I hope you and your family are doing well as we continue to hear about the rising number of COVID-19 cases in all parts of BC. All member representation services continue to be delivered and all Local 258 IBEW Assistant Business Manager contact information is available on your password-protected website.
If you need to visit us here at the Union Hall in Langley, please phone ahead to schedule an appointment (604-520-3305). Upon arrival, you will be asked to complete a COVID-19 questionnaire upon, wear a mask, sanitize your hands, maintain physical distance and follow all instructions from our COVID-19 safety trained support staff.
We have now mailed our December issue of your Hotline news magazine to your home address. We’ve also posted the Hotline on your website, and it can be viewed here. We hope you enjoy the new design.
Last week I attended the BC Federation of Labour Convention that took place by video conference with more than 800 delegates participating. Congratulations to Laird Cronk and Sussanne Skidmore who were both acclaimed for a second two-year term as President and Secretary-Treasurer respectively.
British Columbians elected a majority BC NDP government on October 24, 2020, and Premier John Horgan has now announced his new cabinet. Read more here.
Union President Dave McMinn has advised that our Local 258 IBEW Unit Meetings remain suspended until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. I attended the Local 258 IBEW Executive Board virtual meeting on December 2 and the minutes have now been posted.
The next Stat Holiday is: Christmas Day, Friday, December 25, 2020, followed by your Union-negotiated Stat Holiday, Boxing Day, on Saturday, December 26, 2020.
It’s looking like this year will see different Christmas celebrations taking place as we all follow the public health orders and limit our contacts. As you make your plans for the holiday season, please remember that these restrictions are not forever and we all have to do our part to reduce the rapid acceleration of the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
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.
Business Manager/Financial Secretary
Local 258 IBEW