Category: News

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.

IBEW Local 586 Office Reopening!

Brothers and Sisters, Effective Monday, June 15th, 2020, the office will be open again to the membership. HOWEVER, we will only allow one person in at a time. There will be hand sanitizer and face masks available at reception. We ask that you maintain a six foot distance between yourselves and others if more than… Read more »

IBEW Statement on the Death of George Floyd

Brothers and Sisters, IBEW Local 586 stands against any form of racism, discrimination or oppression. We stand in solidarity with all our brothers and sisters.   Read More

No in person pick up for vacation pays

REMINDER:   Brothers and Sisters,   Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing restrictions, Local 586 will be mailing out all vacation pays. There will be no in person pick up, all checks with be mailed out Monday, June 1st. If you have any questions, please contact the office.

Important update regarding 2020 IBEW 586 General Election

ATTENTION : Brothers and Sisters, The return envelope you have received for the 2020 IBEW 586 General Election DOES NOT HAVE A STAMP. We are immediately sending you a stamp for your return envelope. You will be receiving your stamp with a message from the election judge that you can read below. If you have… Read more »

A message from Coughlin

Brothers and Sisters, Please see documents below for an update from Coughlin. More information can be found in our “Member Area” in the “Coughlin” section. If you have any questions, please contact the office.  

National Day of Mourning

Brothers and Sisters, Please take a moment today and remember those who have been injured or died at work. We all have faced unsafe work conditions and today is a reminder to speak up and report hazards at the work place.  

IBEW 586 2020 Local Union Election Nominees List

Brothers and Sisters, Nominations for the 2020 IBEW 586 Local Union Election are now viewable in the “Member Area” of the IBEW 586 website. To gain access to “Member Area” please sign into the website. Please note that your account will be verified to ensure you are a Local 586 member. This process may take… Read more »

April 17th Update from Federal and Provincial Governments

Below is the most recent updates on the federal and provincial governments’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More   April 15th Update from Federal and Provincial Governments Below is the most recent updates on the federal and provincial governments’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE   April 14th Update #2 from Federal and… Read more »

April 15th Update from Federal and Provincial Governments

Below is the most recent updates on the federal and provincial governments’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More   April 14th Update #2 from Federal and Provincial Governments Below is the most recent updates on the federal and provincial governments’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE   April 14th Update from Federal and… Read more »

April 14th Update #2 from Federal and Provincial Governments

Below is the most recent updates on the federal and provincial governments’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More   April 14th Update from Federal and Provincial Governments Below is the most recent updates on the federal and provincial governments’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE   April 9th Update from Federal and Provincial… Read more »

April 14th Update from Federal and Provincial Governments

Below is the most recent updates on the federal and provincial governments’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More   April 9th Update from Federal and Provincial Governments Below is the most recent updates on the federal and provincial governments’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE   April 8th Update from Federal and Provincial… Read more »