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.

Red Seal Preparation Course in December

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Local 18 is offering the Red Seal Preparation Course for General Carpenter in December.

The course is one week (40 hours) and will run from December 4 – December 8, 8am – 4:30pm daily.

Participants will receive $940 for the week to offset lost wages while taking the course.

To sign up, please reach out to our training coordinator Tom Schoenholz at 905-522-0752 ext.226 or email at [email protected]

Children’s Christmas Party

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It’s almost time to Fa la la la la!

Sunday December 3rd, 2023 marks our annual Christmas party for the children. It will be held at the Hamilton Union Auxiliary Building. The party is open to all members, their spouses, children and grandchildren.

Activities included will be:
• Time with Santa
• A Christmas Gift
• Crafts
• Elves and Face Painting
• Food and Refreshments

Don’t forget you MUST pre-register by Friday November 3rd, so that Santa’s Union Elves can make the toys on schedule!

Mark’s Exclusive Limited Time Savings

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Mark’s is offering a 25% member discount on regular priced merchandise from June 18th-July 1st, 2023.

In order to receive the 25 % off during the 2 weeks, please ensure your digital discount card, physical discount card, or a copy of this event flyer is shown at time of purchase.

Statement to Local 18 Members: ICI

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Local 18 Members: Please see statement issued to members on May 5th, 2022 in regards to all members of the UBCJA working in the ICI sector: May 5 2022 Statement to Members ICI Strike

Press Release also issued by CDCO President Mike Yorke May 5, 2022:

Local 18 Members: Please log into your Local 18 Members Portal account for further members only information and Local 18 Strike By-Laws

Local 18 Offices Open for Business

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Local 18 Hamilton and Niagara offices are open to assist our membership, and for member and public entries into the building. We kindly ask, should you enter any of our offices and buildings, that you please continue to adhere to the social distancing and safety procedures in place, which continue to keep our staff and membership safe. We ask that you still utilize phone and email communication for your inquires when able to, as we move forward together.

Our office hours remain as follows:

Monday – Thursday: 8:00am-4:30pm

Friday: 8:00am-4:00pm