Represented Industries

 

OE987 Represents Nine Industries in Manitoba

 

Building/Equipment Maintenance

OE987’s membership includes employees who maintain facilities and equipment.

They include power engineers, electricians, plumbers, carpenters, painters and building maintenance workers at workplaces in the public and private sectors such as universities, high rise office towers, hospitals, hotels, convention centres, public housing facilities, recreation centres and industrial plants.

 

Crane Rental and Industrial Construction Projects

Members of OE987 work as equipment operators for construction companies engaged in a wide variety of construction projects.

They operate many types of equipment in this industry including cranes, backhoes, loaders, dozers, graders, scrapers and more.

 

Equipment Repair/Rental and Transportation

Local 987 members work for companies involved in the maintenance, repair and rental of industrial and construction equipment. We also represent short-haul and long-haul truck drivers and truck mechanics.

 

General Construction and Road Building

Members are employed in the construction industry for general contractors in sewer and waterline installation, road building, foundation and piling, and industrial mechanical.

987B members are able to access the hiring hall.*

* We help 987 and 987B members find work through our hiring hall. These members fill out a form describing their skills that we use to help find the right kind of work if, for example, they are on our “Out of Work List.”

 

Housing

OE987 represents over 100 Manitobans working in public housing. This includes both Manitoba Housing Renewal Corporation, and the Winnipeg Housing Rehabilitation Corporation. Our members hold a variety of positions including: superintendent, groundskeeper, caretaker, administration, and maintenance.

 

Manufacturing and Processing

Local 987 members are employed at industrial sites where the company is involved in the recovery, recycling and processing of scrap metal and plastic and in the production and delivery of ready-mix concrete.

 

Personal Care Homes

Local 987D members are employed in the health care field, working in personal care homes in rural Manitoba.

Our members work in jobs including health care aides, housekeeping, laundry and dietary aides.

 

Pipeline Construction

OE987 acts as a hiring hall* for our members who work on pipeline construction projects throughout Manitoba.

We are responsible for all equipment operation and maintenance for pipeline construction projects in the province. Our members also work on other pipelines across Canada and bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to every job.

* We help 987 and 987B members find work through our hiring hall. These members fill out a form describing their skills that we use to help find the right kind of work if, for example, they are on our “Out of Work List.

 

Rural Municipalities, Villages and Towns

This unit is made up of public sector workers employed by rural municipalities (i.e. local government authorities) throughout the province. Currently, we have 40 bargaining units in different municipalities.

OE987 members perform a variety of public works functions including maintaining municipal roads (snowplowing and grading), road and bridge construction, installation of drainage culverts, road signs, water treatment/distribution, finance/administration, landfills and more.