Deadline Approaching for Student Award Program

Applications for the Pipe Line Contractors Association of Canada student award program were available online as of Sept. 1, 2017. Deadline for applications is Oct. 13, 2017. To qualify, an applicant must be a son, daughter or ward of a person whose principal income is derived from the pipeline construction industry. The parent or guardian […]

Applications for the Pipe Line Contractors Association of Canada student award program were available online as of Sept. 1, 2017.

Deadline for applications is Oct. 13, 2017.

To qualify, an applicant must be a son, daughter or ward of a person whose principal income is derived from the pipeline construction industry. The parent or guardian of the applicant must be employed or have a history of employment with a company that is a member or partner of the Pipe Line Contractors Association of Canada.

Click here for an online application form. For more information, contact the Pipe Line Contractors Association of Canada at 905-847-9383 or email plcac@pipeline.ca.

Local 793 Members Invited to Labour Day Parades

Local 793 members and their families are being encouraged to march in a number of Labour Day parades and attend events being held across the province on Monday, Sept. 4, 2017. Union shirts and hats will be supplied. Following are details about the parades and events in various districts: Toronto Please assemble by 8 a.m. […]

Local 793 members and their families are being encouraged to march in a number of Labour Day parades and attend events being held across the province on Monday, Sept. 4, 2017. Union shirts and hats will be supplied. Following are details about the parades and events in various districts:

Toronto

Please assemble by 8 a.m. on the east side of University Avenue north from Queen Street West to Armoury Street. The parade starts at 9:30 a.m. Union apparel will be supplied upon identification of being a Local 793 member. At the end of the parade, members will be admitted free to the CNE grounds.

Hamilton

Members, please note that there is a change to the assembly location and the parade route this year. Please assemble by 10 a.m. on Stuart Street at Caroline Street North. The parade starts at 10:30 a.m. and heads south on Bay Street, east on Main Street to James Street, north on James Street to Strachan Street, west on Strachan to Harbour Front Drive and into Bay Front Park. A barbecue and picnic will be held following the parade at Bay Front Park

Ottawa

Please assemble by noon at Ottawa City Hall at Elgin and Lisgar streets. The parade will end at McNabb Park at Gladstone and Bronson avenues. There will be a picnic at the park from 1 to 4 p.m. with pony rides, games, clowns, face painting, live music and food.

Belleville

Local 793 members and their families can march in the Kingston parade sponsored by the Kingston and District Labour Council. Please assemble by 10 a.m. at McBurney (Skeleton) Park. The parade starts at 10:30 a.m. and ends at city hall. There will be a picnic, live music and a free barbecue in the park after the parade.

London

Local 793 is sponsoring a picnic for members and their families at East Park, 1275 Hamilton Rd., in London. The picnic runs from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Hats, t-shirts and jackets will be provided.

Windsor

Please assemble by 9 a.m. at the corner of Seneca Street and Turner Road. The parade will start at 10 a.m. from the Unifor Local 200/444 Union Hall. The parade route is along Walker Road to North Service Road and on to the Fogolar Fulan Club. The parade is sponsored by the Windsor District Labour Council. There will be free hot dogs, pop and water while supplies last.

Sarnia

Please assemble at 8:30 a.m. behind the Sarnia Public Library on Julia Street. The parade will start at 9:30 a.m. Food and refreshments will be offered following the parade at the union hall at 1390A Lougar Ave.

Sault Ste. Marie

Members can meet at the Sault Ste. Marie office at 432 Great Northern Rd. at 10:15 a.m. and from there they can proceed down to the Roberta Bondar Tent Pavilion to assemble for the parade which starts at 11:15 a.m.

Sudbury

Members are invited to a Labour Day picnic at the Sudbury office at 430 Westmount Ave., Unit H. The picnic runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Timmins

Members can gather at Local 793’s hall at 54 Waterloo Rd between 10 and 11 a.m. A Labour Day Walk will begin at 11 a.m. and go around Gillies Lake. A barbecue and family activities will be held at Gillies Lake beginning at noon.

Thunder Bay

Members can attend a Labour Day picnic at the Current River Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is organized by the Thunder Bay District Labour Council. If it’s raining, the picnic will be held on Sept. 5.

Offices Closed on Labour Day Monday

Please be advised that all Local 793 offices across the province will be closed for Labour Day on Monday, Sept. 4, 2017. Regular office hours will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017.

Please be advised that all Local 793 offices across the province will be closed for Labour Day on Monday, Sept. 4, 2017.

Regular office hours will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017.

