Local 128 News

August Union Meeting Date Change

Local 128 Members:

This notice will serve to inform you that due to the Canadian Tripartite taking place the same week as our regular monthly meeting, be advised that the August Union Meeting is rescheduled to take place Wednesday, August 7th at 7:30pm.

Please note that as usual, all other monthly meetings will be held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. There is no meeting held in December.

Hamilton Area Golf Tournament

Saturday, July 27, 2019

International Country Club of Niagara

Lunch: 12:00PM
Shotgun Start: 1:00PM

$100.00 Boilermakers & Guests
$55.00 Retired Boilermakers

Steak dinner to follow golf. Golf cart, dinner & prizes.

Please contact one of the following to reserve and guarantee your spot:
Mike McFarlane (905-332-0128 ext 224)
Ed Frerotte (289-303-7848)

Thunder Bay Golf Tournament


Recognizes the hard work and dedication of the Local Boilermaker Brothers & Sisters!

Centennial Pines Golf Course

Friday, July 12, 2019

Tee Off Time:
9:30 a.m. (Yes, really!)

$60.00 per person
18 Holes, Dinner & 2 Drinks Included

RSVP by July 10, 2019!
For those who wish to rent a cart, please contact Centennial Pines Golf Course directly @ (807) 767-4600, as the Hall cannot do this on your behalf. Sorry!

Toronto Golf Tournament

Annandale Golf & Curling Club
221 Church St. /Bailey, Pickering/Ajax

Saturday July 6th, 2019

First Tee off:
7:30 am

$100.00 Active Members and Guests
$50.00 Retired Members
Fee Includes golf cart, dinner, & prizes

Registration Required
To Register, contact Wayne Power: Cell (416) 576-0422 or Burlington Union Hall 905-332-0128

Health & Welfare Fund Increase

To all Members of Boilermakers Local 128:

This will inform you that the contribution rate to the Boilermakers’ National Health and Welfare Fund (Canada) has increased by $0.10/hour earned to $3.35/hour earned effective as of June 1st, 2019. This reduces the base hourly wage rate by the same $0.10/hour.

This increase will help to ensure that our Health and Welfare Plan remains strong.

Fraternally yours,

Roy Grills
Business Manager/Secretary Treasurer

Local 128 Members Recognized for Outstanding Quality Work

Ganotec has recognized a crew of Local 128 Members working at Vale Smelter (Sudbury, ON) for their Outstanding Quality Work.  Congratulations to the team!

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IRATA Open House

Dear Members:

Boilermakers Local 128 is reaching out with the offer of Industrial Rope Access training. IRATA (Industrial Rope Access Trade Association) Level 1. Please Join Us!

IRATA Open House

Burlington Union Hall
1035 Sutton Drive, Burlington
Wednesday JUNE 26th
Thursday JUNE 27th
Between 8:00 am – 4:00 pm


  • Must Register with Tom MacNeil in advance via email:
  • Minimum 3rd Yr. Apprentice
  • Must hold a valid CWB Ticket


Tom MacNeil
Apprenticeship & Training Coordinator

April 28, Day of Mourning, Reflection

Every day in Canada an average of 3 workers will die from a workplace injury or an occupational disease.

Canada has designated April 28th the Day of Mourning. People from across all sectors of our communities – workers, families, unions and employers – will gather to remember those who have lost their lives to work-related incidents or occupational disease. On April 28th, let us join together in a moment to honour the lives impacted and reflect on how we can ensure everyone arrives home healthy and safe.

Let’s use every day to renew our commitment to Boilermaker health, safety and wellbeing.

There will be Day of Mourning ceremonies right across the country. To find an event near you, click here.

Learn more about the National Day of Mourning on the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) website.

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