Committee News

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...

Reminder Volleyball Tournament This Saturday

Just a reminder that the Young Workers Committee Volleyball tournament is this Saturday! Registration begins at 8:30am and games start at 9:00am. All teams are asked to be present by 9:00am so the tournament can get underway. Please click the poster for more details.  

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, ...

Anti-Bullying T-Shirts

A message from the Local 88 Human Rights Committee: Anti-Bullying T-Shirts If you would like an Anti-Bullying T-Shirt please fill out the form in the link below or in the sidebar of the members area page. We will place an order when we receive orders for 50 or more shirts. We need a minimum of 24 long sleeve shirt requests before we can place an order. Shirts are $20. Any questions please contact us here. Order forms here.  

Oxford County Pride Events

Unifor Local 88 is a proud sponsor of the Oxford pride festival. June is Pride month and in the spirit of Pride the Communications Committee has changed the website banner from Unifor red to the Pride rainbow! In the future if you have an event that is put on by or Local 88 sponsored please let us know plenty of time in advance and we will see if we can update our site header for the event. Send us an email here. For a list of events and to check out the Oxford Pride website please click on the poster below.

Yard Sale In Support Of The Women’s Resource Centre

The Women’s and Young Workers Committee will be holding a yard sale Saturday June 16th in support of the Women’s Resource Centre. To find out times and info, and to donate items, please see the attached poster.

Provincial All Candidates Meeting For Oxford

Come out and meet the candidates. Get Informed before you vote. Locations and times on the attached poster.

Canadian Association of Labour Media Awards

For those that are not aware Local 88 is a member of the Canadian Association of Labour Media (CALM). Once a year the association holds an awards night to honour excellence in the print, broadcast, online and graphics arts for material produced in the previous year from all across Canada. Tonight, Friday May 11, 2018, the ceremony is being held in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Local 88 has won 3 Awards! Best photograph Winner: volunteer produced. Sister Doris Weir snapped the winning pic during our strike in 2017 of Sister Ashley Osbourne and her son on the picket line. Rosemarie Bahr award for excellence in print layout and design Winner – volunteer produced. For our April 2017 Off the Line newsletter. Best website Winner Volunteer produced: unifor88.ca. I’d like to personally thank E...

Chili Cook off Cancelled

Please note the Chili cook off has been cancelled. Any questions please Contact Julie Fenn. (Info on poster)

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