Category: IBEW

General Meeting September 20th

Brothers and Sisters, We have a general meeting scheduled for Monday September 20th, 2021 that will be held at the Centurion Conference & Event Center at 170 Colonnade Road South, Ottawa. To be admitted in the general meeting, you must present an official dues receipt, a negative Covid-19 test done within 72 hours or proof… Read more »

IBEW 586 Main Phone Line Down

Brothers and Sisters, We are still experiencing technical difficulties with our phone lines. If you call the main phone line, you will go straight to voice mail. The following numbers are still functional: (613) 741 – 5665 (613) 744 – 7092 1-800-363-6846 We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We are doing everything we… Read more »

New Office Covid Policy

Brothers and Sisters, Due to the ongoing pandemic and keeping in mind the Health and Safety of our members and office staff, the following measures have been put in place at the hall and training centre.  In order to enter the buildings, you must be: Double vaccinated Or have a negative Covid-19 test within 72… Read more »

Labour Day 2021!

Brothers and Sisters, Please join us Monday, September 6th for Ottawa’s 2021 Labour Day Parade! This event will be held in person and will be adhering to Ottawa Public Health protocols. In order to help us prepare for proper social distancing, please contact to office and let them know you plan on attending and make… Read more »

2021 June Update

Brothers and Sisters, As COVID -19 persists, our inability to hold monthly general meeting remains. To help us stay connected and inform our membership, we will be releasing these short videos to help provide you with the most up to date information as possible. Please share and enjoy! VIDEO

Free 2021 Canadian Code Update courses

Brothers and Sisters, As part of an initiative with the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development, CSA is providing 11 no charge eLearning courses for Ontario residents (3 are related to the Canadian Electrical Code). Providing complimentary access is intended to increase compliance and assist with the economic recovery. Included below is the… Read more »

A Virtual Tour of Chaudière Falls!

Brothers and Sisters, Check out the links below to learn some history of Chaudière Falls and take a virtual tour!   READ MORE VIRTUAL TOUR

Ontario COVID-19 Worker Income Protection Benefit

Brothers and Sisters, Please see the button below to learn more about the Ontario COVID-19 Worker Income Protection Benefit and how you may be eligible for up to three days of paid infectious disease emergency leave because of certain reasons related to COVID-19.  READ MORE

Ontario Expands COVID-19 Vaccination Booking for More People

Brothers and Sisters, The past year has been long and strenuous. COVID-19 has touched all of our lives with isolation, illness and sadly for some, loss of life. With vaccinations ramping up, we are finally beginning to see a light at the end of the tunnel.  As of Monday, May 3, 2021, at 8:00 a.m.,… Read more »

April – A message from John Bourke and Braydon Potter

Brothers and Sisters, As COVID -19 persists, our inability to hold monthly general meeting remains. To help us stay connected and inform our membership, we will be releasing these short videos to help provide you with the most up to date information as possible. Please share and enjoy!   Video

2021 National Day of Mourning April 28th

Brothers and Sisters, This year’s National Day of Mourning Virtual Ceremony will be commencing at 12:30pm on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. The Ottawa and District Labour Council is asking affiliates/friends wishing to lay a virtual rose to please advise the ODLC at jennifer@ottawalabour.org by April 16th,  to ensure your name and/or Local union appears in the Virtual… Read more »

Job line currently down

Brothers and Sisters, Due to technical difficulties, the job line is down. You can still view available jobs on the website and by calling into the hall and dialling the following extensions: 250 – For in-town jobs 251 – For out of town jobs We apologize for this inconvenience and are working to get the… Read more »

March – A message from John Bourke and Braydon Potter

Brothers and Sisters, As COVID-19 persists, our inability to hold monthly general meetings remains. To help us stay connected and inform our membership, we will be releasing these short videos to help provide you with the most up to date information as possible. Please share and enjoy! VIDEO

An International Women’s Day Series – Free Pin Giveaway

Check out Powering Communities series on women in the electrical trade! The third article in the International Women’s Day series is now live! Please see the button below for more information. READ MORE   In celebration of the upcoming International Women’s Day (March 8th), the CCO is giving away free vintage pins! Please see the… Read more »

Unionized Construction Work is Safe Work!

The Ontario Construction Secretariat has released the findings Institute for Work and Health: Updating a study of the union effect on safety in the ICI construction sector. The study confirms the “Union Safety Effect”: Building trades unions in Ontario’s ICI construction sector are 31% safer when compared to non-union firms!   Read More

IBEW CCO COVID-19 Update: January 29

Please see below the most recent updates on the federal and provincial governments’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE

Big thanks to the participants of IBEW Online Bingo!

Big thanks to everyone who participated in IBEW 586 Online Bingo and a special shout out to our host Colin Guillas! We had a great time and we are planning on hosting another online bingo night in March. Please stay tuned for more details!

