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.

Notice of Special Called Meetings

Local 83 will be holding a series of Special Called Meetings to provide the Executive Director of the Mainland Building Trades, Brad Smith, an opportunity to present the benefits and advantages of remaining affiliated with the Mainland Building Trades.

Directly after the presentation, Local 83 members will have the opportunity to discuss the pros and cons of the Building Trades.

Following the discussion, the membership will vote by secret ballot whether or not to remain with the Mainland Building Trades.

The following Special Called Meetings are scheduled:

Sackville – Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 1000 Sackville Drive. 6 p.m. start time.

Yarmouth / Digby – Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at the Rodd Grand Yarmouth (417 Main St., Yarmouth). 5 p.m. start time.

Stellarton – Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 139 Beaufort St., Stellarton. 7 p.m. start time.

The business of each regular monthly meeting will begin once the vote has been completed in each area.

Once all three locations have voted, Local 83 will announce the results.

Hope to see you all there for this very important vote.



Colin Keeping
Carpenters Union Local 83
Recording Secretary

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 dpotharst@acrc.ca.

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