Voting Results of Local 83 Proposed Collective Agreement

Thank you to all members who came out last night to vote on the Local 83 Proposed Collective Agreement at all three locations.

After all the ballots where counted, the majority of members were “not” in favour of the proposed agreement. The current Collective Agreement expires on April 30th, 2018, meaning we will have time to make adjustments and present a new proposal to the membership.

Thanks again to all members who took time from their busy schedules to come out and vote. Overall, we had a total of 342 voters.


Scott Keeping
Regional Manager, Nova Scotia and PEI

Local 83 International Women’s Day Brunch

In recognition of International Women’s Day on March 8, Local 83 Sisters are hosting a special International Women’s Day Brunch on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Tom’s Family Restaurant (585 Sackville Dr, Lower Sackville). The brunch starts at 11:30 a.m.

All Sisters and Brothers who support their Sisters are welcome to attend. Please call the Local 83 Union Hall (902-454-5100) if you are interested in attending to help us determine numbers.

AMENDED NOTICE – Mainland Nova Scotia Carpenters’ Collective Agreement

Notice of Ratification – Mainland Nova Scotia Carpenters’ Collective Agreement

The Carpenters’ Union Local 83 have reached a Memorandum of Agreement with the Nova Scotia Construction Labour Relations Association Limited (CLRA). This notice is to inform the membership of Local 83 that there will be three information sessions across Mainland Nova Scotia to review and discuss the new Carpenters’ Local 83 Collective Agreement. These are important meetings so please make every effort to attend.

Information Sessions


Date: Wed. March 7, 2018

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: Rodd Grand Yarmouth, 417 Main Street


Date: Wed. March 7, 2018

Time: 8 p.m.

Location: Union Hall, 139 Beaufort Street


Date: Thurs. March 8, 2018

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Union Hall, 1000 Sackville Drive

Upon completion of the information sessions above, there will be a ratification vote to determine the acceptance of the new Carpenters’ Local 83 Collective Agreement. The ratification vote will take place on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the three locations listed above.

The new agreement will provide Signatory Contractors with Local 83 the ability to compete aggressively against their non-union competition, leading to increased market share.

Thank you,

Scott Keeping
ACRC Regional Manager, Local 83

February 2018 Health and Wellness Member Communication

Please see the latest Health and Wellness Trust Member Communication.

Of note, the Group Emergency Medical Travel Assistance Benefit will be transferred to Medavie Blue Cross, effective March 1, 2018. Members in benefit will receive a new card from Blue Cross for the travel benefit only.

This card is being issued for your Group Emergency Medical Travel Assistance benefit only; it is not a replacement for your drug card. Your Health Care (including prescription drugs), Vision Care and Dental Care benefits through Belmont remain unchanged as of March 1, 2018.

Click here to read the full newsletter or visit our Health and Welfare page.

Download the Belmont eProfile app today!

Did you know Belmont has an eProfile app where you can view claims history, payment details, benefit information, and more right on your smartphone?

Download the app today on Apple’s App Store for iPhone or Google Play for Android devices. For instructions on how to download the app, or for more information on Belmont’s services for plan members, please visit our Health and Welfare page.

LU1386 meeting change

Please be advised the Local 1386 meeting originally scheduled for Feb. 13 at 82 Timothy Ave. S. in Fredericton has been RESCHEDULED for Feb. 20 @ 7 p.m.

Location and time remain the same.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

New ACRC online store launched

Want to show off your union pride? Looking for high-quality, union-made clothing made in Canada? We have you covered.

The ACRC now offers a wide range of merchandise from shirts, hoodies, jackets, work wear and other items through our online store. Most clothing items can be customized with your local number. When ordering, please indicate what local number you would like included.

Click here to visit the online store.

Dues Receipts

Effective Monday, February 5, 2018:

Where as we have several members who pay dues online and via credit cards, the ACRC will no longer be generating and mailing receipts for these payments. Your financial institution can provide a record to you that indicates proof of payment. Going forward, receipts will only be provided to those members paying cash at the counter.