Monthly Archives: June 2018

Mainland Nova Scotia Carpenters Collective Agreement

This notice is to inform the membership of Local 83 that there will be information sessions across Mainland Nova Scotia to discuss the new Carpenters Local 83 Collective Agreement. These are important information sessions, so please make every effort to attend.

Directly following each information session listed below, the membership of Local 83 will then have a ratification vote to determine acceptance of our newly negotiated contract.


Date: Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m.


Union Hall, 1000 Sackville Drive


Union Hall, 139 Beaufort Street


Rodd Grand, 417 Main Street


Coastal Inn, 111 Warwick Street

*The regular scheduled monthly information session in Stellarton on July 11, 2018 will happen as usual following the ratification vote.

Yours fraternally,

Scott Keeping
Regional Manager

Local 579 Executive Update

The ballots for Local 579 Executive were counted today, June 22, 2018. 

The following are the results: 

President – Mike Williams
Vice President – Paul Pelley
Recording Secretary – Neil Mulrooney
Financial Secretary – Joanne Bemister
Treasurer – Steve Sheppard
Conductor – Max Fancy
Trustee East – Bill Hedlund
Trustee Central – Lloyd Granter
Trustee West – Elvis Park
Warden – Steve Fleming (Acclamation)

Thank you to all members who put their name forward for the ballot. The Election Committee would also like to thank the many volunteers who helped with the ballot count today, and the members who took time to vote.

Pre-Employment Carpentry Program


Do you like working with your hands?
Are you interested in the carpentry trade becoming your career?
Become Work Ready with us!

Learn from experienced Red Seal professionals at the Carpenter Millwright College of New Brunswick (CMCNB), where more hands-on leaning will get you into the highdemand industry faster!

Program Description: Successful students will gain occupational skills for employment in the construction industry, including instruction on tools and equipment, building materials, layout and framing, concrete formwork, beams and supports, interior and exterior finish, and so much more. Theory of safety standards, building codes, blueprint reading, and best practices are both studied and applied.

Duration: September 2018 – June 2019 (40 Weeks)

Prerequisite requirements: Grade 12 or equivalent. Strong trade math skills, basic reading ability, and an interest in the carpentry trade.

Interested? For more information, contact us at (506) 450 4024 ext. 205 or

Local 83 Hoodies!

New Local 83 Hoodies available!

2 ways to get a hoodie:

  1.  Come to a membership meeting.
  2.  Contact Colin Keeping by phone (902) 717-8885 about a site visit.

Hoodies will cost $20 and the money will go to Christmas Daddies Organization at the end of the year!

2018 Sisters in the Brotherhood Conference

Dear Sisters,

Please be advised there will be a 2018 Sisters in the Brotherhood Conference at the International Training Centre Las Vegas from August 26-29, 2018. The Atlantic Canada Regional Council has been allocated 25 spots for our members to attend.

In order to qualify for this conference you must write a brief letter as to why you should be chosen to attend the conference. In addition to qualify you must be in good standing with the Union . Please forward your applications to by June 18 2018.

The successful applicants will be notified by June 21 2018.

Thank you for your continued interest and support for the Sisters in the Brotherhood.

Fraternally Yours,
Debra Romero