Share the Love Lottery – your chance to win big!

You’ve waited a whole year for United Way’s biggest lottery – now here’s your chance to win big, for you and our community!

Buy tickets today for the United Way Elgin Middlesex Share the Love 50/50 draw. Follow Link below

https://unitedwayem.ca.bumpcbnraffle.com/

 

New! this year:

  • Early Bird Draw! Buy by 8:59 a.m. on Feb. 14 and you could win a prize pack valued at more than $500: 4 premium seats at the February 19th London Knights game, a parking voucher for the game, United Swag and $225 in Downtown dollars!
  • Leap into Share the Love! One extra day to buy tickets means one extra day for a chance at taking home half the proceeds. Yay, leap year!
  • Pop-up purchase locations! Keep an eye open for our mobile ticket locations at events around the region – in addition to the 24/7 buy-online option throughout February.

You must buy tickets before 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 29 for a chance to win your half of the total proceeds. United Way will use its half to fund local programs and services that reduce and prevent poverty.

 

200 tickets for
$75

100 tickets for
$50

20 tickets for
$20

 

Last year’s winner took home $14,247.50- imagine where that could take you!

Today, workers in Ontario celebrate a significant victory as the Ontario Court of Appeal has rejected the Ontario government’s appeal against the Ontario Superior Court’s ruling that Bill 124 is unconstitutional.

Bill 124, enacted by the Ontario Government in 2020, implemented a 1% wage cap on all public sector workers that impacted more than 18,155 Unifor members in hospitals, non-profit long-term care homes, paramedic services, social services, and in education.

Unifor, along with over 40 other unions and associations, filed a Notice of Application on August 28, 2020, with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, which deemed the legislation unconstitutional.

The Ontario government appealed the ruling by Ontario Superior Court of Justice. Monday the appeals court reaffirmed the unconstitutionality of the bill.

This ruling is a victory for fair and free collective bargaining, for the right to a union, and for every Unifor member and unionized worker across Canada. Having a union matters.

Unifor’s strength is in its unity and our belief in justice and the rights of workers. This is not just a win; it’s a celebration of the collective solidarity that drives us. Together with our coalition partners, we’ve shown what solidarity can achieve.

I want to extend my deepest gratitude to our health care members and locals whose bravery in sharing their experiences played a pivotal role in our challenge to Bill 124.

Additionally, my thanks to many members of our team at Unifor, including (but not limited to): Samia Hashi, Kelly-Anne Orr, Kellee Janzen, Katha Fortier, Dijana Simonovic, Jenna Meguid, Kaylie Tiessen and Mike Yam. As well as all the dedicated individuals within our leadership and staff whose relentless commitment has been instrumental in securing this victory.

Again, I congratulate each one of you for standing together in this fight. Your support and collective action have made all the difference. Let’s carry this victory forward and continue our work for a fairer and more equitable future for all.

In solidarity,

Lana Payne
National President

Recreation: poem events

Unifor National Golf Tournament
Hosted by the T.C.R.C. (Toronto Central Recreation Council)
Back Nine HD Golf Inc.

                             7170 West Credit Avenue, Unit #1
                             Mississauga, ON L5N 7E5
                          Date: Saturday February 24, 2024

              Morning Time: 11:00-3:00p.m. | Afternoon Time: 4:00-8:00p.m.

Greetings,

The T.C.R.C. is hosting the Unifor National Indoor Golf Tournament on Saturday February 24, 2024 at the Back Nine HD Golf Inc. in Mississauga, ON.
Please arrange to have the material circulated (and/or posted) to all interested members in your local.

Please make special notation that:

All participants will be obligated to sign a Release of Liability Waiver of Claim, Assumption of Risks and Indemnity Agreement prior to the start of their first game 

GOLF
Tournament Fee: $60.00 per person

  • Maximum 40 players
  • UNIFOR members only. Unifor Membership Card and Photo ID are mandatory.
  • Deadline for entries – Friday February 19, 2024

    Please select a time:

       Morning Time: 11:00-3:00p.m.   
       Afternoon Time: 4:00-8:00p.m.            

