Ontario Power Generation has contracted out health and safety checks on thousands of contractors and sub-contractors to a company in Texas.
Contractors who’ve been working for OPG for decades have been asked to shell out hundreds - and in some cases thousands - of dollars to ISNetworks in Texas and asked to produce detailed paperwork in order to continue to work for the province’s publicly-owned electricity generating utility.
Contractors contacted by the Toronto Sun say they’ve been asked to pay between $800 to $3,000 to register with ISNetworks.
When they’ve declined, they’ve been cut off from OPG contracts.
“It’s like our Ministry of Labour isn’t good enough for these people,” said one contractor.