Happy Canadian Multiculturalism Day

On June 27, Canadian Multiculturalism Day honours the many cultural communities that help build a strong and vibrant Canadian society. Take this opportunity to celebrate the cultural diversity that enriches us collectively and reaffirm your commitment to equity, inclusion, and mutual respect. In 1971 in the House of Commons, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau declared multiculturalism […]

On June 27, Canadian Multiculturalism Day honours the many cultural communities that help build a strong and vibrant Canadian society. Take this opportunity to celebrate the cultural diversity that enriches us collectively and reaffirm your commitment to equity, inclusion, and mutual respect.

In 1971 in the House of Commons, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau declared multiculturalism an official government policy. This policy was later enhanced by the 1982 Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Section 15 of the Charter makes it clear that every individual in Canada – regardless of race, religion, national or ethnic origin, colour, sex, age or physical or mental disability – is to be treated with the same respect, dignity, and consideration. No other Western country in the world has constitutionalized multiculturalism.

With the 1984 Canadian Multiculturalism Act, the government sought to strengthen its commitment to promoting equality and diversity. The Act seeks to ensure every Canadian receives equal treatment from the government; it also recognizes multiculturalism as an essential component of Canada’s heritage which must be protected.

As we celebrate Canada’s commitment to multiculturalism, it is important to reflect on its history, its limitations, and what multiculturalism means to Canadians as we engage with the present challenges of racism and discrimination.

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Making Tracks – Summer 2022 Digital Edition

Welcome to the digital edition of Making Tracks, the magazine. In this edition, you’ll read about Local 793’s successful job action by more than 6,000 skilled construction workers, see photos and a video from Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Doug Ford’s visit to OETIO in Oakville, read about what Local 793 is doing to help get […]

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

In this edition, you’ll read about Local 793’s successful job action by more than 6,000 skilled construction workers, see photos and a video from Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Doug Ford’s visit to OETIO in Oakville, read about what Local 793 is doing to help get Baffinland’s emergency order approved, and much more.

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!

Making Tracks – Issue 42 Summer 2022

Raising the bar at Bruce Power

Second-year apprentice Elden LeBlance pictured below is operating a Grove GMK5250L all-terrain crane for E.S. Fox Limited at the Bruce Power Generating Station in Tiverton, ON. Brother LeBlance is helping carry out Bruce Power’s Major Component Replacement (MCR) Project, which is estimated to extend the life of the generator until 2064. Bruce Power’s Life Extension […]

Second-year apprentice Elden LeBlance pictured below is operating a Grove GMK5250L all-terrain crane for E.S. Fox Limited at the Bruce Power Generating Station in Tiverton, ON.

Brother LeBlance is helping carry out Bruce Power’s Major Component Replacement (MCR) Project, which is estimated to extend the life of the generator until 2064. Bruce Power’s Life Extension and MCR project is Canada’s largest clean energy infrastructure project.

Toronto stays on top of North American crane count

According to the latest Rider Levett Bucknall’s Crane Index for North America, which tracks the number of operating tower cranes in 14 major cities across the US and Canada, Toronto has seen a 21% increase over last year. Toronto maintained its top spot, even though project completions took away 18 cranes from the previous survey. […]

According to the latest Rider Levett Bucknall’s Crane Index for North America, which tracks the number of operating tower cranes in 14 major cities across the US and Canada, Toronto has seen a 21% increase over last year.

Toronto maintained its top spot, even though project completions took away 18 cranes from the previous survey. The commercial sector leads the change in the numbers, with an increase of 18 cranes. Residential and mixed-use projects also experienced growth, with a combined increase of seven cranes.

Toronto has lead the crane count in North America since 2015.

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CLICK HERE to read the Rider Levett Bucknall’s Crane Index.

Construction of LRT in Ottawa keeping members busy

Construction of the Trillium Line continues to keep Local 793 members busy in the Ottawa area. Also known as the O-Train Line, the diesel light rail transit service line runs north-south for 8 kilometres between Bayview and Greenboro. Seen in the photo below is Brother Bruno Tremblay working for Acier Richard Ltée, operating a Manitex […]

Construction of the Trillium Line continues to keep Local 793 members busy in the Ottawa area. Also known as the O-Train Line, the diesel light rail transit service line runs north-south for 8 kilometres between Bayview and Greenboro.

Seen in the photo below is Brother Bruno Tremblay working for Acier Richard Ltée, operating a Manitex 50110 SHL 50-ton boom truck at the future Bowesville Station in the south end.

Local 793 recognizes June 21 as National Indigenous Peoples Day

National Indigenous Peoples Day is a time for recognizing and celebrating the cultures and contributions of the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples of Canada. This is a great occasion to learn more about the rich and diverse cultures, voices, experiences and histories of these three groups of Aboriginal peoples, also known as Indigenous peoples. Last […]

National Indigenous Peoples Day is a time for recognizing and celebrating the cultures and contributions of the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples of Canada. This is a great occasion to learn more about the rich and diverse cultures, voices, experiences and histories of these three groups of Aboriginal peoples, also known as Indigenous peoples.

