Posts Tagged ‘ontario’

Dec
2016
21

Exposé Reveals “Years of Exposure to Highly Toxic Chemicals” at Ontario GE Plant

Exposé Reveals
  The Toronto Star has published a shocking exposé on health conditions at a General Electric (GE) plant in Peterborough, Ontario. The plant now is up to code, but years of exposure to highly toxic chemicals have done irreversible damage to the health of many former plant employees: A silent tragedy has ravaged a tight-knit community...
Dec
2016
5

Ontario, Seeking to Reform Apprenticeship Programs, Turns Deaf Ear to Unions; IBEW Balks

Ontario, Seeking to Reform Apprenticeship Programs, Turns Deaf Ear to Unions; IBEW Balks
  Last year, the Ontario government vowed to add an additional $55 million in spending to union apprenticeship programs. Among other things, some of the money was intended to go toward awareness campaigns targeting groups underrepresented in the trades: “There are thousands of young people in high schools who have not thought about a...
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Dec
2014
4

Ontario Building Trades: Drill Responsible for Worker Death Should be Considered a Crane, Require Compulsory Certification

  Kyle Knox was 24 when he died on the job. He was working a backhoe when a drill rig being operated by a non-licensed worker fell on him.  He died instantly.  Late last month, the company responsible was fined $400,000 for his death. But long before the incident the framework for looming tragedy was [&hellip...