Local 128 News

Lodge 128 Investing in Apprenticeship

Lodge 128 is proud to train and prepare the next generation of Boilermakers for industry. The three week entry level training took place at 128’s training centre in Burlington, ON. The Apprentices will be required to attend 24 more weeks of training during their Boilermaker apprenticeship. The instructor was Blair Allen.

Back Row (left to right): Connor, Ethan, Sawyer, Josh, Derek, Zac and Joel; Front Row (left to right): Instructor Blair Allen, Devyn, Katelyn, John, Spencer, Jared, Colin and Sheldon.

Back Row (left to right): Connor, Ethan, Sawyer, Josh, Derek, Zac and Joel; Front Row (left to right): Instructor Blair Allen, Devyn, Katelyn, John, Spencer, Jared, Colin and Sheldon.

Steward Training Update

From across the country, 51 construction and industrial sector Boilermakers have participated in Steward Training from January 26 to February 2, 2016.

On January 26-27, Boilermakers from three local lodges got together at 128’s Union Hall & Training Centre:

Lodge 128: Bernard Tompkins, Kevin Oates, Karrie Elms, Nickie Lawoie, Lauzon Gaetan, Chris Murphy, Jordan Power, Jason Keeping, David Sifft, Al Dempster, Doug Gale, Matt Mootrey, Christopher McKeown, Fran Guilherme, Kyle Tinney, Michael Burgin, Tanner Siebert and Joey Giroux. Lodge D366: David Lockhart, Guinn Schmalz, Stephanie Slater, Kip Davidson and Pierre Duguay. Lodge D387:Brian Longwell, Jason Bosiey, Jamie Lyons, Mike Gyde, Anthony Wojeiechowski and Jacots Found.

Lodge 128: Bernard Tompkins, Kevin Oates, Karrie Elms, Nickie Lawoie, Lauzon Gaetan, Chris Murphy, Jordan Power, Jason Keeping, David Sifft, Al Dempster, Doug Gale, Matt Mootrey, Christopher McKeown, Fran Guilherme, Kyle Tinney, Michael Burgin, Tanner Siebert and Joey Giroux. Lodge D366: David Lockhart, Guinn Schmalz, Stephanie Slater, Kip Davidson and Pierre Duguay. Lodge D387:Brian Longwell, Jason Bosiey, Jamie Lyons, Mike Gyde, Anthony Wojeiechowski and Jacots Found.

On January 28-29 at Lodge 555’s Regina Union Hall & Training Centre:

Peter Funk, Dane Koloski, Rob Davis, Steve Watson, Cory Kobelski, Dave Posehn, Alan Pantazoglou, Darren Shabatoski, Noel Loffler and Justin McRedmond.

Peter Funk, Dane Koloski, Rob Davis, Steve Watson, Cory Kobelski, Dave Posehn, Alan Pantazoglou, Darren Shabatoski, Noel Loffler and Justin McRedmond.

On February 1-2 at Lodge 146 Mechanical Training Centre in Edmonton:

Peter Schneider, James O'Donoghue, Sam Akplu, Lloyd Marimo, Vicky White, Dawn Hoskins, Ken Vanderveen, Luc Berube, Michael Ross, Kevin Rogalski, missing Ian McCormack.

Peter Schneider, James O’Donoghue, Sam Akplu, Lloyd Marimo, Vicky White, Dawn Hoskins, Ken Vanderveen, Luc Berube, Michael Ross, Kevin Rogalski, missing Ian McCormack.

2016 Dues Increase

To All Members of Boilermakers, Local 128:

This is to inform you that as per ARTICLE 12.2.2 of the International Brotherhood Constitution effective January 1, 2016 monthly dues shall be increased from $41.60 to $41.80.

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.

**If you are on sick or medical leave, please notify the Burlington Bookkeeping office so that your dues will not fall behind. In the event that you are able to return to work it is your responsibility to notify your area representative as well as the bookkeeping office.**

Fraternally yours,

John Petronski
Business Manager/Secretary Treasure

2016 ICI Collective Agreement Proposals

Please see the following letter and accompanying form from Business Manager, John Petronski, in reference to 2016 ICI Collective Agreement proposals.

Letter from John Petronski (PDF)
ICI Proposal Form (PDF)

2016 Boilermaker Scholarship Competition

Ask for an application at your local area Union hall.  Deadline is April 15, 2016.