Author: Joe Graves

AWC Ratification Results

The following are the ratification results from both units 88 & 222 combined: AWC Ratification Results ………………….YES          NO Oshawa       16             39 Ingersoll      27             1 Total            43             40 RATIFIED    51.8%

Domestic Abuse Services Oxford

A request has been made to spread the word that the Domestic abuse treatment center in Woodstock is in desperate need of certain supplies. There are currently 6 babies living at the shelter and they have asked us for help. The supplies really in demand are (nestle good start formula and size 6 diapers) any contributions would be greatly appreciated.


Your AWC (Auto Warehousing Canada) bargaining committee is pleased to announce there’s a tentative agreement to vote on at the Unifor Local 88 hall on September 16, 2018 at 10:00am. The Bargaining Committee is unanimously supporting the 2018 tentative collective agreement. Please take the time to attend this meeting to vote.

AWC Ratifications/Negotiations Meeting

Auto Warehousing Unit will be holding a Ratification/Negotiations Meeting on September 16, 2018 at the Unifor 88 Local Hall at 10:00AM. The Agenda for the meeting will be an update of negotiations and hold a ratification/information session. Your Auto Warehousing Canada Bargaining Committee strongly encourages everyone to attend.

2018 Fall P.E.L. Participants

  The 2018 Fall application and selection process is now been completed. Most applicants have been delivered a letter explaining the committees decision and what course if a successful candidate. If you have not received notification please call me at the Local office or contact your committeeperson.

AWC Proposal/Strike Mandate Meeting August 4, 2018

On August4, 2018 Auto Warehousing Company (AWC) Unit #2 of Unifor Local 88 will be having a Proposal/Strike Mandate Meeting at the Local Hall from noon to 2:00pm to discuss the upcoming negotiations. Attached are the proposal sheets for AWC Unifor members to fill out and return to Local office or Mel’s office.  AWC PROPOSAL SHEET

Summer Shutdown

On behalf of Unifor Local 88 Executive and Inplant representatives, we would like to wish you and your family a safe and well deserved summer vacation. The Local 88 hall will be open the first week of shutdown July 3-6 and close the second week July 9-13, 2018.

Important Recall Information

Mike VanBoekel has requested the following message be posted on our website, it’s very important. The company has informed us they will be recalling 25 laid off members to start the first day after shutdown Monday, July 16, 2018. Some of our most senior members that are laid off are already working in Woodstock and we do not expect many of these members to come back.  For that reason we do e...

Update: P.E.L. & Health & Safety 2018 Fall Applications

Update: apparently there was some miscommunication along the way…filling out the questions part of the application is required to be considered for the PEL courses. If you didn’t receive that part of the application you can find it in the links below. Thanks, Allan   The P.E.L. and H.S.F. programs are held at the Unifor Family Education Centre in Port Elgin from September to Decem...

Soap Box Derby

Unifor Local 88 is hosting the Labour Day BBQ and 7th Soap Box Derby on September 3, 2018. Registration forms and rules are available at the Unifor Local 88 Office. Pre-Registration is required $25 fee, open to the first 40 entrants. For more information contact:Steve Pye (519)533-3231 or email

June 21 National Aboriginal DAY

Unifor Local 88 joins with Aboriginal people across the country in recognizing June 21st, Aboriginal People’s Day as a day to celebrate First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples and their heritage. On June 24th from 12 noon – 3 pm at the Local 88 hall there will be a National Aboriginal Day of Celebration. Please take the time to enjoy a small showcase of Indigenous Traditions.

Sad News Kevin Murray Bradburn

  It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Brother Kevin Murray Bradburn passed away on Saturday 9, 2018. Kevin was employed at General Motors Cami in 1990 and retired on March 1, 2018. We extend our condolences to Brother Bradburn’s family, friends and co-workers. Friends will received by the family from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Forest Lawn Home, 1...

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