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Premier Ford attacks construction workers

December 11, 2018 – TORONTO, ON – After consulting with our members and other construction unions about the introduction of Bill 66 by the government, the Carpenters’ District Council of Ontario (CDCO) is calling for action to reverse those parts of the intended legislation that attack construction workers, their unions, and their freely bargained collective agreements.
Bill 66 is supposed to be the government’s latest attempt to make Ontario more competitive but, when it comes to construction, Premier Ford has apparently decided to do this by attacking ordinary workers. Parts of this Bill will eliminate construction bargaining rights and existing, long standing, collective agreements covering construction workers and various public sector employers, including municipalities, school boards, hospitals, universities and alike. In short, the ability of construction workers working for these types of employers to freely bargain collective agreements for their construction work will be made unlawful.

 

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