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  • The past couple years have been extremely hard to meet as a chapter and keep our retirees engaged. In saying this, on behalf of the leadership and membership of Unifor Local 88 I would like to extend a thank you to Brian Ginty, Doug Howey and the entire Retiree Chapter Executive Board for all the hard work they have done for Local 88 retirees. Brian was the original Chapter Chair and along with Doug and the rest of the Retiree Chapter leadership they did a great job and have brought our Retiree Chapter to where it is today. With the Retiree Chapter growing every month with new members we now have more then 1100 retirees. To all the retirees from Local 88, this is your chapter.  Get involved or stay involved so the chapter can continue to grow. The Unifor Local 88 Retiree Chapter Elections were held online and are now complete. I would like to congratulate Dan LeFrank and Doug White for their successful election to the positions of Chair and Vice Chair respectively.  Also, congratulations to Emerson Cornish Sergeant-at-Arms, Cindy Malan and William McKinnon, Trustees for being acclaimed to their positions and all retirees who put their name forward in this election. There are still positions to be filled on the Executive Board which the Chapter will do when they next meet. Checkout our website www.unifor88.ca for upcoming meeting and events that the Unifor Local 88 Retiree Chapter will be holding. I look forward to working with you all. In closing, take care and stay safe and may tomorrow bring better times for all.


  • The following is a list of the January 1, 2022 retirees. Please read over the list of members who have recently retired. If you recognize a name give them a call, email or Facebook message congratulating them on their well deserved retirement. Leslie Ball                        Bill Beechey                        Nelson Graham Brent Lindsay                 Darryl Birkbeck                    Jim Lorbetski Joe Fitzpatrick                 Gary Reeder                          Terry Fountain Philip Varga                     Sam Mendola                       Steve Vanbeers Allen Calhoun                   Kishor Gohil                         Joel Rose Ruth DeGraaf                  Derrick Paauw                    Carl Bufalino Marnie Osborne              Sharon Degaust                Tom Livingstone John Kauenhofen           Stefano DeCesaris             Paul Knapp Tom Turner                      Glen Rock                         Robert Gaudet Tracey MacIntosh           Keat Tan                           Dan Gravelle Mike Lacasse


  • Due to the announcement by the Provincial Government of Ontario today, Jan. 3, 2022. Unifor Local 88 Union Hall/Office is now closed to visitors until further notice. All rentals for the month of January will be contacted by Linda Leyten to discuss alternate arrangements or refunds if applicable. Regular updates will be posted on the Unifor Local 88 website when they become available as to when to Union Hall/office will reopen. If more information is required, please contact the Union Hall office by calling the following people. Thank you and take care and be safe. Brent Tree 519 425 0952 ext. 101 or cell 519 317 6059 Linda Leyten 519 425 0952 ext. 102 or cell 519 636 2415


  • On behalf of the Unifor Local 88 Executive Board, I would like to wish the membership of Unifor Local 88 and their families a safe and happy holiday season enjoy the holidays. Please stay safe and see you all in the new year.


  • It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Brother Tim Smith. Brother Smith passed away on Monday, December 13,2021. Tim started his career at GM CAMI Assembly in 1994. Tim most recently worked in M/H Welding Dept. on “B” shift. We extend our condolences to Brother Smith’s family, friends and co-workers. https://www.arbormemorial.ca/forestlawn/obituaries/timothy-smith/75815


  •   Nolan and Hunter are Chris Brown’s(Cami Stamping Dept) grandsons. Donation can also be dropped off at Unifor Local 88 Hall at 364 Victoria street, Ingersoll,  Monday thru Friday between 7:00 am and 3:00 pm.




  • Remembrance Day   As we are going about our busy lives today no matter where you are or what you are doing. Let’s take a moment at 11:00 am to stop and pay our respects to all the women and men of the Canadian Armed Services for all their past, present and the future service. It is their service to our country and many other countries that provide us with the freedoms and way of life we have today.


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