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Heading to a Skilled Trades Shortage

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 9:59am

Who's fault is it?

by: Jim VanerWal - Canadian Contractor Magazine

Many people have heard that over the next few years Canada will have a shortage of professional workers. Our company hired unemployed people for 24 years and introduced them to various trades.

In 2000, we were on a job northeast of Toronto. Three men requested work, we later found out that the men were union organizers from the local area union. A few years later we were on another job in Toronto where we were accused of unfair labour practices by the Carpenters Union. The Ontario Labour Relations Board has forced us to use union carpenters as of November 24th, 2011.

Canada may have a shortage of professional construction trade workers but the unemployment of non-trade persons and manufacture/line workers will be higher then ever. All the jobs are going to the USA, Mexico and China.

To the carpenters union you p[aid astronomical legal fees to gain 10 members with less than three months experience and no additional work. Was it really worth the fight?


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