Concord, ON – The Building Union of Canada is pleased to announce they have entered into a collective agreement with Canadian Turner Construction Company Limited. The Agreement includes the highest wage rates for the classifications we will represent in the Province of Ontario as well as a comprehensive health benefits plan and defined contribution pension plan.
“The BUC is excited and proud to enter into this relationship with Turner Construction. We look forward to a great partnership with this highly respected builder and we are committed to helping this company grow by working with them to stay competitive by providing a productive and highly skilled workforce.” says Stephen Bromell, Secretary Treasurer of the BUC.
The Building Union of Canada (BUC), Carpenters and Allied Workers, Local 27, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, and other parties successfully filed interventions to the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) for the purpose of exposing the fact that LIUNA Local 183 was guilty of making its’ members participate in an illegal strike. The OLRB have ordered LIUNA Local 183 to instruct its members to go back to work immediately.
Unfortunately, during the hearing LIUNA Local 183 attempted to convince the OLRB that this illegal strike was not initiated by LIUNA Local 183 but was instigated by its members.
As of 3:00 p.m. December 13th, LIUNA Local 183 has also been ordered by the OLRB to post the decision at the relevant job sites and disseminate the decision electronically as well.
Clonard Group Inc. employees who are represented by the Building Union of Canada have been working on a construction job site located at 178 Victoria St, Toronto, ON for approximately 3 years. On Wednesday, December 6th LIUNA representatives arrived at the site to protest and attempt to have Clonard removed from the site. Clonard employees have a legal right to work on the site and all LIUNA could accomplish was to forcefully remove approximately 70 of their own members, who were told to go home without pay as part of their protest.
The Building Union of Canada showed up at the site and successfully kept their own members at Clonard working. LIUNA’s plan was to protest the job site for the rest of the week but when they became aware that BUC and their friends at the Carpenters Union would be at site on mass, LIUNA cancelled their protests for the rest of the week. Approximately 40 BUC and Carpenter Union Representatives arrived at the site on Thursday, December 7 to support their Members working for Clonard. LIUNA was a no show because they realized their plans had failed. Ironically, the only people that suffered because of this protest were LIUNA’s own members who lost a full day’s wages.