Local 128 News

Reminder: Leadership Supervisors Training – Feb 14-15 (Sarnia)

Leadership Supervisors Training will be taking place February 14-15 in Sarnia.  For registration details, click the link below.

Leadership Supervisors Training (PDF)

2017 Dues Increase


This will inform you that as per ARTICLE 12.2.2 of the International Brotherhood Constitution that effective January 1, 2017 monthly dues shall increase from $41.80 to $42.50.

**Please note that Local 128 is absorbing the additional $1.35 required to meet the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Constitution minimum monthly dues of $43.85**

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.

Fraternally yours,

John Petronski
Business Manager/Secretary Treasurer

The ‘Mo-Stache’ Challenge

Local 128 would like to do its part in raising money and awareness for men’s health by issuing a Movember Challenge to our members. For full details click to enlarge the poster below (PDF).


Swing Stage Regulation Changes

Please see the new regulations for swing stage use starting on January 1, 2017. The changes include that workers must have proof of training and must have NDT testing done on key structural components. To learn more, click here (PDF).

Ontario Secondary Student Video Contest

Win cash prizes and provincial and national recognition!

For full details visit the contest website or click to enlarge the poster below (PDF).


Support the Trans Mountain Pipeline

Dear Brothers and sisters,

Below is an email and link for an online petition to your local MP in regards to Canada’s Trans Mountain Expansion. Read the email below, click on the link or go to the Canada’s Energy Citizens website, read the documentation and if you feel strongly about Canadian job creation in all areas, including skilled labour construction, and the generating of revenues for Canada, sign the petition and feel free to pass it on.

Fraternally yours,

John Petronski
Business Manager/ Secretary Treasurer

The deadline for a federal decision on the Trans Mountain pipeline is just around the corner.  It’s now or never and we need to ensure our representatives in Ottawa hear from all Canadians. This is an important decision for our country. That’s why your MP needs to hear from you. Send a letter today asking them to support the Trans Mountain Expansion project.Canada’s oil and natural gas industry makes it possible for Canadians to enjoy one of the highest qualities of life in the world. We can benefit even further if Canada becomes the supplier of choice for energy, both at home and abroad. But first, we need to build the projects that get our products to new markets.The Trans Mountain project will:

  • Create over 32,000 jobs every year for the next 25 years;
  • Generate $47 billion in new revenue for provincial and federal governments, which funds the health care, education and infrastructure our communities rely on; and
  • Improve market access by getting Canada’s resources to tidewater, allowing us to get world prices for our resources as opposed to selling at a discount to our biggest competitor, the U.S.

In short, Canada needs this pipeline. Let’s send a clear message to our representatives in Ottawa: Canadians want to see this project move forward.

Your voice can help take this project over the finish line.

Thank you for standing up for Canada’s future,

Canada’s Energy Citizens

2016 Annual Kids Christmas Party

Sunday December 4th, 2016
11:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.
Burlington Union Hall

For all the details, please see:

Official Announcement (PDF)
Registration Form (PDF)

Please complete the registration form and return to the Burlington office NO LATER than November 18.

Security Clearances

Local 128 will be looking for a large quantity of Boilermakers for upcoming work in the nuclear industry. One of the prerequisites to working on a nuclear facility in the province of Ontario is a security clearance. Processing these clearances can potentially take up to 3-6 months so it is crucial to get your paperwork filed ASAP.

Any members interested in working in the nuclear industry can contact Patty at the Local 128 Burlington Hall at (905) 315-1065 or (905) 332-0128 ext 236.

September Core Training Dates

Limited availability – Advance Registration Required!

Burlington Union Hall

September 20th – Confined Space (10:00AM)
September 20th – Fit Test (1:30PM)
September 21st – Working at Heights (8:00AM)

To register, contact:
Apprenticeship & Training: (905) 332-8109, jayne@ibblocal128.org

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