The tilt furnace job went to MBI and Refraco Quebec. Refraco Quebec is subbing the work to Refraco BC who will hire our members under the Standard Industrial Agreement. Starts around June 12 goes for a month. Tear out and castables. Probably Brokk Work.
Contact Geoff Immediately if you want to be on this job. 778-847-2472 or email@example.com
Refraco is attempting to get RTA to supply camp accommodations. If not, then it will be according to our agreement. LOA or hotel and meals allowance.
The provincial government allows you to travel for work in the province. I have created a standard letter for our members to present to law enforcement when you are screened in a road side stop, or a government official if your travel is questioned. Currently the provincial order allows for law enforcement to confirm that the “driver” of the vehicle is authorized for travel. They are not allowed to keep records of your information unless they have determined you are not authorized to travel. Your driver’s license and a letter from the union should be enough to confirm that you are travelling for work, which is authorized by the Solicitor General Mike Farnsworth.
This is a quote from the BC Government Website
When stopped at a road check restricting non-essential travel, police will only have the authority to request:
- a driver’s name, address and driver’s license
- any available documentation regarding driver’s name and address (for example, secondary identification that confirms a driver’s residential address if recently moved)
- the purpose of the driver’s travel (documentation regarding travel is not required)
Police cannot engage in arbitrary vehicle or street checks. Site-specific enforcement measures will be informed by ongoing discussions with stakeholders on limiting the impacts to the public and racialized communities. If police have reasonable grounds to believe that a person has travelled for a non-essential purpose, they can direct the traveler to turn around and leave the region. These measures will be limited to site-specific and authorized police operations on travel corridors between regions.
As you can see additional documentation is not required but if you request it the union will send you a text message or an email of a signed letter from the union “RE Essential Work and Travel” to have in your phone, like the one below…
Text Me at 778-847-2472 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to have the letter sent to you.
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.
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.