​​Date Posted: 12/12/2016

Working at Heights Training

Please Click here for Information on Working at heights training from the JAC Trustees.

​Reminder - Member Appreciation Day at Canada’s Wonderland:

Just a reminder that the Member Appreciation Day at Canada’s Wonderland is fast approaching! The registration deadline is August 9th,2016. Please call the Union Hall as soon as possible to book your tickets!

Date of event: August 20th, 2016

Cost:Members and their Beneficiaries are FREE. ID required.
Additional guests are $55/person.

 

SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY:

8:30am:Arrive at the park
9:00am – 10:00am:Exclusive Ride Time
10:00am:Park open to Public
1:30pm – 2:30pm:Courtyard all-you-can-eat Lunch
2:30pm – 10:00pm:Enjoy the rides and shows
10:00pm:Park operation ends

Date Posted:12/06/2016

LOCAL 95 WELCOMES A NEW PARTNER!

Local 95 is excited to announce a new partnership with Street Capital Bank of Canada (Street Capital).

Local 95 Members will benefit from preferred mortgage rates (up to 0.20% below our posted rate*) and will receive personalized service from a mortgage professional. You can apply for your Street Capital mortgage over the phone from the comfort of your own home, where you have easy access to all the information you need. 

WHO IS STREET CAPITAL?

Established in 2007, Street Capital Bank of Canada (Street Capital) provides residential and rental property mortgages through select independent affinity partners. It is one of the largest non-bank lenders in Canada. Street Capital is owned by Street Capital Group Inc., a financial services company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: SCB), and has offices in Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver.

HOW LOW ARE THE RATES?

As a Local 95 member, you are eligible for preferred mortgage rates up to 20 basis points below our posted rate! Street Capital does not have branches on every street corner. Without the expense of physical locations, we stay lean and pass the savings directly to you in the form of preferred rates, products & services, terms and benefits.

HOW CAN I GET A MORTGAGE WITHOUT VISITING A BRANCH?

You can easily apply for a mortgage over the phone with one of Street Capital's knowledgeable mortgage professionals. They can assist you in the comfort of your own home at your convenience where you have easy access to all of the information you need. ​

Local 95 Launch Announcement.

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Date Posted: 07/28/2016

July 29th 2016.

To: MIAO Contractors & LOCAL 95 Membership

Re: Working at Heights Training

Ladies & Gentlemen:

Thank you to the contractors and members of Local 95 who have been proactive in organizing the training of approximately 700 members in Working at Heights (WAH). We had a very good initial response to the legislated WAH but over the last month, the numbers have dwindled significantly and repeated reminders from the MIA offices to their contractors have not improved the attendance situation.

Recent turnout across the province has been disappointing, particularly in the GTAA, Hamilton, KW areas where workers are being trained at the JAC School. It should be noted that failure to respond and participate may result in an increase in JAC remittances to MIAO members and Local 95 members will be considered unemployable if the training is not achieved

Although the legislation does not take effect until April 2017 many general contractors are insisting on the WAH training to be eligible to work on their sites now. As well, there is going to be an issue with finding available training as the deadline gets closer. REMEMBER, it is not just our trade that requires the training, all people that work in construction, approximately 400,000, in the province of Ontario require the training.

The MIAO and LOCAL 95 are working together to provide a fully trained and job ready work force and legislated training is very important in this effort. We need your co-operation to make this happen.

Contractors have until August 4th, to contact Adam at the training centre and arrange for their workers to attend a class. As of August 5th, assigned training will begin.

As of August 5th untrained workers will be assigned by JAC to classes. Every effort will be made to provide at least 7 days' notice to both the contractor and the worker.

Attendance will be mandatory and failure to attend will result in the penalties outlined in LOU#135.

Thank you for your cooperation in making this training a success.

Yours:

MIAO JAC Trustees,
Randy Sloane
Dave Thomas
Robert McGowan Jr.
LOCAL 95 JAC Trustees,
Gord Cochrane
John Swart
Jamie Bourne

 

Please Click here for more details.


Date Posted: 07/21/2016

Reminder - Member Appreciation Day at Canada’s Wonderland:

Just a reminder that the Member Appreciation Day at Canada’s Wonderland is fast approaching! The registration deadline is August 9th,2016. Please call the Union Hall as soon as possible to book your tickets!

Date of event: August 20th, 2016

Cost:Members and their Beneficiaries are FREE. ID required.
Additional guests are $55/person.

