News

As part of our mandate to showcase and promote the services of our members, to speak on their behalf whenever required, and keep our partners current with related issues, the following is an active archive of press releases and relevant news articles. If our members have articles they believe would be of benefit to a wider audience, please contact us and we'll include it here.

Posted:
May 25
2017

What’s New – May 2017

May 2017 Having trouble reading the newsletter? View the online version. Changing Workplaces Review final report and summary released The Special Advisors to the Changing Workplaces Review have released a 419-page Final Report. A Summary Report has also been issued. The Report, which proposes amendments to Ontario’s Employment Standards Act, 2000 and Labour Relations Act, 1995, contains 173 recommendations. Read more | Join […]

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May 24
2017

In A Flash – Sweeping Changes to Workplace Laws Proposed in Ontario

The Ministry of Labour has just released The Changing Workplaces Review Final Report (the “Final Report”). As previously reported,the Changing Workplaces Review was commissioned to comprehensively review some of the core legislation in Ontario affecting workplaces, including the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”) and the Labour Relations Act, 1995 (“LRA”). The 420-page Final Report, released […]

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Posted:
May 18
2017

Regular Monthly Union Dues Increase | Local 793

This notice has also attached notice has also been sent to all employers in contractual relations with I.U.O.E., Local 793. To ensure that all your employer association members are notified and implement the regular monthly union dues increase, we request that your association takes appropriate steps as well to inform your individual employers of this monthly […]

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Posted:
May 18
2017

Construction Health and Safety Action Plan 2017

Download the 2017 Health and Safety Action Plan here. “Health and safety is an area of public policy where implementation must be ongoing. There is immediate importance to this work in helping to ensure that workers return home safely at the end of the day. That is why the Ministry of Labour and Chief Prevention Office are […]

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Posted:
May 18
2017

Canada Prompt Payment Act approved by Senate

by DON WALL May 11, 2017 Canada’s Senate has unanimously passed Bill S-224, the Canada Prompt Payment Act, regulating payments on federal construction contracts, but a major hurdle remains as the bill now faces the scrutiny of the House of Commons. Bill S-224 requires that federal government project owners must make progress payments to a contractor on […]

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Posted:
May 18
2017

WSIB Small Business Health and Safety Leadership Awards

WSIB is excited to introduce a new recognition program called the Small Business Health and Safety Leadership Awards. This is our first award program specifically for small businesses in Ontario! These awards will recognize outstanding achievement in health and safety initiatives in businesses with fewer than 50 employees. The top three winners will receive cash […]

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Posted:
May 12
2017

WSIB Small Business Health and Safety Leadership Awards

WSIB is excited to introduce a new recognition program called the Small Business Health and Safety Leadership Awards. This is our first award program specifically for small businesses in Ontario! These awards will recognize outstanding achievement in health and safety initiatives in businesses with fewer than 50 employees. The top three winners will receive cash […]

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