Our Local 258 IBEW Women’s Committee is raising funds to help support Food Banks BC! Arrangements have been made with Return-It Express Depots to donate your empty beverage bottles, cans and containers refund directly to the Committee’s “Project Bottle Drive to Survive”.
The BC Government has cautiously announced the province is moving into Phase 3 of managing the COVID-19 pandemic. This does not mean we can let our guard down as this highly contagious and deadly virus has not gone away. All of us must make the extra effort to continue to limit our personal social “bubbles” and interactions, continue to practice physical distancing, prioritize hand washing and wear a mask where indicated. Most importantly – stay home if you are feeling unwell or sick. Your Union thanks you for supporting our community and doing your part, both at work and at home, that has contributed to our success in managing the pandemic in BC, so far.
The Local 258 IBEW office in Langley remains closed to members and visitors at this time with all Assistant Business Managers working remotely. Weekly staff meetings are taking place by conference call as Union business, including member representation and servicing remain very busy, active and ongoing. 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.
A tentative agreement has been reached for members working at Asplundh Canada ULC. Members will be voting by mail ballot and results will be announced July 24, 2020.
Local 258 IBEW is very pleased to welcome Revamp Wellness as our new neighbour at our commercial strata building as they officially opened for business on June 1st, 2020. Revamp Wellness is providing professional physiotherapy, massage therapy and chiropractic services. A long-term lease in place with the Local 258 IBEW Holding Society. For more information, and to book your appointment today, please visit www.revampwellness.ca.
There were no Unit Meetings scheduled for July & August and a decision to resume meetings in September has not been made – a lot depends on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the meantime, your Union’s Executive Board has consulted with the IBEW First District and has received permission to post the minutes of their meetings on your password-protected Local 258 IBEW website.
The Union’s Executive Board continues to conduct regular monthly meetings by conference call and the next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Minutes of this meeting will be posted on your Union password-protected website.
The next Stat Holiday is: Canada Day, Wednesday, July 1, 2020.
Thank you for reading this email and remember Dr. Bonnie Henry’s wise advice to “Be kind, be calm, and be safe”, at work and at home