Local 793 wishes members and their families a Happy New Year

On behalf of the officers, executive board and staff, IUOE Local 793 would like to wish all members and their families a Happy New Year! Despite the challenges of the pandemic this year, Local 793 continued to grow and now represents more than 17,800 members working in the construction, mining and industrial sectors. Highlights of […]

On behalf of the officers, executive board and staff, IUOE Local 793 would like to wish all members and their families a Happy New Year!

Despite the challenges of the pandemic this year, Local 793 continued to grow and now represents more than 17,800 members working in the construction, mining and industrial sectors.

Highlights of a successful 2021 include: the Union continues to be financially strong; the general membership meeting was held in December and district monthly meetings were restarted in November; the Benefit and Pension Plans remain strong; and the purchase of regional properties in Simcoe County, Sarnia, Hamilton and Thunder Bay to further improve servicing and training opportunities for members remains a top priority.

Local 793 would like to thank everyone who helped make this year a success. We will persevere through this pandemic together and become stronger than ever!  We will continue to improve the lives of members and their families and pave the way for the next generation of Local 793 members.

Celebrate safely as we ring in the new year and welcome a prosperous 2022.

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Season’s Greetings From IUOE Local 793

On behalf of the officers, executive board and staff, IUOE Local 793 would like to wish all members and their families a safe and joyful holiday season. Thank you to our skilled and hardworking members that have made this work year a success. Christmas is a special time that allows family and friends to reflect […]

On behalf of the officers, executive board and staff, IUOE Local 793 would like to wish all members and their families a safe and joyful holiday season.

Thank you to our skilled and hardworking members that have made this work year a success.

Christmas is a special time that allows family and friends to reflect and be grateful for the people in our lives and appreciate the kindness from those who helped and supported us throughout the year.

While we cannot celebrate like normal just yet, by following public health guidelines we can find new ways to celebrate and connect with family and friends during this holiday season.

Wishing you and your families a healthy and joyful Merry Christmas!

OETIO and Make-A-Wish Foundation help make wish come true for 13-year-old boy

Through the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Operating Engineers Training Institute of Ontario (OETIO) had the opportunity to make 13-year old Aidan Kent’s wish come true – to operate heavy equipment. Aidan and his family were invited to visit the Morrisburg Campus for his special day. CLICK HERE to watch a video of Aidan’s special day CLICK […]

Through the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Operating Engineers Training Institute of Ontario (OETIO) had the opportunity to make 13-year old Aidan Kent’s wish come true – to operate heavy equipment. Aidan and his family were invited to visit the Morrisburg Campus for his special day.

CLICK HERE to watch a video of Aidan’s special day
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Top experts recommend wearing better masks, like a KN95, during the Omicron wave

With the highly transmissible Omicron variant now here, Canadians are being urged by some experts to stop using certain types of masks in favour of a mask that will offer more protection, like a KN95. Read more: Your baggy mask isn’t going to cut it against Omicron, epidemiologist warns Is that COVID-19 mask you’re wearing […]

With the highly transmissible Omicron variant now here, Canadians are being urged by some experts to stop using certain types of masks in favour of a mask that will offer more protection, like a KN95.

Read more:

Your baggy mask isn’t going to cut it against Omicron, epidemiologist warns
Is that COVID-19 mask you’re wearing good enough amid Omicron? Here’s what the experts say

Local 793 members powering Ontario

Local 793 members John Hellingman (sitting in a Dodge Truck 5500 with a Palfinger PSC 6025 boom crane) and Eric Grady working for Hydro One at the Burlington Transformer Station.

Local 793 members John Hellingman (sitting in a Dodge Truck 5500 with a Palfinger PSC 6025 boom crane) and Eric Grady working for Hydro One at the Burlington Transformer Station.

Raising the Roof

Working for GC Rentals, Brother Kellen Hartviksen is seen here standing in front of a 30-ton boom truck that he operated to hoist a roof top unit in Thunder Bay.

Working for GC Rentals, Brother Kellen Hartviksen is seen here standing in front of a 30-ton boom truck that he operated to hoist a roof top unit in Thunder Bay.

Making Tracks – Winter 2021 Digital Edition

Welcome to the digital edition of Making Tracks, the magazine. Digital magazines can be instantly accessed and read on tablets, smartphones, or other digital platforms anywhere and anytime. They enhance the user experience and offer links to important resources and information for quick access, as well as great video content! Utilizing current technology is a […]

Welcome to the digital edition of Making Tracks, the magazine.

Digital magazines can be instantly accessed and read on tablets, smartphones, or other digital platforms anywhere and anytime. They enhance the user experience and offer links to important resources and information for quick access, as well as great video content!

Utilizing current technology is a more-environmentally friendly and cost-effective approach to publishing and keeping Local 793 members informed.

Enjoy this digital edition of Making Tracks!

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Local 793 Holiday Hours

Please be advised of the following holiday hours for the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 793: We will be closed at noon on Friday December 24th until 8:30am Tuesday January 4th 2022.

Please be advised of the following holiday hours for the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 793:

We will be closed at noon on Friday December 24th until 8:30am Tuesday January 4th 2022.

Our Inuit Voices Matter – Supporting Baffinland’s Phase 2 expansion

International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 793 has produced this video in support of Inuit employees working at Baffinland’s Mary River Mine, Nunavut. This video is a collection of Nunavummiut employee testimonials. Employees have courageously come forward to share their experiences and concerns about their uncertain future at the Mary River Mine if the Phase […]

International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 793 has produced this video in support of Inuit employees working at Baffinland’s Mary River Mine, Nunavut. This video is a collection of Nunavummiut employee testimonials. Employees have courageously come forward to share their experiences and concerns about their uncertain future at the Mary River Mine if the Phase 2 Development Proposal is not approved. These employees discuss the impact on them, their families and their communities.

This video has taken many months to complete and we hope it will provide both a new and important perspective that is currently missing in the discussions concerning the Phase 2 Development Proposal.

Local 793 is pleased to help support the Phase 2 Development Proposal and is very proud of the courageous participants.

The video can be viewed below.

A new reliable source of power coming to residents of Southwestern Ontario

Local 793 members are hard at work for Aecon Utilities on the EPCOR gas distribution project in Bruce County, ON. This project involves running natural gas lines to townships across Southwestern Ontario. The towns of Ripley, Point Clark and Lurgan Beach can expect new gas lines next year. This will give many residents access to […]

Local 793 members are hard at work for Aecon Utilities on the EPCOR gas distribution project in Bruce County, ON. This project involves running natural gas lines to townships across Southwestern Ontario. The towns of Ripley, Point Clark and Lurgan Beach can expect new gas lines next year. This will give many residents access to a cheap and reliable source of energy.

Below is a photo of Local 793 members (L to R) foreman Brent Hillman and Steve Van Eck standing in beside a Cat 420F backhoe onsite.