In Our Community

Local 88 Sister Honoured at ApprSHEation Awards

Local 88 Sister Linda Smith was honoured today at the 9th annual International Women’s Day event. “Linda Smith is a recipient based on her many years in organizing the Take Back the Night March, and volunteering in providing food for folks that don’t have food, and volunteering on various women’s boards.” Congratulations Linda!! You are an awesome activist, Co-Chair, mentor, and friend. See the full story here.

Plastic Bottle Deposit Petition.

Over a billion bottles and cans don’t get recycled in Ontario each year! Sign this petition to help change that.These recyclables either end up in our landfills or littered in our streets, parks and rivers. Recyclables are being washed downstream and polluting our Great Lakes and drinking water. Tiny bits of plastic are being eaten by small fish and other animals which cause chemicals to enter the food chain. Ontario needs to do a much better job of recycling to protect our Environment and Human Health. Ontario has the worst recycling return rate than any other province in Canada. Next time you are drinking from a bottle or can, please read the label. It will say, “Return for Refund where Applicable” Return for Refund programs are found throughout Canada and the United States. It’s time fo...

Environment Committee News

Earth Day is April 22 and our Environment Committee is participating in Thames River Cleanup. Stay tuned for details. Check February newsletter for Earth day  colouring contest.

New Website Live!!

Hello everyone, Our new website is now live. We have listened to your suggestions and slimmed things down and made things easier to find. The most commonly looked for items are up front. If you are a Local 88 member join our members area to connect with your work family, Buy/ Sell, post events etc. Welcome! We are working on our app. There may be a few days of service interruption while we switch it over. Also depending on your service provider it will take them time for our site to filter through their cached  servers but we are here and ready to go! I’d personally like to thank the entire Communications team for All of their hard work brainstorming, web designing, graphics designing, and building. It’s been a busy two months. Thanks go out to: Nick D’Avirro Keith Ackwor...

Unifor stands firmly in opposition to Trans-Pacific Partnership

Unifor stands firmly in opposition to Trans-Pacific Partnership January 23, 2018 Reports have surfaced today suggesting that Canada has agreed to terms on a revised Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement. Although details are sparse, this is a deeply concerning development, to which Unifor stands firmly in opposition. Unifor’s criticism of the TPP agreement has been unwavering. The original pact, signed in February 2016, was deeply flawed.  Major concessions were made by Canada that would have negatively affected our country’s auto and dairy industries, our cultural sector, access to affordable medicines, and other areas of major concern. The TPP, like other so-called “free trade” agreements, directed minimal attention to broader social and economic development issues. It failed to mean...


The ORLC has set up an email tip line for all workers. Do you feel your employer is treating you unfairly or illegally because of the recent changes to the employment standards act? Alternatively, Do you work for an awesome employer? The ORLC would like to start a page on it’s website to promote businesses that deserve recognition. Click here for information.

Lost Password