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April 3, 2020


Retiree Harry
Passes Away
March 23, 2020


& services
March 24,


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N.A. plants
to shutter
thru March 30

Detroit Car
Makers will
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Due to Virus

Detroit 3
Task Force


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and travel


Frank Marek
Passes Away
Feb 1, 2020


Geunthger Gahs
Passes Away
Jan 12, 2020


Regina Co-op
Picket Line
Jan 2020


Toys for
the Peel
Aid Society




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Ford Health
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Nov 2016


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Retiree Harry Chadwick
Passes Away
March 23, 2020

Harry Chadwick

November 13, 1930 - March 23, 2020

Retired May 1, 1992

Harry was President of Local 584 in the Early 80's and also served as Alderman for the city of Brampton and as a Member of Parliment from 1988 to 1993

Our sincerest condolences go out to his family.

Harry Chadwick will be buried in Collingwood on April 8th.  Brampton will be lowering the flag at City Hall
and will recognize his passing at the next City
Council meeting on April 8th



Novel Coronavirus
(COVID-19) Information

Message to the
584 Membership

Sisters and Brothers,

During these difficult times, your local Union is continuing to put pressure on the company to ensure the proper safety measures are being put in place during the COVID-19 outbreak, and to help protect our members and their families.

While Ford continues to provide parts for customers and emergency services, the Union is making sure the company is taking additional actions to keep our workforce in our parts distribution centers safe. This includes increase cleaning staff, increased disinfecting, and an effort to obtain more sanitizing supplies.

We are also doing everything possible to ensure our members are following the guidelines of social distancing, but we need your cooperation in making sure that happens.

We have taken appropriate measures to ensure that members who have travelled outside of the country are isolated. We also strongly encourage you to follow all directions provided by the government. The health and safety of the membership is paramount.

One question is, if employees are being advised to self-isolate, how will they be paid?

  • For those in self-isolation or quarantine for the workweek of Monday, March 16th to Friday, March 20th, 2020, you will receive Short Work Week benefits for this specific week. (Therefore, you would not apply for E.I. Sickness Benefits for this week)

  • If you remain or are starting a self-isolation or quarantine for the week beginning Monday, March 23rd and qualify, please complete an E.I. SICKNESS application. You will be required to apply for Employment Insurance Sickness Benefits to be compensated from this week forward.

The leadership of the Local 584 recognizes the stress and anxiety that our members are experiencing right now. Your local Union continues to stay in constant contact with our National Union to provide as many answers as we can for our members.

If you do have a question or see an issue out on the floor, do not hesitate to call our offices any time or speak to a rep out on the floor. If it is a benefits question, please contact the benefits office at (905) 454-6074). We will continue to update you immediately when any changes occur.

Thank you for your continued patience during this difficult time!

Wishing you and your families good health and safety during these challenging times.

In Solidarity,

Gary Rumboldt-Local 584 Plant Chairperson       Phone # 905-454-6030

Sandy Knight- Local 584 President                       Phone # 905-454-6080


The Government of Ontario list of
essential workplaces and services
- Here

Green Shield Update on Travel - March 24, 2020 - Here

GSC Update: The latest info on the coronavirus and travel implications

Approved disinfectant list: Top brands on the EPA’s registered disinfectant list

Self-assessment: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Unifor Virus Fact Sheet: Facts Sheet Download

Please remember to always wash your hands!

Hand Washing video




Next Meeting:

April Meeting
10 AM

May 10th Meeting
Also Cancelled

Cancelled due to
COVID-19 Virus

The safety of our members
is of uptmost importance

Lion's Hall
45 Avondale Blvd.


The next meeting will be posted when
the virus situation is resolved.




April 3, 2020

Unifor members step up to make hand sanitizer, protective face shields, and fabric surgical masks to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Tragic nursing home deaths expose underlying issues in long-term care. New wage subsides help Canadian businesses keep workers on the payroll. Plus share your COVID-19 story with Unifor members across the country.


Unifor locals come together to combat COVID-19 and deliver hand sanitizer made by Local 2027 members to health care facilities across


We want to hear from you! Send us a video to let us know how you are coping at home or if you’re one of our many essential workers (#CovidHeroes) tell us about your experience at work. We’re all in this together so let’s connect.


Unifor members and staff are volunteering their time and expertise to create personal protection equipment to help frontline medical professionals and members of the community avoid exposure to the COVID-19 virus.

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney lays off approximately 20,000 education support staff workers despite the obvious harm to education and the economy.

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the perilous conditions in nursing homes across the country. Safe working conditions in long-term care facilities mean safe living conditions for the residents.

After weeks of advocating for worker wage subsidies Unifor welcomes the federal government’s move to expand eligibility to include large and small employers.

Ontario’s emergency powers may do more harm than good. Read more on how long-term care homes won’t have to report incidents or follow normal hiring guidelines while PSW shortages plagued the industry well before the pandemic.

It is both okay and normal to feel out of sorts because of the global COVID-19 crisis. Find helpful supports in Unifor’s new mental health resource.

The pandemic has highlighted how frontline workers, often women, are underpaid and under-valued. Join a virtual rally on Equal Pay Day, April 4, to demand a new normal that leaves
no one behind!

Unifor members at Bell Canada step up as shutdowns in offshore facilities combined with increased need for assistance cause a spike in calls to customer support agents.

Unifor honours trans and non-binary members, who continue to help build our union and strengthen our movement. We celebrated Trans Day of Visibility on March 31.


Unifor Local 594 bargaining committee rejects new Co-op concessions and encourages the company to ratify the provincially-appointed mediators’ recommendations.

Workers at women's shelter located in Northwestern Ontario join Unifor.


Canada Council, Regional Councils and Education programs are cancelled as Unifor closes offices and staff work from home as
COVID-19 crisis unfolds.



Unifor continues to add new COVID-19 related resources and update existing fact sheets with the latest information to support members during the pandemic. Visit the COVID-19 resources page to access.

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