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.

Memorandum of Agreement Vote Count

As of 4:30 today all the ballots that will be counted have been returned, date stamped received, and placed in the ballot box.

The members responsible for the count started shortly there after and the results will be announced at the Local 110 General Membership Meeting tomorrow afternoon and posted on the BM update.

Celebration of Life for Brother John (Jack) Lewis

There will be a Celebration of Life for Brother John (Jack) Lewis held this Saturday May 9, 2015 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm at the Beverly Crest Dining Room, 3414 -118th Avenue, Edmonton. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Thr Lung Association.

Alberta Women in the Trades Program

Good Day Sisters and Brothers

The Canadian Building Trades have now formally re-launched their Women in the Trades Program and the Building Trades of Alberta is ready to start a provincial chapter to work on the same platform, only at a Local level.

The Alberta Building Trades have asked each Local at the discretion of the Business Manager, to designate one female representative to participate in this provincial initiative. This is not to be confused with the National representatives that work with Lindsay. This provincial initiative is completely separate.

Local 110 is opening up the opportunity to be our representative to all Female journeyman members. If you are interested in becoming involved with the Women in the Trades Program please contact Shannon T by Email at shannont@insulators110.com or by phone at 780-426-2874 before May 8, 2015 4:30pm. A draw will take place at the May 9, 2015 General Membership Meeting and at that time the representative for Local 110 will be named.

Good luck to all

Out of the Office

Good day Brothers and Sisters

From Monday May 4, 2015 till Thursday May 7, 2015 Northern Business Agent Doug Casemore and I will be attending the annual Canadian Building Trades Canadian Legislative Conference in Ottawa Ontario. Edmonton Business Agent Doug Johnson will be in the Edmonton office and Southern Business Agent Pat Tilley will be in the Calgary office.

If you have a pressing matter that requires Doug Casmore or my attention please contact Shannon Tilley at the Edmonton Union office at 780 426 2874 and Doug or I will return your call as soon as possible.

List of potential members for the May 9, 2015 General Membership Meeting

Name

Status

Tentative 

 Final

Matthew Duhan-Simmonds

1st year

Accepted

Accepted

Paul Duff

1st year

Rejected

Rejected

Adam Vaillancourt

1st year

Accepted

Accepted

Shanyn Real Contantin

1st year

Accepted

Accepted

Ingo Schmidt

1st year

Accepted

Accepted

Daniel Schlosser

1st year

Accepted

Accepted

Andre Addison

1st year

Accepted

Accepted

Ahmed Osman Abdi

1st year

Accepted

Accepted

Matthew Pedersen

JM “C”

Accepted

Accepted

Jonathan Pohl

1st year

Accepted

Accepted

Jose Magfredo Portillo

Industrial Helper

Accepted

Accepted

Mohamed Hire Mohamed

1st year

Accepted

Accepted

Elesa Rouel

Production Worker

Accepted

Accepted

Mark Thompson

Production Worker

Accepted

Accepted

Nick Gammon

Production Worker

Accepted

Accepted

 

 

 

 

Bargaining Update

As of this week, there are settlements pending ratification for 4 of the 24 trade jurisdictions in the general sector, and 16 of the 24 have ratified collective agreements.

Last week the Boilermakers and the Bricklayers Refractory completed the voting process. The Bricklayers Refractory ratified their collective agreement and the Boilermakers voted to reject the memorandum of agreement, they are the first union to do so.

Alberta Provincial Election is May 5, 2015

The Alberta Building Trades have sent out the following information regarding the Alberta Provincial Election.

 

 In the days leading up to elections, questions often arise about the rights of employees to have time free from work to cast their votes. This bulletin summarizes employee rights and employer obligations with respect to voting time during provincial and territorial elections.

 Eligibility

To be an eligible voter, an employee must be a Canadian citizen who is 18 years of age on the day of the vote. In addition, the employee must have been a resident of the province or territory for a minimum period of time prior to the day of the election. The residency period requirements are as follows:

6 months: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan

 Consecutive Hours Off for Voting

Employees are entitled to a certain number of consecutive hours off work during voting hours to cast their ballots. The following chart summarizes the consecutive hours to which an employee is entitled as well as the hours during which polls are open:

 Alberta

3 consecutive hours

9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

 

An employer does not have an obligation to provide time off of work where the required number of consecutive hours falls outside an employee's hours of work and within the voting hours, being the time the polls are open.

However, where the hours of work do not allow for the required consecutive voting hours, an employer must grant additional time off for voting sufficient to provide the required consecutive voting hours to any employee who requests it. This additional time may be granted at any time that is convenient for the employer.

Consider the Following Examples:

Employee 1 lives in Edmonton, and works from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The employer would have no obligation to provide paid time off of work, even if requested, as Employee 1 has a consecutive three-hour period from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. during which he/she can vote.

Employee 2 lives in Calgary, and works from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. If requested by the employee, the employer must provide enough time off of work to allow a three-hour consecutive voting period. The employer could allow Employee 2 to start at 12 p.m., as this would provide a three-hour window between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. during which to vote. The employer could also allow Employee 2 to leave at 5 p.m., providing Employee 2 with a three-hour voting period between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.

 

Additional information such as dates for advanced polls, where to vote and eligibility to vote can be found at www.electionsalberta.ab.ca