2018 Fall P.E.L. Participants

  The 2018 Fall application and selection process is now been completed. Most applicants have been delivered a letter explaining the committees decision and what course if a successful candidate. If you have not received notification please call me at the Local office or contact your committeeperson.

AWC Strike Mandate Vote

AWC Strike Mandate Vote Yes         21 No 100% support by membership for the Bargaining Committee  

Shift Calendar Fixed

We have been having some difficulties with our Calendar download for a month or so now. I’m happy to report it’s fixed! If you go to the calendar page on the website and click the Add Our Calendar To Your Own link you can add our shift calendar to your smartphone so you will always know what shift we are on as well as holidays etc. Or click the picture below to take you there.  

Team Leader Selection

TEAM LEADER TESTING In 2017 bargaining, we agreed to implement standardized Team Leader Testing as per BIQ 4 standards.   All GM plants in North America must meet BIQ 4 requirements to remain eligible for future product, standardized Team Leader Testing is part of this.  The testing is not hard.  There is a written test consisting of short answers that are mostly acronym descriptions and 4 fairly easy math questions, and you can use a calculator.   At every team board there is a binder that explains all the acronyms and a copy of that same binder will be in the testing room for anyone to refer to.  After the written test there is a short interview with your group leader and a short interview with your assistant manager – this all follows the GMS guidelines. Testing occurs on company time, ...

Local 88 Volleyball Tournament August 25

Get a team together for a volleyball tournament put on by the Local 88 Young Workers Committee. Money raised goes to the Cruz’s Wish to Walk fund! Come on out and enjoy some sun and fun on the beach! Teams need to pre-register, more info on the poster.

Unit 1 CAMI Apprenticeship Intake!

ATTENTION: All GM CAMI Assembly Production Team Members The purpose of this memo is to advise the membership that GM CAMI Assembly will be accepting apprenticeship applications for the following trades: Millwrights Operating Engineers Are you a seniority production team members? Think you’d make a good apprentice? These sessions will give you the opportunity to ask questions and get all the information you need to apply. The sessions will be held up near the ER office. The specific rooms will be determined depending on the level of interest shown. Please see the attached memo for further details. Good Luck Everyone!

7th Annual Soap Box Derby

Join us Labour Day for the Local 88 7th annual Soap Box Derby. If you’d like to enter a car you need to pre-register by August 17, 2018. Find more info on the poster below.

AWC Proposal/Strike Mandate Meeting August 4, 2018

On August4, 2018 Auto Warehousing Company (AWC) Unit #2 of Unifor Local 88 will be having a Proposal/Strike Mandate Meeting at the Local Hall from noon to 2:00pm to discuss the upcoming negotiations. Attached are the proposal sheets for AWC Unifor members to fill out and return to Local office or Mel’s office.  AWC PROPOSAL SHEET

July Inplant Update

July Update 2018


CAMI Assembly Open House Event – Wednesday August 8th CAMI Assembly and Unifor Local 88 are excited to open their doors and welcome the local community to tour the award-winning manufacturing plant on Wednesday, August 8. You will be able to see the Chevrolet Equinox come to life – from the roll of steel in our stamping shop to rolling off the end of the line in general assembly. In May, CAMI celebrated the production of their five millionth vehicle and will continue the celebration marking their upcoming 30th anniversary along with GM Canada’s 100th anniversary in the fall. Click here to begin registration Registration open Participants must be 12+ years of age. Tour registration must be completed by ALL guests and employees who plan to attend. Tour registration is limited and will be fil...

2018 Bursary Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the four Local 88 bursaries for 2018!  Each bursary is worth $750.00 Katelyn Schooley, daughter of Local 88 member Ron Schooley – Winner of the Wendy Clifford award for highest marks this year Owen Donnelly, son of Local 88 member Joe Donnelly Megan Wallis, daughter of Local 88 member Curt Wallis Ryan Churilla, son of Local 88 member Cyndy Churilla Thank you to all who submitted applications.  Wishing you all the best from the membership and leadership of Unifor Local 88 for your futures! Winners:  

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