Meet Travis Merrett, IBEW Local 1687’s New Business Manager
From all of us here in the IBEW I’d like to wish all of you at Spark Power a very Happy New Year. In and around the province a great many changes have taken place since January 2020: especially in several of the IBEW locals of Ontario.
We elect our Business Managers from a list of candidates nominated by our members. Let’s start off the new year with some introductions of newly elected…
It’s Friday… What’s Next — Sign a Card and Get the IBEW Advantage
By now you’ve had time to figure out whether you’ve made any progress with the early on friendly round table sessions, the shop talks and… whether some or any of your suggestions have been adopted. Was management’s interest in your wellbeing genuine?
Has management put words into actions, or was it just stalling while they tried to figure out how to make you lose interest or just give…
IBEW Membership — Electricians and Lifelong Learning
We’ve focused on apprentices for the last few days, so let’s switch it up and talk about being a licensed Red Seal 309A Construction & Maintenance Electrician. You’ve successfully written and are now a licensed electrician. Veterans of the trade often used to say, “You have your license, now you start learning all over again.”
There’s a great deal of truth and…
Incentives for Apprentices: Brantford, Oakville or Stoney Creek Branches
IBEW apprentices have a higher completion rate, and on average score higher in all levels of trade school than others. Let’s unpack this a bit more…
Let’s imagine that New Electric is IBEW and you are an apprentice working out of one of these three branches: Brantford, Oakville or Stoney Creek.
As you saw in Thursday and Friday’s update, having an IBEW benefit plan as well as an…
Incentives for Apprentices: Barrie, Brampton, Mississauga or Vaughan branches
IBEW apprentices have a higher completion rate, and on average score higher in all levels of trade school than others. But wait, there’s more…
For the sake of this example let’s imagine that New Electric is IBEW and you are an apprentice working out of one of these branches: Barrie, Brampton, Mississauga or Vaughan.
In yesterdays update you saw how having an IBEW benefit plan…
The Equation of Health Benefits
Thank you for your feedback so far. As we continue highlighting your top interests, let’s review prescription and health benefits. We don’t always think of it in these terms, but prescription medications, eyewear, dental and others are in fact out of pocket expenses and impact your net income.
Do The Math
Depending on the size of your family and their needs, without a healthcare plan…
Find the Wage Rate of Your Branch Location
Welcome back. As interest grows so do the number of questions you have.
Over the next two weeks we will post the top ten visited topics on your New/IBEW campaign website.
Today’s post—WAGES. Your branch location wage rate is a click away. Simply click on the branch location drop down window.
Included in this update is the wages video by IBEW 353 member Jeff Hegarty. In…
Let’s Talk About “The Saturday Cert”
It has come up in conversation about something referred to as a “Saturday Cert”.
In the case of electricians and apprentices at New Electric, many of you are interested in being represented and the IBEW is interested in representing you. If we achieved over 55% support in the form of cards signed, we could file an application to the Ontario Labour Relations Board. Since your typical hours of…
RE: SIGNING A CARD YOU SAID…
“…I’ve done my homework, given it a great deal of thought and I’m in—I want to sign a card. I could meet with my rep again and sign a paper card, but I’m just as comfortable signing online; walk me through it."
However you choose to sign a card, we will follow up with you.
There has been some confusion about how the electronic cards work and some misunderstandings that if…
BECOMING IBEW: CARD-BASED OR VOTE-BASED CERTIFICATION
In response to enquiries let’s review the process together.
The question is: How do the electricians and apprentices at New Electric achieve representation by the IBEW in their employment with New Electric?
The short answer is, if a significant majority of you sign-up to be represented by the IBEW, we could file an application to represent you automatically without the additional step of a…
Welcome back to our IBEW New Electric campaign website.
Making our way into this Thanksgiving, we want to wish you, your family and loved ones a weekend filled with thanksgiving, and safety.
To our many supporters, you have truly been champs. Thank you for your feedback, commitment and patience.
Because You Asked...
COVID may have set us back a bit, but we are back on track and…
Updates from the Ontario Construction Secretariat
Construction is about to resume on London’s largest project
After a seven-week COVID-19 shutdown, Maple Leaf Foods is resuming construction on a $660-million chicken processing plant in London after a nine-week shutdown due to COVID-19, now that Ontario has eased restrictions on essential construction projects.
Read the full story here.
Ontario announces additional workplaces that can…