JULY, 2015

Results of 2015 Local # 8 General Election


Local 8’s General Election was conducted throughout the province in June. Effective July 1, 2015 our new Officers and Officials are:


President:          Paul (Fred) Galley, by acclamation

Vice-President / Business Representative (South):  Steven Satter, by acclamation

Business Manager / Financial Secretary-Treasurer: Douglas Worobetz, elected

Business Representative (North): Shawn Griffin, elected

Recording Secretary: Larry Ingram, by acclamation

Executive Board (North): Greg Calhoun Jr. and Scott St. Louis, by acclamation

Executive Board (South): Kevin Connors and Delaine Briltz, by acclamation

Union Trustees: Will Atkinson and Richard Giese; by acclamation

Warden (Fort McMurray): Lloyd Grainger, by acclamation

In the election for a Pension Plan Trustee (held by mail-in balloting), Scott St. Louis was elected.


After receiving confirmation from our IA that members in receipt of pension benefits are ineligible to be nominated or serve in office, a few nominated members were disqualified, leaving several vacant positions. This necessitates a by-election in the fall.


Nominations will be called for in regular and special – call meetings in September, with voting to follow in October. The following positions must be filled:

Executive Board Member (North) – one to be elected

Executive Board Member (South) – one to be elected

Union Trustee and Alternate Trustee – one each to be elected

Warden (Edmonton Area) – one to be elected

Warden (Calgary Area) – one to be elected

Meeting Dates and Venues




Fort McMurray:   Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 8:00 PM, Stonebridge Hotel      9713 Hardin Street

Lethbridge:         Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 7:30 PM, Old Labour Temple     #225, 207 – 13 Street North

Edmonton:          Tuesday, September 15 at 7:30 PM, Edmonton Hall     17310 – 106 Avenue NW

Red Deer:           Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 7:30 PM, Red Deer Lodge   4311 – 49 Avenue

Calgary:             Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 7:30 PM, Calgary Hall    #125, 5723 – 10 Street NE


October: (If voting required, polls to be open 1 hour before commencement of meeting, and at the conclusion of the meeting until 10:00 PM)


Fort McMurray:     Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 8:00 PM, Stonebridge Hotel       9713 Hardin Street

Lethbridge:           Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 7:30 PM,  Old Labour Temple     #225, 207 – 13 Street North

Edmonton:           Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 7:30 PM,      Edmonton Hall     17310 – 106 Avenue NW

Red Deer:            Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 7:30 PM, Red Deer Lodge        4311 – 49 Avenue

Calgary:               Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 7:30 PM, Calgary Hall   #125, 5723 – 10 Street NE

Local 8 would like to thank everyone who contributed to our election process: those who stood for election, our judge and tellers, and the members who voted. We’d like to extend our gratitude to both new & outgoing officers for their dedication.

Local 8 is proud to announce to our members that a building has been purchased

for the Calgary Hall. Moving preparations are under way and we expect to be at the new location by August 1. The building address is # 125, 5723 – 10 Street NE and is located just off Deerfoot Trail and 64th Avenue, south of the Deerfoot Mall. The phone and fax numbers will remain the same.

Our Training Co-ordinator / Instructor, Rick Carter, will be leaving Local 8 in September. We’d like to express our gratitude for Rick’s hard work and all the progress that has been made in our training centre. We wish him all the best in his new position with Local # 276.


The Trustees of the Local 8 Training Trust are seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of Sheet Metal Training Co-ordinator / Instructor. This is a full-time position based out of the Local 8 Office in Edmonton. It may require occasional travel throughout the province; mileage and travel expenses will be reimbursed.


QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will have the following: 

  • A Red Seal Journeyman Sheet Metal Certificate
  • A minimum of 10 years of related experience as a journeyman
  • Strong communication skills & a command of the industry technical terminologies
  • Experience in blueprint reading
  • Knowledge of current and emerging trade practices
  • A working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Proven interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Previous instructional experience is preferred
  • Instructional experience or certificates in safety training is preferred.

RESPONSIBILITIES: To deliver and instruct courses as prescribed by the Trustees: 

  • Develop course outlines, profiles and curriculum
  • Provide training courses throughout Alberta
  • Participate in curriculum and program reviews
  • Instruct Blueprint Reading
  • Provide ongoing support, guidance and advice to apprentices
  • Administer and maintain records for data base
  • Other duties as assigned by the Trustees of the Training Trust Fund
  • Be willing to complete the Master Instructor Program or Provincial Instructor Diploma Program

Salary will be commensurate upon education and experience.

Detailed resumes can be emailed to doug@local8.ca ; dropped off, mailed or

faxed to either Local 8 office. Closing date for applications will be August 14, 2015 


We’d like to wish all our members a safe and relaxing summer.