LOCAL 199: 124 BUNTING RD., ST. CATHARINES, L2P 3G5 PHONE: 905-682-2611  FAX: 905-682-9393  
Labour Day Parade & Event in a Tent

Date: Sep 01, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: 124 Bunting Road, St Catharines

Food Truck Extravaganza

Date: Sep 07, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Union Hall, 124 Bunting Road


     From the Presidents Office

Contact Bruce Allen

E Mail Bruce Allen

Office: 905-682-2611 ext 228

Cell: 905-328-1722

Cell: 905-905-933-2811

Following the election of Wayne Gates to the position of M.P.P. pursuant to the bylaws of local 199 Bruce Allen, Vice President will assume the duties of president. To contact Bruce Allen, please use the contact information above.

Labour Day 2014

Labour Day is fast approaching and we would like to invite you to join the celebration. This year's Labour Day Parade will start at 11 am at the Pen Centre and ends at the Merritton Lions Park. Our entry will include a band, ten new vehicles and a city bus for our retirees who can't walk the route.

All of our members from all of our units, their families & thier are invited to attend the parade and the after party back at the union hall. Members who want to walk in the parade should meet at the pen centre parking lot at 10 am. Retirees who want to ride on the City bus should meet a the Union Hall at 9:30 am.

After the parade between 1 pm and 5pm, we have lots of Family entertainment planned back at the Union Hall, we have a Classic car display, Inflatables for kids, BBQ, French Fry and Ice cream trucks, The main EVENT IN A TENT will be live Music by "The Wing Nuts"

Please come out and join us celebrate Labour Day.

2014 Labour Day Poster

In Solidarity
Bruce Allen, President, on behalf of the Executive Board Unifor Local 199

Port Elgin 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.

2014 Port Elgin Courses

General Motors St Catharines Open House & Car Show

On Friday August 8th, 2014 GM St Catharines opened its doors for a walking tour along a pre-designated route. Visitors walked through most areas of the plant. In addition to the open house there were a variety of outdoor displays, a barbeque and the 16th Annual Show and Shine car show. This was a great opportunity for our retirees and our member's families and friend to not only see the component we produce, the vehicles we help make and where the parts are made.

Images from 2014 Car Show

GM Pension Plan Letter

General Motors is sending our letters to our members and retirees pertaining to the solvency of the pension plan. GM is required by law to send this letter but it is confusing our members and raising concern. Rob Acker the GM pension rep has received lots of calls and has written a letter explaining the letter from GM.

Rob Acker Letter


The Executive of Local 199 has been asked when an election will be called due to Wayne Gates, our President being elected as MPP of Niagara Falls.

Bruce Allen has been acting President since January, 2014 and would like to call for an election. The problem is, Wayne needs to resign his position as President as soon as possible, then an election will be called to fill the position of Vice President and any other vacant positions in our local union.

Our Bylaws state (Article 6, Par. 12l) that if the President's office becomes available that the Vice President will fill in for the remainder of the term.

With this being said, we would like to thank Wayne for his many years of service with our Local and the positions he held since becoming a member of Local 199. Just to think, Wayne started at General Motors in the Foundry in 1973 and has worked and educated himself with numerous courses to his new role of MPP in Niagara Falls. This is a magnificent accomplishment. We applaud him and wish him the very best. We know he will never stop working for the working class and all his constituents in Niagara Falls as MPP.

In closing, we will inform the membership as to when we can call the next election.

Issued by,

Bruce Allen

Larry Greenhalgh
Financial Secretary

Unifor Local 199

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


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