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Local 506 News

Union Meetings


Going forward all General Union meetings are cancelled until further notice.

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Nominees for the Executive Board Trustee are as follows and you will be choosing one (1)
Brad Cruickshank
Dave Waite
Darren Wotherspoon
Felix Yumul

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Memorandum of Settlement


Here is a link to the Memorandum of Agreement between the Joint Bargaining Committee and Vancouver shipyards
A ratification meeting will be held on Saturday October 27, 2018 at the UA 170 Auditorium 1658 Foster’s Way, Annacis Island Delta:
Meeting Time: 9:00am to 12:00 noon, doors open at 8:00am to check in and distribute ballots.

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Collective Agreement


Here is a link to the new collective aggreement negotiated between Vancouver Shipyards and the local unions including Local 506

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VSY Council of Unions Meeting Notice


Members at yesterday's (July 19) union meeting heard from President John McKay and Vice-President Chris Darbyson that the company is being intransigent and unyielding in contract negotiations.
The VSY Council of Unions are contending that the company is bargaining in bad faith and that negotiations have reached an impasse.
Therefore in order to move things forward the VSY Council of Unions have scheduled a meeting on Saturday, July 28 from 9:00 am. to 10:30 a.m. at the IUOE Local 115 Hall, 4333 Ledger Avenue, Burnaby.

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Local 506 Communication Committee Meeting


Monday, January 29, 2018 - 3:30 p.m.

 CMAW Local Union 506 Marine & Shipbuilders
1450 Kootenay Street
Vancouver, BC

Are you a Facebook Follower, A Twitter Tweeter, A Youtube Yogi, or An Instagram Ingenue, A Web Wizard or just interested in helping your local union get out its message to the membership and the public.  Come join the communication committee.  Remember lack of proper communications leads to rumour and speculation.

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Harry Ghoukassian Retires


Here are some photos from Harry Ghoukassian's retirement party in the lunch room at Vancouver Shipyards November 24, 2017.




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Roger Tredgido Retires


Longtime Labourer Roger Tregidgo had his retirement party on December 1 at the Pemberton Station Pub. Business Agent Butch Sidey presented Roger with a token of the local's appreciation for his years of service.




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Sir John Franklin Lauched


On December 8, 2017 dignitaries from the federal and provincial governments, the Squamish Nation, Canadian Coast Guard, and Seaspan joined Local 506 members in launching the Sir John Franklin an ocean science vessel. This is the first ship launched under the National Shipbuilding Program.

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Our 70 Years of History About to Come Alive


Business Agent Butch Sidey and Communications Chair David Maidman are pleased to announce that Dr. Chris Madsen has been contracted to write a book about Local 506’s history.  This project was initiated at our June membership meeting and the book will celebrate our 70th year in 2018.

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