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RBG Security Inc. Employees Choose the BUC

May 11, 2017

Toronto, ON – In a vote conducted by the OLRB on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 the security guards working for RBG Security Inc. voted in favour of the BUC by a margin of over 81%.

These employees were represented by the Teamsters Union Local 847 for the last three years but felt they were not receiving the representation they deserved.

“This is a very special group of people who protect people’s property, valuables and lives but were not receiving any Health Benefits, Pension and proper wages under the Teamsters collective agreement,” says Stephen Bromell, Secretary Treasurer of the Building Union of Canada. “They called the BUC because they knew of our reputation of negotiating proper collective agreements and strong servicing of the people we represent. We are looking forward to a long and productive relationship with RBG Security Inc. and their employees”.

If you feel you are not receiving the representation you deserve from your current union and want to make a change for the better or if you are working non-union and want proper Health Benefits, Pension and Wages, please call either:

Stephen Bromell – 416-708-2325 or,
Alex Bromell – 416-464-2440

THE BUILDING UNION OF CANADA REMINDS US THAT MOST ACCIDENTS AT A JOBSITE (CONSTRUCTION SITE) INVOLVE YOUNG INEXPERIENCED WORKERS DURING THEIR FIRST SIX MONTHS OF EMPLOYMENT.

IN FACT, AROUND THE WORLD, A WORKER IS KILLED EVERY 30 SECONDS AND THAT’S WHY ON APRIL 28TH, SPECIAL CEREMONIES WILL BE TAKING PLACE ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO MARK THE ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL DAY OF MOURNING. IT’S A DAY TO REMEMBER THOSE INJURED OR KILLED AND COMMIT TO A SAFER WORK PLACE. THE BUILDING UNION OF CANADA HONOURS THOSE LIVES.

WHSC: Day of Mourning Article

 

LAKESIDE CRANE SERVICE  SIGN COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT  WITH  THE BUILDING UNION OF CANADA

Concord, ON – The Building Union of Canada is pleased to announce they have entered into a collective agreement with Lakeside Crane Service. The Agreement is for three years and includes some of the highest wage rates for Hoist Engineers in the Province of Ontario as well as a comprehensive health benefits plan and defined contribution pension plan.

“We are excited to represent the employees of Lakeside Crane Service. The hard-working members provide top quality mobile crane services in all sectors of the construction industry in Ontario. We are also committed to helping this company grow by working with them to stay competitive.”

Stephen Bromell, Secretary Treasurer – BUILDING UNION OF CANADA

THE BUILDING UNION OF CANADA TRAVELS TO GENEVA

President of the BUC Craig Bromell travelled to Geneva for a series of constructive meetings with the leaders of the major unions in Europe.

BUC President Craig Bromell met with BWI (Building and Wood Workers International) General Secretary Ambet Yuson, and with General Secretary Edmundo Werna of the ILO (International Labour Organization). Further meetings were held throughout the week with Sam Hagglund, General Secretary of the EFBWW (European Federation of Building and Woodworkers) and Per Olof Sjoo (President of Building and Woodworkers International).

It was agreed to continue the dialogue and the established pledge of solidarity between the Building Union of Canada and our European friends.

Pictured are BUC President Craig Bromell and BWI (Building and Woodworkers Intl’) General Secretary Ambet Yuson, and in the right picture, Bromell with General Secretary Edmundo Werna of the ILO (International Labour Organization). Geneva, Switzerland.

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