International Repetitive Strain Injury Awareness Day (RSI Day)

Message from Unifor National Dear Sisters and Brothers, On February 28, we mark the International Repetitive Strain Injury Awareness Day (RSI Day). Injured workers and labour activists founded RSI Day as an annual event to raise awareness and increase protection against these serious, and potentially disabling, injuries which are often incurred on the job. Unifor will continue to call on all provinces and territories to expand mandatory ergonomic regulations. All governments must adopt strong workplace regulations, backed by robust enforcement, to protect workers from painful, costly and unnecessary injuries. On RSI Day and on every day, we encourage all members to take a moment to examine their workspace to identify hazards that could lead to RSIs and to bring any concerns to your local h...

2018 Unifor Family Education Program-REVISED DATES

Please find attached the 2018 Unifor Family Education Program Application. The deadline to submit is April 20, 2018. Unifor Family Education Program 2018 Revised

$531,299 Raised For United Way

The United Way has a proven ability to make a real difference in people’s lives. The United Way Campaign is vital to the success of many charitable organizations in the community in which we live. These charitable organizations would not be able to function without continued support from the United Way. The United Way of Elgin & Middlesex and the United Way of Oxford are no different they play a very important role in our communities. Recognition At this time, I would like to recognize some individuals and groups of people; Joint Unifor Local 88/GM CAMI Ingersoll United Way Committee Chairpersons Jana Wreford-Unifor 88 Mark Taylor-Unifor 88 Dan Bender-Salary   The co-chairpersons play a significant role each year in setting up, organizing and bringing everything together for this ...

Seeing is Believing Tours-United Way Oxford

United Way’s Labour Committee invites you to… Learn how United Way Oxford works to improve lives locally. Hear from those living in poverty, with mental health & addiction concerns and how we are helping kids be all they can be. Join us! Monday March 5th or Monday April 9th 3:30 p.m. -5:15 p.m. Harvey Woods Lofts · 18 Vansittart Ave., Woodstock Sign up by calling 519-539-3851 or Seeing Is Believing_Labour

Pharmacare-A Plan For Everyone

On Monday, February 12, 2018, Mike Van Boekel, GM CAMI Unit Chairperson and Dan Borthwick, Unifor 88 President made a presentation to Ingersoll Town Council on the need for a National Pharmacare Program. The Town of Ingersoll passed the attached resolution unanimously. ON-Municipal-Pharmacare Resolution 2017 Take one minute to send your MP a message using the link below. Ask them to stand up and take action on pharmacare. Send your Member of Parliament a message right now: We urge every member to contact their MP.

Used Cell Phone Recycling.

Posted on behalf of the Environment Committee. For information on joining the Environment Committee. Please contact Todd Sleeper or Ashley Osborne.

Environmental Awards Dinner

Congrats to Local 88 member Linda Smith. For information on joining the Environment Committee please contact Todd Sleeper or Ashley Osborne.  

GM Cami hiring Industrial Electrician and Operating Engineer

GM Cami hiring Industrial Electrician and Operating Engineer Please follow this link to see job postings.

Changes to OT Schedule.

Revised Operating Schedule *NEW Starting February 16, 2018: All Repair and Quality (QCVI) teams will be scheduled to work every Saturday, on one shift alternating between (Midnights & Days) until further notice. Operating Schedule PDF You can also now find the updated/printable Operating Schedule in the “Calendars” Menu at the top. Scroll to the bottom of that page.

Blood Donor Clinic-February 19

Message From Blood Services Oxford County.  We need your help!  We currently have an URGENT need for donors.  Hundreds of appointment spots remain open each week. Did you know?  Less than 4% of eligible donors sustain the blood system for all Canadians. Giving blood is one of the most direct ways you can help someone. All blood types are needed. All donors are encouraged to get involved. To donate, you must be at least 17 years of age, in general good health, and feeling well on the day of your donation. Upcoming Oxford County Clinics Woodstock Goff Hall, Thursday, February 1, 1:30pm to 7:30pm 115 units of blood needed to meet hospital demand. & Saturday, February 17, 8:30am to 11:30am 43 units of blood needed to meet hospital demand.   Tillsonburg Community Centre, Friday, Februa...

Change through activism: Unifor Statement in support of Black History Month

Statement from Unifor National- Unifor Statement in support of Black History Month 2018

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.

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