We have several businesses in our local area that have offered their support during our current job action.

Thank you from the Members and Leadership of Unifor Local 88.

We personally apologize if we have missed anyone, the support from our community has been truly overwhelming.
We will continue to add to the list as more support comes in.
Again thanks!

You will need to show Unifor Local 88 ID if going into these participating businesses.

  1. Tremblett’s Independent Grocer – Ingersoll –  ‘Due to the disappointing news this morning that Cami is on strike. We will be changing our operation hours and opening back to 24hrs to offer free bottle water and free coffee and snacks all day and night for any employees. From all of the staff at Trembletts YIG we hope for a fast solution.
    If there is anything else we can do to try and support please pass on to your friends and family, please ask us.
    Rob & Jessi’
  2. Coffee Culture Ingersoll – We have community support from Coffee Culture Ingersoll… the owners of Coffee Culture have graciously offered free coffee to anyone working at Cami. You need to show proof of ID.
  3. Mill Pond Tap and Grill – 2008 Dorchester Rd., Dorchester ON – Offering cami employees 69 cent wings and  $13 team pitchers.
  4. McDonalds Ingersoll – Providing coffee to the line. ‘Giving is not just about making a donation, it’s about making a difference and supporting our community. It offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give back to those who support us unwaveringly’ #solidarity – Janna Purdy, General Manager McDonalds Ingersoll
  5. Breckles Insurance – Unifor Insurance $25 Gift Card – We are thinking of Local 88 members during the current job action and offer support as you work towards a resolution. Our promotion is a $25 gift card to Tim Hortons if we do not beat your current home and auto insurance premium. Get a quote at 1-877-229-4677 or www.uniforinsurance.com and advise you are a Cami Local 88 Member. In Solidarity, Breckles Insurance Brokers Waterloo, proud members of Local 1106.
  6. Dave ‘Buck’ Norrie – for dropping of firewood to our picket line
  7. Murray McKay – Farmer from the Embro area – Dropped of $50 to help out Thanks Murray!
  8. Galanski & Tallon Chiropractic Centre –  in London to give free services to existing employees who go there.
  9. London Fire Fighters Association – Food for the picket line
  10. CUPW 634 – Canadian Union of Postal Workers Ingersoll – Food for the Picket Line
  11. CUPW 632 – Canadian Union of Postal Workers Tillsonburg – Food for the Picket Line
  12. USW 2894 – Members from United Steel Workers 2894 at Tenneco Automotive in Cambridge – Supplies for the Picket Line
  13. Domino’s Ingersoll – Any pizza delivered to the line for a member is 50% off
  14. The Glide Inn Restaurant & Motel – Pizza for the line ‘The town of Norwich and community stands with local 88’
  15. JTK Farms – Providing hamburgers and hotdogs to the line – pic
  16.  Inspiring Lengths Hair Design – On behalf of Inspiring Lengths Hair Design I’m offering all CAMI employees and immediate family discounted haircuts.
    Women $15.00 wash cut style
    Men $8.00
    Children $6.00
    Lynette Schnarr
    Text or call
    226-237-HAIR (4247)
  17. Maya Health Food Centre – with locations in Ingersoll and Woodstock are offering Cami employees a lifetime 10% off all products. Drop into either location with your Cami ID to get one – Visit on Facebook
  18. Louies Pizza & Pasta – Pizza for the picket line
  19. The Realty Firm –  pizza, chips and pop to every gate
  20. Weston Bakeries – donated baked goods
  21. Pet Valu –  treats and water dishes for animals
  22. Tim Hortons Ingersoll
  23. Shoppers Drug Mart IngersollView offer here
  24. Roberts Ladies Wear in Ingersoll – Apples for the picket Line
  25. Beres catering in Tillsonburg – Catered lunch to the picket line
  26. Degroote Hill in Tillsonburg – sandwiches and cold drinks
  27. Pharmasave Ingersoll – 20% off for the whole community every Wednesday for the duration of the strike
  28. Patricia RobertsonWoodstock Travel – Drinks and ice for the picket line
  29. Unifor Local 2163 – Bagged lunches several times to the picket line
  30. 10 Buck Pizza – pizza for the picket line
  31. Little Caesars – pizza for the picket line
  32. Provincial NDP leader Andrea Horwath – Coffee, muffins, and donuts
  33. Unifor Local 27 – trays of sandwiches
  34. Chocolatea – Slushies

We also send out a huge THANK YOU to members of our communities that sent messages and letters of support for our members:

