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Turkey Giveaway with LiUNA!625 & Caesars Windsor, St. Clair College, & S’aints Band to Announce Total Raised from 2019 Sleighing Hunger Cheque Presentation at the Unemployed Help Centre

Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019 - ‘Tis the season! This holiday season, the generosity from our partners are tremendous. We as an organization, couldn’t be more grateful for their kind gestures. To begin, members of LiUNA!625 Labourers’ International Union of North America, will be present on Thursday, Dec. 19th, at 10:30 a.m. to distribute approximately 150 Turkey’s along with potatoes, stuffing, carrots, fruit and dessert to individuals and families in our community who would have otherwise had to do without a ... Read more

Donors celebrated during Giving Tuesday at Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare

December 3, 2019 - Windsor, ON - Jump starting the Season of Giving in North America, Giving Tuesday is a tradition that encourages people to spread blessings unto others. On this year's Giving Tuesday, and throughout the en+re year, Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare's Changing Lives Together Foundation is fortunate to be the recipient of such blessings. Donors, staff, and representatives gathered on December 3rd to thank and acknowledge the dedication and donations of a number of different groups. This year, LiUNA!625, Labourers' ... Read more

Government of Canada announces funding for training equipment to help apprentices in Old Castle, Ontario

September 9, 2019 - Giving every Canadian a real and fair chance at success means helping them get the skills and training they need to succeed in a changing economy. The skilled trades are good, well-paying, middle-class jobs, and the Government of Canada is committed to supporting key groups, such as women, Indigenous people, newcomers and persons with disabilities, to work in the skilled trades through funding for projects led by unions and other organizations. That is why today, the ... Read more

Gordie Howe bridge jobs mapped out in workforce guide

Published: February 14th, 2019, The Windsor Star (Dave Battagello) Construction of the Gordie Howe International Bridge project is expected to create roughly 2,500 jobs over the next five years. But such a large workforce should create another 1,100 spinoff jobs including additional retail work, food services, health care and service provider jobs such as child care positions, according to a study by Workforce WindsorEssex. “It means we are going to have strong demand for talent going forward,” said Justin Falconer, senior director ... Read more

Workforce WindsorEssex unveils new resources to attract apprentices

Published: February 14th, 2019, The Windsor Star (Taylor Campbell) Workforce WindsorEssex aims to address a local shortage of skilled labourers with a series of new resources that encourage students and jobseekers to peruse apprenticeships. As part of its WEexplore Trades project, the local employment and planning council launched Thursday a career guide, videos, and enhancements to its online job exploration tool to get people interested in skilled trade careers. “The skill shortage right now is definitely in the thousands,” Tashlyn Teskey, project ... Read more

Benefit concert for Kaleb Houle, 13, will go on after he succumbed to cancer

Published: November 13, 2018, The Windsor Star (Trevor Wilhelm) A fundraising rock concert to benefit a young boy battling Stage 4 cancer will continue in his honour Friday after he died over the weekend in a London hospital. The Tea Party drummer Jeff Burrows, who organized the event with Liuna 625, has already helped raise a staggering $50,000 through online fundraising for the family of Kaleb Houle. “The focus of the event has changed,” said Burrows. “We were really looking to having ... Read more

UK Takes Note of LIUNA 625 Canabis Initiative

A local branch of the Canadian construction union Labourers’ International Union of North America (Liuna) is introducing medicinal marijuana coverage into its benefits plan. The benefit is being introduced by Liuna!625, the union’s Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent branch, which represents 1,500 members and their families. The new benefit, which has been designed to support members’ health and wellbeing, will cover select, naturally-grown, pharmagrade medicinal cannabis products. Members and their families will also have access to counselling, guidance, and prescription services during treatment. Rob Petroni, ... Read more