Tomorrow, April 28th, is the National Day of Mourning, a day where Canada’s labour movement traditionally gathers to honour and pay tribute to workers who have been killed or injured on the job and who are suffering or have died as a result of occupational injury or disease. Please join with us tomorrow morning at 10:30 am for a moment of silence.
On behalf of Brother Doug McKay, Business Manager, all ABM staff and Executive Board members, Local 258 IBEW supports and appreciates our members who are working in these very challenging time as you do your part to keep the power flowing and contribute to the Province’s electric utility industry. As essential workers, at BC Hydro, at private power line contractor companies, in electrical manufacturing, performing utility arborist/tree trimming work and in traffic control, we know you are working hard every day to ensure we are doing our part to help keep everyone safe and healthy, and your Union thanks you.
The Union Hall in Langley remains closed to visitors until further notice and administrative support staff are practicing social distancing and frequent handwashing measures while they are at work. Brother Doug McKay and all Assistant Business Managers remain working remotely representing and assisting members with workplace issues. Your Union is here for you. Please don’t hesitate to contact us directly if you need any assistance with any workplace issue. Doug McKay is available directly at any time at 604-209-4067.
Local 258 IBEW continues to update our COVID-19 Resources page on your Union website where we have provided numerous links to useful labour and other information. Please continue to visit this page on a frequent basis as we update current information and add new resources as they become available.
The updated Local 258 IBEW Membership Guide is now available to view on-line. Please log-in at www.ibew258.bc.ca and find it under Member Resources. The booklet is currently being printed and copies will soon be available by contacting your Assistant Business Manager or by calling the Union Hall at 604-520-3305, toll free 1-877-520-3305 or by email at email@example.com.
All Local 258 IBEW Unit meetings have been cancelled for the month of May and until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Members will be notified when meetings can be resumed.
Your Local 258 IBEW Executive Board meets to conduct Union business each month and the next meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 5, currently planned to take place by conference call.
Cancelled events: The Local 258 IBEW Welcome Reception for the BC Hydro Safety Rodeo scheduled for June 5, 2020, has been cancelled; the 2020 Local 258 IBEW Golf Tournament scheduled for Monday, September 21 has been cancelled; the Local 258 IBEW Shop Stewards Conference 2020 has been rescheduled to take place in November, 2021.
The next Stat Holiday is: Victoria Day, Monday, May 18, 2020.
Thank you for reading this email and remember to stay safe at work and at home.