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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.

Schedule 17 Protest at Liberal Fundraiser Dinner in Hamilton

300 Protest Schedule 17 at Kathleen Wynne Fundraiser in Hamilton

December 8, 2016

On December 6 2016, over 300 members of Locals from across Ontario travelled to Hamilton to protest Schedule 17 outside the Trillium Dinner, an annual Liberal fundraiser.

Protest of Schedule 17 Bill 70 in Hamilton on Friday December 2, 2016.

IBEW Locals Protest Schedule 17 in Ottawa, Oakville

December 5, 2016

On Friday, December 2, 2016 Ontario IBEW Locals 586 and 105 were demonstrating against Schedule 17 at the offices of their local MPPs. Find out how YOU can help get Schedule 17 removed from Omnibus Bill 70.

Electrician at work on construction site

“Risk of Harm” – The Undefined Term That May Change Your Future

December 5, 2016

The Tony Dean Report proposes using “risk of harm” to decide what work needs to be done by a certified skilled trade and what can be done by general labourers. The problem is that no one knows what this term really means.

Rally against Schedule 17 at Queen's Park November 30 2016

Thank You to All the IBEW Locals Who Made the Queen’s Park Rally Possible

December 2, 2016

IBEW CCO would like to send our thanks to all the IBEW Locals who made the time to be at the rally November 30, 2016.

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