The Local 88 Environment Committee in conjunction with other local regional environment councils have a campaign running to set up a ‘Return for Refund’ program like those found in other parts of Canada and the US. Please sign our petition and let’s all do our part to help the environment. Sign petition here. Thank you.
At 11am this morning Pioneer Seeds announced the Here’s to Hometowns Contest and Hickson won!!!!! On behalf of my family, THANK YOU you very much to all my brothers and sisters of Local 88. The prize money of $50 000 will do many great things for Hickson and the county of Oxford. The contest ran a long time but thanks very much for sticking to it and continuing to vote. It does prove that voting makes a difference. Our small town will see some big changes from this prize money as well as our county and our local Mental Health Association. From our family and our community, thank you brothers and sisters!!!
#SaveOshawaGM The campaign to save GM Oshawa Assembly continues. You can show your support with T-shirts and Lawn signs. They are available at no cost in the Union office, or speak to your Committeeperson. We still have Small, and Extra Large (limited quantities)
We have received several comments that the new online area on the GM CAMI Assembly website where members can view internal job postings is hard to find. We’ve put a link up on our site/app to, hopefully, make it easier to find. Scroll down to the buttons section of the front page of our site and you will find a postings button. Click that and it will take you directly to the correct page of the GM site. You can also click the pic below. NOTE: Local 88 has nothing to do with the posting or maintenance/upkeep of the GM CAMI Assembly website and this link is for information purposes of our members only. The Local 88 Communications committee can’t take responsibility for any information posted/mis-posted on the CAMI website.
It has been brought to Local’s 88 Leadership attention that our membership are receiving texts on their phones to attend the Rally in Windsor to Keep GM Jobs in Canada. Local 88 membership supports the Oshawa workers and any campaign or rally that highlights the importance of the Auto Industry in Canada.The National office made it clear in a conference call on January 7, 2019 with Big 3 and IPS Bargaining committees lost time will not be paid to attend. Anyone who has the day off or any of our retirees are welcome to drive down or buses do leave London at 8:30am sharp from 140 Pine Valley Road, behind McDonalds on Wonderland south.
Click here for 2019 Unifor Local 88 Bursary Package Applications for the 2019 Unifor Local 88 Memorial Bursaries are now available. Applications may be submitted by Unifor Local 88 members’ children who are graduating from secondary school and entering their first year of post-secondary education in a Canadian institution such as a university, college or technology institute are eligible to apply for the bursaries. These are entrance bursaries only. Students entering their second or further years of study or entering first year after a gap between secondary and post-secondary are not eligible. Submissions must include ALL of the following items for consideration: 1. Official application form 2. Letter(s) of recommendation 3. School grades 4. Registration and acceptance from post-sec...
Retirees. Unifor is holding a rally at Dieppe Gardens, 78 Riverside Dr. W., in Windsor on January 11th. National has booked some buses already. If you wish to be on one of them, you need to email Sister Dolan at Barb.Dolan@unifor.org in order to book a seat. The buses are leaving from these locations.They will be straight runs to Windsor, so maximum seating (55) is hoped for. 1) Oshawa Local 222 2) Brampton Local1285 3) St. Catherines Local 199 4) Kitchener Local 1106 5) London National Office The rally is at 11:00 am, with the buses heading back at 1:00 pm I shall have this information with me at our meeting on Wednesday. In solidarity Brian Ginty
On January 9, 2019, we shall be holding the first meeting of this new year. As usual, the meeting will start at 10:00 am sharp. I would ask that you submit your annual dues check of $24.00 at this time. Although not a lot of money, these dues will go towards financing bus trips, euchre games, etc, throughout the year. At the meeting, we shall be brought up-to-date on events at the plant, and what has or has not changed in our benefits. There will be a pot luck lunch served after the meeting ends. I look forward to seeing you all again. In solidarity Brian Ginty