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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.