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Demonstration against Schedule 17 at Queen's Park November 30, 2016

Queen’s Park Rally Draws Over 4,000 Demonstrators to Protest Schedule 17

December 1, 2016

Over 4,000 members of the Progressive Certified Trades Coalition and other organizations gathered at the Ontario Legislature on November 30, 2016 to call for the removal of Schedule 17 from Bill 70.

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Join Us for a Day of Action Wed November 30: Pull Schedule 17 out of Ontario Bill 70

November 28, 2016

On Wednesday November 30 2016, join us on the steps of Queen’s Park. Our goal: pull Schedule 17 out of Ontario Bill 70 now – and protect professional standards in electrical work AND public safety.

Attention Skilled Trades Bill 70

Let the Wynne Government Know How You Feel About Bill 70

November 28, 2016

Let Premier Kathleen Wynne or your MPP know that there must be proper debate of the proposed amendments to ensure we keep Ontario families and workers safe.

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Ontario College of Trades: Are Changes on the Horizon?

November 24, 2016

The Ontario College of Trades was formed less than 10 years ago, but after the release of the Tony Dean report, there may be changes on the horizon.

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IBEW Engages Younger Members with NextGen Conference

November 17, 2016

On October 28 – 30 IBEW’s under-35 members gathered in Mississauga to learn how to organize their fellow Millennials and ensure their concerns are heard. Speakers on workplace safety and IBEW history helped inspire, and interactive Q and A sessions and workshops allowed delegates to learn from each other.

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ESA Not Increasing 2017 General Wiring Fees

November 11, 2016

Electrical contractors and the public at large will be pleased to learn that overall, wiring fees are not increasing in 2017. There is one specific exception and a classification change, however.

Rob Morneau electrical worker killed at job site Nov 3 2016

IBEW CCO Joins Local 773 in Mourning Loss of Rob Morneau

November 7, 2016

Electrical worker and IBEW member Rob Morneau was killed at a work site on Thursday November 3, 2016. He was a devoted husband, father and was active in his community.

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Consult Those Who Know Best When Changing the Apprenticeship Process

October 24, 2016

A recent report calls for changes to how the apprenticeship process works in Ontario. It’s essential to consult trades and employers before any changes are made, so that first-hand perspective on the process – and the essential hands-on nature of apprenticeships – aren’t lost.

Game On: IBEW OPC 54th Annual Hockey Tournament Registration Now Open

October 18, 2016

The IBEW OPC 2017 tournament is on for May 5th and 6th in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Register your team now to ensure you get a spot and we’ll see you on the ice!

Meet Sherri Haigh, JEPP’s New Director of Business Development

October 18, 2016

The IBEW CCO and the ECAO have hired a new business director for the JEPP program. Sherri Haigh has over 20 years’ experience in marketing and communications, and we’re looking forward to working with her.

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