Contact Bruce Allen
E Mail Bruce Allen
Office: 905-682-2611 ext 228
International Women's Day 2014 Theme: INSPIRING CHANGE
Women's equality has made positive gains but the world is still unequal. International Women's Day celebrates the social, political and economic achievements of women while focusing world attention on areas requiring further action. Inspiring Change is the 2014 theme which encourages advocacy for women's advancement everywhere in every way. It calls for challenging the status quo for women's equality and vigilance inspiring positive change.
The vast array of communication channels, supportive spokespeople, equality research, campaigns and corporate responsibility initiatives means everyone can be an advocate inspiring change for women's advancement. Each year International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8. The first International Women's Day was held in 1911. Thousands of events occur to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. Organizations, governments, charities, educational institutions, women's groups, corporations and the media celebrate the day.
This year the Unifor Local 199 Women's Committee will be celebrating International Women's Day by hosting a Trivia Night on Friday, March 7, 2014 @ 8pm at the Celtic Club, 14 Secord Dr. St. Catharines, ON (Doors open at 7:30pm). Tickets can be purchased at all FirstOntario offices.
All proceeds from this event will be donated to various local women's shelters. For further information, please contact E Mail The Women's Committee
Contacting the President
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.
Members at Seneca manufacturing ratified a new three year agreement last night, I would like to thank the Seneca bargaining committee for their hard work and Doug Orr National Rep for his support during the bargaining process.
President Unifor local 199
2014 Alzheimer Walkathon Report
The 2014 Alzheimer Walkathon held at Brock University was a great success. We would like to thank John Pula for his continued hard work to support this event and worthy cause. John asks that we recognize Jason Copeland for collecting pledges and thank everyone who made a donation. Congratulations to Karen Courchaine for placing 3rd with the most pledges collected raising $ 1,460. The 199 Unifor team raised a total of $3,850. This year $ 71,218 has been raised to date.
Once again we have shown that our union supports our community. A big thank you to Brock University for providing the venue and to the Brock students that volunteered their time to help with the walk.
You donations to the Alzheimer Society will provide assistance and care to those with Dementia and Alzheimer Disease throughout Niagara. Thanks John Pula for your contribution.
Congratulations - Wayne Gates M.P.P.
We would all like to congratulate Wayne Gates for his landmark victory last night over Conservative Bart Maves and Liberal, Joyce Morroco.
Many thanks to all our members and their families who volunteered their time during the coldest winter we have seen for many years.
"We can make a difference"
Images from the E Day Celebration
unifor Press Release
It's time to be honest about Right to Work Legislation"
Both the St Catharines Standard and the Windsor Star have Articles and Polls about Right to Work for less legislation. Please click on the links and send a strong message that "Right to Work for Less" is not good for workers, the economy or businesses.
St Catharines Standard Article & Poll
Windsor Star Article & Poll
Unifor Scholarships 2014
Sons and daughters of Unifor members in good standing, who are entering their first year of Full time post-secondary education in a public Canadian institution are encouraged to apply for a Unifor Scholarship. There are 28 ($2,000) scholarships available. The application form is available at the following link. Applications can be mailed, faxed or scanned and e mailed, no later than April 30th 2014.
Application Form - 2014 Unifor Scholarships
Important Notice GM Employees
General Motors Tuition Refund applications must be received by GM Benefit Centre (Hewitt) on or before March 31st 2014 for the calendar year 2013. If you have any questions or need assistance please contact Mark Roy or Tony Tyminski. 905-641-6444