On June 14, 2017, the Retiree Chapter held its last meeting until September. We had some members of the Executive Board, along with Sister Barb Dolan, National Director, on hand to welcome 15 of the latest members into the ranks of Unifor Local 88 Retired Workers Chapter. The Sisters and Brothers able to attend this meeting and watch presentation were…
Charles Yott, Herman Vanderheyden, Terry Chilcott, Jim and Deb Winn, Jackie Hill, Ed Fleury, Ernest Bakes, William McKinnon, Charles Principato, Larry Fast, Ed Swartzentruber, William Head, Diane Chevalier, and David MacPherson.
Our congratulations go out to all the new retirees. We hope they keep in touch with the Retiree Chapter, while enjoying their much deserved respite from this assembly plant.
The next retiree meeting will take place at the hall on September 13, at 10:00 sharp. (Or close to it).

On June 20, I attended the annual London and Area Retired Workers picnic. This year it was held at Pinafore Park in St Thomas. about 100 retirees from 7 chapters came out on a sunny day for a BBQ put on by Unifor Local 1520. Everyone was able to go home with one of the many items donated from Unifor National, as well as many items from the participating chapters, Locals 27, 88, 636, 1520, 4451, and 1325.

On behalf of the Retiree Chapter, I would like to wish all retirees and active members a safe and enjoyable summer.
In solidarity
Brian Ginty