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Sad News Walter (Wally) Balasiuk

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Brother Wally Balasiuk. Brother Balasiuk passed away on Sunday, April 29, 2018. Wally started at GM CAMI on December 3, 1990 in the Welding Dept. Wally was currently working in the Assembly Dept. We extend our condolences to Brother Balasiuk’s family, friends and co-workers. Funeral arrangements:  http://yourlifemoments.ca/sitepages/obituary.asp?oId=1075779  

April 28, National Day of Mourning

Remember those killed or injured on the job. Recommit to workers health and a safe workplace. BECAUSE ONE IS TOO MANY. Ceremonies will be held this weekend for details click the links below – Oxford Regional Labour Council- http://oxfordlabourcouncil.ca/april-28-day-of-mourning-ceremony/ London & District Labour Council- http://www.ldlc.on.ca/ Unifor Local 88 will hold a ceremony on April 29 at 10:30am at our monthly General Membership Meeting. Unifor National Day of Mourning Letter- https://www.unifor.org/sites/default/files/brief-statements/day_of_mourning_letter_2018.pdf Unifor National Day of Mourning Poster- https://www.unifor.org/sites/default/files/documents/document/2017-unifor_dayofmourning_eng_poster_art.png  

Unifor National Scholarships-Deadline May 11, 2018

Please see the attached link for details and application for the Unifor National Scholarship Program http://www.unifor.org/en/education/scholarships DEADLINE TO SUBMIT IS MAY 11, 2018  


This document outlines who can vote for what. C/O OF THE ELECTIONS COMMITTEE   FULL TIME  ACTIVE- BASED ON YOUR SHIFT AND ZONE PLUS SPECIALTY REPS AND EXECUTIVE   RETIRED MEMBERS CAN VOTE FOR: President, Vice-president, Recording Secretary, Financial Secretary, Sergeant at Arms, Guide, Trustees (3), Delegates   AWC MEMBERS/DCT CAN VOTE FOR: President, Vice-President, Recording Secretary, Financial Secretary, Sergeant at Arms, Guide, Trustees (3), Delegates   STRAIGHT DAYS CAN VOTE FOR: All positions and all shifts that they are equally represented by including Zone Alternates   SUPPLEMENTAL GROUP/UAT COVERAGE PEOPLE CAN VOTE FOR: All positions in the zone they are assigned to on the day of the Election.   MAINTENANCE CAN VOTE FOR: Executive and specialty posit...

Employment Standards Act Regulation 502/06 ACTION NEEDED To Revoke Unfair Personal Emergency Leave Regulation

Unifor Local 88 sent a letter to the Premier of Ontario in January of this year requesting that Employment Standards Act Regulation 502/06 Paid Emergency Leave be abolished. We outlined the shortcomings of this regulation. The Fair Workplaces Better Jobs Act, passed last year, allows workers 10 days of personal emergency leave with two paid days for illness, injury, bereavement or other emergencies.  Under a newly added exemption in regulation 502/06, auto workers would be entitled to only seven days for personal or family illness or emergencies, and none of them paid. The Employment Standards Act should apply fairly to all workers, yet the government has deliberately chosen to create a double standard with one group of workers singled out to receive less protection than the majority. Over...


As a show of solidarity to the Humboldt Broncos and their families after the tragic event that happened in Saskatchewan Thursday April 12 2018 will be Jersey/Green Shirt day at Cami across all 3 shifts. This initiative is Canada wide. So tell your friends and neighbours!   Members are encouraged to take pics of their teams participating and share on Social Media using the hashtag #jerseysforhumboldt *please use discretion and common sense when posting pics of in plant areas.

Don’t rush a bad deal on NAFTA: Unifor

Please read the following message from Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. I urge each Unifor Local 88 member to participate. We have a once in a generation opportunity to fix fundamental flaws with NAFTA, but that opportunity is about to be squandered. After spending months in negotiations, the Canadian government is considering signing on to an “Agreement in Principle” with the American and Mexican governments, which would commit us to a deal without knowing the specifics. We can’t let this happen. Add your voice to show Justin Trudeau and Chrystia Freeland that they must not sign another bad trade deal without even knowing what’s in it. Sign up now to send a united message. This deal could come as early as Friday, April 13. Add your name and send the link to y...

Rush NAFTA deal at workers peril

Message from Unifor National April 9, 2018 TORONTO – Amid hurried negotiations to meet an artificial deadline Unifor warns that a rushed North American Free Trade Agreement will put workers in peril. “Canada must not be pushed into a hasty NAFTA deal that will impact workers and jobs for a generation to come,” said Unifor National President Jerry Dias. “There is no reason to sign on to half-baked trade policies simply to meet foreign political agendas.” Reports that a deal “in principle” could be announced as early as this week raise serious concerns as key planks of the new NAFTA have yet to be negotiated. “It defies logic to commit without knowing the ramification on auto and other major industries,” said Dias. “Multiple proposals on rules of origin are being floated so an agreement in p...

National Assignment

I have been offered an assignment with Unifor National. I have accepted this assignment. The assignment will be effective May 1, 2018. I want to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU to the membership and leadership of Unifor Local 88. It has been a very rewarding experience and a great opportunity to work with each of you over my 29 years in Unifor Local 88. It has been an honour and a privilege to be part of a team representing each and every one of you in both bad and good times. We as a membership have faced many challenges head on together and have grown in strength doing so. It is my belief that our local union voice is stronger than ever. Our voice is being heard at the National level, in the Community and politically by all levels of governments. Our local union voice has been hea...

DEADLINE APPROACHING!!! Unifor Family Education Program

The deadline to apply for the Family Education Program is coming fast! Submit applications into the Unifor National Office before Friday, April 20th to be considered for this amazing program. The call letter, which includes an application form, is attached. Unifor Family Education Program 2018 Revised

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