International Brotherhood Of Electrical Workers – Construction Council of Ontario
The IBEW CCO was established as a result of the Ontario Provincial Government’s legislation institutionalizing province-wide bargaining. This resulted in a simpler process so that those involved could make the best possible agreement; as opposed to being influenced by the outcome in other bargaining situations.
Since then, the IBEW CCO and the Electrical Contractors Association of Ontario (ECAO) have taken province-wide bargaining one step further with a strategy known as the ‘Joint Proposal’. Before the expiry of the current principal agreement, the IBEW CCO mails out a letter to the members asking for the continued support to renew the procedure of negotiating a collective agreement without a work stoppage. With a mandate from the membership to renew this procedure, both sides are allowed to bargain without the threat of strikes and/or lockouts and, at the same time, securing the highest standard in negotiated wages, benefits, and working conditions.
Today, IBEW CCO represents eleven IBEW Local Unions across the Province of Ontario serving over 17,000 men and women working in various electrical sectors: Industrial, Commercial and Institutional (ICI), Maintenance, Residential, Communications, Linework and Renewable Energy/Solar.
The IBEW CCO is actively involved in protecting our membership, enforcing health and safety, and securing our market share through education and awareness. This website is the ‘springboard’ for anyone who is interested in becoming an IBEW member and for those existing members who would like to know more about what we do for you!