Local 793 Committees & Boards

Following is a list of members on the various boards and committees of Local 793: IUOE Local 793 – Benefit Trust Fund Board Alexander Brian IUOE Local 793 – Benefit Trust Fund Board Booze Steve IUOE Local 793 – Benefit Trust Fund Board Dowdall Joe IUOE Local 793 – Benefit Trust Fund Board Gallagher Mike […]

Following is a list of members on the various boards and committees of Local 793:

IUOE Local 793 – Benefit Trust Fund Board Alexander Brian
IUOE Local 793 – Benefit Trust Fund Board Booze Steve
IUOE Local 793 – Benefit Trust Fund Board Dowdall Joe
IUOE Local 793 – Benefit Trust Fund Board Gallagher Mike
IUOE Local 793 – Benefit Trust Fund Board Kelly John
IUOE Local 793 – Benefit Trust Fund Board Redshaw Joe
IUOE Local 793 – Benefit Trust Fund Board (Management) Cianchetti Mike
IUOE Local 793 – Benefit Trust Fund Board (Management) Dulepka Robert B.
IUOE Local 793 – Benefit Trust Fund Board (Management) Hanna Jason
IUOE Local 793 – Benefit Trust Fund Board (Management) Shank Denis
IUOE Local 793 – Benefit Trust Fund Board (Management) Vlahos Jim
     
IUOE Local 793 – Pension Trust Fund Board Gallagher Mike
IUOE Local 793 – Pension Trust Fund Board Kerr Rick
IUOE Local 793 – Pension Trust Fund Board Redshaw Joe
IUOE Local 793 – Pension Trust Fund Board Turpin Robert
IUOE Local 793 – Pension Trust Fund Board Turple Dave
IUOE Local 793 – Pension Trust Fund Board (Management) de Koning Nick
IUOE Local 793 – Pension Trust Fund Board (Management) Hartley John
IUOE Local 793 – Pension Trust Fund Board (Management) Keyes Joe
IUOE Local 793 – Pension Trust Fund Board (Management) Ruggieri Ben
IUOE Local 793 – Pension Trust Fund Board (Management) Vlahos Jim
     
OETIO – Training Trust Fund Board Catling Rob
OETIO – Training Trust Fund Board Gallagher Mike
OETIO – Training Trust Fund Board Redshaw Joe
OETIO – Training Trust Fund Board Richard Larry
OETIO – Training Trust Fund Board Scott Mike
OETIO – Training Trust Fund Board Turple Dave
OETIO – Training Trust Fund Board (Resource) Dowdall Joe
OETIO – Training Trust Fund Board (Management) Archambault Mike
OETIO – Training Trust Fund Board (Management) Butson Gord
OETIO – Training Trust Fund Board (Management) Cancian Dennis
OETIO – Training Trust Fund Board (Management) Cianchetti Michael
OETIO – Training Trust Fund Board (Management) Delaney Rick
OETIO – Training Trust Fund Board (Management) Lolua Alex
OETIO – Training Trust Fund Board (Management) Williams Kenneth A.
     
IUOE Local 793 – Local Apprentice Committee Alexander Brian
IUOE Local 793 – Local Apprentice Committee Dowdall Joe
IUOE Local 793 – Local Apprentice Committee McBride Harold
IUOE Local 793 – Local Apprentice Committee Turple Dave
     
IUOE Local 793 – Insurance Committee Alexander Brian
IUOE Local 793 – Insurance Committee Gallagher Mike
IUOE Local 793 – Insurance Committee Kerr Rick
IUOE Local 793 – Insurance Committee Redshaw Joe
IUOE Local 793 – Insurance Committee (Rank & File Member) Bennett George
IUOE Local 793 – Insurance Committee (Rank & File Member) McWhinnie Ralph
IUOE Local 793 – Insurance Committee (Rank & File Member) Morrissey John
IUOE Local 793 – Insurance Committee (Rank & File Member) Rafter Derrick
IUOE Local 793 – Insurance Committee (Rank & File Member) Resendes Jose
     
Operating Engineers Non-Profit Organization Alexander Brian
Operating Engineers Non-Profit Organization Duke Nicol
Operating Engineers Non-Profit Organization Hewitt Jeff
Operating Engineers Non-Profit Organization O’Neill Justin
Operating Engineers Non-Profit Organization Turple Dave
     
     
Jack Redshaw Scholarship Fund Committee Alexander Brian
Jack Redshaw Scholarship Fund Committee Nakaza Lloyd
Jack Redshaw Scholarship Fund Committee Redshaw Joe
Jack Redshaw Scholarship Fund Committee (Rank & File Member) Bennett George
Jack Redshaw Scholarship Fund Committee (Rank & File Member) Chenier Mike
Jack Redshaw Scholarship Fund Committee (Rank & File Member) Davey Dan
Jack Redshaw Scholarship Fund Committee (Rank & File Member) Knight Bruce
Jack Redshaw Scholarship Fund Committee (Rank & File Member) Kocsis George
     
