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Ontario Bill 70 Schedule 17 Update

Building Trades Unions Engage in Constructive Talks About OCOTAA

April 11, 2017

The talks called for during the demonstrations of November to February have taken place. Here’s an overview of the outcome.

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Skilled Trades Picket Lambton College in Sarnia

April 6, 2017

Lambton College in Sarnia is using out of town workers to build two new buildings while local skilled trades are left out.

The JUNOs May Be Over, But the Campaign is Just Beginning

April 4, 2017

A look at the ECAO-IBEW presence at the 2017 JUNO Awards, and how it kicks off the new campaign to show the value of electricians.

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Mapleview Electric Employees Vote to Join IBEW

March 28, 2017

On March 27, the 200 employees of Mapleview Electric in Woodbridge, Ontario voted to switch unions from CLAC to IBEW.

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ECAO and IBEW Promote the Electrical Trade at Pre-JUNOs Party

March 24, 2017

Canada’s best musicians salute the electricians who keep them safely plugged in at a pre-JUNO award party at the Vault in Toronto.

ECAO-IBEW sponsorship of JUNO Awards 2017

IBEW and ECAO are Going to the JUNOs on April 2

March 21, 2017

IBEW and ECAO are sponsoring the Electronic Album of the Year Award at the JUNOs in Ottawa in 2017. This will give us a chance to highlight all the hard work electricians do to keep society powered.

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IBEW Canada Joins CLC in Calling for Fairness for Women Workers

March 13, 2017

IBEW Canada joins the Canadian Labour Congress in calling for proactive pay equity legislation, a national childcare framework, and paid domestic violence leave.

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IBEW CCO Salutes Women in the Electrical Industry

March 7, 2017

As International Women’s Day is March 8, there’s no better time to pay tribute to our sisters on the tools. Learn how they rose to the challenge of electrical trade and built a great career.

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Consultations Announced for Update to Ontario’s Fair Wages Policy

February 21, 2017

Ontario’s Fair Wage Policy has not been updated since 1995. As a prelude to updates, the Ministry of Labour has announced a consultation process.

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Why We Postponed the February 21 Rally: Negotiations Update from John Grimshaw

February 17, 2017

Some members may be wondering why the Feb 21 rally at Queen’s Park was postponed. John Grimshaw provides information on the current negotiation status.

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