Since 1989, NOWA has been an employee-operated workers' association representing the contract and long-term employees of Levert Group. NOWA prides itself in having proactively maintained a good working negotiation relationship with Levert Group. We have always managed to obtain our contracts without the use of strikes, work-to-rule, and/or loss of production. We strive to continue fostering this positive working rapport between Levert and its employees, to assure continuity of work for NOWA members.
NOWA membership began as the Northern Ontario Workers' Association. In 2013, our membership has expanded to represent Levert employees in Newfoundland and Labrador, via NOWA Local 33. Currently, Levert employees are stationed all across Canada and internationally.
All employees, pursuant to the Collective Agreements, pay Union Dues. During the pre-screening and hiring process, Levert employees receive a printed copy of the latest NOWA-Levert Collective Agreement.
NOWA works with Levert to develop a fair and equitable collective agreement for its membership. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the NOWA-Levert Collective Agreement, which was provided in printed form upon initial hiring. If you do not have a copy, please contact your recruiter.
NOWA recognizes that health, safety and training are key components to the well-being of its membership. In collaboration with Levert, NOWA provides financial support in the form of safety awards and training/education bursaries to invest in its membership.
For Ontario as well as Newfoundland and Labrador members, all Levert employees are automatically eligible for safety awards upon achieving 1000, 2000, 4000, 6000, and 8000 hours of safe work. The monetary award amounts are $20, $25, $40, $50, and $100 respectively. The winners are notified once a year. The initiative is funded by both NOWA and Levert equally.
As of 2014, NOWA and Levert have developed their bursary program to invest in NOWA members by providing funding for training and education. The initiative is funded by NOWA and Levert equally. Interested? Apply for the NOWA-Levert bursary program today!
From industrial training to post-secondary education, NOWA encourages its membership to further their education and to upgrade their credentials or to obtain new qualifications.
The amount of each bursary is dependent on the number of applications received, the funds available that year, and the tuition/cost of each course or program (including required class materials).
Eligibility and priority for the NOWA Bursary Program is as follows:
Acceptable education programs include:
Bursary amounts and the determination of applications will be made in November of each year. Applications can be made at any time in a calendar year.
This bursary program is a jointly and equally funded program by NOWA and Levert Group.
Elections take place on the 2nd Monday in January, every four years.
The election for the Officers of NOWA (President, Vice-President, Treasurer) is scheduled for January 9, 2017. Nominations must be made in accordance with our Constitution.
For details, contact your local representative.
Once the new administration was in place, one of the first things on the to-do list was to develop a brand new website. NOWA administrators understand the importance of commmunicating news to the NOWA membership effectively. This website aims to make NOWA news easily accessible to members, regardless of where you are in the world.
If you have any questions about NOWA, please contact your Levert recruiter or contact NOWA directly.
Feel free to contact your NOWA representative with your questions and/or concerns. We will respond promptly to your inquiries.
Kenneth R. Valin, President
Spencer R. Webster, Treasurer/Secretary
5118 Highway 69 North, PO Box 2005, Hanmer, Ontario, P3P 1B0
Ed McDonald, Vice President & Business Agent, NOWA and its Local 33
PO Box 20029, Grandfall's Windsor, NL, A2B 1KZ
This website was crafted by Tim Yeung Design.