National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Office Closure.

Good day Union Family
Reminder that Thursday this week is September 30th, the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Local 110 Offices in Edmonton and Calgary will be closed in recognition of the day.

 

The Business Agents and I can be reached by Cell Phone or by Email.

 

Doug Casemore Business Agent North dougc@insulators110.com

Stacy Edmondson Business Agent Central stacye@insulators110.com

Derek Stock Business Agent South dereks@insulators110.com

Kevin Lecht Business Manager kevinl@insulators110.com

 

In solidarity,

Kevin Lecht                                                                        

Business Manager

September Information Meetings

Good day Union Family,

Unfortunately, due to the COVID numbers continuing to rise several locations have closed their meeting rooms. This includes the meeting halls we had set up for our September Information meetings.

Although, we have tried to get a replacement with short notice we have not been able to get a location. As such we are forced to cancel the September Information meetings. Hopefully we will have locations set for the October meeting.

I apologize for the short notice and if there are any questions myself or Agent Casemore can be reached through the Edmonton Union Hall.

In Solidarity,

Kevin Lecht                                                                        

Business Manager

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Good day Union Family,

On June 03, 2021 the Canadian Government officially designated September 30th National Day for Truth and Reconciliation as a statutory holiday.

This National Holiday was one of the ninety-four recommendations put forward by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in 2015, and the day has been observed as “Orange Shirt Day” for several years. However, this will be the first year that September 30th will be observed as a Statutory Holiday. The Alberta Government has stated that they will not recognize National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, and as a result most workers in Alberta will have September 30th as just another day of work.

Under Local 110 Provincial Construction Collective Agreement Article 6.01 states:

It is agreed that in the event any other day is declared a General Holiday by a Government [Federal or Province Alberta] which has jurisdiction to declare a General Holiday applicable to the work to which the registration certificate applies, then that day shall be recognized as a General Holiday in addition to those listed above.

There is also similar language in both the NMA and GPMA Agreements, as such September 30th National Day for Truth and Reconciliation will be observed by all Members of Local 110 as a Statutory Holiday with the same overtime requirements as the other Holidays listed in the agreements.

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is not a normal day off. This day has been set aside as a time to recognize and commemorate the damaging residential school system in Canada. If you have interest in learning more about residential schools, the Indian Act, and how these things have shaped the relationship of Indigenous Peoples with the Canadian Government and other Canadians, I suggest reading Bob Joseph’s book “21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act: Helping Canadians Make Reconciliation with Indigenous People a Reality”.

If you have any questions, please contact me at the Edmonton Union Hall.

In Solidarity,

Kevin Lecht

Alberta Mask Requirement

Good day Union Family,

As of September 4, 2021, the Alberta Provincial Government has made it mandatory for face masks to be warn in all indoor public spaces and workplaces. As such all Members and Visitors to the Edmonton and Calgary Union Halls must wear a face mask during their time in the office.

As before we are still encouraging our Members to do as much business as possible through the website or on the phone. However, if you need to come to the office, we are open for business and are continuing with proper mask protocols, social distancing, and additional clean. There is also hand sanitizer and wipes available. Everyone is encouraged to make an appointment before coming to the hall to ensure the person you wish to meet with is available.

In Solidarity,

Kevin Lecht 

Labour Day September 6, 2021

Good day Union Family

This weekend is Labour Day Long Weekend, it is a holiday to honour all the working people of Canada.

No matter what Labour Day means to you personally, or how you choose to spend the time, remember this is your day. Your contribution to Canada through the work you do is important, we all rely on each other. Enjoy the day and thank you for all you do for our Union, our Trade, our Contractors, and our Community.

Lastly, just a reminder Local 110 offices will be closed September 6, 2021 in observance of Labour Day.

In solidarity

Kevin Lecht

Local 110 is sad to announce the passing of Member Arnold Breitkreuz

Local 110 is sad to announce the passing of Brother Arnold Breitkreuz. 

Local 110 is sad to announce that Member Arnold Breitkreuz passed away on August 17, 2021.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in memory of Arnold to the Mustard Seed.

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

Local 110 is sad to announce the passing of Member Robert Lemoine

Local 110 is sad to announce that Journeyman Member Robert Lemoine past away on August 12, 2021. Robert last worked for Local 110 for AlumaSafway in the Edmonton Area in 2019.

A celebration of life will be held at Westlawn Funeral Home in Edmonton on Thursday August 19th at 9:30 AM.

The Members, Staff, and Officers would like to extend our deepest sympathy to all of Robert’s Family and Friends.

First Year Insulation School

Good day Union Family,

In 2015 Local 110 started an eight-week Pre-Trades program.  The reason for this was twofold. One, our Contractors were not utilizing first year apprentices, so we had to provide training to starters, so they were safe and productive from the first day onsite. Two, this program was the first step to brining Alberta Apprenticeship Training in house for the Local.

I am happy to announce that after a lot of work by our Training Coordinators and Local 110 Officers, we now have authorization through Alberta Industry Training (AIT) to provide First Year Apprenticeship Training through our Training Center. This course is instructed by Local 110 Training Coordinators and the Provincial Final Exam will be administered by AIT at the end of the course.

The inaugural First year class will be held August of this year. If interested, please contact Dan Annett or Phil Poirier at the Edmonton Training Center.

In Solidarity

Kevin Lecht                                                                        

Business Manager

Canada Day Office Closure

Good day Union Family

Reminder that Thursday this week is July 1st, Canada Day. Local 110 Offices in Edmonton and Calgary will be closed both Thursday July 1st and Friday July 2nd.

The Business Agents and I can be reached by Cell Phone or by Email.

Doug Casemore Business Agent North dougc@insulators110.com

Stacy Edmondson Business Agent Central stacye@insulators110.com

Derek Stock Business Agent South dereks@insulators110.com

Kevin Lecht Business Manager kevinl@insulators110.com

In solidarity,

Kevin Lecht                                                                        

Business Manager