Monthly Archives: September 2016

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

Grand Falls-Windsor Information Picket

An out of province contractor is employing out of province workers to do the turbine overhaul at the Nalcor hydro electric plant in Grand Falls-Windsor, NL This is work that should be done by local NL workers, especially with a crown corporation. There are many millwrights and other trades that could use the 6-8 months of work.

We have talked to Nalcor and government officials about this, but with no response. As a result, we are staging an information demonstration in GFW to notify the public and pressure change.

Thursday, September 15 – We will be meeting at the Mount Peyton Hotel (214 Lincoln Rd, Grand Falls-Windsor) at 7 p.m. to organize the demonstration.

Friday, September 16 – Set up demonstration at MHA office at 3 Cromer Ave, Grand Falls-Windsor starting at 9 a.m.

We need your help to put out the message that NL workers should be given priority for work in NL.

Read the press release here

Mainland Nova Scotia Reorganization

The ACRC is restructuring its Halifax office to provide better value for Mainland Nova Scotia members. Shane Butler is no longer Regional Manager with the Council. Scott Keeping has been appointed interim Regional Manager for Mainland Nova Scotia and PEI. He can be contacted at 902-430-6882 or

We are committed to supporting Local 83 members and encourage anyone with questions or concerns to contact Deb Romero, EST, at 506-654-3849 or

Local 1338 Reorganization

 As a result of a change in leadership, the ACRC is restructuring its PEI office to provide better value for Local 1338 members. Farrel Huculak is no longer employed as a business representative / organizer with the Council. Until a suitable replacement is found, please direct all inquiries to Jeff Richardson who can be contacted at 902-759-1922 or

We are committed to supporting Local 1338 members and encourage anyone with questions or concerns to contact Deb Romero, EST, at 506-654-3849 or


Regional Council Elections

As a result of the elections that took place at last week’s Delegates’ Meeting in Halifax, we are pleased to introduce the new Executive Committee of the Atlantic Canada Regional Council:

President – Andrew Dawson
Vice President – Gordon Jacobs
Executive Secretary-Treasurer – Deb Romero
Executive Committee Member – Elvis Park
Executive Committee Member – Mike Drover
Trustee – Ivan Gedge
Trustee – Steve Thorne
Trustee – Scott Keeping
Conductor – Colin Keeping
Warden – Vaughn Purdy

On behalf of the newly-elected Executive, we would to extend our thanks to outgoing EST Gus Doyle and thank him for his years of service to the Council.

Labour Day

General ACRC ad for Labour DayOn September 5, the Atlantic Canada Regional Council of Carpenters, Millwrights & Allied Workers wishes to recognize the achievements of our members and workers everywhere to improve the communities in which they live. Labour Day is a time to honour the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well being of our country.

Please note ACRC offices will be closed on Labour Day Monday, reopening on Tuesday, September 6.

Have a safe and enjoyable weekend!

Muskrat Falls Job Notice | Muskrat Falls avis d’emploi

Astaldi is seeking journeypersons and apprentices who are experienced in Doka / Peri formwork and comfortable with climbing ladders, scaffolding, and working at heights of 150’+ to work on the Muskrat Falls project in NL. Resumes preferred. Please contact your local business representative or dispatcher for details.

Astaldi est à la recherche de compagnons et d’apprentis avec de l’expérience dans le domaine du travail de formes Doka / Peri,  et qui sont à l’aise à monter des échelles, des échafaudages, et travailler à des hauteurs de 150’ et plus,  sur le site du projet Muskrat Falls à Terre-Neuve. On demande de préférence des résumés. Prière de communiquer avec votre agent d’affaires au niveau local pour plus de renseignements.