Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development, announced improving rules on construction site bathrooms to make them cleaner, safer and provide some for women only. These changes aim to make the skilled trades more accessible to women and provide workers with ‘basic human dignity,’ McNaughton said.

Mike Gallagher, Business Manager of IUOE Local 793, ‘applauds’ the Ontario government’s action to secure more workers in the construction industry.

“IUOE Local 793 applauds the government’s increased commitment to attracting needed workers to the construction industry given the well-established reality of future shortages. Ensuring that women workers have their own safe, clean washrooms on every job site and properly fitted personal protective equipment sends a clear message that the construction industry is serious about recruiting more women into the skilled trades.”

Read the full news release here.

Low perspective shot of a women inside cab of heavy equipment operating