Our in-house legal counsel represents and manages all final cases for Local 1059 and its members. Our communication specialist manages communication, sponsorship, social media, events and advertising. The safety of our members is of the utmost importance, which is why Local 1059 offers a wide range of safety training and on-site certification courses at our brand new state-of-the-art training centre in London, Ontario. For more information, visit the “Future Courses” section on the site. Local 1059 represents its members by negotiating collective agreements with employers on employment conditions, including workplace safety requirements, fair wages, overtime, pensions and benefits. The Local also refers construction members to employers for exclusive jobs. In early 2020, we launched the Local 1059 Charity Partnership Program with our signatory employers to give something back to the communities in which our members live and work. To date, we have partnered with our employers to donate nearly $40,000 to non-profit organizations and charities in the London area, including the Salvation Army Strathroy, ChildCan, Ark Aid Street Mission and the Forest Community Foundation. Local 1059 not only offers specific benefits to its members, but also improves the working conditions of all workers and returns them to the municipalities in which it operates. Local 1059 helps all workers by lobbying the government to improve labour law. The Local has been active in researching and securing significant changes for all Ontario workers under Bill 148- of the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, including a high minimum wage, an increased right to protected leave such as family leave, parental and pregnancy leave and critical sick leave, and the recognition of Family Day as a statutory holiday. We also helped put in place measures and regulations during COVID-19 to ensure the safety of workers in the workplace.
In southwestern Ontario, members are represented by the regional chapter of LiUNA, known as “local.” Local 1059 represents approximately 4,000 construction and service workers working in and via Grey, Bruce, Middlesex, Oxford, Huron, Elgin and Perth. Liuna Local 1059 is proud to support the London Abused Women`s Centre (LAWC). In early 2020, our team members enjoyed a stimulating keynote-speaker at breakfast with our friends from United Way Elgin Middlesex at the 20th Annual LAWC International Women`s Breakfast Fundraiser. is the average amount our construction members have saved in the local bank 1059 Plan De Benefit. No, your union fees go into building and maintaining a strong union. LIUNA Local 1059 is a non-profit organization whose largest expenses are spent on representing its members, including corporate representatives, claims settlement, organization and administrative costs, all of which contribute to the professional negotiation and application of collective agreements. Local 1059 also invests in current training for the qualification and safety of members so that they can continue to work. Liuna Local 1059 LIUNA support staff support the management and day-to-day operations of the union. In these uncertain economic times, more and more people see job security as the main driver of their careers. The good news is that construction is a thriving industry and that craftsmen are in greater demand than ever.