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January 21, 2017 Women’s March on Washington: Canadian Labour Congress

Statement from Barb Byers and Marie Clarke Walker, Canadian Labour Congress On Saturday, January 21, 2017, people of all genders, ages, races, abilities, backgrounds, and orientations will take part in the Women’s March on Washington and solidarity marches in more than 380 cities around the world. Barb will be marching in Vancouver, Marie will beRead more …


Ontario Legislation Could ‘Make My Apprenticeship Useless’

Toronto Local 353 Business Manager Steven Martin isn’t just dismayed the Legislative Assembly of Ontario passed a measure that might compromise public safety and harm the livelihood of trade unionists. He’s equally upset that it was pushed by the majority Liberal Party and Premier Kathleen Wynne, whom the IBEW once saw as political allies. “WeRead more …


Trotter and Morton Employees Choose IBEW Local 213

Port Coquitlam, B.C. – Electrical trades employees at Burnaby-based Trotter and Morton Electrical Constructors Ltd. have voted to join the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 213, adding more than 300 brothers and sisters to Local 213’s membership. The employees were previously represented by the Canada West Construction Union. In a ballot conducted under theRead more …


Strength, Safety in Numbers: Local 424

Unions are based on the concept that there’s strength in numbers, but there’s safety in numbers too — especially during challenging times. When the going gets tough, the tough get organized. Considering the current slowdown in Alberta’s economy, Scott Crichton, assistant business manager of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) 424, says unions stillRead more …


Attention IBEW Members: Your Chance to Win a Harley

Each year, the IBEW Canada holds a raffle for IBEW members. With tickets at a cost of $100 each, and only 500 tickets being sold – IBEW members have the chance to win one of two $5000 cash prizes or the ultimate prize of a 2017 Harley Davidson FL-Street Glide Special. You must be anRead more …


IBEW 2017 Projected Meetings

February 20, 2017       Western Winter School   February 21, 2017     Hotel Grand Pacific, Victoria, BC   February 22, 2017       Western Canada Utility, Telephone and Cable Conference   February 24, 2017     Hotel Grand Pacific, Victoria, BC   March 30, 2017                      Construction Conference   April 1, 2017     Read more …


Local 254 Keeps Lights On At The Calgary Stampede Year After Year

You may not know where Calgary is geographically, but anyone hearing the name associates the city with the Calgary Stampede. The annual 10-day festival takes place every July. On June 20, 2013, southern Alberta suffered one of the worst natural disasters in Canadian history, wreaking havoc in Calgary’s downtown core and leaving much of StampedeRead more …


Seasons Greetings: IVP Daniels

Season’s Greetings: On behalf of the First District Office, I would like to wish you all a happy holiday season as you celebrate with your family and friends. I would also like to thank all IBEW members for your loyalty and dedication to the IBEW during the past year, as you continue to work hard bothRead more …


Young Leaders Wanted: A Week at Parliament Hill

Opportunity for High School Children of CBTU Affiliate Members – Forum for Young Canadians As part of an ongoing commitment to member service and value, the Canadian Building Trades Union (CBTU) have negotiated a sponsorship for three (3) CBTU family members’ children to take part in an important initiative for High School students as partRead more …


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