THE SASKATCHEWAN PROVINCIAL Building and Construction Trades Council now has a Boilermaker serving as its executive director. Dion Malakoff, formerly a Local 555 (Winnipeg, Manitoba) Business Rep and Assistant Business Manager received the appointment in 2017.
Malakoff was indentured into the Canadian Boilermaker Apprenticeship program in 2000 and became a journeyman in 2003. He worked as a welder/fitter, foreman and general foreman prior to joining the staff at L-555, where he was involved with training and labor-management relations.
The Saskatchewan Building Trades is composed of affiliated unions representing organized construction workers in the province. The Council is affiliated with the AFL-CIO Building Trades Department, which has more than 400,000 members across Canada. The Council promotes the education and training of workers in the construction industry.