Local 128 News

Live Webinar Today: New Retired Member 65+ Health Plan

Want to know more about the new Retired Member 65+ Health Plan? Members can see and hear a 30-minute presentation regarding the new Retired Member 65+ Health Plan TODAY at 6:00pm EDST.

Please log in 10 – 15 minutes early, as the service provider will install a browser plugin on your computer that will enable you to take advantage of all the interactive features of the webinar.

You can also view the presentation on your mobile device by first visiting the app store and downloading “Cisco WebEx Meetings” app.

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Members without access to a computer or a mobile device can hear the presentation by telephoning 1-415-655-0002.

What you will learn in 30 minutes:

  1. When is the Plan changing
  2. Who are these changes for?
  3. Why is the Plan changing?
  4. What am I eligible for?
  5. Benefit improvements
  6. Cost sharing and subsidies
  7. Survivor benefits

If you are unable to attend this Webinar, there is a 2nd Webinar being held on Saturday September 10th at 11:00am EDST. Any questions regarding the Webinar can be directed to the Plan Administration office at 1-800-668-7547.

Thank you and we hope you join us tonight!

Boilermakers’ National Benefit Plans (Canada) Administration Office
45 McIntosh Drive
Markham, Ontario L3R 8C7

Labour Day Parade Information

Labour Day 2015

Dear Brothers and sisters,

We will be celebrating the strides of the Labour movement by participating in the annual Labour Day Parades taking place around the Province.  This is a great opportunity to come out, show your union pride and support the Boilermakers.

You will receive a t-shirt and hat for participating in the parade and remember your family is welcome too.  Please see the link below for details of the events for Local 128.

Labour Day Parade Information (PDF)

Have a great Labour Day weekend and I look forward to seeing you out there.

Business Manager/Secretary Treasurer

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.