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Golf Tournament -Qualifier

Date: Jun 12, 2016
Location: Hunters Pointe


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Contact Bruce Allen

ballen@cogeco.ca

Office: 905-682-2611 ext 225

Cell: 905-933-2811

FAX: 905-682-9393


Day of Mourning April 28th

Every April 28 we pause and recognize a National Day of Mourning for workers injured, made ill or killed as a result of hazardous working conditions. Our challenge is to ensure we make time for prevention every other day of the year.

There is much debate still over reported statistics on work-related injury, disease and death. In the end, these numbers will always fail us, regardless of how they're calculated. Why? As long as one worker suffers from a preventable work-related incident, this is unacceptable by any measure.

On April 28 we pause to remember the lives forever compromised by uncontrolled hazards. On every other day of the year, we must make time for prevention. Only when we commit to both can we honestly say that we "fight for the living".

Be sure to attend a Day of Mourning event in your community. Click on the link below for a complete list of events in Ontario.


Day of Mourning Events


Run off Election Results

The Elections Committee finished counting the ballots for the runoff election. A recount was required and has now been completed the numbers did not change, results are below.

Trustee

Brad Isherwood - Elected (671)
Ed Szymaniak - Elected (588)
John Adair - Defeated (577)
Patty Stoddart - Defeated (567)

Young Worker

Jake McCready - Elected (742)
Ted Mehlenbacher - Defeated (532)

Pension Alternate

Ed Szymaniak - Elected (531)
Patty Stoddart - Defeated (470)

ZONE 3 Shop

John Rakich - Elected (211)
Terry Weller - Defeated (143)

ZONE 4 - Shop (After a recount)*

Larry Burkley - Elected (126)
Tony Verde - Defeated (125)

Health & Safety

Ed Steers - Elected (544)
Domenic Faragalli - Defeated (447)

Health & Safety Alternate

Mike Pagano - Elected (505)
George Moses - Defeated (462)

Alternate Committee person

Glen Currie - Elected (187)
Ted Mehlenbacher - Defeated (164)


GM Unit Run Off Results 2016
All Units Executive Run Off Results

If any member has a question pertaining to the election please contact Steve McMullen Elections Committee Chair.

Steve McMullen, Chairperson, Election Committee, Unifor local 199


Run off Election

A run-off election is required to fill 8 positions, 2 trustees, 1 young worker on the Executive Board and 5 GM Unit positions, Notice of run-off election, dates and times are below

Run-off Election Executive & Delegates (All Units Except GM)
Run Off Election, Executive & Delegate (General Motors Unit)
Run-off Election GM Bargaining Unit (General Motors)
Run-off Election Times (all locations)


Local 199 Bylaws 2016
Election Policy
Unifor Constitution

If any member has a question pertaining to the election please contact Steve McMullen Elections Committee Chair.

Steve McMullen, Chairperson, Election Committee, Unifor local 199


United Way Job Posting

The United Way is accepting applications for the position of Coordinator of Labour Regional Programs and Services. This is a full time position reporting to the Executive Director of the United Way. Experience in the Labour Movement is Essential. For more information click on the following link. Resume must be received by 4:30 pm May 13th, 2016.


United Way Posting


Golf, Qualifier for Unifor National Golf Tournament

Unifor holds a National Golf Tournament every year. To play in the tournament members must play in a regional qualifier event. The tournament uses a handicapped flight system so that all skill levels are eligible to play and qualify in different divisions.

This year's qualifying round will be at Hunters Point in Welland on Sunday June 12th 2016 . The cost is $90 which includes golf, cart range, burger and refreshment at the turn and prizes. Registration forms are available at the union hall or click on the following link. Certified or local union cheque payable to GHRC tournament.

Members who qualify will be invited to play in the National Tournament which will be held at Roseland Golf Club in Windsor on Saturday 13th of August 2016.

If you have any questions contact Dave Weadick 905-685-1641 or Ken Naldjief 905-329-4477


Registration Form and poster


NEW WEBSITE

Local 199 website was redesigned in 2007, as you can imagine there have been a lot of innovative changes in website design since then. It is time to update the platform and look of our website. We are currently working on a new website.

The current website will be maintained until then, however not all pages will updated and some will will be deleted from the new design.

In Solidarity, Greg Brady


Election Results

The Elections Committee has finished counting the ballots. A re count was required which resulted in a delay of posting the results . The final results have been posted below. Notice of run-off election, dates and times are also included.

Election Results Executive & Delegates (All Units Except GM)
Election Results, Executive & Delegate (General Motors Unit)
Election Results GM Bargaining Unit (General Motors)
Election Results Casino Bargaining Unit (Casino)

If any member has a question pertaining to the election please contact Steve McMullen Elections Committee Chair.

Steve McMullen, Chairperson, Election Committee, Unifor local 199


(TPP) Trans Pacific Partnership Presentation

Bruce Allen president of Unifor Local 199 attended Niagara Falls City Council Meeting to make a presentation pertaining to the Transpacific Partnership and the negative impact the agreement will have to the local Auto Industry and Economy. The Chamber will be sending letters to Federal Minister of International Trade and all area MP's. The letter requests that the Trans Pacific partnership, not be ratified, as it presently exists. Bruce will be making the same presentation to St Catharines City Council on March 21st 2016 at 6:30 pm. We encourage all our members to attend this important meeting.


Letter to Minister of International Trade


Election TIMES at ALL UNITS Local 199

Notice of & Election, Executive & Delegates (All Units Except GM)
Notice of & Election, Executive & Delegate (General Motors Unit)
Notice of Election, Bargaining Unit (General Motors unit)
Election Times All Units.

