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Unifor Young Workers Conference October 1-3, 2014

Unifor is pleased to announce the first Unifor Young Workers Conference in Toronto, Ontario. It will be an opportunity for young workers to gather, share experiences and take part in the activities of our union. The conference will take place prior to the Good Job Summit, which is focusing on young workers and students. The Good Job Summit takes place October 3-5, 2014. The conference in open to members 35 years of age and younger.

A travel subsidy has been set up by Unifor to offset local union costs on a first come first served basis.

For more information, visit www.goodjobsummit.ca or click here. Please submit your expression of interest to the Executive by August 25, 2014.

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Health & Safety and Workers’ Compensation Conference

Unifor’s 2014 National Health & Safety and Workers’ Compensation Conference “Partners in Prevention – No Half Measures” will focus on shifting the balance of power in the workplace and building the worker’s power base through awareness, knowledge and responsibility.

The conference will be held August 22-24, 2014 at the Unifor Family Education Centre in Port Elgin, Ontario. Click here for more information. Contact the Local 880 Executive at unifor880@gmail.com to express interest in attending this conference.

Meeting notice – June 25, 2014

The next Unifor 880 membership meeting will be held Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 4:45 p.m. at HQ. Check back for details.

Unifor 880 ratifies collective agreement

Local 880 members voted 89.9% in favour of the tentative agreement reached on May 2, 2014, with a voter turnout of 82.3%.

Voting on the tentative agreement

Voting on the tentative agreement has commenced through the Election Buddy service. If your email is on file with the Local, or you were asked for your email for ratification purposes, you should have received an email from Election Buddy with your unique link to vote. If you have not, please check your spam folder, and if you still haven’t received it, please contact Vanessa at vmbjerre@telus.net.
Those who do not have email addresses on file with the Local have been sent a letter in the mail on Wednesday, May 14. The letter contains your unique voter key that will allow you to vote on the tentative agreement. Please look for it in your mail.
Voting on the tentative agreement closes May 26 at 5 pm.

Tentative Agreement details

The Tentative Agreement can be downloaded below.

Unifor 880 Memorandum of Agreement Part 1

Unifor 880 Memorandum of Agreement Part 2

Tentative Agreement Reached

The bargaining committee has reached a tentative agreement with the employer. Details will be sent electronically on Monday, May 5. There will be a meeting on Wednesday, May 7 at 4:45 p.m. to discuss ratification. Details to follow.