Passing of Johnny Barron

Johnny Barron passed away suddenly on Sunday April 22.

Johnny as he was known to just about everyone who knew him put over 30 years in at IPSCO as a  machinist in the Steel Division. He was always willing to lighten up the day with a joke.

We are saddened by his passing.

As more information becomes available regarding funeral arrangements it will be posted here.

Job Evaluation meeting results

The job evaluation committee met with Company representatives today and were able to agree on the following jobs

  • Inspector 1 in Spiral Mill Line of Progression – JC 10  (was JC 9)
  • Inspector 2 in Spiral Mill Line of Progression – JC 11  (was JC 10)
  • Inspector 3 in Spiral Mill Line of Progression – JC 13  (No change)
  • Inspector 4 in Spiral Mill Line of Progression – JC 15  (No change)
  • Inspector 5 in Spiral Mill Line of Progression – JC 16  (was JC 5)

The next meeting is scheduled for March 15

Contracting out Grievance resolution

The Grievance Committee has resolved a dispute at step 2 where a contractor was untilized to do  bargaining unit work (weld repair) when a 5890 member had entered his name for overime in the overtime book. The agrieved brother was paid the appropriate rate and hours as a resolution.

A quote from Adolph Hitler

“We must close Union Offices, confiscate their money, and put their leaders in prison. We must reduce workers salaries and take away their right to strike”

Adolph Hitler May 2 1933

Ask yourself this…..Are we as workers in Saskatchewan and Canada going to wait until we hear these words from our government before we act to preserve our standard of living and those of our children and grand children? Because it is already happening in the United States.

Documents Show HD Mining Only Planned on Hiring Its First Canadian Underground Miner in Its 5th Year | BC Federation of Labour

Documents Show HD Mining Only Planned on Hiring Its First Canadian Underground Miner in Its 5th Year | BC Federation of Labour.

Heres a couple of CBC investigative reports that were broadcast across Canada. The Steelworkers and USW District 3 Director Steve Hunt helped with information and resources.

USW Holiday Office Hours

Corey Liebrecht will be out of the office December 25th, 2012 and Jan 1st, 2013. Union office support staff Denise Manz will be out of the office from noon December 21st, 2012 to January 2nd, 2013 inclusive. District 3 Staff Rep. Sonny Rioux will be out of the office from Dec 8th 2012 to Jan 14th, 2013 inclusive. All Executive & Committee members can be reached at the following listed numbers and emails. here.