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Western Canada Apprentice Competition Winners

2015 UA Western Canada Apprentice Competition Winners!

The UA Western Canada Apprentice Competition was held at the UA Piping Industry College of BC last month and members from across the region took part. “Congratulations to the winners and to all the apprentices who competed. We were so very impressed by your skills and with your enthusiasm and energy throughout the competition,” said Executive Director, Al Philips of the UA Piping Industry College of British Columbia. This year’s competition was made possible by UA members Chris Henriksen (Local 179), Chris Waples (Local 488), Steve Ducharme (Local 254), Matt Buss (Local 516), Jamie McPherson (Local 324) and Alisdair Reid (Local 324) who helped with the planning, co-ordination and judging of the competition. UAPICBC instructors, staff and volunteers also put in a lot time and hard work planning and hosting this successful event. The UA Canada was proud to sponsor the events alongside UA Locals 170, 516, 179, 254, 324 …


UA Creates Luck for Irish Workers

After selling property and spending thousands of dollars to move their families across the Atlantic for promised, permanent full time work in Saskatchewan, 21 Irish plumbers, pipefitters and welders were laid off in 2012.r en Saskatchewan un emploi permanent à temps plein qu’on leur avait promis, 21 travailleurs plombiers, tuyauteurs et soudeurs irlandais ont été mis à pied en 2012.