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Mansour Mining Technologies Inc.
Unit Chair
James Hihnala - 705-670-2755
Bargaining Committee / Stewards
James Hihnala - 705-670-2755
Dan Fortin - 705-585-2352
Kevin Jolette - 705-983-2846
Chad Nelles - 705-521-8076
Health & Safety Representatives
James Hihnala - 705-670-2755
Dan Fortin - 705-585-2352
Kevin Jolette - 705-983-2846
Andrew Heale - 705-662-1348
Newsletter - March 2015
As you all may have noticed we are getting a lot more employee/brothers coming in. I’m glad to see and hear that everyone is welcoming these new employee's in to our work force. Great job every one. I estimate that we are getting close to 90 employees on the work floor.
Newsletter - February 2015
I'm sure most of you have heard or seen that we had an M.O.L (Ministry Of Labour) come in at the end of January. There was a situation where an employee was worried that he might be doing a job that according to the labour laws, he could be fined up to $10,000.
Newsletter - November 2014
Now that I have your attention, your health care is being put up for privatization to the highest bidder. There are people out there who are trying to privatize your health care (OHIP). Things such as surgeries, examinations, etc., are being pushed to be privatized.
Meeting - November 27, 2014
A union meeting for those employed at Mansour Mining Technologies Inc. will be held November 27th 2014 at the Days Inn on Regent Street in Sudbury.
Newsletter - October 2014
News about injuries at the workplace, medical appointments, medical privacy, new hires and health & safety are discussed in this newsletter.
Newsletter - September 2014
Here are some things that are happening. The union dues structure will be changing soon. Our local has been given the push to get this done ASAP. If you would like to learn more about this, please attend the next membership meeting which will be posted as soon as the time and date are agreed upon.
Collective Agreement - 2014-2017
A copy of the Collective Agreement signed in 2014.
Newsletter - February 2014
Your Union has had a meeting with the company and several of the outstanding grievances have been cleared out. In particular, your Union has settled the outstanding grievance for one of our brothers and this meeting has or at least should have cleared up the way for your union and the company to start your negotiations for your new collective agreement.
Newsletter - December 2013
It is almost time for Christmas which means that we're in the season for giving. So, in saying that, I would personally like to say to you all that I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a very Good New Year. Enjoy your time with your family and friends and have a great holiday.
Meeting - November 25, 2013
Items to be discussed include Union dues (if they have changed and how), Events coming up with the Union. (Christmas party, etc.), What’s new at Mansour Mining, as well as an Open forum for concerns and questions of the members.
Newsletter - September 4th, 2013
If you haven't been following your union on the live web-cast that was happening over the weekend, we are now part of a greater and bigger union. The delegates voted 96% in favour of our new name which is now Unifor. Our union membership is now 300,000+ members strong – Canada wide. We are now the largest union in Canada.
Newsletter - March 15th, 2013
There are several grievances in the system right now. The newest ones are for a member being suspended for insubordination towards a lead-hand. It is unfortunate that I cannot get into this in more detail or as much as I would like too, but I'm sure you all pretty much know what it is all about.
Newsletter - February 4th, 2013
There have been a few unfortunate events that has happened recently. Two of our brothers at Mansour have been terminated. The union is working hard on trying to help these individuals.
2011 Negotiations for Mansour Mining Supply
Recent talks between the Sudbury Mine Mill and Smelter Workers Union Local 598/CAW and Mansour Mining have resulted in a tentative collective agreement, which the bargaining committee is recommending acceptance.
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