The work is performed by members of the Maintenance and Construction Skilled Trades Council, with whom the TDSB is required to contract for virtually all such projects. But even outside contractors, where they are permitted, must kick in a portion of their wages in ďduesĒ to the Trades Council, much as the TDSBís in-house construction workers must.
The Trades Councilís president, Jimmy Hazel, is unapologetic. Asked by the Star about the electrical outlet, which took four hours but for which the board was billed 76, Hazel replied, ďwe donít need to fóing prove anything to anybody about costs.Ē
Andrew Coyne: Ontario