Important news about our union and it’s events, community participation and day to day operations.


Letters of Understanding are signed at the sole discretion of the Business Manager of the Local. It’s done on a fairly regular basis and the only time they are officially voted on is when they come up for renewal during contract negotiations. In 2019 I signed LOU #14 concerning Reporting Pay at EPCOR Technologies. It…

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Changes Possible at EITC

April 3, 2020

There is talk of reduced hours of work, with benefits in place, for IBEW 1007 staff at the Training Centre. We are exploring every option available to us and we’ll keep you in the loop. Our members have told us there’s lots of work they can be doing, projects and tasks that were put aside…

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Layoffs at IBEW 424

April 3, 2020

Unfortunately we have seen more layoffs at IBEW 424. We had 2 members of the administrative staff laid off on Monday, March 30th, 2020. The administration and IT folks there are IBEW 1007 Members. IBEW 424 has approximately 5,000 members on the books (that is, out of work), due mostly to the lack of construction…

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424 – EBFA – EITC

March 30, 2020

Sisters and Brothers, 424 We are facing unprecedented challenges at IBEW 424. Every staff member I’ve spoken to has mentioned the workplace is toxic. Roberta, Mike and I are working to try to repair things, or at least establish a working relation, but it’s difficult. it’s especially difficult when the present administration is terminating and…

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I was in meetings with the other Civic Unions and the City of Edmonton from 11:00 am until 10:00 pm on Friday. We had an face-to-face emergency meeting at the IBEW Union Hall on Friday night, and virtual meetings all weekend. We signed a Temporary Layoff and Recalls Letter of Understanding at 4:50 pm on…

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49 Members voted NO 42 Members voted YES Therefore I will not sign the Letter of Understanding. Many people have asked what will happen now but I don’t believe anyone knows the answer to that question. It obviously takes away the option of Technologies using the letter to deal with the COVID crisis. EPCOR has…

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I emailed Capital Power last week and proposed a Letter of Understanding to help both the Union and the Company navigate through this extremely trying time. To date it has not been accepted. Neither has revised or amended letter been proposed by the Company. Here’s a copy of the letter I proposed: Letter of Understanding…

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EPCOR has proposed an extension to the Letter of Understanding #14 to help deal with the fallout from the COVID-19 virus. The letter is similar in nature to one I signed in April 2019, but with extended dates. The primary reason for this request is the possibility that contracts issued to Technologies are cancelled and/or…

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