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Remembrance Day Message / Message à l’occasion du jour du Souvenir

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

Remembrance Day was first observed throughout the British Commonwealth in 1919.  It was held to pay tribute to the end of the First World War through the signing of the Armistice Agreement on November 11, 1918, at 11 am. 

It is because of the brave men and women who have served our great nation that we enjoy the peace and freedoms we have today.  This year, on Friday November 11 at 11 am, Canadians will again pause for two minutes of silence to remember all those who have fought and continue to fight for this country. 

Brothers and Sisters, we must all remember and involve ourselves on Remembrance Day so that the courage and selflessness of these women and men is not lost to future generations; we must never forget because through their sacrifices we have the right to participate and reap the benefits of our Union. 

There are many ways that you and your local union can participate in an Act of Remembrance:

1. Participate in local Remembrance Day ceremonies hosted by Royal Canadian Legion branches in communities and Cenotaphs across Canada.
 

2. Watch the National Remembrance Day Ceremony live on television.
 

3. Observe two minutes of silence at 11:00 am on November 11 to honour, remember and thank all who served and sacrificed.
 

4. Post about Remembrance Day activities on your website and social media.
 

I encourage all IBEW Local Unions, union officers and members to take part in local events in your area to pay tribute to all of those who fought for the freedoms we enjoy today.

In addition, IBEW Canada is also a proud partner of Helmets to Hardhats Canada, which provides career transition opportunities to Canadian Forces veterans looking to start a second career in the trades.  Accordingly, I strongly encourage Local Unions to find ways to help our veterans make the transition into good IBEW jobs where their skills, dedication and drive can help make our union stronger.

In solidarity,

Russ Shewchuk,

International Vice President, IBEW Canada

IBEW - 1st District Office

300-1450 Meyerside Dr.

Mississauga, ON  L5T 2N5


Chères consœurs et chers confrères,

 Le jour du Souvenir fut instauré en 1919 à travers le Commonwealth britannique. Il a eu lieu pour rendre hommage à la fin de la Première Guerre mondiale avec la signature du Traité de l’armistice le 11 novembre 1918 à 11 h.

 C’est grâce à la bravoure de ces hommes et femmes qui ont servi notre grande nation que nous vivons dans la paix et la liberté aujourd’hui. Cette année, en date du 11 novembre à 11 h, les Canadiennes et Canadiens observeront à nouveau deux minutes de silence à la mémoire de toutes et celles et de tous ceux qui se sont battus et continuent de se battre pour ce pays.

  
Chères consœurs et chers confrères, nous devons nous commémorer et nous engager pour faire en sorte que le courage et l’altruisme de ces femmes et hommes ne soient pas perdus pour les générations futures; nous ne devons jamais oublier parce que grâce à leurs sacrifices, nous avons le droit de participer et de profiter des avantages que procure notre syndicat.

 Il y a plusieurs façons que vous et votre section locale pouvez participer en acte du Souvenir :

1. Participer dans des cérémonies locales du jour du Souvenir organisées par des filiales de la Légion royale canadienne dans les communautés et les cénotaphes à travers le Canada.
 

2. Regarder la cérémonie du jour du Souvenir en direct à la télévision.  
 

3. Observer deux minutes de silence le 11 novembre à 11 h pour rendre hommage, pour se souvenir et pour remercier toutes celles et tous ceux qui ont servi et qui ont sacrifié.
 

4. Publier des activités au sujet du jour du Souvenir sur votre site Web et vos réseaux sociaux.  
 

J’encourage toutes les sections locales de la FIOE, les officiers syndicaux et les membres de participer aux activités locales dans votre région pour rendre hommage à toutes celles et à tous ceux qui se sont battus au nom de la liberté dont nous jouissons aujourd’hui.

 De plus, la FIOE est une fière partenaire du Régiments aux Bâtiments Canada, une transition qui permet aux vétérans des Forces armées canadiennes d’avoir une deuxième carrière dans les métiers spécialisés. J’encourage donc fortement les sections locales de trouver des moyens d’aider nos vétérans à faire la transition dans de bons emplois FIOE où leurs compétences, leurs dévouements et leurs déterminations contribueront à rendre notre syndicat plus fort.   

 En toute solidarité,

 Russ Shewchuk,

Vice-président international de la FIOE Canada

 FIOE, Premier District

1450, Meyerside Drive, bureau 400

Mississauga (Ontario) L5T 2N5

IBEW 424 EWMC Meeting

Posted on Nov 22, 2022 in General News

Local 424 will be hosting an EWMC Meeting 

Nov 30th 2022

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

@ IBEW Local 424 Edmonton Meeting Hall

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I.B.E.W Local 424 Edmonton Retires

Posted on Oct 13, 2022 in Events

 DO TO A LACK OF INTERESTED THIS EVENT HAS BEN CANCELLED 

 

I.B.E.W Local 424 Edmonton Retires

Christmas Dinner

                                                                                                       Wednesday December 7th, 2022, 1:00pm

Local 424 Union Hall       4232-93 Street

Cost $15.00 per person

Dinner catered by Dashing and Delicious Catering

Please contact the following with your commitment to attend.

Bob Hunter             [email protected]

Dave Anderson         [email protected]

 

Confirmation of your attendance must be received by

November 26th, 2022

 

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Oct Edmonton Retiree Club Meeting

Posted on Sep 09, 2022 in Events

 

October 19th

Meeting 1:00 pm

Training Center

At the end of the meeting we will be having a work party to prepare gift bags for the Family Holiday party.

