Is This You?

Every workplace can be better. Forming a union is about joining together with your co-workers to share your voice and be a part of the decisions that affect you and your co-workers to make your workplace better.

Have a look at the statements below. If any of them apply to you, we can help.

You think it’s unprofessional to join a union.

Many professional employees don’t have a lot of control of their work lives. In non-union environments, most decisions concerning wages, benefits, and working conditions rest solely with management.  

But there are many doctors, lawyers, pharmacists, professors, news reporters, broadcasters, actors, engineers, accountants, schoolteachers, nurses, and people in nearly every other profession that have made the right choice to belong to a union. These skilled and highly trained professionals choose to work together through their unions to gain a voice in decisions that affect them and improve their workplace.

They work together to negotiate with their employer on important workplace issues. Through collective bargaining these professionals are able to develop a binding contract (collective agreement) that guarantees wages, benefits, and other conditions of employment – just like the contracts that many CEOs have.

Nothing could be more professional than joining a union. 

You have a good job and want to protect it.

Forming a union is the best is the best way to protect, maintain, and improve the things you care about.

And in times like these, having a union to support you is more important than ever. Many public and private employers are responding to economic challenges by trying to cut costs. And for some that might mean reducing their workforce. You may, or may not sense it, but many jobs are increasingly becoming a point of discussion around board tables across the province.

And most economic indicators suggest our economic situation could grow worse before it gets better. The bottom line is this – if an employee is being concerned about job security, they will be in a much better position if they have the support of a union.

And with the IBEW, you have a powerful and respected advocate on your side. When you become a member of IBEW Local 37, you are never without the backing or resources you need to protect your rights.

Instead of being forced to deal with an employer alone, unionized workers have a strong voice in negotiating the conditions of their employment and protecting their rights on the job.

If you’d like more information on how to organize a union at your workplace, simply click here or call 506-455-0037. All correspondence is kept strictly confidential.

You feel your working conditions could be better.

With a union at your workplace you have a say in what happens at your workplace. Without a union, employees who do the work are often excluded from discussions where they could share valuable input. Instead of dealing with arbitrary decisions from management – you have a voice.

If you and your co-workers are concerned about things like not feeling safe at work, not being respected or fairly compensated, working unreasonable hours, rights being violated, you should consider joining a union.

Employees, regardless of experience, education, skills, or designation all share the same basic needs and rights. IBEW Local 37 will work hard to help you get and maintain those basic needs and rights – things like:

  • Safe work environment
  • Fair and reasonable hours
  • Manageable workload
  • Decent wage
  • Health and pension benefits
  • Protection from unjust treatment
  • Respect on the job
  • Recognition of skills, education, and expertise

If you’d like more information on how to organize a union at your workplace, simply click here or call 506-455-0037. All correspondence is kept strictly confidential.

You are qualified to work in the utility sector and need help finding work.

We can help if you’re skilled, take pride in your work, respect others, and will never compromise on safety. We’re looking for Journeyman and Apprentice PLTs, Electromechanics, and Heavy Equipment Operators with:

  • Valid trade certification
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • First Aid & CPR (would be an asset)
  • Ability to meet physical demands of the job
  • Experience in the utility sector
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada

If you’d like to be considered for potential opportunities, please contact us for more information by clicking here or by calling 506-455-0037.

You are currently working non-union doing line work, tree trimming, and/or storm relief.

Give us a call or click here to send us an email to find out how we can help you get the representation you need at work. All information is kept strictly confidential.