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Local News

The Future of the UA, from an Apprentice Perspective 
May 10, 2012  

 

UA Special Called Meeting Toronto April 25, 26, 2012 apprentices attending from across Canada in a half day discussion group share their thoughts and feelings on their organization. 
 
As Apprentices you are the future of the UA, our future leaders, and our future workforce that will continue to build and maintain this country. You will play a vital role in the years to come in our successes or failures.  Our Industry has changed. Today we are here to discuss change with you and we are here to listen.

 

 

A.      Why are you a member of the UA?

 

         Health & Welfare Benefits********

         Pension********

         Safe work environment/Safety Training****

         Family member suggested it****

         Fair Wages****

         Job security****

         Strength in numbers, being a part of a team***

         Looking for a career not a job***

         Brotherhood/Sisterhood*

         Higher Skills Level- Training*

         Good worker rights representation*

         Hands on personality good fit

         Equality

         Leadership direction

         Contractor worked for required it

         Change of career

         Opportunity to expand/grow career

         Belonging to an evolving/elite workforce

 

B.      Are you satisfied being a member of the UA? Yes or No and please explain.

 

         Yes, good training opportunities***

         Yes, proud to be UA member**

         Yes, wages are good ***

         Yes, enjoy the job security**

         Yes, enjoy the benefits**

         Yes, however apprentices should have a voice and vote**

         Yes, happy to belong but change is necessary*

         Yes, pride of my involvement and work

         Yes, only if the UA is actually willing to make changes

         Yes, SFE needs greater enforcement

         Yes, lots work opportunities

         Yes, however, better in field training would be positive

         Yes, very productive and essential to moving organization forward

         Yes, however fear amalgamation with larger local

         Yes, well respected in the industry

         Somewhat satisfied, training is ok, SFE need better enforcement

         Yes, learnt so much about construction in general, am more well rounded

         Yes, to a point some take membership for granted

         Yes, but many things need to change

         Yes, enjoy the representation of the Local union

         Yes, because I am proud to be a member but not proud to be associated with slackers

         Yes, been employed for 5 year, no because of steady decline in Market share

         Yes, but did I board a sinking ship?

         Yes, however there is a lack of pride among apprentices/journeyperson

         Yes, however negativity driving away membership

 

C.      Looking at your long term goals what do you hope to get out of your membership?

      Good Benefits Health & Welfare & Pension******

      Better education/career/ diversified qualifications*****

      Personal & professional success/growth ****

      Long term employment***

      Long term experience/employment***

      Voice and vote for apprentices***

  2nd year apprentice vote

      Steady work opportunities *

      To build a strong bond with union brothers/sisters*

      Fair Wages

      Help the industry grow

      Growth and setting the bar for future generations

      Friendship

      Same effort made by each member

      Getting involved in the business side of the Local

 

 

 

 

 

D.      What could your Local Union do to engage you to become more involved at the Local union level?

 

      Apprentice voice and vote******

      Apprentice representation***

      Attending more conferences such as these*** - apprentice networking

      Why would a attend a meeting when my opinion is not even considered

      Mandatory union meetings/ consequences for none attendance

      Rewarded for attending union meetings*

      More apprentice only meetings

      Incentive driven activities

      Show us the leadership way and lead by example

      Hold monthly events, activities so apprentices can interact and bond*

      More informative union meetings

      SFE needs to be enforced properly

      Technological advancements  - communication

      Live online meetings for those apprentices that cannot attend in person*

      Instill a greater sense of personal ownership and responsibility

      Better instruction in terms we understand speak in layman terms

      Apprentice column in the UA Journal

      Leadership and Business Development

      Back

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Tel: 306-569-0624
Fax: 306-781-8052
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Email: mail@ualocal79.ca

 

Local News

The Future of the UA, from an Apprentice Perspective 
May 10, 2012  

 

UA Special Called Meeting Toronto April 25, 26, 2012 apprentices attending from across Canada in a half day discussion group share their thoughts and feelings on their organization. 
 
As Apprentices you are the future of the UA, our future leaders, and our future workforce that will continue to build and maintain this country. You will play a vital role in the years to come in our successes or failures.  Our Industry has changed. Today we are here to discuss change with you and we are here to listen.

 

 

A.      Why are you a member of the UA?

 

         Health & Welfare Benefits********

         Pension********

         Safe work environment/Safety Training****

         Family member suggested it****

         Fair Wages****

         Job security****

         Strength in numbers, being a part of a team***

         Looking for a career not a job***

         Brotherhood/Sisterhood*

         Higher Skills Level- Training*

         Good worker rights representation*

         Hands on personality good fit

         Equality

         Leadership direction

         Contractor worked for required it

         Change of career

         Opportunity to expand/grow career

         Belonging to an evolving/elite workforce

 

B.      Are you satisfied being a member of the UA? Yes or No and please explain.

 

         Yes, good training opportunities***

         Yes, proud to be UA member**

         Yes, wages are good ***

         Yes, enjoy the job security**

         Yes, enjoy the benefits**

         Yes, however apprentices should have a voice and vote**

         Yes, happy to belong but change is necessary*

         Yes, pride of my involvement and work

         Yes, only if the UA is actually willing to make changes

         Yes, SFE needs greater enforcement

         Yes, lots work opportunities

         Yes, however, better in field training would be positive

         Yes, very productive and essential to moving organization forward

         Yes, however fear amalgamation with larger local

         Yes, well respected in the industry

         Somewhat satisfied, training is ok, SFE need better enforcement

         Yes, learnt so much about construction in general, am more well rounded

         Yes, to a point some take membership for granted

         Yes, but many things need to change

         Yes, enjoy the representation of the Local union

         Yes, because I am proud to be a member but not proud to be associated with slackers

         Yes, been employed for 5 year, no because of steady decline in Market share

         Yes, but did I board a sinking ship?

         Yes, however there is a lack of pride among apprentices/journeyperson

         Yes, however negativity driving away membership

 

C.      Looking at your long term goals what do you hope to get out of your membership?

      Good Benefits Health & Welfare & Pension******

      Better education/career/ diversified qualifications*****

      Personal & professional success/growth ****

      Long term employment***

      Long term experience/employment***

      Voice and vote for apprentices***

  2nd year apprentice vote

      Steady work opportunities *

      To build a strong bond with union brothers/sisters*

      Fair Wages

      Help the industry grow

      Growth and setting the bar for future generations

      Friendship

      Same effort made by each member

      Getting involved in the business side of the Local

 

 

 

 

 

D.      What could your Local Union do to engage you to become more involved at the Local union level?

 

      Apprentice voice and vote******

      Apprentice representation***

      Attending more conferences such as these*** - apprentice networking

      Why would a attend a meeting when my opinion is not even considered

      Mandatory union meetings/ consequences for none attendance

      Rewarded for attending union meetings*

      More apprentice only meetings

      Incentive driven activities

      Show us the leadership way and lead by example

      Hold monthly events, activities so apprentices can interact and bond*

      More informative union meetings

      SFE needs to be enforced properly

      Technological advancements  - communication

      Live online meetings for those apprentices that cannot attend in person*

      Instill a greater sense of personal ownership and responsibility

      Better instruction in terms we understand speak in layman terms

      Apprentice column in the UA Journal

      Leadership and Business Development

      Back

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