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.

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.


The Blueprint Winter 2017 issue out now!

The latest issue of The Blueprint is now available! You can browse current and past issues on our website here. Members automatically receive a copy by mail or they can be picked up at your local union office.

Have a suggestion or story idea? Tell us about it by submitting an email to suggestions@acrc.ca

Upcoming dates for Journeymen Leadership program

Please see the upcoming dates for the UBC Journeymen: Building Leadership For a Strong Future program:

January 25-28, 2018
February 1-4, 2018
February 8-11, 2018

The Journeymen Leadership program is held at the UBC International Training Center in Las Vegas, NV. Please note that members can only attend the Journeymen Leadership program once.

If you are interested in attending one of these sessions, please contact Debbie Smith by phone at (506) 450-4024 extension 201 or by email dsmith@acrc.ca

For more information on the Journeymen Leadership program, please click here to view our Programs page.

Robert J. Watson Bursary now accepting applications online

If you are the parent of a student who is currently attending a post-secondary academic institution on a full-time basis, then your child may be eligible to win a $1,000 bursary through the Robert J. Watson National Bursary Program.

The application submission period is open from September 15, 2017 and will close November 22, 2017. 

A total of 88 bursaries are available to win to children of union members whose local union has within its jurisdiction a General Presidents’ Maintenance or National Maintenance agreement.

For more information on the program, or to apply, please visit rjwbursary.com

Local 83 scaffolders required immediately

Scaffolders of all levels are required to start work immediately on an upcoming project based in Halifax, NS.

A Fingerprints Applicant Request Form (Contract Security Program) and a Controlled Goods Program Security Assessment Application form are required to be completed in order to be job-ready.

For more information or to apply for this opportunity, please contact Michelle Osmond, Dispatcher, at 902-454-5100 extension 0 or by email at mosmond@acrc.ca.

Olde Tyme Union Picnic – Paradise, NL

Our wrap-up Olde Tyme Union Picnic of the summer is this Saturday in Paradise, NL!

Come join us Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Paradise Park in the Town of Paradise for a barbecue, prizes, kids’ activities, giveaways, and much more! The outdoor picnic event starts at 11 a.m. and runs until 2 p.m.

For more information or details on event location, please see our event page here.

Hope to see you there!