Monthly Archives: November 2010

November Educational Weekend in Huntsville

Members from across Region 3 gathered in Huntsville for a weekend of fun and learning.

Health and Safety: Level 2

Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) – Level 2

Climate Change: It’s a Union Issue

LEC Leadership and Team Development

Advanced Grievance Handling for Union Building

The participants were briefed on the progress of the Fair Taxation Campaign and they discovered that together they stood to lose $793,617 in five years.

Invest in Ontatio


During a new stewards training members from Local 313 utilized the wage calculator to determine how the McGuinty wage freeze will effect them. In five years these members who provide valuable public service dispatching emergency vehicles will loose $86,000. Premier McGuinty claims he needs the members money to help pay off the deficit, during the same five years the McGuinty government will continue to give corporation huge tax cuts! If the premier was truly interested in paying off the deficit he would cancel the corporate tax cuts that cost the Government 2.4 billion dollars!

If you want to know how the wage freeze will affect your pay go to and use the wage calculator. It is easy to use and just takes a few minutes. After you realize that the wage freeze is in fact a wage cut to you and your family, you can send a message directly to your MPP, just add on your information and the message will automatically be sent!

If you would like one of our Region 3 “Invest in Ontario” mobilizers to attend your local meeting, set up and lunch & learn or just come and speak with your members about the wage freeze feel free to contact them.

It is time for all members to ADD IT UP, TALK IT UP!!

Stacey Tomblin
Ken Hord        
Cindy Hayes-Wright

Volunteers target Peterborough

On November 15th nineteen member volunteers distributed 2,500 pamphlets in Peterborough. The pamphlets called on the Liberal Government to cancel corporate tax cuts and invest in Public services. For over six hours members traveled in teams going door to door covering the south and east areas of Peterborough. With recent cuts to the Peterborough hospital never has our message been so relevant in Peterborough. The pamphlets called on constituents to call MPP Jeff Leal raising concerns about the $2.4 billion corporate tax cuts the Liberals give out each year. If Jeff Leal won’t listen to our message maybe he will listen to his constituents.

Other members have volunteered to take pamphlets into their neighborhoods to distribute our message.

A big thank you to those members who joined us in our door to door drop.

In Solidarity
Pete Wright