Local 955 News & Events

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Donate to the Red Cross

Posted on July 19, 2017

Wondering what you can do to support our neighbors in B.C?

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2017 Annual Awards Banquet

Posted on July 10, 2017

On September 23, join us as we honour our 20, 30, 40, 50 and 60 year members!

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Get Your Tickets to the Labour Day Classic

Get Your Tickets to the Labour Day Classic

Posted on July 6, 2017

Limited number of tickets available for the September 4 game.

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Election Candidates Announced

Election Candidates Announced

Posted on June 20, 2017

We have now posted the official list of election candidates.

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IUOE Applauds the Federal Government’s Commitment to Collective Bargaining

Posted on June 19, 2017

The Federal Government has adopted Bill C-4 and ratified the International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention 98.

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Limited Edition Canada 150 T-shirts Now Available!

Posted on May 30, 2017

Get your Canada 150 t-shirts while supplies last!

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Labour Code Changes to Affect Unions

Labour Code Changes to Affect Unions

Posted on May 25, 2017

Yesterday the provincial government announced the proposed changes to the Alberta Labour Code and Employment Standards.

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A Message from the Business Manager

A Message from the Business Manager

Posted on May 3, 2017

Today marks the one year anniversary of the evacuation of Fort McMurray due to the wildfires.

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Reminder: Submission Deadline is April 25

Reminder: Submission Deadline is April 25

Posted on April 18, 2017

Canada’s Building Trades Unions is
seeking an original union song or poem that celebrates Canadian tradesmen and women.

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Crisis or Crossroads?

Crisis or Crossroads?

Posted on April 5, 2017

If you’re at a financial crossroads, there are services and solutions out there to help you deal with debt and get you back on solid financial footing.

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Attention: Job Information

Posted on April 5, 2017

There is currently a high demand in the Fort McMurray area for these specific trades jobs.

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Mammoet Team Celebrates Milestone

Mammoet Team Celebrates Milestone

Posted on April 5, 2017

Local 955 would like to congratulate our members on the Mammoet team working on the Shell Scotford site for achieving a major milestone: 8 years with zero LTIs.

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Las Vegas ‘ConExpo 2017’ Draws Local 955 Members

Las Vegas ‘ConExpo 2017’ Draws Local 955 Members

Posted on April 4, 2017

ConExpo 2017 featured 128,000 attendees, four huge parking lots, five conference halls and 2.5 million square feet of exhibit space.

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Scholarship Recipient Grateful to Local 955

Scholarship Recipient Grateful to Local 955

Posted on March 29, 2017

Reg Hitchcock Jr. was one of 16 winners of the N.B. Coutts Scholarship.

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The Struggle Inside

The Struggle Inside

Posted on March 27, 2017

It’s time to clear the air about mental health. Let’s start by talking about it.

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Benefits Campaign a Success!

Benefits Campaign a Success!

Posted on March 14, 2017

In late 2016, the Federal government was considering making private health and dental plans taxable, but due to public response--including action from Local 955--it was decided that no new taxes will be in effect.

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Alberta Government Announces Workplace Legislation Review

Alberta Government Announces Workplace Legislation Review

Posted on March 14, 2017

We are supportive of this government’s review of the codes and are hopeful that the result will ensure a more level playing field for unions.

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WANTED: Original Songs and Poems Celebrating the Trades

WANTED: Original Songs and Poems Celebrating the Trades

Posted on March 7, 2017

Canada’s Building Trades Unions is
seeking an original union song or poem that celebrates Canadian tradesmen and women.

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Support International Women’s Day

Posted on March 6, 2017

Show your support for women working in the trades by attending an International Women’s Day event this week.

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Congratulations!

Posted on February 3, 2017

The following members won prizes in our Work Experience Profile draw:

Abdi A. Ahmed
Cavin McCastle
Errol Peters
Glenn Naca
Kevin Palset
Randy Scharf
Thomas Gaddes

Winners have been notified!

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Dues Receipts

Dues Receipts

Posted on January 31, 2017

Tax season is approaching. We will be sending out dues receipts for tax reporting by the end of February. It is very important that we have current, valid mailing addresses for all of our members. To ensure you receive your dues receipt in a timely manner, please confirm that the Union has your correct current address. You can update your address in the Personal Contact Information tab in the Members Area or call the Union Hall at (780)483-0955

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Merry Christmas!

Posted on December 22, 2016

As we look back at 2016, we are reminded that things don’t always go as planned. Many of you experienced dramatic life events and may still be struggling or healing from these challenges. Our union continues to deal with adversity and I am aware of the pressure that this puts on each and every one of you. I understand the impact our new economy has on you and I assure you that we will continue to advocate for you in all our interactions. I wanted to take this opportunity to let you all know how much you are valued and appreciated.

I cannot promise or control what 2017 may bring, but I do know that by working together, we can be the best in our industry. On behalf of myself, the Executive Board and the staff at Local 955, I would like to express my gratitude toward you all and wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and joyous Holidays.

Bruce Moffatt, Business Manager

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Holiday Hours

Posted on December 21, 2016

Office Hours

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Important Changes to CLR CEFAP/RSAP/CM

Posted on December 12, 2016

Please click read more for the link to read about important changes to the following CLR managed programs:
CEFAP – employee family assistance counselling (personal issues), substance abuse expert assessments, residential treatment, related substance counselling
RSAP – membership held by union members that facilitates immediate access to site, random testing
CM – ongoing support in completion of recommendations after a Canadian Model violation

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#Ready2Work

Posted on November 28, 2016

#Ready2Work Campaign Launched

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WE WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU!

Posted on November 14, 2016

IUOE would like to communicate the role we play in the pipeline industry, our commitment to safety and environmental responsibility, and to build support for important pipeline projects across the country.

We are looking for members with experience in the pipeline industry who would like to share their pride in the work we do and to highlight the important role we play in the communities we live and work in.

If you are an Operating Engineer who

• Contributes to your community by actively supporting local causes

• Takes great pride in your work, and emphasizes the importance of safe, high quality work for the benefit of your community

• Have grown up in communities where pipelines are seen as a regular part of life – neighbours work on pipelines, many in the community live along the line without challenges

and would like to participate, please contact Pat Meloche by emailing pmeloche@oe955.com

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TAKE ACTION!

Posted on November 7, 2016

Bill C-4

Our voices were heard on Bill C-377, now we need to act on Bill C-4.

Click Read More to follow the link to email your Senator asking them to vote in favour of Bill C-4, the Bill to repeal anti-union Bills C-377 and C-525 that the Harper government brought in.

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Support Energy East

Posted on May 25, 2016

Below is a link to petition in support of the oil and gas industry and pipelines. The petition is now at 23,609 signatures in support of the oil and gas industry and pipelines

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‘Winky Rides’ Raises Over $50K for the SPCA


Do you ever wonder how far the bond of human and pet can go? OE955 Member Sandy MacDonald has pushed the limits with his dog Winky and together they have raised over $500K for the SPCA.

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