Mumps Case at Forest Hill C.I.

Please be advised that if you have worked at Forest Hill C.I., you may have been exposed to mumps. Please contact your healthcare professional. If you have any questions, please contact the Health Connection network at (416) 338-7600, during the hours of 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

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Collective Agreement Extension

The Maintenance and Construction Skilled Trades Council are happy to share that on Saturday, February 25, 2017, we held a Ratification Vote for the extension of the 2014-2017 Collective Agreement. With 96% in favour of the contract extension, the 2014-17 tentative central agreement has been accepted and extended until August 2019.


Frank Bongiorno – Retiree

MCSTC photo Mar 8
Frank Bongiorno, proud member of the MCSTC is retiring after 38 years working for the Toronto District School Board. Frank, we wish you all the best and thank you!


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


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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.

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Condolences for Violet Jia Liang

The Maintenance, Construction and Skilled Trades Council (MCSTC) express its deepest sympathy to the family of Violet Jia Liang, a student who attended C. W. Jefferys Collegiate Institute and who was struck and killed by a truck this morning near the school. We understand she was a well-liked student who will be missed by both her classmates and teachers. We can’t imagine the loss that her family must be feeling at this time, our thoughts and prayers are with them.


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