Author: Joe Graves

Local 222 Shop Committee Report

Mike VanBoekel, Mike Murphy and Joe Graves have been invited to Oshawa to attend an information meeting on the G.M. Canada and Unifor Agreement. Once the details of the agreement have been explained to the membership of Unifor Local 222 by their leadership. We will then post the details of the agreement. .   May 8 – Oshawa Notice in Plant (1)


Unifor Family Day will be held on Sunday June 23, 2019. Anyone wishing to attend please read attached poster for details. Wonderland poster

Unifor National Hockey Tournament April 13-14, 2019 Schedule

The following are the scheduled games and times for the upcoming tournament on April 13th & 14th, 2019 in Brampton. Good luck to all of the Local 88 teams that are participating. NATIONAL HOCKEY TIMES 2019

U.A.T. Training Cancelled February 14, 2019

Due to the major accident on the 401 east of the plant, U.A.T. training has been cancelled for the 11:00pm to 7:00am February 14, 2019 shift. The hall is being used by the O.P.P. detachment for interviews and accommodating people involved in the accident. Anyone affected by this cancellation of U.A.T. is expected to report to work for their regular shift.

Proudly Built in Ingersoll

Unifor Local 88 member Sonya Shields called the Local office to inform us that the General Motors dealership Searles in Ingersoll plans on putting sample eyebrow on all of our Equinoxes. What a great idea of displaying our vehicles that are Proudly Built in Ingersoll.  Thank you Searles Motor Products! .

Unifor Family Education Program

What is the Unifor Family Education Program? This a unique program where members and their families learn about our Union and about issues facing Canadian families. Each participant must contribute their time (vacation, personal leave, etc.) NO LOST TIME, PER DIEM OR MILEAGE WILL BE PAID. Please read thoroughly the two attachments and if you think it might be a program your family and you may be i...

Rally in Windsor Januray 11, 2019

It has been brought to Local’s 88 Leadership attention that our membership are receiving texts on their phones to attend the Rally in Windsor to Keep GM Jobs in Canada. Local 88 membership supports the Oshawa workers and any campaign or rally that highlights the importance of the Auto Industry in Canada.The National office made it clear in a conference call on January 7, 2019 with Big 3 and ...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

On behalf of Local 88’s Executive Board I would like to wish all our members a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Save Oshawa Campaign

  Mike VanBoekel and myself have had two conference calls since the airing of the Save Oshawa commercial during the leaf’s game with Jerry Dias and his team. We expressed our displeasure on the message it’s sending on boycotting GM vehicles and suggested the message needs to start saying boycott Mexican built vehicles. The following newspaper article was printed in the Detroit Fre...

7 New Apprentices Announced

Congratulations to the 7 new apprentices that were chosen. Powerhouse Adam Garlick Mike Gee Millwrights  Jessica Lamb Bryan Pearce Trevor Sharpe Bradley VanLeeuwen Andrew Wild

Future/Pre-Retiremement Course Venue Change

Due to the great response for the Future/Pre-Retirement Course on February 2, 2019 we have to change the location to the Four Points by Sheraton London. It is located at 1150 Wellington, Road, London, Ontario just south off the 401 highway.  Please read the attached document for a full description of the one day course and register while there is still spots open. (Pre-Registration is required) PE...