About Allan Fisher

Unifor Local 88 Communications Committee Co-Chair and Websteward for unifor88.ca and oxfordlabourcouncil.ca That consumes pretty much all of my free time.

ORLC Affiliates Vote to keep Unifor Delegates as members

Unifor Executive (including Pres, Secretary and Treasurer) stepped aside to allow the CUPE First Vice-President to take control of the meeting while all  Unifor delegates left the room.
After an hour of debate, with the CLC rep present to ensure procedural adherence, the remaining affiliates of Oxford Regional Labour Council (OSSTF, OPSEU, USW, CUPE) passed a motion to “continue to recognize all Unifor Locals who are up to date and continue to pay per capita fees, as members and executives with full voice and vote until the Canadian Council of the CLC provides further direction.”

Solidarity is alive and well on the ORLC!

A rousing chorus of Solidarity Forever could be heard in the halls and I’m sure outside too 😉

Unifor Local 88 Strike Mandate Results

CAMI/GM Ingersoll is one of the biggest private employers in our region and the workers are represented by Unifor Local 88.
Today Local 88 held it’s Strike Mandate meeting at Centennial Hall in London, ON in preparation for the end of it’s 4 year contract on Sunday Sept. 17, 2017.
Members voted 99.8% in favour of strike if necessary.

Here is the media release from local 88.

Unifor Local 88 GM CAMI Assembly Ingersoll Autoworkers Authorize Strike-Media Release

Siemens plant in Tillsonburg locks out workers

It has been brought to our attention that the Siemens wind turbine plant in Tillsonburg has locked its midnight and day shifts out of the plant.
The only information that we have been given so far is that employees are to attend a meeting Tuesday at the Tillsonburg Community Centre for information regarding the lockout.
The Unifor Local 88 Flying Squad was made aware of this late Sunday night and attended.
At this time our understanding is that the company will be locking out the afternoon shift as well.
The Local 88 Flying Squad will be there at 2-2:30pm to support these workers and help them in any way they need.
Please join if you can and show support for these workers.
The Siemens plant is located at Talbot Line (Highway 3) and Clearview Dr. just Southwest of Tillsonburg.