Author: Keith Ackworth

International Women’s Day – GATE COLLECTION

    International Women’s Day Gate Collection   Bring your spare change March 8 and throw it in the buckets to help support domestic abuse services. Local 88 was the first BIG 3 plant to have Domestic Violence language. Lets continue to show we support those affected by domestic violence!     Unifor 88 Women’s Committee.

Podcast #2 Member Submitted Questions.

  After a successful first podcast we are looking to do another one. With a different format. Do you have questions for Mike Vanboekel (shop floor chair) or Joe Graves (president of local 88). Perhaps you don’t feel comfortable asking or feel it may be a silly question. Nows your chance! Use the enclosed form. Questions are anonymous. Ask us anything. We will gather the results and answer one...

International Womens Day – Call to Action!

We need your help! As we look to celebrate International Women’s day on March 8, 2019. Our own local is having a breakfast at the union hall cooked by the Local 88 brothers. Its a FREE meal open to any Local 88 members. The Women’s Committee in conjunction with Local 88 Comms would like to ask anyone attending the meeting or breakfast tomorrow to bring a DONATION of Feminine Products t...

Are you fluent in ASL?

From the In-Plant Committees, GM Cami Assembly and Unifor Local 88 acknowledge that there is a gap between the Hearing and Deaf members within our plant. We are looking for individuals (hourly and/or salary) who are fluent in American Sign Language to be used on an “as needed basis” for meetings, cross training and NON- disciplinary issues. We are looking for people on all shifts to support this i...

Inplant Message – Recall and STPT intake

  To Local 88 Members The company has informed us they will be recalling 25 more laid off members to begin work full time on March 4. Unofficially I expect another 25 to be recalled in April as well. Phone calls will begin today to begin the canvas to find the next 25. Also if you are currently laid off and are looking for work the company is taking on more STPT’s. The warmer weather will be ...

Pension course update!

    Pension Course February 2nd, 2018 We have a pension course coming up February 2nd, 2018 from 8am to 4:30pm at the Four Points Sheraton in London, Ontario. The requests for this course were higher than we have space for at the Four Points. We are currently about 30-40 people over the space limit, and due to the high volume have decided to put on another course coming up in October. We...

Unifor 88 Buys $25,000 Purse for Charity

    The annual “handbags for hospice” auction held by VON Sakura House last night was attended by Local 88 executive board members Linda Leyten and Kim Degraaf equipped with a BIG cheque from the members. VON Sakura is a 12,000 square ft house donated to provide volunteer hospice care for the Oxford region. The huge bid on a purse was a surprise to the entire room. Check out what happened….   Clic...

United Way Reveal.

      On December 14th, GM CAMI Assembly and UNIFOR Local 88 employees shared some #locallove in celebrating another successful United Way Campaign. While these ‘Every Day Heroes’ don’t always wear capes, they do make the world a better place when they all band together. Committed to supporting local community initiatives and providing opportunities for a brighter future, today they...

AXE Throwing hosted by the YWC.

  AXE Throwing presented by the Youth Members Committee.

Christmas Hamper Donation Total.

  Thank you Unifor Local 88/CAMI Assembly team members for your generosity with the Annual Christmas Hamper Campaign and supporting the communities where we live, work and play!! This year you raised $11,223.00 to assist the local Salvation Army in providing a traditional holiday meal, clothes, and gifts to families in need!

United Way Draw Winners!!

      Our United Way campaign has wrapped up for 2018. We want to thank all those who contributed. Our local is full of big giving hearts and those we help are very thankful. Winners can pick up their prizes in the united way office. Just down the hall from the old union office. CONGRATULATIONS!!!   Lottery Raffle Prize Winners. Payroll Deduction Raffle Winners    

Unifor Local 88 “On the Line” PODCAST with Mike Van Boekel

With all the stuff going on around us in regards to bill 148 repeal, Oshawa closure and USMCA. The communications committee thought it would be a good idea to sit down with plant chair Mike Van Boekel in a podcast type interview to discuss these things, CAMI plus much more! We will be adding a transcribed version later today (at the bottom of this) for people that wish to read it. We are looking a...