New Online OSSA Basic Safety Orientation course now available

Effective immediately, workers will have another method to take the OSSA Basic Safety Orientation (BSO) course, through an online version being released today.

The course content and expectations are consistent with the current instructor-led OSSA BSO classroom version. It is not intended to replace the classroom course, but has been developed as another option for those who prefer online learning.

For additional information or to register for either courses.  Click here www.ossa-wb.ca

In Solidarity,

Kevin Lecht

Brock Payroll

Good day Brothers and Sisters

Local 110 has been contacted by Brock Canada and informed that due to their computer network being down they are unable to process the required documentation for tomorrows payroll. We have been assured that they are working to correct this issue as soon as possible but currently the estimate that payroll will be completed by early Friday morning.

This network issue has affected all Brock employees in both Canada and United States, union and nonunion alike. The company is trying to provide notification to all employees and unions involved.

Thank you for your patience in this matter.

Local 110 is sad to announce that Member Marvin Nguyen has passed away

Local 110 is sad to announce that Member Marvin Nguyen has  passed away on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Brother Marvin  has been a Local 110 member since March 2016.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 9:00 pm  on Saturday and Sunday, Apr 14 & 15, 2018 at Mountain View Funeral Home, 1515 100 St SE, Calgary. A service will be held Monday, April 16, 2018 starting at 10:00 am at St Vincent Liem Church,  2412 48 St SE, Calgary.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St Vincent Liem Church.

Local 110 Officers, Staff and Members extend their deepest condolences to all of Brother Marvin’s Family and Friends.

Members needed for Rally in Edmonton on Thursday

Good afternoon,

This Thursday at the Alberta Legislature, there will be a rally hosted by Canada Action (https://www.facebook.com/events/361258791037699/permalink/361266824370229/) at 4pm.

Details:

Kinder Morgan has suspended spending on the Trans Mountain pipeline. The continued delays threaten to upend the legitimacy of Canada’s constitution, our economy, and our position as a stable, trusted actor on the world stage.
These political roadblocks must not dissuade Canadians from continuing to stand up for our prosperity.
Canada Action is helping to coordinate a rally this Tuesday to demand that Federal and Provincial Government’s take concrete action and work to get this project built. We are running the risk of jeopardizing the economic prosperity that comes with a vibrant energy sector nationwide.
It’s time to stand up and show your support; it’s time to make your voice heard! All of Alberta should make their presence felt.

Please share this and let’s get as many members out as we can, to show that this issue matters to us.

Press Release – Kinder Morgan Canada – April 10, 2018

Canadian Building Trades Unions Calling on Prime Minister Trudeau to Bring Stakeholders to the Table

April 10, 2018 – (Ottawa, ON) – The Canadian Building Trades Unions are calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to hold an emergency meeting by bringing the Kinder Morgan Pipeline stakeholders to the table.

Earlier this week, the future of Trans Mountain pipeline expansion was cast in doubt as Kinder Morgan Canada suspended all non-essential activities and related spending on the project in the face of mounting opposition in British Columbia.

“The last several months has seen unfortunate statements and behavior by certain individuals and this project is too important to our country and our economy to see this happen,” says Robert Blakely, COO of the Canadian Building Trades Unions.  “That is why, it is far time, that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau calls on Premier of British Columbia, the Premier of Alberta, CEO of Kinder Morgan Canada, and all other relevant stakeholder, at the same table and move this project forward in a positive way for Canada, once and for all,” continues Blakely.

Kinder Morgan Canada said it will consult with various stakeholders to try and reach an agreement by May 31 that might allow the project to proceed, adding it needs clarity on its ability in doing construction in B.C. and protect its shareholders.  “The Canadian Building Trades Unions, who represents over 500,000 construction trade workers in Canada, was never included by Kinder Morgan Canada, but wants this project to move forward for the betterment of Canada and its economy,” says Blakely.

“Every day that goes by without commencement of the project is further delay, more cost, and the possibility of the cancellation of the Trans Mountain pipeline and that is why we feel strongly that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau needs to show leadership on this file,” concludes Blakely.

