Local 793 Business Manager Mike Gallagher reports from head office in Oakville, where he thanks the members for their vote of confidence in re-electing Team Gallagher in the 2020 IUOE Local 793 election.

He also shares reasons to be optimistic throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, looking at the financial health of the Union and the pension plan and the measures Local 793 has put in place to aide members through this difficult period.

Business Manager Gallagher also provides an update on OETIO and announces the upcoming retirement of Local 793 Vice President and Executive Director, Joe Dowdall.

He also wishes all Local 793 members and their family a safe and happy holiday season.

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

[00:42] Grateful for supporting Team Gallagher
[1:47] Reasons to be optimistic
[2:30] Camaraderie with Ken Boyle
[4:23] Health Canada approves COVID-19 vaccine
[6:31] Pension Plan update
[8:15] SUB Plan
[9:57] VP Joe Dowdall set to retire
[11:28] Rick Kerr named new Executive Director, OETIO
[12:12] OETIO remains financially strong
[13:10] Local 793 doing well financially
[13:38] Offices remain closed, meetings remain cancelled
[16:36] Members encouraged to report positive COVID-19 results
[18:10] Members Health
[19:05] Season’s greetings – stay safe