Local 1611 represents a diverse membership working in sectors that include; road building, pipeline, paving, utility, mining, diamond drilling, industrial plants, rail, dock and shipyard, healthcare, security, waste to energy, manufacturing and production, cemeteries, funeral homes, janitorial, parking lots and landscaping. Our members have been building and servicing British Columbia and the Yukon since 1937.
The Labourers’ Union Local 1611 was the result of the amalgamation of four existing locals, the Tunnel and Rock Workers’ Union Local 168, and the Construction and General Workers’ Union Local 602, the Construction & General Labourers’ Union Local 1070 and Local 1093 and finally, in 2010 the Dock and Shipyard Workers’ Union Local 1204 became members of Local 1611.
Local 1611 is an affiliate of the Laborers’ International Union of North America also known as LiUNA, which represents more than half a million members strong throughout North America.
WE SERVE THE NEEDS OF OUR MEMBERS IN NUMEROUS WAYS, INCLUDING;
Ensuring jobsite safety standards are being adhered to.
Negotiating and enforcing Collective Agreements.
Representing our members in dispute resolution.
Providing industry training throughout the Province.
In-house WorkSafe Advocate to assist with the appeal process of members denied injury claims.
Assist members with addiction issues through the rehabilitation and treatment process.
Local 1611’s Dispatch Department assists with job placement.
While Local 1611’s main goal is to represent our membership, we also continue to lobby for amendments to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program and the IMP policies; to fight for civil rights and justice for workers being exploited and to challenge legislation against the outsourcing of work. The members of Local 1611 have played a significant role in the building and servicing of our Province since 1937 and continue to be part of the ever evolving infrastructure of British Columbia. It is our goal to ensure that our members’ voices are heard, their rights are respected, their conditions of employment are safe, and that their hard work is properly compensated.