Area offices have reopened with new safety rules

Local 793 area offices around the province reopened on August 30, 2021. In order to keep members and staff safe, please remember to follow these rules when coming to visit: You must be fully vaccinated* (received your second COVID-19 vaccination dose at least 14 days before entering the area office) Only one member is allowed […]

Local 793 area offices around the province reopened on August 30, 2021. In order to keep members and staff safe, please remember to follow these rules when coming to visit:

  1. You must be fully vaccinated* (received your second COVID-19 vaccination dose at least 14 days before entering the area office)

  2. Only one member is allowed in the office at a timeIf multiple members require in-person service, they must wait outside and take turns entering the office one at a time.

  3. Mandatory COVID-19 screening must be completed before entering the officeIf you or anyone in your household is currently experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, you will be prohibited from coming into the office and will be asked to return at a later date.

  4. Mandatory contact tracing – You will be asked to sign-in and provide your name and phone number for contact tracing purposes.

  5. Masks are mandatory while inside the office

  6. Social distancing of 2-metres is required at all times

To find the area office closest to you, click here.

*In accordance with Local 793’s COVID-19 Vaccine Policy.

Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO President, dies at 72

American Federation of Labor – Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) president Richard Trumka, leader of the largest federation of unions in the United States for more than a decade, died suddenly on Thursday. He was 72. Trumka had been president of the AFL-CIO, a group of more than 50 labour unions, including IUOE, representing 12.5 […]

American Federation of Labor – Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) president Richard Trumka, leader of the largest federation of unions in the United States for more than a decade, died suddenly on Thursday. He was 72.

Trumka had been president of the AFL-CIO, a group of more than 50 labour unions, including IUOE, representing 12.5 million members across the United States, since 2009. In addition to organizing and representing workers, the AFL-CIO also assists in worker training and operates the largest training network outside the U.S. military.

Trumka was a key political ally to Presidents Barack Obama and Joe Biden and was leading an effort to institute landmark reforms to federal labour laws when he died. He had recently been championing the White House’s push to pass an infrastructure package, which he called the biggest infrastructure bill in history.

“He was a champion of the working people and a great speaker,” Local 793 Business Manager Mike Gallagher said. “He faced down some anti-union Presidents and sought to expand the ‘tent of the unionized labour movement to include all workers regardless of gender, ethnicity or even citizenship’.”

During the pandemic, Trumka’s positions on complicated issues like workplace safety and vaccine mandates, which he expressed support for, helped set the tone for the rest of the United States.

“Brother Trumka was a dedicated labour leader,” IUOE General President James T. Callahan said. “His outspoken voice on behalf of all working men and women will be sorely missed.”

Exclusive offer to Bell Mobility Discount Plans

IUOE Local 793 is pleased to offer savings to your mobile service with the introduction of the Bell Mobility Discount Plans. The program is designed to offer preferred rate plans to Local 793 members which go beyond standard consumer promotions and special offers. The discount is available to all Local 793 members, retirees and up […]

IUOE Local 793 is pleased to offer savings to your mobile service with the introduction of the Bell Mobility Discount Plans.

The program is designed to offer preferred rate plans to Local 793 members which go beyond standard consumer promotions and special offers.

The discount is available to all Local 793 members, retirees and up to five family members. Members must be initiated and in good standing with the Union to access the plan.

In order to activate or migrate an existing Bell mobile number to the plan for discount, a proof of membership is required. Acceptable proof includes your Union card and Union registration number.

To access exclusive pricing, call the dedicated specialist team at 1-866-244-9108 and activate your plan.

To check out the latest devices, click here and then call the EPP White Glove Centre at 1-866-244-9108 to activate.

Hours of operation: Monday to Friday 9:00AM to 5:00PM EST.

VIDEO UPDATE: Local 793 Business Manager Mike Gallagher for August 1, 2021

Local 793 Business Manager Mike Gallagher delivers a video message on Sunday August 1, 2021.  In this video, Business Manager Gallagher delivers the following updates: [0:55] PENSION PLAN STANDS STRONG – Excellent returns of 6.7% to the end of June 2021 [1:29] $162.5 million surplus on a going concern basis to end on December […]

Local 793 Business Manager Mike Gallagher delivers a video message on Sunday August 1, 2021.

In this video, Business Manager Gallagher delivers the following updates:

[0:55] PENSION PLAN STANDS STRONG – Excellent returns of 6.7% to the end of June 2021
[1:29] $162.5 million surplus on a going concern basis to end on December 2020
[1:51] Trustees continue to manage pension defensively
[2:27] HEALTH & WELFARE PLAN IS DOING WELL – Committees continue to examine plan design including improvements
[2:53] COVID-19 PANDEMIC UPDATE – Delta variant continues to spread, caution encouraged
[5:01] GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING UPDATE – Looking to safely hold meeting in late September or October if possible
[6:00] HEALTH AND SAFETY REMAINS A PRIORITY – Your Union continues to help ensure you are protected at work
[7:15] STRONGLY ENCOURAGE VACCINATION
[10:00] MANDATORY VACCINATION – Starting August 3rd all Local 793 staff subject to mandatory vaccination policy
[10:42] Starting next course intake, OETIO students and staff subject to mandatory vaccination policy
[12:20] PROTECTING STAFF AND MEMBERS AGAINST COVID-19 IS A TOP PRIORITY