Machinists Union District Lodge 250 offers a warm welcome to our newest Members at Belcor Industries, now part of the Wexxar/Bel brand.
The Wexxar side of the operations has been part of the Machinists Union since 2006. A joint vote was held to extend the Bargaining Unit to include both operations. The result of 70 to 9, in favour of the Machinists, brought the 51 workers at Belcor into our Wexxar bargaining unit.
Business Representatives Paul Pelletreau and Andrew Tricker deserve a lot of credit for the obstacles they overcame to organize this unit. They surmounted a language barrier with the predominantly Cantonese speaking workforce to win their support. The professional and consistent servicing of the Wexxar unit since 2006 showed what being a Member of the Machinists means.
It takes a steady hand plus time to build trust. We Machinists have both.