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The Callgary Herald 'Swerve' Magazine
(June 12/15) includes a fascinating article on a new public art work installed at the Vancouver Airport and fabricated by Local 8 members working at Reggin Industries Inc.
You can find the article HERE
 

GENERAL ELECTIONS


Nomination meetings have been completed and nominees have been confirmed for eligibililty.

The International Association has granted Local 8's request to hold our 2018 General Election by secret mail-in balloting as per the motion made and carried unanimously throughout the province in March. There will be NO voting at the June membership meetings. Eligible members will receive a voting package the week of  May 22. The package will contain the election notification & instructions, a ballot, postage-paid return envelope and an unmarked brown envelope for the completed ballot. If you have not received your voting package by June 1, please contact  a Local 8 office to arrange for a duplicate package. Please note that all ballots must be returned by mail - we can not accept them at the offices.  

The following positions are up for election:

Vice - President / Business Representative (South)
Financial Secretary-Treasurer / Business Manager
Business Representative (North)
Recording Secretary
Retirement Pension Plan Trustee

The following positions have been filled by acclamation:

President - Steve Wolansky
Executive Board (North) - Rob Hoyle and Kerry Hnybida (one vacant position)
Executive Board (South) - Sean Conkin and Chris R. Taylor (one vacant position)
Union Trustees - Bryan Linton, Richard Giese and Steven Hu
Warden (Fort McMurray) - vacant position
Warden  (Edmonton) - Derek Szumik
Warden (Calgary) -
Health & Welfare Trustee - Chris R. Taylor

 

Local 8 has received a manpower request from Local 30 in Ontario.
Traveler request here  Wage rates here
Please contact Local 30 Dispatch at 416-299-7260
or check their website here
Click on 'Apply for Employment" on the top right to apply online

 

Vet

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Local 8 would like to congratulate Vet's Facility Services (A Division of  the Vet's Group of Companies) on being awarded the BOMA Pinnacle Award for Customer Service at the
BOMA Edmonton Awards Gala on March 10, 2018. Local 8 is very proud of their long-term relationship with the Vet's Group.
 

FAST. EASY. SECURE.

PAD will allow Coughlin & Associates Ltd. to (electronically) deposit member claim payments directly into Member bank accounts thus providing convenience and time-savings for Members, particularly for those who have busy schedules and/or travel frequently.  Also avoids payment delays in the event of a postal disruption.

·         FAST: Self-serve enrolment takes 5 minutes.  Faster access to funds.  No more waiting for cheques to arrive by mail. No cheques to deposit.

·         EASY: Enrolment process is easier than ever.  Enter banking information directly in the member portal. No need to submit a void cheque. 

·         SECURE: Online enrolment is more secure than paper enrolment.  Minimizes risk of lost or stolen forms.  Direct deposit is safer than paper cheque payments.

Sign up on-line or use

downloadable form below

PENSION PLAN
Alberta Sheet Metal Retirement Trust Fund
Plan booklets are available online
 Canadian Model for Providing a Safe Workplace
Alcohol & Drug Guidelines and
Work Rule

Follow this link for a PDF format

For members interested in signing up to the
 Rapid Site Access Program (RSAP),
the forms and information about the program can be found on the Construction Labour Relations Alberta website - www.clra.org
Once you are at the site, click on the
CM/RSAP box at the top right corner. When you reach the page, click on forms, then CM/RSAP member application. Follow the instructions on completing the form and return it to Homewood. They will then contact you to complete the process.
Coughlin & Associates Web Site
Health & Welfare booklets are no longer printed. PDF versions are available
2018 PLAN BOOKLET
TRAVEL BOOKLET
RSA TRAVEL CARD
Downloadable claims forms:

Prescription & other medical benefits (original recipts must accompany form)
Dental  (most dentists will file digitally)   
Short Term Disability
Direct Deposit (to have claims directly deposited to your bank account)
Change Form to add or delete dependents or change beneficiaries


APPRENTICES: Check out Alberta Apprenticeship & Industry Training
for scholarship info and other funding
 
Local 8 is proud to support our communities through donations to worthy causes.
All funding is made from our Benevolent Fund and through motions made by our members
at our regular meetings. We've donated to:
AIT Apprenticeship Scholarships          Air Canada Dreams Take Flight
Alberta Childrens’ Hospital (Calgary)          BTA Charitable Foundation
Canadian Red Cross          Child Find        EDLC Broken Families Memorial
Edmonton Police Association Drug Education
Enmax – Ganotec West “Adopt A Family’ Program   Food Banks throughout Alberta
Glenrose Hospital Courage Centre    Habitat For Humanity        
Haiti
Disaster Relief      KidSafe Program
Knights of Columbus Youth Programs        MADD        Movember – Prostate Cancer          
Red Cross         RoofTek      Royal Canadian Legion & Legion Poppy Fund
Salvation Army           Skills Alberta & Skills Canada
Slave Lake Disaster Relief Fund (Red Cross & Salvation Army)
Southern Alberta Flood Relief      S
TARS
Building
Magic In the Air      United Way
 
   
   
LOCAL 8 NEWS
 
The April - May, 2018 newsletter
is now online
 
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MEETING DATES
All meetings are at 7:30 PM except
Fort McMurray  (8:00 PM)
 
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EDMONTON
17310 - 106 Ave
FORT MAC
9713 Hardin St.
CALGARY -
125 - 5723 10 St NE
LETHBRIDGE
#225 207 13 St. N
COMET RED DEER
3310 - 50 Ave.
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