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.

2020 RJW Bursary Contest

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Attention Local 18 Members: The 2020 RJW Bursary is open to receive applications starting September 3! 100 – $2,000 bursaries will be awarded to supplement the cost of post-secondary education! Visit for more information and to apply. Good luck!

July 2020 Vacation Pay Procedure

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Local 18 Membership / Permit Members:

Please be advised that due to the current Covid-19 health crisis and social distancing/gathering restrictions, Local 18 will be MAILING all Vacation Pay cheques for the upcoming July payout.  All cheques will be mailed out on July 6th to the address we hold on file for members receiving a payment. If you have moved recently and require a change of address we must have your address change before June 30th; to do so please log into the Local 18 Members Portal online and update your address (Local 18 members), or contact either hall to advise of your change of address (permit members).

We kindly ask that you please do not arrive at either hall in an attempt to pick up your cheque in person, as we are not holding any cheques for in person pickup. Thank you for your understanding, and we wish you a safe and healthy summer.

Notice: Local 18 Summer Socials

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Local 18 Members:

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic and current restrictions on social gatherings, Local 18 Carpenters Union is CANCELLING ALL SOCIAL events until further notice. Unfortunately this means that the Fishing Derby, Annual Picnic and Annual Golf Tournament are cancelled unless otherwise notified. If the current restrictions are loosened to allow these events, you will receive notification by email/mail.
Sincere apologies from Local 18 Executive and Staff. Be Safe.

Local 18’s GWHMIS Update Training Policy

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Due to the recent developments regarding Covid-19 and Local 18 not being able to offer Upgrading and Safety Training at our Hamilton/Niagara Training Centre, Local 18 is aware that some members might have or will be having their GWHMIS certificate expire.

If Local 18 members update their GWHMIS online, Local 18 will reimburse the member for this training program. The members will need to supply Local 18 copies of the GWHMIS Update Certificate of training and proof of payment (receipt). Local 18 will cover up to $30.00 plus taxes.

Local 18 will continue this Policy until the time that Local 18 can start offering GWHMIS Update training at our Hamilton/Niagara Training Centers. All reimbursements will be forwarded to Alayna Kett and processed monthly.

If there are any other Training Certificates that members require to be eligible to get on or stay on job sites during these difficult times, members must receive pre-approval from the Business Manager, or their reimbursement payments may not be approved.