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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.

Ottawa protest Jan 6 2017

Ottawa Demonstration Kicks off Fight Against Schedule 17 in 2017

January 9, 2017

IBEW Local 586, UA Local 71, and SMWA Local 47 demonstrated outside MPP Bob Chiarelli’s office on January 6, 2017 and earned some great media exposure that will help more people understand the issue.

Protest Against Bill 70 Schedule 17 in 2017

Want to Save Your Trade? Fight Back in January-February 2017

December 22, 2016

The fight against Bill 70 Schedule 17 in not over – we can still make a difference, and this article explains how. In January and February 2017, let YOUR voice be heard!

Bill 70 Schedule 17 Protest

Schedule 17 is Not a Union Issue

December 19, 2016

Here’s a brief summary of why IBEW CCO and many other trades are against Bill 70 Schedule 17. You’ll see it’s about having skilled trades continuing to do the work they’re licensed to do – whether they are unionized or not.

Protesters outside MPP Grant Crack's office Dec 16 2016

New Schedule 17 Protests in Ottawa and Hamilton

December 19, 2016

Further protests against Schedule 17 happened in Hamilton and Ottawa on December 16, 2016. Schedule 17 will compromised public safety in Ontario by having unqualified workers do dangerous electrical work.

Protest signs against Schedule 17

Protest in Kingston Against Schedule 17 on December 9

December 12, 2016

Over 250 Kingston trades protested against Schedule 17 of Bill 70 on December 9. MPP Sophie Kiwala met with the demonstrators outside her office.

Skilled trades protest Bill 70 Schedule 17 at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa

Over 700 Skilled Trades Protest Liberal Fundraiser in Ottawa

December 9, 2016

Members of IBEW Local 586, IBEW Local 105, UA Local 71 and SMWA Local 47 worked together to bring traffic to a standstill outside the Shaw Centre on December 8, 2016.

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