News

updated November 4, 2019

Collective Bargaining Ontario: Interactive Analytics

Collective Bargaining Ontario provides neutral collective bargaining information and resources for use by the labour relations community, the public and all levels of government. Developed by the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development, this website features resources and tools that provide labour relations information and trends in Ontario via interactive graphs and charts, searchable databases and reports. These resources are aimed at supporting successful collective bargaining and a stable labour relations climate by providing access to open and transparent information. Access the interactive reports here: https://www.lrs.labour.gov.on.ca/en/ca_data_hub.htm

 

$10,000 sweepstakes

This January until June 30th, Union Savings will be giving away exciting prizes to union members across the country such as an early bird prize of a trip for two to Las Vegas, a grand prize of $10,000 in July, monthly cash prizes of $1000, electronics and gift cards.

In order for members to partici­pate all they need to do is register at www.unionsavings.ca. There is zero cost and the only requirement is that they are a member in good standing to participate in our contest. Members can also receive additional entries into the contest by referring fellow union members.

 

IN MEMORIAM

Local 772 wishes to extend its condolences to the families of Local 772 members who have passed away recently:

 - Gary McGuire

 

 

 

LOCAL 772 NEWSLETTER

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Autumn 2019 (English)

Autumn 2019 (French)

 

 

LOCAL 772 CONTINUES TO DELIVER ON TRAINING

Local 772 provides an all-encompassing training session for Shop Stewards that includes the grievance process, arbitrations and human rights with guest speakers. 

Any Stewards interested in attending the upcoming session in May 2020 that have not attended a previous session are asked to contact us at 905-527-5250 (Hamilton) or 613-748-0546 (Ottawa). 


GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

The next General Membership Meeting will take place on May 2, 2020 at 4:30 PM at the Courtyard Mariott in Hamilton.

These meetings are an important forum for our membership to discuss critical issues and are an opportunity to learn about the Local’s initiatives and business strategy for the next six months.  


NEW YORK CITY SAINT PATRICK’S DAY PARADE SELECTS LONG ISLAND RESIDENT & LEGENDARY UNION LEADER 2020 GRAND MARSHAL

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Inc. Board of Directors is pleased to announce they have selected legendary union leader James T. Callahan, General President of the International Union of Operating Engineers as the Grand Marshal of the 2020 New York City St Patrick’s Day parade. Mr. Callahan is a long time New Yorker residing on Long Island with his wife Fran and their children. Mr. Callahan is very proud of his Irish Heritage with grandparents emigrating from County Limerick and County Kerry in the early 1900s. As President of the International, Mr. Callahan represents over 400,000 workers in the United States and Canada. He is also President of the New York Friends of Ireland.

Mr. James T. Callahan will lead the marchers up Fifth Avenue on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 in the 259th New York City Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. The Parade is the world’s oldest and largest civic parade and celebrates the faith of Ireland, Irish heritage and culture.

Sean Lane, Chairman of the Parade Board of Directors, said “We are delighted James Callahan has been selected as our 2020 Grand Marshal. He has contributed so much to the United States and New York. As a major union leader, he is representative of many of the hard-working Irish who immigrated to here in search of a better life. Our community has a strong tradition of union pride and he will make an outstanding and popular Grand Marshal.”

About the New York City Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

The New York City Saint Patrick’s Day Parade marches in honor of St. Patrick, the Patron Saint of Ireland and of the Archdiocese of New York. The Parade is held every year on March 17, (Except when March 17 falls on a Sunday, for religious reasons it is moved to the Saturday. The 2020 Parade will be held on Tuesday March 17 and starts at 11 am. It will begin at 44th Street and proceeds up Fifth Avenue to 79th street in Manhattan.

The New York City Saint Patrick’s Parade marched for the first time in 1762, fourteen years before the Declaration of Independence was signed in Independence Hall, Philadelphia.  The Parade is regarded as the most popular of the all the Parades in New York City. The New York City Saint Patrick’s Day Parade consists only of marchers and each year hosts some 250,000 marchers and two million spectators. The Parade has many outstanding marching bands, bagpipers in marching formations, high-school and college bands from throughout the United States and from all over the world.

