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Bereavement Notice

It is with great sadness and deep regret that we announce the passing of a member, Ed Pieters.  Ed was an active member and worked in the Hot Strip Mill.  Our prayers are with Ed's Family and friends.  Service and visitation times can be viewed below.

Ed PIETERS

Tuesday February 10, 2015

PIETERS, Edward James (1965 - 2015) – it is with great sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of Ed at his home on Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 in his 50th year.  Cherished father and best friend of Ryan.  Dearly loved son of Lucien and Betty Pieters (nee Kersten) of Brantford.  Loving brother and uncle to Mary Jane Kotewicz (Ted) of Scotland, their children Kyle, Justin & Brittany;  and the late Brenda Pieters-Mohammed (2001), her children Braeden & Caelyn.  Special friend to Jen Healey and lovingly remembered by his former spouse Dana Pieters.  Ed will be sadly missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.  Ed was an active member of the Norfolk Golf & Country Club and Simcoe Minor Hockey.  He was an avid drag racing fan and was an active participant in regional demolition derbies as both a mechanic and driver.  Friends are invited to share their memories of Ed with his family at the JASON SMITH FUNERAL CHAPEL, 689 Norfolk St. North Simcoe for visitation on Friday, February 13th, 2015 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.  Ed’s funeral mass will be held from St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 211 Union St. Simcoe (corner of Queen & Union St.) on Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Stephen Savel as celebrant.  Interment:  Sacred Heart Cemetery, Langton.  Those wishing to donate in memory of Ed are asked to consider the Spina Bifida Association of Ontario.  Personal online condolences at www.smithfuneralchapel.com (519) 426-0199

 

 

 

February 6, 2015

4% vacation earnings for people with 2 weeks vacation.  People who have two weeks paid vacation and work a lot of overtime, their vacation pay does not necessarily receive 4% of their earnings as defined in the Employment Standards Act.

Payroll is currently making the adjustments to people in that circumstance.  The adjustment will be paid out on February 24, 2015

 

February 6, 2015

Profit Sharing Plan Update

The payment will be $2,253.28 for people who have 500 hours.  Hours counted represent;  Hours worked, vacation, stat holidays (SNR), people off on WSIB, Union hours, jury duty and bereavement.

Hours accumulated while on probation do not count.  Only hours accumulated during the quarter after the probation hours have been reached.

Retirees defined as people who retired under the provisions of the Pension Plan Agreement will receive $721.39.

The PSP will be paid out on February 13, 2015.

To view the release from the Plant Manager click here

Anyone wishing to defer it to their District 6 Savings Plan needs to have the form faxed to Equity Associates by 3 pm Monday February 9 or it will not be processed this quarter.

We have been getting request from retirees that were looking to defer their payment into the District 6 Savings Plan.  The Company has advised us that they will not be able to accommodate their request this quarter but intend to have the option available on any quarter going forward if there is a payment.

 

January 28, 2015

Profit Sharing Plan

The Senior Level Committee had a meeting for the 4th quarter results of 2014.  The plant had good results for the quarter.  There will be a profit sharing payment but at the time of the meeting only the pool of money to be paid out had been defined.  The calculation of the payment as defined in the Collective Agreement had not been done yet and Human Resources could not provide a date when the payment would be paid.  It had always been common practice in the past to receive the numbers the date of the release of the quarterly results and payment was made the last day of the month.  We are not sure why the practice has changed the last two times.

When we receive the amount of the payment for the actives and retirees and the payment date we will post it on the website.

Anyone who was wishing to have the payment go into their District 6 Savings Plan RRSP and the last payment wasn't deposited in that account and you have not sent in the payroll deduction form.  Please do so ASAP.  You can print one off from the District 6 Savings Plan page and fax it into the number on the form.  Please fill out all the areas on the form that you want deducted on a regular basis going forward.

 

 

 

January 16, 2015

Just a reminder to those who filled out the forms for the kids Xmas party and were unable to attend, to stop by the hall and pick up the gift.  Also there are still pictures to be picked up from people who attended but never got the pictures of their child with Santa.

Gifts not picked up by January 30 will be donated.

 

 

January 29, 2015

Social Security Tribunal E.I. Appeal Update

We have received the E.I. Docket from the commission with our submissions, the Company's submissions and the E.I. Commissions rationale on their initial disentitlement decision and the Reconsideration request decision.  We are currently reviewing the file and preparing for a hearing with the Social Security Tribunal General Division.  The date of the hearing has not been set at this time.

 

October 10, 2014

Social Security Tribunal E.I. Appeal Update

The file has been assigned to a member of the Tribunal.  We are still waiting to hear from the Tribunal on how and when they intend to proceed.

 

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.  It could have been either one of the examples listed below.  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.
 
Thanks
Mark

 

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 (vp@uswa8782.com).

To view a copy of the letter being mailed to claimants click here

 

 

 

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

Grievance Kit

 

 

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

For more Information Click Here

 

 

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 February 3, 2015

The Retiree Soar page last updated January 9, 2015

 

We are trying to establish a database of e-mails for news bulletins etc. for our members and retirees.  If you have an e-mail address and would like to be added to this list please click on one of the links below.

Members:    Please be sure to include your full name or it will not be used.  We need

to know we are only sending to our members.  Send to vp@uswa8782.com.

 

Retirees mail to:      Send to soar@uswa8782.com

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.

 

Send mail to vp@uswa8782.com with questions or comments about this web site.
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