"I've got bad news for my building trades union," foreman posts
Joe Greps swears revenge on Nov. 24. He blames the unions for the creation of the Ontario College of Trades. He's going to be reporting some guys.
November 29, 2013 by Steve Payne
Joe Greps swears revenge on Nov. 24. He blames the unions for the creation of the fee-sucking Ontario College of Trades. This is what he posted…
“I have been a foreman in my local for 25 years and in truth the majority of (the union) members I employ are competent and conscientious.
But not all of them.
You know who I am talking about.
For 25 years I have tolerated them because I learned very quickly that no matter how outrageously poor a member’s actions may have been, if I file a complaint with the local business manager the person defending himself will end up being me – not them. The end result is always the same, you pass the problem person onto the next contractor and find some petty measure of retaliation.
I guess you thought you were real clever when you put your own political interests ahead of those of every working trades person in this province and lobbied the government into creating this abomination (Ontario College of Trades).
You might not be as smart as you thought.
You see, starting today every time one of your problem members sets new standards in buffoonery I won’t be talking to you, and you won’t be able to protect anyone. I will be filing a complaint with your wonderful new college.
So the next time one of your fine licensed electricians does not know the proper polarity on standard receptacles (I kid you not), I will take pictures and document everything, confident of the College’s imminent action as mandated for my compulsory trade. I am sure the fine unbiased members you have planted in adjudicator positions will take firm action. One would shudder to think of the reaction should I have to pass details of this (to Canadian Contractor) to publish here.
You created this.
Now you are going to deal with it.”
Posted online by Joe Greps on Nov. 24