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Local 258 IBEW News
Jul 13, 2021
Business Manager/Financial Secretary Doug McKay invites you to join us for our Local 258 IBEW VIRTUAL TOWN HALL meeting.
Jun 22, 2021

Jun 10, 2021
Posted June 10, 2021  (Unceded Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam territories — Vancouver, BC) June 1st is recognized as National Injured Workers' Day and one of the key legislative priorities for the BCFED and its’ affiliates, including Local 258 IBEW, is to reform the Workers Compensation Board (WCB) system to ensure that injured workers are treated fairly.
May 21, 2021
POSTED MAY 21, 2021 Harry Bains, Minister of Labour, has issued the following statement on paid sick leave for COVID-19: “No worker should have to choose between going to work sick or losing pay to stay home. Effective May 20, workers can take up to three days of paid sick leave for circumstances related to COVID-19.
May 18, 2021
May, 2021 - Asian Heritage Month is an opportunity for all Canadians to learn more about the many achievements and contributions of Canadians of Asian descent who, throughout our history, have done so much to make Canada the amazing country we share today.
May 17, 2021
Canada’s unions are marking the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB) by urging the federal government to address the rise in hate crimes against 2SLGBTQI communities in Canada.
May 10, 2021
An important message from Brother Doug McKay, Business Manager/Financial Secretary and Brother Dave McMinn, President, Local 258 IBEW
Apr 16, 2021
Every year, on April 28, workers, families, employers, and others come together at events held around the province to remember those who have lost their lives on the job, and to renew our commitment to creating safer workplaces.
Apr 03, 2021
In an email message sent to members registered with an account on the Local 258  IBEW website, Business Manager Doug McKay wrote, "On behalf of our staff, e-board members and support staff, I hope you are enjoying this long weekend.
Mar 31, 2021
May 11, 2021 – BC announced changes to the Employment Standards Act today that will bring permanent, paid sick leave to workers in BC.
Mar 22, 2021
Statements from the BC Federation of Labour, the Canadian Labour Congress and the Government of British Columbia.
Mar 03, 2021
Brother Tom Reid, International Vice President IBEW First District Canada, delivers a message for International Women's Day. Read the statement from the BC Fed. Find out more about the IWD 2021 event: SHE-CESSION - THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE PANDEMIC ON WOMEN AND FAMILIES, a virtual Zoom event.
Feb 25, 2021
UPDATED FEBRUARY 25, 2021 - Unfortunately this private member's bill was defeated on February 24th - read more here. THIS EVENT HAS NOW TAKEN PLACE.
Feb 19, 2021
UPDATED FEB. 19, 2021: News from IBEW First District - Thank you to everyone who submitted their names and essays for the 2020/2021 IBEW First District Scholarships Award; we received entries this year from 142 applicants. A random draw was made this morning at the First District Office, and it is our pleasure to announce the following winners:
Feb 15, 2021
The third Monday in February, this year landing on the 15th, has been designated by the provincial government as Family Day, a stat holiday. Family Day is recognized in all Local 258 collective agreements as a paid holiday, and if you have to work on this day, premium rates apply. BC Family Day gives families the opportunity to spend time with their loved ones.
Feb 02, 2021
POSTED FEBRUARY 2, 2021 Local 258 IBEW members who have registered a member account on the Union’s website have now received an email invitation to join the Union’s first Virtual Town Hall membership meeting taking place on Thursday, February 11, 2021, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.
Feb 01, 2021
Canada’s unions are marking Black History Month by calling for an end to systemic anti-Black racism. This includes urging the federal government to disaster-proof Canada’s social safety net to ensure a COVID-19 response and recovery that is rooted in racial justice.
Dec 30, 2020
Dec 23, 2020
Thank you to all members who have recently been working long hours in many communities across the province as difficult weather conditions are causing numerous power outages. All of your hard work restoring the power is greatly appreciated by British Columbians and your Union reminds you that safety at work remains our #1 priority. Please stay safe out there.
Dec 22, 2020
December 22, 2020 - Our Local 258 Women’s Committee thanks everyone for their support, including the Local 258 IBEW Executive Board and Power Earth Management, for the donation of much needed items for women and children in need that was recently collected and delivered to the Atira Women’s Resource Society in early December.
Dec 22, 2020
December 22, 2020 - On behalf of myself and the Executive board officers of IBEW Local 258 we would like to wish all the membership a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and safe New Year in 2021
Dec 06, 2020
December 6th is the anniversary of the horrific mass murder of 14 women at the Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal 31 years ago, in 1989.
Nov 17, 2020
The spectacular multi-level lights and stars display adorning the front of St. Paul’s Hospital on Burrard Street in Vancouver has been set up again this year with help from Local 258 IBEW members.
