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Your Local 2025 executive acknowledges the courageous action by racialized and Indigenous members when they withdrew their labour in response to the lack of progress by PSAC as their employer in addressing issues of discrimination and systemic racism in their workplaces. A copy of their statement, which was sent as an auto-response to email they received on either Friday, June 19 or on Monday, June 21 – National Indigenous Peoples Day, is attached.

We want you to know that you have the full support of your union. It is unacceptable that the many recommendations made to the employer for years have been essentially ignored. Your latest action has sent an important message to the employer – you will wait no longer.

Last week, Local 2025 representatives met with Chris Aylward and Magali Picard and others to talk about the action that PSAC needs to undertake as an employer to combat racism, discrimination and oppression in the workplace.

Attached is an open letter to them from your executive, reiterating the positions taken at that meeting.
We encourage you to read it.

We understand the Directors team has been instructed to come up with implementation plans now with the following priority areas:

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We had a truly lovely celebration!

 

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Deanna Kimball won the contest for most articles of red worn - her prize was a $25 gift certificate for art from Justseeds.

Local 2025 will be holding a number of sessions to give members an opportunity to provide input to the PSAC’s operational review process through their union.

Even if you have already participated in the small, online discussion groups, you are welcome to join these sessions.

Details will be coming out very soon.

Written submissions

Members also have an opportunity to provide written submissions in the language of their choice. You are encouraged to do so using the discussion themes that were used in the online discussion groups but are not restricted to them.

You may want to review the attached power point documents, one on each of the four discussion themes. 

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UNIFOR Local 2025, in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en people and the Unist’ot’en camp, fully supports recognition of Anuc ‘nu’at’en as the highest law of Wet’suwet’en territory, and the rights of the Wet’suwet’en people as upheld in the Delgamuukw decision.

Support striking teachers

UNIFOR 2025 members have been out in full support of striking Ontario teachers.

Local members have been out supporting striking Ontario teachers on their picket lines in their battle against the Ford Conservative government.

The strike days are continuing and members in Ottawa and Toronto are encouraged to join the lines to show their support.

 

 

Call for nominations for the positions of:

  • Vice-President - Regions

  • Vice-President - Human Rights

- Call for nominations for the position of Unifor Local 2025 Vice-President - Regions

Local 2025 Vice-President for the regions Sherrill Robinson-Wilson has stepped down from her position. Our thanks to Sherrill for her contribution to the Unifor executive and particularly to our members in the regions.

For the months of January, February and March, Adrian Dumitru will be Acting Chief Steward, replacing Tiffani Tyner.

If you need representation, please contact Adrian who will assign a steward to assist you. If you wish to volunteer to become a steward, please let Adrian know. We need more!

I remind members that Adrian, our stewards and the members of the Local executive have full-time jobs with PSAC or USJE. If you need to meet with any of us, please arrange a suitable time to meet, unless the matter is one of a very urgent nature such as notice of a disciplinary meeting.

In solidarity,

Louise Laporte, President

As Chair of the Unifor 2025 Elections Committee, I am pleased to announce that the following comrades have been elected on the Bargaining Team:

Victoria Gibb-Carsley
Amy Kishek
Holmann Richard

And Erna Post as alternate.

Congratulations and thanks to all the candidates.

Pierre Lebel
Gaëlle Félix
Michael Lechasseur

Elections Committee / Comité des Élections
Unifor 2025

We need your bargaining proposals

Your bargaining team has been elected and now we need your suggestions for changes to the current collective agreement.

The members of your bargaining team are:  Victoria Gibb-Carlsley, Amy Kishek, Louise Laporte, Holmann Richard

There are several opportunities for you to provide your input in the next few weeks.

Input form:  attached is a form for you to use to submit your proposal(s). Please read it carefully. We need your reasons for proposing the change(s). You don’t need to use collective agreement language as long as you clearly identify what you want to see changed. Please use a separate form for each demand you have.

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