly can
close, what’s
next?
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Judge
issues
order
restraining
Unifor from
impeding
refinery
traffic
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Turbulent
decade for
automakers
in Washington
comes to
a close
_______

Orville Shaw
Wife Helen
Passes Away
Dec 30, 2019
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2020
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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Next Retiree Meeting

 

Meetings Are
Cancelled

We will be holding Nominations
& Elections at our May 20th meeting
for the position of Local 584
Retirees Vice-Chair

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Spring Luncheon will be
Wednesday June 3, 2020
Mandarin, Brampton
12 Noon


Meetings are the first Wednesday of the month at 1pm.
Meetings are all cancelled until further notice


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



 

Blue Oval Connect

June 1, 2020

 

Announcements

Reveal

 

PDC

Share Your PDC Memories
Ford's Dearborn Product Development Center has been the birthplace of countless iconic vehicles and design moments in our company's great history, but it soon will be time to say goodbye as we prepare for an exciting new home. We want to commemorate this storied building that means so much to so many of us through a visual storytelling exhibit. Send us your memories, photos and videos to atford@ford.com.

Show us your Bronco!
Ahead of the all-new Ford Bronco reveal, submit your favorite Bronco photos to atford@ford.com or on @BlueOvalNow. Let us know what you love about it & your hopes for the all-new Bronco.

Ford News

Mach 1

Mustang Mach 1 Returning for 2021 Model Year As Limited-Edition Pinnacle of Style, Handling and 5.0-liter V8 Performance
With speed, style and a name that embodies both, Ford today announces the Mustang Mach 1 is roaring back…

ST

New Edge ST-Line Comes Standard with Great Value and Eye-Catching Style Inspired by Ford Performance
Ford introduces the 2020 Edge ST-Line model, a new choice for SUV customers who prefer Edge ST's bold style but prioritize value over performance. …

Heat

Packing Heat: How Ford's Latest Tech Helps Police Vehicles Neutralize COVID-19
Ford has designed a new heated software enhancement to pilot with its Police Interceptor Utility — one that law enforcement agencies across the country can utilize to help reduce the footprint of the COVID-19 virus. …



RELATED:
Emerging Technology Team Goes Virtual for Connected Vehicle Testing »

Meals

Dealers Continue to Support Communities with Meals, Fill-Ups and Protective Equipment
As we continue to recognize Ford dealers for the good work they are doing to support their communities in this unprecedented time, this week we'd like to thank not one, but two dealers for their recent efforts. …



RELATED:
Throwback Thursday: Ford Offers Medical Care for Employees During 1918 Flu Pandemic »

Global Notes

Match

COVID Donation Match: Employee Dollars at Work in Germany, Spain, United Kingdom
Three nongovernmental organizations in Europe are using donations from Ford employees to provide remote companionship to the elderly, invest in medical research and prevent the coronavirus from spreading among the homeless. …

Skills

Ford of Mexico Presents Driving Skills for Life — Developing Skills from Home
Finally, since the implementation six years ago in México, Ford Driving Skills for Life has made an impact in the lives of more than 24 thousand university students from around the country, some of them include: México City, Irapuato, México State,…

Talent

A Working Mom Discovers Her Creative Talents During Lockdown
The coronavirus has changed the work- and lifestyles of nearly everyone around the world, and for one of Ford India's working moms, the Covid-19 lockdown helped her discover and develop a latent creative talent waiting to be nourished. …

Alumni Connect

Send a pic of you with your Ford (.jpg format, please), with a caption including brief information about your career at Ford and your vehicle, to blueoval@ford.com. Or post your photo on Twitter or Instagram and tag @AtFordOnline using #FordAlumni #MeandMyFord. Let's see those Fords!

Outside Voices

Ford Motor Co. Donates Thousands of COVID-19 Face Shields to US Military
(Fox News) The face shields are constructed from car parts and made in Michigan as part of Ford's response to the pandemic crisis. Now they have been shipped around the world to locations including…
Read more »

Michigan Auto Dealers Expect Strong Sales, Fear Shortages of Popular Models
(Detroit Free Press) Michigan's new and used car dealers endured a near total shutdown and a mostly online reopening as we social distanced to fight COIVD-19, but they're generally optimistic things will pick up fast as the economy reopens. …
Read more »

 

 

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Members return to work with enhanced safety measures as Canada’s auto sector begins to ramp up post-pandemic production. Unifor reiterates urgent need to overhaul long-term care following shocking military report detailing the appalling state of five Ontario facilities. Plus, we pay tribute to COVID heroes during Paramedic Services Week.

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National President Jerry Dias and local union leaders hold virtual media conference to highlight unfair gap in the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) that is hurting 50,000 Unifor members across multiple sectors.

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The CERB is short-changing Unifor members by denying supplemental income plans normally available to laid off workers. Sign the petition now.



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Thermal temperature readings, facemasks, and social distancing protocols the new normal for workers as assembly plants at GM, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler resume production after being idle for over two months due to COVID-19.

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Canadian Armed Forces issues report outlining horrific conditions in Ontario long-term care homes, read here to find out more about Unifor’s calls for action to protect residents and workers.

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Unifor is proud to partner with the Hospitality Workers Training Centre to support hotel and food service workers facing layoffs across the Greater
Toronto Area

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Fast action needed as Torstar sale reflects the crisis in news media.




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Unifor joins more than 200 organizations to demand #HealthCare4All including migrant workers, individuals without status, rejected refugee claimants, and many others who are uninsured and face the fear of deportation and insurmountable debt in accessing healthcare.

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It’s Paramedic Services Week and while the commitment of paramedics deserves to be celebrated every week it is especially important at this moment, as paramedics continue to battle on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Read Unifor's Submission to the Ontario Government: Now is not the time to make sudden changes to termination and severance under the Employment Standards Act, especially changes that will increase uncertainty for workers.

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Nova Scotia Labour Board sides with Unifor members at Autoport Inc., as it find the employer discriminated against workers after they refused unsafe work amid pandemic.

 

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Watch as locked out members of Unifor Local 594 establish information pickets at locations across rural Saskatchewan.
WATCH VIDEO

 

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Ontario Director Naureen Rizvi makes the case for protecting workers’ rights, health and safety as Ontario moves ahead with its re-opening of workplaces.


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Have questions about COVID-19 benefits or safety measures for returning to your workplace? Get the answers on Unifor’s Information and
Resources page.


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Congratulations to
Local 584 2019 Retirees

November 1, 2019 Michel Roy  
     
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
 
     

 

 


 

Retirees Thanksgiving October 2016

 


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Restore PCOLA

PCOLA 1979

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RESTORE PCOLA WEBSITE

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1979 UAW / CANADA Brochure
Year that PCOLA was implemented
Click here to see original copy

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Click to see our
Resolution on reinstating PCOLA in 2016
(This was passed unanimously with both
the Retirees and the Membership)


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Frank McAnally from Local 200 Supporting Retirees. Pension Cola for Future Retirees was won in 1987 and then all Retirees in 1999.


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