Press Release

June Is Pride Month

  PRIDE June is Pride month and once again Oxford County will have many events recognizing LGBTQ+ Pride. Unifor has been a leader in advancing LGBTQ+ issues and has been a Platinum sponsor of Oxford County Pride since 2016. This year our Pride Dance will be at the Local 88 hall and I cannot express how proud I am of this moment. 29 years ago it would have been almost laughable at the thought of a Pride dance at our hall. When we gained same-sex benefits in 1992, I recall one person clapping and it wasn’t me. I recall cheering inside but the thought of guilty by association was enough to keep this closeted guy quiet. Heck even our CAW Gay and Lesbian caucus would not acknowledge bi-sexual or Transgender members at that time. We have grown as a Union over the years and I am proud to hav...

Missing 12 Year Old: UPDATE SHE HAS BEEN FOUND SAFE!!

UPDATE SHE HAS BEEN FOUND SAFE!! Police are seeking assistance in locating 12 year old Kyara Brennan from London. Kyara is the niece of one of our Local 88 members. Please see the picture for a more complete description. Any information please call 519-661-5670.

Canoe For The Cause June 23, 2019

Sunday June 23, 2019. More information on the poster.  

Day Of Mourning Ceremony

  We will be holding a Day of Mourning ceremony at our GMM today at 10:30am. Also in Ingersoll at 1pm in Dewan Park Oxford Regional Labour Council Will be holding a ceremony.

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.

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...