Mohawk Welding Course

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Memo: Local 18 Members:

Mohawk College offers a Basic Welding course (Course # WELD 10073) that is a great option for our members to take. Course description as listed on Mohawk Continuing Education:

Basic Welding– Develop skills as a hobbyist or explore a new career with this introductory course for the beginner welder. Provides instruction on basic welding theory and hand-on practical welding skills. Helmets will be provided. Materials included. Students must supply their own safety glasses with side shields, safety boots and welding gloves”

Upcoming Dates: are listed on the Mohawk College webpage.

Registration and courses are all completed through Mohawk College, please visit their Continuing Education website for more information and how to register: Basic Welding Mohawk

Should any Local 18 members be interested in taking external courses, such as the above Welding course at Mohawk, please ensure you contact Local 18 hall to be pre-approved by the manager for any reimbursement amounts prior to registering in the course. For more information on reimbursements for courses, please contact us.

2019 RJW Bursary

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Attention Local 18 Members: Please be advised that the 2019 RJW National Bursary is open to receive applications!  One hundred two thousand dollar ($2000) bursaries will be awarded to supplement the cost of post-secondary education for students who are a child of a union member whose local union has a GPMA or NMA agreement within its jurisdiction.

The application submission period opens September 3, 2019.  For those who would like to submit an application or are seeking more information on this program please visit Good Luck. -GPMC Canada

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Vacation Pay Dinner & Dance Tickets

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Reminder to our Local 18 members to stop by either hall and get your tickets to the dinner/dance as soon as possible to reserve your seat- do not miss out on this great evening! The tickets are $30.00/couple (what a deal!) and includes your meals, drinks, dancing and door prizes! Event open to Local 18 members only.

Date: Friday, September 20th 2019

Location: Michelangelos Banquet Centre; Hamilton, ON

Vacation Pay Dinner/Dance Tickets Available!

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The annual Local 18 Vacation Pay Dinner and Dance is approaching! Tickets are now available for Local 18 members to purchase at both the Hamilton and Niagara Hall offices. Please stop by and get your tickets as soon as possible to reserve your seat for an evening of food, fun and dancing! Event open to Local 18 members only.

Date: Friday, September 20th 2019

Location: Michelangelos Banquet Centre; Hamilton, ON

Cost: $30.00 per couple

More info: your tickets includes: wonderful meal, drinks, DJ music and dancing and entry into door prize draws.

Thank You!

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A big thank you to all who attended the Picnic last Sunday at African Lion Safari! The weather held out, and we had appox. 400 guests in attendance. We hope everyone had a great day, especially the kids, with all of the fun activities that were available. Thank you again, and to our volunteers, as always. Looking forward to next year already!

Course Cancellation/No-Show Policy

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Please make note, that if you accept to attend a scheduled Local 18 training course, your seat is reserved for that class and you are required to attend all dates for the course. Should there be a reasonable/unforeseen reason that you cannot attend anymore (we understand, life can get busy), you cannot cancel your seat in the class online through the Member Portal. You must email or phone the hall to speak to the Training Coordinator directly to cancel your seat.

Training Coordinator, Shawn M: [email protected] / Hamilton Office: 905-522-0752 / Niagara Office: 905-641-1877

• We require no less than 24 hours of advanced notice to cancel your spot in a registered course. Please contact the office well in advance so we can open up your spot to another interested member in time. 

• Members who “no-show” or last minute cancellations (less than 24 hour notice before course start) will be charged a fee for last-minute/no-show cancellation. The fee amount is $50.00 for Local 18 instructed courses, and $100.00 for courses that required a 3rd-party instructor for the course. 

We kindly ask that all our members please be courteous of the instructors, organizers as well as other members who would have liked to have taken the course, and commit to showing up to participate. No-shows and last minute cancellations do not benefit anyone.

Vacation Pay Handout July 2019

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Members: Semi-annual vacation pay issue is this Friday, July 5th, and pickup is at our Hamilton Hall from 8:00am – 4:00pm. Please note that any cheques not picked up by 4:00pm will be mailed that evening to the current address on file.

Thank you.

“Courtesy” Training Reminder Emails

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Local 18 members: Please note, the reminder emails sent out before the start of a course you registered in are a courtesy email to remind you of your upcoming class starting. It is each member’s responsibility to mark down when their course dates are at the time of online registration, and to show up to each class on time. If you cannot attend a course you registered for, please give as much advanced notice of your cancellation as possible, to allow for other interested members to fill your seat.

Course Cancellations!

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Please note, we have cancelled two courses that were set to start this week due to lack of enrollment: Concrete Formwork and Propane. Please ensure that if you would like to attend a course, you register in advance so we can continue to offer course dates often for all Local 18 membership.