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IBEW 1007 Civic Unit July 2, 2020 Brothers and Sisters, As you are aware, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced changes onto the City of Edmonton, and by extension, all of us. Many of you have been working from home, have been asked to take on new duties, or in the worst cases, have been temporarily…

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Ryan Carruthers Signal Tech 1 (Technologies) EPCOR Unit Chair Rob Miccolis Signal Tech 1 (Technologies) Richard Vercholuk Utility Worker III (Technologies) Bill Pylypa Foreman, Civil Const Inspectors (EPCOR D&T) Daryl Royer E&I and Control Tech (EPCOR Water) IBEW 1007 President Joel Kwasny Foreman QMP & Contracts (EPCOR D&T) EPCOR Unit Member at Large Mike Boyd…

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SYWENKY, Andrew Paul On June 16, 2020 Andrew Paul Sywenky, at the age of 67 years, passed away in hospital. Andy was the first born to Nick and Annie Sywenky on August 27, 1952 in Vermilion, Alberta. He is survived by his wife Pat, and their three children: Marc (Alli), Erin (Ryan) and Matthew (Danielle),…

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Technologies Update – June 24, 2020 My blog may deal with matters concerning all six Units, or just one. The title will give you an idea of the content. The letter I posted here on this website last Friday (June 19th) dealt with some disturbing news from EPCOR regarding the future of the Technologies business…

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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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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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