Unifor Ratification Vote…Local 1996-O First Meeting Sunday February 25 2018

Reminder…first meeting this weekend Sunday February 25 2018 at 7:00pm!!


Local 1996-O will be having 2 roadshows for the proposed Tentative Agreement at the following locations.

February 25 2018 7:00pm – 9:30pm

THE BRIGHTON Convention & Event Centre (Capacity 1200)
2155 McNicoll Ave,
Toronto, Ontario M1V 5P1

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The Brighton

March 4 2018 7:00pm – 9:30pm

Mississauga Convention Centre (Capacity 700)
75 Derry Road West,
Mississauga, ON
L5W 1G3

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Mississauga Convention Centre

Please see the below Tentative Agreement and your current CBA for review

BTS Tentative Agreement

BTS-Collective Agreement 2011-2018

Come out to the Time to Care rally: February 27


I am writing to ask that you come out to an important rally in support of a minimum standard of care for all long-term care residents.

Bill 33, the Time to Care Act, calls for a minimum standard of four hours of daily, hands-on care for residents in long-term care. The bill has passed second reading, and now we need to keep the pressure on to ensure it becomes law before the June 7 provincial election.

A community and labour rally will take place on February 27 at 12 noon at Queen’s Park.

I am asking that you and your co-workers make every effort to attend so that we can have a strong showing. Please be sure to bring your flags! For more information, please click here.

Our union launched the #6minchallenge in early December, which calls on Ontarians to do the impossible – get ready in the morning in only six minutes. This is the average time that residents in long-term care have to get ready for breakfast each day, with the assistance of a personal support worker.

If you aren’t one of the more than 42,000 people who have already watched the video, be sure to check it out here and then take the challenge. Include the hashtag #6minchallenge in your social media post!

Our long-term care system in Ontario is in crisis. We need a minimum (four hours), measurable and enforceable standard of care. Change is long overdue.

I hope you will join me and other Unifor leaders and activists on February 27 at Queen’s Park.

In solidarity,

Naureen Rizvi
Ontario Regional Director

Labour Councils and Federation of Labour Councils


February 16, 2018
Sisters and Brothers,
As you are aware, Unifor has disaffiliated from the Canadian Labour Congress on a matter of principle related to the enforcement/application of the CLC Constitution. Today we continue to face a situation where the leadership at the CLC continues to cherry-pick the pieces of the Constitution it wishes to enforce.
In previous correspondence, we have outlined the lack of political will within the CLC to address issues Unifor had been raising. One of the areas of concern is related to the affiliation provisions of the CLC Constitution. We all know the provisions requiring affiliates to belong to federations of labour and labour councils are never enforced.


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