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HOW DO I APPLY?Less

CLICK HERE to join online today.

Fill out an application at your local LiUNA Local 1611 office.

 IS LOCAL 1611 TAKING IN NEW MEMBERS?Less

Yes, the Union is always looking for new interested and qualified individuals to join our team.

WHY SHOULD I JOIN LIUNA LOCAL 1611?Less

The best wages and conditions are won in workplaces where Union membership numbers are high. The reason for this, is that you are always in a stronger bargaining position if you stand together and negotiate as a group. Unions set an industry standard wage.

WHY WOULD THE LOCAL 1611 BENEFIT ME?Less

By joining Local 1611, you will have the protection of a legally binding Contract, known as a Collective Agreement that is negotiated by the Union and voted on by you and your co-workers. As a member of the Union you and your co-workers are in a better position to negotiate with your employer as equals, and to protect your interests while you bargain over your wages, benefits, pension contributions, employer policies, schedules, work hours, job security, and a variety of other terms and conditions that are covered under the Collective Agreement.

ARE UNION DUES TAX DEDUCTIBLE?Less

YES, Union dues are tax deductible. You will receive a tax receipt for your dues at the end of each tax year.

WHO CAN JOIN LOCAL 1611?Less

Any active, skilled trades person who is a resident of British Columbia can apply for membership.

IS THERE ANY CRITERIA REQUIRED TO JOIN?Less

Local 1611 takes all applications into consideration. However, we assess each applicant for specific criteria. This is to ensure that we are taking on new members with industry skills that are in high demand by our Union contractors.

HOW WILL I KNOW IF MY APPLICATION WAS ACCEPTED? Less

We will contact those individuals whose applications we are accepting. 

HOW LONG ARE APPLICATIONS KEPT?Less

We keep applications on file for up to one year.

IS THERE A FEE TO JOIN?Less

Yes, there is a one-time initiation fee which varies depending on which sector you will be working under.

WHAT DO MY UNION DUES PAY FOR?Less

Local 1611 operates almost solely on member dues. Dues are used to: represent members in negotiating strong Contracts, enforcing Contract rights, organizing new members to improve bargaining strength in existing workplaces, providing training and education for members, lobbying the government for legislation to protect and expand workers’ rights on the job, keeping members informed through newsletters and Union publications, maintaining this website, social sites and providing representation on WorkSafe, EI, and CPP issues, to name a few.

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LIUNA LOCAL 1611

Head Office hours are 

Monday - Friday 9 am - 4:30 pm 

Pacific coast time.

Local 1611 acknowledges we work and

train on the shared lands of the

First Nations, Métis and Inuit.


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LiUNA Local 1611 Head Office

#200 – 19092 26th Avenue

Surrey, BC V3Z 3V7

Phone: 604-541-1611 

Toll Free: 1-800-663-6588


Email : info@cswu1611.org