General Membership Meeting

Please be advised that a general membership meeting of the union will be held on Sunday, September 27, 2015 in the union banquet hall at 2245 Speers Road in Oakville. The meeting begins at 10 a.m. Click here for map

Please be advised that a general membership meeting of the union will be held on Sunday, September 27, 2015 in the union banquet hall at 2245 Speers Road in Oakville.

The meeting begins at 10 a.m.

Click here for map

2015 Labour Day Parades

Local 793 operators and family members will once again be participating in Labour Day Parades across the province on Monday, Sept. 7, 2015. Below are locations and times for events in the various districts: Toronto Local 793 members are asked to assemble at 8:30 a.m. on the west side of University Avenue north of Queen Street. […]

Local 793 operators and family members will once again be participating in Labour Day Parades across the province on Monday, Sept. 7, 2015. Below are locations and times for events in the various districts:

Toronto
Local 793 members are asked to assemble at 8:30 a.m. on the west side of University Avenue north of Queen Street. All members and their families are encouraged to participate. Union apparel will be supplied upon identification of being a Local 793 member. The parade ends at the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) grounds. Union members marching in the parade get into the CNE free of charge.

Hamilton
Local 793 members are asked to meet at York Boulevard and Strathcona Avenue North at 10 a.m.

Kingston

Local 793 members are asked to meet at McBurney Park at Clergy and Ordnance streets at 10 a.m. A picnic will be held following the parade.

Ottawa

Local 793 members are asked to meet at Ottawa City Hall at Elgin and Lisgar streets. The parade will start at noon and finish at McNabb Park at Gladstone and Bronson avenues. A picnic will be held at the park following the parade.

Sarnia

Local 793 members are asked to meet behind the Sarnia Public Library on Julia Street at 8:30 a.m. The parade will start at 9:30 a.m. Refreshments will be offered at the union hall following the parade.

Sudbury
Local 793 members can attend a picnic at the Sudbury office, 430 Westmount Ave., Unit H, in Sudbury. The event starts at 11 a.m.

Thunder Bay
Local 793 members can attend a picnic at Current River Park, 655 Cumberland St., from noon to 3 p.m.

Windsor
Local 793 members are asked to meet at Turner Road and Seneca Street at 9 a.m. The parade will start at 10 a.m. The parade will proceed down Walker Road and turn on the EC Row Service Road to the Fogolar Furlan Club.

Justin Trudeau Visits Local 793 Head Office

Local 793 business manager Mike Gallagher and executive board members welcomed Liberal Party Leader Justin Trudeau to the union’s head office and training campus in Oakville on Aug. 27. During the visit, Trudeau tried his hand at the controls of a Manitowoc 8500 crawler crane under the watchful eye of OETIO director of training and […]

Local 793 business manager Mike Gallagher and executive board members welcomed Liberal Party Leader Justin Trudeau to the union’s head office and training campus in Oakville on Aug. 27.

During the visit, Trudeau tried his hand at the controls of a Manitowoc 8500 crawler crane under the watchful eye of OETIO director of training and operations, Kelly Burla.

Afterwards, he spoke to more than 300 media, party faithful, and Local 793 officers, business reps and staff.

Representatives of the union wore safety vests and bright red hard hats in honour of the visit.

It was Trudeau’s second visit to Local 793’s office. He visited in 2013.

In a speech, Trudeau said it was great to be back in Oakville, and especially to make a return visit to Local 793.

“It was one of the first places I visited when I first became leader and I got to drive a crane then, too,” he remarked.

Trudeau thanked business manager Gallagher and the union for hosting the visit.

In his remarks, he noted that the labour movement is an important part of the Canadian economy.

“I know your members continue to do good work building roads and bridges, subways and subdivisions and so much more,” he said.

Trudeau made an important announcement on planned infrastructure spending during his remarks.

He said the Liberals would make the largest infrastructure investment in Canadian history.

The plan, he noted, would see the Liberals nearly double infrastructure investment to $125 billion — from the current $65 billion — over the next decade.

“Every dollar we spend on public infrastructure grows our economy, creates jobs, and strengthens our cities and towns,” he said. “Government has a responsibility to act decisively and for the public good.”

Business manager Gallagher praised the Liberal plan and said it’s welcome news for labour and the working people of Canada.

“I applaud Mr. Trudeau and the Liberals for putting forth such a bold plan. We think this could be a game changer in this election.”

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Deadline Nearing for Redshaw Scholarship

The deadline is nearing for Jack Redshaw Scholarships which are available to dependents of IUOE Local 793 members. Deadline for applications is Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. Applicants who applied previously but were not awarded a scholarship can re-apply. The scholarships are available to all the sons, daughters and grandchildren of Local 793 members who are in good standing […]

The deadline is nearing for Jack Redshaw Scholarships which are available to dependents of IUOE Local 793 members.

