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Electrical upgrades at the Women’s Shelter in Kamloops

The IBEW 993 Women’s Committee partnered with the Women in Trades Training (WITT) at the Thompson Rivers University. The partnership’s goal was to complete electrical upgrades at the Women’s Shelter. Alison Klie, a member of the IBEW 993 Women’s committee and Red Seal Electrician, started organizing the project in 2019. Along with everything else, COVID-19

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2021 Day of Mourning

To All my Brothers and Sisters on this Annual Day of Mourning Every year on the day of mourning I am reminded of my own story of what this day means to me. Back in the spring of 1998 my brother Dwight Hilton was killed in an Industrial accident. He was clearing a jam on

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Get Flushed Campaign

In conjunction with the BC Building Trades, we have developed a campaign to provide wash cars on construction sites and move away from the current industry trend of porta-potty usage. There is nothing more important to us than your health, safety and well-being. Membership in IBEW 993 means you earn a livable wage, have a

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IBEW 993 Received BC Breaking Barriers Award

IBEW LU 993 was nominated and won the BC Breaking Barrier award. This award is provided to an outstanding organization or individual for their work in tackling systemic or institutional racism and reducing barriers for communities that experience marginalization. Speaking on behalf of IBEW 993 Business Manager Glen Hilton said the IBEW LU 993 team

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Kamloops & District Labour Council Flag

Glen Hilton, the Business Manager and Financial Agent for IBEW LU 993, holding our new flag for the Kamloops & District Labour Council. Several locals from various unions associated with the KDLC have purchased flags to be used during special events. IBEW 993’s affiliation with local labour councils in our jurisdiction helps ensure that we

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LNG Canada’s Restart Plan Approved

LNG Canada and JGC I Fluor Joint Venture have received approval for their construction restart plan from the Office of the Public Health Officer and Northern Health. This follows a workforce and work activities reduction associated with the Provincial Health Officer’s Industrial Projects Restart Order, which applied to five major industrial projects in British Columbia,

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COVID-19 in Construction Compensation Claims Resource Guide

To assist our affiliated unions through the COVID-19 crisis, the BC Building Trades Council has provided a host of resources. The purpose of this document is to ensure business managers and business agents have the information they need to inform their members about the Workers’ Compensation Board’s (“WorkSafeBC”) claims management during the COVID-19 crisis. This

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New Work Opportunities at Pennsylvania Chemicals (Cracker Plant)

On September 11, 2020, Tom Reid First District International Vice President announced to all IBEW First District Inside Construction Local Unions: There are new opportunities for Canadian IBEW members to go down to Pennsylvania to work on the Pennsylvania Cracker plant. Mr. Mark Selbert of Great Arrow Builders has notified our office that extensions for

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