July / August, 2014





Mail-in voting for a Health & Welfare Trustee was completed June 27, with J. Peter Wyatt being re-elected for the July 1, 2014 to
June 30, 2017 term. We extend congratulations to Peter and thank Robert Hoyle for his interest in the position.


Dan Palmerchuk was re-appointed for another term as Health & Welfare Trustee, extending his term to June, 2017 as well.


Garry Melcosky will retain his position as Pension Plan Trustee by acclamation. His term will run from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2017.
We would like to thank Garry for his continued dedication and service to the Pension Plan and our members.





By a membership motion carried throughout the province, Local 8 is pleased that one apprentice will be joining the delegation to the
Building Trades Alberta Convention in Jasper from September 29 to October 3.


Interested apprentices can email doug@local8.ca by the end of July. All names will be entered with a draw July 31 to
determine the delegate.


A Construction Bargaining Survey was included with the mail-out newsletter.
If you'd like to print out a copy of the survey, click here



  • There will be a COMET course at the Edmonton Hall on August 23. Contact either Kerry (ext. 223) or Kelly (ext. 225) at the Edmonton office to register.
  • The Edmonton Golf Tournament was held May 31 at River Ridge Golf Course and attended by 50 members – a great time was had by all.
  • There’s still time to register for the Calgary Tournament July 26 in Okotoks. Cost is $110.00 with 18 holes, cart and dinner plus a chance to with a Harley Davidson Nightrod with a special hole-in-one challenge. Call Steve at (403) 813-5523 to register
  • The Second Annual Solidarity Slugfest (Southern Alberta Building Trades Softball Tournament) will be held in Okotoks September 5, 6 and 7. Camping is available nearby – for further info or to register, call Steve at (403) 813-5523.
  • Local 8 would like to congratulate our members working for Altair Contracting ULC at the Syncrude FFT site for 6 months of accident & injury free work. The crew is pictured below.