Announcing the Working for Workers Act 5: A Step Forward for Inclusivity and Safety in Skilled Trade

On May 6th, we were honored to host various leaders at our MCity worksite, including David Piccinni, Minister of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development and Charmaine Williams, Associate Minister of Women's Social and Economic Opportunity, for a significant announcement. Together, we commemorated the unveiling of the Working for Workers Act 5, a pivotal step towards fostering inclusivity and safety within the skilled trades industry.

This Act and Bill is designed to encourage greater participation from women, youth, and newcomers in skilled trades, while also prioritizing the well-being of all workers. Among its key provisions are measures to protect workers from virtual harassment offsite, mandate clean and sanitary washroom facilities, and ensure the availability of menstrual products on construction sites.

Joined by our Senior Vice President for Health, Safety & Environment, and Chair of the Prevention Council for Ontario, Steve Chaplin, and Vice President of Inclusive Diversity, Jennifer Khan, as well as numerous EllisDon employees, we celebrated the introduction of this Bill. Their presence underscores our collective commitment to advancing these crucial initiatives within our industry.

As we eagerly anticipate the implementation of these measures, we reaffirm our dedication to creating a more inclusive, equitable, and safe environment for all workers in the skilled trades. Together, let's continue building a better future for our industry and its workforce.