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In and around the Local


Sisters and Brothers;

On October 24th a few members of the Executive Board dressed up in pink and walked around collecting donations for Breast Cancer Awareness.  Thanks to your generosity we collected $1,123.00.  If you donated a minimum of $20 and provided your mailing address a receipt will be sent from the Breast Cancer Society.

Thank you all for your support!

A few Brother’s from our leadership are participating in Movember, helping to raise awareness for prostate cancer.  They have joined the Dehavilland Dirty Lips team.  This is their 4th year doing this and have raised almost $15,000 for men’s health issues in that time. They’re already up to over $2,000 this year which is amazing, and are hoping to at least hit $5000 for this year’s campaign if possible.

Should you wish to donate to this great cause please click on the link below.  You can donate to individuals or to the team.



MDA Ratified 83% in favour of a new CA on August 28, 2014. Many Gains with no Concessions. A very long a frustrating set of negotiations that began on June 9, 2014 at the request of the employer to begin early bargainging. Congratualtions to Tom Bunting Chairperson, Michelle Skorupa and Dawn Cartwright Aerospace Director who brought an enromous amount creativity to the table.

L3 (SPAR) As it is most know around the world of Aerospace closed its door on July 31st. SPAR was once Canada's largest space contractore it produced th robotic Canadarm before being sold t MDA, L3 announced closure in February 2014. 4 Members remained another on 1 on layoff, three plus one on layoff were not eligible for Retire We wish them all the best in their next chapter. We have had great leadership with the SPAR aerospace unit that contributed to our locals strength.

Unifor Local 673 golf tourament was the largest participation we have seen within our local with members and retirees, the weather permitted a wonderful day for all and a great big thanks goes out to Justin Babbini, David Dias and the recreation committee, job well done!

Unifor Local 673 Family Picnic was held & at Wild Water Kigdom on July 12th. We had a great turn out with games, races and food. Everyone had a great time enjoying the gorgeous weather with family and co-workers across our units.