Category: News

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 »

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 Governments Below is the most recent updates on the federal and provincial governments’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More   April 7th Update from Federal and Provincial… Read more »

April 4th Update: Workplaces Ordered to Be Shutdown

Message from IBEW/CCO Executive Secretary Treasurer, James Barry: See below as a better understanding of yesterday’s announcement by the Premier as it relates to construction. Read More   April 3rd 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  … Read more »

April 3rd 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   REVISED List of Essential Workplaces For COVID-19 Including Construction Following advice from Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, on April 3, 2020, Ontario updated the list of essential businesses that can remain open. The restrictions… Read more »

REVISED List of Essential Workplaces For COVID-19 Including Construction

Following advice from Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, on April 3, 2020, Ontario updated the list of essential businesses that can remain open. The restrictions are aimed at further reducing contact between people and stopping the spread of COVID-19. Read More   April 2nd Update from Federal and Provincial Governments Below is the most… Read more »

April 2nd 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 1st 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   March 31st Update from Federal and Provincial… Read more »

April 1st 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   March 31st 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   March 27th Update from Federal and Provincial… Read more »

Updated: A message to Local 586 Members concerning COVID-19

Local 586 will be RESTRICTING access to the office. The office will be closed to walk-in traffic until further notice. Local 586 will be making adjustments to Local 586’s HIRING/LAYOFF procedures and we are temporarily suspending Article XII, Sec. 21 of the Local 586 By-laws.  Also, Local 586 will be POSTPONING the IBEW OPC Hockey… Read more »

March 31st 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   March 27th 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   Message from James Barry: Update from Federal… Read more »

A message from the Local 586 Education Department

***Attention Apprentices*** For all those who will be writing their Certificate of Qualification exam in the near future, we will be running a “Distance Learning” style Pre-Exam class using the ZOOM application. The class will be held on Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 8:30 pm starting May 28th. If you are interested please contact George… Read more »

March 27th 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   Message from James Barry: Update from Federal Government After Passing Bill C-13 Below is the update from the federal government after passing Bill C-13, The COVID-19 Emergency Response Act.  The province is introducing their economic… Read more »

Message from James Barry: Update from Federal Government After Passing Bill C-13

Below is the update from the federal government after passing Bill C-13, The COVID-19 Emergency Response Act.  The province is introducing their economic statement later this afternoon, and we will send another update once it is tabled. Read More   James Barry Responds to Decision Regarding Construction Places as Essential Workplaces IBEW CCO Executive Secretary… Read more »

Message from James Barry re: COVID-19 Advisory for Construction Workplaces in Ontario

UPDATE: March 20, 3:13:56 PM Collectively, the Construction Employers Council of Ontario (CECCO), Council of Ontario Construction Associations (COCA), Ontario General Contractors Association, and the Provincial Building & Construction Trades Council of Ontario have released a COVID-19 Advisory for Construction Workplaces in Ontario.  Please click the link below to read the full advisory: Read More… Read more »

A message from CBTU

Brothers and Sisters, To date, COVID-19 has been characterized as a pandemic worldwide. In response to the construction industry’s questions regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, the following are steps everyone should be taking now. Initial Guidance on COVID-19

Updated: A message to Local 586 Members concerning COVID-19

Local 586 will be RESTRICTING access to the office. The office will be closed to walk-in traffic effective this Monday, March 16th to April 6th, 2020. Local 586 will be making adjustments to Local 586’s HIRING/LAYOFF procedures and we are temporarily suspending Article XII, Sec. 21 of the Local 586 By-laws.  Also, Local 586 will… Read more »

A Message to IBEW Members Concerning COVID-19

Please take the time to read the urgent news on emerging COVID-19 developments which  may potentially affect the IBEW CCO membership and construction industry.  Visit daily as circumstances may change as we learn more.   Read More

UPDATED : A message from Coughlin regarding COVID-19

Dear Valued Members, As the status of the COVID-19 outbreak continues to change and evolve on a daily basis across Canada and the entire world, we at Coughlin wish to reinforce our commitment to you throughout this difficult time. As your pension and benefits administrator, we want to assure you that while our physical offices… Read more »

Happy International Womens Day!

Happy International Womens Day! Join us in celebrating our sister electricians. We’re honoured to work with so many powerful women every day. To learn more about women in our industry: Read More  

IBEW CCO and ECAO Representatives Attend Leader’s Dinner

On March 5, 2020, IBEW Executive Secretary-Treasurer James Barry, Executive Director of the ECAO Graeme Aitken, and representatives from IBEW CCO and the ECAO attended the sold-out Leader’s dinner in Toronto. Barry had the chance to speak with Premier Doug Ford. Read More

New IBEW boss Barry will draw one line in the sand

The new leader of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Construction Council of Ontario (IBEW CCO) pledges to work closely with the Ontario government as it reinvents skilled trades regulation but there is one line James Barry will not cross.   Read More

John Bourke delivers cheque to CHEO

On behalf of the Canadian Federation of Labour, John Bourke delivered a $36,000 cheque to CHEO. The Canadian Federation of Labour thanks CHEO for the tremendous amount of good work they do and is hopeful that this money with aid them in further continuing that work.