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Results for UWOSA Call for Nominations 2012

Good morning,

The following individuals have been acclaimed for the 2012-2014 electoral year, which begins on May 1st:

EXECUTIVE
President: John Critchley
Vice President: Stephanie Macleod
Chief Steward: Deb Novakowski
Treasurer: Rob Fournier
Membership Services Officer: Denise Farr
Health and Safety Officer: Dax Chauvin
Secretary: Cinthia Maclean

STEWARDS COUNCIL
Area E: Lotte Huxley
Area F: Mary Van de Ven
Area G: Maureen O'Connell
Area H: Meg Perinpanayagam
Area K: Carey Platt
Area N: Lori Dengler
Area P: Nancy Warren
Area Q: Karen Foullong
Area S: Wendy Hough
Area S: Boun Thai
Area T: Meera Karajgikar

Congratulations to all returning and new members!

Jennifer Brace
Chair, Elections Committee

UWOSA ELECTIONS - Deadline for Nominations January 31st

Dear Members,

The deadline for Nominations is quickly approaching! Please ensure that you have your nomination form in by January 31st.

Here is the link to the Nomination Form: http://uwosa.ca/content/submitting-nomination

For more information, click on the "UWOSA Election Page" link under the Main Menu to the left.

Jennifer Brace, Chair
UWOSA Elections Committee

London Shows Up to Support Union Members

Over 5,000 people braved the cold on Saturday to support locked-out employees of Electro-Motive here in London. UWOSA was there!

London Day of Action - Saturday, January 21st


Calling all UWOSA Members!

Please come down to Victoria Park this Saturday, January 21st to show that UWOSA supports the locked out employees of Electro Motive, here in London.

We will be meeting at the Cenotaph at 10:45 am, near the corner of Wellington and Dufferin Streets. Look for the orange UWOSA vests - you won't be able to miss them!

Electro-Motive Lockout

Members of CAW at the Electro-Motive plant on Oxford Road East in London are standing together on picket lines after being locked out for rejecting employer demands of a 50% wage cut and major changes to their pension plan and benefits.

In 2008 the Conservative government gave Electro-Motive millions of dollars in tax breaks and subsidies, then just two years later, in 2010, approved the sale of the plant to U.S. based Caterpiller -- CAT. This is a highly profitable company which in 2010 topped the Dow Jones Industrial Index with a 53% increase in its share values. Last year, sales were up 31% and profits soared 44%. Nevertheless, the company has proposed slashing wages at Electro-Motive and rolling back hard-won benefits. CAT has a history of confronting and breaking union power, and there are fears that, having acquired the technology and market share from Electro-Motive, CAT intends to move production to a non-union plant in the U.S.

This as a key dispute, the outcome of which may have a significant impact on unionized workers, like ourselves, and contract negotiations in the future.
UWOSA supports the efforts of the CAW members at Electro-Motive and direct our members to the CAW website at www.caw.ca for further information on this dispute.

Stephanie Macleod
Vice President

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