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Interested in joining SMWIA Local 8?  Please see here for more information

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
 
Local 8 will be sending out tax receipts for dues paid in 2017
around the third week of February. Please ensure that we have your correct mailing address to ensure that you get your receipt in a timely manner.
You can email info@local8.ca to send in an address change or to check that the address we have on file is correct.

Also be sure to check your Coughlin statement in February as there will be a tax receipt from them. The portion of your premium that is allocated to life insurance is considered a taxable benefit and so must be included with your income on your tax form
 
ACTIMS Women In Trades Bursaries Program

Three bursaries of $1,500.00 each are available to women members of  Building Trades Unions. One bursary will be awarded to a Journeyman, and two to Apprentices 1st Year and up.

To find out more about the program, the eiligibility requirements for the bursaries and the application process, please visit their website here

 
LOCAL  8  is not currently accepting Travelers from other SMWIA Locals

For information on Local 8's policy regarding Travelers, please see this page

 

SUNCOR RANDOM TESTING

 

As you may have heard, Suncor had attempted to implement random drug and alcohol testing on all their Fort McMurray job sites. An injunction to prevent the random testing was granted by Court of Queen's Bench on December 7. In February, 2018, there will be a hearing to determine if the Supreme Court will hear the case. We will update you as more news becomes available.

 

 
PENSION PLAN
Alberta Sheet Metal Retirement Trust Fund
Plan booklets are available online
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
 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.
 
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 December / January newsletter
is now online
 
Got a question?
 
HAVE YOU MOVED LATELY?
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info@local8.ca to give us your new address & phone number
 
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e-mail notification when this site is updated? 
E-mail info@local8.ca
 
MEETING DATES
All meetings are at 7:30 PM except
Fort McMurray  (8:00 PM)
 
 
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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.
Click location for map

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available to Local 8 Members
 
 
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