Contact your City Councillor and tell them that Bill 66 is bad for workers. The bill undermines Collective Bargaining Agreements that the labour movement in Canada has fought to establish for years. Fight for your rights and join us June 12th for a special workers’ rights Town Hall at the Danforth Music Hall ( 147 Danforth Ave, Toronto ) June 12th 5:30PM - 10PM

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Carpenters Union/Carpenters District Council of Ontario helps kids and their families by 1 million dollar gift this past week to The Hospital for Sick Children

 "Building stronger communities also means strengthening those around us" -- The Carpenters Union says

TORONTO, Dec. 12, 2018 /CNW/ - Over the years there has been a strong bond between The Hospital for Sick Children and The Carpenters UnionThere is deep appreciation for all of the work and support, every day, the medical staff provide for their patients and families. This minute by minute responsibility to those in their care, combined with state of the art treatment, makes The Hospital for Sick Children one of the finest facilities in the world.

For those outside of the medical community, it all begins with caring; caring not just for the children in need, but caring for those whose charge it is to heal and to help, to hold and to embrace the most vulnerable people in the world – our sick kids.

This donation is a reminder that the greatest gift this holiday season is to our health, to our immediate present and what we can do today, and to the lives of the future that all childhood represents.

"SickKids is honoured to have the financial support of Carpenters Ontario District and all of its members. We are proud to be the Hospital caring for the most seriously ill children in Ontario and their families, and are so grateful to have the Carpenters' join us in being all-in to build a new SickKids. Carpenters are an important partner in bringing our vision one step closer to reality." Says Ted Garrard, Chief Executive Officer, SickKids Foundation

Mike Yorke, President of Carpenters Local 27 says "The Carpenters of Ontario are proud to partner with such a caring and life-impacting organization".

Tony Iannuzi, Executive Secretary Treasurer Carpenters' District Council of Ontario is available for interviews.

In its latest drive to “cut red tape” the new Ontario government has introduced a bill that would rewrite a more than 30-year-old stipulation that restricts certain cities, schools and hospitals to hiring unionized construction firms for infrastructure work...


Bill 66, called the Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 2018, introduces further changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”) and the Labour Relations Act, 1995 (the “LRA”). Like Bill 47, covered in my October blog post and passed in November, Bill 66 brings in a broad range of changes. Time will tell, but the biggest of the workplace changes to be ushered in when Bill 66 passes appear to be changes to the Labour Relations Act…


Ontario’s Carpenters’ Union, experiencing a loss of political influence and power following the provincial election that led to the Doug Ford’s Conservative Party victory, says it will form alliances and fight in the courts to preserve worker’s rights under the new regime.

The union had advocated for the Ontario College of Trades (OCOT), seeking compulsory certification status for its trade, only to see these visions dashed when the Conservatives took power in part with support from the Labourers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA), which feared OCOT enforcement actions would erode customary relationships within the working environment....


Welcome to the new online home of Carpenters’ Local 27, a local union that represents over 7,500 men and women working across the GTA and surrounding areas.

It is my hope that this newly designed website will provide you with informative content highlighting services and resources available for both members and those wanting to join and learn more about the Carpenters’ Union.

As President of Local 27, it is my responsibility to ensure that all members have access to fair wages, benefits and a secure pension plan. Training is one of the most important aspects of being a member of the Carpenters’ Union. Every member has access to training and upgrading opportunities including both occupational health and safety training along with skill building training for both apprentices and journeypersons.

For well over a century, the Carpenters’ Union across Canada and the United States has worked with industry and government to ensure the rights of our members are protected and that members are given the opportunity to earn a good wage for a good days work. Local 27 members are quality conscious tradespeople committed to our craft. Our record is impeccable and contractors trust our members to be the most productive while being the safest, resulting in the highest quality work.

At home and abroad, the Carpenters’ Union contributes to creating a stronger society while building the infrastructure and opportunity for our future. Please take some time to explore our new online home, and if you have any feedback or comments about the website, please connect with us under the Contact Us section of the website.

Yours in solidarity,

Mike Yorke

President, Carpenters and Allied Workers Local 27