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Progressive Euchre Tournament February 23

February 23, 2019 POEM Progressive Euchre Tournament  

U.A.T. Training Cancelled February 14, 2019

Due to the major accident on the 401 east of the plant, U.A.T. training has been cancelled for the 11:00pm to 7:00am February 14, 2019 shift. The hall is being used by the O.P.P. detachment for interviews and accommodating people involved in the acci...

Proudly Built in Ingersoll

Unifor Local 88 member Sonya Shields called the Local office to inform us that the General Motors dealership Searles in Ingersoll plans on putting sample eyebrow on all of our Equinoxes. What a great idea of displaying our vehicles that are Proudly B...

Memo regarding 30 and out pension issue.

The issue of 30 and out pension age-reduction for members retiring at less than 55 years of age from GM Ingersoll has been resolved. Please see the following joint memo from the company and the Union. PM_Unifor Communication_Pension Decision_2112019

Are you fluent in ASL?

From the In-Plant Committees, GM Cami Assembly and Unifor Local 88 acknowledge that there is a gap between the Hearing and Deaf members within our plant. We are looking for individuals (hourly and/or salary) who are fluent in American Sign Language t...

Inplant Message – Recall and STPT intake

  To Local 88 Members The company has informed us they will be recalling 25 more laid off members to begin work full time on March 4. Unofficially I expect another 25 to be recalled in April as well. Phone calls will begin today to begin the can...

Unifor Family Education Program

What is the Unifor Family Education Program? This a unique program where members and their families learn about our Union and about issues facing Canadian families. Each participant must contribute their time (vacation, personal leave, etc.) NO LOST ...

Fallsview Casino Saturday April 13, 2019

  Local 88 is hosting a bus trip to Niagara Falls View Casino on Saturday April 13, 2019. Depart Ingersoll at 8:30 am.

RETIREE UPDATES

This is just a reminder that we have a meeting coming up on February 13, starting at 10 am (sharp?). We shall be handing out up to 11 new retirement watches at this time. As I attended the pre-retirement seminar no Saturday, February 2, 2019, I have ...

Unifor National Non-Contact Hockey Tournament

  Unifor National Non-Contact Hockey Tournament April 13 – 14, 2019. Cut-off date for signup is March 29, 2019. For complete rules, sign-up sheets and hotel info click here.  

Dart Tournament & Chilli Cook Off Farts and Darts April 6

  April 6 from 11 – 4 pm at the Local 88 Union hall the POEM Recreation Council is sponsoring a Chilli cookout and dart tournament. Think your chilli is the best? Put it to the test! Cash prizes for the winners!  

Website & App Changes

  The Communications committee has been hard at work today on our website and app. We’ve made a lot of changes under the hood to speed up and increase the performance of both. Noticeable changes on the front end have been kept to a minimum...

Winter Classes Unifor-McMaster Labour Studies Certificate Program

  Unifor Members! Here are the winter classes for the Unifor-McMaster Labour Studies Certificate Program. We have an exciting 4 class course called, “Understanding Mexico: The Struggle for Social Change”. Learning about the struggles...

January 2019 Inplant Update

January Update 2019    

OTL Newsletters Online

  Did you know that you can view any Off The Line newsletter issue online? All the way back to 1991… The latest issues are up to date including the December 2018 edition. If you are a long time member and have any of the early, lost, editi...

Free Breakfast!!

  Local 88 members please join the Local 88 Women’s committee for breakfast to celebrate International Women’s Day. The Breakfast will take place before the February General Membership Meeting on Feb 24, 2019. Be served by the men of...

Fundraiser – Cruz’s Wish To Walk February 9, 2018

  Saturday February 9, 2019 at the Local 88 Hall come on out and support a truly inspiring cause. Hosted by our Community Services committee. Silent Auction 50/50 Cash Bar Let’s all help Cruz!!

Pension course update!

    Pension Course February 2nd, 2018 We have a pension course coming up February 2nd, 2018 from 8am to 4:30pm at the Four Points Sheraton in London, Ontario. The requests for this course were higher than we have space for at the Four Point...

Sad News Charles “Marty” McKenney

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Brother Charles “Marty” McKenney. Brother McKenney started at GM CAMI Assembly Ingersoll in February 2013. He worked in the Welding Department B shift. We extend our condolences to Brother McKe...

Unifor 88 Buys $25,000 Purse for Charity

    The annual “handbags for hospice” auction held by VON Sakura House last night was attended by Local 88 executive board members Linda Leyten and Kim Degraaf equipped with a BIG cheque from the members. VON Sakura is a 12,000 square ft house donate...