Nisku boilermakers apply for union certification

This is the third unionization effort from the Boilermakers Local 146 this summer.

Earlier this week, the Alberta Labour Relations Board released their latest new applications report and in it was a new application for unionization.

The application was submitted on 2 September 2022 by Lodge 146 of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers, and Helpers, otherwise known as The Boilermakers. They’re applying for union certification for a group of 5 workers employed by TIW Steel Platework Inc.

TIW delivers multi-trade installation, maintenance, and repair services and is a fully integrated unit of engineering, procurement, and construction of field erected steel platework structures.

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The union is organizing for all the maintenance boilermakers at TIW, which is headquartered in St. Catherines, Ontario but has a western regional branch in Nisku, just south of Edmonton.

This follows two other certification applications filed by the Boilermakers earlier this summer: one for Edmonton workers and one for Fort Saskatchewan workers.

Since the ALRB doesn’t archive their new application reports on their website, here’s a copy of the most recent one.

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By Kim Siever

Kim Siever is an independent queer journalist based in Lethbridge, Alberta. He writes daily news articles, focusing on politics and labour.

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