Presidents Message

Good evening members and retirees of USW Local 5328.

 We’ve seen some brutal heat this past week and hopefully some relief soon!  Stay hydrated and if you feel or sense any symptom of heat exhaustion, get to a cool area immediately and notify your supervisor.  

 As far as the signing bonus, for those eligible, it will be paid on Thursday July 28. 

 The company is still in the process of hiring. If you know anyone interested, please see Akhil in HR.  

 Have a great and safe weekend. 

In solidarity, 

Good evening members and retirees of USW Local 5328.

 I’m sorry to report layoffs for next week, due  to the rod shortage. 

 I will quote the company’s info! As of 8:30 this morning! 

“We expect a two or three week layoff as we will receive the high carbon rod from Germany on or about April 11. It will take about 4 or 5 days to anneal, clean and draw the material for oil temper”. 

Good evening members and retirees of USW Local 5328.

 I’m happy to report that the strike at Contrecoeur is over. The company and union came to an agreement over the weekend and ratified on Monday.  We should start receiving rod in the next few weeks. 

Good evening members and retirees of USW Local 5328.

Good evening all. 

 The committee met the company on Thursday. We are in the process of finalizing vacations for 2022 and the summer shutdown. Tentatively it’s the weeks of July 3 and 10. We will have more information by end of next week. 

 The company has hired a corporate recruiter. Any applications or resumes will go to Montreal. 

Good evening members and retirees of USW Local 5328.

Good evening all. 

 Its a long weekend!! A great time to relax and enjoy the time with your families.  

 The company has approached the union on an pay incentive for those on the graduated wage scale. We will be looking at it next week. 

Good evening members and retirees of USW Local 5328.

Good evening all. 

 Labour Day is on. Picnic will be at Gage Park.  Poster on Home Page with all info. 

Good evening members and retirees of USW Local 5328.

Good evening all.  

 The contract is officially ratified!! 

 94% acceptance rate. 

 103 voted 

97 yes

6 no 

 Congratulations to the members of USW Local 5328! 

 Solidarity at its finest! 

 Have safe and great long weekend! 

In solidarity, 

Anthony Ciaramella 
President
USW Local 5328

Good evening all. 

 Negotiations went well today!  We went extremely late to get as much done as possible.  

 We will continue early in the morning but continuing with a ministry appointed mediator as there are some stumbling blocks. 

 I will send another update tomorrow as things progress!  

 We are close. 

 Stay strong, focus on your jobs! 

 

I’m solidarity, 

Anthony Ciaramella 
President
USW Local 5328