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Why We Postponed the February 21 Rally: Negotiations Update from John Grimshaw

The November 30th Queen’s Park demonstration and our tireless lobbying efforts have been successful. Minister of Labour, Kevin Flynn, has agreed to facilitate a mediated meeting with all the unions representing Ontario building trades. As a gesture of good faith, the Progressive Certified Trades Coalition (PCTC) has decided to postpone the February 21 rally. TheRead 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 …


Parents and Expectant Parents: Childcare Survey Available Online

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) has partnered with the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU) to find ways to improve support for member-families with child care responsibilities and for Canadian families more generally. With this in mind, the CRRU is conducting an online survey of parents and parents-to-be across the country who areRead more …


IBEW Members Chosen for Governor General Leadership Conference

Brother Aaron Zboch-Alves, a journeyman electrician from Local 353 Toronto, Ontario,  and Brother Greg McFarlane, a journeyman electrician from Local 2085 Winnipeg, MB, were chosen with approximately 250 people to participate in the prestigious, two-week long Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference (GGCLC), which was created to broaden the perspectives of future leaders in business, unionsRead more …


Taxation of Health Care Benefits

Just prior to the Federal governments winter break, the National Post printed an article (Click HERE for article) about the Liberal government possibly taxing health and dental benefits as a source of federal revenue. On December 13, 2016, just days after this article was published, IBEW Canada met with key staff in the office ofRead more …


IBEW Wins Indigenous Inclusion Award

Nationwide efforts by the IBEW to deepen ties with aboriginal communities in Canada have earned recognition for taking initiative to improve outreach and advancing indigenous people in the workplace. Based on an in-depth review of the work of IBEW local unions — the first of its kind for a union in Canada — a “barometerRead more …


Local 529 Receives Accolades for a Job Well Done!

  Local 529 received accolades from a contractor/project manager commending a great job by local union members on the Saskatoon Civic Centre project. Project Manager Andrew Fettback, an IBEW Local 213 electrician, submitted a report on the success of the project. Here is what Fettback wrote: “When asked to write up a summary on ourRead more …


Local 37 Promotes and Adheres to IBEW Code of Excellence

Over the next year, Local 37 in Fredericton, New Brunswick, will be rolling out the Code of Excellence to its membership of approximately 2,200. Earlier this fall, Local 37 organized four focus groups consisting of Local 37 members from every corner of their province. The purpose of these focus groups was to see what excellenceRead more …


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