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Migrant Workers Family Support Fund Established after Hamptstead Tragedy

A tragic collision took place near Hampstead, Ontario, when a flatbed truck collided with a passenger van carrying thirteen agriculture workers working in the poultry industry. Police at the scene reported that the victims in the passenger van were migrant workers. The driver of the flatbed truck was also killed in the collision.

In the wake of the tragic accident, UFCW Canada and the Agriculture Workers Alliance (AWA) have set a Migrant Workers Family Support Fund to immediately assist the families of the workers who were killed, as well as the families of the injured in the horrific accident.

100% of the collected funds donated will be donated to the benefit of families of the injured or killed workers, who include 13 agriculture workers, as well as the driver of the colliding vehicle.

The fund was established on February 7.

To make a contribution to this fund, click HERE

Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations to the following individuals who won prizes in the 2012 UWOSA Photo Contest:

2012 Lunchtime Training Sessions Beginning in February

The first round of UWOSA's Lunchtime Training Sessions begins next week with, "Your Rights and Responsibilities under the UWOSA Collective Agreement". You have 8 opportunities to attend this session:

- Tuesday, February 21st in Elborn College, Room 2155 at 12:00 pm
- Tuesday, February 21st in Elborn College, Room 2155 at 1:00 pm
- Tuesday, February 21st in UCC Room 37 at 12:00 pm
- Tuesday, February 21st in UCC Room 37 at 1:00 pm
- Friday, February 24th in Spencer Engineering Room 2099 at 12:00 pm
- Friday, February 24th in Spencer Engineering Room 2099 at 1:00 pm
- Friday, February 24th in Natural Science Room 7 at 12:00 pm
- Friday, February 24th in Natural Science Room 7 at 1:00 pm

Registration forms will be distributed during the UWOSA Luncheon on February 14th and are also available here.

Snacks will be provided during the sessions, and participants will have the chance to win a UWOSA water bottle. Please bring your own refreshments.

Annual General Meeting

The UWOSA Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 26th from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm in Middlesex College, Room 110.

Members are entitled to two hours of release time (including the member's regularly scheduled lunch period) to attend this meeting. For members who work off the main UWO campus, this time is extended to allow for reasonable travel time not to exceed one hour in total.

An agenda for this meeting will be sent via email to all UWOSA members.

London Shows Up to Support Union Members

Over 5,000 people braved the cold on Saturday to support locked-out employees of Electro-Motive here in London. UWOSA was there!

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