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…

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…

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…

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…

Wayne de Delley, 1943-2020
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Wayne de Delley, 1943-2020

Wayne de Delley passed away on December 11, 2020. Survived by wife Diane, sons Shannon (Prapaijit), Corey, Justin, daughter Tara, granddaughters Harmony, Shealagh, Amelie and great granddaughter Summer. Predeceased by son Todd and daughter Shirley. Wayne was born in Brandon, Manitoba and grew up in a large family around Douglas. After marrying Diane, they headed…