General

Memo regarding 30 and out pension issue.

The issue of 30 and out pension age-reduction for members retiring at less than 55 years of age from GM Ingersoll has been resolved. Please see the following joint memo from the company and the Union. PM_Unifor Communication_Pension Decision_2112019

Are you fluent in ASL?

From the In-Plant Committees, GM Cami Assembly and Unifor Local 88 acknowledge that there is a gap between the Hearing and Deaf members within our plant. We are looking for individuals (hourly and/or salary) who are fluent in American Sign Language to be used on an “as needed basis” for meetings, cross training and NON- disciplinary issues. We are looking for people on all shifts to support this initiative. You do not have to be a licensed interpreter to apply for this position. If you feel you are qualified for the position, please submit this form directly to Mike VanBoekel or Alexandra McCoy; either in person or through your committeeperson. Successful applicants will be required to go through an interview with the Union, a deaf member and Employee Relations.   DEADLINE TO APPLY IS...

January 2019 Inplant Update

January Update 2019    

Pension course update!

    Pension Course February 2nd, 2018 We have a pension course coming up February 2nd, 2018 from 8am to 4:30pm at the Four Points Sheraton in London, Ontario. The requests for this course were higher than we have space for at the Four Points. We are currently about 30-40 people over the space limit, and due to the high volume have decided to put on another course coming up in October. We are asking if anyone would rather reschedule to October, or has decided that they couldn’t make the one currently scheduled to call our office and we will move you to the new date. We appreciate the amazing turnout and hope that we can get this information to as many members as possible. In Solidary, Unifor Local 88 Benefits Committee

Sad News Charles “Marty” McKenney

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Brother Charles “Marty” McKenney. Brother McKenney started at GM CAMI Assembly Ingersoll in February 2013. He worked in the Welding Department B shift. We extend our condolences to Brother McKenney’s family, friends and co-workers. Please follow the link below for funeral arrangements. https://www.arnfuneralhome.ca/notices/MartyCharles-McKenney

CONTEST UPDATE

  At 11am this morning Pioneer Seeds announced the Here’s to Hometowns Contest and Hickson won!!!!! On behalf of my family, THANK YOU you very much to all my brothers and sisters of Local 88.  The prize money of $50 000 will do many great things for Hickson and the county of Oxford.   The contest ran a long time but thanks very much for sticking to it and continuing to vote.  It does prove that voting makes a difference.  Our small town will see some big changes from this prize money as well as our county and our local Mental Health Association.  From our family and our community, thank you brothers and sisters!!!

Walk For Alzheimer’s.

  Our team is raising money in support of the Alzheimer Society by participating in the Walk for Alzheimer’s in memory of and under the name of Bob White, the founding President of the Canadian Auto Workers who passed last February after battling the disease. “Bob White is loved and respected by everyone so it’s a beautiful dedication to him,” said Bonnie Martin, awareness trainer with local 222, about the trailblazing trade unionist who passed away in February of 2017 after battling the disease. The Alzheimer Society provides essential programs and services that work to effectively alleviate the personal and social consequences of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia’s within our community. Please make a donation today and help us reach our fundraising goal! By su...

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!!

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...

United Way Prize Lottery List

  The second phase of our United Way campaign is under way. Show your #LocalLove by purchasing tickets through the united way campaigners in plant. Thank you to all for your continued support! For more info see flyers below….

Environmental GOLD Award for GM-CAMI.

    DETROIT — General Motors’ CAMI Assembly Plant in Canada has received the Wildlife Habitat Council’s highest recognition for overall excellence in corporate conservation, the Gold Program Award. General Motors continues to lead the industry with the most WHC Conservation Certification sites — 75 — and is at nearly 85 percent of its goal to achieve certification at all its manufacturing sites by 2020. “Our environmental team, along with our Unifor Local 88 partners, have been at the forefront of protecting and preserving the environment and community in which we live and work,” said Gary Duff, plant manager, General Motors CAMI Assembly. “Our local activities and efforts, no matter how big or small, help protect the planet and move General Motors closer to our vision of a world...

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