Communication

We Are Now On Instagram

  From our Youth Member at Large Hey everyone! The communications committee asked if I would be interested in starting an Instagram account for our local!! So here it is! No pictures to post yet but if you have any from past events current or years ago feel free to send me a message and I will try to get them up there!! Spread the word!! I’ll be keeping everyone up to date on the demolition of the house too and construction of the new addition!! Unifor88 on Instagram! https://instagram.com/unifor88?igshid=9wj8dvi1onnk

Website Updates App & Podcast links

It’s been a busy day we have added some updated links to make it easier to find our Local 88 app and the Local 88 podcast ‘On The Line’. The app is the best way to keep informed as you will receive notifications when news is posted. You can find them on our main page:

Mental Health Q&A Podcast. Submit your questions.

  For the Mental Health Podcast, we are looking for more of the same as the previous ones. Membership Input. If you have any questions regarding mental health or the services and benefits Unifor, GM or the province provides. We will have Jeff Ramackers (EFAP Rep) and Alex Fitzgerald (HR/Women’s Advocate Rep) on to answer them as part of the episode. Both reps are also part of the Joint mental health committee as bargained in our collective agreement with GM. They are also happy to answer any questions about their specific roles and responsibilities. The questions will be and remain anonymous. Thanks to the membership for listening and providing your input.  

How Do I Download The Local 88 Podcast?

  We have had several people unsure of how to download a podcast so we have put together a small instruction document on how to do so. Click on the maple leaf to take you to the instruction page.     Link to Podcast Page

On the Line Episode 2 Podcast

  Unifor Local 88 Podcast Episode 2 We talk layoffs, buyouts, grievance wins and upcoming events. Don’t forget to subscribe so you get them all as they are available. Search “Unifor local 88” where all podcasts are found. Available NOW on Google, Apple, Sticher, and Alexa   On the Line Ep 2 – Text Version

Podcast #2 Member Submitted Questions.

  After a successful first podcast we are looking to do another one. With a different format. Do you have questions for Mike Vanboekel (shop floor chair) or Joe Graves (president of local 88). Perhaps you don’t feel comfortable asking or feel it may be a silly question. Nows your chance! Use the enclosed form. Questions are anonymous. Ask us anything. We will gather the results and answer ones we can! Great chance to clarify information! To hear the first podcast please search  “Unifor Local 88” where podcast are available.   Local 88 Comms.  

International Womens Day – Call to Action!

We need your help! As we look to celebrate International Women’s day on March 8, 2019. Our own local is having a breakfast at the union hall cooked by the Local 88 brothers. Its a FREE meal open to any Local 88 members. The Women’s Committee in conjunction with Local 88 Comms would like to ask anyone attending the meeting or breakfast tomorrow to bring a DONATION of Feminine Products to support our local shelters. These items are the least donated and the most needed. Members are also welcome to drop off donations Sunday Feb 24 from 8am-1pm International Women’s Day – March 8, 2019   The future is exciting. Let’s build a gender-balanced world. Everyone has a part to play – all the time, everywhere. From grassroots activism to worldwide action, we ar...

Photo Contest Winners!

  We are very pleased with the number of photos that were entered into this year’s photo contest and the excellent quality of the photos sent in. There were over 100 photos submitted. The Judges (Joe Graves, Allan Fisher, and Keith Ackworth) had a very difficult time choosing the top photos as they were all so great! Some of the photos just took my breath away. The winning pictures are below but we encourage everyone to check out our Flickr album where all of the entries are displayed. The photo contest winners were: Stacey Scott – Flag and rainbow Laura Kosi – Snowy forest Stacey Scott – Unifor Memorial Terry Layland – By the mill fall lake scene Harry Schut – Sunset Lake Tree Hayley Widerick – Women on Guard (This one is the GRAND PRIZE WINN...

Website & App Changes

  The Communications committee has been hard at work today on our website and app. We’ve made a lot of changes under the hood to speed up and increase the performance of both. Noticeable changes on the front end have been kept to a minimum to keep user experience consistent. The biggest change you may notice is that there is no longer a login required for the app or the pages of the site. There are no more pop-ups asking for you to log in. We are working on a members only news page for each unit just in case there is ever any sensitive Local 88 only news that needs to be shared. It will be password protected but it will have a universal password to make it easier. We don’t want anyone to miss anything important. Any questions or concerns please let us know here. Thanks and...

OTL Newsletters Online

  Did you know that you can view any Off The Line newsletter issue online? All the way back to 1991… The latest issues are up to date including the December 2018 edition. If you are a long time member and have any of the early, lost, editions that we could borrow to scan and add that would be much appreciated. Specifically pre-1995. If you have any lost editions please email the Communications committee here. Click on the pic below to take you to the newsletter page…take a trip back to the past and stay informed about the present.  

United Way Reveal.

      On December 14th, GM CAMI Assembly and UNIFOR Local 88 employees shared some #locallove in celebrating another successful United Way Campaign. While these ‘Every Day Heroes’ don’t always wear capes, they do make the world a better place when they all band together. Committed to supporting local community initiatives and providing opportunities for a brighter future, today they revealed a campaign total of $482 071 to be shared between @unitedwayoxford and @unitedwayemca Thanks to everyone for their support!!

Podcast Poll

  We need your help. Please CLICK HERE to take a VERY short poll on what topics you would like to hear on the On The Line Podcast. Thanks. Communications Committee.  

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