Construction union dispute comes to a head at Queen’s Park rally

TORONTO — A long-standing dispute between two powerful construction unions is coming to a head at a Queen’s Park rally Monday.

Members of LiUNA, the union representing construction labourers in Ontario, plan to protest what they call “draconian” measures tucked into the provincial government’s budget legislation, labour law changes known as Schedule 14 that they say give the Carpenter’s Union an advantage at their expense.

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Building Trades Welcome Fair Wage Legislation

TORONTO, April 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — “Today’s announcement of the Government Contract Wages Act, to be introduced by the Honourable Kevin Flynn, Minister of Labour, is a huge step towards leveling the playing field in Ontario’s construction industry,” announced Patrick Dillon, Business Manager of the Ontario Building Trades Council. “I commend the Minister, and Premier Kathleen Wynne who have shown bold leadership in bringing this forward with a view to tackling precariousness in the industry.”

“This legislation paves the way for protecting workers’ wages by establishing an enforceable requirement that contractors who bid on government-procured construction work must pay their workers fair wages that reflect trade-specific, prevailing rates in each region of the province,” explained Dillon.

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Canadian Building Trades Unions Calling on Prime Minister Trudeau to Bring Stakeholders to the Table

OTTAWA, April 10, 2018 /CNW/ – The Canadian Building Trades Unions are calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to hold an emergency meeting by bringing the Kinder Morgan Pipeline stakeholders to the table.

Earlier this week, the future of Trans Mountain pipeline expansion was cast in doubt as Kinder Morgan Canada suspended all non-essential activities and related spending on the project in the face of mounting opposition in British Columbia.

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