Potential Members for the April 2018 General Membership Meeting

 

Name

Status

Recommendation

Meeting

Al-Bahrani, Hussain 1st year Accept     A
Alghali, Alyageen 1st year Accept     A
Anhe, OiAnhe 1st year Accept     A
Aucoin, Nicholas 1st year Accept     A
Bachewich, Andrea 1st year Accept     A
Dimitriou, Roberta 1st year Accept     A
Errity, Ciaran 1st year Accept     A
Fotso, Fabrice 1st year Accept     A
Freamon, Troy 2nd year Accept     A
Galley, Paul 1st year Reject     R
Gany, Pabek 1st year Accept     A
Gordashko, Lee 1st year Accept     A
Greening, Melissa 1st year Accept     A
Hajour, Josh 1st year Reject     R
Harrison, Richard 1st year Accept     A
Herrera, Milton 1st year Accept     A
Hodgson, Jacqueline 1st year Accept     A
Lajeunesse, Michael 1st year Accept     A
Lavoie, Serita 1st year Accept     A
NdIaye, Papa 1st year Accept     A
Nzotungwanayo, Jean-Claude 3rd year Accept     A
O’Toole, Brandon 1st year Accept     A
Plews, Ian 1st year Accept     R
Pytel, Steven 1st year Accept     A
Tchamgoue- Nana, Charly 1st year Accept     A
Toquia, Jamie 2nd year Accept     A
Wang, Jiachi 1st year Accept     A
Wang, Wei Qiu 1st year Accept     A
Wei, John Ariel 1st year Accept     A
Yusuf, Gaani 1st year Accept     A
Ali, Saleman 1st year Accept     A

 

Please take note of Local 110 Bylaws Section 19- all requirements of this section must be met before being issued membership in Local 110.

SECTION 19 –MEMBERSHIP

  1. Any member who applies to join Local 110, if they are accepted, will pay an initiation fee in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00),plus membership card fee, excepting that:

Those members who lapse out of the union from October 23, 2004 and after, will pay an additional amount of money which equals the amount owed for union dues and fines at the time of lapsing, plus a $200.00 reinstatement fee, to reinstate their membership. This amount must be paid in full not more than 30 calendar days from the date of the vote of acceptance by the general membership. The insulator who fails to pay the full amount owing within this time will not be reinstated as a member and will have to reapply for membership.

  1. Any individual that makes application to Local 110 and is rejected by vote of the membership.
  • First rejection they will not be able to make new application for a minimum 3 calendar months.
  • Second rejection they will not be able to make new application for a minimum of 6 calendar months.
  • Third or more rejections they will not be able to make new application for a minimum of 12 calendar months.
  1. All new members, including members who are transferring their membership to Local 110 must complete New Member Orientation within 180 days from the date they were voted into Local 110 or their membership is void and they will have to reapply for membership.
  2. New member orientation will be held in Edmonton and Calgary once every month and in Red Deer and Fort McMurry once every two months.
  3. Permit members and Travel Card members requesting membership will not receive their union card and Local 110 will not accept a transfer card, until after the member has taken the oath of membership referred to in the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Constitution at the New Member Orientation.

5 on 1 off Maintenance Shift

Good day

The last week or so I have had a number of calls regarding the 5 on 1 off shift being currently worked for maintenance at Suncor turnaround. Today I have just received clarification from the GPMC.

Members that are working the 5 and 1 shift the start day is the Monday working till the Thursday straight time. All hours worked on a Friday, Saturday, Sunday, or beyond the 10 hours per day will be compensated at overtime rates.

If you have worked this shift and have not received overtime please put in writing to the company that you were not paid the overtime, with the dates of the missed pay, date and sign and request a copy back. If the overtime is not corrected please contact the union hall so that we can take the required steps.

Thank you

Deputy Premier Sarah Hoffman

Good day Sisters and Brothers

At our March 10, 2018 General Membership Meeting Deputy Premier Sarah Hoffman will be in attendance. Minister Hoffman will give a speech and open the floor for questions from the membership.

I hope our local will have good attendance for this meeting and continue to build positive dialog between our Local and the Provincial Government.

 

Local 110 is sad to announce that Member Reginald D. Frew has passed away

Local 110 is sad to announce that Member Reginald D. Frew has  passed away on Friday March 2, 2018. Brother Reginald  has been a long-time Local 110 member since May 1960.

A service will be held Friday, March 16, 2018 at 2:00 pm at McKinnis & Holloway Funeral Home, Deerfoot South, 12281 40 St SE, Calgary, AB.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cancer Society.

Local 110 Officers, Staff and Members extend their deepest condolences to all of Brother Reginald’s Family and Friends.