Tel/Tél:416.497.4110 l Toll-free/Sans frais:1.800.268.5763 l Fax/Téléc:416.495.3764 l unifor.org/organize Bureau national 205 Placer Court Toronto, Ontario M2H3H9 National Office 205 Placer Court Toronto, ON M2H 3H9 Jerry Dias National President Président National Michel Ouimet Quebec Director Directeur Québécius Peter Kennedy National Secretary-Treasurer Secrétaier-trésorier national
April 28, 2015
Local Union Presidents & Recording Secretaries
Building membership, building power, building our union.
2015 Unifor Organizing Forum
August 17 – 18, 2015
Union members know that individual workers face great challenges in today’s job market. On their own, workers can never hope to improve working conditions, protections and their socio-economic situation. Only by being members of a union, through representation and collective bargaining, can workers win the power to improve and protect their living standards.
Organizing builds unions as credible, influential, and lasting organizations. But for the union, organizing is not just about getting more members. It is about solidifying and expanding our strength, power and influence – in workplaces and in society. New membership and density increase our power and influence in our companies and sectors and in the broader political arena. They also help us to defend the historical gains that are embodied in our existing collective agreements: it simply won’t be possible for already unionized workers to hang onto their existing compensation and conditions, if the influence of unionization and collective bargaining continues to wane in the face of employer and government attacks.
Unifor’s very first Organizing Forum will tackle these issues head on: How do we organize effectively?
How do we reach out to other workers in our existing workplaces and communities? How to maximize our chances of success with new workers interested in joining Unifor? And many more!
Tel/Tél:416.497.4110 l Toll-free/Sans frais:1.800.268.5763 l Fax/Téléc:416.495.3764 l unifor.org/organize
The Organizing Forum will be a chance to hear from inspiring speakers, learn tricks from the field with experienced organizers, and map out the next steps of building a fighting organizing union. You’ll leave the forum with concrete tools to take the next step to organize more workers in your sector and region, despite challenging labour laws and organizing environments.
This forum is open to local unions interested in gaining more power at the bargaining table and playing a role in Unifor’s organizing program.
The Organizing Forum will take place at the Palais des Congrès, 1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle, Montréal, Quebec.
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Intercontinental Montréal. The hotel information is as follows:
Intercontinental Montréal 360 Rue Saint Antoine Ouest
Montréal, QC H2Y 3X4
Tel: 514.847.8525 | Toll Free: 1.800.361.3600 $215.00 single or double (standard rooms only)
Cut off – July 27, 2015
Child care will be made available at the convention centre if there is a demand for it. If you are
interested in securing a space for childcare, please complete the attached childcare form and return it to Laurie Wright, Director of Childcare Services firstname.lastname@example.org by fax to 519.389.3544. Registration opens from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, August 16 at the Palais des Congrès directly outside of Salle 510. The forum will begin on Monday, August 17 at 9:00 a.m. with additional registration starting at 8:00 a.m.
A draft agenda will be made available in advance to those attending the forum. Please contact the Organizing Department with any questions or concerns by email to email@example.com toll free 1.800.268.5763 ext. 8485.
JOHN AMAN Director
cc: Front Office, National Representatives, National Co-ordinators, NEB, Laurie Wright Enclosures: Child care registration, Forum Registration
Unifor Organizing Forum
August 17-18, 2015
Montréal Convention Centre
Forum sur le recrutement d’Unifor
17-18 août 2015
Palais des congrès de Montréal
REGISTRATION FORM / FORMULAIRE D’INSCRIPTION
LOCAL UNION NO. / NOSECTION LOCALE: MEMBERS / MEMBRES :
Please Print or Type and fill in Completely/Veuillez écrire en lettres carrées ou à la machine, et remplir au complet
FIRSTNAME/PRÉNOM LASTNAME/NOM DE FAMILLE EMAILADDRESS/COURRIEL MALE/FEMALE
Please provide your delegates with a copy of this form to present at registration
Veuillez remettre à vos délégué(e)s une copie de ce formulaire à présenter au moment de l’inscription
LOCAL UNION ADDRESS / ADRESSE DE LA SECTION LOCALE:
Street / Rue City / Ville
Province Postal Code/Code Postal Tel No/Notél.
President’s Signature/Signature du président ou de la présidente (Please print and sign / Veuillez écrire en lettres moulées et signer)
PLEASE TAKE NOTE / À NOTER :
Mail this form to Laura Garvey, Unifor Organizing Department, 205 Placer Court,
UNIFOR CHILD CARE SERVICES REGISTRATION FORM
Unifor Family Education Centre 115 Shipley Avenue, R.R. # 1, Port Elgin, Ontario NOH 2C5 Telephone: (519) 389-3233 Facsimile: (519) 389-3544 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
. Date: _________________________.
Child's Name: .
Street & Number City Province Postal Code
Gender: _____________. Birthday: .
(day / month /year)
Principal Home Language: .
Name(s) of people to whom the child may be released: .
Name of Parent/Guardian: Local # (i.e. L. 222): Address(If different than above):
Street & Number City/Town Province Postal Code
Home Phone: Work Phone: .
Cell Phone: ________________________________________ E-Mail Address: __________________________________.
Child's Health Card Number and Initials:
Is your child receiving any medication on an ongoing basis? If yes describe what medication is for and times that it is to be taken:
Yes: . No: .
. . Does your child suffer from any medical conditions such as allergies, asthma and disease? If "yes", please list and explain in detail the medical condition:
. . .
Does your child have any dietary restrictions? If yes please list/explain: Yes: __________. No: _________. . . Does your child have any special needs such as but not limited to ADD, ADHD, Autism, Asperger Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy? If “yes”, please list and explain in detail the special need:
. . . Does your child have any behavioural issues/concerns that we need to be aware of in order to maintain his/her safety and the safety of the other children? If “yes”, please list and explain in detain the behavioural issues/concerns:
. . . Is your child physically able to take part in all program activities? Yes: . No: .
If no, please list restrictions: .
Do you grant permission for your son/daughter/ward to participate on short supervised walks or excursions within a 2 km. radius from Unifor Child Care facility in Port Elgin or the city that the program is taking place in?
Yes: . No: .
In the case of a medical emergency, every effort will be made to contact the child's parent(s) or guardian(s):
A. In the event of a medical emergency do you hereby grant permission for the staff of Unifor Child Care Services who are trained in emergency first aid and CPR to attend to your child?
Yes: . No: .
B. In the event that you cannot be reached, do you hereby grant permission for a physician/hospital, as selected by the Unifor Child Care Service to hospitalize and/or secure proper treatment for your child?
Yes: . No: .
The Unifor Child Care Service is a high profile program, do you hereby grant permission for your son/daughter/ward to be video taped or photographed by public media or Unifor Public Relations?
Yes: . No: .