Carpenters Local 27, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaking at table with carpentry students
Carpenters Local 27, a diverse group of kids from Sick Kids

https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/one-million-dollar-christmas-donation-for-sick-kids-702575701.html 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 […]

Carpenters Local 27, Ontario's Smith Todd speaking with sign that says "Open for Business"

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... Read More...

Carpenters Local 27, different colour hardhats

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 […]

Carpenters Local 27, the training centre with people working on the frame of the houses

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 […]

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 […]