Monday, June 9th,2014
Update on last Fridays' activity here at the Union hall, earlier we learned that Red Deer College was looking for instructors to teach a ten week course for temporary foreign workers where at the end of the course they would be able to take a " Qualification Certificate Program" exam for which the temporary foreign worker needs to show that they have 6827 hours experience in the last 54 months and pay $475.00. If they successfully passed the exam they would be issued a certificate equivalent as a journeyman Insulator after checking with some other unions this program is available for other trades as well, we discussed our options with the International and decided that the best approach was to inquiry why this program is not available to Albertan's and Canadians with the same or better qualifications. A CBC reporter contacted us on this story and was here Friday to do a short interview and get our side of the issue, we will continue to look into this concern and see what options we have to turn this into something beneficial.
Friday, June 6th, 2014
Here are the applicants for Union membership for the June 14th meeting. They are tentative until voted on by the membership in attendance at the June 14th meeting. Hope to see you there.