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Unifor Updates
Feb 21, 2020

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Frank Marek
Passes Away
Feb 1, 2020

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Retiree
Geunthger Gahs
Passes Away
Jan 12, 2020
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FORD/UAW
Contract
Brochure
Nov 2019

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GM-UAW
Ratification
Results
Oct 2019

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UAW GM
Hourly
Agreement

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Retiree
Thanksgiving
Luncheon
Oct 11, 2019
Pictures

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Retiree Ron
Deamer
Passes Away
August 12. 2019

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Retiree Peter
Richards
Passes Away
July 31, 2019

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Retiree Joe
Hendren
Passes Away
May 22, 2019

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Retiree David
Faris Passes
Away May 12,
2019
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GM Oshawa
Special
Bulletin
May 2019

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Green Shield
Delisted
Providers

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Retiree Vaughn
Geldart Passes
Away Feb 7, 2019

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UNIFOR GM
Video Aired
During
Super Bowl

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GM Oshawa
Headquarters
Rally Pictures
January
23, 2019

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Local 584
December 2018
Partsline

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Video of
Jerry Dias
Speaking to
Local 222
on GM
Oshawa
Plant
Closure

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Unifor
2019
Calendar

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Government
Benefits
2019

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Ford Collective
Agreement
Effective
Nov 7, 2016

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Ford Health
Care Benefit
Booklet
Nov 2016

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Ford Life &
Disability
Booklet
2016

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Ford Pension
Booklet 2016

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2016 Benefits
Appendix R

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LOCAL 584
Membership

Meeting

Next Meeting:

CONTRACT PROPOSAL
MEETING *

Sunday March 22, 2020
10 AM

Lion's Hall
45 Avondale Blvd.

AGENDA:

* Please note that the regular membership meeting
for March is cancelled as the Proposal meeting
will take place 2 weeks later

Also the April meeting will take place April 5th
at 10 am a week earlier as the regular meeting
takes place on Easter Sunday


 

 

FRANK MAREK PASSES AWAY FEB 1, 2020

Retired October 1, 2003
38.3 Years of Service

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of a great friend and Union activist Frank Marek. Frank passed away Feb 1, 2020.

Frank was Local 584's Chairperson from 1967 to 1998. For 25 years and 9 sets of negotiations he was instrumental in bringing most of the benefits,
wages and pensions that we enjoy today.

Frank has always been a fighter for worker
rights and a strong voice for retirees especially
in our fight to regain our pension cost of living.
Frank also served as Vice-Chair of local 584
Retirees executive for many years.

Frank will not only be remembered as a fighter but also for being a very generous man with a great sense of humour, a kind person and a real gentleman. Franks biggest passion was fishing.  

He will be sadly missed by all who had the
pleasure and honour to know him.

Our sincerest condolences go out to his entire
family for their loss of a true icon.

Celebration of Life
for Frank Marek

Sunday February 16, 2020

1 pm to 4 pm


Memoriam Funeral Services.

633419 Hwy 10,
Unit B1 
Mono, ON
L9W 6Z1

Tel: 1-519-415-4687

Mono Plaza, Hwy 10 - 2 miles north of Orangeville.
It is on the northernmost end of the plaza around the back.

https://www.imfunerals.com/directions

Obituary

Marek, Frank

May 14, 1942 ~ February 1, 2020
(age 77)


Departed to ride The Great Fishing Boat in the Sky on Saturday, Feb 1, 2020 at the ripe old age of 77 after complications due to heart surgery. Joining his beloved wife Eileen, who has been calling him since her earthly departure in 2014 to finally get home and help her redecorate their heavenly living room and dining room.

Eternal fishing guide to his sons Paul and Kevin (Dana), and beloved tall-tale storyteller to his grandchildren Vann and Ty. Frank also joins his dearly missed sister Vilma (Rick) and beloved brother Stevie (Diane) at The Great Dinner Table with their angelic parents Steve and Rita. Leaving some pickerel and lake trout for his much-loved brothers Jimmy (Joan), Joseph (Elaine), David (Irene) and Johnny (Linda) to catch. Frank's tales were also deeply cherished by sister/brother in-laws Janet (Mark), Lorraine and Dennis, as well as being a dearly-loved patriarchal uncle by over a dozen nieces and nephews, as well as many children of friends that called him "Uncle Frank".

Frank very much enjoyed letting his closest friends Chris, Peter, Pete and Dan actually catch the fish, while he'd fib about it to his dearest friends George & Ann and Donna who've been awaiting his heavenly arrival with wife Eileen. While not fishing, Frank touched many lives in the labour movement as the longest-standing Local Union Chairman in CAW (UNIFOR) history, at Ford's Brampton Local 584.

Frank will be fondly remembered by his many union brothers and sisters for being instrumental in bringing vacation time to union workers across Canada. A private cremation service was held, but Paul and Kevin would like to extend a warm invite to all family, friends and neighbours whom Frank's loving and humorous energy touched, to join them in sharing great food, beer & wine, stories and lots of laughs in loving memory of this wonderful fisherman (or so he thought).

