Category: IBEW

LeBreton Flats Draft Master Concept Plan Survey

Brothers and Sisters, Please take a moment and complete this survey. The NCC is looking for input from the public to help create a “renewed” vision for LeBreton flats. Let the NCC know that by reviving the illumination plan, they will be moving forward with a winning plan. Take Survey

Apprentice Competition

Are you an apprentice or do you know an apprentice who has the skills and knowledge to compete in a province wide Apprentice Competition? IBEW Local 586 is looking for a candidate to represent us at the annual Skills Canada/Ontario Apprentice Competition held in Toronto, May 4th, 5th and 6th, 2020. The apprentice must be neat,… Read more »

Federal Election 2019 Resources

As a democratic organization ourselves, we’re big supporters of the voting process. We strongly encourage everyone to make the time to go out and vote. Here are some tools you may want to use to learn about candidates and the voting process. Read More

IBEW 586 Motorcycle Riding Group

Brother and Sisters, IBEW 586 is starting up a motorcycle riding group. All members and bikes welcome! If you’re interested in joining our IBEW 586 Motorcycle riding group, please contact Kurt Metz at 613-229-7658    

A Win in Ontario, but Labor’s Battles Continue

Toronto’s leaders stood defiantly in June against an anti-union attempt by Ontario’s Conservative Party to reclassify the city’s relationship with its construction workforce. Read More

Labour Minister McNaughton stops by Local 586

Labour Minister McNaughton met with 25 local area Building Trades representatives followed by a tour of Local 586 Training Center. Please click link below to read more.   Read More  

Casting Call!

Brothers and Sisters, GROUNDGLASS is currently working on a commercial for the government that looks to feature real Ontario electricians to get more people into the trades. If you are interested, please check the link below. If you have any questions, please contact the office.   Read More

Enjoy your Summer!

All of us here at IBEW 586 are hoping you have a great summer! Our next event with be the “SOLD OUT” Local 586 golf tournament. We will then be joining our brothers and sister for the Ottawa Labour Day Parade. We will have more information on Ottawa Labour Day Parade as we get closer… Read more »

Protecting the Electrical Trade Through a Strong Voice

The Ontario government has introduced a new framework that will change how trades, including compulsory trades like electrician, are regulated. Bill 100 – the Protecting What Matters Most Act (Budget Measures) 2019 is omnibus legislation which includes Schedule 40, a new statute entitled Modernizing the Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship Act (MSTTA). Bill 100 passed third… Read more »

We support Canada’s performing artists!

Check out Powering Communities new video! The Electrical Contractors Association of Ontario (ECAO) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Construction Council of Ontario and our local unions are proud supporters of Canada’s performing artists. View Video  

UA members of Ontario come to a Memorandum of Agreement

Brothers and Sisters, The UA members of Ontario have come to a Memorandum of Agreement for their collective agreement. This is great news for not only us but every worker here in Ontario. The UA stood together and by doing so will have a chance to vote on an agreement that works for everybody. I… Read more »

MP Karen McCrimmon stops by Local 586

MP Karen McCrimmon stops by Local 586 to check out our training centre and discuss fair wage policy, women in the trade and the IBEW advantage!   To support the fair wage policy or for more information on the fair wage policy please see the link below:   https://www.ibewfirstdistrict.com/federal_fair_wages_policy

Hire a certified electrician so you don’t have to call the fire department!

Hire a certified electrician so you don’t have to call the fire department. A joint message between the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs (OAFC), the Electrical Contractors Association of Ontario (ECAO), and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Construction Council of Ontario.   Read more  

Electrical Industry Coalition Seeks Role in Plans for Skilled Trades

The Electrical Contractors Association of Ontario (ECAO), the Ontario Electrical League (OEL) and the IBEW are joining forces to work with the Ontario government to educate them on why reducing the scope of practice of a 309A Electrician-Construction and Maintenance would not only risk public safety but will also deter others from entering the trade…. Read more »

Canada’s National Day of Mourning – April 28th

Canada’s National Day of Mourning will be Sunday, April 28th, 12:30pm at the CLC monument in Vincent Massey Park. For further information, please review the picture below or contact the office.    

An apprenticeship model that works for everyone!

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Construction Council of Ontario (IBEW CCO) and the Electrical Contractors Association of Ontario (ECAO) have released a research paper they believe can assist the provincial government in its quest to introduce apprenticeship reforms.   Read More

Congratulations Mitchel Weynerowski on achieving “The Golden Pliers”!

This award is presented to the most outstanding apprentice who embodies excellence, demonstrates outstanding achievements and hard work both in school and on the job. Mitchel will be representing IBEW local 586 at this years Ontario Skills competition in May. Special thanks to Klein Tools for donating a new set of pliers for Mitchel.  

IBEW and ECAO Work Together to Promote Apprenticeship Model for Ontario

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Construction Council of Ontario (IBEW CCO) and the Electrical Contractors Association of Ontario (ECAO) have released a research paper they believe can assist the provincial government in its quest to introduce apprenticeship reforms. Read More

West Block Time Lapse Video

This video shows 7 years of restoration and modernization work at the West Block in just 5 minutes. Many brothers and sisters from Local 586 have helped ensure that the West Block restoration would be a success. This video concludes 6 ½ years of documenting with 7 time lapse cameras at 10 different locations which… Read more »

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all! Make 2019 a year to remember!

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from everyone here at IBEW Local 586!

IBEW-CCO and ECAO response to Ford Government announcement

Protecting and promoting the value of the skilled trades is essential to ensuring Ontario’s economy thrives and the province remains open for business, says the Electrical Contractors Association of Ontario (ECAO) and the IBEW – Construction Council of Ontario (IBEW-CCO).   Read More

Possible Disruption in Postal Services

As you may be aware, a possible labour dispute at Canada Post may result in disruptions to mail delivery services. If you submit claims and receive reimbursements and statements by mail, a postal disruption could mean significant delays. Should a postal strike occur, please consider the following options to alleviate the impact.   1. Pre‐Authorized Deposit (PAD)… Read more »

Local 586 Challenge Coin

Local 586 has its own official challenge coin! These coins are truly valued possessions. They are given and received with great pride in the organizations that they represent. The following are rules to adhere to when a coin comes into your possession:     Challenge Coin Rules: Rules of the coin game must be given… Read more »