Presidents Message

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!! 

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!!