IBEW Proud Moments

Brothers and Sisters, Please see the link below to take part in “IBEW Proud Moments”. Members are invited to share a moment that made them proud to be part of the IBEW.  There are two ways to share: Photo (selfie) wearing their hard hat and including a caption which outlines their IBEW Proud Moment (150… Read more »

IBEW 1st District Scholarships 2020-2021

Are you or a family member enrolled in or currently in pursuit of a post-secondary diploma or degree (applied to and/or accepted by institution)? IBEW Canada is offering five $1,000 scholarships. Check out the link below for more details and to apply. The deadline is February 12th! IBEW 1st District Scholarship Letter IBEW 1st District… Read more »

IBEW 586 Relay Draw Results!

The winning numbers for the IBEW 586 Relay Draw will be announced on December 28th at 6pm. Please see the link below on this coming Monday to see if you’ve won a prize! VIEW  

December – A message from John Bourke and Braydon Potter

Brothers and Sisters, As COVID-19 persists, our inability to hold monthly general meetings remains. To help us stay connected and inform our membership, we will be releasing these short videos to help provide you with the most up to date information as possible. Please share and enjoy! VIDEO

IBEW 586 Holiday Relay Draw!

Brothers and Sisters, With all the challenges we faced this year from Covid-19, we did not want the holidays to pass without some kind of celebration. So we decided to host our first ever IBEW 586 Holiday Relay Draw! Please check your December relay for your chance to win some terrific prizes. If you have… Read more »

IBEW CCO COVID-19 Update: November 10

Please see below the most recent updates on the federal and provincial governments’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

A Remembrance Day Message

Greetings: November 11th is a time to reflect and remember the many brave women and men who sacrificed years of their lives, and for some, who paid the ultimate sacrifice to insure our safety, peace, and freedom in the greatest nation in the world, Canada. Without their total selfless commitment we may not have the… Read more »

National Survey on Harassment and Violence at Work in Canada

Brothers and Sisters, The Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children at Western University is working with researchers at the University of Toronto and the Canadian Labour Congress to launch a national survey on workplace harassment and violence. Violence and harassment at work remains a major social problem in Canada. The… Read more »

A message from John Bourke and Braydon Potter

Brothers and Sisters, As COVID-19 persists, our inability to hold monthly general meetings remains. To help us stay connected and inform our membership, we will be releasing these short videos to help provide you with the most up to date information as possible. Please share and enjoy! Video

IBEW CCO COVID-19 Update: October 7

Please see below the most recent updates on the federal and provincial governments’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

A message from James Barry

I presented this well-researched report to Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development to assist the government in its decision-making process regarding apprenticeship reforms. This report addresses some misconceptions about apprenticeship needs as they relate to the 309A Electrician and provides recommendations on how the province can ensure a sustainable apprenticeship intake for our trade.  The… Read more »

STAY WIRED-TO-WIN

Brothers and Sisters, Ideal will be holding a virtual Battle of the Schools during the month of October!  This competition is open now, and will run until October 23rd, in conjunction with our Stay Wired to Win October challenge. The challenge is an online, timed quiz focusing on safety in the workplace. Competitors will have 10… Read more »

Please read if you have to self-isolate due to COVID-19

Brothers and Sisters, Anyone who is ordered to self-isolate due to complications from COVID-19 and misses more than half a week of pay may be entitled to a new automatic $500/wk benefit. Please see the link below for more information. https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/benefits/recovery-sickness-benefit/crsb-who-apply.html

IHSA Covid-19 Strategic Plan Survey

Brothers and Sisters, IHSA is looking to build a strategy on how best to deal with Covid-19 within our industry as this pandemic persists. IHSA is keenly interested in the perspective of the worker in Ontario, and what they believe is required, to ensure everyone returns home safe every day. Please read information found below… Read more »

2020 Ottawa Labour Day March and Picnic!

The city of Ottawa is on record as being one of the first cities in Canada to hold a Labour Day March. It took place on September 3, 1872 when seven Ottawa area unions organized a parade a mile long headed by the city’s firefighters. Labour Day was officially recognized in Canada in 1894. Since… Read more »

Update from Coughlin regarding ELHT/HCSA and vCare

Please see links below for important information about updates and changes to our plan. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the office. Thank you. EIO H&B – Cancel RIYEC and promote HCSA EIO H&B – Cancel RIYEC and promote HCSA – FR vCare Introduction

A message from President Braydon Potter

Brothers and Sisters, I would like to thank the membership for giving me the opportunity to represent you as your President. I promise to serve you to the best of my abilities and make Local 586 the best it can possibly be. This week I had the pleasure of swearing in Local 586’s new officers… Read more »

IBEW 586 needs your help!

Brothers and Sisters , Please consider signing this petition. A Community Benefits Agreement would insure that good jobs building LeBreton Flats, go to local building trades, local workers and members of the IBEW. For more information, please contact the office. https://cbaforlebretonflats.ca/petition/

Update: Working at heights refresher classes are running again

Brothers and Sisters, Is your working at heights training expired or expiring soon? The Local 586 Training Centre has started running refresher classes with physical distancing measures in place. Please contact George at the hall to schedule for a class as they will fill up quickly. gkardaras@ibew586.org

IBEW Local 586 Election results are in!

Brothers and Sisters, The administration and staff of IBEW Local 586 would like to thank everyone who participated in the 2020 elections. The IBEW was founded on democratic principles, and it would not be possible to advance our collective goals without the voters and candidates who work together to make that possible.