Local 128 News

No Dues Increase 2018


Due to the amount of manhours our Local has worked over the course of 2017, I am happy to inform you that after making a request, the International has approved that our current field dues rate of 4.5% will be reduced to 4.25%.

On an annual basis, our monthly Union dues are increased by the International office. However, I am pleased to report that our request to be exempt from any rate increase has also been approved and will remain unchanged at the current monthly rate of $42.50 for 2018.

I would like to thank you, the membership, for your hard work in making this possible.

Please remember that if monthly dues are not deducted by your employer the first week of every month while working, a payment should be made to your local office to keep your membership in good standing. For your convenience, each Local office is equipped for debit and credit card payments as well as the PayPal option on our web site.

Fraternally yours,

John Petronski
Business Manager/Secretary Treasurer

Local 128 Christmas Closure

Local 128 offices will be closed as of Friday Dec 22nd and will reopen on Tuesday Jan 2nd.

December Core Training Dates

Limited availability – Advance Registration Required!

Burlington Union Hall

Working at Heights
Monday, December 4th 8:00AM

Confined Space
Tuesday, December 5th 8:00AM
(followed by Fit Testing if required)

To register, contact Apprenticeship & Training: (905) 332-8109 or jayne@ibblocal128.org

Local 128 Christmas Parties

Click the link below to get all the details on Christmas parties happening in Thunder Bay, Sudbury, Sarnia and Toronto & Hamilton!

2017 Christmas Parties (PDF)

2017 Annual Kids Christmas Party


Sunday, December 3, 2017
11:00am – 2:00pm

Burlington Union Hall
1035 Sutton Drive
Burlington, ON L7L 5Z8

Official Announcement (PDF)
Registration Form (PDF)

Please complete the registration form and return to the Burlington office NO LATER than November 24, 2017.

Attention all Tradesmen

Help support the building of the Energy East Pipeline. Construction on this pipeline will create thousands of jobs for Boilermakers through the building of Storage Tanks and Compressor Stations.

Send a message to your MP supporting this project

Robert J. Watson National Bursary

If your parent is a member of one of Canada’s construction and building trades unions whose local union has within its jurisdiction a General Presidents’ Maintenance Agreement or a National Maintenance Agreement you could win a $1000 bursary toward your higher education.  Open to students currently attending a post-secondary academic institution  on a full time basis for the 2017-2018 academic year. Eighty-eight (88) bursaries available to win.

The application submission period will open September 15, 2017 and will close November 22, 2017.

For all the details and to apply, visit www.rjwbursary.com.

September Core Training Dates

Burlington Union Hall

WAH – Working at Heights
Thursday, September 14th

CSE – Confined Space
Monday, September 18th

Please contact Jayne to sign up for above noted courses – jayne@ibblocal128.org or (905) 332-8109

Reminder – Fit Test can be done anytime as long as you touch base with Chris Peddle – cpeddle@ibblocal128.org or (905) 483-1103

Labour Day Parade Information

Click below for information regarding the Labour Day parades in Toronto, Hamilton, Sarnia, Port Elgin and Kingston!

2017 Labour Day Parade Information (PDF)

Local 128 Special Meeting – New Time!

This will serve to notify you of a special meeting taking place today

Wednesday August 16, at 6:00 pm

801 St. George Street, Port Dover

This intent of this meeting is to discuss the upcoming shutdown at the Imperial Oil – Nanticoke Site.