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The Calgary 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
 
SM Local 8 member Terran Dolan at Crosstown Heating and Ventilation in Calgary making aluminum nose pieces for face mask heroes across the province of Alberta.

 
Local 8 was saddened to hear of the passing of
CHARLOTTE GARTNER
on March 31. Charlotte worked in the Edmonton office of Local 8,
where she was a friendly and helpful voice to our members
for over twenty years. Our condolences go out to her family and friends.
Her obituary can be found HERE
 

Calendar Meeting Dates

Please note that your 2020 calendars contain a couple of meeting date errors.

In December, the Fort McMurray meeting is Dec. 8, Edmonton meeting is Dec. 15
and Calgary is Dec. 17. Please note these changes on your calendar.


 

MAY 14/2020 - BOTH LOCAL 8 OFFICES RE-OPENED TO WALK-IN TRAFFIC
MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS CANCELLED UNTIL AT LEAST JUNE, 2020

Hello Brothers and Sisters,

This is an unprecedented time here in Alberta and around the world and we realize that

 many members have been patiently waiting for work to pick up or for the shutdown

 season to start. With the recent events caused by COVID 19 and the oil price crash,

most shutdowns have been postponed and many large sites have sent home

long-term maintenance, so only essential staff are working. This has put many

people in a financially trying position.

 

On March 29th, we held an emergency Executive Board conference call. At this meeting

 we decided that any currently out of work members will not be required to pay their basic

 dues for the months of April and May. This was decided to try and help any current

 members who have been waiting for work or have been laid off to avoid membership

 suspension until they can get to work.

 

If you are not working or have been temporarily laid off and are unsure if you are

on the out of work list, call the hall  or e-mail info@local8.ca so we can update your employment status.

 

Fraternally Yours,

Shawn Griffin

 

For clarification, your dues MUST be paid to the end of March to be eligible for this subsidy. We can not back-date these payments because of our software and IA reporting procedures, and cannot process payments for April  if March dues are not paid.

 

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For another important message from Business Manager, Shawn Griffin regarding temporary changes to office procedure and other information regarding the COVID-19 Virus, click here

Please click here for an important update on the COVID-19 Virus from the
Building Trades, Alberta

 
Tax receipts for dues paid in 2019 were mailed out February 29. If you haven't received yours, please email info@local8.ca
 
 Canadian Model for Providing a Safe Workplace ver 6 (July/18)


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
P
AD  (pre-authorized direct deposit form)
Change Form to add or delete dependents or change beneficiaries


APPRENTICES: Check out Alberta Apprenticeship & Industry Training
for scholarship info and other funding

PENSION PLAN

Alberta Sheet Metal Retirement Trust Fund
Plan booklets are available online


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        Courageous Companions
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



 
 
                                         
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   available for purchase by Local 8 Members
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            available to Local 8 Members
LOCAL 8 NEWS
 
Click HERE for photos of the
2019 Edmonton Golf Tournament
 
Photos of the 2019
Childrens' Christmas Parties
are available
Edmonton
 Calgary

Photos of the 2019
SERVICE AWARDS
are online
 
The January, 2020 Newsletter
is now online
Previous Newsletters
March, 2019
October / November, 2018
July, 2018
April / May 2018
 
Got a question?
 
HAVE YOU MOVED LATELY?
E-mail
info@local8.ca to give us your new address & phone number
 
MEETING DATES
All meetings are at 7:30 PM except
Fort McMurray  (8:00 PM)
 

MEETINGS CANCELLED
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EDMONTON
17310 - 106 Ave
FORT MAC
9713 Hardin St.
CALGARY -
125 - 5723 10 St NE
LETHBRIDGE
2801 - 2nd Ave. N
COMET RED DEER
3310 - 50 Ave.
Click location for map
 
 
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