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Who We Are
Local 258 is part of one of the largest and strongest Trade Unions in North America, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, representing 750,000 workers across Canada and the United States. We provide high quality Union representation to our membership and work in all spheres to improve the lives of our members and their families.
What We Do
Local 258 IBEW employs a full complement of professional staff that proudly serves our membership who work in British Columbia and the Yukon Territory. Our elected Executive Board reflects more than 100 years of experience and success.
Who We Represent
Local 258 IBEW represents more than 4,000 highly skilled trades & professional workers in British Columbia’s and the Yukon Territory’s publicly-owned electric utility and associated private companies, including power line contracting, electrical manufacturing, utility arborist/tree trimming and traffic control.Latest NewsPosted November 25, 2021 “Please stay safe out there”, says Brother Doug McKay, Local 258 IBEW Business Manager/Financial Secretary, in the wake of destructive flooding and landslides that have wreaked havoc on major roadways and communities from Abbotsford to Merritt to Duffy Lake to Princeton in Southwestern BC.
UPDATE #3: Posted November 26th @ 8:00 pm Brother Doug McKay, Local 258 IBEW Business Manager advises members who have been placed on leave from BC Hydro and who have contacted their Shop Steward and/or the Union using a BC Hydro email address or employer supplied cell phone number, please contact your Shop Steward and/or your Union (604-520-3305; toll free 1-877-520-3305; firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as you can with a current, personal email address and phone contact information so we can reply to your issues and concerns as your employer supplied contact information is no longer active.Posted November 19, 2021 at 3:30 pm As the first deadline date of Monday, November 22nd approaches for BC Hydro’s Vaccine Mandate policy, the Union has been receiving limited requested information from the Crown Corporation.November 16, 2021 - Doug McKay, Local 258 IBEW Business Manager/Financial Secretary reports the Union has filed a grievance this morning in response to BC Hydro’s COVID-19 Vaccine Policy. “We have filed a policy grievance to address our concerns surrounding the policy rollout and content," says McKay.From the IBEW’S Electrical Worker News, October, 2021 POSTED OCTOBER 28, 2021 The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact communities all across America. As of today, more than 633,000 Americans have died since the start of the pandemic, with 38.4 million cases overall. This is a staggering loss, greater than the U.S.