 

SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY:

8:30am: Arrive at the park
9:00am – 10:00am:Exclusive Ride Time
10:00am:Park open to Public
1:30pm – 2:30pm:Courtyard all-you-can-eat Lunch
2:30pm – 10:00pm: Enjoy the rides and shows
10:00pm: Park operation ends

Date Posted: 05/25/2016

Click on the link for Labour Rights and Mobility in the Trans-Pacific Partnership​.


Date Posted: 04/06/2016

ATT: HAMILTON AREA MEMBERSHIP
Please note address correction for April 7th Area Meeting:
1520 Stone Church RD E, Hamilton, ON, L8W 3P9

TO ALL LOCAL 95 MEMBERS: Please see correction to February 2016 Newsletter. Apologies from Business Manager, David Gardner, for any inconvenience this may have caused.

LABOUR DAY JACKETS - 75TH ANNIVERSARY:

Labour Day is fast approaching! This year, in recognition of our 75th anniversary, we will be giving out jackets at the Labour Day Parade to active members of our Union. To help minimize costs, we are requesting that these jackets be pre-ordered for your pick-up at the Labour Day parade. All active members are eligible to receive a free jacket upon participation at the Labour Day parade. To reserve your jacket, please call the Union Office or email dimitra.anastasiadis@insulators95.com, no later than April 30th, 2016We will also be giving out shirts to spouses and children that participate in the parade.​



Dear Members:

 

My name is Corinna Traill and I am currently in my second term as Councillor in one of the fastest-growing areas in the Durham, Clarington.  I went to law school to become a labour lawyer and fight for unions. I articled at one of our country's top union-side labour law firms, CaleyWray where I represented members in both public and private sector unions, including almost every major construction local. The Liberals are the only party that can beat the Conservatives in my home Riding of Durham.

As Councillor, I introduced fair wage to our procurement process and instituted a local commemoration of the International Day of Mourning Ceremony. I lobbied for our Energy from Waste facility to be built by local, skilled union workers. I am running for the Liberal Party because we are the only party that can make significant gains for organized labour:

  • We will repeal the anti-union bills C-525 and C-377;
  • We will work with the provinces and post-secondary institutions to develop or exand Pre-Apprenticeship Training Programs to provide up to $10 million per year to help young Canadians gain the skills they need to enter trades in high demand;
  • We will invest $500 million more in funding Labour Market Development Agreements with the provinces and we will undo Harper's cuts in 2014 to the Labour Market Agreements by investing $200 million more to be delivered by the provinces focussed on training for working who are not currently eligible for federal training investment;
  • We will ensure all federal projects pre-qualify every tradesperson for licenses and certificates of qualification;
  • We will invest $25 million more per year in training facilities, partnering with labour unions so that more facilities have the equipment they need to train workers across the country; and
  • We will work with employers and labour to determine an appropriate apprenticeship ratio for all federal infrastructure projects.

    As Member of Parliament, I will also I will support the return of the Federal Fair Wage. With  OPG Darlington Refurbishment well underway, I am the only candidate who has the municipal experience and proven leadership to be able to make strategic partnerships among all levels of government to see our economy grow and our Union brothers and sisters prosper.

    Canadian voters have a very clear choice this election. It's between smart investments that create jobs and growth, or austerity and cuts that will slow our economy further. Harper tells us we need to "stay the course" – but that course has led us to eight consecutive deficits, and now in a second recession. Mulcair is promising Canadians he would balance the budget in just one year, guaranteeing that he would break his multi-million dollar campaign spending promises and impose deep cuts to our vital public services.

    It's time for a better plan. Our plan will invest $60 billion new dollars over 10 years, nearly doubling the current government's planned investment. But I need your help if we want to win Durham. Please note that the maximum personal donation (no donations from Union locals, only personal cheques from Business Managers, office staff etc. are permitted) is $1,500.00. Please send a cheque payable to "Suzanne Land, Official Agent" to 30 King W., Bowmanville, ON, L1C 1E4 to 30 King W., Bowmanville, ON, L1C 1R3.  We also need help canvassing, distributing flyers and pounding signs. Any help your organization can provide will be appreciated by Team Traill and Team Trudeau.

    We have a strong platform which promises real change for all Durham residents and business owners, and I am looking forward to continuing to build on my record as a union supporter, lawyer and two-term Councillor who has been a strong and consistent advocate for working people, safe communities and accountable government. 

