Brampton to consider ODTA agreement before allowing bids for city projects
Brampton City Council on Wednesday passed a motion unanimously requesting staff to ensure that the Ontario Dump Truck Association’s (ODTA) basic agreement is considered before allowing companies to bid on city infrastructure projects, according to a press release.
The motion, put forward by councillor Gurpreet Dhillon, aims to ensure drivers are protected with labor rights and fair wages on city projects and for staff to report to council on how the ODTA basic agreement can be inserted into the city’s procurement process permanently.
“Soaring fuel prices, drivers being denied breaks and washroom access, and ongoing safety concerns are the reality for our drivers”, said Bob Punia, ODTA’s senior advisor. “This resolution from Brampton City Council is an important step in supporting the thousands of members who are asking for fairness and respect in the workplace.”
“I am pleased to see my colleagues on city council recognize the importance of standing up for workers rights,” Dhillon said. “This motion is an important step in ensuring City of Brampton-funded infrastructure projects are respectful to these important workers who literally build our cities.”
ODTA members have been engaging in job actions to advocate for respect for their labor rights, fair wages and compensation, and to highlight safety issues for more than two weeks. An ODTA member was stabbed during a protest on March 25 in Vaughan, Ont.
“We are urging other municipalities to follow the leadership of Brampton City Council to protect the rights of ODTA members and ensure municipal projects respect labor rights and provide fair wages,” Punia said. “These measures will bring long-term stability to the industry at a time of labor shortages and high demand for construction.”
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Very good idea should in trucking industry
Association is another word for socialism now they will have to pay off someone in the association to get a job
That is exactly what it is … socialism !!!
ARE THEY NOT INDEPENDANT CONTRACTORS REGISTRED COMPANIES WITH FEDERAL AND PROVINCIAL TAX ID NUMBERS ?
LABOR LAWS ARE APPLICABLE TO THE DRIVERS TO BE ENFORCED BY THE FIRMS WHO HIRED THEM.
NOT A MUNICIPAL JURISDICTION IT HIS PROVINCIAL LABOR LEGISLATION
ALL THIS IS VERY CONFUSING NOT TO SAY THE LEAST
the current ont gov is doing nothing to protect over 56 truck drivers that are living in shelters or homeless and is not suppling proper food or medical supplies each homeless driver in the bramptom shelter system is costing the city almost a $1000 per week. These costs should being paid for by the ont gov or the industry In huron county it is even worse