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Music Mash Discount

Posted on Aug 26, 2022 in Events

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Fort McMurray Meeting

Posted on Aug 16, 2022 in Events

ATTENTION : Fort McMurray Meeting will be located back at the Radison
435 Gregoire Dr, Fort McMurray, AB T9H 4K7

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424 IBEW Election Results

Posted on Jun 20, 2022 in General News

Business Manager / Financial Secretary

Trevor Dell 185

Jennifer Horne 123

Michael A. Reinhart 518

 
President

Stephen Blum 296

Ken Johnson 519

 
Vice President

Kyle Hamilton 295

Kevin Lecht 501

 

Recording Secretary

Conor Doyle 243

Joe Trodden 554

 

Treasurer

James Hawreliak 440

Adam Jesse 363

 

Examining Board

Jorden Bergeron 444

Robert B. Gibbons 399

Robert J. Laing 217

Jian Dong Lu 362

John Opitz 262

Cam White 320

 

 

 

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Local 424 Election Ballots

Posted on May 18, 2022 in Members

IBEW Local 424 Election Ballots have been mailed ny our election Judge Joe Gilchrist as of 10 am Wed May 18, 2022 

 

2022 IBEW Local 424 Replacement Ballot

All replacement Ballots must be requested after Monday May 30th by email through the election judge @ [email protected] or by calling 780-462-5076 EXT 105.

 

If you have any questions about the election process please contact Joe @ [email protected]

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Member Scholarships

Posted on Jan 18, 2022 in General News

To All First District Local Unions
Season’s Greetings:
Once again, AIL and TD Insurance Meloche Monnex, in conjunction with the IBEW First District, will be offering five (5) Scholarships in the amount of $1,000.00 each to all IBEW members and their families that are in studies pursuing a post-secondary diploma or degree.


An application (see attached) must be submitted into our office no later than February 11th, 2022 and must be accompanied by a brief essay (done by the applicant) outlining the benefits of belonging to the IBEW.


A random draw will be held at the First District Office on February 18th, 2022 followed by an announcement identifying the five winners.
Please share this opportunity with your Local Union members and encourage them to participate if they qualify.


Application is here

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Stand Up for Skilled Workers

Posted on Dec 15, 2021 in Action Alert

December 3, 2021
TO ALL IBEW FIRST DISTRICT LOCAL UNIONS
RE: Tax deduction for skilled trades workers: Take 2 minutes to send a letter to your MP
Greetings:


Skilled trades workers have always had to travel for work, that’s why we’re called a journeyperson. Projects arise, are built, and are completed at different times in different regions across the country and in many of these cases, workers need to travel, sometimes great lengths, in order to go to work.
Right now, the cost to travel for work – mileage, accommodations, food – aren’t tax deductible for skilled trades workers in the construction industry and aren’t always covered by an employer. When costs aren’t covered by an employer, skilled trades workers in the construction industry should receive the same treatment under the Tax Act as the white-collar workers who can claim those same out-of-pocket expenses.
We need your help today; please take 2 minutes to send a letter to your Member of Parliament asking that they support a Skilled Trades Workforce Mobility Tax Deduction.
The IBEW and Canada’s Building Trades Unions need your support to ensure the federal government and opposition parties live up to their campaign promises to introduce and pass legislation that ensures tax fairness for workers in the Building Trades.

https://buildingtrades.ca/advocacy/labour-mobility/


Thank you for your attention to this important matter.
In solidarity,
Tom Reid
International Vice President
TR/ln
Encl.
cc: International Representatives
IBEW System Council #11
IBEW CCO

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Robert J Watson Bursary

Posted on Aug 30, 2021 in General News

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Mayoral Candidates Forum

Posted on Aug 25, 2021 in Events

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Take Action on Bill 67 NOW

Posted on Jun 30, 2021 in Action Alert

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IBEW 424 Vubiz Online Training

Posted on Nov 25, 2020 in Members

IBEW Local 424 has renewed their subscription for online courses through VuBiz for
another three years covering subjects from WHMIS 2015 for Workers, to Microsoft
Office 2010 to Back Safety to Basic Finance to VuKidz courses and more. A number of
these courses are authored in French. The courses will be available to you and your
friends and families 24 hours a day, 7 days a week . Be sure to take advantage of
as many courses as possible. We hope that you and your friends and family members will find
several courses that will address both your needs and interests.


To start your learning experience, go to: https://learn.vubiz.com/chaccess/IBEWUnion/Default.asp

Every time that you sign on, you will need to enter:

The IBEW Password which is: IBEW2

Your Membership Card Number: That is the number on your IBEW Membership Card
for example 1234567, A123456 or D123456. If you do not know your Membership Card
Number or do not have one, you can use any unique number such as your home phone
number or postal code without any spaces for example 4169492211 or L3P4R9.

The First time that you sign on, you will need to enter a little extra information so that
VuBiz can set you up.

Membership Card Number (confirmation): This is to confirm the information that you
keyed above.
First Name: So that we can identify you properly in the system when you return.
Last Name: So that we can identify you properly in the system when you return.

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Dues Payment Methods

Posted on Oct 02, 2020 in General News

Due to Covid-19 and Many staff working from home we have updated our dues payment methods.

DUES PAYMENTS METHODS:

 

1.  Call in with a Visa and MasterCard

2.  Call in with a Debit Visa and Debit MasterCard

3.  Mail a Cheque

4.  Mail a Money Order

5.  Call in with a Prepaid Credit Card [Not Vanilla and Not the CC that say you must be “present” to use them]

6.  EFT [money transfer] NEW as of October 2, 2020

                -Email [email protected]

                Please Include

                -First and Last Name

                -Contact Number

                -Card Number

                -$ amount

7.  Cash can be taken at the Edmonton Office by booking an appointment

8.  Dues Receipts can be emailed or mailed

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Remote Workers Survey

Posted on Jun 23, 2020 in Surveys

EHRC Remote Working Survey

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