Charlottetown Olde Tyme Union Picnic coming up soon!

Come join us Saturday, August 26, 2017 at the Delta Prince Edward waterfront for a barbecue, prizes, kids’ activities, rock wall, and more! The outdoor picnic event starts at 11 a.m. and runs until 2 p.m.

We are excited to host this event in conjunction with the 2017 UBC National Apprenticeship Competition! Come out and see the best apprentices in the country ply their trade and showcase their skills.

You’re not going to want to miss this one! Hope to see you there!

Olde Tyme Union Picnic – Sydney, NS

Our second Olde Tyme Union Picnic of the year is THIS SATURDAY, August 12! We are excited to partner with the Cape Breton Unionized Trades Dragon Boat Festival and will have a ton of activities for everyone, including a BBQ, bouncy castles, skills demonstrations, rock climbing wall, giveaways, and much more! Hope you can join us!

Job Opportunity – Business Representative/Organizer


The Atlantic Canada Regional Council of Carpenters, Millwrights and Allied Workers (ACRC) has an opening for one (1) Business Representative/Organizer position that will be based in their Halifax, NS office.

Reporting to the Director of Organizing, the Business Representative/Organizer is a self-driven team player who is ambitious, goal-oriented, and focused on delivering results.


The Business Representative/Organizer represents the best interests of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters (UBC) and actively works to organize unrepresented workers in the carpentry, millwright, and allied trades. S/he is expected to support this mission through seeking out new opportunities to organize individuals and contractors who are not represented. Travel throughout Nova Scotia and to various locations in Atlantic Canada is required.

The successful candidate will maintain proper and orderly records and provide a weekly electronic report to the Director of Organizing.  S/he will work closely and support other Business Representatives/Organizers and staff of the ACRC to ensure a consistent and high level of service is provided to all members of the Council.


The successful candidate:

  • Is a self-starter who can lead, motivate, and coach others;
  • Possesses exceptional organizing, communication, and strategic skills;
  • Brings many years of experience in the construction industry, preferably as a foreman or site superintendent and be Red Seal Endorsed (RSE);
  • Must be a UBC member in good standing;
  • Is computer literate and familiar with using Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, etc.);
  • Has a proven ability to work in a fast-paced and demanding environment;
  • Can seek out new opportunities to grow the Council with minimum supervision;
  • Brings a unique mix of work history, life experience, and community service to the role;
  • Be willing to undergo a criminal record check as travel to the International Training Center is required.


Interested applicants should forward a resume and cover letter indicating qualifications, experience, references, and any other pertinent information by email to

Please indicate ‘Business Representative/Organizer-NS’ in the subject line of your email.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Applications for this position must be received on or before Friday, August 11, 2017.

Local 83 Health and Welfare Meeting

Local 83 will be having a Health and Welfare Meeting to review and evaluate our current Health and Welfare plan.

The Health and Welfare Meeting will take place on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at 6 p.m. at 1000 Sackville Drive in Sackville, NS. The regular monthly meeting will directly follow.

At this meeting, we will have a representative on hand to discuss the changes to the Health and Welfare costs, and answer any questions or concerns you may have.

I encourage everyone to attend this very important meeting.


Scott Keeping
Regional Manager
Atlantic Canada Regional Council

Notice of Meeting Change – Local 1178

Please note the Regular Monthly Meeting for Local 1178 for June will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2017 starting at 10 a.m.

The Executive of Local 1178 would also like to invite you to the Lobster Boil that will take place after this monthly meeting. Please RSVP to the union office (902) 752-3176 no later than Monday, June 12, 2017 if you will be attending.

The above meeting will be the last one for the summer, as the monthly meetings for July and August will be cancelled. Meetings will begin again the fourth (4th) Saturday in September.

Hope to see everyone at this meeting.


David MacKenzie
President, Millwrights Local 1178