Richard Gilbert reports:
The Industry Training Authority (ITA) in B.C. shared detailed information about apprenticed employees with public and private trades training institutes, which has outraged members of the local non-union contractors association.
“It is offensive to the open shop sector to give out the names, addresses, telephone numbers, the level the apprentices were at and the employers they worked for,” said Philip Hochstein, president of the Independent Contractors and Businesses Association (ICBA).
“They gave out an employee list. It’s offensive and it’s inappropriate.”
The ICBA found out that the ITA had given contact lists to the union-backed Piping Industry Apprenticeship Board (PIAB) for a recent advertising campaign.
The personal information was provided to public, private and union schools.
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