SHEET METAL WORKERS' INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION
LOCAL UNION NO. 8

PROVINCE OF ALBERTA & NWT TERRITORIES, CANADA

The Executive and Members of Sheet Metal Workers' Local 8 welcome you to their website and invite you to browse our pages to learn more about the role of the Union in the sheet metal trade.

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Our Business Manager, Douglas Worobetz, had the honour of being elected as the new Chairman of the Building Trades of Alberta at the end of November 2014. This postiion became vacant with the sudden passing of Chairman John Tackaberry who was also the Business Manager of Local #177 Painters and Allied Trades.

 

The Building Trades of Alberta is the umbrella organization for all the union construction trades in Alberta, including Local # 8 

 

The Business Managers from all the affiliated Locals make up the Executive Board of the BTA. The position of Chairman is an unpaid, honorary position which involves representing over 75,000 Building Trades men and women at meetings with owners, contractors, government and at charitable events.


IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING TRANSFER CARDS

Pursuant to Article 16, Section 9 (n) of the Constitution and Ritual of the Sheet Metal Workers' International Association, please be advised that the Sheet Metal Workers' Local Union # 8 is entering negotiatons for new Provincial contracts.

Sheet Metal Workers' Local Union # 8 will not be accepting transfer cards effective September 1, 2014 until new agreements have been reached.
 
TAX RECEIPTS FOR DUES PAID IN 2014 WILL BE MAILED OUT
IN FEBRUARY. PLEASE ENSURE WE HAVE YOUR CORRECT
ADDRESS. IF YOU'VE MOVED RECENTLY, EMAIL US AT info@local8.ca
Please ensure that the address is complete, including apartment or
unit number and postal code.

PENSION PLAN
Alberta Sheet Metal Retirement Trust Fund
Plan booklets are available online
HEALTH & WELFARE

Coughlin & Associates Web Site

Downloadable claims forms:
Prescription & other medical benefits (original recipts must accompany form)
Dental     
Short Term Disability
Direct Deposit (to have claims directly deposited to your bank account within 2-5 business days of approval)
 Canadian Model for Providing a Safe Workplace
Alcohol & Drug Guidelines and
Work Rule

Follow this link for a PDF format
APPRENTICES:
Check out
Alberta Apprenticeship & Industry Training
for scholarship info and other funding
   
Coughlin & Associates recently announced changes to the Local 8 Benefit Plan effective January 1, 2015. Details were mailed to all eligible members.  
  • Life Insurance and AD&D increase from $40,000 to $60,000 and from $3,000 to $4,000 for members aged 65 to 70
  • STD and LTD Weekly Income Benefit increase from $514/week to $524/week
  • Dental Fee Guide updated to the 2015 Fee Tariff for all services rendered January 1, 2015 and on

Local 8 is proud to support our communities through donations to worthy causes.


All funding is made from our Benevolent Fund and through motions made by our members
at our regular meetings. We've donated to:
AIT Apprenticeship Scholarships          Air Canada Dreams Take Flight
Alberta Childrens’ Hospital (Calgary)          BTA Charitable Foundation
Canadian Red Cross          Child Find        EDLC Broken Families Memorial
Edmonton Police Association Drug Education
Enmax – Ganotec West “Adopt A Family’ Program   Food Banks throughout Alberta
Glenrose Hospital Courage Centre    Greater Edmonton Alliance & MacG in Calgary
Habitat For Humanity         Haiti Disaster Relief      KidSafe Program
Knights of Columbus Youth Programs
Movember – Prostate Cancer         Red Cross         RoofTek    
Royal Canadian Legion & Legion Poppy Fund
Salvation Army           Skills Alberta & Skills Canada
Slave Lake Disaster Relief Fund (Red Cross & Salvation Army)
Southern Alberta Flood Relief
S
TARS
Building
Magic In the Air      United Way

   
   




 
 

Local 8 News:

Upcoming COMET courses:

Edmonton Hall on Saturday, Jan 24 at 9:00 AM
Please call Kerry (ext 223 or cell 780-266-7879)
to register
 
  The January/15 newsletter is now online.

Bavarian Snips available for sale to members.  Please contact dan@local8.ca  for details. Click for larger picture.
 
 
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MEETING DATES
All meetings are at 7:30 PM except
Fort McMurray  (8:00 PM)

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EDMONTON
17310 - 106 Ave
FORT MAC
9713 Hardin St.
CALGARY -
UA  Hall
LETHBRIDGE
#225 207 13 St. N
COMET RED DEER
4311 - 49 Ave
click location for map
 

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available to Local 8 Members
 
 
 
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