Local 199 Bylaws 2016
Election Policy
Unifor Constitution

If any member has a question pertaining to the election please contact Steve McMullen Elections Committee Chair.

Steve McMullen, Chairperson, Election Committee, Unifor local 199


Brian Cullen Ratifies New Contract

February 24th 2016, Unifor Local 199 members at Brian Cullens ratified a new 3 year agreement by 97%. The new agreement includes; wage improvement in 1st, 2nd and 3 rd years, increase in safety shoe allowance, increase in vision benefits.

I would like to thank the bargaining committee: Brian McGunnigle, Kathe Wieszt, Fabio Paul and Unifor National Rep Matt Root for all the hard work required to secure this agreement.

Bruce Allen, President Local 199


Rally to Support CHCH workers

On Monday February 29th of February there will be a rally in Hamilton to Support Local News and stand against the unfair termination and treatment of the unionized employees of CHCH TV. The rally is at City Hall, 71 Main Street West at 12 noon.

Only a few month ago on December 11th 2015, CHCH TV filed for bankruptcy temporarily suspended broadcasting and informed its 150 employees they were being laid off. Within a matter of days CHCH news had restructured, was back on the air with a reduced schedule and a significantly smaller workforce. What was particularly disturbing about the process was the companies complete disregard for it employees, the abuse of the bankruptcy laws and failing to honour the collective agreement with the union.

Terminated weatherman Matt Hayes, & Reporter Lauran Sabourin, are expected to be attending. Guest Speakers; Katha Fortier, Unifor, Wayne Marston (for MP's Scott Duvall and David Christopherson), Anthony Marco, President Hamilton Labour Council, Monique Taylor (for Andrea Horwath), Wayne Gates, ?MPP, Donna Skelly, former CHCH member, Phil Fraboni, President M1 Hamilton and former CHCH member.

Let Channel Zero know you want the workers to be treated fairly

Twitter: @CHCHTV
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CHCHSuperstation/
Email: Cal.Millar@chz.com
Phone: 416.492.1595 x 237


Unifor Day with the Ice Dogs

Sunday 28th of February 2016 is Unifor Day at the Ice Dogs, the recreation committee sold over 200 tickets for this sold out game with the Erie Otters, the game starts at 3pm.


Elections at ALL UNITS Local 199

The Nominations box for pending elections closed on Tuesday at 3:30 pm. Elections have been scheduled for March 2016. The following Notice of elections will be posted in the workplace and include the positions to be filled and candidates names. The dates and times for the GM unit are on the election notice, for all other units see link below.

Please Note; The Notice of Election for Casino Security will not be posted until Thursday 18th of February.

Notice of & Election, Executive & Delegates (All Units Except GM)
Notice of & Election, Executive & Delegate (General Motors Unit)
Notice of Election, Bargaining Unit (General Motors unit)
Election Times All Units.

Local 199 Bylaws 2016
Election Policy
Unifor Constitution

If any member has a question pertaining to the election please contact Steve McMullen Elections Committee Chair.

Steve McMullen, Chairperson, Election Committee, Unifor local 199


Save Steel Rally

On Saturday 30th of January members from local 199 attended a rally to show their support for steelworkers in Hamilton. 199 members joined several thousand Canadians as they marched through the streets of Hamilton to support good jobs, pensions and the Canadian steel industry. The rally follows the announcement by U.S. Steel that seeks to give the foreign multinational corporation priority over the 20,000 retirees from the company's bankrupt plants in Hamilton and Nanticoke.

"Prime Minister Stephen Harper swung the door wide open for foreign-owned mega-corporations, like U.S. Steel, to buy up Canadian industry, siphon our precious natural resources and strip-mine our livelihoods," OFL President Chris Buckley. "We are calling on the Trudeau Government to set a new tone for companies and would-be investors by making good jobs, workers' rights and Canadian interests the law of the land." and added "Ontarians want a fair economy that allows everyone to thrive and prosper." Images from the rally can be seen at the following link.

Images Rally


Walk for Alzheimers

On Sunday 31st of January 2016 hundreds of people walked the halls of Brock University to raise funds for the Alzheimers Society, the 2016 walk was without doubt a great success. John Pula, captain for Team Unifor 199 raised $2,200 towards the events total of $70,000. John Pula said when he first became involved 12 years ago he didn't know anyone that had Dementia or Alzheimers. Since then he knows several friends and family members that have been stricken by this disease. John said it is a good feeling to donate money to a cause but an even better feeling to get involved personally. Special thanks to Denis Boulet and Old Plant Road who volunteered to entertain the walkers, everyone who sponsored John and to the retiree chapter who donated $400. Anyone who is interested in volunteering, walking or making a donation next year please contact John Pula. Images from the walk can be seen at the following link.

Images Rally


GM Employment Opportunity

A Supplemental Workforce Employee agreement has been entered into by the Union and the Company. To apply click on the following link and follow the online instruction. You will be asked for a current e mail and resume. On Line Application


CAMI Employment Opportunity

Effectively immediately, the GM Cami Assembly Plant in Ingersoll, Ontario, will be accepting applications for Temporary Part-Time (TPT) production associate positions. Those wishing to apply for a TPT position can do so at the following link On Line Application For CAMI


Education Courses

The Unifor Family Education Centre offers a variety of educational programs to our members. A complete listing has been posted at the following link. Application forms are available at the union hall and at the monthly membership meeting.


Port Elgin Education Schedule Spring 2016
Other Education Programs


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