Nov 17, 2020
November 17, 2020 - BC Hydro’s Site C transmission lines and towers are being built and installed across north-eastern BC’s Peace River Regional District and the work is being done UNION by Local 258 IBEW members working with Allteck Line Contractors.
Nov 10, 2020
POSTED NOVEMBER 10, 2020 Halloween celebrations were a little different this year but with 2020 already feeling like a bad dream it was important for people, especially kids, to get out and safely have a good time.
Nov 09, 2020
Nov 05, 2020
Message from Brother Kaleb Slamang, NextGen Committee member Movember is a lot more than just an excuse to grow an awesome moustache. It is a conversation starter that has a very deep meaning. Not only is the campaign a fundraiser for prostate cancer it is also a vehicle to talk about the heavy topic of men’s mental health.
Oct 29, 2020
The Canadian Labour Congress, working with researchers at Western University and the University of Toronto, is conducting a national survey on violence and sexual harassment in the workplace. Take the survey here. Violence and harassment at work remains a major social problem in Canada. This survey will shed light on the prevalence of violence and harassment in our workplaces.
Oct 22, 2020
By Cheyenne Hartley Local 258 IBEW & NextGen Committee member We’d like to introduce ourselves – we are the IBEW 258 NEXTGEN Committee and we’d like to invite you to join our Movember Fundraiser, “Grow a Mo to Save a Bro”.
Oct 10, 2020
UPDATED October 28, 2020 - Appointments are now required for visits to the Local 258 IBEW Union Hall.
Oct 09, 2020
Sep 29, 2020
SEPTEMBER 29, 2020 - A much-appreciated donation from our Local 258 IBEW Women's Committee was recently delivered to Atira Women’s Resource Society in Vancouver’s downtown east side.
Sep 29, 2020
September 29, 2020 - Our Local 258 IBEW Women’s Committee has now tabulated the final donations from our Union’s members that have come in to the Bottle Drive to Survive campaign supporting Food Banks BC.
Sep 25, 2020
September 25, 2020 - With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the United Way of the Lower Mainland has launched the Climb Up Challenge – running from September 23 to October 30, 2020 - to help raise funds to support programs that serve the immediate needs of our vulnerable neighbours, as well as provide continued support to families. The goal is for participants to complete 28,300 steps before this campaign ends.
Sep 21, 2020
UPDATED - September 29, 2020 - THIS FUNDRAISER WAS A SUCCESS. And you can still donate your empties!
Sep 18, 2020
This contest is now closed and winners were drawn on October 29th.
Sep 06, 2020
September 4, 2020 - To mark Labour Day, Canada’s Unions are calling on all levels of government to focus on investments and community supports to help restart our economies and protect Canadians.
Sep 05, 2020
September 3, 2020 - On behalf of my Assistant Business Managers, our Union’s Executive Board and staff at the Union Hall, I wish you all a safe and happy Labour Day long weekend and thank you for the important work you do.
Sep 03, 2020
September 3, 2020 – Brother Doug McKay, Local 258 IBEW Business Manager/Financial Secretary, is sharing the sad news of the unexpected passing in August of Brother Dwayne Popek.
Sep 03, 2020
September 2, 2020 – “Thank you to everyone who came out to our Women’s Committee Bottle Drive on Saturday,” says Brother Doug McKay, the Union’s Business Manager/Financial Secretary. “A lot of volunteer work was put into this successful event and congratulations to everyone involved.
Aug 20, 2020
August 14, 2020 – Changes enacted into law today are a big first step in creating a worker-centered approach to health and safety and ensuring support for injured workers, BCFED President Laird Cronk said today. “These long-overdue changes will prevent injuries and save lives,” he said shortly after Bill 23 received royal assent.
Aug 18, 2020
August 18, 2020 - All Assistant Business Managers who work out of the Union Hall in Langley have returned to work at the office, effective Monday, August 17, says Brother Doug McKay, Business Manager of Local 258 IBEW. The office remains closed to members and visitors.
Aug 04, 2020
Jul 26, 2020
UPDATE JULY 26, 2020 - Members working at Asplundh have ratified the one-year contract extension that features a two percent retroactive wage increase by a margin of 95% in a mail ballot vote counted on July 24, 2020.
Jul 25, 2020
July 24, 2020 - Drivers recognize traffic control people as the workers holding a sign and directing traffic during construction projects, but that scrapes the surface of their responsibilities to drivers, themselves and skilled workers across the province.
Jul 11, 2020
July 10 is National Lineworker Appreciation Day, an occasion to celebrate the men and women who keep North America’s electricity running and to memorialize those who have been injured or killed doing their job.
Jul 08, 2020
The IBEW’s 2020 Photo Contest deadline extended to November 1, 2020.
