Presidents Message

Good evening all. 

 Well it’s wind down time for the Christmas holidays.  A lot different from what we are used to with Covid but it’s nice to have the time off. 

 To the brothers laid off, I hope this doesn’t last long and we get back to precovid times!! Keep your head up brothers! I hope you received your “registered letters” for recall, as stated in the CBA, 7.11 (c). 

 Retirements for next week! I would like to congratulate and wish a happy healthy retirement to, 

Gary Shrieber 

Don Baglole 

Jessie Marcellus 

John Kolodey 

Ken Kurucz 

Members and Retirees of Local 5328

Good evening all. 

 Retirements! Congratulations to the brothers leaving this week and early next week. 

 Radomir Bucalo , Andre Vasilisin,  Jimmy McDowall, Dave Pavlica , Neil Harris  & Vito Montecalvo 

 Health and happiness!!! 

Members and Retirees of Local 5328

Good evening all. 

More Retirements!! The company has agreed to allow some to leave earlier than expected so on behalf of Local 5328 I would like to congratulate and wish the brothers good health!! 

 Dennis Dalybozyk

Steve Morris 

Vito Montecalvo.

Dan Murray

In solidarity, 

Anthony Ciaramella 
USW Local 5328

Members and Retirees of Local 5328

Good evening all. 

 As we approach the start of the “transformation project”, we, unfortunately,  see some layoffs.  I’m hoping these will be reduced as the brothers start to retire.  

 As for retirements, there are four brothers that start their vacation next week on the road to retirement.   

 Congratulations and good health to, 

 Andre Vasilisin ,Joe Rulys, Neil Harris and Angelo Dortea. 

Our next membership meeting is Thursday November 12 at 5:00pm. 

 Have great and safe weekend!! 

Members and Retirees of Local 5328

As most may have heard, we have had two Covid cases. The company is trying to follow public health rules, trying!! 

 It seems, though, there are different rules and regulations for different people. The ministry has been called but as usual, it doesn’t seem to go anywhere.  Our H/S committee are working extremely diligently to make sure you are safe! Great job to the H/S committee!! 

Here is an article in todays Hamilton Spectator, click on the link.

Members and Retirees of Local 5328

Good Evening all

The committee met the company last week to try and negotiate a retirement incentive to minimize the job losses. Unfortunately, we did not get to where we wanted. 

 The company decided to end talks and planned on going through with their “Transformation Project”. The ball is in their court and we wait patiently for them to return to negotiate a retirement incentive. 

 If this happens, I will send out communication right away.  

Members and Retirees of Local 5328

 Good evening all.

 The past week took us to places we did not think we would go! 

 We had an agenda set out by the company and at one point, we needed to deviate from that agenda  to accomplish what we set out for, a retirement incentive. We did not get there!!! 

 Grievances, job cancellations, job combinations, language changes, (that we did not entertain),  as we would not break the CBA.  

Members and Retirees of Local 5328

Good morning all.

Below is the obituary for Mike Pilon if you are attending the service.