Unifor Local 88

No (or reduced) income during the Summer Shutdown? – Apply for Employment Insurance (EI)

Message from Unifor 88 Benefits Anyone that does not have income during the summer shut down should apply for EI, this includes TPTs who have worked at least 700 hours in the last 52 weeks (or since the last EI claim). This online application can be done on your last day worked, and an ROE can be requested through payroll. We recommend everyone who can apply, to apply. This will cover your one week waiting period for a 52-week period. You will receive benefits in the instance that the second week has no income, or if you need to re-apply for EI at a later date. This includes when you have reduced hours, EI Sickness, Parental Leave, or Family Caregiver leaves over the next year. For anyone that has already been on a claim in the past 52 weeks; You should be able to re-open your claim. If yo...

Summer Shutdown Bash!

Social time starts at 3 pm Cash bar. Member prices Free pizza Band goes on at 8 pm Our very own cami maintenance Kevin Roach with his band “second chance “ Come out to celebrate summer holidays !

Hops & Vines Tour Deadline

Message  from Julie about the upcoming Hops and Vines event. I need to confirm numbers by JULY 10 or this trip will be CANCELLED . If we don’t get 40 it will be cancelled IF YOUR INTERESTED PLEASE SUBMIT PAYMENT etransfer to Jeweleryjulie@hotmail.com

Pride Dance Pics From Saturday 22 June, 2019

Last weekend, Saturday June 22, 2019, Oxford Pride held a dance at our Local 88 Union Hall. Unifor Local 88 is a Proud sponsor of Oxford Pride and hope this dance will become an annual event. If you have any more pics from the event please send them to us at pics@unifor88.ca  

Canoe For The Cause Pics

  This last weekend Unifor along with the London, Oxford & Area Regional Environment Council held a cancer prevention fundraiser. Here are a few pics of the event. If you have any more pics please send them to us at pics@unifor88.ca

P.E.L. and Health & Safety 2019 Fall Application

The fall P.E.L. and H.S.F. programs will be held at the Unifor Family Education Centre in Port Elgin from September 8 to December 13, 2019. Applications forms for these courses may be obtained at the local 88 Union Hall office, inplant office or at www.unifor88.ca, all applications must have completed payroll & expense form attached to be processed, applications without will be withdrawn. For more information or questions please contact me at joegraves@unifor88.ca or call me at 226-448-2789. Please click onto the links below for all of the required course information PEL-HSF-Letter. PEL-and-HS-application SEPT2019-Dec., 2019 Courses Payroll info Child Care-form

Summer Shutdown Schedule Freezes

  Just a reminder that over the Summer Shutdown the production schedule freezes at CAMI. B Shift is on Day shift the week before shutdown and returns on Days for a week after. Thanks.

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.

National Skilled Trades Council Link

  We have been asked by Local 88 Skilled Trades if we could put up a link to Nationals Skilled Trades Council website. You can find the link under the members tab (see pic). Also you can click the pic below and it will take you there.

We Are Now On Instagram

  From our Youth Member at Large Hey everyone! The communications committee asked if I would be interested in starting an Instagram account for our local!! So here it is! No pictures to post yet but if you have any from past events current or years ago feel free to send me a message and I will try to get them up there!! Spread the word!! I’ll be keeping everyone up to date on the demolition of the house too and construction of the new addition!! Unifor88 on Instagram! https://instagram.com/unifor88?igshid=9wj8dvi1onnk

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...