It was a great Honor to be President of Unifor Local 4003 and represent all members of Local 4003 comprised of CNTL, VIA RAIL, TTR and CN.
Due to my personal family matter I will be retiring from CNTL as of July 31, 2020.
Together with the Team we accomplished and guided our Local to the right direction.
One of the greatest achievement was updating our Local 4003 By-Laws. It’s a long process to update By-Laws and in addition it was disrupted by World Pandemic COVID 19. The majority of the hard work by our Local 4003 By-Law Committee is done and it is the matter of few more meetings when it will be permitted to have meetings to complete the whole process.
Another achievement in our Local was to sort out the financial books of Local 4003 by our Brother Amir Zaidi Local 4003 Financial Secretary who put in a lot of hours to get up to speed our finances.
We also finally got our Local 4003 Website thanks to our Brother Amir Zaidi in order to communicate with all Members from Local 4003.
As we all know the World Pandemic COVID 19 made significant impact on everyday lives and that would include unfortunate massive layoffs in VIA RAIL. I wish to all affected Local 4003 Members to be patient and not to lose hope because there is better tomorrow, it will just take some time.
Altogether we have made significant change in our Local 4003 and I wish to all of our Unifor Local 4003 Members to stay strong and together as one Family in order to make this Local even better.
Stay safe and all the best wishes!!
Zbigniew (Zibby) Slowiak
Local 4003 President