A message from the President! NEW!!

Unifor Local 830 President’s Message

A look at what we have accomplished in 2017

We started the year off with planning for the United Way Conscious Kindness Day. The Manitoba Government proclaimed the whole week as Conscious Kindness. Many events were held throughout the City during the week of May 8th.

We had the National Equity Coordinator from Toronto come and visit our Local. They were impressed at how diverse we are.

We started the bargaining process by doing a survey, followed that with an agenda meeting and into bargaining. We had our bumps along the way but ended with the best Collective Agreement that we were able to bargain. Congratulations to everyone that helped play a role in the process and a big Heartfelt thanks to the Bargaining Committee! This is not an easy process and can be extremely stressful at times.

We had a very successful Chili Cook off in March. We raised approximately $260.00 for the United Way. We had a Pulled Pork Cook Off in November and raised approximately $255.00 for the United Way. We are in the process of doing a 50/50 draw, which will be held on Dec.15th. Good Luck to all!

We had an awesome Prairie Regional Council Conference in Edmonton in April. The theme of the conference was around Mental Health and the workplace. Some excellent speakers told their stories.

Some of us participated in the Pride Parade that was held in June.

In August Unifor Canadian Council Meeting was held in Winnipeg at the Convention Centre. There were approximately 1,000 delegates in attendance. There was some good debate and many good resolutions passed. Something that came out of Council was a resolution to acknowledge Oct.4th as Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Day in Manitoba. MLA Nahanni Fontaine put the proposal forward and it was passed into Legislation. Unifor held a ceremony at the Forks which was well attended. We also attended the ceremony at the Legislature for that day as well. We also passed a resolution to donate $25,000.00 to the North Point Douglas Women’s Shelter. They are experiencing a cut in their funding from the Provincial Government.

Some of us worked on Provincial Election campaigns throughout the year.

Winpak had an Employee Day and we raised $553.00 from the Dunk Tank for the United Way! Thanks to everyone that participated!

The Local also participated in the Unifor Rec Council Golf Tournament and sponsored a team. We also participated in the Unifor Rec Council Halloween Bingo Bowl, great time was had by all! We also purchased a table of ticket’s for the Christmas Party and gave them out to members to attend on a first come first serve basis.

We have attended several rallies this year due to the Provincial funding being cut to many services and legislation being passed that puts the Labour movement in a critical spot for working people.

Winpak’s United Way Campaign has kicked off, we had some good speakers including a past employee of Winpak that came to speak about his story, and how he has turned his life around, he is a success story!

We will be starting a new initiative in January of next year, look for the poster. We will be sponsoring 10 duffle bags filled with $100.00 worth of items to be taken with a member when travelling outside of Winnipeg.

We are looking forward to working with you in 2018!

Happy Safe Holidays from Your President Charlene Matheson and your Local Executive Members.