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Mandatory Working at Heights Training

October 18th, 2016

We have some more dates confirmed for the mandatory Working at Heights Training. The classes will be held Saturdays November 5th, 12th, and December 3rd. The classes will run here at the Union Hall from 8AM – 4PM. Contact me at the office if you would like to sign up for one of these classes.



AWP – EWP, and Telehandler Training

June 29th, 2016

We have some dates for training here at the Union Hall. Friday July 15th, and Tuesday July 19th will be for the Aerial Work Platform, and Elevated Work Platform training. We will have certification for both pieces of equipment on each of those days. Also on Wednesday July 20th, we will be having a Telescopic Forklift course going. All classes will be from 8AM to 4PM. Contact us at the Union hall to reserve a spot if you are interested.

Mandatory Working at Heights Training

June 28th, 2016

We have some more dates for the Working at Heights Training, the training courses will be held on Friday July 22nd and 29th, 8:00AM – 4:30PM. Everyone must take this training, so if you have not yet done this, please contact me at the office to reserve a spot for one of these dates.


Annual Pension / Health & Welfare Meeting

May 6th, 2016

There is a Pension / Health & Welfare Meeting for members and their family to hear about the financial position of our plans and meet our professional advisors.

Saturday, May 14th

9:00 am

Airlane Hotel – Tiberio Room

Hope to see everyone there!




Delegates for the 2016 UA General Convention

March 29th, 2016

The successful Delegates for the upcoming General Convention to be held in August of this year, as elected at our meeting last night are Jim Hill, Alan Vanderploeg, Dave Andrusyk, and Wayne Junttola. Congatulations to all, and thanks to all of the members who came out to vote.

Gillons’ insurance discounts for 628 members

November 17th, 2015

GIL-EDP Web ButtonAs a member of the UA Local 628, you can take advantage of discounted insurance rates for your Home & Auto Insurance through Gillons’ Employee Discount Program.

Gillons’ Employee Discount Program has been designed with you in mind. Savings of 10% off the already very competitive home and auto insurance rates are available to those who are eligible. Gillons’ not only prides itself on the products offered to you by Northbridge but the service that goes with it.

Contact Mary Lynn Douglas, Regional Manager/Employee Discount Program to find out more information about the discounts and benefits you maybe eligible for as a UA Local 628 member.

Office: 807-345-3611 Cell: 807-627-8353 E-mail: marylynn@gillons.on.ca

Find us on the web or drop by our office at 214 Red River Road in Thunder Bay.

Gillons* People Inspired Insurance.

Petroleum Equipment Mechanics Course

October 27th, 2015

We are looking at having a PEM 2/3 course here at the Union Hall. The course will be 1 week in duration (40 hours). This will certify you to work on fuel oil piping. I am compiling a list of names for people who are interested, and once we get enopugh students we will set some dates for the course. Please contact Alan at the Hall for details.

Gas Technician 2 Course

October 27th, 2015

We are going to be having a G-2 Course here at the Union Hall with  tentative start date of December 1st, 2015. The course will run Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30-9:30PM until May/16. If you are interested in taking this course, please contact Alan at the Hall for details.

Working at Heights Training

May 27th, 2015

There are classes available all summer at Confederation College through IHSA for the Working at Heights Training. All members will be required to have this training done before April 01, 2017. The courses run every few weeks or so on a Tuesday, or Thursday. The Courses will be for one full day ( 8 hours ). If you want to take this now, and get it over with, contact me at the office, and I can give you the schedule, and will register you on a date that will work for you.


Petroleum Equipment Mechanics Course

May 26th, 2015

As mentioned at last nights meeting ( May 25, 2015 ), we will be looking at getting a list of names for a Petroleum Equipment Mechanics course. The course will be 40 hours in duration, and will run Monday to Friday, with the final exam on a Saturday. We need about 10 – 15 students to fill the class, and we will run more classes if we have more than 15 interested. We could look at doing it in June or July once we get enough people for a class. This ticket will be required to do any piping installs on Generators, Heating equipment, and Tank Farms for any type of fuel oil. If you are interested, please contact me at the office for further details, and to have your name put on a list.



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