Last year, this was a somber day as we’d recently learned about the discovery of the remains of 215 Indigenous children near the former Kamloops Residential School on the lands of the Tk’emlups te Secwépemc First Nation in British Columbia.

Since last spring, evidence of hundreds of other graves has been found at the sites of other former residential schools.

Today, these revelations have fallen somewhat out of the public conversation. As a result, it is more important than ever for Canada to affirm its commitment to Truth and Reconciliation.

IUOE Local 793 stands with Indigenous people, both across the country and within our Union membership, as they continue to call for action to bring truth and reconciliation to address the horrific tragedies that occurred at Canada’s residential schools.

Learning about Indigenous Peoples, places and experiences is a step forward each Canadian can take on the path to reconciliation.

Resources:

National Indigenous Peoples Day Activities
Learn more about National Indigenous Peoples Day
Learn more about First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples across Canada
Canada’s Progress on Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action

Happy Father’s Day from Local 793

The third Sunday of June is a special time to honour and celebrate the fathers in our lives. It is a day to recognize their role in parenting and how important they are in our upbringing. Take this opportunity to thank them for all the love and support they provide and let them know how […]

The third Sunday of June is a special time to honour and celebrate the fathers in our lives. It is a day to recognize their role in parenting and how important they are in our upbringing.

Take this opportunity to thank them for all the love and support they provide and let them know how much they mean to you.

Happy Father’s Day from Local 793.

Special Called Meeting: Ratification vote meeting for the Utility Contractors Association Collective Agreement

Dear Members: Your Union will be holding a ratification vote on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. at the locations noted below for all members that: 1) are currently working under the Utility Contractors Association Collective Agreement; and 2) may work under the Utility Contractors Association Collective Agreement, but are not employed in any […]

Dear Members:

Your Union will be holding a ratification vote on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. at the locations noted below for all members that: 1) are currently working under the Utility Contractors Association Collective Agreement; and 2) may work under the Utility Contractors Association Collective Agreement, but are not employed in any employment on June 21, 2022.

Be sure you attend this important meeting and please notify as many of your fellow Brothers and Sisters as possible that currently work or may work under the Utility Contractors Association Collective Agreement.

Should you have any questions please contact your district Union office.

Fraternally,

Mike Gallagher,
Business Manager

Special Called Meeting: Ratification vote meeting for the Man & Material Hoist Erectors Collective Agreement

Dear Members: Your Union will be holding a ratification vote on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. for members working under the Man & Material Hoist Erectors Collective Agreement at the following two (2) locations: 1) OE Banquet Hall and Conference Centre 2245 Speers Road Oakville, ON L6L 6X8 2) London District Office 4096 […]

Dear Members:

Your Union will be holding a ratification vote on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. for members working under the Man & Material Hoist Erectors Collective Agreement at the following two (2) locations:

1) OE Banquet Hall and Conference Centre
2245 Speers Road
Oakville, ON
L6L 6X8

2) London District Office
4096 Meadowbrook Drive, Unit 115
London, Ontario
N6L 1G4

Be sure you attend this important meeting and please notify as many of your fellow Brothers and Sisters as possible that currently work, or may work, under the Man & Material Hoist Erectors Collective Agreement.

Should you have any questions please contact your district Union office.

Fraternally,

Mike Gallagher,
Business Manager

Appointments made to Union Board

Please be advised that an Officers’ Meeting was held on June 14, 2022, to address the vacant position that resulted from the retirement of Financial Secretary, Bob Turpin, effective June 1, 2022. In accordance with Article XXIV, Subdivision 1, Section (f) of the IUOE Constitution, please be advised of the following appointment: i) Brian Alexander […]

Please be advised that an Officers’ Meeting was held on June 14, 2022, to address the vacant position that resulted from the retirement of Financial Secretary, Bob Turpin, effective June 1, 2022.

In accordance with Article XXIV, Subdivision 1, Section (f) of the IUOE Constitution, please be advised of the following appointment:

i) Brian Alexander has been appointed to Financial Secretary to complete the term vacated by Bob Turpin

As a result of the above, the following appointments were also made:

ii) Steve Booze has been appointed as Recording Corresponding-Secretary to fill the vacancy created by Brother Alexander’s appointment to Financial Secretary

iii) Virgil Nosé has been appointed as an Executive Board member to fill the vacancy created by Brother Booze’s appointment as Recording Corresponding Secretary

iv) Eric Giroux has been appointed as Auditor to fill the vacancy created by Brother Nosé’s appointment as an Executive Board member

v) Martin Tassé has been appointed as Guard to fill the vacancy created by Brother Giroux’s appointment as Auditor

We are confident that Brothers Alexander, Booze, Nosé, Giroux, and Tassé will continue working towards the best interests of Local 793 in their new roles.

Fraternally yours,

Mike Gallagher
Business Manager – Local 793
International Vice President