  1. Unifor Local 636 woodstock – view letter
  2. Unifor Locals 222/199/636 – view letter
  3. Patti Shipway
  4. Suzanne MacNeil – Halifax Labour President
  5. CUPE Local 3906 – Representing academic workers
  6. rank&file.ca – Canadian labour news
  7. Wayne Gates – NDP MPP Niagara falls
  8. Mike Prosser – Unifor Local 707 Ford Oakville
  9. Lisa Gretsky – NDP MPP Windsor West
  10. Tracey Ramsay – NDP MP Essex & NDP Trade Critic
  11. Cheryl McClure
  12. ETFO – Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario – Thames Valley
  13. EFRP – Educational Resource Facilitators of Peel
  14. Katha Fortier – Assistant to the National President Unifor
  15. Jim Stanford – Economist & Director, Centre for Future Work at the Australia Institute
  16. CUPE – Canadian Union Of Public Employees
  17. Conor Moore – Board member for the Associated Designers of Canada
  18. Ahmed Gaied – Executive Vice President for the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL)
  19. Patty Coates – Secretary Treasurer for the OFL
  20. Chris Buckley – President of the OFL
  21. Dylan Penner – Media Officer at the Council of Canadians – VP Unifor 567
  22. ETFO – Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario
  23. Unifor Ottawa
  24. Bill Gibson – Unifor – Kitchener area director
  25. Jerry Dias – Unifor National President
  26. Lana Payne – Unifor – Atlantic Regional Director
  27. CAPE – Canadian Association of Professional Employees
  28. Lisa Kelly – Unifor – Director Unifor Womens Department
  29. Sharon Lupton – National Director, Labour Programs and Services United Way
  30. Bob White Classic Committee – Letter and donation to the local women’s shelter on our behalf
  31. Ford Council – Support letter
  32. Power Worker Union – Ingersoll
  33. Kelly Ziegner, CEO, United Way Elgin Middlesex & Kelly Gillson, Executive Director, United Way Oxford – Just a quick note to let you know that your friends at United Way are thinking of you and your members today as you take to the picket lines. As precarious and low-wage work is all-too-often becoming the norm, we appreciate the many ways you advocate to keep good jobs in our region. We hope negotiations continue and your members aren’t out for long. Your members have been extraordinarily generous throughout the years, opening their hearts and wallets in support of local communities. Members of our teams will stop by with information about 211 for workers who may need assistance during this period. It’s a small thing, but hope it helps.
  34. Unifor Local 636
  35. Catholic School Board
  36. London Brewery Workers
  37. Unifor Local2163
  38. USW 2894 – United Steel Workers Local 2894
  39. CUPE 7575 – Canadian Union of Public Employees
  40. Unifor Local 5555 – from McMaster University
  41. Members from Toyota in Cambridge & Woodstock
  42. Unifor 597 & 1209 – As Unifor Atlantic members gather in Halifax to fight back against Stephen McNeil and his Liberals and their attack on our bargaining, we stand in Solidarity with our locked out Sisters and Brothers of Local 597 in Gander NL and striking workers at Local 1209 in Quebec and Local 88 in Ingersoll. Solidarity to you from all of us
  43. Irene Mathyssen – MP for London – Fanshawe
  44. Unifor Local 444, FCA Unifor Council and Master Bargaining Committee – Representing workers at Chrysler and in the surrounding area – View letter
  45. Tara Natyshak  –  MPP for Essex
  46. Unifor 199 – GM St. Catharines President Greg Brady supporting
  47. Local 1520 retiree’s – ‘Brothers Dan Borthwick and Mike Vanboekel,
    As you enter your second week of strike action at Cami you continue to have the full support of our chapter to win a fair and just settlement for your members. Please let me know if there is any way we can be of assistance.In Solidarity,
    Bob Such,
    Chairperson Unifor Local 1520 Retired Workers Chapter’
  48. IPS Council – Letter of support
  49. Julie Herron, Unifor London Area Director – Letter of support
  50. Unifor Local 4304 –  representing members employed at Grand River Transit, part of the Transit Services Division of the Regional Municipality of Waterloo
  51. Unifor Skilled Trades Council – Letter of support
  52. Patti Dalton – President London and District Labour CouncilI hope that you are well and holding up despite all of the stresses. I wanted to let you know that I will not be able to join you for the rally tomorrow as I am teaching at that time. However, we have sent out the message to attend to all of our affiliates and we had considerable discussion at our labour council Executive Board meeting yesterday about how we can support you, your leadership and your members. There will be labour council representation at the rally.I want to convey our collective solidarity formally, and as I have posted on social media, I recognize and honour the sacrifices that are being made by UNIFOR Local 88 for every worker and every union. You are courageously walking the line to hold the line for all of us. You are raising the issue of Canadian jobs being lost with no penalties for corporations that have gleaned huge profits and the fact that your members have done mandatory overtime for years, demonstrating their commitment to the job but also the company’s evident disregard for their family and personal lives. It is unacceptable how you are being treated and we are so grateful and proud that you are taking this historic stand for all of us in the labour movement.Stay strong. We stand with you in this struggle and will be walking with you as long as it takes.In Solidarity,
    Patti Dalton
    President London and District
    Labour Council
  53. Oxford People Against the Landfill – Letter of support
  54. Oakville and district Labour Council – Tonight at the Oakville and District Labour Council meeting we were discussing the fight that Unifor Local 88 is fighting. I want to send you my support for the fight that you are waging.As a proud member of the Labour Community, it is important that House of Labour stick together and support one another. Is it possible that you could send me any information on upcoming Solidarity Rallies, or where you have pickets set-up on weekends that I could direct our members to.Stay strong.In Solidarity,David Buddell
    First Vice President
    ETFO Halton Teacher Local
  55. Grey Bruce Labour Council – Letter of support
  56. OSSTF – Ontario Secondary School Federation
  57. Local 1917
  58. Gatekeepers Motorcycle Club
  59. Abate Motorcycle Club
  60. Windsisters Motorcycle Club
  61. SOAR Motorcycle Club
  62. Local 707 – Supported in bike rumble rides
  63. Local 27 – Supported in bike rumble rides
  64. Sarnia & District Labour Council  – strike support
  65. OPAL Alliance –  strike support
  66. GMP Local 446 Woodstock –  strike support