Jul 06, 2020
July, 2020 - Local 258 IBEW is reaching out to members 35 years of age and younger who want to make an impact in our Union, in the organized labour movement and in your community and help build our first NextGen Committee!
Jun 29, 2020
From IBEW Canada Mississauga, ON – June 29, 2020 – The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Canada condemns the racist acts that have been found on three separate construction sites in the Greater Toronto Area over the last several weeks.
Jun 29, 2020
As we continue to adapt to these changing times with the COVID-19 pandemic and our revised workplaces, alterations in familiar personal and family relationships and evolving social structures, I feel it is important to again recognize the valuable contribution you are making on the front line in doing our part to ensure our province’s electric utility is maintained, functioning and meeting the challenges of keeping the power flowing in BC.
Jun 29, 2020
June 21 is a day to recognize and celebrate First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. And while we celebrate Indigenous peoples, we must also recognize that these continue to be difficult and painful times. The promise and hopes for reconciliation raised over the past few years have often failed to turn into meaningful action.
Jun 18, 2020
Union Savings offers benefits & discounts for Local 258 IBEW members and families.
Jun 18, 2020
IBEW President Lonnie Stephenson speaks about the COVID-19 pandemic - watch the video here.
Jun 17, 2020
April 16, 2020 - Many neighbourhoods across BC are honouring front line workers, including those in healthcare, with a 7:00 pm display of support. If you’re participating in your community, including families with children who are hanging hearts in windows, on trees, etc.
Jul 01, 2021
While we are very grateful to live in a country where we enjoy many privileges, we must acknowledge that these privileges aren’t equitably distributed.
Jun 17, 2020
Jun 17, 2020
April 10, 2020 - A group of Local 258 IBEW members working as Apprentice Power Line Technicians at BC Hydro have issued a challenge to consider supporting COVID-19 relief efforts in Canada by making a financial donation through CanadaHelps.
Jun 17, 2020
April 7, 2020 - Every year in April, BC Transplant focuses its efforts on raising awareness about organ donation. This time is dedicated to sharing stories and raising awareness about the benefits of organ donation and the life-saving effects of transplantation.
Jun 17, 2020

Jun 17, 2020
UPDATED March 27, 2020 - Local 258 IBEW Business Manager Doug McKay is responding to reports of members who work at some of the Union’s signatory Line Contractor companies are receiving lay-off notices as a result of a shortage of work as BC Hydro suspends some line contractor work due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jun 17, 2020
March 19, 2020 – Local 258 IBEW Business Manager Doug McKay reports he has been engaged in top-level discussions with the provincial government, labour leaders and senior executives at BC Hydro throughout this week and is working diligently to represent members’ best interests, health, safety and financial stability in this rapidly evolving crisis situation taking place as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jun 17, 2020
March 17, 2020 - COVID-19 is a serious disease that can have significant medical consequences. It has been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization - a disease outbreak that occurs over a wide geographical area affecting an exceptionally high proportion of the population.
Jun 17, 2020
March 16, 2020 - Local 258 IBEW Assistant Business Manager Dan Giesbrecht reports bargaining with Asplundh Canada ULC for a new collective agreement is underway but has been suspended, until June, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jun 17, 2020
March 13, 2020 - In an abundance of caution and following recommendations from BC’s and Canada’s health authorities' responses to the evolving Coronavirus and COVID-19 pandemic, Local 258 IBEW is cancelling all Unit meetings, effective today and until further notice.
Jun 17, 2020
March, 2020 - Attention: Local 258 IBEW members: tax receipts for Union dues paid in 2019 have now been mailed to your home address. If you have not received your official receipt for income tax purposes, make sure your address is current with your Union, especially if you have moved in the past year. Remember: your employer DOES NOT share this information with your Union.
Jun 17, 2020
March 7, 2020 - With concerns rising about the current outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), Local 258 IBEW would like to remind members to practice frequent handwashing and to follow recommended health and safety practices as recommended by Canada’s and BC’S health authorities in an effort to stem the spread of this potentially deadly respiratory illness.
Jun 17, 2020
March 6, 2020 - International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
Jun 17, 2020
The Honourable Harry Bains, Minister of Labour, MLA Surrey-Newton March 6, 2020 - Up to five days of paid leave will be available for employees impacted by domestic or sexual violence, or parents of a child or dependent impacted by this kind of violence, thanks to new legislation introduced this week in the legislature.
Jun 17, 2020
February 14, 2020 – Brother Doug McKay, Local 258 IBEW Business Manager/Financial Secretary, reports a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) has been signed with BC Hydro to rollover the existing contract that was ratified in 2014 and expired on March 31, 2019.
Jun 17, 2020

Jun 29, 2020
Originally posted in June, 2016 - Many thanks to all the Local 258 IBEW members who worked on this mega-project and took the photos and videos and to Brother Brad Masse for putting the video together.

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