Local 128 News

Core Training Dates

Limited availability!

Burlington Union Hall

Registration Required: Contact (905) 332-8109 OR jayne@ibblocal128.org

August 23rd, 8am – Working at Heights
August 24th, 8am – Confined Space
August 24th, 11:30am – Fit Test

Sarnia Union Hall

Registration Required: Contact (519) 336-6051 OR irene@ibblocal128.org

August 15th, 8am – Working at Heights
August 16th, 8am – Confined Space

2017 Boilermaker Calendar Photo Call

2017 Boilermaker Calendar Photo Call

Planning for the 2017 Calendar is taking place and we need photos of Boilermakers from across Canada.

We are looking for Boilermakers in the workplace. The photos need to be at least 1MB in size but the bigger the better. The photo call is to all 36 Local Lodges right across Canada. Please send the photos to support@boilermaker.ca and let’s celebrate what makes this union great, the Boilermaker.

Photos must be submitted by August 31, 2016.

 

Energy East Action Network – Sign Petition Today!

Our industry needs your help. We are appealing to you to speak out in supporting our industry and your participation is vital. Bill e-216 isn’t about just TransCanada, it’s our entire industry and Canadians that are facing a direct threat from the opposition. I know we collectively agree on this but without a significant outcry from the general public we are at risk of significantly reducing our future opportunities building any pipelines. Please get this urgent message out. Let’s all speak out for what we believe is one of the safest, environmentally friendly and economically beneficial modes of transportation.

Sign the Petition Today!

YouCheck What? The Boilermakers Youcheck Challenge.

Men's Health WeekJoin other Boilermakers from coast to coast in taking the Boilermakers Youcheck Challenge. We’re getting behind the Boilermakers YouCheck Challenge in support of Canadian Men’s Health Week. In under 10 minutes you can be on your way to a healthier you.

By participating in the Boilermakers YouCheck Challenge you will help Canadian men live better lives by raising awareness of how even small changes have long-term health benefits. The Boilermakers YouCheck Challenge begins June 13, 2016.

Leading the way is the Canadian Men’s Health Foundation, a national charity on a mission to inspire Canadian men to live better – 70% of men’s health problems can be prevented by adopting a healthier lifestyle.

Complete the challenge and be entered to win 1 of 25 FitBit watches. Members can complete the challenge by logging in to Members Only and clicking the “Take the Challenge” button in the June 13th announcement.

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