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Required Certificates

March 1st, 2019

Please be advised that in order to be dispatched to work you must have, at minimum, the following up-to-date certificates;

ONTARIO COLLEGE OF TRADES (unless you are a JM welder)

WHMIS 2015



— Dan Rojik

CSA Rigging Course

January 25th, 2019


There will be a CSA Rigging Course starting Sunday, March 10th. This is a 40 hour course which runs Sunday – Thursday with the exam being done on Friday.

If you are interested please contact Dan at the union hall – 623-1041.

Holiday Office Hours

December 18th, 2018

Please be advised that after coffee and donuts on Friday, December 21st (9:00 am until noon) the union hall will be closed. We will reopen Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019.

If there is a matter of urgency, Pat can be reached at 620-4006 or Dan at 621-7345.

We wish everyone a very merry Holiday Season and a happy and healthy New Year!

Pat Dool
Business Manager

Pension/Health & Welfare Meeting

December 13th, 2018

As indicated in the union benefits newsletter we will be having a Pension / Health & Welfare update meeting on January 16, 2019 at the Victoria Inn. Doors will open at 6:00 pm with the meeting to commence at approximately 6:30. There will be coffee available.

Paul Gillis and Baljit Mehta will be on hand from Union Benefits as well as Mark Davis our actuarial consultant.

Hope to see you there.

Pat Dool

Business Manager/Financial Secretary

Attention Members!

November 2nd, 2018

Write Your MPP. This does affect you…..(see link to letter below)


Pat Dool

Business Manager


** NOTICE **

October 17th, 2018

Good Day Brothers & Sisters,

Today it is legal to smoke recreationally. I would be remiss in my duties if I were not to remind all members that the Standard of Excellence zero tolerance policy is still to be adhered to. It is mandatory for all of us to be fit for duty when the work day begins. Ours is a fast pace and often dangerous environment and a momentary lapse in concentration or judgement could be detrimental to yourself or your co-worker. Our ultimate goal is to return home after a days work intact and healthy.
That being said I have the utmost faith that the members of our crafts will continue to use sound judgement in their use of any recreational substance.

Pat Dool
Business Manger/Financial Secretary

G3 Challenge Course

September 24th, 2018

There will be a G3 Challenge Course January 19 – January 25, 2019. This course will be 8:30-4:00 each day for a total of 49 hours.

If you are interested in this course please contact me at the Union Hall.

Dan Rojik


Canadian Youth Council

August 21st, 2018

Good Day Everyone,

The Government of Canada has created a Prime Ministers Youth Council, and they are looking for applicants between the ages of 16-24.

We need to have UA Canada, Local 628, representation on this council. Youth, Apprenticeship and Diversity are key pieces that the Canadian Government has been focusing their initiatives upon.

If you are between the ages of 16 and 24, we highly encourage you to take the time to apply for the Prime Ministers Youth Council.
If you are not between the ages of 16-24, we would appreciate if you can pass this email request onto UA members that you believe would make a great representative.
We greatly appreciate your help and participation. Link to apply and description of the Youth Council is posted below.


The Prime Minister’s Youth Council is a group of young Canadians who provide non-partisan advice to the Prime Minister and the Government of Canada on issues of importance to them and to all Canadians. Youth Council members meet both online and in person several times a year to discuss issues that matter to their peers, their community, and their country. They interact with each other outside of meetings to discuss ideas and upcoming activities, and to talk with their peers about issues that matter most to them. There may also be opportunities to engage with local and national organizations, meet with policy makers and decision-makers like Cabinet Ministers, and attend public events.

Applying to the Prime Minister’s Youth Council is a three-step process. First, you will need to create a profile. Once you have successfully created your profile, you will need to apply for the opportunity, following which you will receive an email invitation to complete the application questionnaire.

For more information, please visit https://www.canada.ca/en/campaign/prime-ministers-youth-council/need-more-information.html

Dan Rojik


Upcoming Gas Courses

May 28th, 2018

There will be Gas 1 and Gas 2 courses tentatively scheduled for September/October 2018 and a Gas 3 course scheduled for 2019.

If you are interested please contact Dan at the union hall.


May 16th, 2018

If you had your name on the order list please stop by and pick up your item as soon as possible.


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