NEWS

Yesterday contract discussions between IBEW Local 1928 and Nova Scotia Power reached an impasse with a number of issues still on the table and without finalization of a negotiated agreement. NSP requested the IBEW to take a final offer back to its members for their review and a vote, which the Local is obliged to do. Highlights about this offer are available to members from the union office. Business Manager Jeff Richardson will be bringing around hardcopies of a full summary to the unit meetings scheduled for the next two weeks in May (for dates and times, please see the link to the calendar on the Local 1928 website). There will be an electronic vote (taking place over four full days) on the offer immediately following—9am May 29th to 9am June 2nd.

IBEW Local 1928 and Nova Scotia Power  reached an agreement this spring to allow a capped number of apprentices (15) to be sponsored by the Local so that trade hours that Local 1928 members log through term employment with NSP will contribute to their red seal certification. The initial pilot project will run until December of 2017 and the trades that will be sponsored by Local 1928 are: 1) industrial electrician, 2) controls and instrumentation technician, and 3) millwright. You must be both a member of IBEW Local 1928 and a member of the "B" Labour Pool  to apply for sponsorship under this program. Some completed post-secondary education and/or on-the-job experience in a trade area is preferred. The first IBEW-sponsored apprentices will be selected and indentured by June 15th. Read more about the structure of this agreement with NSP here. Download an application here.

Tune in to the April/May NHL hockey playoffs to catch a new 30-second IBEW promotion produced by First District (Canada), which will also be aired on TSN, the DIY Network, Discovery, Comedy and Space. To preview the commercial, follow YouTube link: youtu.be/B5UIPU7Hu54

The commercial will be broadcast on these Hockey Night in Canada dates:

Calgary Flames

Vancouver Canucks

4/19/2015

Sun    

10PM EST

Calgary Flames

Vancouver Canucks

4/21/2015

Tue    

10PM EST

Tampa Bay Lightning

Detroit Red Wings

4/23/2015

Thu     

7PM EST

TBD

TBD

5/4/2015

Mon    

TBD

TBD

TBD

5/12/2015

Tue    

TBD

TBD

TBD

5/26/2015

Tue    

TBD

Please also check out the new and improved IBEW First District microsite and upload your own personal story in the "Local Heroes" section: www.ibewcanada.ca

The meeting for Outside Construction members ("A" Local 1928 Members) will be held in Summerside, PEI, at the Quality Inn on Water St. at 7pm tomorrow, Thursday April 16.

The IBEW Local 1928 hockey tournament, which was held this weekend in Tantallon, NS, had an exciting finish with two evenly-matched teams—Point Tupper/Biomass and the Sackville Bucket Monkeys—battling it out in the final on Sunday afternoon. The Bucket Monkeys managed to put one in the net after a scramble in front of the Tupper goalie in the dying minutes of the game, leaving the score tied 1-1 at the close of regular time. After a five-minute overtime playing four-on-four, the score was still tied and it took a shootout to decide which was the better team that day. On Sunday afternoon, it was Point Tupper/Biomass. Thank you to Local President Jim Sponagle who was the tournament organizer. Thank you's go also to Nova Scotia Power, which supplied prizes to the second-place team, and to Tony Stevens, plant manager at Tufts Cove, who sponsored a celebratory steak meal for all the team participants. See you next year when the tournament will be held in Prince Edward Island! 

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IBEW LOCAL 1928

Suite 204
14 McQuade Lake Crescent
Bayers Lake Industrial Park
Halifax NS B3S 1B6

P: 1 800 450 5366
F: 902 450 5080

E: [email protected]