General

Dance With Pride

DANCE – UNIFOR 88 UNION HALL Saturday June,22 2019. Tickets only $5 for admission. We have arranged a bus from Woodstock and Tillsonburg, $10 gets you a bus ride and admission. Chances to WIN: $500 gift certificate towards a tattoo from Ned Burwell a local tattoo artist. Gift basket valued at $250 that you may win in our toonie toss. (A list will be posted on our Facebook page later this week as to the contents of the gift basket.) Visit our web site http://Oxfordpride.ca for more details. Events are listed on the right hand side. COME OUT AND SHOW YOUR PRIDE!!

Union Hall Addition Progress. Follow along!

  Union hall construction/addition has begun We will be sharing the progress through different ways. Look for us “Unifor 88” on Instagram as well as on Flickr. You can scroll through the progress photos that we have uploaded so far below. Also we have made a video of the house coming down, you can find that on our YouTube page or below.

Unifor Scholarships Deadline Extended.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED – FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2019 Click the link for more. https://www.unifor.org/en/education/scholarships

RETIREE BBQ

    On June 12, 2019, we shall be holding our annual Retiree BBQ. If you are planning on attending, you must notify us, and submit a cheque in the amount of $25 per person. Your name MUST be submitted by May 17, 2019, in order for us to get the correct number of steaks, baked potatoes, etc. Make the cheque payable to Local 88.  Your cheque should show that it is for the BBQ !! At the BBQ on June 12th, you may then pick up your cheque from Chuck Smith. If you do not show up, your cheque WILL be deposited to offset the cost. As with all events with retirees, spouses are encouraged to come out as well. Hope to see you there. In solidarity Brian Ginty

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.  

ORANGE SHIRT DAY – Every Child Matters.

  For more info: Orange-Shirt-Day-Poster-PDF Every Child Matters Facebook Page. Reconciliation Canada   Pre order online below.    

Members Stories **Mental Health Awareness**

  MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH. To raise awareness and help lend our hand in the journey to break the stigma of mental health issues. Our Joint Unifor 88/GM CAMI Mental Health Committee has made a video, that shares some of Unifor Local 88 members personal stories. Thank you to those members! Its important we all #getloud about mental health. Numbers are provided in the video if you need to talk to someone. YOU ARE NOT ALONE! Please Share this Video.    

15 More Recalls.

  From Mike Van Boekel   CAMI is recalling 15 more laid off members. Start date is May 6. Phone calls have started today. Any questions contact Mike Van Boekel @ mike.vanboekel@gm.com   Inplant

Some Bunny Wanted!

  Well folks, it’s that time of year again and Community Service Committee is looking for a young male/female to play the part as the EASTER BUNNY!!! If your child is a young adolescent, that’s outgoing, fun, entertaining, and gets along with small children please PM me (Dave Simmons). Maybe your child needs some High School credits, or is just all around happy to entertain youngsters! ((UNIFOR Union Hall Ingersoll Ontario)) (((APRIL 19th starts @ 10am))) There will be food and beverages served as well HAPPY EASTER (in advance) For More Info Contact David Simmons @ davidlsimmons@gmail.com Community Services Committee.    

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

March 21 – International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

          The groundbreaking work of members of the Aboriginal and Workers of Colour committee and that Unifor activists from across the country are an integral part of our fight against racial discrimination. The dedication of Unifor members makes our union a leading force in the struggle for equal rights for all. This International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, we call on your continued support.