Election Count Update

Election Results

Tally of ballots for July 3, 2020 BAC Local 2 BC election

Position of President

Geoff Higginson 114 votes – elected

Bill Martin 44 votes

Secretary Treasurer

Paolo Perozzo – elected by way of acclamation

Position of Vice-Chair

Robert Witt  103 votes – elected

Ira Mahue 74 votes – elected

Tony Sarangelo 71 votes – elected

Robert Tuzzi 68 votes

Island Chapter Chair

Jay Morrissey 12 votes – elected

Karl Jones 9 votes

45 spoiled ballots

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Please check the “nomination for local officers” below this post. The Election Committee has moved Election count day back to July 3 to give more time for travelling members out of town.

New Health and Welfare Improvements

Coming this fall, direct pay for para medical like eyeglasses, chiropractic, pharma, dental. New plan card and a phone app for those who want to use it. Take a photo and send in the claim and get payment by direct deposit. More info soon.

Work at Stelco in Nanticoke ON. July with Castec

Click HERE to see job bank posting.

They are under the BACU Local 1 Hamilton Agreement which is a provincial standard agreement. The local has not called for bricklayers yet. We contacted them today and the work wont start until at least mid july. Apply through job bank but contact Ron Metcalfe at local one in a few weeks.

BC Building Trades Submission to WCB re Adding Diseases Caused By Communicable Viral Pathogens including COVID-19.

The BC Building trades has submitted policy recommendations to the Workers Compensation Board to INCLUDE Communicable Viral Pathogens on schedule 1 of the Workers Compensation Act. Schedule 1 is called “Presumption of Occupational Disease Related to Specific Process or Industry”. The goal is to have viral pathogens in particular COVID-19 on the list, so that workers who are infected from work will be compensated for the illness. Click HERE to see the letter.

Office Hours

Our Office Administrator is back in the office. Back to normal office hours. If there is no answer at the office we are either out back or on the other line. Leave a message or if you need immediate assistance Please call 778-847-2472.

Geoff Higginson

Electronic Pay Details

One of our Contractors has been giving electronic statements to some members working for them and mailing statements to others based on whether they are “full time” or hired on a more job to job basis. The union has notified the CLRA and the Contractor that all members should be treated the same.

We will keep you informed. Please contact the hall if this has been a problem for you.

Ontario Bricklayers Agreement-Travelling Members

In Ontario the Ontario Provincial Conference governs agreements for BACU Locals and IUBAC Locals. IUBAC Local 2 BC has arranged reciprocal arrangements with the health and welfare and pension plans for all locals in Ontario. Attached here (click) is the BACU Agreement and here (click) is the IUBAC Agreement. The terms are the same essentially. For reciprocity you will have to sign reciprocity papers to bring your money home for the benefit plans.

Safe travels if you are heading that way. If you have any questions call the union hall or the president.