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NEXT UNION MEETING IS MAY 24th @ 7pm @ Union Office

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Retirements

Peter Nicoll has decided it’s time to retire after 30 years with HRFE and will be heading off to enjoy it at the end of the month. We wish him the very best and hope he comes back to visit often.

Promotions

  • John Bowser and Craig March have been promoted to Training Officer.
  • Chris Johnson has been promoted to Captain at station 28.
  • Nick Antoft will be promoted to District Captain E Platoon on May 30th.
  • George Kharma will be promoted to Captain 2 June 12th and moving to E Platoon.
  • James White, Dave Pace, Jay Brown, Matt Parker and Steve Moore will be promoted to Lieutenant June 12th.

Congratulations to each of them for their hard work!

The following members are successful candidates on the Lieutenants list. Congratulations.

Jay Brown David Pace Matt Parker Stephen Moore
James White Brad Simms Adam Bowes Kelvin Dion
Joel Campbell James Mailman Andrew MacDonald Craig March
Pat Conrad Mike Dorey Joe Barbati Duane Dodge
Geoff Garber Drew MacCulloch Jason Moores Harry Creemer
Adam MacNeil Mark Haverstock Kevin Guy Sherry Dean
Debra Archibald Annette Thompson Sherry Thibault  

New 4% Engineers.

Joel Doyle and Joe Barbati have accepted a 4% positions on B Platoon.

Thane Upshaw has accepted a 4% position on C Platoon.

New Recruits

A new class of 20 recruits are just over 1 month into their recruit training. We would like to welcome the following members into the IAFF Local 268

Russell Brown Amanda Christoff Alex Dempsey Tyler Deveau
James Fenerty Collin Gates Brett Hartlen Stephane Hogue
Gregory Jennings Michael Johnson Simon Leblanc Craig MacIsaac
Shawn Mather Jeremy McAvoy Scott Nause Dana Pollex
Jesalah Rada Matthew Sidney Kavan Vienneau Rainie Williams

Collective Agreement

The Negotiating Committee has completed initial meetings with Management and has sent a full contract proposal for consideration. We are waiting to hear back, but do expect additional meetings to go over questions arising from the proposal. Once again, we ask for your patience. We cannot give any specific details as the CA will continue to be a moving document until it is presented for ratification by both sides.

Grievances

2017-01 – Vacation Allotment, settled

2017-02 – Wrongful use of standby list, step 1

Events

April 29, 2017 – Annual Local 268 Dinner Retirement and Recognition

The annual retirement and recognition dinner was held April 29th and was a big success. Great stories from retirees Sean Dacey, John Wynn, John MacNeil, Darrell Geddes, Steve Auton and a classic so long from (Jim) Moon McKenna sealed the evening. The second annual poutine bar was enjoyed by all. Thank you to the Social Committee for your excellent work and commitment.

A special thank you to the Honour Guard, Pipe and Drums Band and Bruce Sangster for attending the Westray Memorial on May 9th

May 24, 2017 – The Tema Conter Memorial Trust Education Program and Gala

Cunard Centre Halifax 7:00pm. This is a great cause, so please try to attend if at all possible. You can find more on this incredible organization at www.tema.ca     

June 16, 2017 Help Our Heroes Charity Golf Tournament

Granite Springs Golf Course 9:00am.100% of proceeds from this event will be in support of Fire, Police, EHS, Military & Corrections battle PTSD and job related illnesses. Please contact Bobby MacKenzie if you have any questions.

September 10, 2017 – Canadian Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service

Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency (HRFE) service will be the Honourary Host of the CFFF Memorial Weekend to be held in Ottawa. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion and the loss of 9 Halifax firefighers. If you are interested in attending please contact your shop steward.

December 6, 2017 – HRFE Fallen Firefigher Ceremony

2017 is the centennial year of the Halifax Explosion. This will be a very important event marking a significant loss for our department. We are expecting firefighters from Boston, and maritime provinces to join us in remembering those who have given the ultimate sacrifice. We will continue to keep you updated with details, but encourage you now to mark this day in your calendar to attend.

Union Meeting

The next union meeting will be held May 24th at the union office on Prince Albert Rd. 7pm. This is an important meeting to approve the budget, and Constitution and Bylaws. Please make an effort to attend. Badges will be handed out at the start of the meeting to members who haven’t received them or needed corrections.

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