Moving Forward New Ideas

Moving Forward With New Ideas

Since 2015, the renewal and growth of IBEW 213 has been guided by a strategic plan developed by the union’s elected leadership. The purpose of this plan is to keep us moving forward with new ideas.

IBEW 213 members at the Local’s June 2017 Labour Education conference, Port Coquitlam.

The plan identifies a vision for IBEW 213, as well as 10 strategic focus areas.

Here is our vision:

IBEW 213 is recognized as the most progressive, professional union local in Canada and seen as a leader in job security, workplace safety, training and benefits in the labour movement in the country.

The 10 strategic focus areas:

  • Member Services and Engagement
  • Business Development: Organizing and Market Share 
  • Organizational Infrastructure
  • Union Education
  • Team Development and Succession Planning
  • Broadening of Political and Social Influence
  • Communications and Marketing
  • Expanded Industry Training
  • Strategic Leadership and Future Planning
  • Financial Reserves

To read a summary of the 10 strategic focus areas, please click here.

All the elements of the plan, internal or external, are inter-related. Achieving our vision starts with managing our core business effectively and efficiently. With a strong internal foundation and infrastructure, we can provide better service for members, and respond more effectively to external demands and changing circumstances.

Our Local’s successes in organizing, training and member education have gained attention from the Canadian electrical sector and the IBEW across North America. Our high profile in industry improves our position at the bargaining table, so we win better collective agreements for our current members, and we attract new members. We are making excellent progress.

Local 213 members can take pride in a union that is recognized for its strong activist base, its excellence in training, its growth in numbers and its leadership in the B.C. union movement.

Local 213 continues to build on success We encourage members to get active in the union and help the Local to move forward with new ideas. Opportunities begin with attendance at Unit meetings or enrolling in shop steward training. The union provides a safe environment for members who want to improve their workplace skills and their leadership skills and to grow in solidarity with their brothers and sisters.