Author: Joe Graves

Here’s to Hickson

Mike VanBoekel’s family have made a video for a contest to win $50,000 for any project in your home town. The VanBoekel video shows the 5 projects in their hometown of Hickson that would be share equally if chosen as one of the co-winners. Hickson School Lions Club Hickson Firefighters, Oxford Mental Health and Field of Dreams ballpark 39 video’s were submitted and 4 finalist have been...

Future/Pre-Retirement One Day Educational Course

Spouses and Partners are invited and encouraged to attend with employees to the Future/Pre-Retirement Course on February 2, 2019. Please read the attached document for a full description of the one day course. (Pre-Registration is required)Pre-retirement meeting

Define Contribution Plan info Sessions

Great West Life will be hosting three  define contribution pension sessions, beginning next week in the central mezzanine room #3. The times of these sessions are : Wednesday, November 7, 2018 from 1:45 – 2:45 pm Wednesday November 7, 2018 from 3:15 – 4:15 pm Thursday November 8, 2018 from 7:15 – 8:15 am Sharon Eto of Great West Life will be walking through GWL’s website an...

STPT Program

The following is a memo on the status of the STPT program: In September we notified the company that we were giving 60 days notice to end the STPT program. A number of issues were discussed and debated during the 60 day period. We have officially notified the company that our demand to cancel the STPT program is withdrawn. The departments will be contacting the STPT members to notify them of this....

65″ SHARP Roku T.V. Draw Winner

Unifor Local 88 Executive and Inplant would like to congratulate Cliff Bennett on winning the 65″ Sharp Roku Flat Screen T.V. The winning ticket was drawn at the Local’s membership meeting on September 30th. Thank you to everyone who sold tickets and made this funding raiser a great success. Proceeds of $2170.00 will be donated to the Canadian Mental Health Society Walk-in Clinic-Inger...

Retired Worker’s Authorization Form

  October 10, 2018 Brian Ginty and the retiree committee held their monthly retiree’s meeting at the Local 88 hall. It is always enjoyable to speak and see the retirees at this meeting. One issue that remains outstanding is the required amount of retirees to sign and return the ” Retired Worker’s  Authorization For Check-Off Dues”. I have attached the form for all reti...

Second Edition regarding the USMCA

The second edition has been prepared by our Unifor National Research Department for the Membership in the Auto Manufacturing Facilities and the Independent Parts Facilities, that talks to the new USMCA. 1191-Auto leaflet complete (002)

What new trade rules mean for Canada’s autoworkers

Message from Jerry Dias   Dias letter

New NAFTA deal agreement

A new trilateral trade deal has been reached. The reworked name is called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). This is definitely good news for our members. Over the last couple of months our members and families have had the anxiety of what would happen if tariffs were imposed on our Canadian vehicles. Within some of the early information that has been released, Canada will be able ...

Inplant Update September 2018

Inplant Update September 2018

Pension Update

DB pension update (1)

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%

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