Presidents Message

Members and Retirees of Local 5328

Good evening all. 

The company and Union are in the process of a negotiations protocol, where, when, and  how. 

We should finalize details next week. Negotiation surveys are being handed out and are also attached here below. Please do not send it back through email. Print it off, if you didn’t get a hard copy, and hand a copy to one of the Chief Stewards or myself. We will collect them over the next few weeks so please fill it out and give your negotiating team some direction.

Members and Retirees of Local 5328

Good evening all. 

 The Local has forwarded the company “notice to bargain”. We are waiting for the company to reply to set up a meeting to agree to a date and protocol. 

 With that being said, the negotiating committee will be handing out a survey, or wish list, of what you would like in the next set of negotiations. Once you receive the survey, please fill it out, number each area by importance, and return it to one of us on the negotiating committee. 

Members and Retirees of Local 5328

Good evening all. 

 Local 5328 wishes Andrew Chetwynd health and happiness in your new job!! Andrew has been our JHSC Co Chair for the last three years. We all knew he had very big shoes to fill as the position has been a strength with our Union. He did an amazing job filling those shoes and filled them perfectly!! He took the job very seriously  and had our best interest in mind. He  wore his heart on his sleeve! Thank you for the service you provided to our local and our members. 

Members and Retirees of Local 5328

Good evening all. 

 Reminder, the election for Chief Steward/Grievance Negotiating Committee and Guide is Tuesday April 6 and Wednesday April 7, 

6:00am to 7:30am

2:00pm to 3:30pm

6:00pm to 7:30pm 

 The elections are for, 

 Chief Steward/Grievance Negotiating Committee

 JEFF WALKER

 MIKE HNATJUK

 JASON DAVEY

 GEOFF OBERFRANK

 ROB HURT

 

Members and Retirees of Local 5328

Good evening all. 

 A reminder, the Locals Union elections will be held at the plant front entrance on April 6 and 7 at all shift changes. All members vote for all positions. 

Social distancing measures will be in place as well as sanitizer and individual pens. 

 In business news the company has taken an increase in orders for this month and next. Not sure how long after it will last? It is great news but we still lack the training that was promised! 

Members and Retirees of Local 5328

Good evening all. 

 Elections are underway! Congratulations to those acclaimed and good luck to those campaigning. Elections will be held on April 6 & 7. Times are posted. 

 There is no March membership meeting. Hoping we get to one in April.

Members and Retirees of Local 5328

Good evening all. 

 I would like to congratulate Brett Lewis, Jason Spieght and Tony Vella on their retirements!! 

 On behalf of Local 5328, I wish you health and happiness on your retirement! It has been a pleasure working with you and representing you! 

 Brett, thank you for your years of servicing our local and members! You have been an incredible asset to this local. Your expertise and knowledge will be big shoes to fill! 

 Thank you brothers!!

Members and Retirees of Local 5328

Good evening all.

Happy Retirement to Brett Lewis and Tony Vella! Congratulations and much health and happiness on your retirement! Thank you for your years of service to our local and this company!  

 I would like to wish those that have recently quit, good luck in their future endeavours. It’s been a pleasure working with you! 

 Unfortunately, this is happening to often as the working conditions have deteriorated! Not the environment we are used to!