REGISTRATION 

To register for this event, please submit players name and contact information to Wayne Amirault.  Payment can be made by certified cheques, local union cheque, or money order, payable to:            

Make payment out to T.C.R.C.
Payment sent to:

Wayne Amirault
14 Danville Avenue
Acton, ON
L7J 2W5 

E-transfers not available 

Registration deadline is February 19, 2024 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Wayne Amirault, Unifor Local 1915, at wdamirault@gmail.com or by calling 905-299-3260 

Unifor National Indoor Basketball
Hosted by the T.C.R.C. (Toronto Central Recreation Council)

Save Max Sports Centre
1495 Sandalwood Pkwy
Brampton, ON L6R 0K0

Date: Saturday March 23, 2024
Registration: 8:30 a.m. | Start Time:  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

BASKETBALL 

  • Registration Fee: $275.00 per team
  • Deadline for entries – March 08, 2024
  • Teams may register up to 15 players
  • I.B.A. rules will govern this event
  • UNIFOR members only. Proof of Union card is required & picture I.D.  All players must register before the game.  NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • Players are NOT allowed to register with more than one team or to switch from one team to another during the tournament or they will be disqualified from the tournament.
  • 2 – 16 minute halves
  • 5 on 5 play

REGISTRATION
To register for this event, please make certified cheques, local union cheques or money orders payable to:      Toronto Central Recreation Council
c/o T.C.R.C National Indoor Basketball
460 12th Street West
Owen Sound, ON N3K 3V7 

  • All players must sign a waiver form prior to playing the tournament, or they will be disqualified from the tournament and the team the player is from. 

 

            

            Hockey in London – April 20 – 21, 2024

            Pool – May 11th, 2024

            Golf  Westminster Trails – June 8th, 2024

            Nationals Scramble – September 24th, 2024

            Axe Throwing – May 25th, 2024

Details to follow

Imagine BUild - "Thank you unifor" video

Doug Tarry Homes Limited is committed to building a home for Knowledge Sharer Ray John Jr and we are inviting you and your staff to get involved.

In Doug’s own words “My goal is to show respectful support for the greater Oneida Nation of the Thames community, while at the same time bringing the best of the best together to create something really magical.”

 We knew that if we imagined a way forward together, we would find our way to build affordable accessible homes with Oneida leadership. We are inviting UNIFOR Locals to get involved with this specific build dubbed the Blitz Build.

Imagine Build’s Progress

  • Initial goal was to raise enough funds to build one home.
  • Since January, 2021, we have raised over $800,000 and have 2 homes currently being built (photo below of home #1), Ray John Jr’s home is home # 3 and the homeowners of home # 4 a family of 5- mom and 4 children under the age of 16.
  • 2 of the families will move out of rental units and 2 more families will move in.
  • By the end of the year, 6 families will be homed.

How Does the Imagine Build work?

All funds raised go directly to building the homes.

 

  • Once a family has been identified through an application process led by Oneida Nation of the Thames Housing department and representation from the Imagine Build team, they are responsible for the infrastructure costs which includes: the driveway, septic tank and utilities hook-ups.
  • Oneida Nation of the Thames will provide a loan to the family to pay for the infrastructure costs at a rate of $400/month.
  • This monthly payment goes back into the funds to pay for the next home’s infrastructure costs.
  • We imagined a way forward to create a circular economy and we got there.

If you like what you are reading and want to get involved, let us know.
There is lots of work to be done and there are lots of ways to support.

Yaw^ko/Thank you for walking this far with us.

Dear members,

I’m writing to share the results of Unifor’s regional strategy sessions discussing the next National Collective Bargaining Program.

Over four months this spring, our union held 45 strategy sessions across the country, including two virtual sessions. These sessions provided space for members to talk openly about their bargaining experiences, strategies, and priorities. The sessions also allowed members to consider Canada’s current economic and political challenges, and how Unifor must respond.

This summary report presents the key themes that will guide the development of the new National Collective Bargaining Program to be presented at the Bargaining Workers’ Power Summit on August 17 in Halifax in conjunction with Unifor’s 2023 Canadian Council.

Read the ‘Bargaining Worker Power’ interim report here.

Find more info on the Bargaining Workers’ Power Summit here.

Thank you for your contribution to the bargaining program so far, and I hope to see you in Halifax this summer.

In solidarity,

Lana Payne
National President

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Unifor Local 27 Partners with oneida Nation of the thames for imagine build

On October 22, 2021 Unifor Local 27’s Brian Chapman and Jim Wilkes joined Chief Adrian Chrisjohn at a press conference to announce the Imagine Build. Local 27 is working in collaboration with Oneida Nation of the Thames on an affordable and accessible housing project.

The Imagine Build is everything reconciliation is meant to represent.  An acknowledgement of the past with a solid solution to make life better for the Indigenous Communities

Working together with Chief Adrian Chrisjohn, the Band Council and a number of committed community activist’s we are building bridges between our communities working together to build four accessible homes by this summer.

At the news conference, President of Unifor Local 27 Brian Chapman pledged $10,000.00 to the Imagine Build and also pledged that we would help anyway we could, whether through help finding additional funding or by supplying volunteers who can help with the build.

