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  • Local 636 Backgrounder
    Updated On: Jan 15, 2015

    Local 636 Backgrounder

    • Many years ago, utility workers in Ontario were represented by separate independent Local Unions while full time management organizations had access to a province-wide communications network.

    • Recognizing the strength in unity, these independent locals joined together to form what is now Local Union 636.

    • Today, Local 636 proudly represents approximately 5000 men and women employed in various types of industry in the public and private sectors from Windsor to Ottawa.

    Standing with you / Speaking for you…

    • Six (6) Full-time Business Representatives are assigned to provide leadership, counsel and support to members in Regions across Ontario

    • Expert Legal Counsel provided by KoskieMinsky

    • State-of-the-art technology to serve our members needs

    Representation at all Levels

    • International Representatives offer guidance support and resources to help us deal with issues on the national, provincial, regional and municipal stages.

    • The Business Manager; President; Vice President; Treasurer and; Recording Secretary are elected by the members.

    • Regional Representatives are elected by the members to serve them on the provincial Executive Board

    • Unit Officers elected from their membership to meet the individual needs of each unit

    Education/Training

    • Local 636 is committed to educating its members and keeping them aware of the issues which challenge them in the workplace.

    • An Education and Training Officer provides the resources and training courses necessary keep our members informed on various issues such as:

      • Negotiations

      • Wages and benefit trends

      • Health and safety in the workplace

      • New or changing labour laws

      • Workplace Safety and Insurance Board legislation

      • Grievance handling

      • Steward training

      • Effective Communications

    Membership Support

    • Enforcing fair and equitable working conditions for all our members

    • Defending members rights

    • Negotiations support and training

    • Grievance handling and arbitration presentation

    • Regular membership meetings for each Unit

    • Representation on Workplace Health & Safety Committees

    • Group auto and home insurance plan


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