Please bring your favourite funny story to share - help us put the "fun" in funeral. The memorial party will be from 1pm to 4pm on Sunday February 16th, at the In Memoriam Life Celebration Center, Mono Plaza, 633419 Hwy 10, Unit B1, Mono. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Headwaters Hospital Palliative Care Unit.

Online condolences and donations may be made at www.imfunerals.com

In Memoriam Funeral Services Inc. has been given the honour to serve the Marek Family.

To send flowers to Frank's family, please visit our floral section.

 

 

 

Retiree Guenther Gahs
Passes Away Jan 12, 2020

Retired: Mar 1, 1995
29.3 yrs of service

February 9th, 1933 - January 12th, 2020

Our sincerest Condolences go out to his family

Obituary

Guenther passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at Joseph Brant Hospital, Burlington, with his family by his side. He was predeceased by his loving wife Jean (Brown) Gahs. He will be profoundly missed by his children Lorraine LaHay (Don) and David Gahs. Guenther was a proud Opa to Traci, Craig, Mitchell and Heather and Great Grandpa to Aislynn. He will be fondly remembered by his siblings Elsbeth (Franz Joseph) and Siegfried Gahs and their families, extended family, Nan and Michael Browne, Gordon and Kathy Brown and his nieces and nephews, Lesley, Louise (Larry), Ian, Linda, Gary, Craig and Patricia.

Many thanks to the staff of Joseph Brant Hospital Palliative Team for their care and compassion during this difficult time.

https://www.smithsfh.com/memorials/guenther-gahs/4073485/

 

 

REGINA CO-OP REFINERY PICKET LINE
Week of January 20, 2020


Lisa Gergenti, Debby Kent and Sandy Knight brave the cold while picketing in Regina

 

 

 

Toys for the Peel region
Children’s Aid Society

Andrew Lardner dropping off children’s toys
for the Peel region children’s aid society.
These were to replace their old, damaged ones.


 

 

Supporting
Ending Violence
Against Women
December 6, 2019



 

LOCAL 584
75th Anniversary
November 23, 2019

Message from President Jerry Dias

On behalf of Unifor and our 315,000 members, I extend my heartfelt congratulations on the 75th anniversary of UAW, CAW, and now Unifor Local 584. This is an incredible milestone and an important day for the entire Unifor family. The leadership and membership of Local 584, both past and present, have an earned legacy of committed labour and social activism.

You are a local union who has always punched above your weight at the bargaining table. Your participation at the master bargaining table and in the collective bargaining process has helped produce significant gains not just for Ford workers and their families, but for all workers in Canada.

Local 584 has a rich and proud history marked by sacrifice, support, commitment and most importantly, solidarity. Local 584 demonstrated these qualities from the time of its inception, offering financial and other support to Ford Windsor workers during their historic 99 day strike in 1945. This at a time when Local 584's general fund was barely enough to sustain itself. This action wasn’t just a charitable deed at a time of relative scarcity and rampant poverty, it was more than anything a deeply political act of solidarity in a time of crisis. An act of solidarity that would contribute to Ford workers achieving one of the most important wins in Canadian labour history.

I am sorry I could not be with you as you celebrate. Today, I am addressing our members gathered for this years BC Regional Council. However, together we can share our thoughts about both the past and the future. The strength you bring to the Unifor family through your history of solidarity and commitment will be needed now more than ever, as workers rights’ continue to be attacked and as our union continues to fight for those less fortunate than ourselves. I know Local 584 will continue to be an active participant in advancing workers rights.

Once again, on behalf of the 315,000 members of Unifor across Canada, I offer my personal congratulations as you celebrate your 75th year and wish you all the best as we look forward to the next 75 years ahead.

In solidarity,
Jerry Dias
National President

 

Remembrance Day
Brampton City Hall
November 11, 2019



 

Thanks James Borges

Local 584 member James Borges wanted to show his
support for our Thanksgiving Food Drive and
vowed to donate a dollar for ever pound collected.
True to his word he presented a cheque in
the amount of $1,142.00 that went to the Knights Table.

Thank you James for your generosity.


 

 

Congratulations to
our Newest Retirees

GREG BARNARD
Oct 1, 2019
MICHEL ROY
Nov 1, 2019
   
 
Michael
Thompson

Dec 1, 2019
 


See all Local 584 Retirees here

 


 

Retirees Thanksgiving Luncheon
October 11, 2019

Click on Photo to Enlarge

More Photos Here

 

 

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February 21, 2020


Unifor and Co-op begin mediated bargaining. Ontario workers prepare to join the massive People vs. Conservative Cuts Rally. Del Monte workers vote overwhelmingly to join Unifor. Plus, as Repetitive Strain Injury Awareness Day approaches, take a quick survey to identify and help eliminate workplace injuries.

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Locked out Coop Refinery workers explain why they picketed at secondary employer locations, including this gas station in Saskatoon.

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Ontario workers will unite at the
People vs. Conservative Cuts Rally
this Saturday in Niagara Falls to
take a stand against destructive
Ford government policies.

