News & Updates – IBEW

Applications are now open for one of five bursaries valued at $500. Are you or a loved one gearing up for or returning to post-secondary education? Local 37 is offering five (5) bursaries valued at $500 each! Eligibility is based on the following:  Selection will be by random draw at the June Executive Board meeting. Applications […]

TO ALL IBEW FIRST DISTRICT LOCAL UNIONS Greetings: The National Day of Mourning, held annually on April 28th, was officially recognized by the federal government in 1991, eight years after the day of remembrance was launched by the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), and has sincespread to at least 80 countries around the world. This day is a tribute to those who have died as a result of a workplace illness or accident. The IBEW was originally formed […]

Petition to support inclusion of nuclear energy in the Canada Green Bond Framework Canadians for Nuclear Energy is calling for the Government of Canada to reverse their decision to exclude nuclear energy from the Canada Green Bond Framework. Nuclear energy has been excluded from the Canada Green Bond Framework. The nuclear sector is poised to lead the transformation […]

March 7, 2022 Greetings: March 8 is recognized as International Women’s Day, where individuals around the world will come together in solidarity to celebrate the gains made in women’s struggle for equality. It is a time to reflect and take stock of women’s accomplishments over the past year and for all of us to renew […]

Claude Richard | Commentary As Published in the the Times Transcript, Telegraph Journal, & Daily Gleaner – December 23, 2021 It is unfortunate the federal government has rejected what we saw as a reasonable and responsible proposal to keep the Belledune Generating Station operating past 2030. But since that is the decision, it is not […]

Greetings: Originally called “Armistice Day”, Remembrance Day was first observed throughout the British Commonwealth in 1919.  It was held to pay tribute to the end of the First World War through the signing of the Armistice Agreement on November 11, 1918 at 11 am.  Armistice Day was held on the Monday during the week in […]

IBEW Local 37 stands in solidarity with members of CUPE NB and supports their current strike for fair and equitable wages.  These are dedicated, caring, valuable frontline workers who provide much needed services and supports to our province, our communities, and to our families. And throughout this pandemic, they have put their own health and […]

Did you know that 10-20% of Canadians are impacted by dyslexia? Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that makes it difficult to read, write, and spell. The red pen can be a constant reminder of the lack of support needed for children with dyslexia to succeed in school and in everyday life.  During October, the […]

Message from IBEW International Vice President, Tom Reid