Deadline for applications is Friday, Sept. 11, 2015.

Applicants who applied previously but were not awarded a scholarship can re-apply.

The scholarships are available to all the sons, daughters and grandchildren of Local 793 members who are in good standing at the time of selection of the awards.

The award is named in honour of the late Jack Redshaw, who was a Local 793 member for 42 years. He was a business rep for 20 years and also served as labour relations manager and recording-corresponding secretary of the union.

Each year, the business manager of Local 793 determines the maximum amount of each scholarship and number of scholarships to be awarded.

Applications must be supported by:

  • Transcripts;
  • Other evidence of potential ability to succeed in the post-secondary program; and
  • A letter of recommendation from an individual with personal academic knowledge of the person making the application as well as why a scholarship should be awarded.

In addition, applicants must submit an essay of not more than 1,000 words on either:

  • Reasons why this scholarship will help me.
  • The impact on my life of being a dependent of a Local 793 union member.

Applications can be downloaded from the members section of the Local 793 website by clicking here. Applications can also be obtained by contacting any Local 793 area office.

The Jack Redshaw Scholarship applications can be emailed to socialservices@iuoelocal793.org or mailed to Social Services Department, Attn: Stephanie Whaley, 2245 Speers Rd, Oakville, ON, L6L 6X8.

 

Liberals Would Repeal Bill C-377

The following press release was issued by the federal Liberal Party. It confirms that the Liberals would repeal Bill C-525 and Bill C-377, and that they would work collaboratively to develop a made-in-Canada solution to Canada’s skills shortage. For Immediate Release August 15, 2015. Trudeau: Labour movement essential to middle class growth TORONTO – A […]

The following press release was issued by the federal Liberal Party. It confirms that the Liberals would repeal Bill C-525 and Bill C-377, and that they would work collaboratively to develop a made-in-Canada solution to Canada’s skills shortage.

For Immediate Release
August 15, 2015.

Trudeau: Labour movement essential to middle class growth

TORONTO – A Liberal government will work with Canada’s labour movement to create jobs, grow the economy, and strengthen the middle class, said the Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Justin Trudeau, today at the 2015 LiUNA Local 183 Family Day Event in Toronto.

“As one of the leading forces fighting for well-paying, good quality jobs, unions are vital to promoting and protecting Canada’s middle class,” said Mr. Trudeau. “Hard-working Canadians deserve a government that, instead of attacking unions, works with them to ensure that everyone has a real and fair chance at success.”

A Liberal government will ensure respect, fairness, and inclusion for Canada’s labour movement. Liberals will repeal the Conservatives’ unfair Bills C-377 and C-525. We will work with provinces and territories, workers, and employers to enhance the Canada Pension Plan (CPP), to ensure that all Canadians can retire with dignity. We will work collaboratively to develop a “made in Canada” solution to solve the skills shortage in our country, by investing directly in skills development and by assisting training centres with the costs of investing in trades training. Furthermore, Liberals will be presenting a real plan to update Canada’s roads, bridges, transit, and other infrastructure, which will create jobs and prepare us for the changing global economy.

“While the middle class is struggling to make ends meet, Stephen Harper’s plan has failed to help Canadians get ahead. Instead, he gives billions in benefits to the wealthiest few – a plan irresponsibly supported by Thomas Mulcair,” said Mr. Trudeau. “Only Liberals have the team and the plan to support and protect hard-working Canadians and their families.”

Operating Engineers Union Believes Harper’s Campaign Call Will Backfire

OTTAWA—The following statement was issued today by the International Union of Operating Engineers following Prime Minister Harper’s decision to call an 11-week campaign: “Once again, the Harper Conservatives have thumbed their nose at the working people of Canada,” said Michael Gallagher, IUOE Canadian Conference Chairperson and Ontario-based Local 793 Business Manager. “They have rigged the […]

OTTAWA—The following statement was issued today by the International Union of Operating Engineers following Prime Minister Harper’s decision to call an 11-week campaign:

“Once again, the Harper Conservatives have thumbed their nose at the working people of Canada,” said Michael Gallagher, IUOE Canadian Conference Chairperson and Ontario-based Local 793 Business Manager. “They have rigged the system and will spend tens of millions in taxpayer money in an attempt to drown out the voices of working families who are suffering in the Harper economy. But weeks of negative ads can’t change the years of failed policies under the Conservatives. It’s time for a change.”

From Washington, DC, General President James T. Callahan said, “Stephen Harper is employing the worst of U.S.-style campaign tactics. Canadians must brace themselves for eleven weeks of half-truths and double-speak. Members of the Operating Engineers—the men and women who build and maintain Canada every day—are ready to change the government. No amount of attack ads can paper over the Conservatives’ failed record.”

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