Donations  www.imaginebuild.ca

To view pictures from the press conference, follow the link   https://review.bellmedia.ca/view/1245543190

Confirmed partnerships and funding so far:

  • Elected Chief, Adrian Chrisjohn and Band Council working side by side with the Imagine Build Committee.
  • Pillar Non-Profit- will provide administrative support to assist with issuing tax receipts.
  • Bell Media- promotional and editorial support of the Imagine Build.
  • $100,000 confirmed from a private donor.
  • Imagine Art Auction- a fundraiser planned featuring Indigenous and Non-Indigenous artists.
  • Justin Bardawill, building contractor
  • Unifor Local 27 $10,000.00 donation
  • We invite any organization or individual that would like to be a part of the Imagine Build to contact us at Local 27

CTV:

https://london.ctvnews.ca/partnership-to-build-accessible-homes-on-oneida-nation-1.5676632   

LFP

https://lfpress.com/news/local-news/group-rallies-to-build-affordable-accessible-homes-one-house-at-a-time

ontario regional council & unifor Locals support imagine build

In a moving cheque presentation, Ontario Regional Council donated $150,000 towards The Imagine Build, an initiative – partnering with the Oneida Nation of the Thames Band Council – to build four accessible and affordable houses for families along the eastern shore of the Thames River south of London, Ont.

Mandi Fields of the Imagine Build said she became friends with an Indigenous man named Ray John Jr., who faced leg amputation surgery and during his recovery, she learned he was living with his wife and two sons in a 500-square-foot home, heated by a stove. They had been on an Oneida housing wait list for 20 years with 47 other families.

“This is the day I saw everything and now, I can no longer unsee,” she told the council.

Unifor locals then contributed more donations during ORC, with the amount totalling more than $200,000. The union’s skilled trades offered support for the building projects.

“Our members understand that reconciliation has to be more than just putting on an orange shirt,” said Unifor Local 27 Secretary-Treasurer Jim Wilkes. “We have to do more and sometimes, we have to donate our time and money to really make the change to establish relationships, build bridges and change lives.”

Fields, choked up after hearing about the donations tally and said, “We all know what having a home means I’ve never experienced something good like this for so long. This is not about throwing up houses and walking away – this is about reconciliation.”

Lana Payne said Unifor National will also contribute $50,000 towards the Imagine Build initiative, which ORC and other Unifor locals raised over $200,000 at a cheque presentation on March 9, 2022.

Notice for all Unifor Local 27 RPNs

Greetings,

It’s my pleasure to let you know that the Executive Board of Local 27 has approved a plan to reimburse Local 27 RPNs 10% off their membership into WeRPN (formerly RPNAO, Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario). This new initiative will begin with the new membership year for WeRPN that starts in July 2020.

We think this is an important initiative and encourage all RPNs to visit the WeRPN website at www.werpn.com to look at what the membership has to offer nurses. This protection is available if you are involved with disputes or claims with CNO and require advise and representation which your employer or union may not be able to provide directly. One of the most important components of the Membership includes the professional liability protection insurance, with a $1,000,000 limit for each loss per nurse and $3,000,000 limit for all losses per year per nurse. It provides protection against malpractice claims arising from real or alleged errors or omissions, including negligence. As a member you are covered for the following: subpoenaed to appear before a legally constituted tribunal in Ontario; subpoenaed to appear as a witness in matters arising out of the Regulated Health Professional Act (1991) and any amending or superseding legislation; subpoenaed to appear as a witness in an incident relating to his/her profession of nursing; received a letter of complaint from the College of Nurses of Ontario as a result of a complaint, laid under Regulated Health Professions Act (1991) and any amending or superseding Legislation.

Please email Jerry Skinner (email address below) to apply for your WeRPN 10% before tax rebate. Be sure to include your name, mailing address , employer , local Union # ,CNO# and a copy of your  membership receipt / transaction details.  Your rebate will be sent to you by mail, so please allow some time for processing – Your patience is much appreciated. Please note, this offer is only available to Unifor Local 27 RPNs.

In Solidarity,

Brian Chapman

President Local 27

 please send all required info & file to the following email address –  jerry.skinner@local27.ca

Mental Health Resources: We’re in this together

https://www.unifor.org/covid19mentalhealth

If you require assistance please contact us by phone or email as listed below.

Brian Chapman, President:

                E: brian.chapman@local27.ca

                Phone: 519-455-3430 Ext 222

                Cell: 519-319-3657

Jerry Skinner, Financial Secretary:

                E: jerry.skinner@local27.ca

                Phone: 519-455-3430 Ext 223

                Cell: 519-521-9286

Jim Kennedy, 1st Vice President:

                E: jim.kennedy@local27.ca

                Phone: 519-455-3430 Ext 229

                Cell: 519-697-0360

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