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2016 UA CONVENTION - CANADIAN REPORT:     Click to read

General Membership Meeting on Thursday, November 10, 2016 @ 5pm at the JARTS facility

Vancouver Island Membership Meeting - Victoria, BC - Thursday, November 17, 2016 @ 6pm at The Inn at Laurel Point - Merino Room

Interior Membership Meeting - Kelowna, BC - Thursday, December 1, 2016 @ 5pm at Four Points by Sheraton Kelowna Airport

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refrigeration workers UA local 516

Rooted in Tradition, Maintained by Hard Work, Impacting the Future.

At UA Local 516, we are focussed on qualified workers, fair wages, safe work conditions,
health benefits, retirement savings, member involvement, social responsibility, and much more.


We keep British Columbia cool.  
(and warm, when the need arises) 


Our History

"...the United Association was officially born on October 11, 1889. The original name of the organization was ..."

"...the United Association has grown to a powerful, international union representing over 370,000 members in more than 300 local unions throughout the United States, Canada and Australia."


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Our Mission

UA Local 516 is dedicated to protecting and advancing the economic and social goals of its members.  The voices of many are louder than the voice of an individual. 

Local 516 speaks for its members, working to achieve job security, health and welfare benefits, a living wage, a safe working environment, and a comfortable retirement...

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Join Us

The greatest labour-management relationships are comprised of THE BEST skilled workers and contractors.  Large or small, UA Local 516 signatory contractors can count on our members to be the best in an ever-changing world.

Being the best also means that we are dedicated to fostering relationships that help employees, employers, industry, and society as a whole. 

Be Part of The Best

Whatever their faults, unions have been the only powerful and effective voice working people have ever had in the history of this country.

~ Bruce Springsteen