Unifor London Area Pride Parade Meetings

Every Wednesday from May 17 – July 19, 2023. 6:00pm Unifor Local 302. 125 Elm St. London

Refreshments will be served, everyone welcome.

2023 Scholarship Application period is OPEN!

Unifor National Scholarships

Unifor recognizes that the cost associated with post-secondary education is a challenge for many working families.  To assist in making education more accessible, we have established 28 scholarships of $2,000.00 each. Five of these scholarships are administered by the Quebec Council with a separate application form (see www.uniforquebec.org).  Residents of Quebec must apply using that application process.

The scholarships are awarded to children of Unifor members in good standing.  Students must be entering their first year of full-time post-secondary education (university, community college, technological institute, trade school, etc.) in a public Canadian institution.  One of these scholarships will also be available to a Unifor member with at least one year seniority.  These are entrance scholarships only and are not renewable for students entering subsequent years of study. A more detailed description of eligibility criteria and the  application process can be downloaded below.

A selection committee composed of Unifor National Staff and Local Union Discussion Leaders evaluates scholarship applications. The selection committee reviews hundreds of applications annually and considers many factors when evaluating applications including academic achievement, responses to essay questions, and a demonstrated commitment to social justice through extracurricular activities and volunteerism. In addition, the selection committee ensures that scholarship awards are distributed to best reflect the regional, sectoral, and membership diversity of Unifor.

2023 Scholarship Application Important Dates

April 6: Online scholarship application period opens

June 9: Application period closes

July 28: Scholarship recipients announced

Using the Online Application

Your application must be submitted using the online application form NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 2023.

Click on the appropriate link below to complete your online application.  Please ensure that you have READ THE INSTRUCTIONS carefully, and have the following documents ready on your device for upload with your application.

  1.            Current high school transcript (children of Unifor members only)
  2.            Reference letter
  3.            Local Union Officer signature form
  4.            Essay Answers

PLEASE NOTE:  Any applications missing any of the required documents, will result in an error message and cannot be submitted.  Please ensure you have all documents available before submitting.

Apply as the Child of a Unifor Member Apply Now

Apply as a Unifor Member Apply Now

Local Union Officer Signature Form

Details about eligibility and the full application procedure are contained in the following document:


Up to three (3)  Bursaries in the amount of $1, 000.00 will be awarded to a child of a Unifor Local 27 member entering their first year of a fulltime course of study leading to a diploma, certificate, or degree from any recognized Canadian College or University.

The Bursaries are being offered by Unifor Local 27 in honour of Jim Ashton, a past President of Unifor Local 27, President of the London District Labour Council, and a CAW National Executive Board Member.

Applicants for the Bursaries are required to write a 1,000-word essay on the following topic:

          In what specific way do you think Unifor has had a positive impact on workers and their communities, and how relevant (or not) are Unions in your life?

We are currently inviting applications for our Jim Ashton Memorial Bursaries

Application Deadline Monday, July 31, 2023

Name: ______________________________

Address: ____________________________

Telephone: __________________________

Parents Name: _______________________

Place of Employment: _________________

Graduated From: _____________________

Name of the Institution you plan to attend in 2023: ___________________________________

Completed applications can be submitted by e-mail to matt.srnicek@local27.ca

or by mail to: Unifor Local 27, 606 First St. London, ON N5V 2A2

International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 8 is a day to celebrate achievements toward equality and evaluate where there remains a need for change.

This year’s IWD theme is: Embrace Equity.

Download the poster here

Women have spent decades fighting, advocating, and educating. While we have won significant victories, we know that women continue to face disproportionate barriers to equality. Unifor fights for all workers and their rights at work, at home, and in their community. Regardless of your gender identity or expression, your religion, racial background, class, ability, sexual orientation or age, everyone deserves equal opportunities to thrive. We must Embrace Equity and celebrate the joy and freedom in inclusion and the intersectional lives of women.

Hang these posters with pride in your workplaces, on bulletin boards and in break rooms, in your union hall and meeting spaces. Share the images linked below on your social media pages.

Together, we can break barriers, shatter ceilings, and truly Embrace Equity.

Deadline to order posters to be shipped to Locals is February 24.

Order printed posters from Unifor here

Download social media graphics to share and remember to use the #Unifor hashtag and tag @UniforWomen on Twitter and Facebook and @UniforCanada on Instagram.

Click here to access the social media graphics

Don’t forget to let us know if your Local or Women’s Committee is planning an event or a workplace action on International Women’s Day. Send information and event photos to women@unifor.org.

Click here to read on our website.

Facebook Pages

Unifor Local 27 Does not have a Facebook Page. All Facebook pages that reference Unifor Local 27 are private pages and the Content & Comments  posted are not necessarily the opinions of Unifor Local 27 but are  of the individual administrators of those pages.

upcoming poem events


  Unifor Charity Golf Classic Friday June 9, 2023
JUNE 9, 2023 Milton, ON


Dear members,

 Members and their families are invited to Unifor’s Member Appreciation Day at Canada’s Wonderland on Sunday July 9, 2023. This day of family fun is brought to you by Unifor National and your Ontario Regional Council.

Discounted tickets are as follows:

  • $49.99 Ages 3 and up. Includes parking, admission, rides, and lunch at the Courtyard Buffet.
  • $19.99 for Courtyard Buffet only (park admission required to gain entry).
  • Free for kids under age 2.

9:00-10:00 a.m. Special Unifor hour with early access to some rides.

Wear Unifor swag or red for a chance to win prizes.

Purchase tickets now at canadaswonderland.com/uniforday

Delta Toronto Airport Hotel

Members who wish to book overnight accommodations can call the Delta Toronto Airport hotel at (416) 244-1711 and request the Unifor rate of $169/night which includes breakfast and self parking.

Congratulations Unifor Local 27 Members:
Stefanie Caughlin & Steve Helps On your Labour of Love Awards!

Local 27 Congratulates all Award winners. Thank You for your commitment to making our Community a better place for all to Live.

Stefanie Coughlin Unifor Local 27

Steve Helps Unifor Local 27

Lisa Fewster OPSEU Local 166

Kendra Wojcik ETFO Thames Valley

Elizabeth Marra OPSEU Local 106

Annette Mellejans OSSTF Local 11

Dana Jasevicius OSSTF Local 11

Allan Drewlo ; Jim MacKinnon Community Builder Award

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Housekeeping Dept. OPSEU Local 159; Partnering with a Purpose Award

CUPE Locals 7575, 4222, 4186 ;ChangeMaker Award

Steve Holmes ATU 741 Image of Hope Award


Geneviève Bergeron
Hélène Colgan
Nathalie Croteau
Barbara Daigneault
Anne-Marie Edward
Maud Haviernick
Maryse Laganière
Maryse Leclair
Anne-Marie Lemay
Sonia Pelletier
Michèle Richard
Annie St-Arneault
Annie Turcotte
Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz
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Facebook Pages

Unifor Local 27 Does not have a Facebook Page. All Facebook pages that reference Unifor Local 27 are private pages and the Content & Comments  posted are not necessarily the opinions of Unifor Local 27 but are  of the individual administrators of those pages.

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





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


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


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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