Stop Michigan from closing Enbridge Line 5 Pipeline

Dear Brothers and Sisters,


The Sarnia Building Trades and the Sarnia-Lambton’s Labour Unions have launched a petition “Canadians: Stop Michigan from closing Enbridge Line 5 Pipeline”.

The shutdown of this pipeline may jeopardize work opportunities for all trades including Boilermakers in the Sarnia region. That is why I am asking you to read the information provided in the links and then please consider signing the petition.  The goal is to reach 100,000 signatures.


You can read further and then sign the petition here:

I thank you for your assistance in supporting this very important endeavor on behalf of all Boilermakers.

Fraternally yours,

Business Manager / Secretary Treasurer
Boilermakers Local 128

News Vessel: Fall/Winter Edition

To read the Fall/Winter 2020 edition of the Boilermaker Local 128 News Vessel, please login to the national Members website and select “Lodges” in the main menu then the “Local 128” tab.

Purple Ribbon Food Bank Donations

The need to support food banks is greater than ever this year. The Pandemic has affected many individuals and Boilermakers Local 128 in Ontario has responded in Purple Fashion. The Executive Board and Business Manager Roy Grills with the approval of the members have made 6 donations of $5000 each to food banks in Ontario. Food banks in Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Hamilton, Kingston, and Sarnia have all received $5000. The total donation of $30 000 will help assist those in need over the holiday season. The generosity and kindness of the Boilermakers will hopefully bring some relief and happiness during the holiday season.

Merry Christmas.

Darrell Bray Boilermaker Business Representative for North Western Ontario donates on behalf of the membership to Volker Kromm Executive Director of Regional Food Distribution in Thunder Bay.
Sudbury Donation: Our Children Our Future
Sault Ste. Marie Donation: Soup Kitchen Community
Hamilton Donation: Food Share
Sarnia Donation: Inn of the Good Sheppard
Sarnia Donation: Inn of the Good Sheppard
Kingston Donation: Partners in Mission Food Bank
Kingston Donation: Partners in Mission Food Bank

Basic Stewards Training

To be held in Kincardine, ON

December 8th & 9th

This is a two full-days of training for active members interested in becoming a Steward or anyone who would like a refresher.

You must register by emailing Stirling Munn or Tom MacNeil.
Details will be given regarding start time and location once registered.

Stirling Munn:
Tom MacNeil:

November Union Meeting Notice

Please see the following communication from Business Manager Roy Grills regarding the November Union Meeting.

NOTICE: Union Meeting November 11, 2020 (PDF)

Grant Jacobs, Recognizing Years of Service

National Training Trust Fund (NTTF) recognizes Grant Jacobs’ years of service with the Boilermakers.  Read more by clicking here (PDF).

Union Meetings Cancelled Until Further Notice

Local 128 Membership:

Due to the uptick of COVID-19 cases and the ongoing government health agencies recommendations, until further notice all Local 128 monthly union meetings will be cancelled until further notice.

September Union Meeting Cancelled

Please be advised that due to the COVID-19 Pandemic the September 9th Monthly Union Meeting has been cancelled.

COVID-19: Business Manager Update

ALL LOCAL 128 MEMBERS: Please see the latest update from Business Manager Roy Grills.

COVID: Business Manager Update (PDF)

New Training Dates Posted

New training dates have been posted for September and October.  To view the full schedule check out the training calendar.