USW Local 1-2017
Suite 100, 1777 3rd Avenue
Prince George, BC V2L 3G7
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Please review the attached Bulletin supplied by USW District 3 in regards to the COVID-19 and benefits available for workers in British Columbia:
Dear Sisters and Brothers;
Due to the rapid advancement of the COVID-19 Virus the Local Union has made the decision to postpone the Annual Convention of USW Local 1-2017 that was scheduled for April 25 & 26 in Prince George.
Please click on the link to read more.
February 20, 2020
Attention: All Hampton Ft. St. James USW Members
The Local Union has met with the new owners of the mill on three different occasions over the last few months to discuss issues such as; plans to rebuild, seniority retention, permanent plant closure, etc.
As you can imagine, the issues are complex. We have to ensure that the Collective Agreement remains in place and is followed both now and going forward, all while trying to achieve some interim assistance for our members that could be seen as being outside of the Collective Agreement. And at the same time, trying to ensure that Industry does not view such payments as precedent-setting initiatives.
Although there was no agreement to extend seniority retention beyond the terms of the Collective Agreement, through cooperative discussions with the company they are providing a significant “benevolent payment” to all members at Hampton (formerly Conifex) Ft. St. James.
Employment Opportunities in PRINCE GEORGE, KAMLOOPS, and KELOWNA
The BC Regional Council of Carpenters is seeking individuals interested in working as an Overhead Door Technician. Please click the link below for more information.
December 4, 2019
ATTENTION: WALTER ENERGY MEMBERS
RE: WALTER ENERGY SEVERANCE PAY! IT'S HAPPENING!!!!!
The Local Union is happy to share this latest update with all of you. The Court Appointed Monitor which makes the payments to people that Walter Energy and Wolverine Mine owed money to is starting to process cheques to pay the termination and severance pay that our members are owed.