INGERSOLL, August 27, 2017 – In a vote held today, workers at GM CAMI Assembly Ingersoll authorized Unifor Local 88’s Bargaining Committee to initiate strike action, if a fair and reasonable settlement is not reached before the September 17th deadline.
“The membership of Unifor Local 88 have demonstrated that they are in full support of their Bargaining Committee, and our direction in this set of negotiations. The Bargaining Committee will not accept a deal without a commitment to address shop floor issues, improved wages & benefits and a new investment at our facility,” said Mike Van Boekel, Unifor Local 88 GM Unit Chairperson.
Workers at GM CAMI Assembly Ingersoll voted 99.8 per cent in favour of strike action.
Unifor Local 88 Bargaining Committee has stated: “The membership needs to be rewarded for meeting all of the quality and productivity targets, along with working 24 hours a day, 6 days a week for the past 8 years. GM CAMI Assembly Ingersoll makes over $2.0 billion per year.”
“The membership took an important step today to support the Bargaining Committee; this mandate provides a crucial tool for successful bargaining. The vote today sends a clear message to GM that the members stand behind the Bargaining Committee and the proposals that Unifor Local 88 put forward on behalf of the membership,” Unifor Local 88 President, Dan Borthwick said.
Unifor Local 88 will be in a legal strike position at 10:59pm on September 17, 2017.
For more details and background information, go to http://unifor88.ca/bargaining-2017/
For more information, please contact Mike Van Boekel at 519-425-3134 ext. 3340 or Dan Borthwick at 519-425-0952 ext. #101
ABOUT UNIFOR LOCAL 88
Unifor Local 88 is an amalgamated local union in Ingersoll, Ontario. Unifor Local 88 represents over 3,200 members and their families at GM CAMI Assembly Ingersoll, Auto Warehousing Canada, SGS Canada Inc. and Doug Coleman Trucking.