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International Union of Elevator Constructors
Local 50
Taking Toronto to the Top
400 Westney Rd. South
Ajax, Ontario
L1S 6M6 
Telephone: (416)754-2424
Fax: (905)686-7355
Office hours:
Mon to Fri, 8 AM - 5 PM
Closed for lunch 12:30 to 1:30 PM

 Welcome to our website!
On behalf of over 25,000 members of the International Union of Elevator Constructors throughout the United States and Canada, we welcome you to the IUEC Local 50 Web Page. This website contains a great wealth of information about Local 50 of the International Union of Elevator Constructors.
We built this website for the Brothers and Sisters of Local 50. It is our plan to keep this site current by adding more information and new features regularly.
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 Recent Local 50 News
Brother Rick Baxter - RIP - April 3, 2014
(listed on: Friday, April 04, 2014)

Brother Rick Baxter
"A Celebration of his Life"

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of our Brother Rick Baxter on Thursday April 3, 2014.

To Honour Rick, there will be a "Celebration of his Life" on Friday April 11, 2014, between the hours of 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 322, located at 111 Hunt Street, Ajax, ON L1S 1P3, phone (905) 683-7811.

Donations may be made to the Humane Society of Durham Region, 1505 Wentworth St. Whitby, ON  L1N 0H9, Phone No. 905-665-7430; 877-908-2888


Honorary Member Gavin Craig - RIP March 29, 2014
(listed on: Monday, March 31, 2014)

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Brother Gavin Craig on Saturday March 29, 2014.  

Brother Craig will be resting at the Paul O'Connor Funeral Home located at 1939 Lawrence Avenue East, (Between Pharmacy & Warden), Scarborough, ON  M1R 2Y8 - Phone Number (416) 751-7890.

Visitation will be on Thursday April 3, 2014, 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.

Funeral Service will be on Friday April 4, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at the same address


Bill C-377
(listed on: Friday, April 20, 2012)


Bill C-377 -- put forward by Conservative MP Russ Hiebert -- would reveal how labour groups use funds collected through union dues.

"Unions have a very valuable service that they provide to Canadian workers, ensuring they get proper care, safe working conditions and proper compensation for the work that they do. When Canadians see this kind of transparency, it will increase confidence in these organizations," Russ Hiebert said.

Some union leaders say their books are open for members to read.

"They have the audit available at the union offices and announce in their newsletters that they are there, and members can peruse it in the office," said Patrick Dillon, with the Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario.

He is also a major player with the group Working Families, which created anti-PC ads in the last Ontario election, and says reporting the spending to the feds will cost a lot.

"Unions are people. If there is an expense for a union, there is an expense for the workers. This is a major attack on the unionized workers in this country," he said.

Dillon said that complying with the bill wouldn't simply mean scanning the already completed paperwork and posting it online.

Hiebert said he's been working on his legislation for two years and based it on the way charitable organizations are treated.

"I am not clear why they would be concerned about accountability and transparency. It's hard to be against those things."

The printed version of the bill looks like standard accountability legislation, reporting spending and dates. The political side effects, however, could cause some divisions within labour unions as members who pay their dues may not approve of the political direction of the leadership.

Some watchdog groups say that's not good enough.

"I have been on lots of union websites looking for this level of disclosure, and I have never seen it, even when a member hands me a copy of what he got at a bi-annual meeting, they don't have nearly the disclosure that is called for in this bill," said John Mortimer, President of the Canadian Labourwatch Association. "Canadians need to be allowed to evaluate the special kind of treatment that unions get."

The bill has passed second reading and is before the finance committee.


Contact your local MP or MPP in your area.


New manual for elevator/escalator workers
(listed on: Thursday, October 23, 2008)

The CSAO (Construction Safety Association of Ontario) has released the Elevator/Escalator Health and Safety Manual, September 2008. You can find it by clicking here: