Newsletter - September 2016
Summer is coming to an end and families are regrouping to schools, day care, homework – and after school, family activities. It's a very busy time.
Newsletter - May 2016
We have no grievances in the system and now we are having a Union/Company meeting once a month which has been working well. Welcome to new employees. Our seniority list was updated April 1st, 2016. Keep an eye on your hours.
Newsletter - April 2016
Our next union meeting will be Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 at the union hall at 7:30p.m. Also, there is a following meeting the next day at the hall at 1:30p.m. It would be great for our members to attend this meeting.
Newsletter - March 2016
Your Union, Sudbury Mine, Mill & Smelter Worker's Union, Local 598/Unifor is celebrating its 100th year Anniversary. In 1916, the Western Federation of Miners became Mine, Mill & Smelter Workers. Today, our Local is the sole remaining Local of the legendary Mine Mill Union.
Newsletter - February 2016
Our Union Local is now in celebration mode. We are celebrating 100 years of history and proud to be the only remaining Mine, Mill & Smelter Worker’s Union in the world….and we are still going strong!
Newsletter - January 2016
I would like to extend a very Happy and Healthy New Year to you and your families. I would like to start the new year on a positive note. We, as workers in Long Term Care, should be very proud of what we do on a daily basis. It doesn't matter what department you are in, it is a very demanding and difficult job. Our residents receive excellent care and are truly loved.
Newsletter - October 2014
Violence against women has to be stopped. Unifor has brought this issue up at meetings as one of their top concerns. Missing and murdered women require we find the means, to give this crisis the attention necessary, through education, information and awareness of our populace.
Newsletter - September 11, 2014
Membership meeting was held Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at M.I.C. In attendance, Fred Bond, Anne Marie MacInnis and 9 standing members. Fred Bond gave all present an update on contract talks and that an arbitrator had been agreed upon with a date of well into the middle of 2015.
Unit Chair Election
The Unit Chair election will be held August 15th and 16th, 2013.
Newsletter - March 15th, 2013
Our collective agreement expired on March 3rd, 2013. In light of the fact that we are considered essential services, we cannot strike. So, we must go through our process of negotiations.
Newsletter - February 4th, 2013
Just a short note to let you know that our collective agreement expires March 4, 2013.
Newsletter - November 2011
The ratification meeting and vote was Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011. The tentative agreement was accepted with 65% support.
Press Release - Finlandia Nursing Home
After a meeting and ratification vote on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011, the 140 members at Finlandia Nursing Home ratified and accepted a new two year contract by a 65% margin. The contract expired on March 3rd, 2011.
Newsletter - February 2009
Just a short note of thanks for all who have filled out our survey sheets. We had a great response and have sent the company a notice to bargain.