January 13, 2019

Ontario is moving towards the same model as BC where injuries in skilled trades are four times higher than the national average

Will Doug Ford’s new apprenticeship rules lead to more workplace injuries?

Ontario’s business lobby, including the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, various builders’ associations, anti-union construction groups and others, have pushed for years to gut regulations overseeing the province’s construction industry.

Now with Ford as Premier of Ontario, it seems they’ll finally get what they want — a stripping of protections for apprentices, in the direction of the B.C Campbell government, to lower labour costs. And, that is bad news for the province’s trades workers.

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