Committee News

AXE Throwing hosted by the YWC.

  AXE Throwing presented by the Youth Members Committee.

Unifor Local 88 “On the Line” PODCAST with Mike Van Boekel

With all the stuff going on around us in regards to bill 148 repeal, Oshawa closure and USMCA. The communications committee thought it would be a good idea to sit down with plant chair Mike Van Boekel in a podcast type interview to discuss these things, CAMI plus much more! We will be adding a transcribed version later today (at the bottom of this) for people that wish to read it. We are looking at continuing this, hosting all kinds of different local 88 members and elected reps. Please feel free to email any feedback to unifor88.ca@gmail.com We hope you enjoy it. As of right now you can download it off our site and the google play store (or the google podcast app) We are waiting for iTunes to approve and will add the link when it is. In solidarity, Local 88 Communications. Podcast PDF Ver...

Waste Reduction Week

Posted for the Environment Committee We would like to let members know that the Environment Committee has set up a display and raffle for Waste Reduction Week at the north end of Assembly. We have an Equinox on display with all of the waste that is generated to produce one vehicle. There is a draw for 3 -$50 Canadian Tire cards and the ballots are there with 3 questions to answer. There is also one of the milk bag blankets that volunteers have made for Africa that our members can check out. Thanks Todd Sleeper Please see the poster for more info.      

Helping In Our Community

  Ever wondered how Local 88 helps in the local community? Organizing community events  the upcoming Ingersoll Municipal All candidates debates and Labour Day BBQ. Donating the use of our union hall for local community organizations to hold their events, like the Canadian Blood Services donor drives. Our members also donate personal time to community causes such as Stephenson kids camp bathroom renovations. Also as a Local we donate monetarily to surrounding communities. At the Labour Day BBQ Local 88 made donations to the following organizations: IDCI c/o Developmental Education Class in Memory of “Miss Brittany” – Sharon Spriel & Harold Duivesteyn #IVEGOTYOURBACK911- Jill Foster & Andy Labell Big Brother & Big Sisters- Nicole Killarie Ingersoll Minor Ba...

Shift Calendar Fixed

We have been having some difficulties with our Calendar download for a month or so now. I’m happy to report it’s fixed! If you go to the calendar page on the website and click the Add Our Calendar To Your Own link you can add our shift calendar to your smartphone so you will always know what shift we are on as well as holidays etc. Or click the picture below to take you there.  

Team Leader Selection

TEAM LEADER TESTING In 2017 bargaining, we agreed to implement standardized Team Leader Testing as per BIQ 4 standards.   All GM plants in North America must meet BIQ 4 requirements to remain eligible for future product, standardized Team Leader Testing is part of this.  The testing is not hard.  There is a written test consisting of short answers that are mostly acronym descriptions and 4 fairly easy math questions, and you can use a calculator.   At every team board there is a binder that explains all the acronyms and a copy of that same binder will be in the testing room for anyone to refer to.  After the written test there is a short interview with your group leader and a short interview with your assistant manager – this all follows the GMS guidelines. Testing occurs on company time, ...