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The Callgary Herald 'Swerve' Magazine
(June 12/15) includes a fascinating article on a new public art work being installed in Vancouver and fabricated by Local 8 members working at Reggin Industries Inc. You can find the article HERE
 

A Historic day for the BTA!!

Yesterday was truly a historical day for the Building Trades of Alberta leadership as they hosted a meeting at IBEW Local 424 with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, Federal  Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Amarjeet Sohi and Alberta MP Randy Boissonnault. A number of issues were discussed over the course of the hour long meeting which included topics such as expedited EI reform, infrastructure spending, the Trans Pacific Partnership, pipelines and access to markets. The majority of time was spent discussing how we can work together to create jobs in the current economic climate and strategizing around opportunities for apprentices to complete their programs. The unveiling of the Petrochemical Diversification Program by the Provincial Government on Monday and the intent of the Federal Government to expedite infrastructure spending were some of the positive steps that were identified. There was a commitment between the parties  (BTA, Federal government and Provincial Government) to ensure there was open communication, dialogue, inclusion and collaboration on these issues in the coming weeks, months and years ahead.

 
TAX RECEIPTS for dues paid in 2015 will be mailed out in the last half of February. Please contact our office at info@local8.ca if you've moved or to check that your address on file is correct.
 
 
L. Local 8 has purchased a bay for the new
Calgary Office / Hall with room for future
training facilities

The Calgary office is now located at
# 125, 5723 - 10 St. NE  Calgary  T2E 8W7

Our Calgary area membership meetings
will be held in the new building starting
in October.

Our phone and fax numbers
remain the same.
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  (most dentists will file digitally)   
Short Term Disability
Direct Deposit (to have claims directly deposited to your bank account within 2-5 business days of approval)
Change Form to add or delete dependents or change beneficiaries
 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
 
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        MADD        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
 
  The December newsletter is now online.
 
UPCOMING COURSES
 
February 20 (Saturday) - BluePrint 1 at the Edmonton Hall. Email training@local8.ca or call the Edmonton office ext 225 to register

March 12 & 13 - Leadership for Safety Excellence at the Edmonton Hall. Email training@local8.ca or call the Edmonton office ext 225 to register
 
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MEETING DATES
All meetings are at 7:30 PM except
Fort McMurray  (8:00 PM)
 
No meetings in July or August

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17310 - 106 Ave
FORT MAC
9713 Hardin St.
CALGARY -
125 - 5723 10 St NE
LETHBRIDGE
#225 207 13 St. N
COMET RED DEER
4311 - 49 Ave
Click location for map

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