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U.A. Election Results

January 18th, 2017

Thanks to all who voted in the recent election. To those of you who have not heard the results were as follows;

  • Business Manager – Pat Dool
  • President – Mark Zysko
  • Vice President – Terry Melnick
  • Executive Board – Jim Hill, Mike Otto, Greg Tait and newly elected Colin Hotson
  • Dan Rojik has been appointed as the new Business Agent

Training Update

January 18th, 2017

Dan has been busy going through Working at Heights and all other mandatory training, contacting members to assure that their training is up to date.

Please monitor our website for future updates to the training program. As the end of 2016 and beginning of 2017 has been a flurry of activity we have yet to set up new course offerings for 2017.


January 18th, 2017

Newgold has the balance of our membership working as well as 40 plus travel cards. We are keeping our ear to the ground as far as any future prospects in the mining sector and will update when appropriate. Hopefully the spring/summer newsletter will have more concrete news as well as updates for future 628 activities.

Annual Pension/Health & Welfare Meeting

January 18th, 2017

Dates have yet to be confirmed but due to many members working out of town we are leaning towards a fall session.

UA Local 628 Election, 2016

November 24th, 2016

As most of our members are aware, we are having a by-election for the remainder of this term which will be until December 31, 2017. All members will have the opportunity to vote at 2 locations. The first will be at the Emo Inn, for our members working at the New Gold site, and any other members in that area. The walk in voting times for that location will be from 2PM – 9PM on Saturday December 3rd. On Sunday December 4th walk in voting will also be held at the Union Hall from 3PM – 7PM. Please make every effort to come to one of those locations to cast your ballot.


If you have any questions regarding the balloting, please contact us at the Union Hall.

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.

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