The ECAO-IBEW responds to the recent Ontario government announcement concerning plans to modernize Ontario’s apprenticeship system.
Even though a Toronto company has been convicted after an unqualified worker received a serious shock trying to do electrical work, there should have been additional action by OCOT.
We continue to hear about the challenges Ontario is facing in retaining and recruiting much-need skilled trades professionals. However, it is alarming that a proposed solution by some is to lower the standards on training and safety as a way to attract more people to the trades.
Pending changes to the classification of trades may permanently dilute the trades, lower training standards and compromise public and worker safety. This responsibility was removed from OCOT and transferred to an unaccountable body with no skilled trades background.
From the every outset, OCOT has failed in its mandate, which has been very, very disappointing to the IBEW CCO and its members.
Watch the “Their Only Power Was Moral: A History of Injured Workers in Ontario” video series and learn more about a fight for justice that is still taking place.
Political Action Committees (PACs) from IBEW locals from across the province met in Ottawa on February 7th, 2018 to hear from speakers and plan next steps to mobilize for the election on June 7.
George Gritziotis of OCOT addressed a group of organizers from across the province on December 7, 2017. He faced many questions about the need for improvement around enforcement.
The IBEW has joined other trades coalition members in issuing a letter to the Minister of Labour and the OCOT Chair outlining concerns about the appointment of Walter Pamic.
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The talks called for during the demonstrations of November to February have taken place. Here’s an overview of the outcome.