Local 110 is sad to announce the passing of Brother Cody Michalichyn

Local 110 was notified that Brother Cody Michalichyn passed away Thursday July 23, 2015.

For those wishing to pay their last respects, a public visitation will be held on Tuesday July 28, 2015 from 7:00 – 9:00pm at Serenity Funeral Service, 10129 Princess Elizabeth Avenue, Edmonton AB.

A celebration of Cody's life will be held on Friday July 31, 2015 at The Palace, 3223 Parsons Road, Edmonton AB at 2:00pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to the Edmonton Humane Society in honour of Cody's love of dogs.

All of us at Local 110 offer deep condolences and prayers to Brother Cody's family and friends.

 

Canadian Conference St. Johns Newfoundland

This year was the 49th Canadian Conference and was held in St. Johns Newfoundland. Local 137 did an excellent job of hosting the conference and making all the delegates feel welcome.

Local 110 sat a total of six delegates at this conference, Ronald James (Jim) Adams, Ralph Bunker, Derek Stock, Patrick Sullivan, Patrick Tilley, and myself. I would like to thank all that attended for representing Local 110 and for their professionalism in doing so.

 

At this conference it was reported that the work outlook is good in almost all of the Canadian Locals. They should be holding at almost full employment and some may have the opportunity of requiring travel card members to help fill their manpower requirements. This is excellent news for all Locals in Canada, however this will slow the ability for Local 110 to obtain travel card members and fill the manpower requests here in Alberta. As such our Local will have to look outside the box and find a made in Alberta solution to filling the manpower needs of our contractors.

 

Also at this Conference there was the election of officers for the Canadian Conference and I am proud to say that I am the new President of the Canadian Conference. I take over from Louis Duguay Business Manger Local 131 who has held the position for over a decade. I hope that I will be able to make a similar contribution.

Women in Trades Round Table

David Yurdiga (Member of Parliament Fort McMurray – Athabasca) invites you to a round table with Minister Kellie Leitch.

Honourable Kellie Leitch Miniater of Labour & Status of Women

July 9, 2015

Golden Years Society

10111 Main Street

12:20 pm – 2:00 pm

* Refreshments will be served

Join us for conversation with Women in Trades

As our governement is committed to connecting Canadians with available jobs, we have set provisions in the Economic Action Plan 2013 outlined the Governement's three-point plan to address challenges in connecting Canadians with available jobs by equipping them with the skills and training they need to obtain high quality, well-paying jobs through the: Canada Job Grant; Creating Opportunities for Apprentices; and Supporting Job Opportunities for all Canadians.

Take this opportunity to share your experiences as a woman who is currently in the trades and inspire those who could be interested in starting their careers in trades.

Please RSVP to David.Yurdiga@parl.gc.ca

by Wednesday, July 8, 2015

 

Online Orientation

With changing technology all contractors and clients are trying to find ways to have more onsite productive time. One way they are starting to attempt this is moving away from traditional classroom orientation to online site orientation.

Some of our contractors have been requesting our members to complete online orientation for some sites before the member is able to report to the site. As a Local we understand that this is a client site requirement. However this does not remove the company obligation to pay the members for their time spent doing the online orientation.

Most of the online orientations that I was required to complete have been less than two hours to complete and the company has added the two hours onto the members first pay check. However I have been informed that some of our members have recently been told that they will not be paid for the time taken to complete orientation. If you have been required to complete an online orientation and were not paid or have been recently dispatched and informed that you will not be paid for online orientation please contact the Business Agent for the area and provide a written statement regarding the situation.

Maintenance work in the Red Deer area

It has been announced that Jacobs has secured the maintenance work for the Insulators, Boilermakers, Labourers, Millwrights and Pipefitters at the DOW Prentiss project, located North East of Red Deer.  

Jacobs anticipates that they will be mobilized with most of the workforce in place by July 6, 2015 with about 60-70 total craft workers on site. This will open up a number of long term maintenance opportunities, as well as short term turnaround opportunities, for the members of Local 110 in and around the Red Deer area.

The agreement that Jacobs will be working under at the DOW Prentiss project will be the same GPMA that covers Jacobs at the DOW Chemical Fort Saskatchewan project. The agreement will be changed to reflect the addition of the DOW Prentiss project and the new agreement date will be June 8, 2015. This agreement can be found at the GPMC/NMC website gpmccanada.com.

Jacobs taking over such a major scope of work at a traditionally nonunion project is something all members should take pride in. The members are the ones that have made this opportunity possible by showing our professionalism in quality, productivity and safety.

