WHO WE ARE
The Labourers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA!) – is the most progressive, aggressive and fastest growing union of construction workers, waste management workers, show service workers and healthcare workers in Canada. LiUNA is an International Union, with members in both Canada and the United States. Across the continent, we are over half a million strong. In Canada, we are proud to be an important part of one of North America’s oldest and most powerful unions.
WHAT IS THE LiUNA LOCAL 183 TRAINING CENTRE
The LiUNA Local 183 Training Centre provides Apprenticeship Training, Construction Skills Training and Health and Safety Training from 5 Key Campus sites: Vaughan, Cobourg, Toronto, Barrie and Kingston.
The LiUNA Local 183 Training Centre is dedicated to providing the most comprehensive training programs to apprentices and members. Our goal is to provide every trainee with the highest standard of skills and safety training. As a new era begins for the LiUNA Local 183 Training Centre, we see ourselves embracing new technologies and methods of training delivery. We provide training that includes the use of new materials, tools and techniques that are making their way onto the job sites, or are already present in the day to day work that our members perform. Our hands-on training is meant to simulate a true construction sector setting to ensure that contractors receive workers who are competent and productive.
Through our apprenticeship programs we recruit and train the future workforce for our contractor partners. We pride ourselves on delivering the most extensive health and safety courses to ensure the safety of each and every one of our trainees and members. Being proactive to the health and safety needs of the industry is central to our goal of delivering the best training available. At the LiUNA Local 183 Training Centre, we want each and every member and trainee to take pride in their training and our Training Centre.
WHAT WE STAND FOR
LiUNA stands for fairness for the working people, regardless of colour, gender, race or ethnicity, no matter our country of origin. We stand for helping employers succeed based on providing the highest quality of work in the world and by being responsible members of our communities.
LiUNA stands for individual advancement and opening doors to new opportunity by offering members and employers the best free adult education system there is, with training in the skills needed to build our communities and our country.
We stand for a strong union movement that can restore the strength of the middle class, and we are doing our share with one of the union’s most ambitious organizing commitments to help tens of thousands of working people together.
We stand for power for working people.
WHAT WE DO
Highways and bridges, waterways and dams, hospitals, schools and government institutions. We make streets, communities, cities and provinces work. From low rise to high rise construction, pouring concrete to landscaping homes, we literally and figuratively build Canada.
Across Canada LiUNA represents working men and women in a wide range of industries.
LiUNA members build office towers, apartment buildings, schools, sports facilities, shopping malls, parking garages, factories and many other types of buildings, including houses.
Heavy Construction and Highway Construction
LiUNA members build roadways, bridges, dams, power plants and other major construction projects.
Manufacturing & Commerce
Although LiUNA began in 1903 as a construction union, our members now work in many types of factories and processing plants. We also work in stores, hotels, restaurants and offices.
Government-funded services is one of the fastest-growing areas of LiUNA membership, from hospitals and nursing homes to school boards, municipal streets and parks departments, waste management and recreation, to name just a few.
WHAT WE FIGHT FOR
In government, through the power of our members and allies, on jobsites, through our unity and the strength of our collective bargaining agreements, and in communities, through our activism, friends and families.
Everyone who works deserves
- a fair wage
- health and safety protections
- the right to safe working conditions
- respect, and the freedom to join together in a union
- access to healthcare and a dignified retirement
We owe it to working people
- to fight for collective bargaining rights
- to build a modern infrastructure that keeps Canada competitive and creates jobs
- to strive for a sound pension system and healthcare benefits
- to stand up for laws that acknowledge the contributions of immigrants
- to make international trade fair
We fight to reward work.