Client, Contractor Liaison

Good day Union Family Members

Over the last week, you may have noticed the posting on the Local 110 dispatch page looking for resumes for a new Client, Contractor Liaison (CCL). This is a difficult position within our Local due to it encompassing a number of different positions. It requires the individual to be incredibly self-motivated and develop skills that are outside the norm for most tradespeople.

Local 110 has been fortunate to have had Member Brandon Hammond filling this position since January 2017. Brandon has been a constant professional, representing Local 110 with Government relations, Client Liaison meetings, a number of industry boards, on top of his day to day organizing duties. Unfortunately, for our membership, Brandon has decided to take a position with another organization.  Although he will be missed, Local 110 is grateful for the contribution made to our organization and wish him all the best in future.

In Solidarity

Kevin Lecht

Voting on New Members

Good afternoon Brothers & Sisters,

Please find the letter from General President James McCourt regarding voting on new members.

I’ve had numerous inquiries on this lately, and I’m hoping this letter will help with some of your questions.

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In Solidarity,

Brother Kevin Lecht

2019 Remembrance Day Ceremonies

Good afternoon Brothers & Sisters

Local 110 marks Remembrance Day with a number of beautiful ceremonies to honour Canada’s fallen soldiers, veterans and currently serving military.

The services where Local 110 will be laying wreaths are:

Edmonton – Beverly Cenotaph located at 4001-118 Ave Edm AB. Services begins at 10:45 am; laying the wreath will be Training Coordinator Phil Poirier.

Ft. McMurray – MacDonald Island Park located at 1 MacDonald Dr. Ft McMurray AB. Services begins at 10:00 am; laying the wreath will be Northern Business Agent Doug Casemore.

Calgary – Central Memorial Park located at 1221 2 St. SW Calgary AB. Service begins at 10:30 am; laying the wreath will be Southern Business Agent Derek Stock

Lacombe – Lacombe Memorial Centre located at 5214-50 Ave Lacombe AB. Service begins at 10:45 am; laying the wreath will be Member Doug Leoppky

Wherever you are, I ask that you please attend a Remembrance Day Ceremony, take a moment at 11:00 am and pause to pay tribute to all victims of war.

In Solidarity

Brother Kevin Lecht

Local 110 is sad to announce the passing of Brother Victor Guerra

Local 110 is sad to announce that Member Victor Guerra passed away on November 3, 2019. Brother Victor has been a long-time Local 110 member, since August 1986.

No other details have been released at this time. We will update the information as it is made available.

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

Salting

Good day Local 110 Members

As most of you there is currently a number of members that have been working under Salting agreements with Local 110.

Recently however a number of available jobs from our signatory contractors have not been filled. As such the Union is required to pull back our members from Salting agreements to man the calls for our signatory contractors. To this end, Client Contractor Liaison Brandon Hammond will be contacting the members under salting agreements to cancel the agreement and fill the outstanding calls.

Direction has also been provided by our International Officers that the current Salting program does not correctly follow the mandate of Salting by the International, because of this the program will have a number of changes shorty. Additionally Salting will be significantly limited in the future.

If you have any question please contact Client Contractor Liaison Brandon Hammond or myself at the Edmonton union office.
Thank you

Kevin Lecht

Potential Member for the October 2019 General Membership Meeting

NAME STATUS RECOMMENDATION RESULT
BERGSMA, Christopher 1st Yr. 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

19.1        Any Member who applies to join Local 110, if accepted, will pay an initiation fee in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00), excepting that:

Those Members who lapse out of the union will pay an additional amount of money which equals the amount owed for union dues and fines at the time of lapsing. This amount must be paid in full prior to vote of acceptance by the general membership. A $200.00 reinstatement fee, to reinstate their membership will be paid at the time of New Member Orientation.

19.2        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.

19.3        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.

19.4        New Member Orientation will be held in Edmonton and Calgary once every month and Fort McMurray once every two months.

19.5        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 New Member Orientation.

Calgary Union office closed for the week

Good morning Brothers & Sisters,

The Calgary Union hall will be closed this week, due to staff bereavement leave and Benefits & Pension meetings.

Calgary phones have been forwarded to the Edmonton Union hall.

We apologize for the short notice and any inconvenience.

Changes to Alberta Apprenticeship & Industry Training Scholarships

Yesterday, Minister of Advanced Education Demetrios Nicolaides announced exciting changes to Alberta’s Apprenticeship and Industry Training scholarships program. The new High School Apprenticeship Scholarship program triples the amount of funding available to $1.5 million, providing more students with access to the awards. The program, created as part of the government’s Skills for Jobs plan, is focused on increasing youth’s access to and interest in pursuing an apprenticeship post-secondary education.

The program offers students two scholarships:

The scholarships will be awarded to registered apprentices in the year they graduate from high school. These new scholarships will triple the capacity of the apprenticeship scholarship program, rewarding more high school students who have completed the required courses.

What does this mean for the scholarship associated with your donation?  A simple name change will replace “RAP” with “High School Apprenticeship” in the name of the scholarship. We have also implemented a fully automated procedure, eliminating the need for paper applications and manual processing.  Other criteria will stay the same at this time.

If you have questions or concerns with these new scholarships, please contact Melanie White, Recognition and Retention Supports Coordinator at 780-422-4472 or by email at melanie.white@gov.ab.ca.

Thank you for your support of Alberta’s apprenticeship and industry training program.