Local 258 IBEW thanks and continues to support all members who have been doing your part to provide essential services throughout the province while adapting to the changing circumstances at your workplaces while we all adjust to the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic. Your Union appreciates your commitment to the important work you do, especially in these challenging times.
“The majority of our members have continued to work since the COVID-19 pandemic brought about the provincial state of emergency and public health guidelines, declared in mid-March. Unfortunately, we have also had members working in our private line and traffic control companies who have suffered lay-off,” says Brother Doug McKay, Local 258 IBEW Business Manager. “We hope to see these members return to work in the near future as British Columbians continue to be successful in “flattening the curve” and businesses cautiously begin to reopen.”
A reminder that the BC Centre for Disease Control invites you to participate in the COVID-19 Survey on Population Experience, Action and Knowledge, available until May 31, 2020.
With schools re-opening and optional and part-time in-class instruction set to resume on June 1, important information has now been posted on the BC Centre for Disease Control website that may be helpful for members with school age children.
Enter your Local 258 IBEW team today!
Many of our members of all ages enjoy video gaming and now you have an opportunity to get a team together and compete in our sister IBEW Local 213’s Cyber Games! Registration deadline is June 12th for the competition taking place on June 20th – find out more here.
For members working in traffic control: Please log-in to your union website to read “Working to keep members employed in traffic control out of harm’s way”, featuring a report about the BCFed’s submission to WorkSafeBC regarding updating the Occupational Health & Safety Regulation on Traffic Control.
An update on our Local 258 IBEW Women’s Committee has also been posted on our Union website, titled “Sister Dayna Gill invites members to help grow Local 258 IBEW’s Women’s Committee”.
All Unit Meetings for the month of June are suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Local 258 IBEW office in Langley remains closed to members and visitors at this time with all Assistant Business Managers working remotely and limited staff, including Business Manager Doug McKay, Office Manager Lori MacLean and administrative support staff, continuing to work on-site. A date for the office re-opening remains undetermined.
The Union’s Executive Board continues to conduct regular monthly meetings by conference call and the next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 2.
The next Stat Holiday is: Canada Day, Wednesday, July 1, 2020.
Local 258 IBEW recommends and supports the encouraging words and actions of Dr. Bonnie Henry, BC’s Provincial Health Officer, “Stay kind, stay calm and stay safe.”
Thank you for reading this email and remember to stay safe at work and at home.