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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.

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“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.

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.

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