MCSTC Christmas Meeting, December 22, 2016

Trades Council members gathered for some nibbles and Christmas cheer to celebrate the holidays and end of year.


The Central Ontario Building Trades Baseball Tournament

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Attention Members

The council would like for you to take a moment and reminisce about the Oakburn building, which will soon be completely demolished.
Many trades people worked at the Oakburn building for more than 100 years. We would like to share these pictures of the building with our members – for memories.


The MCSTC is a Proud Sponsor of the 2016 Brampton Cup for the Eleventh Year in a Row

Once again, the Maintenance, Construction and Skilled Trades Council is a proud sponsor of the 2016 Brampton Cup for the eleventh year in a row. The event took place at the Brampton Soccer Centre on February 5th to 7th, 2016.
Jimmy Hazel got the chance to take a picture with an all female boxing group from Ireland competing in this year’s tournament.
Special thanks to Mark Ratcliffe, his wife and kids, for organizing this tournament and for taking some of these wonderful pictures.
The MCSTC is excited to attend the event next year.


OCEW – Bargaining Update – January 21, 2016


December 16, 2015

After a 16-hour bargaining session yesterday, our Bargaining Committee reached a tentative deal with the Toronto District School Board.

Ratification of both the Central and Local Collective Agreements will be held:

Date : Saturday January 9th
Time: 10am to 1 pm
Location: 222 Rowntree Dairy Road, Woodbridge, General Meeting Hall Downstairs.
Coffee and cold drinks.


OCEW – Bargaining Update – December 02, 2015


Summer Student Application form


OCEW – Bargaining Update – November 25, 2015


OCEW – Bargaining Update – November 20, 2015


OCEW – Bargaining Update – October 26, 2015


Welcome our first year apprentice: Jodi Angelidis

Starting left Steve Sampson (Union Steward), Jimmy Hazel (President B/M), along with Jeff Brooks (Recording Secretary) far right. Please welcome our first year apprentice Jodi Angelidis (second from Right). Jodi is from the Helmets to Hard Hats Program that is…
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Local 3219 – Elections


MCSTC Elections


Attention all members!

In light of recent events in which a member’s TDSB electronic device was stolen from their car, we are advising all members not to take any electronics belonging to TDSB home with them. Unfortunately, the employer is forcing the member to pay the insurance premium for the stolen item (which the MCSTC does not support). To prevent any future mishaps, please leave all electronic devices on TDSB property to ensure that you will not be liable for any lost or stolen items.


The MCSTC is a Proud Sponsor of The Brampton Cup for the Tenth Year in a Row

On February 6th to 8th, 2015, boxers from across Ontario joined together for one of the biggest and most anticipated tournaments in the province – the 2015 Brampton Cup. The tournament, which took place at the Century Gardens in Brampton,…
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Unlicensed electrical contractor faces jail time for first time in Ontario

Richard Hazel was sentenced to 30 days in jail on Oct. 2, an unprecedented punishment, according to the Electrical Safety Authority…
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Durham College Part- Time Teaching Job Fair

The Human Resources Department of Durham College will be holding an upcoming Job Fair on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at Durham College in Oshawa, ON. This posting pertains to part-time teaching opportunities in various subjects within Skilled Trades, Apprenticeship and…
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National Day of Mourning observed on April 28

National Day of Mourning is an annual day of remembrance to commemorate workers who have been killed, injured or suffered illnesses due to workplace-related incidents.

On this day we remember and honour the lives lost or injured and renew our commitment to improving health and safety in the workplace for the prevention of future accidents.

Ceremonies are held across Canada with candle lighting and moments of silence honoring the victims of poor working conditions still seen in the world today.

In 2012 the Association of Workers Compensation Boards of Canada reported that 977 workplace deaths were recorded in Canada that year – more than 2.7 deaths every day.

The number of workers killed each year has risen though the past 15 years, according to the Canadian Labour Congress who called the statistics, “unacceptably high.”

This historic day was first marked by CUPE in 1984, with the CLC officially declaring April 28th an annual day of remembrance the following year. National Day of Mourning became officially recognized by the Canadian Government in 1991.

Its observance has now spread to 80 countries across the World, commonly known elsewhere as Worker’s Memorial Day.

On April 28, 2014 let’s remember the affected workers and help prevent future workplace hazards.

Click “Read More” for event details in Ontario
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MCSTC Makes a Donation to Parkinson’s Society Central & Northern Ontario

Tuesday, October 16, 2013- Maintenance, Construction and Skilled Trades Council made a donation to the Parkinson’s Society Central & Northern Ontario. Jimmy Hazel, President of MCSTC and Mike Morgan, Vice President of MCSTC, did the honour of presenting a $20,000…
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Donation to the Centre for Movement Disorders

There have been recent funding cuts to Health Care in Ontario that directly affect members/retirees of our union. In the spring of this year, the Centre for Movement Disorders (CFMD), an internationally recognized clinic, announced that it lost its funding and would be closing as of August 31, 2013. CFMD has received funding from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) for the last decade, however the recent decision to cut funding will leave over 2,500 patients without specialized health care options. Members of the community have been working with CFMD to gain political awareness and find a solution to keep the clinic open. The Trades Council supports this cause and will be donating a portion of the proceeds from our upcoming golf tournament. For more on this story, please click here to read more. Or click here to view a recent letter sent to Premier Wynne regarding the issue.


On behalf of the Skilled Trades Council, Jimmy Hazel and Mike Morgan give $2000 to Gail Nyberg for the Daily Bread Food Bank

On behalf of the Skilled Trades Council, Jimmy Hazel and Mike Morgan give $2000 to Gail Nyberg for the Daily Bread Food Bank.


Statutory Holiday Early Closures


TDSB trustee Irene Atkinson in critical condition after house fire

Our prayers and thoughts with TDSB Trustee Irene Atkinson. Irene is a great advocate for education and has been working tirelessly through the years on improving the budget. She is an inspiration to us all.
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New Benefit Premium Rate Changes Effective as of November 1, 2012


Q & A About the Maintenance, Construction & Skilled Trades Council (M.C.S.T.C.)


Our Customers Write…read our service reviews

July 12, 2012 Our Customers Write… School Grounds Upgrades Thank you! The children are thrilled to be able to play on real grass!!!!! Great job! Principal, McKee PS Play Ground-Fence Just wanted to let you know how thrilled we are…
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Open Letter to Trustees from the M.C.S.T.C.


Toronto District School Board – Review of Facility Services (Blackstone Partners Report)

Jimmy Hazel Statement & Toronto Star Transcript

The Maintenance and Construction Skilled Trades Council June 22, 2012 A recent Toronto Star article attempted to cast a doubtful eye on pricing for jobs undertaken by the TDSB’s maintenance and construction skilled trades employees. The story focused on five…
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Travel Allowance


Electronic Device Use (While Driving) Legislation Notice


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