Friday, 22 September 2017

2017 Bargaining Approaching

Brothers and Sisters,

It's a been a tough year in the Mill. Local 592 is being challenged on all sides. On the shop floor, everyone wants to know- "What's happening with the new contract?"

The good news: Most of the other Unifor and PPWC Locals in the pulp and paper industry around the province have already accepted the Pattern Agreement, or at least agreed to it in principle.

More good news: Thanks to the hard work of our Wage Delegates, we are in an excellent bargaining position. We have strong ties, close communication, and solidarity with the other Catalyst Locals- both Unifor and PPWC- and some very experienced negotiators on our side. It's time for us- all the Mills, every Member- to stand together, and demand that we be treated fairly.

It was great to see so many of you at the last General Meeting, and I hope to see even more of you for the next meeting on October 18. 7pm at the Hansen Hall- be there!

Sunday, 8 January 2017


The next General Meeting is Monday, January 16th, at 7pm. See you at the Hansen Hall.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

December Events

Hello Brothers and Sisters,

Just so that everyone is aware, the re-vote for President will take place at the Mill Gates on Dec 9, 14, 15. This a bit rushed, but the best we could do to allow each crew a chance to vote.

Because of the additional voting, the General Meeting has been moved to Friday, December 16th, 7:00pm, to allow for swearing-in of officers. The annual Union social will be held immediately afterward. Please mark your calendars!

The December Forward Look (minus the signatures on the cover) is now online.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

November Nominations

Hello Local 592,

The next General meeting is November 21st, 7pm at the Hall. We will have nominations for the 2017 Executive officers. Show up, nominate someone, or let your name stand. See you there!

The November Forward Look is online here.

- 592 Recording Secretary

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Back in September

Hello Brother and Sisters,

The next General Meeting is September 19th, at 7pm. Come and find out what's been happening over the summer, ask questions, and see how your Local is doing. See you at the Hansen Hall!

The September Forward Look is now online.

Local 592 sent two of our Trustees as delegates to the 2nd Unifor National Convention, which was held this August 2016. Here's a link to a video summary of the Convention:

- 592 Recording Secretary

Friday, 10 June 2016

June Update

Hello Brother and Sisters!

Summer is here, and the evenings are sunny and warm. But this month's General Meeting, on June 20th at 7 PM, will only take a couple hours of your time. Come up and find out what's happening with wage delegates, standing committee, safety, and vote on the proposed by-law changes. Your Union works better if you're involved! See you there,

Also, here's the June Foward Look.

- 592 Recording Secretary

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

March 2016 Update

The next General Meeting is March 21st, 2016. Be at the Hansen Hall by 7pm to hear the latest goings-on with your Union! There is a by-law notice of motion up on the Union board in the mill, this will be voted on at the meeting.

The March Foward Look is now online, and in the Mill tomorrow.