NexGen Builders: Workplace Rights Culture and Responsibility

Session 1: Workplace Culture, Rights, and Responsibilities (Facilitated by Shawn McLeary Sector Coordinator I.U.O.E Local 793)

This session identifies unique features of construction workplace culture and introduces site specific and provincial policies, tools and other resources that frame and safeguard apprentices’ rights and responsibilities on-the-job.  For example: Contract Agreement, Collective Agreement, Job Description, Site Specific Health and Safety Policies/Violence and Harassment Policy, Procedures for Hazard Assessment, Procedures to file a grievance; Ontario Health and Safety Act, Ontario Employment Standards Act

Additionally, it outlines the roles and responsibilities of employers, unions and employees in upholding rights and responsibilities on the job.

The session will also provide examples of situations when rights have not been upheld, or responsibilities are not fulfilled, and what to do - what processes can be used to address these situations-  along with the roles and responsibilities of unions, employers and employees when carrying out these processes.


Session 2: Financial Literacy (*tentative*)

This session offers information, tools and resources to anticipate and address some of the financial challenges that can occur when participants are looking for work, or already working in construction trades as an apprentice. Tradespeople can experience prolonged periods of unemployment while finding an employer to register them as an apprentice, during in-school apprenticeship training or when moving from one job to another as a registered apprentice.  The session will also be customized to address topics of immediate concern that participants identify through a survey administered prior to the workshop.


The session can include money management and budgeting; strategies for reaching your financial goals: savings for needs, wants and emergencies; using, managing credit; debt reduction strategies.

November 16, 2019 at 9:00am - 1pm
Toronto Community Benefits Network
2 Champagne Dr
North York, ON M3J 2C5
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Shannon · · 647-697-7924
Biniam Kidanemariam Anthony Guedes Keith Asamoah Abdullahi Harun

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