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The Ontario Labour Relations Board has conferred status as a union to the breakaway Canadian Construction Workers Union led by Tony Dionisio.
It sets the stage for an intense six weeks of recruiting, raiding, cajoling and persuading, not to mention a head-to-head confrontation with Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) Local 183, DionisioÂ’s former bailiwick.
“I’m thrilled,” said Dionisio, who was ousted as the business manager of Local 183 after a long battle last year. “This is just the beginning. We plan to go forward from today and build a union.”