Bargaining Update 2018-12-04

We had an initial trade level bargaining meeting last week with CLRA and our first meeting over the Wage Re-Opener yesterday, Monday Dec 3 2018.  Updates to follow.

Work On Pots, Re-Lines, Kitimat

Rio Tinto Alcan has sub contracted pot maintenance for three years to SL & B.  They are certified to the Labourer and Teamster under a poly party agreement.  The agreement doesn’t appear to have bricklayers however the company is hiring bricklayers.  To apply for this work send your resume and contact information to:

Please call the president before you send your application.

MacKenzie Shut-2018

If you are working there now and in camp watters send by text or email any reports of unsuitable conditions to and or text to 778-8472472.  ASAP

Work Jurisdiction-Corrosion

Recently one of our corrosion contractors has been added to the Painters Standard Agreement.  It may be that the contractor is trying to use painters to do our work applying epoxies, blankets, fibre etc to vessels.  Contact the hall or the president if you have done this work in the past.

Kivcet Job, Contract questions…

Our contractor has notified the union in writing that all employees will be paid according to the Bricklayers Standard Industrial Agreement (BC).  Some were asking about the possibility of higher conditions on this job.  In an arbitration in 2013 it was determined that members could not ask for higher conditions than were in the agreement.  Please call the union for a more detailed explanation or log in to the private union member server.