The occasion is televised live to millions of households nationwide for four hours by host station WNBC Channel Four. The broadcast is webcast live via the internet through the Parade’s web site at NYCStPatricksParade.Org and WNBC Channel Four web site at www.wnbc.com

For additional information regarding the 2020 Grand Marshal and Parade events leading up to the Parade, contact Hilary Beirne at HBeirne@NYCStPatricksParade.Org or at the Parade Office 718-231-4400 or visit the Parade web site at NYCStPatricksParade.Org 


ONTARIO'S New wage cap legislation

On June 5, 2019, the Ford Government introduced Bill 124 – the Protecting a Sustainable Public Sector for Future Generations Act, 2019. If passed, Bill 124 would impose a series of 3-year “moderation periods” – in the form of salary and compensation caps – on a variety of public sector unionized and non-unionized workplaces. In effect, the bill would eliminate the right of unions to bargain the most important part of any collective agreement — wages and compensation.

Read more here and the FAQ's here (English) or here and the FAQ's here (French).

 

WHEN WE VOTE WE POWER CANADA

Like it or not, politics impacts all aspects of our lives. In Canada, we are very lucky to have the opportunity to say who is leading this country. It is your right, privilege, and duty to vote. This October, vote for the leaders who will promote the issues that matter to you. Download the flyer in English here and in French here.

 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

LOCAL 772 NEWSLETTER

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Spring 2019 (English)

Spring 2019 (French)


BURSARY & SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

There is financial assistance available to the dependents of IUOE 772 members who are or will be entering post-secondary education. For more information, please read the applications found at the following links:

Local 772 Education Bursary Application

Canadian Conference Bursary Application

Hamilton and District Labour Council Scholarship Application - Please call 905-547-2944 or email hdlc@cogeco.net.

 

LOCAL 772 NEWSLETTER

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Autumn 2018 (English)

Autumn 2018 (French)

 

 

UNION MEMBER TESTIMONY

Union Savings is Canada's only not-for-profit, union-run members' benefit program. Over 1,000,000 Canadian union members have discovered the tremendous savings and discounts offered exclusively by Union Savings. Here is a testimonial from a member on the savings they realized going with Union Savings:

“Over the last week I was reviewing home and auto insurance quotes to renew my insurance. I had five quotes including my original Insurance company and RBC. At the end of my review, I went with RBC / Union Savings for a total savings $1700+, for two vehicles and my home. Each of the individual policies were all less than my previous insurer. My coverages were the same or higher and my deductibles were also the same or less. In one particular case, there was substantial savings. In addition to the pricing I also have to say I was provided with very professional and courteous service by two RBC Representatives. They both went beyond the norm to make sure I understood the coverages and that I was getting the best market price. Thought I would share this little good news story and say thank you for the work that you, and the Board, do to ensure the membership have an opportunity to avail of good programs like RBC Insurance. Again thanks!”

Click here to visit the Union Savings website and see all available discounts. 

IUOE Local 772 fights for members' pensions

On June 5, 2018, members of IUOE Local 772 joined members of other unions including the United Steel Workers, and representatives from the Canadian Alliance of Nuclear Workers, the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada, the Canadian Labour Congress as well as NDP MP Scott Duvall to protest in solidarity against the Canadian Government removing nuclear workers from the public service pension.

The government is compromising the pension of 3,400 workers at Canadian Nuclear Laboratories. These are high-skilled workers who signed up with the industry and the risks that come with it because of the good pay, benefits, and pension. In addition to the basic issue of fairness, the government should consider that with CNL on the verge of decommissioning the Pinawa site in Manitoba, it is the wrong time to drive experienced workers away. After leading on workers for well over a year, the government is revealing they were not negotiating in good faith. We are calling on the government to do right by these workers and stand by their pension promise.

