Local 128 News

Fall Protection (Working at Heights) – February 23

Limited availability – Advance Registration Required!

Friday, February 23, 2018 at 8:00AM
Burlington Union Hall

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

Revised Date: Hoisting and Rigging Qualification

The Hoisting and Rigging Qualification orginally scheduled for February 19th and 20th has been changed to Monday, March 5th & Tuesday March 6th. Start time is 8am at the Burlington Hall.

Please touch base with Jayne at jayne@ibblocal128.org or (905) 332-8109 to reserve a spot.

Also, keep your emails open and check the website from time to time for new training as we are in the process of getting trainers qualified to train our members on the Telescopic Forklift/Telehandler, Forklift and Aerial Lift Platforms.

Confined Space, FIT Testing & WHMIS – February 22

Limited availability – Advance Registration Required!

Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 9:00AM
Burlington Union Hall

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

Upcoming Training

We have a couple courses that have been requested within our membership and we have secured a couple dates in February for the following:

Elevated Work Platform (scissor lift) and JLG Training
February 12th and/or 13th (depending on the number interested)

Hoisting and Rigging Qualification
February 19th and 20th Changed to March 5th & March 6th

Please touch base with Jayne at jayne@ibblocal128.org or (905) 332-8109 to reserve a spot.

Also, keep your emails open and check the website from time to time for new training as we are in the process of getting trainers qualified to train our members on the Telescopic Forklift/Telehandler, Forklift and Aerial Lift Platforms.

Confined Space & FIT Testing

Limited availability – Advance Registration Required!

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 9:00AM
Burlington Union Hall

*NOTE: Please advise if participation for this training on Thursday, February 1st, 2018 at 8:00AM is more convenient for you. We may change the date.*

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

Member Update Meetings & Audiometric Testing

The Board of Trustees of your Pension and Health & Welfare Plans is providing member update meetings as well as audiometric testing.  For dates, locations and how to register, click the link below.

Member Update Meetings Schedule (PDF)

No Dues Increase 2018

TO ALL MEMBERS OF BOILERMAKERS, LOCAL 128

Due to the amount of manhours our Local has worked over the course of 2017, I am happy to inform you that after making a request, the International has approved that our current field dues rate of 4.5% will be reduced to 4.25%.

On an annual basis, our monthly Union dues are increased by the International office. However, I am pleased to report that our request to be exempt from any rate increase has also been approved and will remain unchanged at the current monthly rate of $42.50 for 2018.

I would like to thank you, the membership, for your hard work in making this possible.

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 as well as the PayPal option on our web site.

Fraternally yours,

John Petronski
Business Manager/Secretary Treasurer

Local 128 Christmas Closure

Local 128 offices will be closed as of Friday Dec 22nd and will reopen on Tuesday Jan 2nd.

December Core Training Dates

Limited availability – Advance Registration Required!

Burlington Union Hall

Working at Heights
Monday, December 4th 8:00AM

Confined Space
Tuesday, December 5th 8:00AM
(followed by Fit Testing if required)

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

Local 128 Christmas Parties

Click the link below to get all the details on Christmas parties happening in Thunder Bay, Sudbury, Sarnia and Toronto & Hamilton!

2017 Christmas Parties (PDF)