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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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