Toronto Area Golf Tournament Committee Hewitt Jeff
Toronto Area Golf Tournament Committee Scott Mike
Toronto Area Golf Tournament Committee Turple Dave
     
Gary O’Neill Memorial Golf Tournament Committee Gallagher Mike
Gary O’Neill Memorial Golf Tournament Committee Hewitt Jeff
Gary O’Neill Memorial Golf Tournament Committee Redshaw Joe
Gary O’Neill Memorial Golf Tournament Committee Richard Larry
Gary O’Neill Memorial Golf Tournament Committee Saunders Andrew
     
100th Anniversary Committee Cameron Grant
100th Anniversary Committee Dowdall Armand
100th Anniversary Committee Gallagher Mike
100th Anniversary Committee Hamer Heather
100th Anniversary Committee Nakaza Lloyd
100th Anniversary Committee Redshaw Joe
100th Anniversary Committee Scott Mike
100th Anniversary Committee Tabar Leanne
100th Anniversary Committee Turple Dave
     
Election Committee for 2018 General Convention (Rank & File Member) Chenier Mike
Election Committee for 2018 General Convention (Rank & File Member) Davey Dan
Election Committee for 2018 General Convention (Rank & File Member) Prout Vince
Election Committee for 2018 General Convention Alexander Brian
Election Committee for 2018 General Convention Redshaw Joe

Safety Blitzes Scheduled for Construction Sites

Inspectors from the Ministry of Labour will be conducting a number of regional and provincial construction safety blitzes and initiatives in 2017-18. They will be visiting sites and looking for violations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Employment Standards Act. Following are the provincial blitzes scheduled for construction: Hours of Work – […]

Inspectors from the Ministry of Labour will be conducting a number of regional and provincial construction safety blitzes and initiatives in 2017-18.

They will be visiting sites and looking for violations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Employment Standards Act.

Following are the provincial blitzes scheduled for construction:

Hours of Work – until August 31, 2017
Residential Projects – from Sept. 1 to Nov. 30
Falls and Ladder Safety – from Oct. 2 to Nov. 24

Following are the provincial initiatives scheduled for construction:

Noise – until March 31, 2018
Struck-by Hazards – until March 31, 2018
Fall Protection – until March 31, 2018

Following are the regional initiatives scheduled for construction:

Central West Ontario – focus on worker training and hazard exposure in construction – until March 31, 2018.
Western Ontario – focus on electrical contact in construction – until March 31, 2018

Click here for the full blitz schedule.

 

Appointments Made to Union Board

Local 793 director of Toronto area and organizing Ron Hillis retired June 30. Ron was on staff for 20 years and has been in the union for 28. He started his career with the union in 1988 and learned how to operate different pieces of heavy equipment while working at a small company in Collingwood. […]

Local 793 director of Toronto area and organizing Ron Hillis retired June 30.

Ron was on staff for 20 years and has been in the union for 28. He started his career with the union in 1988 and learned how to operate different pieces of heavy equipment while working at a small company in Collingwood.

Ron became a Local 793 staff member in 1997 when he was hired as a business rep for the Toronto area by business manager Mike Gallagher.

He’s held a number of positions over the years.

In 2005, he was appointed as supervisor for Toronto and vicinity and in 2013 he became director of organizing. In 2016, he was appointed director of Toronto area and organizing.

Ron was elected as a trustee in 2000. He was a trustee for 12 years and in 2012 was elected to the executive board. He was re-elected to the executive board in the last election in 2016.

Ron was also a trustee on the union’s life and health benefits plan and served as recording secretary, treasurer and then president of Local 793’s non-profit housing board.

Ron’s daughter, Amanda, and son, Jason, are both Operating Engineers.

With Ron’s departure, business manager Gallagher announced that:

  • Assistant labour relations manager Dave Turple has been appointed as director of Toronto area.
  • Assistant director of Toronto area Mike Scott has been appointed as the provincial pipeline/distribution rep.

Meanwhile, the union’s officers met July 4 and:

  • Dave Turple tendered his resignation as a Local 793 trustee effective July 4.
  • Andrew Patton tendered his resignation as Local 793 guard effective July 4.

