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National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women

  Unifor marks December 6, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women with a call to action to make our workplace and communities safer. As we remember the 13 engineering students and one worker who were murdered at I’Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal in 1989, we also commemorate all the missing and murdered Indigenous women, trans women, and all women whose lives have been harmed or lost to gender-based violence.

United Way Reveal

  If you are free and would like to come and find out what our everyday heroes can do when they band together to make the world a better place; ridding the communities of HOMELESSNESS, HUNGER, HOPELESSNESS, HELPLESSNESS Join us for the GM Canada CAMI Assembly UNIFOR Local 88 UNITED WAY REVEAL December 14, 2018 8:00am Auditorium

Persons Day October 18th

Statement from Unifor National on Persons Day. October 18, 2018 On October 18, Unifor members join Canadians in celebrating Persons Day. On this day in 1929, women won the right to be appointed to the Senate of Canada, finally being considered “persons” under the law. Since that time women have continued to work tirelessly to break down barriers to women’s full participation in public and political life. Using the lens of intersectionality, we can see that barriers can be compounded for women of colour, indigenous women, immigrant women, trans women and women with disabilities. Persons Day is a reminder that equality cannot be reached simply through persistence. There must be a legal and systemic framework that supports gender equity – programs and policies such as universal child ca...

Woodstock Public Library Workers Need Our Help

  Local 88 has received a request from Oxford Regional Labour Council to share this with our members and ask for your help. “On September 20th the Woodstock Public Librarians with CUPE 1146-07will be in a legal strike position and it looks like they are being forced on strike by the Woodstock Public Library Board. This is a position the librarians NEVER wanted to be in. A couple of weeks ago one of these librarians when asked, said that the main sticking point is not money, it’s contract language which the Board has unilaterally decided to discard without discussion with the workers. It is the current ability of p/t librarians to self-schedule their Sunday shifts. The Board wants to be able to mandate Sunday shifts which are currently voluntary. The librarians want to keep the s...

National Aboriginal Day Event

The Local 88 AWOC Committee invites you to a National Aboriginal Day Celebration. Please join us on Sunday June 24, 2018 at The Unifor Local 88 union hall from 12 noon until 3 pm for a small showcase of Indigenous Tradition. Come see Indigenous Singers, Dancers, and Drummers. Sample traditional food. See poster for more details. See you there!

National Aboriginal Day Celebration

The Local 88 AWOC Committee invites you to a National Aboriginal Day Celebration. Please join us on Sunday June 24, 2018 at The Unifor Local 88 union hall from 12 noon until 3 pm for a small showcase of Indigenous Tradition. Come see Indigenous Singers, Dancers, and Drummers. Sample traditional food. See poster for more details. See you there!

Oxford County Pride Events

Unifor Local 88 is a proud sponsor of the Oxford pride festival. June is Pride month and in the spirit of Pride the Communications Committee has changed the website banner from Unifor red to the Pride rainbow! In the future if you have an event that is put on by or Local 88 sponsored please let us know plenty of time in advance and we will see if we can update our site header for the event. Send us an email here. For a list of events and to check out the Oxford Pride website please click on the poster below.

Provincial All Candidates Meeting For Oxford

Come out and meet the candidates. Get Informed before you vote. Locations and times on the attached poster.

Amber Alert for Ontario – Update

Amber Alert for Ontario Updated 1:06 pm – child found safe

Thursday Jersey Day April 12/18

Thursday Jersey Day April 12/18 GM Cami Assembly Plant A show of support for the Humboldt Broncos who lost too many members in an horrific crash heading to a hockey game. This is for the fallen as well as the survivors and their families. #jerseyday #Humboldtbroncos Have a look at the Pics on Flickr

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

On March 21, 2018, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Unifor will join others in recognizing the ongoing oppression facing Indigenous and people of colour. Please click here for more information and a statement from Unifor National.

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