NL Building Trades Branding Contest

As you may know, the Newfoundland and Labrador Building Trades has been working with m5 marketing communications on our rebranding campaign, and in the coming weeks we will be unveiling our new logo.

To help mark the occasion, we will donate $1,000 each to 16 charities/organizations/youth groups. Building trades members with LU 579 and LU 1009 are invited to nominate a charity/organization/group of their choice (one nomination per member) with the top 16 vote-getters each receiving a $1,000 donation from the NL Building Trades.

To participate, qualified building trades members (in good standing) must email the following to rfitzgerald@nlbtc.com:

Subject Line: Branding Contest

In the body of the email indicate your name and local union name/number and the charity/organization/group of your choice.

Deadline for entering the contest is Friday, October 27, 2017.

Winners will be announced at an event to unveil the new building trades logo.

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!

Do you want to attend the 2017 National Apprenticeship Competition and ACRC Picnic in Charlottetown?

If so, the Atlantic Canada Regional Council is holding a contest where you and a guest can win travel, accommodation, and a meal stipend to attend the 2017 NAC and participate in the ACRC Olde Tyme Union Picnic on August 26, 2017.

Here’s how it works: For every union meeting you attend (all regions) and program you participate in (Journeyman Leadership, Site Organizer, assisting union campaigns, etc.) you will earn one ballot in the draw. The more you participate, the more ballots you earn!

In addition, any member who filled out the recent ACRC Membership Survey will automatically get one ballot in the contest.

To help make the day a success, we ask for a minimum volunteer commitment of four hours from each winner to assist with set up / tear down, event support, and other duties as assigned.

Up to forty (40) draws will take place across Atlantic Canada, proportional to membership numbers in each region.

Deadline for all ballots to be received is Thursday, June 15, 2017.

For more information on the 2017 NAC, click here. Details on the ACRC Olde Tyme Picnics can be found here.

What are you waiting for? Get involved in your region and we hope to see you in Charlottetown in August!

For more information, please contact Director of Organizing Colin Keeping at 902-454-5100 or ckeeping@acrc.ca

Olde Tyme Union Picnics

With summer just around the corner, we are excited to announce a series of union picnics that will be held across Atlantic Canada.

These events are open to members, their family and friends, and the public. Along with a barbecue lunch, there will be giveaways, prizes, skills demonstrations, and much more.

Check the Events section in your Region for the picnic being held nearest you. Don’t miss out – mark your calendars now!

 

Notice of Local 579 Meeting Cancellations – Grand Falls-Windsor and Lewisporte

Please be advised the Local 579 Carpenters’ regularly scheduled meetings for Grand Falls-Windsor, NL on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 and Lewisporte, NL on Thursday, April 27, 2017 have both been cancelled.

Elvis Park will be attending meetings in St. John’s and will be unable to attend. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Please pass this message along to any other members who reside in the surrounding areas.

St. John’s Information Demonstration – Friday, Sept. 23

Out-of-province workers continue to work at the Nalcor hydro electric plant turbine overhaul job in Grand Falls-Windsor, NL.

In protest of this, another demonstration will occur at the Nalcor Corporate office at 500 Columbus Drive, 10 a.m., Friday, 23 Sept. We will meet in the Nalcor parking lot.

We need to correct this and need workers, regardless of trade or whether union or non-union, to come down and participate in the demonstration.

Read the press release here