EPSCA Special Called Meeting

Below is an important notice for Local 793 members working under the Electrical Power Systems Construction Association (EPSCA) Agreement.

Below is an important notice for Local 793 members working under the Electrical Power Systems Construction Association (EPSCA) Agreement.

Local 793 leads Santa Claus Parade

Local 793 members, staff and their families gathered in Oakville to participate in the Santa Claus Parade on Saturday, November 16, 2019. Each received a specially designed 100th anniversary scarf. The union was the parade’s lead float and wowed the thousands of children and parents along the route. “Local 793 led the St. Patrick’s Day […]

Local 793 members, staff and their families gathered in Oakville to participate in the Santa Claus Parade on Saturday, November 16, 2019. Each received a specially designed 100th anniversary scarf.

The union was the parade’s lead float and wowed the thousands of children and parents along the route.

“Local 793 led the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in March and we led just about every Labour Day Parade across the province in September. Now, we’re leading the Oakville Santa Claus parade.

“It’s been one hell of a year,” business manager Mike Gallagher said.

This year’s float was decorated to reflect 100 years of skilled operating engineers who have help build and shape Ontario. The float displayed cartoon-like characters of the Royal York Hotel, the CN Tower and SkyDome (now Rogers Centre); three iconic structures that the union’s members helped build.

Oakville North-Burlington MP Pam Damoff and new Federal MP for Oakville Anita Anand stopped by to say hello to business manager Gallagher and vice-president Joe Dowdall.

The parade route began downtown Oakville at Lakeshore Road and Reynolds Street and traveled west along Lakeshore to Kerr Street, north on Kerr to Stewart Street and ended at Felan Avenue.

The Oakville Santa Claus Parade has been delighting audiences for 70 years, bringing joy to young and young at heart since 1948.

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Local 793 delivers $15,000 cheque to De Novo Treatment Centre

Local 793 delivered a cheque for $15,000 to the De Novo Treatment Centre on Friday afternoon. Local 793 has been a contributing union to De Novo since 1998. The money was raised at the Toronto area golf tournament this past summer. Seen in the photos is (L to R) director of Toronto area Dave Turple, […]

Local 793 delivered a cheque for $15,000 to the De Novo Treatment Centre on Friday afternoon.

Local 793 has been a contributing union to De Novo since 1998. The money was raised at the Toronto area golf tournament this past summer.

Seen in the photos is (L to R) director of Toronto area Dave Turple, Simcoe County area coordinator Justin O’Neill and De Novo executive director Aaron Sinclair.

De Novo is an alcohol and drug treatment service operated as a partnership between Management and Unionized members of Ontario’s construction trades. The centre provides the highest quality of treatment to employers, members and their families who struggle with substance abuse or addiction. They seek to provide hope, strength and tools for those who are in need of assistance.

 

All smiles as Local 793 presents cheque to Smilezone

Local 793 presented the Smilezone Foundation with a cheque for $15,000 to help support their mission of improving the lives of children receiving medical treatment at health care facilities across Canada. The money was raised at the Toronto area golf tournament this past summer. Seen here presenting the cheque is (L to R) director of […]

Local 793 presented the Smilezone Foundation with a cheque for $15,000 to help support their mission of improving the lives of children receiving medical treatment at health care facilities across Canada.

The money was raised at the Toronto area golf tournament this past summer.

Seen here presenting the cheque is (L to R) director of Toronto area Dave Turple, Smilezone Foundation fund development coordinator Emily Kerr, roads and industrial sector coordinator Andrew Saunders, and sewer watermain and utilities rep Matt Porter.

Smilezones are safe spaces physically, mentally and emotionally where kids of any age, ability and diagnosis can go and be themselves without fears of judgement and where they are with other families who share in similar experiences. Smilezone helps make the hospital or centre a better place to be, providing children and families with a sense of comfort and belonging.