NEW BUSINESS manager/secretary-treasurers from across Canada attended a training course in Toronto August 1 to prepare for their lodge leadership roles. International Vice President - Canada Joseph Maloney called for and hosted the training.
The instruction focused on the International’s structure and service; policies and procedures; membership and financial reporting; grievance handling and duty of fair representation; steward training; the Canadian Boilermaker website; National Maintenance and General Presidents’ agreements; jurisdictional assignment plans; project labor agreements; the owner-client contact database; and Boilermaker craft jurisdiction. The business managers completed an additional day of training in September.
Business managers attending were: Roy Grills, L-128 (Toronto); Hugh MacDonald, L-146 (Edmonton, Alberta); Robert Taylor, L-191 (Victoria, British Columbia); Jerry Flaherty, L-203 (St. John’s, Newfoundland); Mike Feiffer, L-555 (Winnipeg, Manitoba); and Tony Andrade, D10 (Eastern Canada). Also attending from L-128 were Stirling Munn, Dalas Santavy and Rob Hache.
International staff attending and presenting were: IVP Joseph Maloney, IR Kent Oliver, AD-CSO/CAN Cory Channon, D-CAISOLS Arnie Stadnick, D-JS-CSO Marty Stanton, ED-CSO Mark Vandiver and IR Richard MacIntosh. Also presenting were Jason McInnis and Blair Allin from the National Heath & Safety Department and Jonathan White and Jim Beauchamp from National Training.