U.S. Steel Lake Erie Works
August 29, 2014
Local 8782 has been prepared to meet with the Company regarding the Annual Business Plan and, specifically, how the parties can work together to address various issues of common interest at this time, including pension and operational issues, however at this time Local 8782 has had no further discussion with the Company since it's initial preliminary meeting in July.
July 25, 2014
The Company and Local 8782 are engaged in discussions regarding the Annual Business Plan and, specifically, how the parties can work together to address various issues of common interest at this time, including pension and operational issues. The parties have agreed not to disclose the specifics of these discussions while they are ongoing.
August 18, 2014
Lump Sum Payment of $500 to employees that are active on September 1, 2014
The cut off date for having the forms in to Equity Associates of the District 6 Savings plan is September 10, 2014
Anyone wishing to defer this payment to their District 6 savings Plan can download and print a copy of the form from the District 6 Savings Plan page. When filling out the form just put 100% in the second column and put a pen stroke through the next two columns as they are not applicable this year. Fill in your perm number, print your name, date and sign the bottom. Fax it into the number on the form. I always suggest that you call to confirm they received it.
August 8, 2014
ATTENTION: WOMEN OF STEEL, LOCAL 8782
We are looking for used / unwanted costume jewellery to be reconditioned and donated for charity in November.
Anyone interested in donating any costume jewellery please drop it off at the Union Hall, attention: Donna Wingrove.
Any question contact Donna at 519-587-2000 ext. 223.
September 12, 2014
Social Security Tribunal E.I. Appeal Update
Everyone who is part of the appeal should have received a letter from the Social Security Tribunal. if you have not received any letter at all from them, please contact Mark Talbot at 519-587-2000 ext. 301. If I am not available to take the call please leave a detailed message. We are being told that all the letters have been processed and the docket has been assigned to a member of the Tribunal to be reviewed.
May 14, 2014
Social Security Tribunal
The SST has been sending out the wrong letters, there are two different letters being received by our members. Please disregard if you receive a letter like this (click here SST Letter). You do not have to respond to this letter.
May 12, 2014
Social Security Tribunal (SST) of Canada Letters to Claimants
People have started to receive letters from the SST stating that they have received your Notice of Appeal to the General Division. It states that it was filed after 30 days of receiving the Employment Insurance Commission reconsideration decision. This is misleading. The Local had sent an email to the Commission looking for clarification on how to proceed. The commission took time to respond and said it was out of their hands and we would have to deal with the SST. We sent an email to the SST looking for clarification on how to proceed. The Tribunal did not respond in a timely manner so the Local filed to the Appeal Division within 30 days based on how we had been filing the group representative appeal at the Employment Insurance Commission. After the SST received our filing they contacted us to say it was incomplete and discussion took place on what was required to complete it. That is when it was determined that the Local had to get all the reconsideration decision letters from the claimants, signed, dated when received, telephone number and social security number. Of course that was going to take time to contact and collect 585 members who were part of the reconsideration.
We completed the file April 10, 2014. The letter does not state they are not accepting it but that they are reviewing the Appeal to determine if there is an acceptable reason for the late filing. Our position is it was filed and the fact the SST did not respond until we filed is not our fault and the information the SST requested at that time could not have been done in the time frame from when they contacted us and the 30 days expired. After the SST reviews the circumstance we fully expect the Appeal will advance to be heard.
Please retain the letters you receive in case they are required in the future.
If there is a change in your contact information please contact the SST and the Local (firstname.lastname@example.org).
February 3, 2014 Update
We received the decision from the Employment Insurance Commission on our Reconsideration Request. The next step is to appeal to the Social Security Tribunal General Division (The General Division (first level of appeal) includes an Employment Insurance Section for Employment Insurance appeals and an Income Security Section for Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security appeals).
Grievance Form Package
Here is a package to assist the steward body on the grievance procedure and process. To view the guideline click on the link below
Family Services Employee Assistance Program
The intent of the program is to assist troubled employees in arranging for appropriate private outside resources. If you have questions on the extent of assistance or require help please don't hesitate to call 1-800-668-9920
September 18, 2013
Group Home and Car etc. Insurance for
Your Guide to the Employment Standards Act. To view Click Here
This will explain your rights under the act as it relates to Hours of Work, Pregnancy and Parental Leave, Family Medical Leave or Personal Emergency Leave etc.
Go to the Meetings and Public Events page for upcoming meetings Updated September 1, 2014
Go to the Health and Safety page last Updated May 13, 2014
The Retiree Soar page last updated September 10, 2014
The Ways and Means Committee page last updated May 5, 2014
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Local 8782 was first chartered in 1978. We negotiate collective agreements for our members at U.S. Steel (former Stelco) Lake Erie Works, Pickling Division, Harsco Services, and ESM. Since our members are directly employed in the Steel Industry, it is our responsibility to be involved in the fight to save the steel industry in Canada. For this reason we are launching this web site to communicate the latest developments that affect you.
We hope to use this site as another avenue to communicate to our membership on past, present and future initiatives. If you have any suggestions of what you would like to see, please use our feedback page and we will review all suggestions.
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