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February 21st, 2017 Rally Postponed

February 15, 2017

The Save Safety Standards for Skilled Trades Rally for February 21st has been Postponed.

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Skilled Trades: Speak Out at the OCOT Consultations in Sudbury, Ottawa, London, and Toronto

February 10, 2017

Calling all skilled trades! The OCOT Compliance and Enforcement Committee will be holding town halls in key cities in Toronto Feb 13 – 23. Find out when they’re happening near you.

Rally at Queen's Park Toronto against Schedule 17

Join Us on February 21 for a Rally at Queen’s Park to Save Safety Standards for Skilled Trades

February 7, 2017

If you’re a skilled trade (unionized or not) we invite you to join us on February 21, 2017 at 9:00 AM on the steps of the Ontario Legislature, Queen’s Park, Toronto.

Protesters at offices of MPP Nathalie DesRosiers Ottawa Feb 3 2017

Skilled Trades Rally Against Schedule 17 in Oakville and Ottawa Feb 3, 2017

February 5, 2017

On Friday February 3, skilled trades representing sheet metal workers, plumbers and pipe fitters and electricians rallied in front of the offices of MPPs Nathalie DesRosiers in Ottawa and Kevin Flynn in Oakville.

Protest of Schedule 17 at the Toronto Sheraton on Jan 27, 2017

Schedule 17 Protest at Toronto Sheraton January 27

January 30, 2017

Skilled trades are still upset with the Ontario Liberal government for the inclusion of Schedule 17 in the recent omnibus Bill 70. This latest demonstration is one in a long series of rallies.

Ottawa protest Jan 19 2017

5 Province Wide Demonstrations Against Schedule 17 Jan 19 – 20

January 25, 2017

January 19-20 saw 5 demonstrations against Ontario Bill 70 Schedule 17 across the province. IBEW and other skilled trades urge the Liberals to meet and discuss the issues.

Jack Dowding of IBEW CCO

IBEW CCO Bids Fond Farewell to Jack Dowding

January 18, 2017

After decades of dedicated service, Jack Dowding is retiring from IBEW CCO. Here he discusses favourite moments and shares some advice for up and coming union leaders.

Jan 13 2017 Protest Outside Kevin Flynn's Office

Schedule 17 Protest Outside Kevin Flynn’s Office on January 13

January 16, 2017

IBEW Local 105 and friends protested outside Ontario Labour Minister Kevin Flynn’s office on Friday January 13th. In spite of the cold, protesters waved signs, cheered and helped bring the issues around Schedule 17 to public attention.

Steven Martin IBEW EPCO President

IBEW EPCO Welcomes Returning President Steven Martin

January 16, 2017

We’re pleased to announce that Steven Martin is returning to the Presidency of the IBEW EPCO (Electrical Power Council of Ontario). He is taking over from outgoing president George Couch, who served after Martin’s initial term.

Lorne Newick IBEW CCO President

Meet Incoming IBEW CCO President Lorne Newick

January 13, 2017

Congratulations to Lorne Newick of IBEW Local 105 in Hamilton, our new president. Lorne brings over 20 years of IBEW support to the table, and a strong vision for the future.

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