:: rawblogXport ::

union news / workers rights / construction / safety / irony...
today's home page

google news

recent posts:
  • Apprenticeships get more respect
  • Safety Shocker of the Week
  • Colorado considers prisons as source for farmworke...
  • Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
  • Contractor not liable for worker's injury
  • Schiedel Construction Inc. fined $60,000 for healt...
  • Court overturns Metro Detroit union official's con...
  • Millions of AFL-CIO Members Support Universal, Sin...
  • House votes to ease unionizing - A C
  • Deal on workers' comp reached

  • BlogRolling:

    blogs that link here

    eXTReMe Tracker
    Powered by Blogger

    Powered by BlogRolling

    Listed on BlogsCanada

    member union label

    Get Firefox!

    email d@ve2300
    this weblog is the work of dave livingston, a union carpenter in nelson bc canada

    the web

    references to rawblogXport:
    Confined Space
    "Hat tip to rawblogXport for this."
    Jordan Barab, Confined Space
    "a great labor news digest..."
    Labor Blog
    "rawblogXport was there, providing consistently good labor news..."
    Political Site of the Day
    Confined Space
    "Senators Push Legislation to Toughen OSHA Penalties"
    Workers Comp Insider
    Human Fall Traps
    Workers Comp Insider
    "May is labor history month"
    Workers Comp Insider
    "A tip of the hat..."
    "Union Democracy in Carpenters"

    FAIR USE NOTICE: This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of labor and economic issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a "fair use" of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 Chapter 1 Sec.107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes.

    "The fight is never about grapes or lettuce. It is always about people."
    Cesar Chavez

    :: Monday, March 05, 2007 ::

    Jolt for power industry - By Carla Wilson, Victoria Times Colonist
    Labour shortages are spread throughout B.C.’s economy but today’s must-have workers are the power line technicians who deliver electricity to homes and businesses.

    They are highly skilled, highly paid workers making up to $40 an hour and more — and employers are desperate to hire them.

    “It has gone beyond ridiculous. I’ve been around this trade now for over 30 years and I’ve never seen anything like it,” said Paddy Hatch, business manager for the Line Contractors’ Association of B.C. “There is so much work in this trade coming now.”

    Hatch has been visiting hockey and rugby clubs to attract people to the trade.

    And employers are adding as many apprentices as they can, offering perks to long-time PLTs to stay on the job, forgivable loans to take jobs in hard-to-fill locations, new training programs to encourage people to join the trade, and scouring the Canadian and international market for workers.
  • posted 7:33 AM :: reference link :: 0 comments ::
  • -------------------------------------------

    Comments: Post a Comment

    unions: the folks that brought you the weekend Powered by Blogger