    In Solidarity,

    Corinna Traill, B.A., J.D.
    Local Councillor, Ward 3
    Team Trudeau, Durham Riding

 

Important Announcement:

Local 95's Union Office and Trade School has re-located as of Monday, January 12, 2015.
Our phones are now up and running (same numbers).
Refer to Contact Us page for new address locations .​

In Memory

Brothers and Sisters,
Local 95 is sad to announce the passing away of one of our Contractors and Brother, Jake Hill, from Jake Hill Insulation.
For more information, please visit Link. We extend our deepest condolences, thoughts, and prayers to the family and friends of Mr. Hill at this time.
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​Heat and Frost Insulators Local 95 would like to offer our deepest sympathy and condolences to the family and friends of our
former members. we will not forget the contributions they have made to our local.​​​​

​Local 95 is sad to announce the passing away of 3 members in the past week. Our deepest condolences go out to the families and friends of these members. Please see below for the names of these members along with funeral details.​

​​Legge, Paul Joseph

​It is with profound sadness that we mourn the sudden loss of Paul Legge on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at home, at the age of 30.

Cherished Husband of Misti Legge (nee Cousineau).

Beloved Son of Fred and Debra Legge.

Loving Brother of Doug Legge (Krista).

Loving Uncle of Abby & Logan Legge.

Will be missed by his parents-in-law Jules and Kathleen Cousineau, grandparents-in-law Miguel & Noella Cousineau; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Paul's gentle spirit, kind soul and generosity with everyone he met
will be forever missed. He welcomed every new friend or co-worker into their circle and treated everyone like family. Paul accomplished more in his short 30 years than most in a lifetime. We will all remember him.
Paul's family will receive relatives and friends from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday December 20, 2016 at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener, 519-749-8467. The funeral service for Paul will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Wednesday December 21, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow.
Reception to follow after the service. ​​As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home).

Bester, Christopher Michael

Passed away suddenly at home on Friday, December 16, 2016 at the age of 38. Beloved son of Margaret (Bob Linn) and Michael Bester (Darlene). Proud and loving father of Blake, Hailey and Zack. Sadly missed by Mary (Rick) , Kathy (Gerry) and by all the rest of his aunts and uncles. Fondly remembered by his many cousins and friends.

Christopher's family will receive relatives and friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener, 519-749-8467. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. Reception to follow. Private interment Memory Gardens Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home). Visit www.henrywalser.com for Christopher's memorial.

DAVE EDWARDS SR.

It's with a heavy heart and great sadness that we mourn the sudden passing of DAVE EDWARDS SR. at University Hospital in London in December 2016.  Dave will be greatly missed by his family and friends and Brothers and sisters of Local 95.

Dave Edwards service will take place at 1pm Thursday Dec 22, 2016 at Lakeview Cemetery & Crematorium located at 1016 Colborne Road, Sarnia, ON, N7V 3K7

A Celebration of life will take place after the service at 2 pm Thursday at the Point Edward Ex-Servicemen's Club, 503 Michigan Ave‎. 



Name Date Work Area
Dave Edwards SR.December 2016Sarnia​
Christopher Michael BesterDecember 2016Kitchener
Paul Joseph LeggeDecember 2016Kitchener
Paul F. D'Andrea​
May 2016London
Paul KohneMay 2016Hamilton
Reg VentMay 2016Toronto
West, Robert W.March 2016Sarnia
Johnson, GeraldFebruary 2016Toronto
Needham, TonyFebruary 2016Toronto
Ratchford, WilliamJanuary 2016Sudbury
Halchun, Harry JDecember 2015Hamilton
Webster, RoyNovember 2015Sarnia
Bryan FlemingOctober 2015Toronto
George(Buddy) A. BarrangerOctober 2015Toronto
Leo A. ToyOctober 2015London
Paul G. FordOctober 2015Toronto
Ralph NiemiOctober 2015Sudbury
Donald FlearSeptember 2015Toronto
Victor BlanchardSeptember 2015Hamilton
Don FlearAugust 2015Toronto
Alfred BatisseJune 2015Sudbury
Chester MercierJune 2015Sudbury
Gilles DelormeJune 2015Sarnia
Jarett SchollJune 2015Hamilton
John TillmanJune 2015Hamilton
Stanley JohnsonJune 2015Sudbury
Jim Harasym Sr.March 2015Thunder Bay
Steven James MasonFebruary 2015Sarnia
David R. ShepherdJanuary 2015Sarnia
Garry CasemoreJanuary 2015Douglas Point
John C. McManamanJanuary 2015Toronto
Brad MollardDecember 2014London
Dave J. WyzynskiDecember 2014Toronto
Jason LamotheDecember 2014Hamilton
Jeff MorningstarDecember 2014Sarnia​
John HemstreetDecember 2014Sarnia
John OorscottDecember 2014Toronto