Local 675 Residential Division on Strike

VAUGHAN, ON, May 2, 2016 /CNW/ – The residential division of Drywall Acoustic Lathing and Insulation Local 675 – Carpenters’ District Council of Ontario, (“CDC”) went on strike this morning after over three months of bargaining. These members install drywall and interior systems in high-rise condominiums and low-rise housing across the GTA. The more than […]
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Ottawa’s New State-Of-The-Art Training Centre For Carpentry And Interior Systems Will Help Keep Up With Industry Demand

OTTAWA, Nov. 19, 2015 /CNW/ – The United Brotherhood of Carpenters’ and Joiners of America, Local 93 & Local 2041 put shovels in the ground today to kick off the construction of their new state-of-the-art training centre. The 65,000 sq. foot facility to be built in Kanata will be a new, ultramodern skilled trades training […]
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Helmets to Hardhats program succeeds as hundreds of vets each year make the transition to skilled trades careers

Canada’s Helmets to Hardhats program, where Canadian Forces members transition to good-paying unionized construction trades careers, has proven it has staying power and is enhancing its nation-wide initiatives, says executive director Greg Matte. “It’s progressing very well,” he said in a phone interview as he traveled in Manitoba.  “We’ve been very successful in getting recurring […]
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Carpenters Disappointed by Trades Review Recommendations

TORONTO, Nov. 23, 2015 /CNW/ – After a lengthy review of the College of Trades, the government released and accepted Tony Dean’s recommendations. The Carpenters’ District Council of Ontario (“Carpenters’ Union”) is pleased that the government has once again endorsed and is committed to the College of Trades, but is disappointed the Dean Review recommendations […]
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Thunder Bay Carpenters’ have new home

After 49 years of operating out of rented space in Thunder Bay — the Carpenters’ Local 1669 will move its training and administration headquarters into its own building, a 12,750 square foot home set in a young, developing business park in the city. The new Carpenters’ Local 1669 headquarters in Thunder Bay, Ont. is being […]
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Three Members of the Carpenters’ District Council of Ontario Take Part in Pan Am Torch Relay

The 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay was an exciting 41 day journey that led up to the 2015 Games. Three members of the Carpenter’s District Council (CDC) of Ontario had the opportunity to take in the spirit of the games while proudly representing the Carpenters’ Union. Hamilton, Toronto and Woodbridge were among 130 communities […]
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Trading up: construction industry hungry for young recruits | The Province

BY PETER KENTER, POSTMEDIA JUNE 29, 2015 Just 20 years old and in his first month of employment, Zachary McFarland is already out-earning many of his peers as an apprentice carpenter working for Ottawa-based SiteCast Construction. “At age 18, I started the architectural technician program at Algonquin College. But after a year I realized I […]
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Carpenters’ District Council of Ontario Plays Key Role in Largest Sport Infrastructure Renewal in Canadian History

(Toronto, Ontario, June 4, 2015) – With 7,600 athletes from 41 countries set to descend on Toronto in just over a month, the public will finally get a glimpse of the sporting infrastructure that Ontario’s top carpenters’ have helped get ready for the Pan Am/Parapan Games. The Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games which are […]
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