Safety Before Pipelines -Kinder Morgan Keep Your Promise!

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 UPDATE: The Safety Coalition, (consisting of; LiUNA, International Union of Operating Engineers, Teamsters Canada and United Association Canada (Canadian Piping Trades), has launched the ‘Safety Before Profits’ on-line campaign to tell Kinder Morgan to keep their promise to British Columbian’s and put safety first. We need your support. Log into Thunderclap at; in order to show support. You can share on your twitter and …

Mental Health and Addiction

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Are you or a loved one suffering from mental health or addiction issues? We can help! Construction Industry Rehabilitation Plan (C.I.R.P) ‘Construction Industry Rehab Plan’, is a benefit available to LiUNA Local 1611 members and their families.  The plan is available at no additional cost, for anyone who is struggling with issues around Mental Health and/or Addiction.  Although the plan …

Tour De Rock

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Two young children took center stage when they shaved their heads to raise funds in support of the annual Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer, Tour de Rock fundraising event. Local 1611 member Shandi Bannister’s daughter and our Victoria Branch Administrative Assistant Shona Dion’s daughter took part in this 2 week event that sees participants ride across Vancouver Island. The …

Local 1611’s Facebook Page

Check our Facebook page for regular announcements, pertinent news items and photos of members on the job.

In Memoriam Battista Bosa

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the loss of our dear friend and our Union brother Battista Bosa. Battista passed away on May 23, 2016 at the age of 81. Battista was a loyal and strong trade unionist. He was a long-standing member of Local 1611 with over 50 years of service and served as an Executive Board …

LUC Supports Zajac Ranch For Children

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LUC (Labourers’ Union Charities) is proud to support  Zajac Ranch for Children and matches your donations. “Located on the shores of Stave Lake in Mission, BC, Zajac Ranch for Children is situated on over 40 acres of pristine forested land. In the summer months, Zajac Ranch provides camps for children with chronic, life-threatening and/or debilitating conditions. These experiences give participants the opportunity …

Keep the Hope Alive Drive 2016 Fun Run & Walk

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Labourers’ Union Charities LUC is participating in a 5km walk & run for Child Find BC through the ‘Keep the Hope Alive Drive’ on April 3, 2016. If you would like to participate and join the Local 1611 LUC Team please contact Shona in our Victoria Office at 250.382.1511. All proceeds from the Fun Run & Walk event to Child …


Westshore Rebels, football, Local 1611, LiUNA, Landale

Labourers’ Union Local 1611 is proudly the Game Sponsor for the September 26, 2015 Minor Football Celebration Game. Free game day admission for all Local 1611 members who show their membership card at the Sept. 26, Westshore Rebels game vs. Okanagan Sun Football Club. Game starts at 3pm at Westhills Stadium, (1089 Langford Parkway, Langford, B.C.) Free give away to …

The Ginger Goodwin Documentary

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The Legacy of Ginger Goodwin Chuck Chatten, former Local 1611 President and retired miner, brought The Goodwin’s Way campaign to the attention of the Labourer’s Union Charities (LUC). The producer fundraised for final production and distribution expenses for this film and LUC was able to provide a donation. This “documentary is about a former coal town’s past and present struggles …

Local 1611 Launches GOplay4 Sponsorship

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LiUNA Local 1611 has partnered up with CHIMP to support the GOplay4 Fundraising Campaign, with a $20,000 matching commitment. This means that if GOplay4 participants raise $20,000 for causes such as; Take a Hike and KidSport, LiUNA Local 1611 will match the amount and donate it to the Canadian Women’s National Soccer Team. For more information on this campaign check …

Nothing Builds Itself

Local 1611 members working, nothing builds itself

Local 1611 is paying tribute to the men and women in the construction industry whose hard work and toil have built the bridges, roadways, buildings, dams and various other critical components of infrastructure that is utilized on a daily basis. Local 1611 members are the men and women who have built this Province, we are Union and we are proud… …

Cone Zone Roadside Safety

Every day thousands of people working on or beside the road in B.C. are counting on you to slow down and drive with care when approaching a “Cone Zone.” Behind each work zone cone is a worker in a vulnerable position. Each cone stands for someone’s father, mother, son, or daughter. Roadside work is dangerous. Between 2004 and 2013, 15 …

Build Together – Women in the Trades

Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) have launched a new campaign for their Women In Trades program called ‘Build Together‘. This program focuses on the importance of women joining and pursuing a career in the Construction Industry. Build Together is a national CBTU program that promotes, supports and mentors women in the skilled construction trades.  For further information regarding this program …

Service Sector Spring 2015 Newsletter

The LiUNA Local 1611 Spring Service Sector Newsletter is now available! Click here to read Service Sector Local 1611 Spring 2015 Current and past editions of: Construction Sector Newsletter Service Sector Newsletter LiUNA 1611 magazine Generation U

Union Dues Are Tax Deductible

It is that time of year again, it is “tax time.” On the bright side, Union dues are tax-deductible and official Union Dues Tax Statements have been mailed out.  If you have a question or an inquiry pertaining to your official Union Dues Tax Statement, please contact LiUNA Local 1611 Head Office at 604-541-1611 or toll-free 1-800-663-6588. For any other …

BC Hydro Site “C”

As of January 2015 Local 1611 along with the rest of the Building Trades are trying to secure a Project Labour Agreement with BC Hydro for the Site “C”. Local 1611 members can help by contacting their local MLA and tell them to sign a Project Agreement with the Building Trade Unions. To see more on this BC Hydro project …

Super Bowl a Union Event

Make your SUPER BOWL party a union event. There is an array of union produced snacks and beverages to compliment your game day celebrations. Check out  Shop Union for a listing of all union products available.

Justin Trudeau

In a meeting held December 16, 2014 in Vancouver, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau met with the BC Building Trades and Employers.  Included were Local 1611 Business Manager Mark Olsen and Local 1611 Assistant Business Manager Manuel Alvernaz, who had a frank discussion with Mr. Trudeau regarding the role his party plays on British Columbian workers.

Fall 2014 Newsletters

The Local 1611 Winter Newsletter is now available and will be in your mail soon! Click here to read CSWU Local 1611 Winter Newsletter 2014 Current and past editions of: Construction Sector Newsletter Service Sector Newsletter LiUNA 1611 magazine Generation U