President's Message - September 4, 2020

Members and Retirees of Local 5328

Good evening all. 

Good news! Some call backs for next week! 

 Monday is a statutory holiday. There is a posting indicating who is required to work. 

 CEWS. The company has applied for period 5 that ended Aug 1. We are now in period 7 and the company has not asked if we wanted to participate in periods 6 and 7. The unfortunate part to CEWS is the government has this set up backwards. The company can’t apply for a period until that period is over. That creates a problem for the worker as we need to apply for EI or CERB and then to find out a month or so later the company was accepted to the CEWS. 

 Changing times! We are all experiencing the managements changes! What I’ll ask you all is to be careful when talking to management! Do not use profanity or improper language as they consider that insubordination and are suspension happy!!  Anything you say to any supervisor is communicated to senior management! ANYTHING!! 

 Refusing to do your job can be considered insubordination, unless you feel it’s unsafe! If you do, immediately put in a work refusal and contact a Health and Safety rep!  

Labour Day. If you would like to participate in support of front line workers,  We will be convening at the union hall for 9:30. Driving to the 3 area hospitals then to Mountainview park. Sandwiches and drinks will be provided. All info in the attachment. 

 Have a great and safe long weekend!! 

In Solidarity,

Anthony Ciaramella 
USW Local 5328