Friday, February 01, 2013

Notice of Special Union Meeting - DATE CHANGE

DATE:    Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

TIME:     7:00 pm

PLACE:  Comfort Hotel - located across the street from Woodbine racetrack at the south east corner of Hwy 27 and Rexdale Blvd

Meeting Agenda:


Your attendance is important

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Update from the Negotiating Committee

On Nov 20, 2012, we formally signed the new Collective Agreement that will be in effect until Dec.31, 2014. You will be receiving a copy in the near future, as soon as the Company can print them.

Also, on that date, the Company agreed to renew the “Letter of Understanding RE: Trial for Reduced Off-Season Days of the Week Prioritization”. This means that starting the week of Dec. 16 2012, until the week ending March 30 2013, you may elect to prioritize only four different days of the week.

A “ROE” (record of employment) will automatically be generated and sent out to Service Canada when you have not worked for seven days. These days do not have to be in one week but must be consecutive.

Loss of “A” status
For any members that will fall below the 24 hour average for the period from April 1, 2012 to Dec.31, 2012, the following will happen:
On or about the middle of January 2013, you will receive from the Company a letter stating you will lose your “A”. This letter will explain your options and dates you have to exercise these options. You are an “A” member with full rights under the collective agreement until the date stated on this letter.

For those members who are 55 years old and older at that time are eligible to take early retirement as outlined in our collective agreement. Early retirement is separate from the options above and will not be included in the letter you will receive.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Notice of Meeting

DATE:    Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

TIME:     7:00 pm

PLACE:  Comfort Hotel - located across the street from Woodbine racetrack at the south east corner of Hwy 27 and Rexdale Blvd

Meeting Agenda:
  • Nominations for Interim replacements for Executive board members and committee members for our Local 2007
  • Stewards and Committee Persons
Your attendance is important

Friday, August 10, 2012

Deadline For VRSP Apllications is September 1, 2012

This is a reminder of the upcoming deadline for the applications for the thirty (30) remaining Voluntary Resignation with Severance Payment (VRSP) packages available. All applications must be submitted no later than 1200 hours (noon) on September 1, 2012.

 All previous VRSP applications that were declined will need to be re-submitted for the September 1, 2012 deadline. Please be reminded that the application is irrevocable once it has been completed and submitted.

Thursday, May 03, 2012

CAW Group Home & Auto Insurance - CAW/CEP New Union Project

The CAW’s own group home and auto insurance program is now open to all CAW members. Click on the logo below for more information.

As many of you are now well aware, the CAW and CEP are engaged in preliminary talks to discuss the prospect of forming a new, Canadian union. In our effort to communicate this initiative with our members, and the broader public, we’ve set up a project “micro-site” that can be found by clicking on the logo below.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


The following information is a general overview of some of the rules of eligibility for Employment Insurance (EI) and Canada Pension Plan (CPP).
The union or any of its representatives do not take any responsibility for the content of this information and how it will affect each individuals claim for EI or CPP.


1)    For those employees who have taken or will be taking the severance package and have resigned or will resign from the workplace; You have four weeks from your resignation date to apply for EI .
When you apply for EI, the employment insurance office will determine how long your severance will last based on your average week’s earnings. This will all be indicated on your record of employment (ROE).  Once your severance is exhausted by their calculations then your EI will start. Your will not lose any of your eligible weeks of EI due to your severance.

*For those employees who were able to transfer some or all of their severance into their RRSP account you will have to discuss this with the EI office to see how this is handled.

**One thing regarding EI; once you are receiving the benefit you must report any earnings you have and if you are away on vacation for an extended period. Service Canada does have a cooperative program with Custom’s Canada to match any EI recipients to people who have left the country. Extended vacations would be of concern; weekend shopping in Buffalo would not be a concern.

2)    Anyone between the ages of 60 and 65 and who do not plan to work, should be aware that if they do not apply for CPP now, the years between 60 and 65 that they do not work will be included in calculating the eventual amount of CPP you will receive. Service Canada does eliminate a percentage of your low earning years from the calculation, so if you do not work this will add more low earning years to the calculation and possibly lower your CPP benefit.

3)   Anyone who is medically documented to be permanently disabled and unable to work should apply for disability CPP regardless of their age.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Assistance, please

Any member who has a valid phone number for Richard Swinburk or knows how to contact him either call me at 905-334-6118 or have Richard call me. 

Thank you, 
Bob Ciprick