Author: Joe Graves

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...

Union Awareness Training Selections

On behalf of the Training Review Committee we would like to thank all of the applicants who applied for the Union Awareness Training positions. To select the final successful applicants was an extremely tough decision and the committee was astounded on the qualifications of the applicants. The following are the individuals who will be our Union Awareness Training facilitators for the next three ye...


  I have almost completed one month as your newly elected President and the experience has been very interesting in a good way. I would first like to thank the membership of Local 88 for supporting me in my new position, the support is greatly appreciated. I would also like to congratulate all of the newly elected leadership and thank those who did run but were not successful in their campaig...

Sad News Brian Neil McClelland

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Brother Brian Neil McClelland. Brother McClelland passed away on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Brian was employed at General Motors Cami in 1989 and retired almost 4 years ago on September 1, 2014. We extend our condolences to Brother McClelland’s family, friends and co-workers. Online condolences may be made at

Funeral Arrangements for Sister Kim Van Daele

Obituary First Visitation When: Monday, May 14th, 2018 2:00pm – 4:00pm Location: Ostrander’s Funeral Home Second Visitation When: Monday, May 14th, 2018 7:00pm – 9:00pm Location: Ostrander’s Funeral Home Service Information When: Tuesday, May 15th, 2018, 2:00pm Officiating: Pastor ...


  It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Sister Kim Van Daele. Sister Van Daele passed away on Tuesday, May 8, 2018.  Kim started at Cami on August 26, 1991 and was currently working in the Assembly Dept. We extend our deepest condolences to Sister Van Daele’s family, friends and coworkers. Funeral arrangements will be posted when available.

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