View videos and photos from the event on the Canadian Alliance of Nuclear Workers' Facebook page here and the Alliance's website here and Twitter account here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

39th Annual General Convention

On May 6th, the IUOE welcomed Business Managers and Agents from all IUOE Locals across North America to the 39th Annual General Convention in Hollywood, Florida. To view videos featured at the event  click https://vimeopro.com/kellycompanies/iuoe-conv-2018. Of particular interest will be the piece on Stationary Engineer Tiffany Rogers as she recounts how becoming a Stationary Engineer has set her up for success. To view photos of delegates click https://www.eleriever.com/iuoe.


 

WORKING TOGETHER TO PREVENT O.E. SHORTAGE

The TSSA, IPE and IUOE Local 772 are continuing to work to address the looming shortage of Operating Engineers in Ontario. One of the fixes that we can all improve upon is acceptance of OE college students for their practical experience towards their qualifying steam time.

Please refer to the attached letter here for more information on the issue and how you can help.

LOCAL 772 NEWSLETTER

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Autumn 2017 (English)

Autumn 2017 (French)

 

Regulatory Proposal Regarding Updates for the Operating Engineers Regulation

The Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services is seeking your input regarding potential amendments to the Operating Engineers regulation (O. Reg. 219/01) under the Technical Standards and Safety Act, 2000. This is the first public step towards renewing the Act & Regulations for Operating Engineers.

The registry allows members of the public to participate in developing regulations by providing comments on regulatory proposals. The ministry will be taking the input it receives into consideration when bringing forward the final regulation for approval. The comment period will close on September 26.

We encourage you to provide feedback on the regulatory proposals available at the following link: http://www.ontariocanada.com/registry/view.do?postingId=24645&language=en

What are the Potential Changes?

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (MGCS), in collaboration with the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA), established a 15-member panel of representative Operating Engineers (OE) stakeholders. The purpose of the industry panel was to make recommendations to government on how to modernize the OE regulation while maintaining high-levels of public safety.

The panel reached consensus on 23 out of the 25 recommendations they proposed, which are aimed at achieving the following key outcomes:

Some of the key recommendations the panel proposed include the following:

Feedback

The 25 recommendations are contained in the “Operating Engineers Regulatory Review Findings and Recommendations Report”, which is now available on the Ontario Regulatory Registry. We encourage you to provide feedback on all recommendations using the following link: http://www.ontariocanada.com/registry/view.do?postingId=24645&language=en

Read more here.

TSSA SAFETY EXCHANGE VIDEO BLOG

The TSSA’s Director of Boilers and Pressure Vessels and Operating Engineers Mike Adams delivers discussions about new developments and current issues in the BPV/OE sector. 

In this episode of Safety Matters, TSSA’s Director of Boilers and Pressure Vessels and Operating Engineers Mike Adams joins host Greg Kerr to talk about new developments and current issues in the BPV/OE sector. Watch the video here: http://www.tssablog.org/archives/5022

LOCAL 772 NEWSLETTER

Catch up on all of the latest news and events!

Spring 2017 (English)

Spring 201(French) 

 

 

 

TSSA approved operating (power) engineer training providers

The TSSA has compiled a list of Ontario providers offering training, examination and certification. Find details here.

 

 

 

 

IUOE Engineer RaiseS Awareness and Funds for Cancer RESEARCH

Allan Hager, Maintenance Engineer at the University of Ottawa does his part in raising money for cancer research. Besides giving all his hair, a pizza lunch with the Engineers also raised money in support of Allan shaving it all off. In total, over $30,000 was raised at the University!



 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

GREAT NEWS!

IUOE supports co-op students and apprentices in training the new generation of Operating Engineers!

 

 

   

POWER ENGINEERING RECRUITMENT VIDEO

The TSSA had a real concern – a critical shortage of power engineers which meant shutting down vital components of our society. So a recruitment video was produced that would be shown to high school students across the province to show our young audience what a power engineer really does in an informative, dynamic, and relevant way. View the video here.