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!
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.
Business Manager/Financial Secretary
November 2nd, 2018
Write Your MPP. This does affect you…..(see link to letter below)
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.
Business Manger/Financial Secretary
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.
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
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.
April 24th, 2018
To All Members,
Please take note that an addition, as presented by Brother Dan Rojik, has been made to Local 628’s Working Rules and By-laws. After 3rd and final reading the following By-law will be added and will be in effect April 24, 2018.
#46 – By-laws relating to apprenticeship completion and trade school deferral
1. Excepting circumstances beyond the member’s control any member who has completed both schooling and requisite hours will have, upon notification from the union hall, one calendar year to write their certificate of qualification exam.
2. Any member will be allowed to request a trade school deferral as long as a reasonable hand written or electronic submission to the B.A. has been made. This submission must state the reason for deferral and when the member is next available for school.
3. Any deferral at the request of the employer will not be considered if there is a suitable replacement on the out of work list.
4. Any member who abuses the deferral privilege may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including expulsion if recommended by the executive board.
5. Any recommendation will be subject to a majority vote at a regular called Union meeting.