Presidents Message

Members and Retirees of Local 5328.

There is not much to report this time with the report from the Health & Safety Chair Andrew Chetwynd. I encourage everyone to please read his report.

What i would like to add is to please welcome our 3 newest members John France, Tim Ritchie and Brian Crabbe to this great local. Please introduce  yourselves to these fine Brothers when you see them around the plant.

 Have a great and safe weekend! 

Members and Retirees of Local 5328.

-As most have seen, the hoists at the moto blocks are good to go and running. Station 6/7 is also released. Waiting on the status of the hoists in oil temper and straight and cut. 

 -Business is a bit slow so it’s that time where we are watched very closely!!! Be smart!! 

Members and Retirees of Local 5328.


 We have some safety issues at the plant that will affect where you may be working. 

 This started with an issue at Montreal's, St Patrick’s plant with their hoist rails. 

Members and Retirees of Local 5328.

 I'm sure most have been informed of the management restructuring. The breakdown of who will be in charge of who is.

 Isabel Martinez is appointed Director of Operations for the Hamilton East Plant.

 Ronald Watkins, Senior Coordinator, Inventory and Warehouse and Adam Fleming, Senior Coordinator, Production will report to Isabel Martinez.

 Isabel and her family will complete a relocation process in the coming months. This change will therefore be in effect from April 1, 2020.

Members and Retirees of USW Local 5328

I received official word from Montreal that we will be receiving the bonus for November, if you qualify. Not sure if it wil be next pay or the following. 

Members and Retirees of USW Local 5328

There has been issues with pay stubs. Unfortunately our password to access the pay stub expires every 3 months and we need to change a password. That is a chore! HR is looking to simplifying this process but for now, you have a few options.

-Call IT support at the number post by the punch clock computer from a work phone.

-follow the instructions in the attachment I sent out in the email January 9th.

-Go to HR for assistance.


Our monthly membership meetings will now begin at 5:00 PM.


Members and Retirees of USW Local 5328

The final, final, final schedule is out…. Lol.

Hope all had a great New Years!!!!

Looking forward to a great year for Local 5328 members and retirees.

I would like to offer condolences from the local to all those who lost a loved one over the past few weeks. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Reminder, our next Union Membership meeting is Thursday, January 9 at 6:00 pm.

Have a great and safe weekend.