Unifor Local 88

Skilled Trades Retirement Celebration

  Thursday Sept. 27th from 3:00pm – 8:00pm come out to the union hall and celebrate our latest Skilled Trades retirees. Please click here for complete details.

AWC Ratification Results

The following are the ratification results from both units 88 & 222 combined: AWC Ratification Results ………………….YES          NO Oshawa       16             39 Ingersoll      27             1 Total            43             40 RATIFIED    51.8%

Strike Memories 1st Anniversary Part III

  One year ago today Unifor Local 88 negotiations with CAMI/GM Ingersoll reached the deadline without an agreement. Our job action began. Over the past few days the Communications committee has released 2 videos commemorating this point in our Locals history. Today, on the anniversary, we are releasing the 3rd. We asked our members to tell us what thoughts they had reflecting back to a year ago and we combined them into the video. You can find all 3 videos as well as other content from Unifor Local 88 on our YouTube channel. Solidarity Sisters, Brothers, & Comrades, Local 88 Communications team.

Strike Memories Anniversary Part II

  As promised here is video #2 of our strike of 2017 anniversary. Please feel free to share if you see someone you know. If you haven’t visited the Unifor Local 88 YouTube channel yet you can find it here.  

Strike Memories Anniversary Sept 17, 2018

Whether you want to remember the highly stressful times of a year ago or would rather forget, September 17, 2017 changed everything for Unifor Local 88. For the second time in our history, and exactly 25 years later, we went out on strike. Stress was incredibly high but we banded together to keep each other afloat emotionally. We held the lines and coordinated office duties, finance duties, communications, rallies, and an incredible amount of logistics for 29 days. Solidarity was the biggest key to morale during our time on the line. BBQs, karaoke, ring toss, hockey games, rallies, and support from our community hit all time highs to keep us going. A year has passed and the Communications Committee has decided to undertake the task of sorting through the, literally, thousands of pictures t...

Domestic Abuse Services Oxford

A request has been made to spread the word that the Domestic abuse treatment center in Woodstock is in desperate need of certain supplies. There are currently 6 babies living at the shelter and they have asked us for help. The supplies really in demand are (nestle good start formula and size 6 diapers) any contributions would be greatly appreciated.


Your AWC (Auto Warehousing Canada) bargaining committee is pleased to announce there’s a tentative agreement to vote on at the Unifor Local 88 hall on September 16, 2018 at 10:00am. The Bargaining Committee is unanimously supporting the 2018 tentative collective agreement. Please take the time to attend this meeting to vote.

Sad news Ben Walker

  It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Brother Ben Walker. Brother Walker started at GM CAMI Assembly Ingersoll in November 2015. He worked on B shift in the Assembly Department. We extend our condolences to Brother Walker’s family, friends and co-workers. A private family service was held on September 13, 2018 as per the family’s request. The union office has been in contact with Ben’s family  

Ingersoll Municipal All Candidates Meetings

  Please join Unifor Local 88 Union in Politics Committee and the Woodstock-Ingersoll & District Real Estate Board for two meet the candidates meetings. Educate yourself on the issues that face our local community before you vote. Wednesday September 26 and October 4, 2018. Doors open at 6:30pm. Please click here for complete info.

AWC Ratifications/Negotiations Meeting

Auto Warehousing Unit will be holding a Ratification/Negotiations Meeting on September 16, 2018 at the Unifor 88 Local Hall at 10:00AM. The Agenda for the meeting will be an update of negotiations and hold a ratification/information session. Your Auto Warehousing Canada Bargaining Committee strongly encourages everyone to attend.

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...

Helping In Our Community

  Ever wondered how Local 88 helps in the local community? Organizing community events  the upcoming Ingersoll Municipal All candidates debates and Labour Day BBQ. Donating the use of our union hall for local community organizations to hold their events, like the Canadian Blood Services donor drives. Our members also donate personal time to community causes such as Stephenson kids camp bathroom renovations. Also as a Local we donate monetarily to surrounding communities. At the Labour Day BBQ Local 88 made donations to the following organizations: IDCI c/o Developmental Education Class in Memory of “Miss Brittany” – Sharon Spriel & Harold Duivesteyn #IVEGOTYOURBACK911- Jill Foster & Andy Labell Big Brother & Big Sisters- Nicole Killarie Ingersoll Minor Ba...

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