Retiree Christmas Lunch
It was a great day to reminisce and meet old colleagues at the Annual Retiree Christmas Luncheon. Thank you to CMHA for their presentation on Mental Health.
National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
On December 6, take a pause to recognize the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. As we remember the 13 engineering students and one worker who were murdered at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal in 1989 by an act of gender-based violence, we also commemorate all the missing and murdered Aboriginal women, transgender women, and each woman whose life has been harmed or lost to gender-based violence.
Fill a Purse for a Sister
The 3rd annual Fill a Purse for a Sister campaign was a great success. The LCBO gift card raffle was a fun way to collect donations to fill the purses. In all, we donated five boxes of feminine hygiene products, four boxes of toiletries, 190 filled purses, 18 teen purses, eight prom purses, and we have 92 empty purses to start us off for next year.
It was rainy, it was cold, but we still had so many people come to our tree lighting.
Thank you so much to those that braved the weather to join us. Thank you Eva, an inspiring honouree who spoke of a young woman without a name that has now found her name, her voice, and is shining her light so brightly it can be seen for miles.
19 single lanterns and 23 candles in the middle lantern representing the women and children staying at Hiatus House tonight.
Our donation to the Inn from our first Paint Nite
TAKE BACK THE NIGHT
Hundreds of people participated in Windsor’s 26th Annual Take Back the Night rally and march to end domestic violence and sexual assault against women along the streets of Windsor, Ontario.
Local 2458’s Women’s Committee put on a paint night to benefit The Inn of Windsor. The Inn of Windsor was established to provide a community based residential care program to serve females 13 up to age of 18 years, as well as an independent living program for males and females ages 16 to 21 who are in need of community supports.
HUMAN RIGHTS CONFERENCE
LABOUR DAY PARADE WINDSOR – PORT ELGIN
Labour Day is an occasion to campaign for and celebrate workers’ rights during parades and picnics organized by trade unions.
UNIFOR CANADA COUNCIL
Canadian Council is a democratic force for union activism, solidarity, and strength. Canadian Council is a forum of accountability and organizing which will involve and engage thousands of local union activists in the life of the union.
PRIDE PARADE WINDSOR
Windsor-Essex Pride Fest’s goal is to empower LGBTIQ2S individuals through it’s social and recreation programs and facilitate opportunities for connection and belonging to reduce social isolation. This is done through age-specific activities, peer-facilitated groups, workshops, and special events/initiatives.
UNIFOR WOMEN’S CONFERENCE
This year’s Women’s Conference, with the theme of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Rights, is a chance to come together, build skills, exchange knowledge, and strategize for the future.
UNIFOR LOCAL 2458 GOLF TOURNAMENT
Proceeds benefitting Wounded Warriors of Canada.
PEOPLE’S TRADE AGENDA TOWN HALL’
Everyone is welcome to join the conversation as Unifor re-imagines what a People’s Trade agenda might look like.
BOB PROBERT RIDE
Motorcycle poker run in support of Cardiac Services in Windsor-Essex.
BRUCE DICKIE’S RETIREMENT
Congratulations Bruce and thank you for your years of dedicated activism.
CHARLIE BROOKS GOLF TOURNAMENT
Union Members and Retirees helping their local candidates in the Provincial Election.
GARY PARENT AWARDS
Congratulations to Mike Kisch, Shelley Smith, and Darlene Jacobs for being awarded three of the 2018 Gary L. Parent Labour Activist Awards
WOMAN TO WOMAN WORKSHOP
Discussion of election topics as they relate to women
UNIFOR EDUCATION CONFERENCE
WOMEN LEADING THE WAY LUNCHEON
Women Leading the Way in Windsor-Essex County is a committed group of women leaders working together to engage other women in our community. Women have a unique approach to giving and a desire to create true, lasting change.
FAIR VOTE LOBBY
Lobbying for Proportional representation to make every vote count.
DAY OF MOURNING
About 200 people marched from Windsor’s St. Augustine Church to the riverfront monument to injured and killed workers in Coventry Gardens.
ELECTION TOWN HALL
Presentations on making your vote count.
Members of local unions shut down Chatham Street East, in front of Caesars Windsor to rally for casino workers who are on strike.
HOUSE OF SOPHROSYNE PJ PARTY
The House strives to facilitate the process of rebuilding physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually with self-esteem and self-concept as integral themes. Recognizing that addictions affect individuals, families, and communities the House provides support programs to address all of these issues.
6 MINUTE CHALLENGE
The long-term care sector in Ontario is at a crisis point. Ongoing budgetary cuts combined with short staffing and more complex patient needs mean that residents are not getting the care that they need.
Did you know that in many long-term care facilities, personal support workers have only six minutes in the morning to prepare residents for breakfast?
Unifor is proposing a Six Minute Challenge: can you get ready in six minutes in the morning? Give it a try! Then challenge your MPP and let them know that they need to support four hours of direct, hands on care per resident, every single day.
Currently, there is no minimum standard of daily care. Approximately 78,000 Ontarians live in long-term care homes, most of who are over 85 years old and have mobility issues, dementia, and complex medical needs.
Unifor is urging all political parties to support four hours of minimum daily care in long-term care homes, the integration of front-line workers into the implementation of the new Aging with Confidence: Ontario’s Action Plan for Seniors,’ as well as measures for accountability by nursing home operators to be included in the new regulations.
Tampon Tuesday is a unique way to gather with women in your community to network, socialize, and go with the flow. Collections of feminine hygiene products go to local food banks.
EQUAL PAY DAY
Equal Pay Day is the approximate day that the typical woman must work into the new year to make what the typical man made at the end of the previous year. Based on ACS Census data, the 2018 wage gap between men and women is $.80 (cents). The gap is far wider for women of color as compared to white, non-Hispanic men and moms as compared to dads. Click on the links below for more information on equal pays days and contributors to the wage gap.
Canada-wide Day of Action planned in support of Tim Hortons workers.