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Unifor welcomes 250 new members as Del Monte employees vote to gain a strong voice for workers in their Oshawa, Ontario workplace.

Time after time, Co-op has been let off the hook by the provincial government, the police, and the courts. This has to stop if the lockout is going to end.

The annual Regional Tour 2020 offers a unique opportunity to meet and exchange with Unifor Quebec Director Renaud Gagné.

B.C. Regional Council Chair
Leanne Marsh and Unifor Indigenous Liaison Gina Smoke led members participating in the 29th Women’s Memorial March in Vancouver.

Healthcare members at Schlegel Village ready to take job action to fight for a fair collective agreement despite employer threats.

Unifor continues to share stories of Black member activists during Black History Month as we honor the legacy of ancestors and celebrate work done today.

 

 

 

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Unifor continues to make powerful gains for transportation workers as fuel truck drivers at Trimac ratify a new collective agreement that includes fair wage gains and improved bereavement leave.
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Agropur Dairy Cooperative members in Nova Scotia secure strong deal after a respectful and collaborative round of bargaining.
READ MORE

It’s time to stop the erosion of good jobs in Manitoba as Local 7 kicks off bargaining with Bell MTS.
READ MORE

New scab housing at the Co-op Refinery demonstrates what Local 594 members already know: Co-op is not interested in a resolution to the 11-week old lockout.
READ MORE

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Unifor brought the fight against Federated Co-operatives to Prince George last week, preventing Co-op tankers from loading fuel at a Northern B.C. refinery.

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February 29 marks Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) Awareness Day. Learn more about the symptoms of RSI and take a brief survey to identify how your daily duties impact you.


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Unifor

205 Placer Court, Toronto ON   M2H 3H9
Toll-free: 1-800-268-5763   |   communications@unifor.org

 

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS
TO THE WINNERS
OF THE PAID DAY
OFF RAFFLE

PAID DAY OFF
CHRIS MORTIMER

$25 GIFT CARD
BRAD MAYBERRY

Thank you for your support
and participation
"75th Anniversary
Committee
"

 

 



UNIFOR LOCAL 584 GOLF DAY
SEPT 14, 2019 (Click on Photo)

 

NEMAK RALLY
WINDSOR
SEPT 12, 2019



 

Labour Day Parade
Toronto
2019


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UNIFOR 3rd CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION
QUEBEC CITY AUGUST 2019

 

 

 

Congratulations to
Our 2019 Retirees

February 1, 2019

Shelley Sneider
Pam Lyon
Bernie Grenier
Ellen Ward

Mike Robertson

March 1, 2019

Anna Black
Ray Stoodley
Mark Bignell
Robert Opolnieks

April 1, 2019

Jeanette Veeneman

June 1, 2019

Barb Morrison

July 1, 2019

Yvonne Rodney
Dwayne Decoste

August 1, 2019

Steve Hutchens
Carolyn Wilson
Ted Tierney
Steve Burns

September 1, 2019

Sylvie Dumouchel
Lynn Leblanc
Roy Appleton
Gary Farmer

October 1, 2019

Greg Barnard

November 1, 2019

Michel Roy

 

Congratulations to our Newest Retirees

Dwayne Decoste &
Yvonne Rodney
July 1, 2019

Yvonne Rodney - 31.0 Yrs      Dwayne Decoste - 30.9 Yrs

 

 

Alzheimer's Walk
June 1, 2019
in Port Credit

Alzheimer's walk in Port Credit. Unifor
Local 584 raised $700.00. Jim William's,
Sharon Crossley, Paul Friesen, Michelle &
Charlie, Nancy and Sandy Knight.
Great job Team.

 

Barb Morrison
Retirees June 1, 2019



Congratulations to Barb as she joins the
ever increasing number of retired members.

We'd like to thank her for her contribution to Local 584
and her support of our Retirees and Active members.

We want to wish her the best of luck in her retirement
and many years of rest, relaxation and gardening.



 

 

Local 584 Women's Day
March 3, 2019


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UNIFOR GM VIDEO
Aired during Super Bowl



 

Pam Lyon Retirement
Get Together January 30, 2019

 

 

Workers Occupy GM
Headquarters in Oshawa

Workers blocked outside entrances to GM headquarters at a protest that began early Wednesday. Workers blocked road access into the facility and placed signs and placards in the snow.


For More Pictures Click Here

 

Local 584 Supports GM Local 222

 

Local 584 Thanks James Borges
for his Exceptional Charity donation
to our Adopt a Family and the
Children's Christmas Tree


 

 

Ontario Regional Conference Toronto
November 30, 2018



 

Video of Jerry Dias Speaking to
Local 222 on GM Oshawa Plant Closure

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IbJC7C0v1s

 

PharmaCare

 

 

Membership meetings are held at 10 am,
the second Sunday of every month
(except July, August & December)


The meetings take place at:
Spot One,
289 Rutherford Rd South
,
 Brampton, ON L6W 3R9

 

UNIFOR LOCAL
584 BY-LAWS

 

Updated By-Laws May 2017 (Updated)

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