New Home Under Construction!

USW 9511 is currently modernizing our website, and we want you to be a part of it!

Developing a website is tough!  We have had a couple unexpected technical hurdles (no MySQL, FTP transfers, etc), but now we are in full design mode!

Currently the website has it's Content Management System installed, however there is no content on the site yet (most content is currently filled with lorem ipsem as place holders).  The CMS we have installed will allow us to publish content as easily as writing an email, giving us a much easier way to update our members as fast as possible.  It is also built in a modular form, allowing us to modify content, layout, etc as needs change, however this does require a fair amount of set up, and the mistake was made to install the CMS live instead of developing it locally.  It just means it will be in a state of incompletion as we work at it.

The overall structure of the website will have static pages with content that is updated infrequently (Steward & Executive Contacts, Links to other resources, etc), and blog-type content which will be updated with the most up-to-date information, and will be able to be indexed to allow members to search past posts by theme or keywords.  Once the pages have been determined and set up, we will focus on the overall look of the website.

If there is content you would like to see on the site, please email mgardner@usw9511.ca with ideas.  Also, if you have photos you would like us to use, please let us know.  Together we can build this website to benefit all of our members across the province!

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Useful Pages

Union Services

What does the Union do?  Find out how the Union works for you, and how we can all work together for better jobs, and fairer workplaces. Unions are presented in many different ways through the …

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Contacts

Not sure who you need to contact?  Start here! The support structure of the union is organized into two major components, Union Stewards and Committees. Union Stewards Union Stewards …

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Resources

Members and Stewards can find resources here to inform them about their rights and responsibilities, and also find useful forms and other documents. Members and Stewards with concerns about a …

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Latest Entries

Breaks and Lunches

It is important that all members be aware of the breaks they are entitled to, and take their breaks and lunches.  Breaks and lunches are to provide you with an opportunity to "unplug" from your duties, and refresh you physically and mentally.  In particular, DEs should be wary of becoming mentally weary throughout the day, as the chances of having an accident could be increased.

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Written by USW 9511 Admin on Monday June 4, 2018

Job Postings - DE

Job Postings for DEs in Oakville, Kitchener, and Kingston.

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Written by USW 9511 Admin on Wednesday May 30, 2018

Overtime - Mandatory vs. Voluntary

Members need to be aware of their responsibilities and rights in regards to overtime.  Supervisors should not be intimidating or coercing members to work overtime.

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Written by USW 9511 Admin on Monday May 28, 2018