2022 IBEW 40th International Convention

Posted by Darryl on May 21, 2022

The 2022 IBEW 40th International Convention took place in Chicago Illinois from May 9 to May 13. Attended by over 2000 registered and unregistered delegates, representing 539 out of 797 IBEW locals.

Speakers included the Mayor of Chicago, the Governor of Illinois, and the President of the United States, Joe Biden. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also sent a video message addressing the convention, as he was in Ukraine at the time. Among the other speakers were labour leaders from the AFL, CLC, Ireland, Denmark, and Australia.

During the keynote speech by Lonnie Stephenson, the International President of the IBEW, at the 2022 International Convention, Local 993 was mentioned as standing out among all the other locals in the USA and Canada for our work and accomplishments with inclusion and diversity.

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Chris Sherman’s Parents

Posted by Darryl on May 3, 2022

Here’s a pic of our Training Coordinator Chris Sherman’s, parents decked out in the latest 993 gear

 

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2022 Day of Mourning

Posted by Darryl on April 26, 2022

Today is the National Day of Mourning on with several ceremonies in our jurisdiction. Every year workers mark April 28 by gathering in memory of those who died, and in solidarity with those who were injured or became ill as a result of their job.

Over the past two years, we have lost friends, colleagues and family members to the pandemic, many of whom got sick at work. Others are still dealing with the effects of long-COVID. While we look forward to gathering together in their honour, we ask everyone in attendance to respect local health guidelines and gather safely. (Include your own specific guidelines here, as desired – masking, social distancing, capacity limits, etc)

Each year more than 1,000 workers are killed at work, and hundreds of thousands more are injured or made sick as a result of their jobs. Employers must take responsibility for identifying and eliminating hazards in their workplaces and in their supply chains.

Ceremonies in our Jurisdiction

Prince George

THURSDAY, APRIL 28TH
10:00 am
Wreath laying ceremony and moment of silence
Worker’s Memorial Statue
Patricia Blvd & Queensway St.
Prince George, BC
**Informal ceremony

Dawson Creek

THURSDAY, APRIL 28TH
10:30 AM
Worker’s Memorial
Dawson Creek City Hall
10105 – 12A Street
Dawson Creek

Fort St. John

THURSDAY, APRIL 28TH
11:45 AM
City Hall
March to memorial at Centennial Park
Wreath laying – 12:00 PM
Fort St. John, BC

Hudson’s Hope

THURSDAY, APRIL 28TH
11:00 AM
Municipal Worker’s Monument
Hudson’s Hope District Office
9904 Dudley Dr.
Hudson’s Hope, BC

Kitimat

THURSDAY, APRIL 28TH
11:00 AM
Centennial Park & Cenotaph
Tsimshian Ave, across from the upper City Centre mall parking lot
Kitimat, BC

Kamloops

THURSDAY, APRIL 28TH
6:00 pm
St. Andrews on the Square
159 Seymour St.
Kamloops, BC

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EASTER GREETINGS from the 1st District Office

Posted by Darryl on April 14, 2022

On behalf of the First District staff, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your families a very safe and happy Easter long weekend.  Last year at this time, most of us were in some form of lockdown, and even though restrictions have been lifted in most provinces, the COVID pandemic is still very much with us.

Please, if you are gathering with family and friends, exercise caution!  Additionally, as we celebrate Easter as we choose, or simply enjoy this long weekend, keep the people of the Ukraine in our thoughts; we can only imagine the horrors they are facing.

Thank you for all that you do for the benefit of our members and the advancement of the IBEW and the labour movement.

In solidarity,

Tom Reid
International Vice President, First District (Canada)

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Welcome New Members Adam Wilsher, Shelby Westbury, and Emily Maag

Posted by Darryl on April 5, 2022

New members Adam Wilsher, Shelby Westbury, and Shannon “Emily” Maag were sworn into membership outside of Mr. Mikes in Kitimat on April 4th.

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Photos From Sue Cole’s Retirement BBQ

Posted by Darryl on April 5, 2022

On Friday afternoon we had a retirement barbeque for our Office Manager, Sue Cole.

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Telehandler Course in Prince George

Posted by Darryl on April 5, 2022

On April 3, 2022 we held a telehandler course in the Prince George Centre of Excellence

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Combo Fall Arrest & AWP Course in Prince George

Posted by Darryl on April 5, 2022

On April 2, 2022 we held a combo fall arrest and AWP course in the Prince George Centre of Excellence

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Welcome New Member & New Red Seal J/Wire, Tyler Johnson

Posted by Darryl on April 4, 2022

On Thursday we had one of our first in person swear ins since the pandemic started. Please welcome and congratulate new member and new Red Seal, Tyler Johnson.

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Be More Than A Bystander in Prince George

Posted by Darryl on March 15, 2022

The reality is gender based violence happens every day in more ways than should be labeled “acceptable”. Show your support for our IBEW Sisters and Brother, Doug Mcdonald (front & center), volunteering to learn, to make a stand against gender-based violence by asking for your jobsite to request this presentation (2 hrs). The Be More Than A Bystander program is an important initiative that allows us to understand how we can be a part of the change IBEW members want to see and be a part of.

To book Visit: https://bccwitt.ca/whatwedo/bystander/

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