Why join the IBEW?
We are an organization of workers joined together to elevate our
collective conditions of life and labour, not merely a job referral
agency. The IBEW started with 10 electricians on November 28,
1891. It now has over 725,000 members, 55,000 of which are in
Canada. Of the 100 locals in Canada, 35 are construction
locals. IBEW Local 2038 (Regina) represents Construction
Electricians from the southern part of Saskatchewan, south of the 51° latitude and IBEW Local 529 (Saskatoon &
P.A.) represents the area north of the 51° latitude.
Our union is a democracy with local elections held every 3 years.
All elected positions with the local are unpaid and volunteer, with the
exception of our Business Manager and the Membership Development
Representative (hired by the Business Manager). We hold monthly
meeting on the 4th Tuesday of every month and our office is
open Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
We are ruled by a constitution and have local bylaws. We have
negotiated collective agreements with the CLR (Construction Labour
Relations) of Saskatchewan, which represent unionized contractors.
Wages – Available upon request
Pension Plan (Employer paid)
Health and Welfare
Plan (Employer paid) has coverage including:
Dental Plan, Prescription
Drug Plan, Vision Care, Disability Insurance, Weekly Income Insurance,
Life Insurance and various other benefits.
Our agreement has:
clauses 1.5X and 2X
1 week pay
1.5 x base rate
Procedures (including name hires and local hiring procedures)
Procedure (an orderly system for settling disputes while protecting the
list (the remainder supplied by the employer)
Apprentice / Journeyman ratio
Foreman / worker ratio
We also offer training paid for by the
Union Hall, some examples are:
CSTS & R&R
(required on job sites), 1st Aid / CPR, Code Book
Classes, Welding, BoomTruck, PLC and many more. We also reimburse
our apprentices the tuition costs when going to trade school, upon
Another benefit to joining
the IBEW is the ability to travel to other locals. Example: When
a particular local needs more manpower than it can supply they will
call other locals to supply them with the required manpower.
Whether working locally or traveling to other locals, your excellent
wages, excellent pension plan and Health & Welfare Plan follows.
All members pay monthly
dues. Apprentices pay $32.00/month and Journeypersons pay
$47.00/month. While working there is an additional 2% working
For further information
Brian Pastuch – IBEW
Membership Development at: 539-2038
IBEW Local 2038, 1802
McAra Street, Regina, SK
757-0222 Fax: 352-6529