In accordance with Article XXIV, Subdivision 1, Section (f) of the IUOE Constitution, the following appointments were made:

  • Dave Turple was appointed as a Local 793 executive board member.
  • Andrew Patton was appointed as a Local 793 trustee.
  • Justin O’Neill was appointed as Local 793 guard.

Offices Closed to Mark Canada Day

Please be advised that Local 793 offices across the province will be closed Monday, July 3 to mark the Canada Day holiday. Regular office hours will resume Tuesday, July 4.

Please be advised that Local 793 offices across the province will be closed Monday, July 3 to mark the Canada Day holiday.

Regular office hours will resume Tuesday, July 4.

Local 793 Staff Raise Funds for Prostate Cancer Research

Local 793 and OETIO staff across the province participated in the national ‘Plaid for Dad’ campaign June 16. Staff wore customized t-shirts that said, ‘Mad for Plaid’ in support of the campaign, which is held annually to raise awareness and vital research funds for research into prostate cancer. There were 146 t-shirts ordered by staff […]

Local 793 and OETIO staff across the province participated in the national ‘Plaid for Dad’ campaign June 16.

Staff wore customized t-shirts that said, ‘Mad for Plaid’ in support of the campaign, which is held annually to raise awareness and vital research funds for research into prostate cancer.

There were 146 t-shirts ordered by staff and $2,382 was raised.

‘Plaid for Dad’ was launched in 2015. It has quickly become a fun and easy way for Canadians to celebrate dad and help the one in eight men who will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.

This year, more than 1,000 workplaces and thousands of individuals from across Canada participated in the campaign through donations, fundraising and events.

The Friday before Father’s Day is officially designated as the day of the campaign.

 

100th Anniversary Photo Contest Announced

Local 793 is sponsoring a photo contest as part of the lead-up to the union’s 100th anniversary in 2019. Prizes will be awarded for best photos in several categories: 1919 – 1920 1921 – 1929 1930 – 1939 1940 – 1949 1950 – 1959 1960 – 1969 1970 – 1979 1980 – 1989 1990 – […]

Local 793 is sponsoring a photo contest as part of the lead-up to the union’s 100th anniversary in 2019.

Prizes will be awarded for best photos in several categories:

  • 1919 – 1920
  • 1921 – 1929
  • 1930 – 1939
  • 1940 – 1949
  • 1950 – 1959
  • 1960 – 1969
  • 1970 – 1979
  • 1980 – 1989
  • 1990 – 1999
  • 2000 – 2009
  • 2010 – Present

Deadline for submissions is Friday, July 26, 2019. A winner will be announced at the general membership meeting on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019.

Some of the photos may be used in a special commemorative book being published to coincide with the 100th anniversary year.

The photos will be judged by a three-member committee.

Here are the rules:

  • All photos must be high resolution, at least 5×7 inches at 300 dots per inch (DPI).
  • Photos must be accompanied by a caption with information on the year the photo was taken, who or what is in the photo, where the photo was taken, and what’s happening in the photo.
  • Only submissions with the required information will be considered.
  • Please also include your union registration number when submitting the photo(s), so we can verify you are a member in good standing.
  • Union members can submit more than one photo. In fact, multiple entries are encouraged.

Photo(s) can be sent via email to gcameron@iuoelocal793.org or mailed to Grant Cameron, director of communications, IUOE Local 793, 2245 Speers Road, Oakville, Ontario, L6L 6X8.

If you have any questions, please call Grant directly at 905-469-9299, ext. 2276.

Information Sought on Founding Fathers of Union

Local 793 will be producing a video and special commemorative book to mark the 100th anniversary of the union in 2019. We’re trying to find out more about the 11 original founders of the union. The 11 members met at the Elliott House hotel at Church and Shuter streets in Toronto on Dec. 11, 1919 […]

Local 793 will be producing a video and special commemorative book to mark the 100th anniversary of the union in 2019.

We’re trying to find out more about the 11 original founders of the union.

The 11 members met at the Elliott House hotel at Church and Shuter streets in Toronto on Dec. 11, 1919 and signed a letter, requesting a charter for the local.

If you have any information about the founders, or any of their existing family members, we’d like to hear from you.

We’d also like to hear from any members who may have a steam ticket, or whose relatives may have had a steam ticket, and may be able to provide information on the original founding members.

Following are the names of those 11 founders:

Frank Dennis
Joseph Valin
James Hawkins
William Wells
J.S. Miller
Thomas Lahey
Dave McBlaine
Mat Clark
A. Richardson
J. Wright
R.J. Elliott

Any member with information about the founders is encouraged to get in touch with Local 793 director of communications Grant Cameron at 905-469-9299, ext. 2276, or via email at gcameron@iuoelocal793.org.