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IBEW Local #1003 – the KOOTENAYS  was established in 1947 in Nelson, BC, where our office is located at 101 Baker St. in the Duke Hyslop Labour Center. We represent workers in our region in construction, manufacturing and maintenance, as well as employees of Nelson Hydro, the local Utility.

Members of our local have constructed electrical installations ranging from the Hydro-electric dams on the Kootenay, Columbia and Pend’Orielle rivers to the Elk valley’s coal mines.COE_CS2-NoFrame-480-300x272

Primarily an industrial local, we have also built many of the institutional and commercial projects  throughout the Kootenay Region, and are also active in residential construction.

 

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Ontario, B.C. Brink's workers deliver strike mandate

Ontario, B.C. Brink’s workers deliver strike mandate

Unifor demands changes to employer’s crewing model 09/18/2017|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/18/2017 Unifor members at Brink’s Canada in British Columbia and Ontario voted on Sept. 15 to deliver […] Read the whole post.

 

Reconciliation Expo 10:30am – 3:00pm | September 24, 2017

Reconciliation Expo 10:30am – 3:00pm | September 24, 2017

Reconciliation Expo 10:30am – 3:00pm | September 24, 2017 Strathcona Park, Vancouver Keynote Speaker Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde Perry Bellegarde was elected as the […] Read the whole post.

 

Canada’s unions welcome plans to start closing tax loopholes

Canada’s unions welcome plans to start closing tax loopholes

Monday, September 11, 2017     Canada’s unions are welcoming the federal government’s plan to close tax loopholes for very high-income earners, saying it’s an important first step […] Read the whole post.

 

For Working Families, a Win in British Columbia

For Working Families, a Win in British Columbia

After 16 years of an anti-union Liberal Party in power, many British Columbia working families were ready for change and put their faith – and votes – with […] Read the whole post.

 

IBEW Annual Picnic 2017 went well.   (w/photos)

IBEW Annual Picnic 2017 went well. (w/photos)

Thanks to everyone that came out to the annual 1003 picnic. Turn out was pretty good, just a few less than last year. We had lots of food […] Read the whole post.

 

Many stories to tell in the first 50 years of the BC Building Trades

Many stories to tell in the first 50 years of the BC Building Trades

By Jim Sinclair On June 2, 1967, leaders representing more than 40,000 B.C. construction unions met to formally accept the charter creating the B.C. and Yukon Territory Building […] Read the whole post.

 

BC NDP budget update brings relief for working families

BC NDP budget update brings relief for working families

Victoria – Working families will see some relief and new opportunities based on the priorities set by the new NDP government’s budget update, says the BC Federation of Labour. […] Read the whole post.

 

IBEW Linemen Race to Restore Power in Irma’s Wake

IBEW Linemen Race to Restore Power in Irma’s Wake

More than 10 million people are without power in the Sunshine State after Hurricane Irma churned its way up the length of the peninsula over the weekend, unleashing […] Read the whole post.