Presidents Message

Members and Retirees of Local 5328

Good evening all. 

 Some updates on our meeting today. 

 The company has added temperature reading at the screening and sanitizing supplies should be arriving in the next day or two, I’m told. The annealing lunchroom has been opened to oil temper people for second lunchroom as to create social distancing.  

 As far as the effect this is having on the business for scheduling, we face some changes. 

Members and Retirees of Local 5328

Good afternoon all. 

 We just met the company and received the information. 

 There will NOT be a complete plant shutdown , lay-off as of today. 

 We have had about 30% to 40% of our US customers cancel orders as I mentioned last night. 

 The Rod mill in Quebec is applying for an “Essential service” as being part of the supply chain to us. 

Members and Retirees of Local 5328

With the announcement today by Premier Doug Ford with shutting down all nonessential services, the question is in everyone’s mind, will it affect us? 

 To be honest, I believe it will affect us but how, we won’t know until tomorrow

Members and Retirees of Local 5328

Here’s the next update as we are meeting the company daily to discuss the Covid-19 situation and  guidelines for social distancing. 

 We agreed to continue with process but build and better it with meeting daily as well as employee input.Most training will cease as to create social distancing. 

 The company will eventually add temperature reading to screening at all shift changes once a proper thermometer is purchased.  

Members and Retirees of Local 5328

Some updates for you. 

 At 4:00 pm today the company called a meeting with myself, Mike Hnatjuk, Andrew Chetwynd and Greg Chaison. The meeting had all management as well as Charles Frechette and Luc Trempe on conference call. 

Members and Retirees of Local 5328

The company will now and try a two week schedule starting next week. In the weekly schedule section you will find w/o March 15 and March 22. 

Members and Retirees of Local 5328

I have notified the company of the kiosk being down and not be able to view or print your pay statement.  It’s labour Law that the company have it in your possession on the day your paid or online access. It is up and running now. 

Members and Retirees of Local 5328.

Reminder, United way presentation at shift changes on Monday March 2.  2:00-3:30 and 6:00-7:30. You can opt to donate on your pays and the deduction will come off your pay and is tax deductible. 

 T4’s were supposed to be sent out but I understand from many that they did not receive them today? Typical!!