New Signatory Contractor

Skyhigh Canada Ltd. has become a signatory contractor to Local 110.

Skyhigh has taken over the maintenance contract at the Plains Midstream plan near Fort Saskatchewan and already has a number of Local 110 members on site, with hopes of expanding the crew in the future.

Anytime a company partners with the union it is truly a team effort and everyone involved should be proud of this accomplishment. However I would especially like to thank Mike Cassidy. His efforts working from the management side, to smooth out the bumps in the process, made this partnership possible.

Potential members June 13, 2015 General Membership Meeting

 Name

 Status

 Tentative  

 Final

Evella Aguilo

1st year

Accepted

Rejected

Janet Barret

1st year

Accepted

Accepted

Fawn Bradford

Journeyman

Accepted

Accepted

Michele Cunningham

1st year

Accepted

Accepted

Gaetan D’Agui

1st year

Accepted

Accepted

Lumbomir Dancak

Journeyman

Accepted

Accepted

Abdi Adour Diriye

1st year

Accepted

Accepted

Hamlet Fuentes

1st year

Accepted

Accepted

Andrew Garrett

Journeyman

Accepted

Accepted

Renars Gavrilovs

Journeyman

Accepted

Accepted

Christopher Roberts

1st year

Accepted

Accepted

Graham Howard

1st year

Accepted

Accepted

Samuel Howell

Journeyman

Accepted

Accepted

Joshua Johnson

Journeyman

Accepted

Accepted

William Kittle

1st year

Accepted

Accepted

Gregory Knox

1st year

Accepted

Accepted

Curtis Lambert

1st year

Accepted

Accepted

Michael Lemisko

1st year

Accepted

Accepted

Dut Dut Mabior

1st year

Accepted

Accepted

Matthew Morris

1st year

Accepted

Accepted

Boris Taguimdjeu

1st year

Accepted

Accepted

James Watt

1st year

Accepted

Accepted

Abdulrisak Ali

1st year

Accepted

Accepted

Jonathan Clauss

Journeyman

Rejected

Rejected

Terrance Lenny

Journeyman

Rejected

Rejected

Omar Sharif

1st year

Rejected

Rejected

 

List of potential members for the June 13, 2015 General Membership Meeting

In Memory of Larry Kshyk

Local 110 is sad to announce the passing of Brother Larry Kshyk.

Local 110 was notified that Brother Kshyk passed away May 20, 2015

Relatives and friends may pay their respects this Sunday, May 24, 2015, from 1:30pm until 3:00pm with the funeral service to follow at 3:00pm at Park Memorial Chapel, 9709 – 111 Avenue, Edmonton, In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta.

Golfing Opportunity #1

 

Good day Brothers and Sisters

With golfing season here again Local 110 is getting requests to participate in different trades / locals annual golf tournaments.

At the May 9, 2015 General Membership Meeting a motion was passed to allow the members of Local 110 to register and represent Local 110 at these tournaments. As such if a member is willing to pay the cost of the tournament Local 110 will register the member and provide them with a Local 110 shirt for the event.

 

Construction & General Workers’ Union Local 92

Friday May 29, 2015 The Quarry Golf Club, 945-167 Ave. Edmonton Alberta

$125.00 (Includes: green fees & cart, breakfast, dinner & prizes)

Make cheques payable to “Construction & General Workers’ Union Local 92”

 

Bricklayers and Allied Craft Workers Golf Tournament

Saturday July 25, 2015 Goose Hummock Golf Resort, Gibbons Alberta

$99.00 (Includes: green fees, power cart and dinner)

Registration Deadline July 1, 2015

Make cheques payable to Bricklayers and Allied Craft Workers, Local #1, AB

 

IUOE Local 955 18th Annual Irv Nessel Memorial Golf Tournament

Friday June 12, 2015 The Links At Spruce Grove, Spruce Grove Alberta

$165.00 (Includes hot breakfast buffet, green fees, cart, lunch, post tournament meal and prizes)

Make cheques payable to IUOE LOCAL 955

 

If you wish to attend any or all of these tournaments please contact Shannon T at shannont@insulators110.com , or in person at the Edmonton union office, or by phone at

780- 426-2874.

As more opportunities make themselves available I will be posting the information here in the BM Updates.

Results of Ratification Vote

 

Total Ballots Received- 570

Ballots Spoiled- 118

Ballots Against the Agreement- 168

Ballots For the Agreement- 284

 

The terms and conditions of the 2015 Collective Agreement will commence May 17, 2015.