Mandatory Vaccination Related Layoffs and EI
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Mandatory Vaccination Related Layoffs and EI

From Tom Reid, International Vice President of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. TO ALL IBEW FIRST DISTRICT LOCAL UNIONS Greetings: There have been recent changes made by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) regarding Canada’s Employment Insurance system in light of COVID-19 and an employer’s mandatory vaccination policy. I strongly encourage Local Union Business…

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – Events and Actions
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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – Events and Actions

Dear Friends, This year, for the first time, September 30th, National Day for Truth and Reconciliation will be marked as a statutory holiday. This means many of you will have the chance to take the day to reflect on truth and reconciliation and on the genocidal legacy of Canada’s Indian Residential School System. We have compiled…

Labour Day Message from the First District
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Labour Day Message from the First District

Dear Sisters and Brothers: This Labour Day is our day to celebrate the accomplishments we have achieved together as part of the world’s oldest and largest electrical workers union and the greatest union in the world, the IBEW. We only have to look at the past year and a half while living and working through…

Honouring Kamloops Residential School Children, the Survivors, and Their Families

Many of us have been affected by the devastating news of the burial site found at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. There are truly no words appropriate for the immense loss and grief that this situation represents. The discovery of these 215 children is simply horrific It’s a stark reminder of the past that…

Electrical upgrades at the Women’s Shelter in Kamloops
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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…

Get Flushed Campaign

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…

IBEW 993 Received BC Breaking Barriers Award
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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…

Kamloops & District Labour Council Flag
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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…